2017 Best of Peoria

Best of Peoria

Introducing the second annual Best of Peoria: a list of the people, places and things that make Greater Peoria the best place to live, work and play… according to you! We know you know why you love where you live. So tell us! Together, let’s celebrate what makes our region great.

Voting for the 2017 BOP competition is now complete. Thank you for votes... the winners will be revealed in July!

Check out the winners of the 2016 Best of Peoria competition

  • Nominations in 35 categories were accepted from 2/1 to 3/17.
  • VOTE for your favorites from 4/17 to 6/1. (Share to drum up votes with the #BestOfPeoria hashtag on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter!
  • WINNERS will be revealed in mid-July.
  • QUESTIONS? Email us at BOP@peoriamagazines.com.

Arts & Culture

  • Best Gallery/Studio
  • Best Visual Artist
  • Best Performing Artist
  • Best Theater Production
  • Best Public Art Display
  • Best Cultural Attraction
  • Best Artistic Experience for Non-Artists

Food & Drink

  • Best Value
  • Best Pizzeria
  • Best Dinner Date
  • Best International Cuisine
  • Best Happy Hour
  • Best Drink in Town
  • Best Work Lunch


  • Best Entrepreneur
  • Best Customer Service
  • Best Company for Young Professionals
  • Best Social Media Presence
  • Best Boss
  • Best Small Business
  • Best Modern Workplace


  • Best Race/Run
  • Best Festival
  • Best Place to Take a Stroll
  • Best Alternative Workout
  • Best Pet-Friendly Place
  • Best Place for Family Fun
  • Best Golf Course

Community Life

  • Best Fundraising Event
  • Best Hidden Gem
  • Best Landmark
  • Best Social Butterfly
  • Best Community Supporter
  • Best Photo Op
  • Best School