Best Of Peoria 2021

Best of Peoria
  • Nominate your favorites in 27 categories from May 3 to May 14.
  • Vote for your favorites from May 17 to May 31.
  • Winners revealed in the July 2021 issue of Peoria Magazine.
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Introducing the sixth 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. Tell us why you love where you live, and let's celebrate what makes our region great!

The nominations are in and public voting has taken place. Look for the winners in the July issue of Peoria Magazine!

Arts & Culture

  • Best Arts Venue
  • Best New/Emerging Artist
  • Best Entertainer
  • Best Performing Arts Organization
  • Best Arts Production
  • Best Public Art Display
  • Best Cultural Attraction

Food & Drink

  • Best Place to Get a Drink
  • Best Dinner Date
  • Best International Cuisine
  • Best Cup of Joe
  • Best Sweet Treat
  • Best Outdoor Patio
  • Best Work Lunch


  • Best Startup
  • Best Customer Service
  • Best Company for Innovation
  • Best Web Presence
  • Best Small Business
  • Best Product/Service

Community Life

  • Best Community Event
  • Best Hidden Gem
  • Best Place to Work Out
  • Best Place for Family Fun
  • Best Sports Venue
  • Best Community Supporter (organization)
  • Best Community Supporter (individual)

Check out the winners of the 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016 Best of Peoria competition.