Best Of Peoria

Best of Peoria

Best of Peoria

  • NOMINATE your favorites in 28 categories from 4/29 to 5/13.
  • VOTE for your favorites from 5/18 to 5/31. (Use the #BestOfPeoria hashtag on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter!)
  • WINNERS revealed in the July issue of Peoria Magazine.

Introducing the fifth 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!

Your nominations were received... now it's time for online voting! The top three selections in each category were determined by a public nomination process which ran from April 29 to May 13, 2020. Click here to vote today!

Best of Peoria voting

New this year (in red): categories for virtual events, business pivots, and carryout/delivery based on shelter-in-place restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the midst of this immense challenge, Peoria Magazines is proud to celebrate the innovations and spirit of our community coming together.

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Arts & Culture

  • Best Arts Venue
  • Best New/Emerging Artist
  • Best Live Performer
  • Best Theater Production
  • Best Public Art Display
  • Best Cultural Attraction
  • Best Virtual Performance

Food & Drink

  • Best Brew Pub
  • Best Dinner Date
  • Best International Cuisine
  • Best Cocktail
  • Best Outdoor Patio
  • Best Work Lunch
  • Best Carryout/Delivery


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

Community Life

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

Vote for your favorites today! Check out the winners of the 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016 Best of Peoria competition.

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