Best of Peoria

Best of Peoria

Introducing the fourth 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 winners of the 2019 Best of Peoria competition are now in! These selections are the result of a public nomination and voting process held earlier this year. Check them out below and in the most recent issue of Peoria Progress magazine!

Best of Peoria

  • Nominations in 24 categories accepted from 3/18 to 4/19.
  • VOTE for your favorites from 5/1 to 5/31. (Use the #BestOfPeoria hashtag on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter!)
  • WINNERS revealed in late July.
  • QUESTIONS? Email us at

Arts & Culture

Food & Drink


Community Life

Check out the winners of the 2018, 2017 and 2016 Best of Peoria competitions!