New park district festival will bring Peoria its first drone light show this summer
The Peoria Park District is bringing a first-of-its-kind drone light show to the River City this summer.
Emily Cahill is the park district's executive director. She said the drone show is more environmentally-friendly than fireworks.
"This is something that we believe is a really green approach to that kind of visual experience, and it's something that hasn't been in Peoria before," she said.
The show will be part of the Peoria Park District's new Park-A-Palooza festival this June on the riverfront. The same company behind this year's pre-Grammy Awards drone light show will produce the Peoria display.
"Drones are really the next big thing when it comes to those kind of shows. They make shapes. They have movement. It's really, really fantastic," Cahill said.
The festival will also feature the Guinness Book of Records' world's largest bounce house, and a musical performance by Grammy Award-winning artist Ashley McBryde.
Park-A-Palooza is supported by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, through funding secured by state Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth (D-Peoria).
The show is expected to generate a nearly $500,000 local economic impact.
To reserve tickets for Park-A-Palooza on June 8-10, click here.