Free hands-on family friendly outdoor learning event!
Celebrate Illinois: Learn it! Try it! Street Party
Sun, May 6 | 1-4 pm
Celebrate Illinois hands-on with Central Illinois building and construction trades experts and apprentices! This special family friendly event encourages visitors of all ages to try bricklaying, bending sheet metal - even driving heavy machinery and more!
Among the many activities, visitors will be able to try out a jackhammer, survey equipment, virtual reality goggles, and other tools of the trade, as well as using materials - hammer, bend, and form sheet metal into various shapes, lay bricks and more!
Operating Engineers Local 649 will be hosting a Mobile Training Unit with special heavy equipment experience where visitors can learn to operate actual contraction equipment and talk to current Operating Engineer Apprentices.
Examine projects that have been fabricated by our members over the years and talk with experts.
Sponsored by The Better Built® Network and our Peoria area building and construction trades.