Sporting Events


Sporting Events

Add quality sports venues and extensive amenities to your schedule

Sports planners, look no further than Pekin, known region-wide for elite sporting events. See what a difference experienced host organizers, game-changing venues, competitive-level amenities and an easily accessible location make in your event. Softball, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, hockey, figure skating and MMA events call it home – why not you?


The National Softball Association (NSA), the Amateur Softball Association of America and the Pekin Community Softball Association are just a few of the groups who host softball tournaments at Avanti’s Dome Events & Sports Center of Pekin and Pekin Sports Complex. In fact, Pekin is home to America’s oldest continuous women’s major fast pitch softball team, the Pekin Lettes.

Pekin Holiday Tournament

For more than 50 years Pekin High School has played host to 16 of Illinois’ best basketball teams. Fans statewide monitor the action and watch in person or in streaming coverage. In a testament to talent, the Pekin Holiday Tournament regularly features future NBA players.


The puck drops often in Pekin, with hockey tournaments and games happening all the time. From the Pekin Invitational to the Jamboree to NIHL Playoff games, upper level hockey is heating up Memorial Ice Arena.


From the Dragon Classic and the CIPGA Assistants Championship to the second oldest national junior golfing tournament, Big “I” Junior Classic State Tournament, golf’s premier events make Pekin venues like Lick Creek, Pekin Country Club, Sunset Hills and Parkview their home.