For 2 Weeks in early March the boys state basketball tournament comes to Peoria. Games are held on Friday and Saturday and are held at Carver Arena which is part of the Peoria Civic Center. In conjunction with the state tournament the "March Madness Experience" takes place in the adjoining Civic Center hall. Many different basketball events take place here including for the past 5 years the state wheelchair basketball tournament.
Every March the original "March Madness" arrives in Peoria for 2 weekends of boys state final basketball. The event is held at the Peoria Civic Center. Along with the tournament games the adjoining civic center area is used for the March Madness Experience which hosts a number of basketball related events including for the last 5 years the state wheelchair basketball state finals.