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Events Calendar List

Chillicothe 2nd Saturdays
Chillicothe 2nd Saturdays is a citywide shopping event for small businesses and includes retail businesses on 4th, 2nd, Cedar and Santa Fe streets. It runs from 10-3pm on the 2nd Saturday of the month from February through December. 2nd Saturday's are a great way to shop and support local businesses.

Downtown Thursday 2nd Street Market
This event takes place the third Thursday in June and July. 2nd Street is closed off between Walnut through Chestnut Street. Vendors line the street. The center of the event is at Pine and 2nd Street. The entertainment portion of the event is found there.

2023 Themes:

  • June 15th - All About Pets with Pet Contest (Coincides with the Chamber Carnival)
  • July 20th - Corn Boil
If you would like to be a vendor to this event, please contact Amanda Beadles at 309-274-3107. There is a $15 vendor fee for each event.

2023 Calendar of Events

03 Party in the Park for the Chillicothe Park Foundation - Shore Acres Park, 11-4pm
09 Kids Fishing Tournament - Peoria Casting Club, 8am
09 Chillicothe 2nd Saturday - Retail Businesses on 2nd, 4th and Santa Fe, 10am
09 Ethan Koch Memorial Cruise-In - 2nd Street from Chestnut to Walnut, 4pm-8pm

10 Hog Roast and Live Music - Peoria Casting Club, Meal served 11am
10 LIVE MUSIC - Fall Concert Series - Still Shine, The Deep Hollow, Roundstone Buskers - Blue Ridge Community Farm-2pm
10 LIVE MUSIC - Chilli Dogz - American Legion, 2-5pm
14 Autumn Market - Chillicothe Public Library, 4-7pm
14 Optimist Chili Supper & Bake Sale  and School Open House - South School, 4-7pm
15 LIVE MUSIC - Wowie Zowie - Moontower Bar & Grill, 7pm
15 Nerf Night - Crossword Cafe 6-9:30pm
16 LIVE MUSIC - Craig Gerdes, - The Mill, 6pm
16-17 Peoria Area HAM Radio Festival - Three Sisters Park, w9uvi.org for more info
17 LIVE MUSIC - Fall Concert Series - Carsie Blanton, The Burney Sisters - Blue Ridge Community Farm, 2pm

17 Family Fun Day - Free Community Event - Chillicothe Christian Church, 12-2pm
22 IVC Homecoming Parade - Cedar to Elm Street, Lineup at 1:30pm, parade at 3pm
, game at 7pm
23 Craft Fair supporting Alzheimers - Shore Acres Club house, 10am [details]
23 All IVC Alumni Homecoming - Three Sisters Park
23 LIVE MUSIC - Dallas Stump - Moontower Bar & Grill, 6pm
24 LIVE MUSIC - South Bound Band - American Legion, 2-6pm

24 LIVE MUSIC - Fall Concert Series - Kuinka, Emily the Band - Blue Ridge Community Farm, 2pm
28 Chamber After Hours - Wheel O' Time Museum, 4-8pm (PUBLIC WELCOME)
28 LIVE MUSIC - Madalitso Band - Chillicothe Public Library, 6pm
30 LIVE MUSIC - 2nd Annual Riverfront Party - MoonTower, 11am-11pm
30 LIVE MUSIC - Stone Cold Cowboys - The Mill, 6pm [cancelled]

01 LIVE MUSIC  - Fall Concert Series - Chicago Farmer, Mama Said String Band, Blue Ridge Community Farm, 2pm
01 IVC Travel Softball Fundraiser - Softball Fall Frenzy - Mossville fields, 10am - ivctravelsoftball.com
06-07 Spider Hill Haunted Attractions (every Friday and Saturday in October) - Three Sisters Park
07 Catch the Fever Annual Auction - St. Edwards, Doors open at 5pm
07 Puppy Yoga in the Park - Walnut Dog Park, 9am & 10am
08 LIVE MUSIC  - Fall Concert Series - Erin Zindle & The Ragbirds, Stone & Snow, Projekts, Blue Ridge Community Farm, 2pm

14 Chillicothe 2nd Saturday - Retail Businesses on 2nd, 4th and Santa Fe, 10am
14 LIVE MUSIC - Off the Cuff - American Legion, 7-11pm
15 Community Serve Day-Chillicothe Christian Church, 8:30am

21 Fall Craft Show - IVC 321 High School, 9am-3pm
21 Golf Cart/ATV pub crawl benefiting fireworks - Casting Club. $10 per person. Registration is 11-12. Depart at 12pm.

27 Merchant Trick or Treat on 2nd Street - Chamber of Commerce, 3-5pm
27 Spooktacular-Pearce Community Center, 4pm
27 Trick or Treat & Costume Contest - Evergreen Senior Living, 5pm
28 Ghost Chase 5k Run-IVC More information - Three Sisters Park
28 Nightmare on 2nd Street Halloween Festival, 12pm-5pm
29 Pancake and Sausage Breakfast - George Washington Masonic Lodge, 7am-11am

01-30 Annual Community Needs Agency fundraiser and food drive
05 LIVE MUSIC -  War Road Gypsy, MoonTower Bar & Grill, 7pm
10 Vino and Vinyasa-Pearce Community Center, 6pm-Public Welcome

11 Holiday Makers Market-Three Sisters 9am-3pm
11 Veterans Day Ceremony at the Veterans Triangle 11am

11 Chillicothe 2nd Saturday - Retail Businesses on 2nd, 4th and Santa Fe, 10am
18 Christmas Parade-Chamber-2nd Street, 2pm
24 Black Friday Fitness Bash-Pearce Community & Fitness Center-Public Welcome
25 Small Business Saturday-Shop Local
25-Dec 09 Countdown to Christmas Retail Contest

01-Dec 09 Countdown to Christmas Retail Contest
01 Shademaker’s Holiday Lighting Award Nominations due at City Hall by 3pm

02 Breakfast with Santa-Pearce Community Center
TBD A Crafty Christmas Craft Show - Shore Acres Clubhouse - 9am
8-10 Madrigal Dinner 11:30am, IVCHS

09 Chillicothe 2nd Saturday - Retail Businesses on 2nd, 4th and Santa Fe - Countdown to Christmas winners selected live on FB & Shademakers Holiday Lighting Award
TBD Chillicothe Christian Church - A Night in Bethlehem, 2-5pm

TBD Live Nativity – Calvary Baptist Church –  7 & 8:30 performances
16 Community Needs Agency Food Distribution & Optimist Toy Drive, 7-11am, Three Sisters Park
16 Cops For Kids Toy Delivery

16 Christmas Bonanza winners drawn live on Optimist Club's Facebook page at 3pm
TBD Breakfast With Santa, 8am, Three Sisters Park