Welcome to the City of Chillicothe


2nd Saturday Market
The 2nd Saturday Market 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.

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.

2022 Themes:

  • June 16th - All About Pets with Pet Contest (Coincides with the Chamber Carnival)
  • July 21st - 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.

2022 Calendar of Events

January 2022
9 2nd Saturday Markets (NO MARKET IN JANUARY)
31 Last day for Countdown to Christmas Holiday dollars to be spent with participating businesses

12 Bald Eagle Days-Eagle Watch Breakfast-Shore Acres 7-10am
12 2nd Saturday Market & Chamber Chillicothe Chocolate Tour 10-3pm
12 Mixology Master Class with Dustin Crawford-Wescot Room 7pm
12 Steak Fry-VFW 5pm
14 Last day for Countdown to Christmas Holiday dollars to be turned in to Chamber of Commerce

3-6 Chillicothe Players - The Tin Woman - Shore Acres Clubhouse 7:30pm
4 St. Edwards Knights of Columbus FIsh Fry - 6:30pm
5 IVC Winter Band Concert - High School Auditorium 4pm
11 [CITY] Cemetery Cleanup
12 2nd Saturday Market
17 St. Patrick's Day Dinner Corned Beef & Cabbage-VFW 4:30pm
17th-19th IVCHS Spring Musical: Into the Woods IVC Auditorium 7pm.
21 Chillicothe Christian Films Free Movie at Town Theatre
26 Spring Shop Hop - Businesses of Chillicothe/Lacon

9 2nd Saturday Market-City Retail Businesses
9 Drew's Plots Fundraiser-Three Sisters Park
16 Easter Egg Hunt at City Park - Optimist Club & Downtown Merchants
16 Downtown retailers - "What's Hopp'n" Easter Event
16 Spring Makers Market -Three Sisters Park

7 [CITY] Electronic Recycling Event & Shred Day event - Public Parking in 900 Block 2nd Street

7 Golf Cart Pub Crawl - Fireworks fundraiser - Sign up 10:30 Casting Club - $10 per person
14 2nd Saturday Market
14 Optimist Garage Sale-Casting Club
21 IVC Graduation
26-29 Summer Camp Music Festival-Three Sisters Park
31 Memorial Day - Veteran's Memorial event at 11am - Veteran's Triangle

1-5 Brad Wallin Tournament
4 Home Run Festival & Craft Show-Optimist Club-City Park
4 Shore Acres Pool Opens
6 "Slide into Reading" Summer Reading Program begins - Chillicothe Public Library
6 26th Annual IVC Educational Foundation Golf Outing - Arrowhead County Club
8 Summer Reading Kick-off Event - Chillicothe Public Library - 4-7pm
11 2nd Saturday Market
11 Tri2Beat MS Kids Triathlon-Shore Acres
11 5th and Final Billy Galindo Inspirational Scholarship Golf Outing - Arrowhead Country Club
12 51st Annual Chicken Jubilee - Peoria Casting Club - Meal served 11:30am - 2pm
15-18 Chillicothe Days Carnival - Chillicothe
16 Downtown Thursday 2nd Street Market-Pet Parade and Pet Contest
23-26 Gilligan's Island the Musical - Chillicothe Players -  Shore Acres Clubhouse
25 4th of July Fireworks Fundraiser Poker Run-VFW-11am (Golf Carts & ATV's)
25 St. Jude Fundraiser - All Fun No Run 0.0k run - 6pm Moon Tower Bar & Grill
25 Cruise-In, BBQ  & Silent Auction - Starts at 11am - VFW Post 4999
25 Summer Concert Series featuring Lee Haw - The Mill 5pm

4 Chillicothe 4th of July Fireworks - Three Sisters Park
9 2nd Saturday Market
9 Run for the Health of It-Pearce Community & Fitness Center, 7am
9 Summer Concert Series featuring Whiskey Bent - The Mill 5pm
21 Downtown Thursday 2nd St. Market-Corn Boil
28-30 City Wide Garage Sales-Chamber
30 Summer Concert Series featuring Revel in Red - The Mill 5pm

13 2nd Saturday Market
13 Summer Concert Series featuring Pahnie Rae - The Mill 5pm
14 Henry-Lacon-Chillicothe (HLC) Canoe and Kayak Jaunt-Chamber
27 Summer Concert Series featuring Highway J - The Mill 5pm

10 2nd Saturday Market
11 66th Annual Chicken Jamboree-Peoria Casting Club - Meal served 11:30am - 2pm
11 Free Fall Concert Series - Blue Ridge Community Farm-2pm
17-18th Bridge to Bridge River Drive (Chillicothe, Lacon, Spring Bay and Peoria Heights)
17 Summer Concert Series featuring Still Shine - The Mill 5pm
18 Free Fall Concert Series - Blue Ridge Community Farm-2pm
21 Autumn Market - Chillicothe Public Library 4-7pm
24 Optimist Grab and Go Chili Supper - Shore Acres Clubhouse - 1-7pm
25 Free Fall Concert Series - Blue Ridge Community Farm-2pm

01-02 Spider Hill every Friday and Saturday in October-Three Sisters Park
02 Fall Concerts - Blue Ridge Community Farm
08 2nd Saturday Market
09 Free Fall Concert Series - Blue Ridge Community Farm-2pm
23 Serve Day-Chillicothe Christian Church
28 Merchant Trick or Treat-Chamber
TBD Ghost Chase 5k Run-IVC More information - Three Sisters Park

1-30 Annual Community Needs Agency fundraiser and food drive
5 Holiday Makers Market-Three Sisters 9am-3pm
TBD Winter Shop Hop, Chillicothe and Lacon Businesses 10am-5pm
TBD Vino and Vinyasa-Pearce Community Center, 6pm-Public Welcome
12 2nd Saturday Market, 10am-3pm
19 Christmas Parade-Chamber-2nd Street, 3pm
25 Black Friday Fitness Bash-Pearce Community & Fitness Center-Public Welcome
26 Small Business Saturday-Shop Local
26-Dec 10 Countdown to Christmas

Christmas on 6th Street-First United Methodist Church
10 2nd Saturday Market - Countdown to Christmas winners selected live on FB & Shademakers Holiday Lighting Award
TBD Chillicothe Christian Church - A Night in Bethlehem, 2-5pm
TBD Calvary Baptist Church – Live Nativity – 7 & 8:30 performances
17 Community Needs Agency Food Distribution & Optimist Toy Drive, 7-11am, Three Sisters Park