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2nd Saturday Market
The 2nd Saturday Market is a citywide retail event and includes retail businesses on 4th, 2nd Cedar and Santa Fe streets. It runs from 10-3pm on the 2nd Saturday of the month all year around.

Downtown Thursday 2nd Street Market
This event takes place in June, July and August. It is the last Thursday of the month. 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. Each month is themed.

2022 Themes:

  • June 24th - Pet Theme with Pet Contest
  • July 29th - Corn Boil

If you would like to be a vendor to this event, please fill out enclosed Google Form. There is a $15 vendor fee for each event.

2021 Calendar of Events

January 2021
9 2nd Saturday Markets (NO MARKET IN JANUARY)
31 Last day for Countdown to Christmas Holiday dollars to be spent with participating businesses

[CANCELLED] 13 Bald Eagle Days-Eagle Watch Breakfast-Shore Acres
13 2nd Saturday Market & Chamber Chillicothe Chocolate Tour
15 Last day for Countdown to Christmas Holiday dollars to be turned in to Chamber of Commerce

13 2nd Saturday Market

[CANCELLED] 3 Eggstravaganza-Pearce Community & Fitness Center
3 Easter Egg Hunt at City Park - Optimist Club & Covered Wagon
3 Downtown retailers - "What's Hopp'n" Easter Event
10 2nd Saturday Market-City Retail Businesses
16 Chamber Trivia Night-Owens Design Group-Wescott Room
17 Drew's Plots Fundraiser-Three Sisters Park
18 Top of the Hill Grand Opening
24 Spring Makers Market -Three Sisters Park
24 Spring Shop Hop - Businesses of Chillicothe and Lacon
24 4th of July Golf Cart Run - VFW
[CANCELLED] 27-29 Spring Planting-Three Sisters Park

8 2nd Saturday Market
8 Optimist Garage Sale-Casting Club
27 Downtown Thursday 2nd St. Market-Comic Book Superheroes
[RESCHEDULED] 28-30 Summer Camp Music Festival-Three Sisters Park

5-7 Brad Wallen Tournament
5 Home Run Festival & Craft Show-Optimist Club-City Park
11-13 Illinois River Valley Sales Ride
12 2nd Saturday Market
12 MS Kids Triathlon-Shore Acres
12 Community Shred Day-hosted by City Hall in 900 block of the Public Parking area
12 4th of July Fireworks Fundraiser Poker Run-VFW-11am (Golf Carts & ATV's)
13 50th Annual Chicken Jubilee-Peoria Casting Club - Meal served 11:30am - 2pm
16-19 Chillicothe Days Carnival - Chillicothe Chamber Event-City Park (Formerly Claud-Elen Days)
17 Taste of Chillicothe Small Town Foodies, Vendor Fair and Sidewalk Sales on 2nd Street
19 Pancake & Sausage Breakfast-Rotary & Lions Club-Three Sisters Park-7-10am
19 Kick'n for Community Needs-Three Sisters Park - Registration 8am, Kickoff 9am - For details call 309-657-0938
19 Parade and Cruiz'n Downtown Chillicothe. Parade at 1pm Cruiz'n to follow
19 Petting Zoo and Chicken Bingo-Parking Lot behind IVC Learning Center 2pm
24 Downtown Thursday 2nd Street Market-Pet Theme
26 VFW Cruise-In

4 Chillicothe 4th of July Fireworks-Three Sisters Park
9-11 Land of Lincoln Border Collie Association Summer Trial - Three Sisters Park
10 2nd Saturday Market
10 Run for the Health of It-Pearce Community & Fitness Center, 7am
10 IVC HS Marching Band car wash Fundraiser at Picket Fence, 10:00am-2:00pm
24 IVC HS Marching Band car wash Fundraiser at Picket Fence, 10:00am-2:00pm
26 Chamber Golf Outing-Arrowhead Country Club
29 Downtown Thursday 2nd St. Market-Corn Boil
29-30 City Wide Garage Sales-Chamber

14 2nd Saturday Market
15 HLC Canoe Jaunt-Chamber
26 Downtown Thursday 2nd St. Market-Summer Bash
19-21 Summer Camp Music Festival-Three Sisters Park

03 Karaoke - American Legion - 8-11am
11 2nd Saturday Market

11 Chillicothe Community Fire Association Pancake Breakfast - Station 5-7am-11am
11 Luke Bryan-Three Sisters Park

18-19th Bridge to Bridge River Drive (Chillicothe, Lacon, Spring Bay and Peoria Heights) More Info
19 65th Annual Chicken Jamboree-Peoria Casting Club - Meal served 11:30am - 2pm
23 Autumn Market - Chillicothe Library - 4pm-7pm

25 Optimist Grab and Go Chili Supper - Shore Acres Clubhouse - 1-7pm

01-02 Spider Hill every Friday and Saturday in October-Three Sisters Park
03 Free Fall Concert Series - Blue Ridge Community Farm-2pm
08-09 Candy Day-Chillicothe Lions Club

09 2nd Saturday Market
09 ATV/Golf Cart Pub Crawl-Casting Club-July 4th Fireworks Fundraiser
12 Vino and Vinyasa-Pearce Community Center
14-16 Chillicothe Players-The Game's Afoot-Shore Acres-7:30pm
16 St. Edward's 39th Annual Auction
17 All you can Eat Breakfast - VFW-Amvets
17 Chillicothe Players-The Game's Afoot-Shore Acres-2:30pm
24 Serve Day-Chillicothe Christian Church
26 Author Talk with Dave Kindred-Chillicothe Library

29 Merchant Trick or Treat-Chamber
29 Spooktacular-Pearce Community & Fitness Center 4-7pm
30 Ghost Chase 5k Run-IVC More information - Three Sisters Park

13 2nd Saturday Market, 10am-3pm
6 Holiday Makers Market-Three Sisters
6 Winter Shop Hop, Chillicothe and Lacon Businesses 10am-5pm
20 Christmas Parade-Chamber-2nd Street
26 Black Friday Fitness Bash-Pearce Community & Fitness Center
23 Small Business Saturday-Shop Local
27-Dec 11 Countdown to Christmas

4 Breakfast with Santa-Pearce Community & Fitness Center-9am
Christmas on 6th Street-First United Methodist Church
11 2nd Saturday Market - Countdown to Christmas winners selected live on FB & Shademakers Holiday Lighting Award
11 Crafty Christmas Show-Shore Acres-9am-4pm
Optimist Toy Drive partnered with Community Needs Agency