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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 throughout the year. 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.
2024 Themes:
June 20th - Pet Parade with Pet Contest
July 18th - Corn Boil
VENDORS: 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. Or sign up using this form [Click here]

2024 Calendar of Events

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July
04 Yankee Doodle Doubles Disc Golf Tournament - Three Sisters Park, 9am
04 Chillicothe 4th of July Fireworks Display - Three Sisters Park, 9:15pm
07 LIVE MUSIC - Eddie's Broken Halo - American Legion, 2-6pm
08-12 Vacation Bible School - Calvary Baptist Church, 6:30-8:30pm
09 Bingo – Pearce Community Center, 11:00am
10 Coffee at the Clubhouse, Shore Acres Park, 10am
10 & 16 IVC Travel Softball Tryouts at Gotch Fields
11-14 Chillicothe Players Theatre present Rainy Meadows - Shore Acres Park
12-14 Land of Lincoln Border Collies and Massey Tractor Show - Three Sisters Park, 8-4pm
13 Run for the Health of It-Pearce Community & Fitness Center, 7am
13 Bingo – Pearce Community Center, 11:00am
13 Chillicothe 2nd Saturday - Retail Businesses on 2nd, 4th and Santa Fe, 10am
13 Gospel Bluegrass Concert & Ice Cream Social featuring the band Mountain Men - Chillicothe Bible Church, 6pm
13 LIVE MUSIC - Lee Hall - Gilmore's Sports Bar, 7pm
14 LIVE MUSIC - Deuces Wild Acoustic Duo - Chillicothe American Legion, 3pm
15 Summer Reading Show - the Spoon Man - Chillicothe Library, 1:30pm
18 Downtown Thursday 2nd St. Market-Corn Boil, 5-8pm
18 Catch the Beauty Contest - Awards - 6:30 pm
20 IVC Band Boosters Summer Car Washes - Picket Fence Foundation
21 Sunrise Yoga – Pearce Community Center & Shore Acres Park, 8:00-8:45am
24 Bingo Games - Evergreen Senior Living, 2:30pm
25-27 City Wide Garage Sales-Chamber
27 LIVE MUSIC - Brody Vancil - The Mill, Noon-Midnight
27 Christmas in July - First United Methodist Church, 9am
27 Dinosaur Day - Evergreen Senior Living, 1pm

August
01 Historic Program - Chillicothe Historical Society, 6:30pm
02 Ledgestone Frisbee Golf Tournament - Three Sisters Park
02 Cuddles for Kindness Pool Party, Shore Acres Pool, 6:30-8pm
08 IVC District 321 - Back to School night
10 Chillicothe 2nd Saturday - Retail Businesses on 2nd, 4th and Santa Fe, 10am
10 End of Summer Block Party on 2nd Street, 10am
10 IVC High School Band Boosters Summer Car Washes, Picket Fence
10 Classic Car Show Fundraiser for Freedom Paws - American Legion, 2-6pm
10 Shore Acres Pool Closes
10 LIVE MUSIC - Mixtape Mayhem - The Mill, Noon-Midnight
11 Henry-Lacon-Chillicothe ( 21st Annual HLC) Canoe and Kayak Jaunt-Chamber
11 Dessert Before Dinner Block Party-Chillicothe Christian Church, 4-6pm
12  IVC District 321 - First Day of School - Full day
17 Bees & Brushes Paint Day - Evergreen Senior Living, 11am
17 Puppy Yoga benefitting Freedom Paws-CPD Operations Facility, 9-10am
18 Sunrise Yoga – Pearce Community Center & Shore Acres Park, 8:00-8:45am
18 LIVE MUSIC - Still Shine - American Legion, 2-6pm
23 IVC Maroon and Gray Night - IVC football field
24 LIVE MUSIC - Highway J - The Mill, Noon-Midnight
24 River Valley Big Band Concert - Shore Acres Clubhouse, 1:15-5pm
24 Back to School Bash Youth Dance & Dodgeball – Pearce Community Center 7:00pm
25 LIVE MUSIC - Killer Riffs - American Legion, 3pm

September
05 Historic Program - Chillicothe Historical Society, 6:30pm
07 Ethan Koch Memorial Cruise-In - 2nd Street from Chestnut to Walnut, 4pm-8pm
07 Kids Fishing Tournament - Peoria Casting Club, 8am
08 66 Annual Chicken Jamboree - Peoria Casting Club, Meal served 11am
08 Jim & Ryan Thornton’s Basketball Shooting Camp – Pearce Community Center, 1:00-4:00pm
08 LIVE MUSIC - Sunday Funday with Old Soles at American Legion, 2pm
14 Chillicothe 2nd Saturday - Retail Businesses on 2nd, 4th and Santa Fe, 10am
14 LIVE MUSIC - The Return Debut - American Legion, 7pm
14 Crafts on the River - Cutright Park, 9am
14 LIVE MUSIC - Stereo Typical - The Mill, Noon-Midnight
15 LIVE MUSIC - Fall Concert Series - Blue Ridge Community Farm-2pm
TBA Autumn Market - Chillicothe Public Library, 4-7pm
TBA Optimist Chili Supper & Bake Sale - South School, 4-7pm
21-22 Midwest Superfest HAM Radio & Electronics Expo - Three Sisters Park, w9uvi.org for more info
22 LIVE MUSIC - Fall Concert Series - Blue Ridge Community Farm, 2pm
TBA IVC Homecoming Parade - Cedar to Elm Street, Lineup at 1:30pm, parade at 3pm, game at 7pm
TBA All IVC Alumni Homecoming - Three Sisters Park
24 LIVE MUSIC - Fall Concert Series - Blue Ridge Community Farm, 2pm
28 LIVE MUSIC - (TBD) - The Mill, Noon-Midnight

October
03 Historic Program - Chillicothe Historical Society, 6:30pm
06 LIVE MUSIC  - Fall Concert Series - Blue Ridge Community Farm, 2pm
04-05 Spider Hill Haunted Attractions (every Friday and Saturday in October) - Three Sisters Park
TBA Catch the Fever Annual Auction - St. Edwards, Doors open at 5pm
08 LIVE MUSIC  - Fall Concert Series - Blue Ridge Community Farm, 2pm
12 Chillicothe 2nd Saturday - Retail Businesses on 2nd, 4th and Santa Fe, 10am
20 Community Serve Day-Chillicothe Christian Church, 8:30am
TBA Rummage Sale - First United Methodist Church, Wed Noon -6pm, TH 9am-4pm, FR 9am-Noon
TBA Fall Craft Show - IVC 321 High School, 9am-3pm
TBA Golf Cart/ATV pub crawl benefiting fireworks - Casting Club. $10 per person. Registration is 11-12. Depart at 12pm.
25 Merchant Trick or Treat on 2nd Street - Chamber of Commerce, 3-5pm
25 Spooktacular-Pearce Community Center, 4pm
25 Trick or Treat & Costume Contest - Evergreen Senior Living, 5pm
26 Ghost Chase 5k Run-IVC More information - Three Sisters Park
26 Nightmare on 2nd Street Halloween Parade and Festival, 12pm-5pm
TBA Pancake and Sausage Breakfast - George Washington Masonic Lodge, 7am-11am

November
01-30 Annual Community Needs Agency fundraiser and food drive
07 Historic Program - Chillicothe Historical Society, 6:30pm
TBA Calvary Baptist Academy's Annual School Carnival, 5:30-8pm
TBA Public Installation of Officers-George Washington Lodge #222, 4pm-Public Welcome
TBA Vino and Vinyasa-Pearce Community Center, 6pm-Public Welcome
09 Holiday Makers Market-Three Sisters, 9am-3pm
11 Veterans Day Ceremony at the Veterans Triangle, 11am
09 Chillicothe 2nd Saturday-Retail Businesses on 2nd, 4th and Santa Fe, 10am
22-24 Nikolausmarkt-City Park
---4:30pm Carriage Rides
---5:00pm Tree Lighting
23 Christmas Parade on 2nd Street, 3pm
---4:00pm Santa at City Park Stage
TBA Christmas Open House-Picket Fence Foundation, 9-4pm
29 Black Friday Fitness Bash-Pearce Community & Fitness Center-Public Welcome
305 Small Business Saturday-SHOP LOCAL

December
05 Historic Program - Chillicothe Historical Society, 6:30pm
06 Shademaker’s Holiday Lighting Award Nominations due at City Hall by 3pm
06 Cops and Kids Christmas Letter due to the Chillicothe Police Department
07 Breakfast with Santa-Pearce Community Center, 9am
TBA Gun Show - Chillicothe Sportsman Club, 8:30am
07 Pearl Harbor Ceremony - Cutright Park, 11am-Noon
05 Holiday Party - Chillicothe Historical Society, 6pm
TBA Girls Night Out - Picket Fence Foundation, 6:30pm
TBA 7th Annual Jingle Bell Bazaar - Shore Acres Clubhouse, 10am
TBA Polar Express Pajama Night - Town Theatre, 4:30pm
13-14 Madrigal Dinner -  IVCHS,  12:30pm matinee, 5:30pm Dinner
14 Breakfast With Santa - Three Sisters Park, 8am
09 Chillicothe Christian Church Open House - A Night in Bethlehem, 2-5pm

09 Chillicothe 2nd Saturday - Retail Businesses on 2nd, 4th and Santa Fe -  Shademakers Holiday Lighting Award, 6pm
TBA Breakfast with Santa - AMVETS at the VFW, 8-11am
TBA Coffee at the Clubhouse-Shore Acres Park Clubhouse, 10am-12pm
TBA Live Nativity – Calvary Baptist Church, 7pm & 8:30pm performances
21 Community Needs Agency Food Distribution & Optimist Toy Drive - Three Sisters Park, 7-11am
21 Cops For Kids Toy Delivery
TBA Sunday Breakfast - American Legion, 8-11am