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Events


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

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.


2023 Calendar of Events

January 2023
01-31 No Initiation Fee for the Month of January, Pearce Community Center
09 Chillicothe 2nd Saturday (NO MARKET IN JANUARY)
14 Charity Karaoke for Freedom Paws, Heather's Wine Nook, 8pm
19 Ghost-Out to Eat, Molly's Pizza, All day
28 Read to a furry friend at PAWS to Read, Chillicothe Library, 10-11am
31 Last day for Countdown to Christmas Holiday dollars to be spent with participating businesses

February
02 Historical Society presents 140th Birthday Celebration/Program of Johnston McCulley, Chillicothe Public Library
11 Bald Eagle Days-Eagle Watch Breakfast-Shore Acres 7-10am

11 Chillicothe 2nd Saturday  & Chamber Chillicothe Chocolate Tour 10-3pm
11 Valentine's Steak Fry-VFW, 5pm
12 Henry Decoy Show - Three Sisters Park

17 Last day for Countdown to Christmas Holiday dollars to be turned in to Chamber of Commerce
20 Free Christian Movie - A Marriage Made in Heaven - Town Theatre, 6pm


March
04 Indoor Triathlon - Pearce Community Center - 8am
10 [CITY] Cemetery Cleanup

11 Chillicothe 2nd Saturday - Retail Businesses on 2nd, 4th and Santa Fe
16-19 Chillicothe Players presents Romance in D - Shore Acres Clubhouse

April
01 Spring Makers Market -Three Sisters Park

08 Chillicothe 2nd Saturday - Retail Businesses on 2nd, 4th and Santa Fe
08 Easter Egg Hunt at City Park - Optimist Club & Downtown Merchants

15 Drew's Plots Fundraiser-Three Sisters Park
25-27 Spring Planting Days - Three Sisters Park (Not open to public. Only open for School Field Trips)


May
6 Fire Department's 100 Year Celebration
TBD [CITY] Electronic Recycling Event & Shred Day event - Public Parking in 900 Block 2nd Street

TBD Golf Cart Pub Crawl - Fireworks fundraiser - Sign up 10:30 Casting Club - $10 per person
13 Chillicothe 2nd Saturday - Retail Businesses on 2nd, 4th and Santa Fe
TBD Optimist Garage Sale-Casting Club
20 IVC Graduation
26-28 Summer Camp Music Festival-Three Sisters Park
29 Memorial Day - Veteran's Memorial event at 11am - Veteran's Triangle


June
01-5 Brad Wallin Tournament
03 Home Run Festival & Craft Show-Optimist Club-City Park
03 Ride the Rails Passenger Train event - City Park

03 Shore Acres Pool Opens
10 Chillicothe 2nd Saturday - Retail Businesses on 2nd, 4th and Santa Fe
10 Tri2Beat MS Kids Triathlon-Shore Acres
TBD 52nd Annual Chicken Jubilee - Peoria Casting Club - Meal served 11:30am - 2pm
TBD Sunrise Yoga - Pearce Community Center

14-17 Chillicothe Days Carnival - Chillicothe
15 Downtown Thursday 2nd Street Market-Pet Parade and Pet Contest
15-18 Chillicothe Players presents Finding Nemo  - IVC

TBD 4th of July Fireworks Fundraiser Poker Run-VFW-11am (Golf Carts & ATV's)
TBD Summer Concert Series  - The Mill 5pm

July
4 Chillicothe 4th of July Fireworks Display - Three Sisters Park
7-9 Land of Lincoln Border Collies - Three Sisters Park

8 Chillicothe 2nd Saturday - Retail Businesses on 2nd, 4th and Santa Fe
8 Run for the Health of It-Pearce Community & Fitness Center, 7am
20 Downtown Thursday 2nd St. Market-Corn Boil
27-29 City Wide Garage Sales-Chamber
TBD Summer Concert Series  - The Mill 5pm

August
4-6 Ledgestone Frisbee Golf Tournament - Three Sisters Park
13 Chillicothe 2nd Saturday - Retail Businesses on 2nd, 4th and Santa Fe

TBD Shore Acres Pool Closes
TBD Sunrise Yoga - Pearce Community Center

TBD Henry-Lacon-Chillicothe (HLC) Canoe and Kayak Jaunt-Chamber
TBD Maroon and Gray Night - IVC

TBD Summer Concert Series  - The Mill 5pm
24 Chillicothe Players presents The Nerd - Shore Acres Clubhouse

September
09 Chillicothe 2nd Saturday - Retail Businesses on 2nd, 4th and Santa Fe
TBD 67th Annual Chicken Jamboree-Peoria Casting Club - Meal served 11:30am - 2pm
TBD Free Fall Concert Series - Blue Ridge Community Farm-2pm
16-17th Bridge to Bridge River Drive (Chillicothe, Henry, Lacon, Spring Bay and Peoria Heights)
16-17 Peoria Area HAM Radio Festival - Three Sisters Park

TBD Crafts on the Water Fall Craft Show - Shore Acres-9-3
18 Family Fun Day - Free Community Event, Chillicothe Christian Church - 12-2pm
18 Open House - Rock Island Depot Museum - 1-4pm
TBD Free Fall Concert Series - Blue Ridge Community Farm-2pm
TBD IVC Maroon and Gray Night - IVC football field
TBD Autumn Market - Chillicothe Public Library 4-7pm
TBD Golf Cart/ATV pub crawl - Casting Club. Registration is 11-12. Depart at 12pm. $10 per person.
TBD Free Fall Concert Series - Blue Ridge Community Farm-2pm

October
06-07 Spider Hill Haunted Attractions (every Friday and Saturday in October) - Three Sisters Park
TBD Fall Concerts - Blue Ridge Community Farm
TBD Homecoming Parade - Lineup at 1:30pm, parade at 3pm
14 Chillicothe 2nd Saturday - Retail Businesses on 2nd, 4th and Santa Fe
TBD Free Fall Concert Series - Blue Ridge Community Farm-2pm
TBD Lions Club Candy Day
TBD Fall Craft Show - IVC 321 - 9am-3pm
15 Serve Day-Chillicothe Christian Church
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-7pm - **new**

November
01-30 Annual Community Needs Agency fundraiser and food drive
11 Holiday Makers Market-Three Sisters 9am-3pm
10 Vino and Vinyasa-Pearce Community Center, 6pm-Public Welcome
11 Veterans Day Ceremony at the Veterans Triangle 11am

11 Chillicothe 2nd Saturday - Retail Businesses on 2nd, 4th and Santa Fe
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

December
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
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 Madrigal Dinner 11:30am, IVCHS

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 & 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