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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.

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
23 RESCHEDULED Summer Concert Series St. Jude and Brad Wallen Night featuring Lee Haw - The Mill 5pm
28 Tyke Hyke - Coal Hollow Park, 1pm

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 Phanie Rae - The Mill 5pm
13 Shore Acres Pool Closes
14 Henry-Lacon-Chillicothe (HLC) Canoe and Kayak Jaunt-Chamber
19 Maroon and Gray Night - IVC

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, Henry, Lacon, Spring Bay and Peoria Heights)
17 Crafts on the Water Fall Craft Show - Shore Acres-9-3
17 Summer Concert Series featuring Still Shine - The Mill 5pm
17 Historic Downtown Street Bash - 2nd Street 11-5
17 Chamber Fall Dessert Tour - 2nd Street 11am-3pm (music by Vinyl Tap 2-4pm)
17 Miniature Art Show - Chillicothe Library 9am-4pm
17 Autumn Market - Starfish Cottage - 10-4pm
18 Family Fun Day - Free Community Event, Chillicothe Christian Church - 12-2pm
18 Open House - Rock Island Depot Museum - 1-4pm
18 Free Fall Concert Series - Blue Ridge Community Farm-2pm
19 IVC Maroon and Gray Night - IVC football field
21 Autumn Market - Chillicothe Public Library 4-7pm
24 Golf Cart/ATV pub crawl - Casting Club. Registration is 11-12. Depart at 12pm. $10 per person.
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
01 Fall Fitness Open House - Pearce Community Center 9am-12pm
02 Fall Concerts - Blue Ridge Community Farm
07 Homecoming Parade - Lineup at 1:30pm, parade at 3pm
08 2nd Saturday Market
09 Free Fall Concert Series - Blue Ridge Community Farm-2pm
14-15 Lions Club Candy Day
15 Fall Craft Show - IVC 321 - 9am-3pm
16 Serve Day-Chillicothe Christian Church
21-22 Chillicothe Players Preview of Sherlock Homes Q&A at Three Sisters Park - 6:30pm
27 Fall Festival with Pet Parade and Outdoor movie - Heritage Health Therapy & Senior Care - 4:30-7:30pm
28 Merchant Trick or Treat on 2nd Street - Chamber of Commerce 3-5pm
28 Spooktacular-Pearce Community Center
28 Trick or Treat & Costume Contest - Evergreen Senior Living 5pm
29 Ghost Chase 5k Run-IVC More information - Three Sisters Park
29 Nightmare on 2nd Street Halloween Festival 12pm-7pm - **new**
       Chili Lunch/Dinner – Starting at Noon

       Halloween Scavenger Hunt – Starting at Noon
       Spooky Story Time – 1:00 to 2:00pm
       Pumpkin Decorating Contest – 1:00 to 3:00pm
       Zombie Walk Fundraiser – 4:00 to 5:00pm (Proceeds going toward brain tumor research)
      Halloween Parade – 5:00pm (parade forms available at most downtown stores)
      Monster’s Ball Costume Party – 7:00pm at the Moon Tower (must be 21)
30 Pancake and Sausage Breakfast, George Washington Masonic Lodge - 7am to 11am

01-30 Annual Community Needs Agency fundraiser and food drive
05 Holiday Makers Market-Three Sisters 9am-3pm
10-13 Chillicothe Players Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol
11 Veterans Day Ceremony at the Veterans Triangle 11am

11 Vino and Vinyasa-Pearce Community Center, 6pm-Public Welcome
12 2nd Saturday Market, 10am-3pm
19 Christmas Parade-Chamber-2nd Street, 2pm
19 Christmas Bonanza Tickets are sold by Optimist Rotary and Lions Clubs
25 Black Friday Fitness Bash-Pearce Community & Fitness Center-Public Welcome
26 Small Business Saturday-Shop Local
26-Dec 10 Countdown to Christmas Retail Contest

01 Chamber Business After Hours & Ribbon Cutting - AMT new building on 4th Street 5pm
01-Dec 10 Countdown to Christmas Retail Contest
01-16 IVC Everyday leadership class CNA food drive district collections
02 Shademaker’s Holiday Lighting Award Nominations due at City Hall by 3pm
03 Breakfast with Santa-Pearce Community Center
03 Jeep Jingle fundraiser for Cops & Kids Christmas & Cuddles with Kindness, 5-8pm

10 A Crafty Christmas Craft Show - Shore Acres Clubhouse - 9am
10 2nd Saturday Market - Countdown to Christmas winners selected live on FB & Shademakers Holiday Lighting Award
10 Chillicothe Christian Church - A Night in Bethlehem, 2-5pm
10 Charity Karaoke for Community Needs Agency - Heather’s Wine Nook - 8pm
10 Madrigal Dinner 11:30am, IVCHS

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

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