Welcome to the City of Chillicothe

Events


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 May, 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.

2021 Themes:
  • May 27th - Comic Book Superheroes
  • June 24th - Pet Theme with Pet Contest
  • July 29th - Corn Boil
  • August 26th - Summer Bash


VENDORS:
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 or a $40 fee for all events.


2021 Save the Date



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

February
[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

March
13 2nd Saturday Market

April
[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

May
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

June
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


July
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

August
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

September
11 2nd Saturday Market
11 Fall Craft Show-Shore Acres
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
25 Optimist Grab and Go Chili Supper

October
1-2 Spider Hill Every Friday and Saturday in October-Three Sisters Park
9 2nd Saturday Market
29 Merchant Trick or Treat-Chamber
29 Spooktacular-Pearce Community & Fitness Center 4-7pm
31 Ghost Chase 5k Run-IVC More information - Three Sisters Park

November
13 2nd Saturday Market, 10am-3pm
Holiday Makers Market-Three Sisters
Winter Shop Hop, Chillicothe and Lacon Businesses 10am-5pm
Holiday Scavenger Hunt 2020-Tinker Shack
3rd Annual Jeep Jingle
Christmas Parade-Chamber-2nd Street
Black Friday Fitness Bash-Pearce Community & Fitness Center
Small Business Saturday-Shop Local
Countdown to Christmas

December
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