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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 from February through December.

Downtown Thursday 2nd Street Market
This event takes place 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 fill out enclosed Google Form. 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
12 2nd Saturday Market & Chamber Chillicothe Chocolate Tour
14 Last day for Countdown to Christmas Holiday dollars to be turned in to Chamber of Commerce

12 2nd Saturday Market

Eggstravaganza-Pearce Community & Fitness Center
9 Downtown retailers - "What's Hopp'n" Easter Event
9 2nd Saturday Market-City Retail Businesses
9 Drew's Plots Fundraiser-Three Sisters Park
16 Easter Egg Hunt at City Park - Optimist Club & Covered Wagon
16 Spring Makers Market -Three Sisters Park
Spring Shop Hop - Businesses of Chillicothe/Lacon
4th of July Golf Cart Run - VFW
Spring Planting-Three Sisters Park

14 2nd Saturday Market
14 Optimist Garage Sale-Casting Club
27-29 Summer Camp Music Festival-Three Sisters Park

1-5 Brad Wallen Tournament
4 Home Run Festival & Craft Show-Optimist Club-City Park
6 "Slide into Reading" Summer Reading Program begins - Chillicothe Public Library
8 Summer Reading Kick-off Event - Chillicothe Public Library - 4-7pm
Illinois River Valley Sales Ride
11 2nd Saturday Market
11 MS Kids Triathlon-Shore Acres
4th of July Fireworks Fundraiser Poker Run-VFW-11am (Golf Carts & ATV's)
50th Annual Chicken Jubilee-Peoria Casting Club - Meal served 11:30am - 2pm
15-18 Chillicothe Days Carnival - Chillicothe
16 Downtown Thursday 2nd Street Market-Pet Theme
25 VFW Cruise-In

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
Chamber Golf Outing-Arrowhead Country Club
28 Downtown Thursday 2nd St. Market-Corn Boil
28-30 City Wide Garage Sales-Chamber

13 2nd Saturday Market
14 HLC Canoe Jaunt-Chamber

10 2nd Saturday Market
Chillicothe Community Fire Association Pancake Breakfast - Station 5-7am-11am
17-18th Bridge to Bridge River Drive (Chillicothe, Lacon, Spring Bay and Peoria Heights) More Info
65th Annual Chicken Jamboree-Peoria Casting Club - Meal served 11:30am - 2pm
22 Autumn Market - Chillicothe Public Library 4-7pm
24 Optimist Grab and Go Chili Supper - Shore Acres Clubhouse - 1-7pm

01-02 Spider Hill every Friday and Saturday in October-Three Sisters Park
Free Fall Concert Series - Blue Ridge Community Farm-2pm
08 2nd Saturday Market
ATV/Golf Cart Pub Crawl-Casting Club-July 4th Fireworks Fundraiser
Vino and Vinyasa-Pearce Community Center
Chillicothe Players-The Game's Afoot-Shore Acres-7:30pm
St. Edward's 39th Annual Auction
All you can Eat Breakfast - VFW-Amvets
Serve Day-Chillicothe Christian Church
28 Merchant Trick or Treat-Chamber
Spooktacular-Pearce Community & Fitness Center 4-7pm
Ghost Chase 5k Run-IVC More information - Three Sisters Park

1-30 Annual Community Needs Agency fundraiser and food drive
Holiday Makers Market-Three Sisters
Winter Shop Hop, Chillicothe and Lacon Businesses 10am-5pm
Vino and Vinyasa-Pearce Community Center, 6pm-Public Welcome
12 2nd Saturday Market, 10am-3pm
19 Christmas Parade-Chamber-2nd Street, 3pm
25 Black Friday Fitness Bash-Pearce Community & Fitness Center-Public Welcome
26 Small Business Saturday-Shop Local
26-Dec 10 Countdown to Christmas

Breakfast with Santa-Pearce Community & Fitness Center-9am
Christmas on 6th Street-First United Methodist Church
10 2nd Saturday Market - Countdown to Christmas winners selected live on FB & Shademakers Holiday Lighting Award
Chillicothe Christian Church - A Night in Bethlehem, 2-5pm
Calvary Baptist Church – Live Nativity – 7 & 8:30 performances
17 Community Needs Agency Food Distribution & Optimist Toy Drive, 7-11am, Three Sisters Park