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



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

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

Optimist River Race - 5K Run
Illinois River Valley Sales Ride
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 HomeRun Festival & Craft Show-Optimist Club-City Park
12 2nd Saturday Market
13 50th Annual Chicken Jubilee-Peoria Casting Club - Meal served 11:30am - 2pm
16-19 Chillicothe Days - Chillicothe Chamber Event-City Park (Formerly Claud-Elen Days)
19 Kick'n for Community Needs-Three Sisters Park - Registration 8am, Kickoff 9am - For details call 309-657-0938

24 Downtown Thursday 2nd Street Market-Pet Theme
26 VFW Cruise-In and Fireworks Committee Poker Run

26 Chamber Golf Outing-Arrowhead Country Club
[TBD] MS Kids Triathlon-Shore Acres


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
[TBD] Summer Makers Market -Three Sisters Park
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
18-19th Bridge to Bridge River Drive

19 65th Annual chicken Jamboree-Peoria Casting Club - Meal served 11:30am - 2pm
25 Optimist Grab and Go Chili Supper
30 Downtown Thursday 2nd Street Market-Fall Festival


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