Popular Events

07 Mar

Popular Events

Many exciting annual events occur in the City of Chenoa each year.  Be sure to check out our annual events page to see what’s happening in Chenoa.  Popular events include Central Illinois largest 4th of July fireworks show.


Annual Events

Chenoa 4th of July Celebration

The 4th of July celebration in Chenoa is the community event of the year! This annual event is known across central Illinois as the place to be on the 4th of July. The Chenoa community fund raises all year in order to host the day long event. You won’t want to miss the parade, flea market, food and most importantly, the fireworks.


For more information on how to participate, contact:

Andy Whisker: (815) 343-8933
4th of July Commitee | PO Box 84 | Chenoa, IL 61726
4th of July Committee Facebook Page


Illinois Route 66 Red Carpet Corridor Festival


Its that time of year again. The “Garage Sales Red Carpet Corridor Weekend” will begin on Friday, May 6th and again on Saturday, May 7th. Registration fee is $10. Bring your list of items and fee to Carol Johnson at Heartland Bank. The deadline to sign up is May 2.

For more information, contact Carol at (815) 945-2321 or via email at cjohnson@hbtbank.com.


It is all about family fun on the most famous road in America – Route 66. The Illinois Route 66 Red Carpet Corridor Festival takes place May 7-8.

Sponsored by the twelve communities which make up the 90- mile linear museum from Joliet to Towanda, the festival invites everyone to experience the good life in the slow lane.

For more information on the Illinois Route 66 Red Carpet Corridor Festival in Chenoa, contact:

Dwayne Price
Red Carpet Corridor Committee Chairman
(815) 945-7779 | Gallery | Official Website


Chenoa 4 for the 4th Run

This annual event helps raise funds to assist the 4th of July celebration. The race consist of a 4-mile run / 2-mile walk with 2 water stops and timed by the Lake Run Club. Various prizes go to overall race in male and female competition as well as first, second and third finishers for age groups.

More about this event on the “4th of July Committee” page.