Special Events

The City of Xenia prides itself in being a place where residents can live, work, and play. We play an active role in any large event that takes place within Xenia, from a public service and public safety aspect. However, the City is taking a new approach to special events and will be taking a more proactive role in planning and hosting quarterly events and helping to establish new traditions.


In July of 2021, the City hosted its first annual Red, White & Blue Block Party in downtown to coincide with the Kevin Sonnycalb Memorial Fireworks Festival at Shawnee Park. 

The block party included activities such as interactive sand art, cornhole tournament, disc golf, children's games, activities, and sporting tutorials, as well as a food truck rally.


Xenia's annual fireworks festival celebrated its seventh (7th) year in 2021. The fireworks, which are organized in partnership with the City of Xenia and Xenia Rotary, are named in honor of Xenia Rotarian Kevin Sonnycalb. Kevin embodied Rotary's motto of "Service Above Self" and following his passing, the Sonnycalb family, through their foundation, worked with Xenia Rotary to bring the annual fireworks back to Xenia.


In October of 2021, the City of Xenia is debuting its new fall event in downtown, Harvest on Main. The event will feature an artisan craft show along East Main Street, straw maze, BBQ competition featuring local food trucks and restaurants, photo booth, pumpkin patch, Halloween costume contest, and much more.  

You can stay updated on the event by following the City of Xenia's Facebook page. 


We are excited to introduce Xenia's new Christmas tradition, Christmas At The Station. The event will take place Friday, December 3rd from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m., in both our historic downtown and Xenia Station. The event will feature Santa at Xenia Station, Christmas craft activities, Christmas card making, a performance from the Xenia Ensemble choir, 4 Paws for Ability's Santa Paws, FREE horse and carriage rides to watch the XeniaLights show. Stay updated on the event by following the City of Xenia's Facebook page.


Xenia's Spring celebration is in the planning process right now and will be announced soon! 

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