- 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.
You can stay updated on theses events by following the City of Xenia's Facebook page.
Saturday, April 23rd, 12 noon - 5 p.m.
This event will have a similar feel to the traditional Xenia First Friday events including: a craft show, animals, children's activities, mobile entertainment, a car show, carnival games, and food trucks. The footprint for the event be Main & Detroit in the historic downtown with the first block in each direction closed to allow for safe pedestrian movement. It will also coincide with the traditional opening of the bike paths and will celebrate and promote Xenia’s extensive bike path network including Xenia Station.
RED, WHITE & BLUE BLOCK PARTY
Friday, July 1st, 3 - 8 p.m.
This event will be similar to the 2021 event and will once again be held in conjunction with the Kevin Sonnycalb Fireworks celebration (see below). The layout will be expanded to include some additional activities and to allow for safer pedestrian crossing at Main and Detroit. Event highlights to include: jeep/car show, children’s games, cornhole tournament, children’s sporting activities, bike parade, and food trucks. It will also feature many of Xenia’s local amenities such as a sample disc golf course and our local museum systems.
KEVIN SONNYCALB MEMORIAL FIREWORKS FESTIVAL
Friday, July 1st @ dusk
This event will celebrate its eighth year in 2022! 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.
HARVEST ON MAIN
Saturday, October 8th, 12 noon - 5 p.m.
This event debuted in October 2021, and this year's event will change weekends to coincide with Xenia’s Oktoberfest. The event layout will be expanded to include some additional activities and to allow for safer pedestrian crossing at Main and Detroit. This event will feature: a craft show, Halloween showcase on S. Detroit, antique tractor cruise-in, farmer’s market, pie eating contest (sign up here), straw maze, free pumpkin decorating for kids, and food trucks.
THE CHRISTMAS STATION
Friday, December 2nd, 4 - 9 p.m.
Last year's event was a huge success, so we are bringing it back! This event will include: Santa at the Station (free kids visit with Santa), children’s craft stations, live music, local high school choirs/bands, carriage rides, a specialized merchant market, Christmas tree sales, food trucks, and much more! This event will not feature broad street closures but will include Xenia Station and the bike trail from the Station to the downtown area.