Community 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. In 2021, the City began taking a more proactive role by planning and hosting quarterly events in our historic downtown which has established new traditions in Xenia.

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

Saturday, April 27th, 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, carnival games, bouncy houses, live music, and food trucks. The footprint for the event will be Main & Detroit in the historic downtown with the first block in each direction closed to allow for safe pedestrian movement. 

Friday, July 5th, 3 - 8 p.m.

This event will be similar to the 2022 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: live music, car show, children’s games, cornhole tournament, children’s sporting activities, bike parade, and food trucks. 



Friday, July 5th @ dusk

This event will celebrate its 10th year in 2024! 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.


This event debuted in October 2021, and this year's event will once again coincide with Xenia’s Oktoberfest. The event layout will allow for safer pedestrian crossing at Main and Detroit and will feature a craft show, antique tractor cruise-in, farmer’s market, pie eating contest, straw maze, free pumpkin decorating for kids, and food trucks.


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. 

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