THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR 2020
April 17, 2020 is the Redbud Festival which kicks off on Friday night with a free Community Dinner right on Main Street. This year the free dinner will be pizza! Guests are also welcome to purchase food from any of the restaurants along Main Street or even pack a picnic dinner and bring it.
The purpose of the event is to create an atmosphere of community and encourage individuals to step outside their comfort zone and get to know a stranger. Friday will feature vendors, live music, entertainment, and food from 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Please bring your own lawn chair. Seating will not be provided.
Shawnee Trails Wine & Art Festival, which takes place on June 19, 2020, is undergoing some changes this year and will feature an art walk and wine tasting. Shawnee Trails will not only feature wine and art but other vendors, live entertainment, and food trucks.
No bleachers, so bring your own chair. Dress up and have fun.
Downtown Block Parties take place each month on the third Friday from 6-9 p.m. When the weather is nice, vendors and food trucks set up in Celebration of Life Park on the corner of Main and Philadelphia. Shops and restaurants located on Main Street stay open a little later to allow for visitors to eat, browse, and stroll. Click below for this year's schedule.
Voted Best Local Event for 2020!
This year we will be doing a drive-thru trick or treat (4pm-6pm). There will not be a carnival this year.
The Christmas Tree Lighting is held in conjunction with the November Downtown Block Party, which is November 20, 2020. In addition to the Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony, there are vendors, live music and entertainment, and food trucks.
With the continuing concern of COVID the SEFF Board of Directors has determined the 2020 Christmas Parade will be modified. The Downtown area will be changed into a World of Lights for the holiday season. On December 3rd starting at 7pm, Main Street will be turned into a one way street to drive and gaze at the lights as well as have the opportunity to judge the art murals that will be on display. The entrance will be located at Kickapoo and Main only.
The drive concludes at the Santa Fe Depot where you will be greeted by Santa’s Elves and given the opportunity to drop off your letter to Santa. We sent a request to the North Pole and have received word that Santa will be making a stop in Shawnee for this special night. We will also be hosting a Diaper Drive that evening to help support Legacy Parenting, so please consider donating to this great organization.
While this is not the parade we had planned on, this is a great alternative. As always be safe and stay healthy as we move into 2021.
Thank you to the following businesses and organizations who support our events each year. Click on each sponsor's name to visit thier website.