Happy New Year

And just like that -it is 2023.Whoa.

Below you will find many of the events we know are planned for this year... with more to be added each week. If you know of an event that you want to see listed here, send an email to tourism@mattoonillinois.org or give us a call at 217-258-6286. We don't need all the details, just the name and date of the event for now. You can provide more information as the date gets closer. The event doesn't have to be free but does need to be open to the public.

We are lucky to have so many things to do in our community and Mattoon Tourism and Arts wants to help spread the word.


Angelia Burgett

Mattoon Tourism and Art Director


Looking ahead:

  • January 8 Mattoon Youth Wrestling Invitational
  • January 15 Coles County Historical Society Annual Meeting, Mattoon Depot
  • January 21 Cross County Mall Train Show in the Rural King Event Center 10am-6pm.
  • January 27-29 Cross County Mall Sports Card Show
  • February 5 Mattoon Arts Council hosts Mary Fons lecture
  • February 10-12 Valentine Gift and Craft Show
  • February 25 Chamber Annual Dinner and Awards Banquet
  • March 3-5 Cross County Mall ECIA Farm Show
  • March 9 Mattoon and Charleston Chamber Community Update Breakfast
  • March 10-12 Cross County Mall ECIS Tractor and Quilt Show
  • March 11 Mattoon Rotary Comedy night at Hilton Garden Inn
  • March 25 EIU Academy of Lifelong Learning Quilt Workshop with Jamie Willis
  • March 31-April 2 Cross County Mall Winter Flea Market
  • April 15 Cross County Mall Festival of the Young Child
  • April 21-23 Cross County Mall Sports Card Show
  • April 28-30 Cross County Mall Mother's Day Gift and Craft Show
  • May 12 -13 Cross County Mall Boutique Blvd in the Rural King Event Center
  • May 13 Gardenfest at Lytle Park
  • May 13 Artworks at Heritage Park
  • May 18-20 IHSA Girls State Track Meet, EIU
  • May 25-27 IHSA Boys State Track Meet, EIU
  • June 9-11 Cross County Mall Spring Flea Market
  • June 10 Outdoor Quilt Show at Lytle Park
  • June 23 Mattoon Chamber Annual Golf Classic
  • July 14-16 Cross County Mall Sports Card Show
  • July 18-22 Mattoon Bagelfest 
  • July 22 Run for the Bagel
  • August 4-5 Cross County Mall Boutique Blvd in the Rural King Event Center
  • August 26 Band Aid at Lytle Park
  • August 25-27 Cross County Mall Summer Flea Market
  • September 8-10 Cross County Mall Sports Card Show
  • September 16 Special Olympics Family Festival (SOFF), LLC
  • September 23 Eastern Illinois University Family Weekend
  • September 24 Mattoon YMCA Last Chance Tri
  • September 29-October 1 Cross County Mall Fall Flea Market
  • October 5 Mattoon Chamber Business Expo and Taste of the Expo
  • October 7 Eastern Illinois University Homecoming Weekend
  • October 27 Celebrate Downtown Mattoon Trunk or Treat
  • October 28 Mattoon YMCA Ghouls in the Pool
  • October 31 Trick or Treating in Mattoon
  • October 31 Cross County Mall Trick or Treating 5-8pm
  • November 2 Chamber Community Update Breakfast
  • November 3-4 Cross County Mall Sports Card Show
  • November 11 Veteran's Day Parade
  • November 16 Lightworks walk thru
  • November 17 Lightworks open for cars only till December 26
  • November 17-19 Cross County Mall Christmas Craft Show
  • November 23 Mattoon YMCA Bare Bones Turkey Trot 
  • November 25 Mattoon Arts Council Holiday Sale
  • December 1 Celebrate Downtown Mattoon Christmas
  • December 26 Last day of Lightworks
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