Mattoon Tourism and Arts ´╗┐November 10, 2021

November 11 Mattoon Veteran's Day Parade

  • Starts at 21st and Western Ave to Peterson Park with a Veteran's Day Ceremony to follow. Anyone who wants to participate in the parade but didn't sign up please get in line in the after 24th and Western Ave.


November 13 5k run/walk "for coffee" benefitting CASA 


November 13 Veteran's Support Coalition Trivia Night

  • Come to the annual fundraiser to have fun and support a great cause! Dinner, entertainment and a silent auction. A VIP cocktail hour begins at 5:00 PM and the main event starts at 6:00 PM. Tickets with the VIP Experience are 80.00 per person; General Admission is 60.00 per person. You can get tickets online or call 847.612.2547.

Looking ahead:


  • November 17 The Haven Drive Thru Dinner 5-8pm
  • November 18 Lightworks opening night walk thru to benefit ONE STOP COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS
  • November 19- December 28, Lightworks in Peterson Park
  • November 20 The Haven One Night in a Car Fundraiser
  • November 25 Mattoon YMCA Turkey Trot
  • November 27 Holiday Art and Craft Sale Burgess Auditorium
  • November 29-December 2 Mid-IL Big Brothers Big Sisters Virtual Holiday Auction
  • December 2, 4-5, 10-11th, "THE CHRISTMAS GNOME"
  • December 3 Celebrate Downtown Mattoon Christmas
  • December 3 Celebrate Downtown Mattoon Christmas parade
  • December 4 EIU Holiday Hustle, benefitting One Stop Community Christmas
  • December 9-11, 16-18 Douglas Hart Nature Center Winter Wonderland Walk
  • December 27-29 MHS Girls Basketball Holiday Tourney
  • December 26 Last day of Mattoon Lightworks