Mattoon Tourism and Arts September 15, 2022

  •  September 17 Fit to Serve 3rd Annual Fall Gala 1-4pm
  • Don't miss the 3rd Annual Fall Gala with Fit to Serve at 1320 Lafayette Ave. in Mattoon. There will be silent auction, games for the kids, farmers market and refreshments.  


  • September 17 Special Olympics Family Festival at LLC
  • There's still room for you in the Special Olympics Family Festival  volunteer force. Join this Saturday, Sept. 17, for SOFF XXXIX: The Return of SOFF and fun, games and friendship. Become a "Friend-For-A-Day" Volunteer and be paired with eager and excited Special Olympics Athletes. Go to www.consolidated.com/soff


  • September 17 2022 Young Eagles Rally, Coles County Memorial Airport
  • The Young Eagles program has dedicated 30 years to giving youth ages 8–17 their first free ride in an airplane. It’s the only program of its kind, with the sole mission to introduce and inspire kids in the world of aviation. Come to MTO for your aviation enthusiast's chance to take their free introductory flight with an FAA-certified Pilot! To register please go to: www.youngeaglesday.org/?4872 Registration is NOW open and closes once full. 50 spots available.


  • September 20, SBL Hospice Binga at the Mattoon Eagles Club
  • Have fun and support your community at the SBL Hospice Binga to benefit Hospice House. Games are 5:30 pm ~ Early-Bird Binga / 6 pm ~ Binga. To purchase tickets, call 217-258-2511. Doors open at 4:30 pm. Food and beverages available for purchase.

  


Looking ahead:


  • September 22-October 2 Mattoon Library hosts the Manhattan Shorts Global Film Festival
  • September 24 Camp New Hope, Fall Fest Wheels of Hope Car Show
  • September 24 Lincoln Lap 3K Fun Run/Walk on September 24th
  • September 24 Tour de Charleston
  • September 24-25 Lincoln Log Cabin Harvest Fall Frolic
  • September 27 Birds and Brews at Douglas Hart Nature Center
  • September 29 Habitaste fundraiser benefiting Coles County Habitat for Humanity
  • September 29 2022 ClassE Golf Outing, Meadowview Golf Course
  • October 1-2 Mattoon Cobra's Softball Donny Howell Fall Classic/Showcase
  • October 2 Mattoon YMCA Last Chance Tri-athalon 
  • October 6 Taste of Something Special Special Olympics Fundraiser
  • October 6-8, 14-15 3rd Annual Fall Follies: music and theatrical review
  • October 8 Mattoon Community Dog Park Ribbon Cutting
  • October 8 Knights of Columbus Casino Night Fundraiser
  • October 13 Mattoon Chamber Business Expo and Taste of the Expo 
  • October 13 Planning meeting One Stop Community Christmas 
  • October 14-15 EIU Homecoming 
  • October 14-16 Mattoon Pride Softball Classic/Showcase
  • October 15 Mattoon Library Book Sale
  • October 21-22 DHNC Haunted Hike 
  • October 21-23 Cross County Mall Flea Market
  • October 23 2nd Annual 5K for Coffee and CASA, EIU
  • October 27 United Way Auction, Mattoon Country Club
  • October 28 Celebrate Downtown Mattoon Trunk or Treat
  • October 28 Charleston Scare on the Square
  • October 28-30 EIU Family Weekend
  • October 29 Mattoon YMCA Ghouls in the Pool Swim Meet
  • October 29 Lincoln Log Cabin Torchlight Halloween Hike and Wiener Roast
  • October 29 2022 Witches gone Wicked, St. Jude Fundraiser
  • October 31 Trick or Treating at the Cross County Mall
  • November 3 Combined Chamber of Commerce Community Update Breakfast
  • November 3 Planning meeting One Stop Community Christmas 
  • November 4-6 Cross County Mall Sports Card Show
  • November 10 Planning meeting One Stop Community Christmas 
  • November 11 Veteran's Day Parade
  • November 12-13 SBLHC Holiday Festival
  • November 14 Mattoon Exchange Club Pulled Pork fundraiser
  • November 17 Planning meeting One Stop Community Christmas 
  • November 17 “Band Together for Kids” benefit to fight child abuse
  • November 17 Mattoon Lightworks Walk Thru, one night only
  • November 18 Opening night Mattoon Lightworks
  • November 18-20 Christmas Gift & Craft Show at Cross County Mall
  • November 24 Mattoon YMCA Turkey Trot
  • November 26 Mattoon Arts Council 's Annual Holiday Artisan Market Cross County Mall
  • December 1 Planning meeting One Stop Community Christmas 
  • December 1,3-4 and 9-11 Secret Santa theatre production at the Lone Elm Room, Mattoon Depot
  • December 2 Celebrate Downtown Mattoon Christmas
  • December 3 Christmas in the Heart of Charleston
  • December 3 Lincoln Log Cabin Old Fashioned Christmas on the Prairie
  • December 10 One Stop Community Christmas LLC
  • December 10 Battle Creek Band at the Cross County Mall
  • December 26 Last Day of Lightworks
  • December 27-29 MHS Girls Holiday Basketball Tourney