Mattoon is a destination for the region with a wide variety of cultural and artistic assets as well as year-round festivals and events.  Visitors enjoy public spaces and event venues that invite interaction and community building. 

As a committee, we developed a number of projects and strategies that we are working on to accomplish our vision.

Need more information on our communities resources and programs already available?  Here is a list of resources for your convenience.


Eat, Play, Stay In Mattoon Illinois 

We are in the center of East Central Illinois and have a number of accommodations to choose from. Check them out here.

Like Wine?


For your convenience, we put together a list of nearby wineries within a 2-hour distance from Mattoon. Many of them only 30 minutes away.

Here is a link to a Calendar of area Wine Festivals provided by Vahling Vineyards.

Want more information about Illinois Wine? Find it here! 

While enjoying the many wineries around our area, the day after one can enjoy any one of our many parks and wildlife areas nearby. Great for a family outing or camping trip.


Be sure to stock up with supplies in Mattoon or Charleston before heading out.

Before leaving check out our History and Folklore!  Do you know about Mattoon’s Famous Mad Gasser?

Mattoon has a growing and thriving ARTs community. It is their 20th Anniversary this year and with it, a number of exciting events are taking place. Check out all the great work that they are doing in the community of Mattoon.

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Want more information on things to do in East Central Illinois? Check out other events going on here.

Be sure to check out the City of Mattoon Tourism page for the latest events.