Welcome to The Effingham Convention and Visitors Bureau

Effingham is the 2014 Google Ecity award winner for Illinois

Effingham Awarded As Google's 2014 eCity of Illinois

Now in its second year, the Google eCity Award recognizes the strongest online business community in each state as one of the “digital capitals” of America. The awarded cities are recognized for their innovation in using the web to find new customers, connect with existing customers and fuel their local economies. 

Located in Central Illinois where Interstate 57 meets Interstate 70, the City of Effingham has a little something for everyone. With 18 hotels and over 60 restaurants, Effingham provides the very best in service and hospitality and welcomes visitors to come spend a few days exploring what our vibrant city and surrounding communities have to offer.

The Funfest Amphitheater, MY Garage Museum, The Effingham Performance Center, Cross at the Crossroads, Firefly Grill, Tuscan Hills Winery and Lake Sara are just a few of the many attractions that make Effingham a tourism destination for thousands of travelers each year.

The City also hosts several annual events including the Corvette Funfest and Funfest for Air-Cooled VW hosted by Mid America Motorworks in the fall,  EffingHAM Music Fests several times a year, a food and entertaining expo hosted by the Effingham Performance Center in the fall, the Artisan Fair in April, Wonderland in Lights at Community Park in December, and Sculpture on the Avenues, an outdoor exhibition featuring artwork throughout the year.

The Effingham Convention & Visitors Bureau welcomes you to spend a few days in our one-of-a-kind community! And invites you to contact us with any questitons you may have about our unique city!

Mid America Motorworks

Explore all Effingham has to offer, including Mid America Motorworks' "My Garage Museum" and their many events, including Corvette and Air-Cooled VW Funfests each year!

Tuscan Hills Winery

Come as their guest...leave as their friends. Tuscan Hills Winery will make you feel like you've stepped into Old-World Tuscany.

Firefly Grill

See what makes this oasis a culinary destination in the heart of the Midwest!
  • LakeLights Arts and Music Festival

    Enjoy local art vendors, delicious local food, live performances and musical acts July 18th!

  • Independence Day

    Enjoy the 4th of July parade, starting at 5:30 p.m., then see the fireworks at EHS at dusk!

  • Have Pig, Will Travel

    Stop by the Visitor Center to pick up an "Effingham pig" and take him on your travels!

Upcoming Events

  • Repeats every week every Tuesday and every Friday 10 times .

    Tap into your imagination at the Helen Matthes Library! Story Time allows you to be swept into other worlds and make new friends with new characters. Join the Helen Matthes Library at 10 a.m.

  • 06/30/2015

    Head to Helen Matthes Library at 4 p.m. for a special showing of the marionette show, Jack and the Beanstalk. Registration is required, and all ages are welcome.

  • 07/01/2015

    Join Helen Matthes Library at the Effingham Fire Department (505 W.

  • 07/02/2015

    Join Helen Matthes Library at 6 p.m. for their Worm Farm Make & Take! Registration is required, so secure your spot with the Library today. 

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