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Festivals & Annual Events

Corvettes on Fun Run Road Tour Ed Baumgarten Photography

Corvette Funfest

Participants enjoy a whirlwind weekend of special displays, car shows, a Swapfest, expert seminars, product demonstrations and more. Celebrity Choice Awards will take place Thursday through Sunday. 

Artisan Fair

Each year, downtown Effingham is transformed into an artist’s mecca as artists from all over the region set up shop on the lawn of the Historic Court House Museum and surrounding downtown area in Effingham. 

Effingham Jam

Head downtown to celebrate all things BBQ for the EffingHAM JAM on July 27-28th.  Friday night features the popular Hometown Throwdown, including an amateur BBQ competition, live music, beer garden, BBQ samples and more! 

Hometown Christmas

The Downtown Effingham Business Group Presents their "Hometown Christmas" Event on December 3rd, 4th and 5th! Enjoy the traditions of Christmas in Downtown Effingham with Santa, Food Trucks, Winter Drinks and more. 

Girls walking into Moccasin Creek Festival Astrid Johana Photography

Moccasin Creek Festival

Moccasin Creek Festival is an annual 3-day music festival (June 22 - 24), which typically celebrates other arts and crafts as well.  It takes place at beautiful Lake Sara in Summit Township, just west of Effingham…

Volkswagens on the VW Fun Run Road Tour Ed Baumgarten Photography

VW Funfest

Mid America Motorworks opens its campus for the 20th Annual Funfest for Air-Cooled VWs, June 15th-17th, 2018. Join thousands of VW enthusiasts participating in the whirlwind weekend filled with Special VW Displays, Car Show, Swapfest…

Overhead Shot of Mexican Food at Taqueria Don Pedro Astrid Johana Photography

Restaurant Week

Indulge in Effingham’s premier foodie event! Effingham Restaurant Week, sponsored by Visit Effingham, is an opportunity for residents and visitors, alike, to experience the mouth-watering flavors of our local legends. Enjoy authentic…

Musicians playing Bluegrass music at local music festival at Lake Sara Astrid Johana Photography

Summer Sundown Music Festival

Celebrate the end of summer at the Summer Sundown Music Festival on beautiful Lake Sara! Enjoy live music performed by independent musicians and bands from across the region. The goal of this up-and-coming music festival is to bring…

Effingham Cruise Night

Take a step back in time and enjoy Effingham Cruise Night in Downtown Effingham. Enjoy a nostalgic drive down Jefferson Avenue, where – for one night only – traffic will flow in TWO directions. 

Child taking hot cocoa from vendor at Walking Through Wonderland Event Astrid Johana Photography

Walking Through Wonderland

For one night only, Wonderland in Lights will close to all vehicles and offer visitors an opportunity to get up close and personal with our larger-than-life light displays! This event is free to the public, but donations are welcome. 

Musician playing at Moccasin Creek Festival Astrid Johana Photography

This Weekend

Whether you’re a thrill-seeker, a culture vulture or just looking to have a good time while you’re here, we’ve got you…

Musician playing at Moccasin Creek Festival Astrid Johana Photography

Live Music & Entertainment

Get ready to feel the pulse of Effingham’s live music scene! Our vibrant town isn’t just about rolling landscapes and historic…

Family of three meeting dog at the Effingham Farmers Market Astrid Johana Photography

Community Events

Our Community Events are where the heart of Effingham beats strong. Find authentic, local experiences for residents and visitors, both, to…

Girls having a picnic photoshoot at Lake Sara Astrid Johana Photography

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