Effingham is bustling with activities this Independence Day!
Lake Sara will host their annual fireworks display on July 3rd at dusk. Whether you watch from a boat or a backyard, it’s sure to be a good time for all.
Then, start off the 4th with the kiddos at Ballard Nature Center for scavenger hunts, history and self-guided games. Come anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for some daytime fun.
Head over to The Hall, formerly Knights of Columbus Hall, for their annual 4th of July Parking Lot Party! It’s the perfect place to celebrate the holiday and watch the fireworks. Join them at 3 p.m. for good food and cold drinks. Live music with no cover charge starts at 5 p.m. with Old Crows Young Cardinals, followed by Matt Poss Band at 8 p.m.
Fireworks, sponsored by Effingham Noon Rotary, will take place at 9 p.m. at the Effingham High School Sports Complex. Don’t miss it!
Have a fun and safe 4th!
Don’t miss the 4th annual Moccasin Creek Festival this Friday through Sunday at The Stage at Lake Sara! Enjoy live Americana musical performances, merchandise, kids’ activities, food and drinks all weekend. This family-friendly festival provides a fun opportunity for music lovers of all ages to spend some time outdoors while hearing great local and nationally recognized performers.
The schedule for the weekend is as follows:
Friday, June 23
- 2:00 p.m.- Steve Clark
- 3:00p.m.- Thingama-Jug Band
- 4:00 p.m.- Way Down Wanderers
- 5:30 p.m.- Chicago Farmer
- 6:30 p.m.- Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys
- 7:45 p.m.- Steve Poltz
- 9:00 p.m.- James McMurty
- 10:45 p.m.- Matt Poss Band
Saturday, June 24
- 11:00 a.m.- Mr. Pancake (kids show)
- 11:45 a.m.- Taylor Steele
- 12:45 p.m.- LP & the Honeybee
- 1:45 p.m.- Bill Poss
- 2:00 p.m.- Edward David Anderson
- 3:00 p.m.- Paper Moon Shiners
- 4:00 p.m.- The Howlin’ Brothers
- 5:30 p.m.-Greg Klyma
- 6:30 p.m.- Chain Station
- 7:45 p.m.- Ray Wylie Hubbard
- 9:15 p.m.- Billy Strings
- 10:30 p.m.- The Accidentals
Sunday, June 25
- 11:00 a.m.- The Greyhounds
- 12:00 p.m.- Charlie Roth
- 1:00 p.m.- Chain Station
- 2:00 p.m.- Heather Maloney
- 3:00 p.m.- Billy Strings
- 4:00 p.m.- Tim Crosby and Lightning Strikes
If rain is expected, the event will be moved to the Effingham Performance Center. For ticket pricing/orders, festival rules, contact information and more, visit their website. We hope to see you there!