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3: Mattoon Independence Day. Parade at 9 a.m.
4: Independence Day Celebration. Fireworks at Coles County Airport.
13-17: 35th Annual Bagelfest Celebration.
15-18: Mattoon Bagelfest Softball Tournament

25, 26: Lincoln Log Cabin Harvest Frolic.

7: Mattoon Chamber of Commerce Expo at the Cross County Mall.
29: Celebrate Downtown Mattoon Trunk or Treat.

18: Mattoon Lightworks Walk Thru Night.

November 29-December 28: Mattoon Lightworks. Peterson Park.

3: Celebrate Downtown Mattoon Christmas

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