Where History Lives and Progress Thrives

Looking for Lincoln? You’ll find him here, where his storied political career began and history abounds. After some adventure? You’ve only to venture toward Vandalia Lake for a host of water and outdoor sports. Whether you’re after browsing boutiques or immersing yourself in culture, you’ll find the right thread to weave your perfect story right here in Vandalia.

The Kaskaskia Dragon

Ever seen a 35-foot dragon belch fire? Ever made him do it yourself? In Vandalia, you can!

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Wet & Wild Fun

Vandalia Lake splashes up 660 acres of outdoor action, from boating and swimming to camping, picnicking and fishing.

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Events Calendar

Jun
30
Thu
4th of July Carnival @ Vandalia Lake
Jun 30 @ 5:00 pm – Jul 2 @ 10:00 pm

3rd Annual Carival sponsored by the Vandalia Lions Club in conjunction with their Annual Fireworks Show at Vandalia Lake. Carnival will run 3 days, opening late afternoon and continuing into the evening. Tickets available at the event for the rides.

Jul
2
Sat
ANNUAL LIONS CLUB FIREWORKS DISPLAY @ Vandalia Lake
Jul 2 @ 9:00 pm

Annual Fireworks Display will begin at dusk.

Illinois' Oldest Existing Capital City

Live

From civics to city council, everything you need to know about our community.

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Work

The drive for growth runs strong in Vandalia, with opportunity for businesses and candidates alike.

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Play

Explore our delightful blend of history and outdoor adventure for a day of play or your next getaway.

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Volunteer

Looking for ways to pay it forward and give back? Check out the many options for volunteering in Vandalia.

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