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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Vandalia, Illinois Virtual Tour

Take a moment to explore our new virtual tour of Vandalia Illinois! This tool is also available for your smartphone. Just download MapNTour in the App Store on your phone or tablet!

Events Calendar

Jul
23
Tue
Free Kids Movies @ Starmax Cinemas
Jul 23 @ 10:00 am

Dr. Suess' The Grinch
Sponsored by McKellar, Robertson, McCarty & Click Insurance

Aug
10
Sat
Movies Under the Stars: Secret Life of Pets @ Kaskaskia College Vandalia Education Center
Aug 10 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us on Saturday, August 10 for The Secret Life of Pets! Movies begin at dusk (approx 8:45), but arrive early and claim a great viewing spot. We'll have giveaways, FREE popcorn, and refreshments available for purchase.
Get your blankets and lawnchairs ready, and join us for FREE Movies Under the Stars!

Sponsored by Clint Simpson-State Farm Agent

Sep
7
Sat
Movies Under the Stars: Jumanji @ Kaskaskia College Vandalia Education Center
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us for our final movie of the year, on Saturday, Sept 7 for Jumanji! Movies begin at dusk (apporx 8:45), but arrive early and claim a great viewing spot. We will have giveaways, FREE popcorn, and refreshments available for purchase.
Get your blankets and lawn chairs ready, and join us for FREE Movies Under the Stars!

Sponsored by Clint Simpson- State Farm Agent.

Sep
14
Sat
Out of the Darkness- Vandalia Walk @ Vandalia Lions Pavilion
Sep 14 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Sep
21
Sat
Vandalia Alumni & Friends – All School Reunion @ Vandalia Moose Lodge
Sep 21 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

A class reunion for all graduates of VCHS!

School Tour - 11:00 am
Dinner - 5:30 pm
Awards - 7:00 pm

Oct
20
Sun
Annual Fish Fry @ Holy Cross Parish Hall
Oct 20 @ 11:30 am

The Fish Fry will raise funds for community activities and projects within the Congregation and LCSM Missions. Your ticket purchase includes fish, potato, salad, dessert and a beverage.

Nov
15
Fri
Olde Tyme Christmas @ Downtown Vandalia, IL
Nov 15 – Nov 16 all-day

Kick off the holiday season with us in beautiful downtown Vandalia! This is a free, community event featuring local businesses, arts, crafts, food, drink and much more. Visit with Santa, take a picture with his reindeer, shop at our vendor fair and take a trolley ride or horse drawn carriage ride! Other activities taking place that weekend include a Christmas Parade, a live nativity, candlelight readings, and a festival of trees.

Friday, November 15th 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday, November 16th 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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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