Festivities and Recreation

Keep up on the latest updates on activities, news and fun in the Strasburg area by having the Gnome News directly mailed to your door for only $5 a year. Gnome News is a local newsletter that is published every other month. The Strasburg Facebook Page can also help residents keep up on activities, news and fun so make sure to join.



2017 Local Festivities:

*Events held at Community Center unless otherwise specified

Jan 21 Lions Club Trivia Night, 7 p.m., Stew-Stras HS Gym
Jan 25 Seasoned Citizens
Jan 31 SCAN Quarterly Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
Feb 22 Seasoned Citizens
Feb 25 Lions Club Pancake Breakfast, 6:30-10 a.m., Community Center
Mar 5 SCAN Chili Quarter Auction, Chili Lunch 11-1, Auction 1 p.m., Community Center
Mar 25 Spring Fling Craft & Vendor Show, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Community Center
Mar 24 Lions Fish Fry – 4:30-7 p.m.
Mar 28 SCAN Quarterly Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
Mar 29 Seasoned Citizens
Apr 15 American Legion Auxiliary Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m., registration at 9:45 a.m.
Apr 26 Seasoned Citizens
May 6 SCAN Flower Sale, 8 a.m. – Noon
May 20 & 26 American Legion Auxiliary Poppy Day
May 27 Village Wide Rummage Sales / Lions Tootsie Pop Day
May 31 Seasoned Citizens
Jun-Aug Farmers Market, Thursdays, 4:30 – 6 p.m., Community Center parking lot
Jun 1 SCAN Strawberry Fest / Farmers Market Kickoff / 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Jun 4 Lions Club Chicken Fry, 4 p.m., at the park
Jun 15 Lions Club Fish Fry (w/Farmer’s Market), Community Center
Jun 27 SCAN Quarterly Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
Jun 28 Seasoned Citizens
Jul 7, 8 Lions Club Homecoming
Jul 9 Lions Strongman Competition/Mower Pull
Jul 26 Seasoned Citizens
Aug 30 Seasoned Citizens
Sep 9 Village Hog Roast & Gnome Fest
Sep 26 SCAN Quarterly Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
Sep 27 Seasoned Citizens
Sep 29 Community Wiener Roast
Sep 30 Fall Village Wide Rummage Sales, 7 a.m.
Oct 7 Burn Out in the Burg, 10 a.m.
Oct 7 Lions Club Oktoberfest German meal 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Oct 27 American Legion Halloween Soup Supper & Parade
Oct 25 Seasoned Citizens
Nov 5 American Legion Christmas Auction
Nov 11 Santa Brigade Breakfast & Market
Nov 29 Seasoned Citizens
Dec 3 American Legion Christmas Auction
Dec 15 &16 American Legion Auxiliary Christmas Store
Dec 16 Santa at Community Building
Dec 10 SCAN/Village – Year End Recognition Celebration, 2 p.m.
Dec 10 Lutheran Churches Christmas Cantata, 7 p.m.
Dec 27 Seasoned Citizens


Discover the recreation opportunities, attractions and local specialties that surround Strasburg!


In Town:

Strasburg ShortStop Marathon Station just off Route 32 in Strasburg.

     – Subway (within Marathon): 6am-8pm, every day. 217-644-3287.

     – Convenience Store (within Marathon): 6am-10pm, every day. 217-644-3280.

          – Serving Hunt Brothers Pizza and soft serve ice cream.

Strasburg Park. From Route 32, turn east at the Strasburg Marathon, go two blocks.

     – Looking for Lincoln storyboard (within Strasburg Park)

     – Veteran Memorial (adjacent to Strasburg Park.)


 His Glories Farm  2 miles
 Hidden Springs State Park   3 miles
Fox Prairie Golf Course  5 miles
Vahling Vineyards 6 miles
Lake Shelbyville 15 min
Effingham Performance Theater 20 min
The Little Theatre 25 min
 Lake Land College 30 min
Eastern Illinois University 45 min


Urban life isn’t too far away:
 Decatur  1 hr
Springfield 1 1/2 hr
St. Louis 2 hrs
Chicago 4 hrs


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