• Celebrate local artists at the Boneyard Arts Festival
  • Chicken & Waffles at Big Grove Tavern
  • Film lovers unite at the annual Ebertfest
  • From fishing to hiking, it's time to explore the outdoors!
  • Bike, bus or train, it's easy to get around Champaign County!
  • Experience local flavors through agriculture adventures!
  • Get ready for Game Day! This is Illini Country!
  • Find serenity at the Allerton Park & Retreat Center
  • Art lives in Champaign County

An Evening with David Sedaris

April 26, 2015
With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s preeminent humor writers. Most recently recognized for Exploring Diabetes with Owls. Catch David Sedaris live at the historic Virginia Theatre for all-new readings of his work and a book signing. 

Beer, Bourbon and Bacon Festival

April 25, 2015
Head out the Fluid Event Center for three of your favorite things — Beer, Bourbon and Bacon! With live entertainment, over 75 different types of bourbon, 40+ different beers and a bacon eating contest, this event is one you absolutely can't miss. 

Illinois Marathon

April 24-25, 2015
The Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon takes over Champaign County, with thousands of runners and walkers taking to the flat and fast course! Connect with a variety of vendors at the Health & Fitness Expo, and celebrate your accomplishment post-race Meijer 27th-Mile Celebrate Victory Bash!

Stay & Play

Girlfriend Getaways

Take time out with your girlfriends to relax with a spa day, dance through a culinary tour, hop from shop to boutique shop and more.  We’ll put together a dream package!

Golf Champaign County

Hit the links at Steve Stricker’s Alma Mater and enjoy some of the best golfing in Central Illinois.  From Par 3 to championship courses, we’ll help you create the perfect weekend.

Family Fun

Affordable family fun has never looked this good.  Spend quality time together at our water parks, petting zoo, museums, orchard, planetarium, parks… the list goes on.


Rise and shine it's #ILMarathon time! Which race are you conquering today? @ILMarathon #chambana
RT @biggrovetavern: Ms. Katie Flynn has hit the stage with her amazing band and a packed house! http://t.co/e33XFUN4fl
It was a gorgeous night for a 5K! Congrats to all those who participated! #ILMarathonrunners http://t.co/9MXyL9ikbK
RT @IlliniAthletics: The view for finishers of tomorrow's @ILMarathon. See you at the 50-yard line! #Illini #chambana http://t.co/IfMQKGURfY
RT @meatheadsburger: Hey! #illinoismarathon! Use that Wooden Nickel from @visitchampaign to get a free fry this weekend here at #Meathead

Animal Encounters at the Orpheum
March 6, 2013 - 11:00am - December 31, 2015 - 12:00pm
World War I with America's March King
March 17, 2014 (All day) - May 6, 2015 (All day)
CU Sunday Market
May 18, 2014 - 10:00am - May 31, 2015 - 3:00pm
Professor Harding and the Illinois Bands During WWI
August 19, 2014 (All day) - August 3, 2015 (All day)
Many Voices: The Great War in America's Songs
October 27, 2014 (All day) - September 25, 2015 (All day)