• Experience local flavors through agriculture adventures!
  • Get ready for Game Day! This is Illini Country!
  • Find serenity at the Allerton Park & Retreat Center
  • From fishing to hiking, it's time to explore the outdoors!
  • Chicken & Waffles at Big Grove Tavern
  • Art lives in Champaign County
  • Bike, bus or train, it's easy to get around Champaign County!
  • Real Alaskan Reindeer reside in Champaign County
  • Champaign By Night

14th Annual Parade of Lights

November 29, 2014
Officially launch the holiday season with a Parade of Lights! Marching bands and lighted floats weave their way through the streets of Downtown Champaign with Santa making his grand appearance just in time to light the City Christmas Tree. 

Gifford State Bank Country Christmas Craft Show

November 22-23, 2014
The annual Gifford State Bank Country Christmas Craft Show brings together over 300 vendors and 8,000 shoppers! This event offers two days of "shop til ya drop" fun so you can find that perfect gift for everyone on your list.  

35th Annual Chris Cringle Arts & Crafts Show

November 7-8, 2014
Find gifts galore at the Chris Cringle Arts & Crafts Show, one of the Midwest's largest craft shows featuring over 155 booths with a wide variety of handcrafted items by local and area artists, as well as artists from all over the Midwest.  

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.


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Interested in woodworking? Check out the annual CU Woodworking Festival, happening this weekend http://t.co/9dz1QdnIzY #CUthere
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Animal Encounters at the Orpheum
March 6, 2013 - 2:00pm - December 31, 2014 - 3:00pm
Orpheum Toddler Tuesday
October 1, 2013 - 10:30am - December 30, 2014 - 11:30am
Weekly Stand Up Comedy Showcase
January 15, 2014 - 9:00pm - December 17, 2014 - 10:30pm
Comedy Karaoke - Open Mic Stand Up Night
January 16, 2014 - 9:00pm - December 18, 2014 - 10:30pm
World War I with America's March King
March 17, 2014 (All day) - May 6, 2015 (All day)
Sustainable Student Farm Market
May 1, 2014 - 11:00am - November 27, 2014 - 5:00pm