• 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

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!

Naturally Illinois Expo

April 17-18, 2015
The annual Naturally Illinois Expo presented by the Prairie Research Institute features more than 50 exhibits, demonstrations and hands-on science activities for those of all ages. Don't miss the chance to talk with scientists from the State Scientific Surveys to learn about water, energy, the ecosystem, climate, and more. 

17th Annual Ebertfest

April 15-19, 2015
Calling all film fanatics! The 17th Annual Roger Ebert Film Festival returns to the historic Virginia Theatre to celebrate films that haven’t received the recognition they deserved during their original runs. Special guests this year include Jason Segel, Chazz Palminteri, and John Kilik.

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.


RT @Illinois_Alma:
The @ILMarathon is just days away! Who will come visit us at the #27thMile? #ILMarathon #Chambana #runillinois
@drivebytruckers @belafleck & @loslobosband and many more musicians set to play this year's #ELLNORA. We #cantwait! http://t.co/eNaOMYWyHQ
We're thinking warm thoughts in our office this morning! RT if you're visiting #Chambana this summer http://t.co/LO4i9E1ANr #happymonday
RT @SBTstensland: Great moment of Chaz @ebertfest introducing Seymour Bernstein to Roger. http://t.co/RDBrTanSpX

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)