• 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

Engineering Open House

March 13-14, 2015
The annual Engineering Open House at the University of Illinois strives to create a more educated, science-orientated culture by exhibiting the latest in technological advancements. This massive, free event inspires thousands of students every year as they see the role science plays in our everyday life.

SJ Broadcasting Sports & Outdoor Expo

March 6-8, 2015
Head to the Fluid Event Center for the first-ever SJ Broadcasting Sports and Outdoor Expo! Sports fans can take part in a Q&A Coach Mike Ditka, families will enjoy a large kids area with carnival games, and attendees can visit over 70 vendors. 

Hatch: A Creative Reuse Art Festival

February 26-March 14, 2015
What happens when you mix artists with unwanted materials destined for the landfill? You get Hatch: A Creative Re-Use Art Festival from the I.D.E.A. Store in Champaign, a marketplace of ideas from recycled materials. 

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.


Terrified of creepy crawlies? Face your fears headon tonight at the 32nd Annual Insect Fear Film Festival! Details: http://t.co/xEh0U7UHPd
There's a big game tonight, folks! Don't miss @IlliniHoops take on @northwesternsports at the State Farm Center http://t.co/s8ummCgicP
The @KAMIllinois Chamber Music Series returns tonight. Did we mention it's FREE? We'll #CUthere! http://t.co/afqGehNs5z #chambana
Get your hockey fix in this weekend as the Illini Hockey Club takes on Eastern Michigan at the UI Ice Arena. Details: http://t.co/UrFUCRePkk
@champarks ha, thank you! We are right there with you - cheers!

Animal Encounters at the Orpheum
March 6, 2013 - 2:00pm - December 31, 2015 - 3:00pm
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)