• 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.


"One thing I love about this festival is the good energy. And I feel it so much" - @ChazEbert #Ebertfest2015 http://t.co/t9Uiq7Y7lw
RT @illinoisvethosp: What a great crowd at the Working Women's Expo! We're here till 8pm at @FluidEventsCU! #Chambana http://t.co/rDBHRgptWQ
So many incredible films and it's only day two! Let us know - which has been your favorite thus far? #Ebertfest2015 @ebertfest #chambana
RT @biggrovetavern: Our new Spring cocktail menu has just what you need before #Ebertfest2015! Serving food till 10pm! #Ebertfest #champaig
RT @champark: Free art can be found at Springer Cultural Center now-May 2. Click for info & gallery hours: http://t.co/wYwPTbNTJM http://t.…

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)