Weekend Preview April 27-29

A sunny and clear forecast for Friday and Saturday serves as the perfect weather for the 10th running of the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon. A staple of the greater Champaign County area, all communities involved will be buzzing with activities and enthusiasm for this Outside of Ordinary weekend. With deals and discounts across the board, thanks to the Wooden Nickel program, even the most economical spenders can enjoy all there is to offer, without breaking the bank. Whether you're looking to make the most of pre-race carbs, toast the town with a post-race celebration, or make some fun family memories, this weekend is sure to bring a little something for everyone. 


Outdoor Events

Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon: With races starting Friday leading up to the marathon Saturday, the sunshine and warm weather are a welcome change from cold and rain of previous years.  

27th Mile Celebrate Victory Bash: Join all the runners, family, friends, and best of all the Visit Champaign County crew as we all celebrate with food, games, and great music!

Date Night

Babies and Brunch: Enjoy a delicious farm-to-table brunch, at Prairie Fruits Farm and Creamery.

Hamilton Walker's Sunday Supper Club: Enjoy an amazing, upscaled 3-course meal without the upscale price. 

Family Fun

Astronomy Day & Exhibit Public Opening: This nationwide celebration brings attention to the awe-inspiring fields of earth and space sciences. From rockets to craters, to eclipses, the entire family can enjoy all that Astronomy day has to offer at the Orpheum. 

May Day: Celebrate the end of the winter chill and embrace the beauty of springtime in the greater Champaign County area. 

4th Annual Illinifest Student Film Festival: A celebration of student and professional short-filmmaking, this film festival showcases works from all over the U.S. fostering creative filmmaking for all ages.  

10th Anniversary Celebration of the Illini Hillel Cohen Center: Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Illini Hillel Cohen Center for Jewish Life building with a luncheon featuring speakers such as the Dean Jeffrey R. Brown of the Gies College of Business. 


Live Music at Riggs: Stephen Chopek: From performing on the subway to acoustic sensation, Stephen Chopek will perform live at Riggs. 

San E & Mad Clown We Want You 2018 Tour: Mad Clown and San E are two of the biggest stars in Korean pop music. With numerous hits songs in Korea, these rappers are joining forces to bring an Outside of Ordinary show to the City Center.  

Cabaret: This Broadway classic is making it's way to the State Farm Center for the Broadway Theatre Series. 

Official Marathon Afterparty feat. Brushville: Brushville blends four extremely talented musicians, with incredible harmonies, an explosive stage show and a fresh, dynamic sound produced by an array of instruments to create an unforgettable experience for the audience. A perfect way to end the Saturday Marathon festivities. 


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