Living Outside of Ordinary: Week of 9/10

Living Outside of Ordinary: Week of 9/10

In the past month, how many days can you truly remember? On average, a few days, 4 or 5 if you’re lucky, stand out from the daily routines we all experience. That’s why Visit Champaign County is launching our new “Living Outside of Ordinary” Campaign aimed at residents and visitors as a means to encourage everyone to discover new places throughout the greater Champaign County area.

Each week, we’ll give you one thing to do each day, something Outside of Ordinary, to make sure you have a way to make each day memorable. We’ll be busy brainstorming over the next year to make sure you have ways to break out of the routine and immerse yourself in the amazing things happening right in your backyard. Some will be events, but others may be something as simple as getting outdoors, meeting a friend for a drink, or checking out a new store or restaurant. The goal is simple: when you’re Living Outside of Ordinary, you’re making memories, so we can all cherish each and every day.

If our first week was any indication, Living Outside of Ordinary doesn’t have to be a fancy dinner or tickets to a local concert. For many of us, time and energy post constraints, but taking steps to make your day memorable doesn’t have to be a grand gesture. This week, we take a look at 7 ways to practice Living Outside of Ordinary that involve everything from the outdoors to making new friends.


Monday, September 10 – Find five different pieces of public art and post their pictures


Tuesday, September 11 – Stop by the Champaign Farmer’s Market for a new ingredient for the week


Wednesday, September 12 - Invite an old friend out for lunch at CU Sticky Rice


Thursday, September 13 – Catch "The Miseducation of Cameron Post" at the Art Theater to kickoff the CU Pridefest festivities


Friday, September 14 – Visit with local artists at the Urbana Art Expo


Saturday, September 15 – Head downtown Champaign for the CU Pridefest


Sunday, September 16 – Watch a Japanese rock band at the Matsuri festival


For more tips on what to do, check our events calendar and request a copy of our Visitors Guide today!

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