Living Outside of Ordinary: Week of 9/24

Living Outside of Ordinary: Week of 9/24

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.

This upcoming week celebrates the first full week of fall with outdoor adventure and plenty of opportunity for new experiences! There’s something here for everyone this week, and if you find your own way to Live Outside of Ordinary this week, use the hashtag and let us know on social media!



Monday, September 17 – Head to Meadowbrook Park to for the Full Moon Walk, Roll, and Stroll.


Tuesday, September 18 – Pick up a pumpkin from Curtis Orchard and decorate it for the first full week of fall!


Wednesday, September 19 – Walk to work one day this week! Champaign-Urbana ranked #6 on “10 Cities Where You Want to Walk to Work” list, October 2013 (MSN Real Estate)


Thursday, September 20 – Catch the Pygmalion: Tesla Coil show – a fantastic display of science and technology using 24,000 watts from the electrical power grid


Friday, September 21 – Grab dinner from a local restaurant you’ve never been to before


Saturday, September 22 – It’s a Monticellobration – bring the family or some friends to Downtown Monticello for fall festival fun


Sunday, September 23 – Pick up a fall blend of coffee or tea at Columbia Street Roastery  


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

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