Living Outside of Ordinary: 10/22

Living Outside of Ordinary: Week of 10/22

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.

Halloween starts to spill into harvest-themed events and even a few sneak peeks at the December holidays this week! Surprising considering how warm we are starting our week, but hey, you never know what to expect in our #OutsideofOrdinary community!


Monday, October 22 – Eat lunch outside! Whether brown bag or fresh from one of the amazing spots around town, these mild temperatures may not be here much longer!

Tuesday, October 23 – Check out the latest collection at Larry Kanfer Photography Gallery, Off the Beaten Path: Ireland Collection!

Wednesday, October 24 – Watch the Top 10 Nationally Ranked Fighting Illini Volleyball team take on Maryland!

Thursday, October 25 – Dress up for the 32nd annual Halloween FunFest at Market Place Mall!

Friday, October 26 – It’s National Pumpkin Day! Stop by your favorite patch and carve, paint, or decorate anyway you see fit!

Saturday, October 27 – Become a mad scientist at the Orpheum’s Halloween Spooktacular!

Sunday, October 28  – Explore the new holiday collection at Prairie Gardens at their Xmas Open House!

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

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