Living Outside of Ordinary: 11/5

Living Outside of Ordinary: Week of 11/5

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.

November in a lot of ways is a time of transition. A move towards winter, festive family fun, and most importantly, more ways to Live Outside of Ordinary every day in the greater Champaign County area! This week, the return of a beloved athletics season at U of I, area legends in concert, and a few ways to explore your community you may not have thought of before.


Monday, November 5 – Nothing beats the hum of a record. Grab an LP from Exile on Main St.!

Tuesday, November 6 – Explore fall in full swing at the Arboretum at the University of Illinois!

Wednesday, November 7 – Rediscover the magic of 1968 at Museum of the Grand Prairie!

Thursday, November 8 – It’s the U of I Men’s Basketball home opener! Cheer on the Fighting Illini as they take on the hardwood for another great season.

Friday, November 9 – Sample cheese and crackers at the aptly named Cheese and Crackers at the Old Farm Shops.

Saturday, November 10 – Area legends REO Speedwagon play the Virginia Theater for what’s always a memorable night of great music!

Sunday, November 11 – Grab some defense against the falling temperatures at Champaign Outdoors, where they’re featuring a new custom jacket kiosk!


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

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