Living Outside of Ordinary: 11/12

Living Outside of Ordinary: Week of 11/12


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.


Only a week away from Thanksgiving, fall is saying farewell to our area, and you can see more and more holiday-themed events popping up around the greater Champaign County area. Explore your creative, artistic side this week, or embrace the sponteneous! Anyway you want to live Outside of Ordinary is a good way!


Monday, November 12– Grab the last few picture perfect moments of fall on the U of I Campus, ranked Top 10 in US College Campuses to View Fall Foliage.

Tuesday, November 13 – Warm up with coffee and a board game at Hammerhead Coffee!

Wednesday, November 14 – Learn a few tricks for pairing cheese with wine ahead of Thanksgiving at an educational and fun event at Prairie Fruits Farm and Creamery 

Thursday, November 15 – Express yourself during Open Paint Hours at Pretties by Paris.

Friday, November 16 – Celebrate all things true crime and horror at Dark History and Horror Con!

Saturday, November 17 – An area tradition is here again with the Festival of Trees!

Sunday, November 18 – Get an early taste of all your turkey day favorites at a Thanksgiving Brunch at Silvercreek

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

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