Living Outside of Ordinary: 2/18

Living Outside of Ordinary: Week of 2/18


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 week’s Living Outside of Ordinary suggestions find things getting back to normal for us after a great time hosting IHSA wrestling championships, a fun Love in the greater Champaign County area campaign, and Restaurant Week 2019 at the beginning of the month. As we long for spring, this week gives you a nice taste of the outdoors anyway you can find it, as well as time to learn some new facts and fun hobbies.


Monday, February 18 – Learn to dance and have some start of the week drinks at Cowboy Monkey for the Monday Blues Lesson and Dance.


Tuesday, February 19 – Head to Skateland Savoy for $2.50 Tuesday – admission, rental, laser tag, and pizza with soda are all $2.50!


Wednesday, February 20 – Seek out a local food truck for lunch!


Thursday, February 21 – Follow along with our Social Media takeover with an #OutsideofOrdinary local attraction.


Friday – February 22 – Kick off the weekend with an Illini Hockey game!


Saturday, February 23  – Visit the 200 year old Sugar Maple Grove tree at Homer Lake and learn all about the history of maple sugaring at Maple Sugar Days.


Sunday, February 24 – See the newly found film Borderline at Foellinger Auditorium as part of the Black History Month events at U of I.



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


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