Living Outside of Ordinary: Week of 4/29

Living Outside of Ordinary: Week of 4/29


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 is full of events you don’t usually find on the calendar. A roundtable with expert women in their respected fields, an inaugural music festival, a talk on the viral black hole image from an astronomy expert and much more! Weeks like this remind us just how special our area is!


Monday, April 29 – Grab a pastry or breakfast item from a café or bakery in town you have never been to!


Tuesday, April 30 – Check out 5 Things at Willow Creek Farm, an evening where 5 women who are experts in their field share their stories and experiences!


Wednesday, May 1 – Head to the Perimeter Road Music Festival, the inaugural entertainment event in conjunction with the Parkland Car Show at Parkland College. 


Thursday, May 2 – Head to River City in The Music Man KIDS, a youth theater performance!


Friday – May 3 – Don’t miss “The Black Hole at the Heart of M87” a talk at Staerkel Planetarium about the recent Event Horizon telescope image!


Saturday, May 4 – The Champaign County Farm Bureau Auditorium plays host to the Spring Craft and Plant Sale, featuring baked goods, crafts, and beautiful plants!


Sunday, May 5 – Join Delight Flower Farm farmer & floral designer Amanda for a fun and funky terrarium making workshop on site!


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

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