Calendar of Events
The greater Champaign County area is a hotbed for fun, local events you can't find anywhere else in the region. From music festivals, to exhibition openings, to cultural events, there's always something going on.
Please note, masks are required in all indoor spaces regardless of vaccination status and encouraged in outdoor spaces where social distancing isn't possible.
The C-U Oktoberfest is a fall celebration of music, beer, and food held in downtown Champaign. Patterned after the annual festival in Bavaria, the C-U Oktoberfest features live music from bands playing festive polkas, waltzes, and traditional German music...mixed in with plenty of your favorite songs. Beer from local brewers and a selection of German beers will be served. Party-goers are encouraged to get in the spirit by wearing their best dirndl or lederhosen (or come as they are) and dance the night away!
Family and children's activities, include a bounce house (weather permitting), face painting, and more will be available from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Parking is FREE on the weekends and is available at the Hill Street Parking Deck (handicapped parking available) and in the various public parking lots and street parking in downtown. Consider carpooling if you are coming with a group or using Uber/Lyft for your transportation.
Proceeds from the event will benefit Developmental Services Center. Join in the fun! Prost!