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Living Outside of Ordinary: Week of 5/20

May 20, 2019

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.

Spring is here to stay, and you can tell! Not only is the weather warming up and staying there, but more and more seasonal community events are returning. Whether it’s the Neighborhood Summer Block Party series or the summer’s first Urbana Downtown Get Down, there’s so much to do in our area! Have something planned that we don’t have on our list? Let us know by tagging @VisitChampaign on social media and using the hashtag #OutsideofOrdinary!

Monday, May 20 – Enjoy brain teasers and treats at Phillips Recreation Center’s Game Night!

Tuesday, May 21 – Spring weather isn’t too hot or cold, which calls for dinner outdoors! Take a picnic to your favorite park and enjoy some quality outdoors time with the family!

Wednesday, May 22 – Get a safety check on your bike plus enjoy entertainment and ride the Kickapoo Rail Trail at the May Bike Month Celebration!

Thursday, May 23 – Check out tons of family activities at this weeks’ Neighborhood Summer Block Party, this week in the Countrybrook Apartments Neighborhood!

Friday, May 24 – Reach out to a few friends you haven’t seen and grab happy hour drinks! Social media is nice, but nothing beats face to face time with friends!

Saturday, May 25 – Check out the summer’s first Urbana Downtown Get Down, featuring DJs, an art market, and more in DT Urbana!

Sunday, May 26 – Enjoy music out at Eisner Park for the Sounds at Sunset Concert Series!

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


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