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Living Outside of Ordinary: Week of 2/3

January 27, 2020

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.

The first full week of February is already here! Take time to slow down 2020 before it gets away from you with these seven #OutsideofOrdinary activities!

Things to do this week in Champaign County

Monday, February 3

Pick up a quirky gift for a friend from Yellow & Co.

Tuesday, February 4

See a show from U of I’s quartet-in-residence, the Jupiter String Quartet!

Wednesday, February 5

Try bubble tea from one of our numerous Asian cafes!

Thursday, February 6

Get a head start to the weekend with Krannert Uncorked!

Friday, February 7

Live out your wildest Chocolate Fantasy in downtown Monticello!

Saturday, February 8

See local bands cover their favorite songs at The Great Cover Up!

Sunday, February 9

Connect with craft beer lovers from around the region at Experience the Hops!

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


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