Celebrating the Fourth of July in Champaign County
Celebrating the 4th of July this year might look a little different, but there's still plenty to do! Here are some Outside of Ordinary ideas to consider as you plan to celebrate Independence Day!
things to do on 4th of july weekend in champaign county
The entire weekend is sure to be a ton of fun with these Outside of Ordinary events happening in our area!
Rantoul freedom Fridays kick-off - july 3rd
Freedom Fridays are going to take place in downtown Rantoul starting this Friday - fittingly so on the eve of the 4th! From 6-9 p.m., bring lawn chairs, blankets, & other games to spaces around downtown with social distancing in mind. From bags tournaments to live entertainment from All Nighter, kick-off Independence Day weekend in Rantoul. Please keep in mind public health and safety; masks are encouraged.
girl and the goat-ceries featuring Prairie fruits farm - July 3rd pickup
Chicago chef Stephanie Izard introduced Girl & the Goat-ceries, a meal kit service with local pick ups and national delivery, to help people get delicious, local food during COVID-19. Prairie Fruits Farm is offering meal kits this Friday, July 3rd, including the following items:
- Little Bloom on the Prairie cheese plate, Little Goat House Made Cracker, Assorted Pickles, Jam, Spiced Nuts
- Gotham Greens Grilled Salad, Klug Farm Asparagus, Lemon Pistachio Vinaigrette
- Herb-Marinated Grilled Shrimp
- Pork Sausage Satay, Tzatziki, Pickled Peppers, Pita
- Chocolate Chip Cookies
Order at this link and arrive at the designated time you choose for pick-up.
savoy's drive-by 4th of July parade - July 4th
The Savoy Fire Department is organizing a drive-by parade perfect for the social distancing and health guidelines needed to celebrate a safe 4th of July! The route will begin at the Prairie Fields subdivision and continue through Prairie Meadows, Fieldstone, Old Savoy and Arbour Meadows, and finish things off at the Arbours Subdivision. If you won't be enjoying the parade from your home, please be sure to practice social distancing and wear a mask when you can't keep 6 feet between you and others!
jump around at elevate with special deals - July 4th
From 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., you can do something unique with the whole family at Elevate Trampoline Park. For the 4th of July, the park is offering hourly jump rates at $4 an hour. That applies for all ages, so parents and guardians can get in on the fun as well! The early closing time makes it a perfect activity for the morning before grabbing a bite to eat, so don't miss out on this great deal!
Veterans Independence Day Salute - July 4th
From 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. on the 4th, step outside in Rantoul to honor those who served as they march in honor of Independence Day. Marching veterans will depart from the Fire Dept on Grove Street and head East to Chanute Ave then South on Chanute to Sangamon then west head back to downtown and end at the train station.
head out for a bite to eat or grab carry-out! - all weekend long
Cooking out is a staple of the 4th of July, but you can't beat the options and flavors of our local restaurant scene! Take a look at our Business Updates page for the latest info on who's open for indoor and outdoor dining, as well as carry-out options to bring back home for your celebration!
what are your plans for the 4th of July in champaign county?
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