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Living Outside of Ordinary: Week of 6/17

June 17, 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.

Cloudy Mondays don’t make for a dreary week when you’re Living #OutsideofOrdinary! Kick things off today with something outside of your normal routine.

Monday, June 17 – Grab milk tea and a croissant from TeaMoji!

Tuesday, June 18 – Head to the Orpheum for Pollinator’s Week, and come back all week long for more great activities and lessons!

Wednesday, June 19 – Enjoy tea with author Bruce W. Fouke at the Champaign Public Library! Fouke writes about the inner workings of National Parks, and recently published studies on Yellowstone.

Thursday, June 20 – Enjoy wine samples and love songs with That’s Amore at Krannert Uncorked

Friday – June 21 – Plan a rooftop picnic at Barrelhouse! Grab food from a truck or your favorite local spot, and setup shop for a fantastic view with refreshing drinks!

Saturday, June 22 – Grab a special edition stout at Pig Daze 2019!

Sunday, June 23 – Be a Jukebox Hero and sing along with Foreigner at State Farm Center!

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

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