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Living Outside of Ordinary: Week of 7/29

July 29, 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.

We’re heading into a brand new month, so start things off by making things Outside of Ordinary!

Monday, July 29

Gloomy Mondays call for a breakfast sandwich from Cracked!

Tuesday, July 30

Check out the new Prohibition exhibit at the Sousa archives!

Wednesday, July 31

Take advantage of the (somewhat) cooler weather and explore Meadowbrook Park!

Thursday, August 1

Take an animal lover to see A Dog’s Journey on the U of I quad!

Friday – August 2

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Emerald Isle at Allerton’s Irish Fest!

Saturday, August 3

Check out the inaugural Crystal Lake Park Art Fair!

Sunday, August 4

Find the Lincoln Ash Tree at the Sangamon River Forest Preserve, one of the largest in the state

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

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