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Living Outside of Ordinary: Week of 8/12

August 12, 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.

A lot of great events take place this week, making it a wonderful week to practice Living Outside of Ordinary!

Monday, August 12

Take the family to Elevate Trampoline Park for discounted Family Jump Night!

Tuesday, August 13

Have a fondue night at home with fresh bread from Great Harvest Bread Company and Cheese from Sun Singer or Prairie Fruits.

Wednesday, August 14

Have some ice cream at Sidney Dairy Barn!

Thursday, August 15

Check out day one of Homer Krazee Days!

Friday – August 16

Have a little one with a ton of energy? Take them to check out the newly installed Henry Michael Park Playground!

Saturday, August 17

Explore West Side Park for Taste of Champaign-Urbana!

Sunday, August 18

Take a picnic and some games to Lodge Park, right on the Sangamon River!

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

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