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Living Outside of Ordinary: Week of 8/19

August 19, 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.

It's finally here: students return to our #OutsideofOrdinary community! Between Urbana Sweetcorn Festival and more end-of-summer events, it’s a great time to be in the greater Champaign County area!

Monday, August 19

Work orange into your wardrobe for the official week of U of I move in!

Tuesday, August 20

See a Beatles member live at the State Farm Center – catch Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band!

Wednesday, August 21

Hump day can drag, but you can make it feel like the weekend with a happy hour at Lodgic for drinks and apps!

Thursday, August 22

Bring the kids to the Monticello Farmers’ Market to pick up a book from Hartfield Book Co.’s stall, then shop the whole market!

Friday – August 23

Check out the first night of the Mahomet Music Festival – free to attend and full of family friendly fun!

Saturday, August 24

Smile from ear to ear (get it?) enjoying delicious sweetcorn at the Urbana Sweetcorn Festival!

Sunday, August 25

Take a look at the new arrivals at See You CD and Vinyl in Urbana!

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

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