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Living Outside of Ordinary: Week of 9/16

September 16, 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.

Between a home game for the red hot Parkland Volleyball team, one of the biggest days of the year in Monticello, and a unique drone light show from U of I's Aerospace Engineering department, this week is shaping up to be as #OutsideofOrdinary as ever!

Monday, September 16

Take advantage of the extended summer weather and ride or walk your favorite local trail!

Tuesday, September 17

Clear out some books collecting dust at home and donate them to Orphan’s Treasure Box!

Wednesday, September 18

Try out Moki Sushi for lunch or dinner, with options for pickup or dine-in!

Thursday, September 19

Parkland Volleyball is on fire with a 24-1 record! See them take on M-WAC rival John Wood here at home!

Friday, September 20

Check out the free 100 Drone Aerial Light Show right outside the I-Hotel!

Saturday, September 21

Shop and celebrate a unique part of our community at Monticellobration 2019!

Sunday, September 22

Spend the afternoon antiquing at Crossroads Corner Consignment!

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

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