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Living Outside of Ordinary: Week of 11/18

November 18, 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.

If you’re getting anxious for the holiday season, you’ll be happy to see a few festive events trickling into our area this week!

Things to do this week in Champaign County

Monday, November 18

Say Aloha to the Illini Men’s Basketball Team taking on Hawaii at the State Farm Center, their first home game since the start of the season!

Tuesday, November 19

Try and test wines at Alto Vineyards for your next night in or dinner party!

Wednesday, November 20

Order a local dessert or dinner just in time for hosting for the Thanksgiving holiday!

Thursday, November 21

Take on Trivia Night at Pour Bros. and try local beers from all over the area!

Friday, November 22

Check out the opening night of the Festival of Trees – supporting the Junior League of Champaign-Urbana.

Saturday, November 23

Enjoy endless displays of local makers and area creators at the Gifford State Bank Christmas Craft Show!

Sunday, November 24

End the week star gazing at Middle Fork River State Park – the only International Dark Sky Park in Illinois!

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

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