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Living Outside of Ordinary: Week of 8/5

August 5, 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.

August is underway, and with ways to get outside, eat great local food, and more, this week is full of Outside of Ordinary opportunities!

Monday, August 5

Hit the gorgeous trails on bike or foot all over Rantoul!

Tuesday, August 6

Learn about local history at the Douglas County Museum!

Wednesday, August 7

Interact with a variety of living species at Animal Encounters, an interactive event at the Orpheum Children’s Science Museum on Wednesdays and Fridays!

Thursday, August 8

Check out the Food Truck Rally at the Champaign Public Library, featuring a ton of local food trucks!

Friday – August 9

Go antiquing in Arthur, and while you’re there, shop the downtown area!

Saturday, August 10

Check out one of the month’s only open explore events at Sundrop Alpaca Farm!

Sunday, August 11

While U of I is still out for the summer, take a walk on the Quad for an easy Sunday activity!

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

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