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Living Outside of Ordinary: Week of 8/26

August 26, 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.

The end of August brings a huge community event in Arthur, as well as the return of Illini Football, and many more hints that Fall isn’t far behind!


Is Monday Funday a thing? Make it one with a trip to Art Mart for wine tasting, shopping, and some gelato!


See the 1940 Disney classic, Pinocchio, at the Virginia Theater!


Freshen up the home with new décor from Ms. Becky’s in Homer!


Pick up a gift for a friend (or yourself) at the adorable Tuscola favorite Sweet Soul Boutique!


Hit the town for dinner at a place you've never been before!


Tailgate, attend, and celebrate the return of Illini Football with the home game against Akron!

SUNDAY, September 1

Check out the Arthur Cheese Festival – a perfect event for the whole family and cheese fanatics!

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

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