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Living Outside of Ordinary: Week of 9/2

August 30, 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.

A very happy Labor Day to everyone, and with the unusual week, hopefully you feel encouraged to get out of your comfort zone and do something a little Outside of Ordinary!

Monday, September 2

Grab a spot outside Lincoln Square Mall for the Labor Day Parade, then head to Prairie Park for a community picnic!

Tuesday, September 3

Surprise your family or coworkers with donuts from Industrial, which allows custom made donuts to fit everyone’s favorite flavor!

Wednesday, September 4

Try the new seasonal roasts at Columbia Street Roastery!

Thursday, September 5

Attend the Opening Night Party for ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival and then grab tickets to a full weekend of shows!

Friday – September 6

Set aside Friday night to explore Downtown Monticello, full of over incredible businesses, restaurants, and spots to take in the evening!

Saturday, September 7

It’s National Beer Lover’s Day, so get to your favorite local brewery for a cold one!

Sunday, September 8

Explore a celebration of Asian culture at Matsuri 2019!

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


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