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Living Outside of Ordinary: Week of 7/8

July 8, 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.

Summer keeps on truckin’ along, and so do all the #OutsideofOrdinary things to do in the greater Champaign County area! This week, keep an eye on Historic Farm Days in Penfield as well as a few fun festivals this weekend!

Monday, July 8 – Take an adventure to Nick’s Park in Monticello, a massive fenced in playground with two areas for various ages!

Tuesday, July 9 – Make your way to Mahomet for a frozen yogurt from Yo-Yo’s!

Wednesday, July 10 – Try out Hank’s Table, the new restaurant in the old V. Picasso location!

Thursday, July 11 – See the Diamond of Pop music herself, Diana Ross, at the State Farm Center!

Friday – July 12 – Check out tons of amazing farming tech and activities at Historic Farm Days in Penfield!

Saturday, July 13 – Drink local at local favorite Barrelhouse during the Midwest Beer Festival!

Sunday, July 14 – Classic cars and summer fun await at the Mahomet Auto Festival!

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

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