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Living Outside of Ordinary: Week of 9/30

September 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.

This week, we see the first day of October, plus more incredible annual events that always pop back up during the fall season. We want to hear from you: what’s your favorite fall activity in the greater Champaign County area?

Monday, September 30

Check out the Champaign County Town & Country Amateur Art at Springer Cultural Center – exhibit ends this Saturday!

Tuesday, October 1

October first calls for fall flavors! Grab a seasonally flavored treat at your favorite local bakery or coffee shop!

Wednesday, October 2

Check out Kanfer Gallery, and pick up the new 2020 Prairiescapes calendar available now!

Thursday, October 3

Check out the pop-up Escape Rooms at Beckman Institute curated by CU Adventures in Time and Space!

Friday, October 4

Celebrate the season with the 4th annual Delight Flower Farm Harvest Party at Prairie Fruits Farm and Creamery!

Saturday, October 5

Zicke, zacke, zicke, zacke, hoi, hoi hoi!  Drink a German beer at Oktoberfest!

Sunday, October 6

See the UI Black Chorus perform, first founded in 1968!

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

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