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Living Outside of Ordinary: Week of 10/7

October 7, 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.

We finally have fall weather in Champaign County! Celebrate by getting into the spirit of the season with Flannel Fest, U of I’s Homecoming kickoff, and more Outside of Ordinary events and activities!

Monday, October 7

Grab a killer drink from Pandamonium for National Frappe Day!

Tuesday, October 8

Check out the new Plant Mode location and pick up some greens!

Wednesday, October 9

Catch a film at the Staerkel Planetarium!

Thursday, October 10

Attend the SPEAK Cafe at Krannert Art Museum!

Friday, October 11

Break out the flannel and watch some lumberjacks at the annual Flannel Fest!

Saturday, October 12

Shop handmade goods at the Odd Market in Tusocla!

Sunday, October 13

Kick off U of I Homecoming with the 5K and fountain dyeing!

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

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