Events you can’t miss in Urbana-Champaign

Looking for something to do in
Champaign-Urbana? Street fairs, art and music festivals, live music, wine tastings,
outdoor activities, and much more are happening. We will be adding some postings
about the local events throughout the year, but here are some yearly events
that you should add to your calendar.


  • Roger Ebert’s Film Festival
  • Allerton Park Concert Series (starts
    on June 02) – Allerton Park & Retreat Center, 515 Old Timber Rd.,
    Monticello, IL 61856
  • Street Fest, Downtown Champaign.
    (June 10th at 7:00 pm)
  • Blues Brews and BBQ Festival (Summer
    – June 25th this year). Behind the News Gazette Building, Downtown
  • Folks and roots Fridays (Summer and
    November) at Crystal Lake Park Lake House, 206 W. Park Ave. Urbana, IL
  • Friday’s Night Live, Downtown
    Champaign (Summer /starts on June 02 this year): Live music and activities in
    downtown streets.
  • Neighborhood Night Concert (Summer);
    Carle Park, at 400 W. Indiana, Urbana, IL
  • Champaign County Fair (Summer – July
    22-July 30) – Behind Carle Hospital at Champaign County Fairgrounds


  • Quad Day (August / First Sunday
    before school starts) at University of Illinois main Quad
  • Krannert Center Opening Night (Early
  • Taste of Champaign-Urbana (August
    19-August 20); West Side Park
  • Sweetcorn Festival (Aug. 26-27), Downtown
    Urbana, IL  
  • Sangamon River Music Festival (Aug.
    26-27) Main Street Mahomet
  • Amish Country Cheese Festival (Labor
    Day Weekend- Sept. 3-5) Arthur
  • Broom Corn Festival Arcola (Sept. 9-11),
    Arcola, IL
  • ELLNORA, The Guitar Festival, (Every
    other year. The next Fest is on September 14-16, 2018)


  • Orpheum Children’s Science Museum,
    at 346 N. Neil St. Champaign, IL
  • Youth Literature Festival (Every
    other year. The next Fest will take place in Nov. 2018) College of Education,
  • A Variety of Summer Camps!!!


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