EVERYTHING SUMMER FOR CHAMPAIGN-URBANA 2019
Here you’ll find one gigantic roundup of fairs and festivals, summer camps, summer reading programs, swimming pools, food trucks and more … all in one easy spot. We will continue to update this guide with posts so …
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Thank you to Allerton Park & Retreat Center for sponsoring our Summer Fun guide for 2019. Allerton Park’s Concert Series, presented by the U of I Community Credit Union, provides a cultural experience where nature and music come together to provide you with a lifelong memory. Join friends and family under a star-filled sky to enjoy old favorites, along with new talent, throughout the summer and fall. Find the full schedule and details here.
We’ve included Champaign-Urbana area fairs and festivals from May-August. We’ve got dates, times, info and links.
If you’re up for a drive, we have a list of fairs and festivals around Illinois (and one in Missouri) that will become a highlight of your summer.
Did you know there are more than 30 free concerts this summer that are just waiting for your presence? Our list includes info on events from around Central Illinois.
Dozens of organizations and businesses offer summer camps for your kids, and we have a lengthy list of options — but don’t delay! Get registered now.
STEAM camps offer a unique twist on summer camp — learn and have fun at the same time.
Our lists includes places within a two-hour drive, some within a two-to-four hour drive, and others that are more than four hours away. But you can’t go wrong with any of them.
It’s pretty simple — here’s where to go swimming in the Champaign-Urbana area. Includes information on dates, times, costs and everything in between.
There’s no time like the present to teach your youngsters (or yourself!) how to swim. Here’s our list of businesses and organizations that offer swim lessons.
Kids who like to get their competitive juices flowing in the pool have a variety of choices. Get the details on area teams here.
The best places to fish, where to find fishing gear, family friendly fishing events and more. Your search ends here. (Well, except for the fish …)
You don’t have to spend lots of money to make memories this summer. We offer a lengthy list of things to do that are free or cheap.
June is packed with fun stuff; we present our list of 17 things that should be at the top of YOUR list.
We have cultivated a great list of fun things to do on Father’s Day in and around Champaign-Urbana that can match any dad’s personality.
If you love freebies and deals you need to check out our list of options for Father’s Day weekend.
Many kids who rely on school meals struggle to get enough to eat during the summer months. We list where children in the Champaign-Urbana area can get free meals this summer.
Most area libraries offer reading programs (with rewards!) to keep children engaged in books during the no-school months. We provide a comprehensive list of these programs.
Where to find local farmers markets in and around Champaign-Urbana, from Homer to Rantoul to Monticello and everywhere in between.
The students are gone, there are actually places to park (yes, it’s true) and you don’t have to worry about trudging through snow. Now’s the time to head to campus and we have a list of things you’ll enjoy.
We’ve got the date, time, place and info on the Fourth of July celebrations in and around Champaign-Urbana, from Arthur to Farmer City, from Saybrook to Arcola.
Don’t miss the fireworks in your favorite town! They start early — June 22 in Saybrook and run through July 7 (Villa Grove). Check out our list.
We love parades, so we put together a list of the parades from C-U that you’ll want to hit before summer comes to an end.