Thank you to Urbana Park District Crystal Lake Park Family Aquatic Center for sponsoring this edition of the Weekend Planner.
You belong at Crystal Lake Park Family Aquatic Center this summer! Open seven days a week until Labor Day, the outdoor pool has water features for kids, a lap swim pool, and fun for adults too. Follow them on social media for more fun activities still to come this summer. You belong here!
Summer is winding down in Champaign-Urbana, and for many it’s time to start thinking about school. Our Back to School Guide has all the info you need to know to plan for the new school year.
We have a couple more summer playdates happening, too. Our next playdate is Friday, August 9, 10-11:30 a.m. at West Side Park. This is themed as a market day for kids. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if your child wants to sell something at this event like painted rocks, slime, jewelry, etc. No food or drinks, please.
Thanks again to the Urbana Park District for sponsoring our Weekend Planner.
Without further ado, our picks for the weekend:
When: 08/01/2019, All Day
Why you should go: Bright summers call for hot shades. Find them at some of our participating retail businesses this Thursday!
Get your kids out of the house and over to Memorial Stadium on Saturday, August 31, for Illinois football vs. Akron! For one day only, you can lock in $10 tickets when purchasing a quantity of 4 or more for the 2019 season opener. Get your tickets Aug. 2 at FightingIllini.com… your kids will thank you.
Where: Illinois Amish Heritage Center
When: 08/02/2019, 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Why you should go: This annual event happening on Friday (and again on Saturday from 9am-3pm) will take you and your kids back in time. Petting zoo, pony rides, tractor rides and buggy rides (certain activities will have a cost). And don't miss the NEW "Parade of Power" on Friday at 6pm and Saturday at 12pm.
Where: In front of Big Grove Tavern
When: 08/02/2019, 5:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Why you should go: Hey kids! It's time to once again chalk it up in downtown Champaign at the Friday Night Live Kids Sidewalk Chalk Contest. Registration is recommended.
What: Mommy & Baby Expo 2019
Where: Lincoln Square
When: 08/03/2019, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Why you should go: The Mommy and Baby Expo is on August 3, 2019 9am - 12pm at Lincoln Square Mall in Urbana, IL. The Big Latch On Event will be held at 10:00am. Chambanamoms will be present with a table and resources to connect with the Champaign-Urbana community.
Where: Crystal Lake Park
When: 08/03/2019, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Why you should go: Crystal Lake Park will be transformed with local and regional art vendors that will set up along the park road and feature paintings, textiles, ceramics, photography, jewelry, glass, mixed media and much more!
It takes a village, right? Raising kids is hard work, but the wins are so rewarding! Chambanamoms.com and Lodgic Champaign have joined forces to help bring families more wins.
Each week we will debut a new episode of ‘Ask Miss Cherie’ with a question from you, our #chambana readers. This week we are talking about finding fun in our own backyard. How can we (with our kids) engage with our community and try new things without having to drive all over?
Weekend Planner features only a few of the wonderful events happening in our area. For a full list, please visit our Events Calendar, sponsored by Busey.