Thank you to the Champaign Park District’s Taste of Champaign-Urbana for sponsoring this edition of the Weekend Planner.
The Taste of Champaign returns to West Side Park, opening at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16 and continuing through Saturday, Aug. 17. Taste of Champaign-Urbana will feature food from some of Champaign-Urbana’s best restaurants and food trucks. Come out to discover new food while enjoying high-quality music and entertainment with a frosty beer in hand. Be sure to check out the huge assortment of arts and crafts vendors, play in the chambanamoms.com Kids Zone, and run in the 7th Annual Pie Run.
Read more about the Taste of Champaign-Urbana in our Pocket Guide, found here.
We want to call your attention to fairs and festivals because there are SO many great ones happening this weekend like Homer Krazee Daze, Mansfield Homecoming, Apple Dumpling Festival (with kids night on Friday!) and of course the Taste of Champaign-Urbana, too.
Our final playdate in the Christie Clinic Summer Playdate Series is happening, too, on Sunday, August 18, from 3-4:30pm at Champaign Gymnastics Academy. Back “flip” to school with all kinds of fun as we send out summer in a big way! It’s FREE!
Thanks again to the Champaign Park District’s Taste of Champaign-Urbana for sponsoring our Weekend Planner. Don’t miss out on Friday and Saturday!
Without further ado, our picks for the weekend:
What: Homer Krazee Daze
Where: Homer Caboose
Event begins: 08/15/2019
Why you should go: Krazee Daze features food vendors, unique vendors, live music and carnival rides. Many events free; ticketed rides; food for purchase.
What: Free Fall Kick-Off Event
Where: I-Power School of Gymnastics
Why you should go: Come celebrate the end of summer and kick-off the new school year at I-Power at their free event! They will have open gym at both locations, bounce houses, and face painting!
Where: Crystal Lake Park Family Aquatic Center
Why you should go: Whether you want a view from the water or from the pool deck, you’ll love seeing a film at Crystal Lake Park Family Aquatic Center with friends and family. They will be showing Mary Poppins Returns. Admission for the movie is separate from regular daytime admission. You must exit and re-enter the facility to pay for the movie night if you are swimming earlier in the day.
Where: Champaign Gymnastics Academy
Why you should go: Join us on Sunday, August 18th from 3:00-4:30 p.m. at Champaign Gymnastics Academy for an afternoon full of fitness and fun! This is our 6th and final playdate of the 2019 Summer Series as we "backflip" to school.
For more events, as always, check our Champaign-Urbana family-friendly events calendar, presented by Busey Bank.