Thank you to the OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois for sponsoring our Weekend Planner.
A healthy life starts young. OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois is hosting an upcoming event to promote children’s health and wellness — Healthy Lives 4 Kids Day! You’ll find tips for getting kids to bed on time, healthy snack recipes and giveaways, while kids will have a blast playing games and activities.
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! That’s how we feel when we look at the calendar this weekend. Summer fairs and festivals are still in full swing, including the Half Century of Progress in Rantoul, the Mahomet Music Festival, Ogden Street Fest and others. Bring a bag for candy and head to the parade in downtown Mahomet on Saturday at 9am.
Are you eager to make your fall festival plans? We’ve got the Champaign-Urbana Area Fall Festivals Guide ready for you so you can start making those pumpkin-y plans.
Of course, the star of the weekend is the Urbana Sweetcorn Fest. We have everything you need to know before heading to the Sweetcorn Fest right here. Awesome community organizations like the Orpheum, Museum of the Grand Prairie, Spurlock Museum, Anita Purves Nature Center and so many others will have activities going all weekend, but especially on Saturday. Catch the Urbana, Central and Centennial marching bands performing on Saturday from 5-6pm, which is one of our favorites every year.
Thanks again to OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois for sponsoring our Weekend Planner.
Without further ado, our picks for the weekend:
What: Solar Superstorms
Where: Staerkel Planetarium
Why you should go: A fury is building on the surface of the Sun - high velocity jets, fiery tsunami waves reaching 100,000 km high, and rising loops of electrified gas. What is driving these strange phenomena and will they affect Earth? Find out in this new production, featuring scientific visualizations from the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) on the UIUC campus. Peer into the Sun using the latest scientific data. Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch. Adults $6.00 and Students/Seniors/Children $5.00. FOSP Members get in FREE!
Where: U of I Stock Pavilion
Why you should go: Shop THE BIG SALE at the U of I Stock Pavilion. Dump and Run keeps over 20 tons of used, quality goods out of Champaign-Urbana’s dumpsters and landfills each year. Hours are Saturday 8am-3pm ($4 admission) and Sunday 11am-2:30pm ($3 bag sale) with a free sale happening 2:30-3pm.
What: Rocket Launches
Where: Dodds Park
Why you should go: The Central Illinois Aerospace Model Rocket Club schedules launches twice a month, generally on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays. If you have a model rocket, bring it and fly with us or just come out to watch. For all ages.
Where: Huff Hall
Why you should go: Come out to Huff and get your first look at the 2019 llinois Volleyball team. Wear ORANGE in support of the Eastern Illinois Food Bank and BLUE in support of the Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club. Each organization will be in attendance to collect donations and pass out information.
For more events, as always, check our Champaign-Urbana family-friendly events calendar, presented by Busey Bank.