April in Champaign-Urbana usually means FUN OVERLOAD. This year should be no different, and our challenge is to offer some unique and interesting picks for family fun. Here are our top picks, presented by Busey Bank.
Visit the Cherry Tree Blossoms in Urbana, early April
This one involves appropriate timing, as the blossoms in Urbana tend to peak during the first two weeks of April. We have a post that provides all the details on how to best enjoy “sakura,” the term for the blooming national tree of Japan.
The Urbana Middle School theatre students present a family favorite, Annie Jr., during two performances at the UMS Cafetorium. Tickets are $5 for students and $3 for students.
Engineering Open House, April 8-9
It’s the world’s coolest science fair, and it’s right in our backyard. Even better, it’s free.
Easter Egg hunts, April 9
There’s a slew of Easter egg hunts today — and plenty more still to come. You can get a list of those events, plus others related to Easter, here.
This free event celebrates the Savoy business’ third birthday. Enjoy face painting, balloon artists, giveaways and, of course, donuts. Some lucky person will win free donuts for the rest of 2022!
Earth Day for Everyone, April 23
Discover how to make a positive impact on the community and planet Earth while enjoying a springtime stroll through Meadowbrook Park in Urbana. There will be live music and art displays, activities and demonstrations by local community groups, a bicycle tune-up station, and more.
Kids Potting Corner, April 29-30 (and May 1)
This is part of Allerton Park’s ninth annual Plant Sale. Bring the kids out to get a little dirty and pot their very own plant! There will be a Kids’ Potting Corner set up where kids (or their guardians) can purchase a plant, and use Allerton’s potting soil to pot it up in a complimentary terracotta planter.
Outdoor Fun, all month (weather permitting)
It’s spring — go outside! The weather through the first week of the month holds great promise, so try biking, walking or hiking; visit a park or playground; fish, stomp, canoe and camp; or just breathe in the spring air. We have details on the perfect destinations here.