Almost time to head back to school in Champaign-Urbana but that doesn’t mean the fun is over for the season
Families can choose from a myriad of events and activities this week in Champaign-Urbana
Can you hear the school bells beginning to ring? They’re going to start next week… ready or not, here we come. It will feel like summer in Champaign-Urbana for quite a bit longer but if you are wanting to make the most of the final weekend of summer break, there are lots of things happening. Fairs you can head to, large events at parks, concerts and more, just to name a few. Keep scrolling, because there are fireworks and more fun right around the corner!
chambanamoms thanks Champaign Public Library for presenting this weekend’s planner
Looking for free family fun? You won’t want to miss the Read-a-palooza! Summer Reading Finale, on Sunday, August 14, from 12 to 3 p.m., at the Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Enjoy an all-ages community celebration with live music, bubbles galore, and free icy treats. Performances include Wildwood String Band (12–1 p.m.), Kittens Incorporated (1–3 p.m.), a roving magician, and stilt walker! You can also pick up your end-of-summer reading prizes.
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Featured Event – C-U Days
Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13
Celebrate the Chambana community! Enjoy live music, tasty food, children’s activities, senior activities, and more. Many vendors are handing out back to school supplies as well! Get the full event activity schedule on their website. You can also follow the event on Facebook.
Douglass Park (5th & Grove Street, Champaign)
August 12 (5-8 p.m.) & August 13 (11 a.m. – 8 p.m.)
A few events to check out this weekend
Looking for something to do with your family? You’ve come to the right place! Our events calendar aggregates family-friendly events happening in the Champaign-Urbana metro area. We know you’re busy and looking for a bang for your buck, so we put an emphasis on including free and low-cost events that you can plan to attend on the fly. Please note that events are subject to change without notice.
Thank you to OSF HealthCare for presenting the Chambanamoms events calendar. For more information, visit OSF here.
Find the complete chambanamoms.com event calendar by clicking here now.
Friday, August 12, 2022
St. Joseph Community Fall Festival
Time: All Day
Downtown St. Joseph
Dump & Run Collection Days
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
U of I Stock Pavilion
Irish Fest: Summer Concert Series
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Allerton Park and Retreat Center
Saturday, August 13, 2022
Be My Neighbor Day
Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
St. Joseph Community Festival - Fireworks
Time: 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Community Sports Complex – Woodard Family Park
Sunday, August 14, 2022
FREE FamILLy Day at Memorial Stadium
Time: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
University of Illinois, Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism Lab
They are currently recruiting participants for their PAID study (up to $40 per person). They are looking for English-speaking kids who go to dual immersion schools (schools that teach in both English and Spanish) or Spanish-speaking kids who go to regular schools (schools that teach in English only). Parents of 8-11 year old children whose kids participate also qualify to participate in our study. If you and your child(ren) qualify, please reach out via email, text, or WhatsApp! Study sessions are virtual.
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