You can hop into some festivals all weekend long… while still somehow enjoying summer weather through it all
Families can choose from a myriad of events and activities this week in Champaign-Urbana
Every week we send this, we think it’ll be the last one where we say “fall fun with summer temps”, but this weekend might actually be the one. We have all kinds of information on what to do this weekend in Champaign-Urbana and our events calendar has more than we could possibly include in this weekend’s update – be sure to check it out now and plan for this weekend AND the weeks ahead, too. Have a great weekend!
chambanamoms thanks Champaign Park District for presenting this weekend’s planner
Don’t miss the inaugural West Side Arts! On Sept. 17 at West Side Park, the Champaign Park District and 40 North will join up to bring artists and art lovers together for a free juried art festival. Come out from 10 a.m – 5 p.m. to purchase and peruse amazing local and regional art showcasing a multitude of mediums! Event features sidewalk chalk contest, live painting, kids activities, food trucks, and more.
40 North FREE Kids Sidewalk Chalk Contest – Pre-Registration Strongly Recommended
Who? KIDS! (pre-K thru 8th)
When? Saturday, Sept. 17 (check-in 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., finish by 4 p.m.)
Where? West Side Park, Champaign (near the gazebo)
Why? FREE! Prizes in all 3 age categories!
How? Pre-register by 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 16 (not required, but strongly recommended, walk-ups are very limited)
Bring the kids to West Side Arts for a FREE Kids Sidewalk Chalk Contest! It’s the perfect fun and family-friendly way to celebrate the arts in a beautiful park setting! Chalk will be provided.
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.
Friday, September 16, 2022
Welcoming Week Chalk and Walk
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Champaign Urbana Theatre Company Penguin Project Presents: Pure Imagination
Time: 7:00 pm
Urbana High School Cobb Auditorium
Time: 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Maize at the Station
Saturday, September 17, 2022
One Week Boutique Baby/Children's Consignment Sale - Fall/Winter
Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Leonhard Recreation Center
Pop Up Trolley Ride - Registration Required
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Former News Gazette Parking Lot
Movie in the Meadow - Jurassic Park
Time: 6:00 pm
Allerton Park and Retreat Center
Sunday, September 18, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monticello Railway Museum
Illini Women's Soccer - Hispanic Heritage Night
Time: 1:00 pm
UFLive! with Bourema “Ibrahim” Ouedraogo & Jason Finkelman
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Urbana Free Library
Featured Event – Live Chat with Parkland College Early Childhood Education: Tackling the Childcare Crisis
Sunday, Sept. 18, 8 p.m.
Join us as we chat LIVE on Facebook with Parkland College Early Childhood Education program director Amy Chamley about the ongoing childcare crisis.
Follow the event on Facebook HERE.