Football, fairs and all kinds of fall fun happening this weekend
Families can choose from a myriad of events and activities this week in Champaign-Urbana
Looking for fall fun? We have oodles of ideas! From fairs and festivals to parades to outdoor family fun, there are more things to do during fall in Champaign-Urbana than you can possibly imagine. How about apples, pumpkins and corn mazes? Nothing captures fall fun like a pumpkin patch, freshly picked apples or getting lost in a corn maze. Of course, we have Illini football this weekend, too. No matter what you choose, this new season is upon us.
chambanamoms.com thanks the Champaign Park District for presenting this weekend’s planner
Don’t miss the 2nd Annual West Side Arts! On September 16 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. to 5 p.m. to purchase and peruse amazing local and regional art showcasing a multitude of mediums! Find a list of participating artists and additional kids’ activities on social.
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.
Remember, many sporting events and outdoor activities are subject to change without notice or at the last minute. Check with event organizers when in doubt before heading out to an event.
Thank you to OSF HealthCare for presenting the chambanamoms events calendar. For more information, visit OSF here.
Friday, September 15, 2023
Folk & Root Fridays: Brown Bag Lunch Concerts
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lake House in Crystal Lake Park
Time: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Riggs Beer Company
Meadowbrook Park Jazz Walk
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday, September 16, 2023
Grange Grove and Fighting Illini Football Walk
Time: 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Charger Dance Camp
Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am
DICK’s House of Sport
Sensory Matinee - In My Backyard
Time: 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
William M. Staerkel Planetarium at Parkland College
Sunday, September 17, 2023
Prairie Dragon Paddlers Friends and Family Day
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Salt Fork Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve
Noche de Lotería
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Phillips Recreation Center
I-Power’s Fall Kick Off | Registration Required
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
I-Power School of Gymnastics
Featured Event – Free Kids Sidewalk Chalk Contest presented by 40 North | 88 West
Saturday, September 16
FREE Kids Sidewalk Chalk Contest during the West Side Arts event at West Side Park!
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! Other activities and food trucks will be available during the event.
Chalk will be provided.
Pre-registration is strongly recommended, but not required. Walk-ups will be very limited.
Who? KIDS! (pre-K thru 8th)
When? Saturday, September 16 (check-in 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., finish by 4 p.m.)
Where? West Side Park, Champaign
Why? FREE! Prizes in all 3 age categories! Prizes from: Aikman Wildlife Adventure, Art Mart, Dr. G’s Brainworks, Jane Addams Bookstore, Staerkel Planetarium, TCBY, and more!
How? Pre-register by 8 p.m., Friday, September 15 (not required, but strongly recommended, walk-ups are very limited)
Celebrate Pride in Champaign-Urbana! With education, entertainment, art, parties, their signature parade and fair, and so much more, there’s something for everyone! Don’t miss this week-long program celebrating love and joy and inclusion and PRIDE!
Book early and save for your next graduation or retirement-affiliated events at the Illinois Conference Center! For a limited time, save 10% off of room rental and receive a Houlihan’s gift card when you secure a contract by November 30, 2023! Submit a request for proposal today and use promo code: GR10 to receive this offer.
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