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September Events for Champaign/Urbana IL

by Rose Price

It's still hard to believe summer is really behind us now. But the kids are back to school and that means busy schedules for everyone in the family. It’s sometimes easy to forget to relax and add a little fun to our busy weeks once we get into these routines.  But September in the great Champaign/Urbana area has some great activities and events you won't want to miss!  Take a look and add them to your calendar:

Labor Day Parade & Picnic

Say a final farewell to summer at the annual Labor Day Parade and Celebration.  All of those wonderful people who keep the community running will be floating through the streets of Urbana on Monday September 1st. This year’s theme is “The Living Legacy of Labor.” After the parade, head over to Prairie Park for free food, games and entertainment.

Jazz Walk

Whether you are looking for that perfect first date, or need a night away from the kids, mark down September 5th on your calendar. Walk through the candlelit paths of Meadowbrook Park while listening to live Jazz and local musicians.  The Jazz Walk will feature a variety of jazz soloists and small combos throughout the Wandell Sculpture Garden.

Illini Football vs. Western Kentucky                                                                                             

Are you ready for some football?? The Fighting Illini are back and ready for action. Come on out for a full day of fun and football at Memorial Stadium on September 6th. Experience the Illini Walk, take a stroll through Street Fest, and watch the Marching Illini Public Warm-up. Check out the full game schedule and make sure you don’t miss out.

Whiskey & Whiskers

Whiskey & Whiskers is the perfect night out for any gentleman. Kühl and Champaign Surplus are sponsoring a night full of food, music, whiskey and spirits. Throw in some cornhole, contests, and free giveaways and you have yourself a wonderful evening. Firehaus Bar & Grill will be providing beer, whiskey, and appetizers all night long. The event begins at 5:00pm on September 18th

Memorial Day in Champaign/Urbana IL

by Rose Price

Memorial Day weekend is officially the first weekend of summer and an important weekend to remember and honor those who have sacrificed so much for our freedom and safety.  Here in the Champaign/Urbana area there are many events taking place:

First off there are opening days for many of our beloved Parks & Pools!

Saturday's Events:

The Sholem Aquatic Center in Champaign are having Opening Day celebrations. Check schedule for times and events.

Urbana Aquatic Center- See Schedule for Opening Day events.

Prairie Farms has Opening Day which includes the petting zoo of all their farm animals.

Champaign Public Library is having their "Be Kind Illinois Craft" Day


Monday, May 26th- Memorial Day:

10:00 am- American Legion Post 71 Memorial Day Ceremony at Eastlawn Burial Park- Urbana

11:00 am- American Legion Post 1492 Memorial Day Ceremony at The Memorial Wall- Savoy

12:00 pm- American Legion Post 559 Memorial Day Ceremony at Lincoln Memorial Garden on Lincoln.-Urbana

2:00 pm-  American Legion Post 24 Memorial Day Ceremony at Mount Hope Cemetery & Mausoleum.-Champaign.

I want to take this time to remember, honor and thank all our veterans, military and their families for their service and the sacrifices that have been made on behalf of our country.

Have a Happy & Safe Memorial Day.


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