Are you running out of fun things to do this summer with your family in Champaign County? Don't worry, there's plenty of fun to be had this month in the Champaign - Urbana area. With live music, comedy, and places to stay cool, you'll be able to spend the last days of summer making great memories. And if you prefer to stay inside, there are virtual events for you as well.
Here are a few events to plan for this month:
LIVESTREAM: STORYTELLING LIVE WITH KIM SHEAHAN
August 14, 19, 21, 2020
Resident storyteller, Kim Sheahan, will be offering 30-minute live storytelling sessions on Spurlock's Facebook page. The sessions will be Wednesday and Friday mornings from 11:15 am–11:45 am.
August 14, 2020 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm
HUBER'S WEST END STORE | 1312 W. CHURCH ST. | CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS 61820
Bruiser Rummenie brings his distinct brand of Texas roadhouse blues to the Huber's parking lot "patio"! Please social distance and wear masks when not eating or drinking to.
THIRD SATURDAY GARDEN TOUR
August 15, 19, 2020 | October 17, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
ALLERTON PARK & RETREAT CENTER | 515 OLD TIME RD. | MONTICELLO, ILLINOIS 61856
For just $5, attend one of the Third Saturday Garden Tours (April – October) to experience the beauty of each garden while listening to the history behind its creation. Each tour takes you through several of the formal gardens at Allerton and around the exterior of the Mansion. You will learn about the history of the estate and the man who created it, including information about the most iconic sculptures in the Park.
URBAN MARKET POP-UP SHOP
August 15, 22, 29, 2020 | 1:00pm
Organized by Visit Champaign County, The Champaign County Chamber of Commerce, Urbana Business Association, and Champaign Center Partnership. Find an assortment of goods including; handcrafted items, trending clothes, services, and so much more. Invest in your community and help our very own entrepreneurs thrive.
YOUNG ARTIST'S STUDIO | CAPOEIRA ANGOLA FOR KIDS!
August 16, 2020 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm
THE URBANA FREE LIBRARY | 210 WEST GREEN STREET | URBANA, ILLINOIS 61801
Come learn the Afro-Brazilian dance martial art, Capoeira Angola. Join the Urbana Free Library for the next installment of their Young Artist’s Studio with local artist Aisha Chiaramonte of the Capoeira Angola Center of Mestre João Grande-Illinois, who will introduce our young participants to the art of capoeira. Explore techniques in movement and the practice's cultural roots.
VIRTUAL URBANA SWEETCORN FESTIVAL
August 21, 2020 | 2:00pm - 7:00pm
August 22, 2020 | 10:00am - 10:00pm
Friday, August 21 we are offering a Sweetcorn Drive Thru at the Southwest parking lot of the Lincoln Square Mall from 2pm-7pm or as supplies last. At the Sweetcorn Drive Thru you will receive a limited-edition Virtual Urbana Sweetcorn Festival tote bag, PPE mask, and delicious sweetcorn (uncooked) for a $5 donation.
Have fun and stay safe!
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