Events

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Friday Night Live

05/30/2014 - 08/22/2014 - 12:00 am at Downtown Champaign
357 S Neil St

Every Friday evening in Downtown Champaign there will be a host of entertainers performing at three stages peppering your favorite Downtown hot spots.

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Coles County Fair

07/27/2014 - 08/03/2014 - 12:00 am at Coles County Fairgrounds
575 W Lincoln Ave

July 27th through August 3rd.

Carnival, Truck and Tractor Pull, Demo Derby, Bull riding and more! Bring the whole family.

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Decatur Celebration

08/01/2014 - 08/03/2014 - 12:00 am at Decatur Celebration
N Water St & E North St

August 1st through the 3rd.

Music headliners this year include…Salt N Pepa, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Jo Dee Messina, Ruben Studdard, Space Capone, and more. Don’t miss one of the area’s largets street festival.

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Georgetown Fair

08/01/2014 - 08/09/2014 - 12:00 am at Georgetown Fairgrounds
413 N. Seminary

August 1st through the 9th

With a little something for everyone of all ages, you will always be entertained at the Georgetown Fair!

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CU in the Prairibbean X

08/02/2014 - 12:00 am at Downtown Champaign
357 S Neil St

August 2nd.

The Eastern Illinois Parrot Head Club (EIPHC) will be hosting its 10th annual fundraising event on August 2, 2014 in Downtown Champaign! The event will showcase a local Jimmy Buffett tribute band, The Boat Drunks, along with Appaloosa, and The Tons O’ Fun Band!

Thanks to a wonderful response from the community last year, EIPHC raised $60,012 for DSC, bringing the total amount raised for DSC from the last four years’ events to over $180,000!!! Thank you EIPHC!!!

As always, there will be a large silent auction and a live auction featuring many great items! This year’s event is also featuring a $5,000 CASH raffle!

Join us for this fun and energy-filled evening and help us “Party with a Purpose”!

Event Schedule

5:30 Gates open

6:00- 7:00 Appaloosa

7:15- 8:30 The Tons O’ Fun Band

8:35- 8:50 Live Auction

9:00-10:15 The Boat Drunks first set

10:00 Auction Tent Closes

10:40 Announce Cash Raffle Winners

10:45-12:00 The Boat Drunks final set

10:45 Silent auction tent re-opens for winners

12:00 Event Concludes

Event and Cash Raffle Tickets

Event and cash raffle tickets coming soon! Stay tuned!

Event Ticket: $10
Cash Raffle Ticket: $5 each or 5 for $20

Overnight Accommodations

Rooms will be available at a discounted rate at the Hyatt Place in downtown Champaign and Eastland Suites in Urbana.

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Illinois State Fair

08/07/2014 - 08/17/2014 - 12:00 am at Illinois State Fairgrounds
801 Sangamon Ave

August 7th through the 17th.

The grandstand is PACKED with talent this year including, Florida Georgia Line with Colt Ford, Pitbull, Boston, Sweet & April Wine, Jake Owen with Parmalee and the Cadillac III, American Idols Live, an Evening with Steely Dan and more! Don’t forget the Butter Cow, Diving Show, and all of your food favorites!

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Champaign Urbana Days

08/08/2014 - 08/09/2014 - 12:00 am at Douglass Park
512 E. Grove St

August 8th and 9th.

Welcome to Champaign-Urban​a Days! Join generations of visitors who flock to this annual event to celebrate family and reunite at Douglass Park. Make new heartwarming community memories by enjoying great entertainment, tasty food, children’s activities including inflatables and Touch-a-Truck, and a senior luncheon.

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Taste of Champaign Urbana

08/15/2014 - 08/16/2014 - 12:00 am at West Side Park
400 W. University

August 15th and 16th

Sample delicious food from local restaurants, wine, and beer from local breweries. Fun Family Activities. Great live music for all tastes. Join the 2nd Annual Pie Run.

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Bluegrass in the Gardens Music Festival

08/16/2014 - 08/17/2014 - 12:00 am at Rockhome Gardens
125 N County Road 425E

August 16th and 17th

Come to Illinois Amish Country and experience vibrant, authentic Bluegrass at its finest! Rockome Gardens Theme park hosts its annual Bluegrass music event with some of the Midwest’s most talented bands in the business! Our beautiful 20-acre theme park is an ideal setting for great music and a relaxing, memorable weekend. Enjoy the “Illinois Amish Interpretive Center”, the full service Cheese Factory, Candy Shoppe, Bakery, Ice Cream Shoppe, Deli, General Store, and the beautiful flower gardens. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the outdoor stage shows. (In case of rain, concerts can be held inside Big Red Barn).

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39th Annual Urbana Sweetcorn Festival

08/22/2014 - 08/23/2014 - 12:00 am at Downtown Urbana
101 E. Main St.

August 22nd and 23rd.

All the local Illinois sweetcorn you can eat is the main attraction of this festival! There will also be live music both nights on two different stages from both regional and national headliners. Car enthusiasts can look forward to the Motor Muster Car Show, a showcase of vintage automobiles. For children and families we have Action Inflatables, a rock climbing wall, indoor laser tag, pony rides, and a petting zoo along with all of the quality merchandise and delicious food from our vendors.

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