Events & Activities

CU Jazz Festival Presents the Kevin Hart /Donnie Heitler Quartet

October 22, 2017 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm

CU Jazz Festival presents the Kevin Hart /Donnie Heitler Quartet at The Urbana Free Library on Sunday, October 22 from 1:30 - 2:30 PM in the Busey-Mills Reading Room.

For this special performance, vibraphonist Kevin Hart and legendary pianist Donnie Heitler with team up with Crystal Rebone on bass and Jeff Magby on drums.

This talented quartet will perform beloved standards as well as unique material from Kevin's CD The Road to Everywhere (which also includes performances by Donnie and Jeff).

Presented in partnership with the CU Jazz Festival.

For more information contact Carol Inskeep at or 217-367-4405

3rd Annual Urbana Arts Expo

November 19, 2017 -
10:00am to 5:00pm

Urbana Arts Expo Logo 2017

The Urbana Art Expo is a one-day juried fine art exhibition and sale, presented by the Urbana Public Arts Program in collaboration with 40 North.

The event is free and open to the public, so come out, invite your friends, and show your support for local art!

  • What: Urbana Art Expo Urbana
  • Where: Civic Center 108 E. Water Street Urbana, IL 61801
  • When: Sunday, November 19th from 10am-5pm

International Walk to School Day 2017

October 4, 2017 - 7:00am

Walk to School LogoInternational Walk to School Day is a global event celebrated in more than 40 countries by walking and biking to school on the same day. Started in 1997 as an one-day event, it has evolved to be part of year-round safe routes to school movement, and an encouragement to a healthy life choice.

Today, thousands of schools and communities across America participate every October.​​ This year on Wednesday, October 4th, elementary school students in Urbana-Champaign will enjoy the fun of walking to school in the morning with their friends, parents, teachers, polices, city officials and community members. On this day, we see no dangerous roads or crazy cars, but children's freedom of walking, and all the safe routes to schools.

Market at the Square Bike Rodeo

October 7, 2017 -
9:00am to 11:30am

Bike Rodeo FlyerChampaign-Urbana Safe Routes to School (C-U SRTS) Project, the City of Urbana, the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District and Champaign County Bikes are sponsoring a bike rodeo from 9-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 7th at the Urbana Market at the Square. The C-U SRTS Project Bicycle Rodeo is an opportunity for parents and children to learn how to be safe when bicycling and to practice some basic bicycling skills. The Bicycle Rodeo scheduled for October 7th at the Market at the Square will include: 

America Recycles Day

November 4, 2017 -
11:00am to 3:00pm

Bathroom RecycleRub-a-dub-dub, 3 R's in the Tub!  How can you Reduce, Reuse and Recycle in the bathroom - the most overlooked room in the house when it comes to recycling?  Join U-Cycle and the Urbana Park District to learn what you can do with toiletries and bottles at the America Recycles Day event at the Anita Purves Nature Center (1505 N Broadway Ave) on Saturday, November 4, 2017.   Here are the details: