Events & Activities

Produce Is Waterproof

September 1, 2012 -
7:00am to 12:00pm

There are many wonderful things about locally-grown fruits and vegetables, but one of their finer traits, at least this weekend, is they don't mind getting a little wet.

Get Your Preservation Fix with Events in May

To celebrate Preservation Month, the City of Urbana, Urbana Free Library, and Preservation and Conservation Association of Champaign County are teaming up to host a series of events throughout May. Building on the success of last year, the lecture + tour series continues in 2017, this year focusing on Early 20th Century Houses. In addition, get hands on experience in the library's archives from experts who can show you How to Research Your Old House. For details, see the attached flier.

Airport Road Pre-Construction Open House

May 3, 2017 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

A pre-construction open house for the Airport Road West Reconstruction Project will be held on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Urbana Civic Center, 108 East Water Street, Urbana, Illinois 61801. The open house will be conducted on an informal basis; no formal presentation is planned. Exhibits, plans and aerial photography of the proposed improvements will be available during this time. Project representatives will be available to discuss the construction plans for the project and to answer any questions.

The project consists of the reconstruction of Airport Road from a narrow two-lane chip and seal road to a new three-lane concrete street. The improvements also consist of the installation of a new drainage system with curbs/gutters, storm sewers and drainage basins, as well as modifications to the traffic signals at the Airport Road and Cunningham Avenue intersection. Farnsworth Group, Inc. of Champaign, Illinois, is the engineering consultant for the project.

Bike to Work Day Kicks Off Bike Month

May 2, 2017 - 7:00am

Bike to WorkMay is National Bike Month, and we’re kicking off the festivities with Bike to Work Day on May 2nd. Biking to work is fun and easy, especially in Urbana. All you really need is a working bike and you’re good to go. (Some advance route planning helps, too. Tree-lined residential streets are a lot more fun than riding down University Avenue!)

On Bike to Work Day, there will be 10 stations throughout Champaign-Urbana stocked with snacks, coffee, bike swag, and friendly people. A couple stations – including Downtown Urbana – will even have bike mechanics on-site to tune up your ride, for free! Find your station here, and register – for free (but donations are always welcome!) – here.