Events & Activities

June 2 - Imbibe Urbana First Fridays

June 2, 2017 - 4:00pm

First Fridays Poster - Imbibe UrbanaDowntown Urbana: June 2, 4-11 PM

Enjoy summertime culture cruising with another spectacular Urbana First Fridays on June 2nd. Main Street between Race and Broadway will be closed again to cars and open for festival fun. Get ready for yet another night of unique tastings, games, fire and dance performers, dinner specials, art shows and more. More events and specials announced soon. In the meantime, visit Imbibe Urbana for more info!

Other sponsors include First Federal Savings Bank of Champaign-Urbana, Urbana Business Association, and Urbana, Illinois – City Government.

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.

Comic Con 17: Celebrating Comics and Fandom Since 2016

August 5, 2017 -
11:00am to 4:00pm

Comic Con 2017Dress up in your favorite cosplay and prepare for a day full of all the pop culture and geeky things you love. Comic Con 2017 will embrace all fandoms: from dungeon crawling D&Ders to Death Note loving otakus to gamers who just want one more hour of Minecraft™ or Super Smash Bros™, and hardcore Supernatural fans who make memes for every situation.

For a preliminary schedule of events, visit the Comic Con 2017 page on The Urbana Free Library website.

Comic Con is generously sponsored by Illini Media and Peggy and Bob Podlasek in memory of Greg Bliss.

For more information contact Rachel Fuller at or Lauren Chambers at

RESCHEDULED: Urbana Boneyard Creek Cleanup

August 5, 2017 -
9:00am to 12:00pm

This year's 12th annual Boneyard Creek Community Day set for Saturday April 29th, 2017 was cancelled due to weather and volunteer safety concerns. While we were unable to reschedule the community-wide event, Urbana has scheduled a smaller-scale cleanup for Saturday August 5th from 9am to Noon

Our plan will be to clean the Boneyard Creek from Mathews Street on campus downstream to University Avenue in front of Carters Furniture.  The creek should be low enough that boots would work for much of the creek stretch.  Or if you want to steer clear of mud and wet feet, you could also help by installing "Drains to Creek" medallions on storm drains.

We will meet at Boneyard Creek Crossing Park at Griggs & Race Streets at 9am and break out into work groups from there.