Events & Activities

Urbana Free Library's Eighth Annual Fairy Tale Ball

April 17, 2015 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Fairy tale lovers of all ages are invited to an evening of stories, crafts, dancing, games, and entertainment. Don your shiny suit of armor, sparkly ball gown, or dress like your favorite fairy tale character and join us for an evening of fantasy and frivolity!

The Fairy Tale Ball will be held at the Urbana Free Library, 210 West Green Street, Urbana.

Royal performers and activities:

Urbana Celebrates the Boneyard!

April 11, 2015 -
10:00am to 3:00pm

Join us in for a day full of fun, family-friendly arts activities at Urbana's newest urban park!

Saturday, April 11, 2015
Boneyard Creek Improvements Project
(enter at Race St. and Griggs St. in Downtown Urbana)
FREE admission

Featuring arts workshops, face painting, food trucks, and performances by:

  • Bow-Dacious String Band (from Community Center for the Arts), 11:00am-12:30pm

  • African drumming and dancing with Djibril Camara and Ballet Allah Tantou, 1:30pm-3:00pm

This event is presented by the City of Urbana, and is a part of 40 North's 13th Annual Boneyard Arts Festival.

Join us on Facebook here.

UHS Theatre Production: James and the Giant Peach

February 18, 2015 - 7:00pm to February 22, 2015 - 2:30pm

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In addition to school-day shows being offered to Urbana elementary school classes, there will be five performances of James and the Giant Peach for the general public:

  • February 18-21 at 7:00pm

  • February 22 at 2:30pm

All performances in the UHS Cobb Auditorium. Tickets are $5 for children and students and $10 for adults, and are available at the box office, which opens 30 minutes prior to each performance. A Character Carnival is also being held on Saturday, February 21, from 10:00–11:30 am in the Urbana High School Commons (enter through the Iowa Street doors).

The Carnival will feature the high school student actors in full costume for children to meet and take photos with, as well as storytelling, activities, peachy treats and refreshments, prizes, and balloons. Admission to the Carnival is $3 for kids ages five and under, and $5 for people six and up.