Events & Activities

Downtown Urbana Food Truck Rally

May 31, 2016 -
11:10am to 2:00pm

The Downtown Urbana Food Truck Rally will be taking place on the last Tuesday of every month from April-October from 11 AM to 2 PM outside the Civic Center. The series of events is brought to you by the City of Urbana Community Development Department. Visit

2nd Annual Champaign County Re-Entry Resource Fair

March 16, 2016 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Life after incarceration can be challenging...Find the support you need at the 2nd Annual Community Re-Entry Resource Fair! Community Elements’ Reentry Program is sponsoring the 2nd Annual Champaign County Re-Entry Resource Fair, scheduled for Wednesday, March 16 , 2016 from 1-4 p.m. on the fourth floor of the Illinois Terminal, located in downtown Champaign. Over 23 organizations will be present under one roof to support you in your successful re-entry into our community! For more information on event participants, please download the Re-Entry Resource Fair Flyer.

Attendance at the Reentry Resource Fair is free and open to any citizen or family member of a citizen of Champaign County impacted by the criminal justice system. Help is available. Join us at the Re-Entry Resource Fair or for more information about the Reentry Program call 217.693.4559.

Available learning and assistance includes:

Department of Urban Planning Presents My Brooklyn Documentary

February 17, 2016 - 6:00pm to February 18, 2016 - 7:30pm

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning, in cooperation with many community partners, is presenting two free screenings of My Brooklyn: Demystifying Gentrification, a documentary about director Kelly Anderson’s personal journey as a Brooklyn “gentrifier” to understand the forces reshaping her neighborhood along lines of race and class.

Show times are: 

  • Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 6 p.m. at the Champaign Public Library; followed by a community panel to discuss recent development trends in CU, and

  • Thursday, Feb. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Plym Auditorium, Temple Buell Hall; followed by Q & A with the film’s director.

For more information CONTACT: Stacy Harwood at; Denise Czuprynski at 217.300.4687

Boneyard Creek Community Day

April 23, 2016 -
9:00am to 12:00pm

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Registration is now open for the 11th annual Boneyard Creek Community Day. The event, to be held Saturday, April 23, encourages the public to help protect local waterways though cleanup and educational activities.

Individuals of all ages can participate. Work sites vary from projects in the creek to those more suitable for children. Cleanup begins at 9 a.m. and ends at noon. After the clean-up activities, lunch will be served at Scott Park, where there will also be music and interactive learning displays.

Last year a record 500 volunteers participated in picking up 165 cubic yards of litter from an approximately 1,800-acre area.