Events & Activities

Urbana Middle School Hosts the President's Own United States Marine Band in Free Concert

September 8, 2014 - 7:30pm

On Monday, September 8, 2014, Urbana Middle School will play host to The President’s Own United States Marine Band in a free concert. The concert is at 7:30pm in the UMS Gymnasium.

The concert, sponsored by the Urbana School District #116 and the Urbana Band Boosters, is free to the public, however, attendees must have a ticket to enter. There is no reserved seating and space is limited. Tickets can be obtained by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to: ATTN: Marine Band Concert – Darren Hicks, Urbana High School, 1002 S. Race St., Urbana, IL 61801. Tickets are limited to 4 per request. The ticket request form can be found on the Urbana Band Boosters web page at:

City Council Tour

August 11, 2014 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

The Urbana City Council will tour Public Works and Development Project Sites on Monday, August 11, 2014 from 5:00- 7:00 p.m.

This is an informal tour; not a meeting or a fact-finding session, and does not require a public audience, but public is welcome.

Seating is limited to first come, first serve.

Walk with the Mayors

September 28, 2014 - 8:00am

Champaign-Urbana Walk with the Mayors

Walk for Health and Fitness with the Champaign and Urbana Mayors

Urbana, IL - On Sunday, September 28th, a Walk with the Mayors event will be held beginning at 8:00 a.m. in Crystal Lake Park (206 W. Park St., Urbana). 

The walk will start with an address by Urbana Mayor Laurel Prussing at Crystal Lake Park.  The group will then walk to Champaign, through King Park, to Douglass Park.  Champaign Mayor Don Gerard will address the walkers at Douglass Park.  The group will then walk back the same route to Crystal Lake.  The walk is approximately 3 miles, and it will be at a leisurely pace.  The walk is free and open to the public, including children.

The purpose of the walk is to encourage community health and physical activity.  The mayors will lead the group to share their commitment to wellness, and to inspire the community through healthy role modeling. 

2014 Motor Fuel Tax Resurfacing Project Open House

July 29, 2014 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

The City of Urbana will hold a Public Open House on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the Urbana Civic Center, located at 108 East Water Street, to provide information concerning the upcoming 2014 Motor Fuel Tax Resurfacing Project.

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 for viewing during the entire time. Staff from the City of Urbana Engineering Division will be available to discuss the project and answer questions. All persons interested in this project are invited to attend this meeting.

The City of Urbana has contracted with Cross Construction to perform milling and resurfacing work on portions of Washington Street, Broadway Avenue, Race Street, Illinois Street, Coler Avenue, Busey Avenue and Iowa Street. Weather permitting, work is expected to begin on Washington Street and Broadway Avenue this week, and work on the remaining streets is expected to begin later in August.

Urbana School District 116 Centralized Registration

July 29, 2014 - 10:00am to July 31, 2014 - 1:00pm

Urbana School District #116 will hold their annual centralized registration at the end of July. The days and times are as follows:

  • Tuesday, July 29, 2013 – 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

  • Wednesday, July 30, 2013 – 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

  • Thursday, July 31, 2013 – 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The one-stop-shop for all Urbana students, early childhood through high school, will take place at Urbana Middle School, 1201 S. Vine St., Urbana. If you are unable to attend centralized registration, please visit your child’s school to register the student(s) after July 31.

Urbana School District Participating in Walk As One

July 15, 2014 (All day)

On Tuesday, July 15, 2014, Urbana School District #116 teachers, staff, and students, along with several other civic organizations, will participate in a Walk As One outing for the school district.

USD #116 is working with the City of Urbana, Urbana Police, and the Champaign Community Coalition to bring volunteers together for the Walk As One event in the neighborhood around Prairie Elementary and Urbana Early Childhood schools. “We pride ourselves on maintaining open lines of communication with our families and the community,” said Deputy Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Ivory-Tatum. “The Walk is yet another way to share positive information and resources through a different home to school connection that we have not tried before. Hopefully, families and residents will learn more about our community partners as well as more ways we support student learning."

#URBANALOVE Summer Movie Nights

July 11, 2014 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm

Families and community members are invited to the free outdoor screening of Breaking Away (PG, 1979) on Friday July 11 at 8:00 pm.

The event, presented by @urbanalove, will be held at the Busey Bank parking lot in downtown Urbana. Please bring chairs or blankets for sitting. This will be the second installment of @urbanalove’s Summer Movie Nights series, which aims to bring the Urbana community together for an evening of film, food, drinks, and live music.

This month’s bicycle-themed event will begin with a casual bike ride at 5:30 pm. Riders old and new are welcome to gather at the Campus Bike Center (608 E. Pennsylvania Ave.) for the journey to Busey Bank in downtown Urbana.

May is Building Safety Month

May 31, 2014 (All day)

"Building Safety: Maximizing Resilience, Minimizing Risks"

The month of May marks Building Safety Month!  Sponsored by the International Code Council, the purpose of Building Safety Month is to raise awareness of the importance of building safety and resilient construction including fire prevention, disaster mitigation, energy efficiency and to recognize that countless lives have been saved due to the implementation of safety codes by local and state agencies.


Building Safety Month Proclamation