Events & Activities

Maximize Your Credit Score Open House

November 3, 2016 -
5:30pm to 7:30pm

The Community Reinvestment Group is proud to present the Maximize your Credit Score Open House! The event will be held on Thursday, November 3, 2016 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm at Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County (119 E. University Ave., Champaign, IL). This event is free and open for anyone to attend. Meet with specialists one-on-one to learn specific techniques to improve your credit score. Credit reports can be obtained during the event. Call Maurice Bouslog at 217-351-7100 if you have additional questions.

Urbana First Fridays

November 4, 2016 - 4:00pm

Imbibe Urbana presents Urbana First Fridays!

Bring your friends and family to Urbana First Fridays, with the next event scheduled for Friday, November 4th from 4-11 p.m. Over 30 events and happenings to take place during the afternoon and evening in downtown Urbana.

To learn more visit Imbibe Urbana's website or their Facebook page.

Market at the Scare

October 29, 2016 -
7:00am to 12:00pm

Join Urbana’s Market at the Square for a special Halloween-themed MARKET AT THE SCARE from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 29, 2016!

Market at the Scare Flyer

There will be a variety of fun and family-friendly activities throughout the morning:

America Recycles Day 2016

November 19, 2016 -
11:00am to 3:00pm

Join U-Cycle and the Urbana Park District as we celebrate America Recycles Day! 

This year's theme is "It's Electric!"  We will focus on the importance of electronics recycling, including resources on where to bring electronic devices to recycle in the community, and how to trouble-shoot issues with your electronic device courtesy of The Illini Gadget Garage, an organization run by students at the University of Illinois.

Illinois Farmers Market Association Fall Workshop

November 8, 2016 - 8:30am

Workshop Schedule - Front Page with imageJoin Urbana's Market at the Square staff as they host the Illinois Farmers Market Association's Fall Workshop on Tuesday, November 8th from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Urbana. Learn from current market producers, meet with market managers, and network with individuals in the farmers market field coming to the workshop from across the region.

Workshop Info:

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Workshop Location:

Lake House in Crystal Lake Park 206 W. Park Street Urbana, IL 61801

Hotel Accommodations:

Curtis Road Corridor Study Public Meeting

October 13, 2016 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm

Curtis RoadJoin us for an overview of the Curtis Road Corridor Study and provide input:

  • How do you use Curtis Road?
  • What are its current strengths and weaknesses?

The Curtis Road Corridor Study inlcudes 4.6 miles of Curtis Road from Neil Street/US 45 to High Cross Road/IL 130.  The goal of this study is to identify infrastructure that facilitates mobility within and between the surrounding jurisdictions as well as supports and protects the disparate surrounding land uses, including the University of Illinois agricultural research and educational fields known as the South Farms.

WHERE:  Church of Christ, 2601 Philo Road, Urbana (NW corner of Philo and Windsor) 

UHS Sundae 5K and Junior Sundae 1K

October 2, 2016 - 8:00am

Urbana High School will host their 4th annual UHS Sundae 5K Run and Walk and Junior Sundae 1K on Sunday, October 2. The race will begin at 8 am, with a 7 to 7:45am race day check-in.

The race will begin at Broadway and Washington in the UHS parking lot and traverse through the state-street area of West Urbana. Street Closing Information

There will also be a Sundae Junior 1K run that day. All proceeds from this event will go directly to the UHS athletic department.

Snacks and treats will be available for all participants and there will be raffle giveaways at the finish of the race in the McKinley Athletic Complex. The top three male and female finishers in the 5K Run and Walk will receive gift certificates from Body ‘n’ Sole. All participants in the Junior 1K will receive a ribbon. You must be 10 years of age and younger to participate in the Junior 1K.

Volunteer opportunities exist to help out with the race. More information or to register for the event, please contact the Athletic Department at Urbana High School, 217-384-3505 or visit one of the following:

UBA Business and Breakfast

September 27, 2016 -
7:00am to 10:00am

The Urbana Free Library is celebrating National Library Card Sign-up Month! Members of the Urbana Business Association and the community are invited to join the UBA and The UFL for this special event at Cherry Alley.

Find out how Libraries are helping to transform lives and what helpful resources and opportunities may be available to local business owners and their customers.

Urbana Public Arts Program and UCIMC are accepting applications to Open Scene

December 1, 2016 (All day)

Open Scene Announces Call for Participants:

Now taking applications for stakeholders and youth to join in community collaboration. 

Urbana, IL – The City of Urbana and the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center (UCIMC) are thrilled to announce the start of the first phase of Open Scene: Debuts of Youth’s Views in Downtown Urbana.