The City of Urbana Public Arts Program, Urbana Park District, 40 North 88 West Champaign County Arts Council, The Urbana Free Library, and the Urbana Business Association are proud to present the Downtown Get Down, a downtown events series that will take place on the 4th Saturday of the month May-August on Main Street in the heart of Downtown Urbana! Our finale will be in conjunction with the Urbana Sweetcorn Festival!
The Solar Urbana-Champaign group buy program is gaining momentum as it surpasses its first goal of 50kW with six properties going solar. Now in its fourth iteration, the City of Urbana, Prairie Rivers Network, and the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) launched this solar group buy program in May, bringing this grassroots program that combines volume purchasing with community education to make solar more accessible and affordable for area property owners. Passing the 50kW benchmark triggers a discount for program participants, like Julia Saville.
The Urbana Sweetcorn Festival was voted the #1 Community Event in The News-Gazette's People Choice Awards! We can't wait to have you, your family and friends out to the festival this year! The festival takes place August 23, from 5 p.m. to midnight, and August 24, from 11 a.m to midnight, right here in Downtown Urbana!
The first Urbana Sweetcorn Festival was held in August 1975 in the parking lot at Main & Race Streets in downtown Urbana. It was a community event put on by the employees of local business Busey Bank.
The Urbana Business Association is now responsible for the planning of the festival, over the years adding an expanded family area, live music on multiple stages, food, vendors, and beer all in the heart of downtown Urbana.
What you should know about Extreme Heat
Know what to do before, during, and after extreme heat
- Create a communications plan with your family before extreme heat hits
- Have emergency supplies in place at home, at work, and in the car
- Listen to local officials
Heat Safety & Risk
FREE SATURDAY SHRED DAY!!
First Finanacial Philo Road Banking Center is having a Hsred Day! Bring in personal papers you no longer need for secure, on-the-spot shredding. They are also collecting worn and faded American flags for respectful disposal by the VFW. Limit five boxes or bags of paper per person!
They are located at 2510 South Philo Road in Urbana!