Champaign Center Partnership Premier Events
Center City Restaurant Week

Enjoy the best collection of dining anywhere in downstate Illinois during the Center City Restaurant Week.  

January 26th-February 1st

Bud Light Summer Stage

Hit the streets of Campustown and enjoy some of the best local artist CU has to offer.  

July 26th, 2014

13 Thursdays

When the university students leave for the summer the deals explode in Campustown! Rediscover Campustown every Thursday for the 13 weeks between commencement and convocation with great deals at participating businesses.

May 21st through August 22nd, 2014


November 29, 2014

Downtown Parade of Lights

The holiday season can't begin until Santa makes his way through the streets of Downtown Champaign.  This community favorite features floats, marching bands, and Santa Claus himself.  The event concludes with the lighting of the Downtown Christmas Tree in the One Main Plaza.

November 30 - December 21 , 2013

Shop Local Saturdays

Support all of our Center City merchants with four weekends of Shopping Local.  You won't find a more eclectic mix of businesses anywhere in the city.  

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November 11 - December 6 , 2013

Part of Shop Local Saturdays

Let your Santa know exactly what you want for the holidays by filling out Wish List postcards at participating Center City businesses. 

Other Partner Events
Roger Ebert's Film Festival

April 23rd - 27th, 2014 - Downtown Champaign

Boneyard Arts Festival

April 10th - 13th, 2014 - Districtwide


Blues, Brews & BBQ

June 28 - June 29, 2013 - Downtown Champaign



Mariposa Music Fest

July 12th, 2014 - Downtown Champaign

Taste of Champaign-Urbana

August 15th - 16th - West Side Park


Friday Night Live

Memorial Day - Labor Day 2014 - Downtown Champaign

Pygmalion Music Festival

September 25th-28th, 2014 - Downtown Champaign and Krannert Center District

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