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.  

Summer 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.

Summer 2014  


November 30, 2013

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 17 - 21, 2013 - Downtown Champaign

Boneyard Arts Festival

April 11 - 14, 2013 - Districtwide

Taste of Champaign-Urbana

June 21 - 23, 2013 - West Side Park

Blues, Brews & BBQ

June 28 - June 29, 2013 - Downtown Champaign


Champaign Music Fest

July 20, 2013 - Downtown Champaign

Pygmalion Music Festival

September 26-28, 2013 - Downtown Champaign


Friday Night Live

Spring - Summer 2014 - Downtown Champaign

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