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Champaign-Urbana Weekend Planner – Let the “Boo” Begin

Families can choose from a variety of events and activities this weekend in Champaign-Urbana

Halloween activities have arrived in full and there are a lot to choose from. Visit the Halloween Events / Activities List for ALL Halloween We Know in CU and Beyond for the next ten days. Are you looking for fear (really fear)? We have a list of “horrors” for older teenagers and adults that you can read here. And don’t forget our very own Chambanamons costume parade this Sunday (more below)!

chambanamoms thanks the Countryside School for bringing us the planner for this weekend

Discover the open house in the country

Open day “Discover the country”
Visit the Countryside School on Sunday October 24th from 2pm – 4pm Visit their classrooms, chat with their teachers and current students, and ask questions.

For more information and to pre-register:

The Countryside School is the region’s first and only ISACS-accredited, independent K-8 school. They offer an expedited, hands-on curriculum – including world languages ​​(Spanish, Chinese, and Latin), visual and performing arts, and music. Their mission is simple: “Joy in Learning, Excellence in Education”. They are not for profit and offer financial help. You can find more information at: or on Facebook and Instagram.

Featured event

Christie Clinic presents Halloween costume parade

Sunday, October 24th, 3 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.

Dust off your Halloween costume and have an afternoon of fun thanks to Christie Clinic. We’re celebrating fall with an outdoor Halloween costume parade in Meadowbrook Park on October 24th from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Meet us under the Prairie Play Pavilion at 3:00 p.m. to prepare for the parade. We’ll walk or roll around the park for a quick lap to show off costumes and then meet at the pavilion for fun activities and creative costume prizes. Please note that the park toilets are closed during the season, but mobile toilets are available. You are also welcome to bring a drink for the event.

We hope you will support us in this FREE family-friendly fun Afternoon. A special thank you to our friends in the Urbana Park District for hosting our costume parade.

A couple of events to check out this weekend

Are you looking for something for your family? You are in the right place! Our events calendar summarizes family-friendly events in the Champaign-Urbana metropolitan area. We know you are busy and looking for value for money. That is why it is important to us to offer free and inexpensive events that you can attend spontaneously. Please note that events are subject to change without notice.

Find the full calendar of events on by clicking here now.

Friday October 22, 2021

All Smiles Family Dentistry – Patient Recognition Event

All Smiles Family Dentistry offers family-oriented comprehensive dental care for patients of all ages. Dr. Ghada Adhami DDS and her team have created a relaxing and comfortable environment where you can receive high quality dental care. Check out their website or find them on Facebook.

Attend their Patient Acknowledgment Event on October 23rd from 12pm to 2pm. Free tacos, Kona Ice, and petting zoo! Raffles, prizes and more! Open to the public.

All Smiles Family Dentistry patient appreciation event

Saturday 23 October 2021

I-Power parents’ evening

Register your children for a special Halloween parents’ evening! Saturday 23 October. Parents – grab the evening to hang out with friends or enjoy a much needed date night while I-Power entertains and plays with your kids! Your PNOs run from 6-10 p.m. – plenty of time for dinner and a movie! Kids will enjoy their playtime at their main gym and ninja gym, a full length movie, group games, dinner and dessert. Age 5-13. A pre-registration is neccessary; Click here.

Sunday October 24th 2021

Pixels from Emily

This authentic magical Christmas experience for children is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. For 45 minutes, it combines a fully interactive experience with Santa himself and iconic Christmas portraits in the style of Norman Rockwell. The sounds of popular Christmas music fill the air and the glow of twinkling lights illuminates Santa’s workshop with toys, tools, treats, Christmas trees, and Santa himself, creating a truly magical memory that will last a lifetime. Register here and learn more about Pixels by Emily by following them on Facebook and Instagram. Do not miss this unforgettable experience!

Institute for Applied Research

Is the air in your home healthy? The University of Illinois Indoor Climate Research and Training Group is recruiting single-family homes built after 2012 for two new studies of indoor air quality, one on radon and the other on general pollutants. The houses should be within ~ 1 hour drive of Urbana-Champaign. Participants help the ICRT expand their knowledge of building science and learn more about their own homes. Homes that qualify for both studies can participate in both. Ask? Contact Kiel at [email protected] Follow the Institute for Applied Research on Twitter today.

ELIAS study for young children aged 12-18 months

The ELIAS study aims to recruit young children between the ages of 12 and 18 months to examine how foods are related to cognitive abilities at an early age. Over a period of 12 months and 6 visits, the toddler’s brain function is measured while he sees a computer screen and hears noises, his motor and cognitive skills are observed, and his nutritional status is collected with a few drops of blood measured from a heel or finger prick. Parents will receive $ 420 (through a gift card) for participating. Additional compensation is provided for families traveling from more than 30 miles away. Further information is available at:

Autumn events and activities around Champaign-Urbana

Looking for the latest for autumn in Champaign-Urbana?

Here’s a recap of what we’ve shared so far about Fall 2021:

Click here to go to the calendar of events

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