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All Ages
This summer, gather your friends, family, and neighbors for our Summer Concerts. Audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and refreshments. Please practice social distancing and keep your group in designated circles.

  • May 29 | 1-3p | Prairie Farm | Craig Russo Latin Jazz Project
  • June 9 | 1-3p | Prairie Farm | Kayla Brown
  • June 13 | 6-8p | Hessel Park | Kilborn Alley
  • July 11 | 6-8p | Hessel Park | Modern Drugs & Kayla Brown Band
  • July 14 | 1-3p | Prairie Farm | Bone Jugs
  • July 18 | 6-8p | Hessel Park | Ian Shepherd & Friends (June 27 Concert’s Rescheduled Date)
  • July 25 | 6-8p | Hessel Park | New Souls
  • August 8 | 6-8p | Hessel Park | Belle Isle & Modern Drugs
  • August 15 | 6-8p | Hessel Park | AllNighter

Questions: zoe.southlynn@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3931


Ages 6-12
Saturday, June 5, 9a-12p
Kaufman Lake

Co-sponsored by the Optimist Club of Champaign-Urbana for children who love to fish! Prizes will be awarded. Bring your own fishing tackle – bait will be provided. A parent/guardian should accompany their child(ren). Pre-registration will be required as space will be limited.

Deadline: TBD
Raindate: Sunday, June 6
Questions: remington.rock@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3926



All Ages
June 4, July 2, & August 6, dusk
Hessel Park

Grab some popcorn and a blanket and join us under the stars for a Friday night flick every month during the summer with different themes and on-site food trucks to enjoy! Movies begin at dusk. Please practice social distancing and keep your group in designated circles.

6/4 | The Sandlot | Food Truck: Daves Dogs
7/2 | Night at the Museum | Food Truck: Brien’s Bistro & Mahalo Shaved Ice
8/6 | Jurassic Park | Food Truck: Smith Burger Co. & Mahalo Shaved Ice

Questions: zoe.southlynn@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3931


All Ages
Join us at the neighborhoods listed below for summer fun! Lawn games, interactive music, and many more activities will be available for all to enjoy!

  • *CANCELLED* July 16 | Special Movie Night: Raya and the Last Dragon | 6-10p | Johnston Park
    • Movie starts at dusk
    • C-U Public Health District giving out free COVID-19 Vaccine Shots
  • July 22 | 6-8p | Centennial Park
  • August 12 | 6-8p | Countrybrook Apartments (June 24’s Rescheduled Date)

Questions: zoe.southlynn@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3931


All Ages
Saturday, June 19
Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration commemorating the abolition of slavery in the United States, is one event you don’t want to miss. This year, Juneteenth is virtual…stay tuned for updates.

Questions: katherine.hicks@champaignparks.org or 217-398-2573


All Ages
The Central Illinois Aerospace Model Rocket Club schedules launches twice a month, year-round, generally on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays. Most launches are held at Dodds Park, with occasional alternate locations. In addition, there are special launches like our Great Annual Rocket Launch of 2021 on June 26 (rain date July 10) at Dodds Park! Bring your own model rocket and fly with us or just come out to watch hundreds of rockets being flown. Event dependent on current COVID-19 guidelines. For current information, call 217-359-8225 or visit ciarocketry.org.


The Springer Cultural Center hosts eight exhibitions per year. Six are professional
shows for adult local and regional artists, which are determined by review of applications. Two are amateur art shows: the Champaign County Town & Country Amateur Art Show and the State Town & Country Amateur Art Show for youth and adults. Participants may enter the Champaign County Town and Country Amateur Art Show by completing an entry form. Those who win at the county show are eligible for entrance in the State Town & Country Show. For information on when the next Town & Country County show is visit champaignparks.org/art-exhibits.

Questions: michelle.olden@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3909

For our professional shows, proposals are accepted for solo or collaborative group exhibitions on an ongoing basis. Artists are responsible for having artwork ready to hang, and for any shipping expenses/insurance while artwork is being transported to or from the Springer Cultural Center and throughout the exhibition. Artists have the opportunity to give a brief talk about their work at a reception provided by the Park District. For more information or to apply, visit champaignparks.org/art-exhibits.

Questions: michelle.olden@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3909

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