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Winter/Spring Events (January – May)

The Champaign Park District offers a wide array of special events throughout the year. Events are listed by season under the “Special Events” tab. New events may be added at any time, so be sure you keep an eye on our most recent Program Guide for updates. From dancing to kite flying, community service to egg hunts, we have the perfect special event for you and your family this spring – so come on out and make some memories with us! All outdoor events are subject to weather cancellations and other delays. If you have any questions about our special events, please contact zoe.southlynn@champaignparks.com or call 217-819-3931 unless otherwise noted.

All outdoor events are subject to weather cancellations and other delays. Get up-to-the-minute information on our Cancellations Page.

80s Prom Night with Mom | Friday, January 10 at 6:00 – 9:00 pm 

Hilton Garden Inn
Ages 12 & under and accompanied by a parent or guardian

Moms, whether you feel Pretty in Pink or wanna get Twisted Sister,
it’s time to pull out that 80s attire from the back of the
closet and show your kids just how much they are the Wind
Beneath Your Wings! Event will include a plated table-service dinner
(vegetarian option must be requested at time of registration), fun
activities, and goodie bag for all the kids. Photo packages will be
available for a fee (cash required). Doors open at 5:30p. Guests must
be seated promptly at 6p to enjoy all dinner courses. All attendees
must provide an email address at registration to receive a pre-event
email from event staff. Each person attending must enroll to ensure
we have an accurate head count.

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

Shake, Rattle, & Roll with Dad | Friday, February 7 at 6:00 – 9:00 pm 

Hilton Garden Inn
Ages 12 & under (must be accompanied by an adult) – $26
The 1950s are back, so grease that hair and grab your kids and
saddle shoes, Happy Days are here again. Event will include a plated
table-service dinner (vegetarian option must be requested at time
of registration), fun activities, and goodie bag for all the kids. Photo
packages will be available for a fee (cash required). Doors open at
5:30p. Guests must be seated promptly at 6p to enjoy all dinner
courses. All attendees must provide an email address at registration to
receive a pre-event email from event staff. Each person attending must
enroll to ensure we have an accurate head count.

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

Champaign County Town & Country Amateur Art Show 2019 | March 16 – April 13

Bunny Brunch 2019 | Saturday, April 4 at 10:00 – 11:30 am

Douglass Community Center
All ages (children must be accompanied by an adult) – $5|$7.50 per person 
Hop on over to Douglass Community Center and rub elbows with
the Easter bunny during brunch, then hunt for eggs in Douglass Park
at Eggsploration. Pre-registration is required due to limited seating,
so don’t delay, sign up today! Children must be accompanied by
parent or guardian. Adults must register with their children.

Questions: brittney.washington@champaignparks.com or 217-398-2573
 

Eggs-ploration! 2019 | Saturday, April 4 at Noon – 1:00 pm (hunt starts promptly at noon)

Douglass Park 
Ages 13 & under (adult supervision required) – FREE!
Join us at Douglass Park for a good old-fashioned egg hunt. We’re hunting in waves this year, with the first egg hunt starting at noon, so don’t be late! Remember your basket for all your goodies. Egg hunt follows the Bunny Brunch.

12:00p Egg Hunt for 0-1 year olds
ADULTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO PICK UP EGGS
12:10p Egg Hunt for 2-4 year olds 
12:20p Egg Hunt for 4-8 year olds
12:30p Egg Hunt for 9-13 year olds

Questions: brittney.washington@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3973.

Dance Arts Performance 2020: Hello, Goodbye | Saturday, April 4 at 7:00 pm & Saturday, April 5 at 2:00 pm

Virginia Theatre
All Ages – $12 Child under 12, $12 Seniors, $14 Adults
A dance concert featuring the music of The Beatles

Questions: michelle.olden@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3973

Nite Lite Egg Pursuit 2020 | Friday, April 10 at 8:10pm

Hessel Park
Ages 18+ – $10 (registration on-site from 7:15-8pm) 
Break out your basket, grab your flashlight, and prepare your inner child for Nite Lite Egg Pursuit XXVII. Join Lite Rock 97.5 WHMS for the opportunity to hunt for eggs filled with prizes. Be on the lookout for the Bronze, Silver, and Gold eggs for a chance to win some great prize packages!

Eggs disappear quickly so don’t be late!

On-site Registration: 7:15p-8:00p

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

Eggstravaganza 2020 | Saturday, April 11 at 10:00 am-12:00pm (hunt starts promptly at 11am)

West Side Park
Ages 10 & under (adult supervision required) – FREE!
Join us at West Side Park where thousands of eggs wait to be found. Free hayrack rides will take place before the event from 10a-Noon and there will be a special guest on site for all the little egg hunters to enjoy! Don’t forget your basket – the egg hunt starts at 11a sharp!

Hayrack Rides: 10am-Noon (weather permitting)

Questions: zoe.southlynn@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3926

Boneyard Creek Community Day 2020 | Saturday, April 18 at 9:00 am – Noon

Scott Park
All ages – FREE!
Looking for a class volunteer project or a new way to bring the family together? Join us in making a difference at one of Champaign- Urbana’s natural treasures. Help restore the beauty of the Boneyard Creek in Champaign, Urbana, and Campus-town by participating in this organized clean-up. Be on site to register at 9am. Free lunch will follow! Visit boneyardcreek.org for more information.

Rain Date: May 2
Questions:  volunteer@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3926

Extreme Steam |  Wednesday, May 6 at 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Douglass Branch Library

K-12 graders – FREE!
Join us for a special afternoon of STEAM activities (science, technology,
engineering, art, and math) at this do-it-yourself program for school age
kids. No need to register, this is a drop-in event. Presented in
partnership with the Douglass Branch Library.

Questions: katherine.hicks@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3926

Touch-a-Truck Day 2020 |  Wednesday, May 13 at 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Centennial Park
Ages 2-5 (adult supervision required) – FREE!
Tots, put your toy trucks away – it’s time to touch the real thing! Climb in, hop on, and honk the horns of some really big trucks and other vehicles during Touch-A-Truck Day! Tow trucks, fire trucks, police cars, and more will be available for kids to explore. Pack a lunch and enjoy a picnic too!

Please note: in case of inclement weather, this event will be cancelled.

Questions: remington.rock@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3926

Cultural Arts Events

Dance Performances 
Art Exhibits 
Bach’s Lunch

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