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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 Stinson 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.

Mom Prom 2017: Star Wars Edition | Friday, January 20 at 6:00 – 9:00 pm 

Location: Hilton Garden Inn
Cost: $26 per person

Register Here!

Ages: This event is designed for children 12 and under and their parent/guardian
Description: May the force be with you as you dance, laugh, and play at our Star Wars Mom Prom!

Event will include a plated table-service dinner with a vegetarian option (must request at time of registration), fun activities, and goodie bag for all the boys. 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.
Questions: zoe.stinson@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3931

 

Daddy Daughter Dance 2017: Under the Sea |

Friday, February 3 at 6:00 – 9:00 pm 

Location: Hilton Garden Inn
Cost: $26 per person

Register Here!

Ages: This event is designed for children 12 and under and their parent/guardian
Description: Join us for a night of dancing, dinner, and fun for this Under the Sea themed event. We’ve got no troubles – life is the bubbles – under the sea! Event will include a plated table-service dinner with a vegetarian option (must request at time of registration), fun activities, and goodie bag for all the girls. 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.

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

 

Champaign County Town & Country Amateur Art Show 2017 | March 18 – April 17

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Location: Springer Cultural Center
For more information, please visit the Town & Country Amateur Art Show page.

 

Rockin’ for Parks | Saturday, April 1 at 7:30 pm

A Benefit Concert for the Champaign Parks Foundation

Location: The City Center (doors open at 7pm)
Cost: $10 General Admission | $20 VIP Mezzanine
Description: Join the Champaign Parks Foundation for a night of great live music by the band Mike & Joe to benefit the parks and programs of the Champaign Park District. Mike & Joe is a modern rock cover band widely regarded by its peers and the industry as one of the very best sounding cover bands in the nation. Enjoy popular rock from the 90s through today, and a little from the 70s and 80s too! We’ll have something for everyone! No foolin’!
Questions: Laura.Auteberry@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3839

 

Nite Lite Egg Pursuit 2017 | Friday, April 14, 2017 at 8:10pm

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Location: Hessel Park
Cost: $10 per person (registration on-site from 7:15-8pm) 
Ages: 18+
Description: Break out your basket, grab your flashlight and prepare your inner child for Nite Lite Egg Pursuit XXIV. 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!
Questions: Zoe.Stinson@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3931

 

Eggs-ploration! 2017 | Saturday, April 8 at 11:30 am – 1:00 pm (hunt starts promptly at noon)

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Location: Douglass Park 
Cost: FREE!
Ages: Children ages 13 and under. Adult supervision required.
Description: Join us at Douglass Park for a good old-fashioned egg hunt. The egg hunt will start promptly at noon, so don’t be late! Remember your basket for all your goodies.
Questions: Katie.Hicks@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3973.

 

Eggstravaganza 2017 | Saturday, April 15 at 11:00 am (hunt starts promptly at 11am)

Location: West Side Park
Cost: FREE!
Ages: Children ages 10 and under.  Adult supervision required.
Description: Join us at West Side Park where thousands of eggs wait to be found. Free hayrack rides will take place before the event from 10-10:45a 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: 10-10:45a (weather permitting)

Questions: Zoe.Stinson@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3931

 

Fetch! Pet Care Hoppin’ Hound Egg Hunt 2017 | Saturday, April 8 at Noon


Location
: Champaign Bark District
Cost (R|NR): FREE!|$5. Spectators are free! All dog park rules apply during this event.
Ages: Children ages 2-5.  Adult supervision required.
Description: Don’t let your pooch feel left out this spring! Bring the whole family to the only egg hunt your pup can enjoy as much as you do. Enjoy treats and refreshments for dogs and humans, activities for the kids, pet photography, and prizes. The hunt starts right at noon! Event images will post to the Fetch! Pet Care and the Champaign Park District Facebook pages for you to download, share, and enjoy!

Questions: Zoe.Stinson@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3926

 

Boneyard Creek Community Day 2017 | Cancelled due to weather. Stay tuned for rescheduling updates!

Scott Park Yellow Coneflower and Monarda Long-range

Location: Scott Park
Cost: FREE!
Ages: All ages
Description: 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 of the Boneyard Creek. Be on site to register at 9am. Free lunch will follow! Visit boneyardcreek.org for more information.

Questions: Zoe.Stinson@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3926

 

Let’s Go Fly a Kite! 2017 | Sunday, May 14 at 2:00 – 5:00 pm
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Due to a scheduling conflict with Team 180Go!, our kite demonstrators, we are rescheduling the event. We’ll announce the newest time soon!

Location: Sunset Ridge Park
Cost: FREE!
Ages: All ages!
Description: Fly above the rest when you bring the family to our 6th Annual Kite Festival. Bring a kite or watch the demonstrations at this unique and free event.

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

Questions: Zoe.Stinson@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3926

Touch-a-Truck Day 2017 |  Wednesday, May 17 at 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

truckLocation: Centennial Park
Cost: FREE!
Ages: Children ages 2-5.  Adult supervision required.
Description: 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: Zoe.Stinson@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3931

 

Cultural Arts Events

The Champaign Park District Dance Arts School performances are often held during the winter/spring season.  For details, please see the Dance Performances page.

Springer Cultural Center hosts art exhibits throughout the year – more information is available on the Art Exhibits page.

 

 

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