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Events in Champaign Urbana

Champaign Urbana Events

There are festivals and events in this community that go way beyond its size. All year round something is buzzing in this place to keep you entertained. One of the best collecting points is the 40 North site from the Champaign County Arts, Culture and Entertainment Council. Here are s few of the local favorites.

International Guitar Festival

Ellnora, The Guitar Festival happens every two years at Krannert Center. It is a must for music and especially guitar lovers of all kinds. Ellnora returns in the Fall every year.

Eberfest

Every year for 15 years now Roger Ebert’s Film Festival has come to Champaign Urbana and this film gala is now hosted at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign. Each year there is at least one major guest and always a great collection of excellent films.

The Illinois Marathon

The Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon has quickly positioned itself as one of the premier running events in the crowded marathon scene. It was named one of the top nine new marathons by Runners World in 2014. This springtime weekend run is held on the streets of Champaign Urbana and is a Boston Marathon qualifier.

There are other events of course …some of them featured on other pages or blog posts on this site.

The Illinois Marathon runs every April on the streets of Champaign Urbana. Photo from Runners World.

The Illinois Marathon runs every April on the streets of Champaign Urbana. Photo from Runners World.