July brings Urbana First Fridays three new businesses in downtown to enjoy! Blackbird Urbana, The Gilbert Gallery, and Spark Museum + Play Cafe! Boom. Pow. Wow.
What other newness can you experience? Some of UIUC’s top student startups from the University of Illinois College of Business’ iVenture Accelerator.
As you know, at 4pm lots of great activities start, but 5pm is when Main Street will start shutting down with content starting at 5:30.
Some of what’s on deck:
MAIN STREET STARTING AT 5:30
Imbibe Urbana craft station to launch the Flag Design Competition brought to you by Spark Museum + Play Cafe, Norden German Design Studio, Urbana Public Arts Program, and Weiskamp Screen Printing.
Main Street Carnival brings the love, style, and fire! Eclectic mix of flow arts entertainers on Main near Broadway.
Piato Cafe food truck, NitroCup, Pipapo & The Pop Stop, Inc in the main street mix.
Pop-Up Library from The Urbana Free Library & Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County
Startup Stations to meet UIUC’s newest and brightest student ventures from the iVenture Accelerator: Bilder, Dibbs, Idana, Optivolt Labs, Slayd, and Trala.
Art shows at Cinema Gallery, International Galleries & The Gilbert Gallery
Adventure games LabEscape & Champaign-Urbana Adventures in Time and Space
Live music at The Iron Post, Community Center for the Arts, and Pizza-M
Sock Hop at the Independent Media Center Dinner & drink specials from Pizza-M, Bunny’s Tavern, The Dancing Dog Eatery & Juicery, Crane Alley, Blackbird Urbana, Sitara Indian Restaurant & Lounge, Black Dog and more.
Fun at Spark Museum + Play Cafe
Health & Welness from Amara Yoga & Arts and Urbana Acupuncture, llc.
Virtual Reality gaming at Collider Cowork
Food & wine tastings at Common Ground Food Co-op
Thanks also to the UBA, CITY OF URBANA, and First Federal Savings Bank.