May 20 - August 12

13 Thursdays presented by JSM Living is returning May 20 to August 12, 2021 with all of the regular specials, sales, and deals every Thursday, all summer long in Campustown! This year, the 3rd annual CHOW DOWN in Campustown will be spread out across the 13 weeks with free food samples and sidewalk sales at participating businesses. We’re also excited to announce a new digital passport with sales and deals, family-friendly activities, and more at 20+ participating small businesses! The Campustown Pub Tour will round out the 13 Thursdays promotion – featuring stops at 3 pubs, and complimentary food and drinks!

The summer is the best time to explore Campustown and support local businesses while students are away. Stay tuned for information about participating business deals and events.


Catch a ride on the Champaign Park District’s trolley and explore campustown with the family on June 3, July 1 and 15.

Try free samples at participating restaurants and peruse sidewalk sales at participating businesses on May 27, June 24 and July 29.

Sponsored by Live Action Games.

Learn to ride public buses with CUMTD on June 10, July 8 and August 5.

Our inaugural Back To School Bash on August 5 will feature activities and resources for Pre-K to 6th-grade+ youth before fall semesters start, and specials for kids at participating businesses!

Use the Eventzee app to find and complete all the fun challenges throughout campustown al summer — it’s free to play! Earn points to win prizes.

Sponsored by the Illini Union.


Learn how to be a part of 13 Thursdays


Is your business interested in participating in 13 Thursdays? For as low as $1.50 per day for 90 days, you can take part in this campustown promotion! Click the button to learn more.

2021 Participating Businesses

Our Sponsors

JSM Living
Menold Construction & Restoration
Live Action Games