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Things To Do in April around the Aurora Area

Posted on 03/28/2017 by  James Cardis
Things To Do in the Aurora Area this April Did you know this April has five weekends? That means you get an extra chance to enjoy the vibrant nightlife of the Aurora Area at First Fridays Downtown Aurora and spirited venues like Two Brothers Roundhouse, Ballydoyle, and The ...

Cubs World Series Trophy Coming to Aurora

Posted on 03/24/2017 by  James Cardis
The Chicago Cubs World Series Trophy Tour is coming to Aurora on Monday, April 3rd at the Paramount Theatre! Here's what you need to know:  Trophy viewing is from 1-2pm on Monday, April 3rd, 2017 at 23 E. Galena Blvd in Aurora, IL 60506 Only the first 500 f...

Kesha & the Creepies - July 21st at RiverEdge Park in Aurora, IL

Posted on 03/23/2017 by  James Cardis
Kesha's bringing the party to RiverEdge Park The music of multi-talented singer/songwriter Kesha has topped charts, won awards, and soundtracked parties and good times worldwide. She's also written hits for fellow pop icons Brittney Spears and Miley Cyrus. Her range cuts ...

First Fridays in Downtown Aurora

Posted on 03/23/2017 by  James Cardis
First Fridays in Downtown Aurora First Fridays Downtown Aurora is a fun and festive night of art, culture, music, and performance at dozens of venues throughout the historic city center of Aurora, Illinois, the second-largest city in the state. Participating venues have l...

Fun Family Activities this St. Patrick's Day Weekend

Posted on 03/14/2017 by  James Cardis
The Aurora Area has a lot to offer families looking for fun things to do this St. Patrick's Day weekend, like the interactive "Wonders of Science" show at Fermilab, an outdoor learning adventure at Red Oak Nature Center, and a kid-friendly concert with Bob & th...

Craft Beer & Breweries in the Aurora Area

Posted on 03/07/2017 by  James Cardis
The Aurora Area is home to some of the finest craft breweries Chicago has to offer. From the venerable Two Brothers Artisan Brewing at the historic Two Brothers Roundhouse, to brand new entrants like the B.B.G.B. Brewery at Hardware, a sustainable gastropub in North Aurora ...

Things To Do in March around the Aurora Area

Posted on 02/24/2017 by  James Cardis
We've got your cabin fever cure. A spectacular production of Sweeney Todd, Two Brothers' 20th Anniversary at the Roundhouse, Riverdance at the Paramount, and Fermilab's ongoing 50th Anniversary series are just a few of the exciting events you can pen...

2017 NCAA Golf Championships Hotel Info

Posted on 02/21/2017 by  Pete Garlock
Hotel Information for the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships Rich Harvest Farms, 7S771 Dugan Rd, Sugar Grove, IL 60554 Women’s Dates: May 19-24, 2017 Men’s Dates: May 26-31, 2017 The following hotels have created special pri...

Springtime Fun on the Lincoln Highway

Posted on 02/20/2017 by  James Cardis
Springtime Fun on the Lincoln Highway Located just 40 miles west of Chicago, the Aurora Area is where travelers can find excellent options for rest and recreation at a great value. The Aurora Area is home to a diverse array of unique attractions just off the Lincoln...

Romantic Weekend in the Aurora Area

Posted on 02/08/2017 by  James Cardis
Valentine's Day Weekend is upon us, and we're here to help you plan a long, romantic weekend. The Aurora Area has plenty of unique events and attractions to keep you busy, from candlelit dinners to legendary crooners and tours through the charming downtowns of the Fox River ...

Vacations are powerful. Take one in the Aurora Area this year.

Posted on 01/31/2017 by  James Cardis
Vacations are powerful.  They have the ability to recharge our minds and bodies and better connect us to the world – all while making lasting memories. Taking time off also has the ability to lift up the communities to which visitors travel, because we spend money...

Your guide to a fun-filled February in the Aurora Area

Posted on 01/25/2017 by  James Cardis
Sweeney Todd, Wayne's World, and unique romantic events in the Aurora Area this February For the perfect getaway or staycation, enjoy our fun-filled February calendar of events. From Sweeney Todd at the Paramount Theatre to Wayne's World Brew n' View at Two Brothers Roundho...

Community Events in Aurora Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King's Legacy

Posted on 01/11/2017 by  City of Aurora
From choir concerts and candid conversations to special performances and service opportunities, the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be honored at a number of events in Aurora as the nation commemorates his birthday next week. ...

Things to Do During Winter Break in the Aurora Area

Posted on 12/20/2016 by  James Cardis
Warm up this Winter Break with Holiday Fun for the Whole Family!  "Another home run!" - @DeanRichardsWGN Critics and fans alike are calling "The Little Mermaid" at the Paramount Theatre the biggest, boldest, and most inno...

The Best Holiday Lights in the Aurora Area

Posted on 12/01/2016 by  James Cardis
Mile upon magical mile of twinkling holiday delights await you in the Aurora Area, with majestic displays at historic venues unlike any Christmas spectacle you've ever seen before. The best part? You can enjoy these dazzling lights from the warmth and comfort of your car. B...

Black Wednesday 2016 in the Aurora Area

Posted on 11/21/2016 by  James Cardis
Black Wednesday, aka "Thanksgiving Eve", is the busiest bar night in America next to New Year's Eve. Whether you're home for the holiday or visiting friends or family, your night out before Thanksgiving doesn't have to resemble a high school meetup at the local bar...

Holiday Season Fun and Things To Do in the Aurora Area

Posted on 11/15/2016 by  James Cardis
Fireworks on the Fox River, holiday light displays, Santa Claus parades, Christmas Tree lightings, and holiday shopping in our communities offer the best way to start your holiday season celebration right here in the Aurora Area.  The Little Mermaid at Paramount Thea...

Holiday Shopping in the Aurora Area

Posted on 11/02/2016 by  James Cardis
From boutiques and antiques to brand-name and designer deals, get all of your holiday shopping done this season in the Aurora Area. Start your holiday shopping trip at Chicago Premium Outlets in Aurora. As the largest outlet center in the Chicagoland market and the nin...

Randy Benzie's Fine Art Photography of the Aurora Area

Posted on 11/01/2016 by  James Cardis
Montgomery, IL based photographer Randy Benzie considers his work to live somewhere in the space between the technical craft of photography and the more traditional art form of painting. Fueled by an admiration for the lighting in old world paintings, especially those of the...

Things to Do in the Aurora Area - November 2016

Posted on 10/31/2016 by  James Cardis
November in the Aurora Area is an ideal time to catch unique, one-night-only entertainment at the Paramount Theatre between seasons of its award-winning Broadway Series, check out the area's eclectic music scene, experience elevated bar fare at some of the area's dining hot ...

The Fox River Valley Nature and Wildlife Photography of Bill Peterson

Posted on 10/25/2016 by  James Cardis
We’ve long admired local photographer Bill Peterson’s nature, bird, and wildlife pics. A professed amateur, Bill is as modest as he is talented; his lens captures the abundance of natural beauty on display up and down the Fox River and throughout the Aurora Area....

TOP 10 THINGS TO DO and #EnjoyAurora this weekend, 10/12-10/16!

Posted on 10/14/2016 by  James Cardis
It's a very musical Top 10 Things To Do & #EnjoyAurora this weekend! 1. Stock up for winter at the last day of the 104th(!) installment of Aurora's Farmers Market this Saturday! FREE hot cider, live music, and as always, tons of fresh produce and tas...

Fall Family Fun and Things To Do in the Aurora Area - October 2016

Posted on 10/10/2016 by  James Cardis
  October is a special month in the Aurora Area. The leaves begin to change colors, the cool weather invigorates us to get outside before winter begins to settle in, and our world-class attractions like Farnsworth House and Fermilab take on a whole new look thanks to t...

TOP 10 THINGS TO DO and #EnjoyAurora this weekend, 10/7-10/9!

Posted on 10/06/2016 by  James Cardis
Art, Beer, and Haunted Houses top our Top 10 Things To Do in the Aurora Area this weekend, Friday 10/7- Sunday 10/9! 1. First Fridays Aurora: Oct. 7 in Aurora Downtown coincides with the International Wood Fire Conference at Waubonsee Community Coll...

TOP 10 THINGS TO DO and #EnjoyAurora this weekend, 9/29-10/2/2016!

Posted on 09/30/2016 by  James Cardis
TOP 10 THINGS TO DO and #EnjoyAurora this weekend, 9/29-10/2! 1. The stars of the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) are out this weekend at Parkside Lanes for the PBA #XtraFrame Parkside Lanes Open hosted by Sean Rash Fan Pa...

Awesome Aerial Footage of Fox River Paddling

Posted on 09/30/2016 by  James Cardis
Our friends at Rocktown Adventures sent us this amazing aerial footage from their first Hump Day Paddle on the Fox River in Downtown Aurora.   Rocktown Adventures offers rentals, lessons, and a calendar of Fox River kayaking, canoeing, and stand-up paddleboarding eve...

TOP 10 THINGS TO DO and #EnjoyAurora this weekend, 9/23-9/25!

Posted on 09/22/2016 by  James Cardis
1. Wurst Kitchen presents the 12th Annual PLANO OKTOBERFEST! All weekend, rain or shine under the big tent on Main Street in Downtown Plano. Featuring authentic German bands, a beer wagon with German beers and wine, traditional German food, chicken dance contests, ...

Summer of Blues, Rock, County and R&B Coming to Aurora’s RiverEdge Park

Posted on 05/19/2016 by  Aurora Area CVB
Published May 19, 2016 Chicago hottest line-up of summertime concerts is not in Chicago, but at RiverEdge Park, Aurora.  One of the Chicago area’s newest concert and event venues offers city views along the Fox River in Downtown Aurora.  The summertime line...


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