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Aurora, the second largest city in Illinois and its surrounding areas have you covered when it comes to entertainment! We have a diverse arts and renowned theatre scene. Also be sure to venture into one of the many restaurants the area has to offer. Everything from casual, trendy, ethnic, pub-fare to formal dining we guarantee the experience at one of our local eateries will have you coming back for more. And when the sun goes down, take advantage of our vibrant nightlife featuring live bands from across the State.

For the kids try one of the historic museums, local sporting events and our beautiful Phllips Park Zoo in Aurora. Coming during the summer months? Aurora boasts the largest outdoor waterpark in Illinois, Raging Waves in Yorkville. Treasures abound as you explore this dynamic community only an hour drive from downtown Chicago.

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Jul 22 Aug 7 Shakespeare on Clark at the Centre Batavia Fine Arts Centre - Outdoor Courtyard
Jul 28 Jul 31 Sugar Grove Corn Boil Volunteer Park
Jul 29 Sep 3 The Man with the Plastic Sandwich Riverfront Playhouse
Jul 30 Jul 30 Illini State Pullers' Mid-Summer Showdown Sandwich Fairgrounds
Jul 30 Jul 30 24th Annual State Championship Chili Cook-Off Batavia Riverwalk
Jul 30 Jul 30 Super SciTech Saturday: Science of Sports Scitech Hands On Museum
Aug 3 Aug 3 Cruise Night Yorkville's Riverfront Park
Aug 3 Aug 3 FREE Family Fun Day at Blackberry Farm Blackberry Farm
Aug 3 Aug 3 A Light Sleeper at the Plaza Millennium Plaza
Aug 4 Aug 7 Kendall County Fair Kendall County Fairgrounds
Aug 5 Aug 5 Aurora's First Friday Artwalk Downtown Aurora
Aug 5 Aug 5 Beach Boys / Temptations: Surf / Soul Tour SOLD OUT RiverEdge Park
Aug 5 Aug 7 DeKalb County 4-H Fair Sandwich Fairgrounds
Aug 5 Aug 7 North Aurora Days Clock Tower Plaza
Aug 6 Aug 6 Alan Jackson / Lauren Alaina RiverEdge Park
Aug 6 Aug 6 Movies in the Park: The Good Dinosaur Phillips Park Sled Hill
Aug 7 Aug 7 Sacred Heart Annual Festival and Concert RiverEdge Park
Aug 10 Aug 10 Dinner Theatre: Hits of the 60's 70's... Beyond! Orchard Valley Restaurant
Aug 10 Aug 10 Small Shiny Things at the Plaza Millennium Plaza
Aug 10 Aug 10 Wine and Canvas at Blackberry Farm Blackberry Farm
Aug 11 Aug 11 Rhythm on the Riverfront Summer Concert Series North Aurora Riverfront Park
Aug 12 Aug 13 Civil War Days Blackberry Farm
Aug 12 Aug 14 Montgomery Fest Montgomery Park
Aug 13 Aug 13 Green Fair on the Fox Batavia Riverwalk, Peg Bond Center and Batavia City Hall
Aug 14 Aug 14 Sunday at Sandwich Antiques Show Sandwich Fairgrounds
Aug 14 Aug 14 Scouts Flea Market Kendall County Fairgrounds
Aug 17 Aug 17 Town Band at the Plaza Millennium Plaza
Aug 19 Aug 19 Downtown Alive! 7th Heaven RiverEdge Park
Aug 19 Aug 19 Happy Together Tour Paramount Theatre
Aug 19 Aug 20 Moonlight Tours at Farnsworth Farnsworth House
Aug 19 Aug 21 Smallville Superfest Downtown Plano
Aug 20 Aug 20 Bug Fest Lippold Park and Red Oak Nature Center
Aug 20 Aug 20 Boz Scaggs / America RiverEdge Park
Aug 20 Aug 20 Movies in the Park: Zootopia Phillips Park Sled Hill
Aug 21 Aug 21 Day at the Farm Dickson-Murst Farm
Aug 21 Aug 21 Historic LaSalle Street 8th Annual Auto Show LaSalle Street Auto Row
Aug 21 Aug 21 An Afternoon with Priscilla Presley an Open Conversation Paramount Theatre
Aug 26 Aug 26 Get the LED Out RiverEdge Park
Aug 26 Aug 26 Lecture: From the Outback to the Internet: What is the Best Way to Teach Science? Fermilab's Ramsey Auditorium
Aug 26 Aug 28 A Perfect Age presented by Premiere Theatre Co. Prisco Community Center
Aug 27 Aug 27 Alley Art Festival Water Street Mall
Aug 27 Aug 27 The Second City's FREE SPEECH! (While Supplies Last) Paramount Theatre
Aug 27 Aug 27 Super SciTech Saturday: Rockin’ Rockets Scitech Hands On Museum
Aug 28 Aug 28 Free Airplane Rides!!! Aurora Municipal Airport
Sep 2 Sep 2 Roots Aurora Water Street Mall
Sep 2 Sep 2 Aurora's First Friday Artwalk Downtown Aurora
Sep 2 Sep 4 Yorkville Hometown Days Festival Beecher Park
Sep 4 Sep 4 Taste of Batavia Block Party Downtown Batavia
Sep 7 Sep 11 Sandwich Fair Sandwich Fairgrounds
Sep 7 Oct 30 Mamma Mia! Live Broadway Production Paramount Theatre
Sep 9 Oct 8 Water Street Studios 7th Anniversary Show Water Street Studios
Sep 10 Sep 10 Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues Fermilab's Ramsey Auditorium
Sep 10 Sep 11 Fiestas Patrias RiverEdge Park
Sep 11 Sep 11 Scouts Flea Market Kendall County Fairgrounds
Sep 16 Sep 17 Moonlight Tours at Farnsworth Farnsworth House
Sep 17 Sep 18 Big Rock Plowing Match Plowman’s Park
Sep 23 Sep 23 Lecture: What's Physics Got To Do With Sports? Fermilab's Ramsey Auditorium
Sep 23 Sep 25 12th Annual Plano Oktoberfest Downtown Plano - Under the Big Top
Sep 24 Sep 24 Doug Church - The Voice of Elvis Sandwich Opera House
Sep 24 Sep 25 Northern Illinois Hunting and Fishing Days Silver Springs State Fish & Wildlife Area
Sep 25 Sep 25 Free Airplane Rides!!! Aurora Municipal Airport
Sep 25 Sep 25 Batavia House Walk Batavia
Sep 29 Sep 3 The Man With the Plastic Sandwich Riverfront Playhouse
Sep 29 Sep 29 Fall Festival of Crafts Sandwich Fairgrounds, Downtown Sandwich and Indian Springs Shopping Center
Oct 1 Oct 1 Yorkville Fall Fest and Pumpkin Pull Riverfront Park
Oct 1 Oct 1 Monroe Crossing Sandwich Opera House
Oct 1 Oct 1 Barn Dance at Blackberry Farm Blackberry Farm
Oct 7 Oct 7 Aurora's First Friday Artwalk Downtown Aurora
Oct 7 Oct 7 Lecture: Playing with Food: Three Decades of Science in the Kitchen Fermilab's Ramsey Auditorium
Oct 8 Oct 8 Cock-A-Doodle Brew Fest Parking lot behind Hollywood Casino Aurora
Oct 8 Oct 8 Forest Foundation of Kendall County's Fall Fest Hoover Forest Preserve
Oct 9 Oct 9 Sunday at Sandwich Antiques Show Sandwich Fairgrounds
Oct 9 Oct 9 Scouts Flea Market Kendall County Fairgrounds
Oct 14 Oct 15 Moonlight Tours at Farnsworth Farnsworth House
Oct 21 Oct 21 Halloween Egg Hunt Yorkville Town Square
Oct 21 Oct 23 Over the River and Thru the Woods Indian Valley Theatre at Sandwich Opera House
Oct 21 Oct 30 Death Comes to the Tanner House William Tanner House
Oct 23 Oct 23 Free Airplane Rides!!! Aurora Municipal Airport
Oct 29 Oct 29 Las Migas: Flamenco / Music from Spain Fermilab's Ramsey Auditorium
Nov 4 Nov 4 Aurora's First Friday Artwalk Downtown Aurora
Nov 4 Nov 4 Ballet Folklorico Quetzal Coatl 2016 Paramount Theatre
Nov 5 Nov 5 Engelbert Humperdinck Paramount Theatre
Nov 5 Nov 5 The Neverly Brothers Sandwich Opera House
Nov 6 Nov 6 Under The Streetlamp Paramount Theatre
Nov 12 Nov 12 Billy Gardell Paramount Theatre
Nov 12 Nov 12 SPHERUS - Cirque Performance at Fermilab Fermilab's Ramsey Auditorium
Nov 12 Nov 13 Christmas in the Country Sandwich Schools
Nov 13 Nov 13 Garrison Keillor Paramount Theatre
Nov 18 Nov 18 Physics SLAM V! Fermilab's Ramsey Auditorium
Nov 19 Nov 20 Holiday Celebration and Winter Wonderland Festival Riverfront Park
Nov 23 Jan 8 The Little Mermaid: Live Broadway Production Paramount Theatre


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