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Step up the fun at festivals steeped in tradition, celebrations that rock and a recreational palette of events that last all year long. Whether you wish to dig into the history of farming, want to immerse yourself in fine art, desire to parade your pet or seek dancing in the streets with thousands to celebrate the blues, we have a festival that fits.

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Jan 10 May 23 Winter Farmers' Market Gaetano's
Jan 27 Mar 29 Waubonsee hosts "Shift What you See" Waubonsee Community College
Feb 13 Aug 14 "Occurrence Caravan" Exhibit Aurora City Hall
Feb 18 Jun 28 Waubonsee hosts works by artist Michael x. Ryan Waubonsee Community College
Mar 11 Apr 6 March Madness Contest Eola Fitness Center & Vaughan Athletic Center
Mar 13 Mar 29 Defending the Caveman Copley Theatre
Mar 18 Apr 26 Live Broadway Series: Les Misérables Paramount Theatre
Mar 30 Mar 30 Classic Movie: Jumanji Paramount Theatre
Mar 31 Mar 31 Spring Break Art Show Prisco Community Center
Mar 31 Mar 31 Spring Break Talent Show Prisco Community Center
Apr 1 Apr 1 Music of the Baroque Crimi Auditorium at Aurora University
Apr 3 Mar 30 Diversions to Connections: Collage Art of Laura Lein-Svencner Paramount Theatre
Apr 3 Apr 3 Eggcellent Fire Truck Drop SciTech Hands on Museum
Apr 3 Apr 3 First Fridays Downtown Aurora
Apr 3 Apr 29 Gallery Night: Beach.Calm If These Walls Could Talk
Apr 3 May 9 Squirrel Lake by Brian Mitchell Riverfront Playhouse
Apr 4 Apr 4 Almost Elton John Sandwich Opera House
Apr 6 Apr 6 Classic Movie: Predator Paramount Theatre
Apr 8 Apr 9 Bubble Wonders-Anything is Possible! Sandwich Opera House
Apr 9 Apr 9 Daniel Pink "How Smart Organizations Are Rethinking Innovation" Crimi Auditorium at Aurora University
Apr 9 Apr 9 Breaking Free's 2nd Annual Bon Appetit Gaslite Manor Banquets
Apr 10 Apr 10 Junie B. Jones Paramount Theatre
Apr 11 Apr 11 Laura Ingalls Wilder Day Blackberry Farm
Apr 11 Apr 11 Official Blues Brothers Revue Fermilab's Ramsey Auditorium
Apr 11 Apr 11 Electrical Insulators & Weathervane Hobby Show Kendall County Fairgrounds
Apr 11 Apr 11 Experience Aurora Homeownership Expo River Street Plaza
Apr 13 Apr 13 Classic Movie: My Big Fat Greek Wedding Paramount Theatre
Apr 14 Apr 14 James Henry Monroe, The Drummer Boy of Shiloh Sandwich Opera House
Apr 14 Apr 14 Yorkville Big Band Dance Best Western Timber Creek Inn & Suites
Apr 16 Apr 16 Live Broadway Series: Les Misérables (signed) Paramount Theatre
Apr 17 Apr 17 Flashlight Egg Hunt Blackberry Farm
Apr 17 Apr 17 ASL Interpreted Performance: Squirrel Lake by Brian Mitchell Riverfront Playhouse
Apr 17 Apr 17 A Hard Day's Night: A Tribute to the Beatles Batavia Fine Arts Centre
Apr 17 Apr 18 Spring Theatre Presentation: “Dancing at Lughnasa” Perry Theatre at Aurora University
Apr 17 Apr 19 Civil War Encampment James Knights Park
Apr 18 Apr 18 Surviving the Titanic Blackberry Farm
Apr 18 Apr 18 Junie B. Jones Batavia Fine Arts Centre
Apr 18 Apr 18 AC Rock Sandwich Opera House
Apr 18 Apr 19 Junior Theatre: ‘Charlotte’s Web’ Prisco Community Center
Apr 20 Apr 20 Classic Movie: Gilda Paramount Theatre
Apr 22 Apr 22 Dinner Theatre Tribute Series: "June's Got the Cash" Prisco Community Center
Apr 22 Apr 25 Spring Theatre Presentation: “Dancing at Lughnasa” Perry Theatre at Aurora University
Apr 23 Apr 23 Derby Night Heritage Home Decor & Design
Apr 23 Apr 25 The Wizard of Oz Sandwich Opera House
Apr 24 Apr 24 Can Money Buy Happiness? Fermilab's Ramsey Auditorium
Apr 24 Apr 24 Spring Concert Crimi Auditorium at Aurora University
Apr 25 Apr 25 El Día de los Niños Aurora Transportation Center
Apr 25 Apr 25 Spring has Sprung Super SciTech Saturday Scitech Hands On Museum
Apr 26 Apr 26 PeppeRUNi 5K Run/Walk Rosati's Pizza
May 1 May 1 First Fridays Downtown Aurora
May 2 May 2 ASL Interpreted Performance: Squirrel Lake by Brian Mitchell Riverfront Playhouse
May 2 May 2 Hot Club of Cowtown Fermilab's Ramsey Auditorium
May 2 May 2 Tumbleweed - Eagles Tribute Band Sandwich Opera House
May 2 May 3 International Film Festival Prisco Community Center
May 3 May 3 Motorcycle Sunday Phillips Park
May 3 May 3 Spring at the Farm Dickson-Murst Farm
May 4 May 4 Classic Movie: Misery Paramount Theatre
May 6 Jun 28 Menopause The Musical Copley Theatre
May 9 May 9 Wedding Expo Blackberry Farm
May 9 May 9 National Train Day Historic Depot
May 10 May 10 Sunday at Sandwich Antique Market Sandwich Fairgrounds
May 11 May 11 Classic Movie: Anchorman Paramount Theatre
May 12 May 12 Taste of Aurora Downtown Aurora
May 14 May 15 Different Kinds of Minds Contribute to Society Fermilab's Ramsey Auditorium
May 15 May 15 Touch-A-Truck Day Eastside Community Center
May 15 May 15 Yorkville Big Band Dance Best Western Timber Creek Inn & Suites
May 15 May 17 Wicked Wheels Weekend Sandwich Fairgrounds
May 16 May 16 Tropixplosion Sandwich Opera House
May 16 May 17 Spring Shakespeare Dinner Theatre: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Prisco Community Center
May 17 May 18 Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre: Killer Family Reunion Prisco Community Center
May 18 May 18 Farmers Market Preview & FVGC Gardeners’ Plant Sale Aurora Transportation Center
May 18 May 18 Classic Movie: Moonstruck Paramount Theatre
May 21 May 21 CULINARY CHAMPIONS Competition for Best Seafood! Hampton Inn Yorkville
May 24 May 24 Flea Market & Antique Car Show Sandwich Fairgrounds
May 25 May 25 Classic Movie: The Fugitive Paramount Theatre
May 27 May 27 Dinner Theatre Tribute Series: "Motown Memories" Prisco Community Center
May 30 May 30 Celebrity Autobiography Batavia Fine Arts Centre
May 30 May 30 Foxtails & Flower Power Super SciTech Saturday Scitech Hands On Museum
May 31 May 31 Color Vibe 5K RiverEdge Park
Jun 1 Jun 1 Classic Movie: The Amityville Horror Paramount Theatre
Jun 5 Jun 5 First Fridays Downtown Aurora
Jun 6 Jun 6 SoulFeed Smooth Jazz Festival RiverEdge Park
Jun 6 Jun 6 Shania Twain and Cher Tribute Sandwich Opera House
Jun 7 Jun 7 Big Rock Classic Car, Truck and Tractor Show Plowman's Park
Jun 7 Jun 7 Mid-American Canoe and Kayak Race McCullough Park
Jun 7 Jun 7 North Aurora Community Parade Blessed Sacrament Church
Jun 8 Jun 8 Classic Movie: Big Paramount Theatre
Jun 13 Jun 13 Movies in the Park Phillips Park Sled Hill
Jun 13 Jun 13 Summer Stage Cabaret Fundraiser: "Songs for the Soul" Prisco Community Center
Jun 13 Jun 13 Juneteenth Emancipation Celebration Martin Luther King Park
Jun 13 Jun 13 Aurora GreenFest Prisco Community Center and McCullough Park
Jun 13 Jun 13 Pound the Pavement 5K Run/Walk Pioneer Park
Jun 13 Jun 14 Paddle Sports Festival & Art in the Park Phillips Park
Jun 14 Jun 14 Tour de Cure Two Brothers Roundhouse
Jun 14 Jun 14 Hinckley Lions Club Car Show & Pancake Breakfast Pioneer Park
Jun 14 Jun 21 Blues Week 2015 - Paint the Town Blue! Downtown Aurora
Jun 15 Jun 15 Yorkville Big Band Dance Best Western Timber Creek Inn & Suites
Jun 15 Jun 15 Classic Movie: Rocky Paramount Theatre
Jun 17 Jun 17 River Rhapsody Concert Series Downtown Batavia
Jun 19 Jun 20 Blues on the Fox RiverEdge Park
Jun 20 Jun 20 Oh What a Night! Batavia Fine Arts Centre
Jun 20 Jun 21 More on 34 Statewide Garage Sale Rt. 34 Corridor
Jun 22 Jun 22 Classic Movie: The Game Paramount Theatre
Jun 24 Jun 24 River Rhapsody Concert Series Downtown Batavia
Jun 25 Jun 27 Summer Solstice Festival Bicentennial Riverfront Park & Downtown Yorkville
Jun 26 Jun 28 Two Brothers Summer Fest Two Brothers Roundhouse
Jun 27 Jun 27 Movies in the Park Phillips Park Sled Hill
Jun 27 Jun 27 Super SciTech Saturday Scitech Hands On Museum
Jun 27 Jun 28 Heirs, a World Premiere Prisco Community Center
Jun 28 Jun 28 Midwest Car Club Car Show Kendall County Fairgrounds
Jun 29 Jun 29 Golf for Kids Benefit Golf Outing Orchard Valley Golf Course
Jun 29 Jun 29 Classic Movie: Hoosiers Paramount Theatre
Jul 1 Jul 1 River Rhapsody Concert Series Downtown Batavia
Jul 3 Jul 3 Proud to be an American - Independence Day Celebration Downtown Aurora
Jul 3 Jul 3 First Fridays Downtown Aurora
Jul 4 Jul 4 July 4 Celebration Location TBD
Jul 4 Jul 5 Freedom Days Downtown Sandwich
Jul 6 Jul 6 Classic Movie: Minority Report Paramount Theatre
Jul 9 Jul 12 Windmill City Festival Downtown Batavia Riverwalk
Jul 11 Jul 11 Movies in the Park Phillips Park Sled Hill
Jul 15 Jul 15 River Rhapsody Concert Series Downtown Batavia
Jul 15 Jul 15 Yorkville Big Band Dance Best Western Timber Creek Inn & Suites
Jul 17 Jul 17 River Night Bicentennial Riverfront Park
Jul 17 Jul 19 Quilt and Textile Show Shannon Hall at Eastside Community Center
Jul 17 Jul 19 Snoopy Sandwich Opera House
Jul 17 Jul 19 Summer Stage: "The Wiz" Prisco Community Center
Jul 18 Jul 18 A Garden Walk in the Country Varied homes
Jul 18 Jul 18 Ribs on the River and Whitewater Festival Bicentennial Riverfront Park
Jul 18 Jul 18 Garden Walk in the Country Various Homes in Hinckley
Jul 20 Jul 20 Classic Movie: 2001: A Space Odyssey Paramount Theatre
Jul 22 Jul 22 River Rhapsody Concert Series Downtown Batavia
Jul 24 Jul 26 Sugar Grove Corn Boil Volunteer Park
Jul 25 Jul 25 Movies in the Park Phillips Park Sled Hill
Jul 25 Jul 25 Metaphysically Fit Fest Bicentennial Riverfront Park
Jul 25 Jul 25 Super SciTech Saturday Scitech Hands On Museum
Jul 25 Jul 26 Puerto Rican Heritage Festival RiverEdge Park
Jul 26 Jul 26 Old Time Music Dickson-Murst Farm
Jul 27 Jul 27 Classic Movie: The Sandlot Paramount Theatre
Jul 29 Jul 29 River Rhapsody Concert Series Downtown Batavia
Jul 30 Aug 2 Kendall County Fair Kendall County Fairgrounds

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