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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.

Create life-long memories where the best of the urban and suburban meet...in the Aurora Area!

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Sep 5 Dec 6 Autumn 2014 Invitational Art Exhibit Aurora Public Art Commission
Sep 10 Oct 12 Cats Paramount Theatre
Sep 18 Sep 21 Fall Carnival Fest West Aurora Plaza
Sep 19 Sep 21 Art in Your Eye Fine Art Festival Batavia Riverwalk
Sep 19 Sep 21 120th Big Rock Plowing Match Festival Plowman's Park
Sep 20 Oct 26 Craft Beer and Wine Tent Abbey Farms
Sep 20 Oct 28 Pumpkin Daze Abbey Farms
Sep 21 Sep 21 Yorkville Big Band Dance Best Western Hotel
Sep 21 Sep 21 Luxembourg American Film Fest Copley Theatre
Sep 21 Sep 21 The Fox Valley Orchestra Presents: Relatively Speaking Institute for Collabortion, Crimi Auditorium
Sep 21 Sep 21 Raku Pottery Blackberry Farm
Sep 22 Sep 22 DAMES River's Edge Café
Sep 22 Sep 22 Peace Jam at Culture Stock Culture Stock
Sep 22 Sep 22 M.U.S.I.C. Mondays at Culture Stock Culture Stock
Sep 24 Sep 24 Aurora Language Table Culture Stock
Sep 24 Sep 24 Film: “A Better Life” Perry Theatre at Aurora University
Sep 24 Sep 24 Backyard Prairie, Birds & Botany Fox Valley Park District Greenhouse/Lincoln Park
Sep 25 Sep 25 Mom and Son Wagon Ride West Main Park
Sep 25 Sep 25 Storytime at Culture Stock Culture Stock
Sep 25 Sep 25 Festival of Crafts Sandwich Fairgrounds
Sep 26 Sep 26 Fox Valley's THE VOICE Prisco Community Center
Sep 26 Sep 26 Plunge into Coffee Culture Waubonsee Community College (Sugar Grove Campus)
Sep 26 Sep 26 Party in Pink Zumbathon Vaughan Athletic Center
Sep 26 Sep 28 Plano Oktoberfest Downtown Plano
Sep 26 Nov 1 The Uninvited by Tim Kelly Riverfront Playhouse
Sep 27 Sep 27 Mike Super Fermilab's Ramsey Auditorium
Sep 27 Sep 27 Yorkville Country Market Riverfront Park
Sep 27 Sep 27 Batavia Farmers Market Downtown Batavia
Sep 27 Sep 27 The Saturday Morning Café: Noah Gabriel Kiss The Sky & Cloud 9 Thrift Shop
Sep 27 Sep 27 1st Annual Hoedown Roundup Runway To Galway Irish Roadhouse
Sep 27 Sep 27 On-som'bel: Avenue and Passage Water Street Studios
Sep 27 Sep 27 Downtown Aurora Farmers Market Aurora Transportation Center
Sep 27 Sep 27 Community-Wide Garage Sale Prisco Community Center
Sep 27 Sep 28 Other World Comic Con North Island Center
Sep 27 Sep 28 Harvest Moon Festival Riverfront Park
Sep 27 Sep 28 Lyon Farm Fall Festival Lyon Farm
Sep 28 Sep 28 Batavia MainStreet House Walk Downtown Batavia
Sep 29 Sep 29 DAMES River's Edge Café
Sep 29 Sep 29 Peace Jam at Culture Stock Culture Stock
Sep 29 Sep 29 M.U.S.I.C. Mondays at Culture Stock Culture Stock
Oct 1 Oct 1 Aurora Language Table Culture Stock
Oct 1 Oct 1 Cemetery Walk Riverside Cemetery
Oct 2 Oct 2 Storytime at Culture Stock Culture Stock
Oct 2 Oct 2 Faculty Speaker Series: Jeffrey Bulanda “Top Lessons Learned Living Abroad in Sierra Leone” Perry Theatre at Aurora University
Oct 3 Oct 3 First Fridays - Artwalk Downtown Aurora
Oct 3 Oct 5 Cirque Italia Westfield Fox Valley – Near Macy's, along Ring Rd.
Oct 4 Oct 4 Montgomery 5K River Run/3K Walk Montgomery Village Hall
Oct 4 Oct 4 Yorkville Country Market Riverfront Park
Oct 4 Oct 4 Batavia Farmers Market Downtown Batavia
Oct 4 Oct 4 The Saturday Morning Café: Mike Alberts Kiss The Sky & Cloud 9 Thrift Shop
Oct 4 Oct 4 Downtown Aurora Farmers Market Aurora Transportation Center
Oct 4 Oct 4 Doug Church is the Voice of Elvis Sandwich Opera House
Oct 4 Oct 5 Pumpkin Weekends Blackberry Farm
Oct 5 Oct 5 Fox Valley American Indian Artifact Show Yorkville American Legion Hall
Oct 5 Oct 5 Scout Day Abbey Farms
Oct 6 Oct 6 DAMES River's Edge Café
Oct 6 Oct 6 Peace Jam at Culture Stock Culture Stock
Oct 6 Oct 6 M.U.S.I.C. Mondays at Culture Stock Culture Stock
Oct 8 Oct 8 Aurora Language Table Culture Stock
Oct 9 Oct 9 Storytime at Culture Stock Culture Stock
Oct 9 Oct 9 Film: “College” featuring Jay Warren Crimi Auditorium at Aurora University
Oct 9 Oct 9 Have a Girls Night Out! PME School of Cake Decorating
Oct 11 Oct 11 Art Down the River Batavia Library
Oct 11 Oct 11 Taylor 2 Dance Fermilab's Ramsey Auditorium
Oct 11 Oct 11 Yorkville Country Market Riverfront Park
Oct 11 Oct 11 Batavia Farmers Market Downtown Batavia
Oct 11 Oct 11 The Saturday Morning Café: Mike Colle and Barbara St. John Kiss The Sky & Cloud 9 Thrift Shop
Oct 11 Oct 11 Main Stage: Gregg Edelman “Broadway in Love” featuring the Don Cagen Orchestra Crimi Auditorium at Aurora University
Oct 11 Oct 11 Downtown Aurora Farmers Market Aurora Transportation Center
Oct 11 Oct 11 Hoover Forest Preserve Fall Festival Hoover Forest Preserve
Oct 11 Oct 11 Warrior Run Pioneer Park
Oct 11 Oct 13 Pumpkin Weekends Blackberry Farm
Oct 12 Oct 12 Sunday at Sandwich Antiques Show Sandwich Fairgrounds
Oct 13 Oct 13 DAMES River's Edge Café
Oct 13 Oct 13 Peace Jam at Culture Stock Culture Stock
Oct 13 Oct 13 M.U.S.I.C. Mondays at Culture Stock Culture Stock
Oct 14 Oct 14 Concert: Mark Ponzo and James Brown Crimi Auditorium at Aurora University
Oct 15 Oct 15 Aurora Language Table Culture Stock
Oct 16 Oct 16 Storytime at Culture Stock Culture Stock
Oct 17 Oct 20 Farnsworth House Light Display Farnsworth House
Oct 17 Oct 25 Haunted Quarry Hall Quarry Beach
Oct 18 Oct 18 Yorkville Country Market Riverfront Park
Oct 18 Oct 18 Batavia Farmers Market Downtown Batavia
Oct 18 Oct 18 The Saturday Morning Café: Patrick James Moynihan Kiss The Sky & Cloud 9 Thrift Shop
Oct 18 Oct 18 Downtown Aurora Farmers Market Aurora Transportation Center
Oct 18 Oct 18 Jim Brickman Paramount Theatre
Oct 18 Oct 18 All Hollows Eve Blackberry Farm
Oct 18 Oct 18 A Classical Night with Pianist Teresa Walters Sandwich Opera House
Oct 18 Oct 19 Pumpkin Weekends Blackberry Farm
Oct 19 Oct 19 Yorkville Big Band Dance Best Western Hotel plus Timber Creek Inn & Suites Convention Center
Oct 19 Oct 19 Home Free Paramount Theatre
Oct 19 Oct 26 Halloween Festival Lyon Farm & Village
Oct 20 Oct 20 DAMES River's Edge Café
Oct 20 Oct 20 Peace Jam at Culture Stock Culture Stock
Oct 20 Oct 20 M.U.S.I.C. Mondays at Culture Stock Culture Stock
Oct 22 Oct 22 Aurora Language Table Culture Stock
Oct 23 Oct 23 Storytime at Culture Stock Culture Stock
Oct 24 Oct 24 Halloween Egg Hunt Beecher Community Park
Oct 24 Oct 24 Spank! Paramount Theatre
Oct 25 Oct 25 Yorkville Country Market Riverfront Park
Oct 25 Oct 25 The Saturday Morning Café: The Inbetween Days Kiss The Sky & Cloud 9 Thrift Shop
Oct 25 Oct 25 The Saturday Morning Café: Al and Susan Schubert Kiss The Sky & Cloud 9 Thrift Shop
Oct 25 Oct 25 BatFest Batavia River Walk
Oct 25 Oct 25 Halloween Walk
Oct 25 Oct 25 25th Annual Halloween Fest Plowman's Park
Oct 25 Oct 26 Pumpkin Weekends Blackberry Farm
Oct 26 Oct 26 Jerry Lewis Paramount Theatre
Oct 26 Oct 26 Philharmonic Orchestra Anniversary Concert St. Mark's Lutheran Church
Oct 26 Oct 26 Trick or Treat Costume Day Abbey Farms
Oct 27 Oct 27 DAMES River's Edge Café
Oct 27 Oct 27 Peace Jam at Culture Stock Culture Stock
Oct 27 Oct 27 M.U.S.I.C. Mondays at Culture Stock Culture Stock
Oct 29 Oct 29 Aurora Language Table Culture Stock
Oct 30 Oct 30 Storytime at Culture Stock Culture Stock
Nov 1 Nov 1 Recycled Percussion Paramount Theatre
Nov 1 Nov 1 Ghosts in the Graveyard Blackberry Farm
Nov 1 Nov 1 Ides of March - Master Songwriting Class Sandwich Opera House
Nov 1 Nov 1 Ides of March Sandwich Opera House
Nov 3 Nov 3 DAMES River's Edge Café
Nov 3 Nov 3 Peace Jam at Culture Stock Culture Stock
Nov 3 Nov 3 M.U.S.I.C. Mondays at Culture Stock Culture Stock
Nov 5 Nov 5 Aurora Language Table Culture Stock
Nov 6 Nov 6 Storytime at Culture Stock Culture Stock
Nov 6 Nov 6 Concert: Cristian Pastorello Crimi Auditorium at Aurora University
Nov 7 Nov 7 First Fridays - Artwalk Downtown Aurora
Nov 7 Nov 7 Happy Hour Jewelry Making Party K. Hollis Jewelers
Nov 7 Nov 8 Fall Play: "Almost Maine" Perry Theatre at Aurora University
Nov 8 Nov 8 The Saturday Morning Café: Mike Alberts Kiss The Sky & Cloud 9 Thrift Shop
Nov 8 Nov 8 Brooks and Wine Paramount Theatre
Nov 8 Nov 9 Christmas in the Country Sandwich High School, Sandwich Middle School, and Haskin Elementary School
Nov 9 Nov 9 Under the Streetlamp Paramount Theatre
Nov 10 Nov 10 Special Presentation: Robert Wittman, former FBI Art Sleuth “Art Crime: Pursuing the Priceless” Crimi Auditorium at Aurora University
Nov 10 Nov 10 DAMES River's Edge Café
Nov 10 Nov 10 Peace Jam at Culture Stock Culture Stock
Nov 10 Nov 10 Veterans Day Parade Downtown Aurora
Nov 10 Nov 10 M.U.S.I.C. Mondays at Culture Stock Culture Stock
Nov 11 Nov 11 Veterans Day Parade Downtown Aurora
Nov 12 Nov 12 Aurora Language Table Culture Stock
Nov 12 Nov 15 Fall Play: "Almost Maine" Perry Theatre at Aurora University
Nov 13 Nov 13 Storytime at Culture Stock Culture Stock
Nov 15 Nov 15 African Guitar Summit (6 Guitarists) Fermilab's Ramsey Auditorium
Nov 16 Nov 16 Yorkville Big Band Dance Best Western Hotel plus Timber Creek Inn & Suites Convention Center
Nov 16 Nov 16 Concert: Composer Gwyneth Walker and Choirs Crimi Auditorium at Aurora University
Nov 16 Nov 16 President Lincoln & First Lady Sandwich Opera House
Nov 17 Nov 17 DAMES River's Edge Café
Nov 17 Nov 17 Peace Jam at Culture Stock Culture Stock
Nov 17 Nov 17 M.U.S.I.C. Mondays at Culture Stock Culture Stock
Nov 19 Nov 19 Aurora Language Table Culture Stock
Nov 19 Nov 19 Film: “The Cove” Perry Theatre at Aurora University
Nov 20 Nov 20 Storytime at Culture Stock Culture Stock
Nov 21 Nov 21 Turkey Raffle The Welcome Matt
Nov 21 Nov 21 Winter Lights Holiday Walk Downtown Aurora
Nov 22 Nov 22 Holiday Under the Stars and Fireworks Show Downtown Yorkville & Riverfront Park
Nov 22 Nov 22 The Neverly Brothers Sandwich Opera House
Nov 23 Nov 23 Chili Chase 5k Run/Walk Yorkville American Legion Post #489
Nov 24 Nov 24 DAMES River's Edge Café
Nov 24 Nov 24 Peace Jam at Culture Stock Culture Stock
Nov 24 Nov 24 M.U.S.I.C. Mondays at Culture Stock Culture Stock
Nov 26 Nov 26 Aurora Language Table Culture Stock
Nov 26 Jan 4 Mary Poppins Paramount Theatre
Nov 27 Nov 27 Storytime at Culture Stock Culture Stock
Nov 28 Nov 28 Chicago Premium Outlets Midnight Madness Sale Chicago Premium Outlets
Nov 28 Dec 28 Aurora's Holiday Festival of Lights Phillips Park
Dec 1 Dec 1 DAMES River's Edge Café
Dec 1 Dec 1 Peace Jam at Culture Stock Culture Stock
Dec 1 Dec 1 M.U.S.I.C. Mondays at Culture Stock Culture Stock
Dec 1 Dec 1 Celebration of Lights Festival Batavia Riverwalk
Dec 3 Dec 3 Aurora Language Table Culture Stock
Dec 4 Dec 4 Storytime at Culture Stock Culture Stock
Dec 5 Dec 5 Tree Lighting Ceremony Hinckley Public Library
Dec 5 Dec 5 First Fridays - Artwalk Downtown Aurora
Dec 6 Dec 6 Breakfast with Santa Hinckley-Big Rock High School
Dec 6 Dec 6 Holiday Breakfast with Santa Eastside Comm Center
Dec 6 Dec 6 Reduced Shakespeare Company's Ultimate Christmas Show Fermilab's Ramsey Auditorium
Dec 6 Dec 6 The Saturday Morning Café: Mike Colle and Barbara St. John Kiss The Sky & Cloud 9 Thrift Shop
Dec 6 Dec 6 Holiday in the Grove Sugar Grove Community House
Dec 6 Dec 7 Blackberry Farm Holiday Express Blackberry Farm
Dec 6 Dec 7 Festival of Trees & Holiday Lane Craft Show Timber Creek Inn & Suites
Dec 7 Dec 7 Christmas Concert: Aurora University Choral and Flute Ensembles Crimi Auditorium at Aurora University
Dec 7 Dec 7 Montgomery Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Montgomery Village Hall
Dec 7 Dec 7 Christmas at the Farm Lyon Farm
Dec 8 Dec 8 DAMES River's Edge Café
Dec 8 Dec 8 Peace Jam at Culture Stock Culture Stock
Dec 8 Dec 8 M.U.S.I.C. Mondays at Culture Stock Culture Stock
Dec 10 Dec 10 Aurora Language Table Culture Stock
Dec 11 Dec 11 Storytime at Culture Stock Culture Stock
Dec 13 Dec 13 Family Night Sandwich Opera House
Dec 13 Dec 14 Blackberry Farm Holiday Express Blackberry Farm
Dec 14 Dec 14 Christmas at the Farm Lyon Farm
Dec 15 Dec 15 DAMES River's Edge Café
Dec 15 Dec 15 Peace Jam at Culture Stock Culture Stock
Dec 15 Dec 15 M.U.S.I.C. Mondays at Culture Stock Culture Stock
Dec 17 Dec 17 Aurora Language Table Culture Stock
Dec 18 Dec 18 Storytime at Culture Stock Culture Stock
Dec 20 Dec 21 Blackberry Farm Holiday Express Blackberry Farm
Dec 21 Dec 21 Yorkville Big Band Dance Best Western Hotel plus Timber Creek Inn & Suites Convention Center
Dec 22 Dec 22 DAMES River's Edge Café
Dec 22 Dec 22 Peace Jam at Culture Stock Culture Stock
Dec 22 Dec 22 M.U.S.I.C. Mondays at Culture Stock Culture Stock
Dec 24 Dec 24 Aurora Language Table Culture Stock
Dec 25 Dec 25 Storytime at Culture Stock Culture Stock
Dec 29 Dec 29 DAMES River's Edge Café
Dec 29 Dec 29 Peace Jam at Culture Stock Culture Stock
Dec 29 Dec 29 M.U.S.I.C. Mondays at Culture Stock Culture Stock
Dec 31 Dec 31 Aurora Language Table Culture Stock
Jan 10 Jan 10 Mega Stars of Country Sandwich Opera House
Jan 11 Jan 11 Chicago Harp Quartet Fermilab's Ramsey Auditorium
Jan 13 Jan 13 Concert: Mark Valenti Crimi Auditorium at Aurora University
Jan 14 Feb 15 The Who's Tommy Paramount Theatre
Jan 15 Jan 15 Special Presentation: Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Crimi Auditorium at Aurora University
Jan 17 Jan 18 Butterfly Aurora Cup Vaughan Athletic Center
Jan 20 Jan 20 Faculty Speaker Series: Gerald Butters Perry Theatre at Aurora University
Jan 23 Jan 23 Concert: “La France”, an Aurora University Faculty Showcase Crimi Auditorium at Aurora University
Jan 24 Jan 24 The Covergirls Sandwich Opera House
Jan 26 Jan 26 Film: “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” Perry Theatre at Aurora University

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