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Welcome to the Aurora Area, an outstanding travel destination in Illinois. Here you can experience award winning Broadway musical theater, the largest waterpark in Illinois, Chicagoland's largest outlet shopping center, a masterpiece of modern architecture, and unparalleled outdoor adventure on and along the Fox River. Whether you're traveling with family or friends, be sure to check out all that Aurora, Batavia, Big Rock, Hinckley, Montgomery, North Aurora, Oswego, Plano, Sugar Grove and Yorkville have to offer. Sign up for our e-Newsletter!

  • July 25, 2024
  • The Growing Place

Celebrate the elegance and beauty of lavender in the evening garden. Enjoy lavender-themed drinks as you listen to a panel discussion on how to successfully grow lavender in in our area. And before you leave, make a Lavender Grapevine Wreath and get dinner from the Grumpy Gaucho food truck!

  • July 25, 2024
  • Stolp Island Theatre

Four Legends. One Night. Music History Made. On December 4, 1956, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins had a chance encounter at Sun Records Studio in Memphis. You may have loved Million Dollar Quartet in 2017 at Paramount Theatre – now imagine it set in Sun Studio…

Survey Slam

Jul 25
  • July 25, 2024
  • Hopvine Brewing Company

***NEW*** to the Aurora Area, a poll-based quiz game where knowing popular opinions can lead you to victory! In a multi-round battle royale, teams will attempt to guess the most popular answers from our survey. Free to play! Win awesome prizes! Be one of the first to get in on the action!

  • July 26, 2024
  • The Venue Aurora

Please note: This will be an outdoor show weather permitting. All tickets are general admission and BRING YOUR OWN CHAIR (BYOC). General admission seating is in front of the stage and in the lawn. Chairs are not provided. Bring your own chair or blanket. The show will move indoors if needed due to…

  • July 27, 2024
  • Water Street Square

The Aurora Farmers market returns in 2024 for its' 113th season! The market features a variety of vendors selling artisan goods, fresh produce, local foods, and more. In addition to the quality vendors, the market offers live music, free activities for children & adults, and a great community…

175 Years of the Burlington Railroad Exhibit

Jul 25, 2024 - Aug 17, 2024 Aurora Historical Society Museum Store & Gift

Books & Booze

Jul 25, 2024 Wyckwood House

Down the Rabbit Hole- At Artist Alley by artist Cherylyn Gnadt

Jul 25, 2024 - Jul 28, 2024 The Cornucopia Tea Shop Artist Alley

Garden After Hours: Lavender Nights

Jul 25, 2024 The Growing Place


Jul 25, 2024 - Oct 04, 2024 Fox Valley Mall

Trip Ideas

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    Broadway In Aurora

    The Full Monty Aug 21

    The Full Monty

    From the unemployment line to the self-made man, 
 The Full Monty bares it all!…

    An Act of God Oct 02

    An Act of God

    • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

    God gets a second chance to dish it all out for us —delivering the rewrite of the…

    Dinner & A Show

    The Venue Aurora

    • 21 S. Broadway Avenue
    • (331) 212-8490

    The Venue is a live music venue and community center hosting concerts, workshops…

    The Turf Room Restaurant

    • 1033 Kilberry Ln.
    • (630) 906-9300

    Relax, this place has a winning combination of fine dining and exciting atmosphere…

    Dakotas Yorkville

    • 227 Heustis Street
    • (630) 381-9390

    Specializing in craft food, bourbons, tequila, craft beer, and cocktails. Enjoy an…

    Comedy Vault

    • 18 E. Wilson Street
    • (630) 454-4174

    The Comedy Vault is a hip comedy club offering live standup comedy and entertainment…

    113 Main

    • 113 Main Street
    • (331) 216-5133

    Welcome to 113 Main, located in the heart of downtown Oswego.  Our menu features…

    Family Vacation Guide

    Raging Waves Waterpark

    • 4000 N. Bridge St.
    • (630) 882-6575

    At Raging Waves, you'll find 58 acres of family-friendly water attractions. With 32…

    Chicago Premium Outlets

    • 1650 Premium Outlets Blvd.
    • (630) 585-2200

    Chicago Premium Outlets, an outdoor center located 40 minutes from downtown Chicago…

    Fox Valley Mall

    • 195 Fox Valley Center Dr.
    • (630) 851-7200

    Fox Valley Mall is the premier shopping center in Illinois, featuring over 120 top…

    Red Oak Nature Center

    • 1385 N. River Rd.
    • (630) 897-1808

    Nestled on the east bank of the Fox River, the Red Oak Nature Center (On Route 25…

    Two Brothers Roundhouse

    • 205 N. Broadway
    • (630) 264-2739

    Discover the big, bold flavors of Two Brothers artisan beer, coffee, dining, and…

    Heartland Charm

    More Polish Pottery

    • 8S953 Jericho Rd.
    • (630) 605-2371

    More Polish Pottery is the leading Midwest retailer for Ceramkia Artystyczna polish…

    Esther's Place

    • 201 W. Galena St. (Rt. 30)
    • (630) 556-9665

    Join educator and fiber artist Natasha Lehrer in a memorable experience with nature’s…

    South Moon Barbeque

    • 100 E. Lincoln Ave.
    • (815) 286-9227

    Fantastic southern-style BBQ!! Aurora Area Champion for the best BBQ and winner of…

    Keller's Farmstand Oswego

    • 2500 Johnson Road
    • (630) 219-8194

    Family farmstand growing high-quality flowers, sweet corn, vegetables, apples, and…

    The Growing Place

    • 2000 Montgomery Road
    • (630) 820-8088

    Started from bare ground in 1989, The Growing Place has grown into a garden oasis for…

    Abbey Farms

    • 2855 Hart Rd.
    • (630) 966-7775

    Abbey Farms is a unique family-friendly agri-tourism farm in Aurora, IL that has been…

    Curated Stories

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