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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!

  • June 21, 2024
  • Yorkville Riverfront Park

Celebrate summer's longest days with Yorkville's signature celebration of craft beverages & indie music! Rogue Barrister Records along with the United City of Yorkville proudly present "Summer Solstice", the ultimate pairing of ground to glass brewed beverages and independent minded musicians on…

  • June 22, 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…

  • June 28, 2024
  • Two Brothers Roundhouse

Terrapin Flyer Chicago’s premier nationally touring Grateful Dead band performs a special outdoor show at the gazebo at Two Brothers in Aurora IL on June 28th! Tickets are only $10! Cash only at the door. For the past 25 years Terrapin Flyer has been touring with the finest in the Grateful Dead…

  • July 05, 2024
  • Downtown Aurora

Join the fun in downtown Aurora to celebrate art, music, local business deals and offerings, and our outstanding restaurants. It’s a fun and festive atmosphere where you can shop, dine, relax, and enjoy the evening. First Fridays is a night of art, fun, music, dance, and community at local…

  • August 22, 2024
  • Paramount Theatre

From the unemployment line to the self-made man, 
 The Full Monty bares it all! The Full Monty is a side-splitting musical that follows Jerry, Dave and pals, part of a group of unemployed steelworkers in Buffalo, New York. With their backs to the wall, they decide to create a male strip show…

Food Truck Fridays

Jun 18, 2024 - Jun 22, 2024 Sugar Grove Police Dept

City of Aurora Juneteenth Youth Summit & Flag Raising

Jun 19, 2024 North Island Center / Copley Theatre

Fox Valley Folk Music Sing Around

Jun 19, 2024 - Jan 01, 2025 Two Brothers Roundhouse

Garden After Hours: Solstice at the Growing Place

Jun 20, 2024 The Growing Place

Trip Ideas

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    Broadway In Aurora

    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

    Welcome to our Insider's Blog, your guide to all the wonders found throughout the Aurora area of Illinois. Get the latest travel tips, highlights, news, and stories from the people who know our city best.

    Brother Chimp Brewing Wins a Gold Award at 2024 World Beer Cup Brother Chimp Brewing

    Brother Chimp Brewing Wins a Gold Award at 2024 World Beer Cup

    Brother Chimp Brewing received a Gold award in the 2024 World Beer Cup, the most prestigious beer competition in the world. The World Beer Cup award ceremony took place on April 24, 2024, at…

    James Cardis
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