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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!

  • April 16, 2024
  • Copley Theatre

New Orleans. The heat is sweltering, the liquor flows, and the secrets are thick as humidity. Pull up a chair and join the high-stakes game of cards. To your left is Stella Kowalski, married, loves her husband and will do anything for him. On your right is Stanley Kowalski, hard drinking, hard…

  • April 20, 2024
  • Law Office Pub and Music Hall

Album Release Party! Noah Gabriel Band, Chad Watson and some other friends for the release of my latest album, Peg-Leg Killer Jonez and The Pitchfork Pine.

  • April 21, 2024
  • Sidecar Supper Club & Beer Garden

It's our favorite day of the week! Enjoy bluegrass and folk musicians round the ‘fireplace’ for our weekly installment of Bluegrass Sunday! Family Friendly Show! Thanks to Mark of the River Valley Rangers for providing and procuring the tunes year after year! In the outdoor months, we head outside…

  • April 24, 2024
  • Paramount Theatre

Carole King made more than beautiful music. She wrote the soundtrack to a generation with songs including “You’ve Got a Friend,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “It’s Too Late,” “I Feel the Earth Move,” “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” and “So Far Away.” Before she was the Carole King we know…

  • April 26, 2024
  • The PIAZZA

Embark on a sonic journey with the legendary Paul Oakenfold as he graces the stage for an electrifying concert experience. Join us for a night of unparalleled beats and euphoria, where the master of electronic music takes control, creating a dancefloor atmosphere like no other.

A Streetcar Named Desire

Apr 16, 2024 - Apr 21, 2024 Copley Theatre

Fox Valley Folk Music Sing Around

Apr 17, 2024 - Jan 01, 2025 Two Brothers Roundhouse

Open Mic Nights

Apr 17, 2024 - May 08, 2024 The Comedy Vault

Wine & Canvas at The Farm

Apr 17, 2024 - May 15, 2024 Blackberry Farm

Cirque Italia Water Circus

Apr 18, 2024 - Apr 21, 2024 Chicago Premium Outlets

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…

    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.


    Aurora Area CVB Wins State Tourism Award

    Annual Conference Honors Tourism Industry Achievements with Illinois Excellence in Tourism Awards in Peoria AURORA, IL—The Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (AACVB)…

    James Cardis
    4 minute read