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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!

  • May 27, 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…

  • May 30, 2024
  • Blackberry Farm

Bring your wagons, chairs, snacks, and fav bevvies to enjoy an evening of great music at the Fox Valley Park District's Blackberry Farm. The eight-performance Live & Uncorked concert series is a BYOB event that takes place on Thursdays at 7 p.m., featuring local bands and spanning genres like…

Zarna Garg

May 30
  • May 30, 2024
  • Comedy Vault

Zarna Garg is a comedy trailblazing Indian immigrant mom from New York City. She masterfully infuses humor, wit, and fearless social commentary into her comedy special for Amazon Prime, 'One in a Billion,' and her insightful podcast, 'The Zarna Garg Family Show,' dissecting modern family dynamics…

  • June 01, 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…

Join us on Saturday, June 1 for the 2024 Mid-American Canoe & Kayak Race! We’ll paddle down the Fox River from either Geneva (Fabyan Forest Preserve) or Batavia and end with a party in the park! Please Note: Due to construction on the Island Park pedestrian and railroad bridge that spans the Fox…

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

May 27, 2024 - Jun 16, 2024 Paramount Theatre

Join Fox Valley Festival Chorus

May 27, 2024 - Jun 03, 2024 St. Mark's Lutheran Church

Memorial Day Parade

May 27, 2024 Iintersection of Benton St. and River St.

River Light FC vs Chicago City

May 28, 2024 Spartan Athletic Park

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.


    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
    1 minute read

    Aurora Area CVB Wins State Tourism Award

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    James Cardis
    4 minute read