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Live music is back with touring indie acts at Summer Solstice Yorkville
Posted on 06/08/2021
By James Cardis

Celebrate summer’s longest days with Chicagoland’s finest pairing of craft beverages and independent music at Summer Solstice Yorkville. ...Read On
Aurora announces reopening plans, summer events
Posted on 05/27/2021
By City of Aurora, Illinois

As the State of Illinois prepares to enter Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois Plan on June 11, the City of Aurora is planning to launch its reopening eve...Read On
Rural Retreat & Vacation Guide to the Aurora Area of Illinois
Posted on 05/19/2021
By James Cardis

Our guide to a rural retreat highlights the heartland charm you can find just outside the hustle and bustle of Chicagoland in the Aurora Area of ...Read On
Paramount Theatre announces the return of live performances
Posted on 05/17/2021
By James Cardis

Nearly 14 months after dimming its lights, Aurora’s Paramount Theatre announced today it plans to welcome audiences back for live performances i...Read On
Guys Getaway & Vacation Guide to the Aurora Area of Illinois
Posted on 05/04/2021
By James Cardis

Roll like the pros and party on with our guide to outdoor adventure, craft beverages, golf, gaming, and nightlife in the Aurora Area of Illinois. Get ...Read On
Aurora named one of the most diverse cities in America
Posted on 05/04/2021
By James Cardis

In a national study of the diversity in America's largest cities, Aurora ranks as one of the most diverse places in the country. Photo: Musli...Read On
Girlfriends Getaway & Vacation Guide to the Aurora Area of Illinois
Posted on 04/29/2021
By James Cardis

Our guide to a girlfriends reunion in the Aurora Area highlights authentic, handmade experiences crafted by women makers and entrepreneurs in the Auro...Read On
Aurora Area Attractions Featured on WGN TV
Posted on 04/29/2021
By James Cardis

Aurora Area attractions hosted WGN TV personalities Ana Belaval and Marcella Raymond for visits highlighting fun things to see & do in the communi...Read On
Couples Getaway & Vacation Guide to the Aurora Area of Illinois
Posted on 04/28/2021
By James Cardis

Need a change of scenery? Enjoy a romantic getaway with craft beverages, eclectic dining, boutique shopping, immersive experiences, and concerts under...Read On
Summer Family Vacation Guide to the Aurora Area of Illinois
Posted on 04/26/2021
By James Cardis

Looking for ideas on how to enjoy a family vacation outside of Chicagoland? Dive in to a weekend getaway in the Aurora Area of Illinois, where you can...Read On
Live music returns to RiverEdge Park in July 2021
Posted on 04/07/2021
By James Cardis

RiverEdge Park in downtown Aurora announced today the return of live music at the city’s beautiful outdoor summer concert venue starting in July...Read On
Stolp Island Theatre set to be downtown Aurora's newest live performance venue
Posted on 04/06/2021
By City of Aurora, Government

Mayor Richard C. Irvin and Paramount Theatre have announced that the Stolp Island Theatre will be downtown Aurora’s next live performance venue ...Read On
Best Spots to Watch Sports in the Aurora Area of Illinois
Posted on 04/01/2021
By James Cardis

Play ball! Here are 5 great spots to catch the final games of the NCAA Tournament as well as your favorite Chicago team this summer in the Aurora...Read On
Where to find great outdoor activities in the Aurora Area of Illinois
Posted on 03/16/2021
By James Cardis

Miles of gorgeous outdoor spaces and trails are available to you throughout the region, and new amenities like the Fox Valley Bike Share make it easy ...Read On
Fox Valley Park District Readies for Reopening of Blackberry Farm
Posted on 03/01/2021
By Fox Valley Park District

Blackberry Farm – the Fox Valley Park District’s living history museum – is set to reawaken in 2021, after the entirety of the 2020 ...Read On
Award-Winning Broadway in Aurora, Illinois
Posted on 02/19/2021

Aurora's Paramount Theatre is home to Chicago's Best Broadway Series The Paramount Theatre, located at 23 E. Galena Boulevard in Aurora, Illi...Read On
Aurora Named One of the Top Cities in the Nation Where Black Americans Fare Best Economically
Posted on 02/08/2021
By City of Aurora, Government

As the nation reflects on the contributions and history of Black Americans during Black History Month, the City of Aurora received national news this ...Read On
Plan for vacation and learn about winter activities in the Aurora Area of Illinois
Posted on 01/29/2021
By James Cardis

We celebrated National Plan For Vacation Day with a highlight reel of Aurora Area attractions. Continue reading to learn more about winter activi...Read On
Physics on demand: Fermilab's annual Family Open House goes virtual Feb. 10-14
Posted on 01/28/2021
By Leah Hesla, Fermilab

The annual Family Open House at the Department of Energy’s Fermilab gives families an opportunity to learn about science in a fun, interactive w...Read On
Enjoy cold weather fun and winter activities in the Aurora Area
Posted on 01/20/2021
By James Cardis

While winter brings dreams of outdoor concerts at RiverEdge Park and making a splash at Raging Waves, you can find plenty of fun things to do when it ...Read On
2020 Aurora Best of the Fox Winners Announced
Posted on 01/05/2021
By James Cardis

With a focus on shopping, dining, services and events in the City of Aurora, Illinois, Shaw Media's 2020 "Best of the Fox" Reader's ...Read On
Aurora Area Rails-to-Trails Featured in the Chicago Tribune
Posted on 01/04/2021
By James Cardis

The Illinois Prairie Path, Fox River Trails, and Virgil Gilman Trail were recently featured in an article by Jeanine Barone at the Chicago Tribun...Read On
Aurora Express, a festive celebration of trains in downtown Aurora
Posted on 12/15/2020
By Marissa Amoni, Aurora Downtown

Trains are the stars of the show this holiday season in downtown Aurora. Aurora Express, a downtown-wide holiday window theme featuring trains ...Read On
Village of North Aurora Silo Lights Up Night Sky
Posted on 12/11/2020
By James Cardis

Village of North Aurora Silo to Light Up the Night Sky Starting December 11 The Village of North Aurora is pleased to announce the completion of th...Read On
Holiday Lights Make Spirits Bright in the Aurora Area
Posted on 11/18/2020
By James Cardis

From Phillips Park Festival of Lights to Mooseheart Holiday Lights Display, miles of dazzling light displays offer magical holiday memories for famili...Read On
Find gifts for every stocking in our Aurora Area Holiday Shopping Guide
Posted on 11/16/2020
By Arella Swan (@YourFaveFashionBlogger)

As local retailers began rolling out their holiday gifts, we partnered with Aurora’s favorite fashion blogger, Arella Swan, to highlight opportu...Read On
Hearth & Hammer General recognized as an Illinois Made Destination
Posted on 11/10/2020
By James Cardis

Hearth & Hammer General, a modern neighborhood general store, candle studio, and workshop space, joins statewide tourism program spotlighting...Read On
Satisfy your cravings at Atrevete Confections
Posted on 11/05/2020
By James Cardis

French-inspired pastries & confections are expertly crafted at Atrevete Confections, a delicious destination in Montgomery, Illinois. Jacquelin...Read On
Where to see public art in the suburbs of Chicago
Posted on 10/22/2020
By James Cardis

From murals to sculpture and creative installations, the Aurora Area is home to an amazing collection of public art in Chicago's suburbs.  ...Read On
Illinois Made destinations in the Aurora Area
Posted on 10/15/2020
By James Cardis

What do a coffee roaster, sustainable gastropub, and purveyor of encased meats have in common? They're all Illinois Made right here in the Aurora ...Read On
Downtown Aurora to become Sugar Skull City
Posted on 10/13/2020
By Marissa Amoni, Aurora Downtown

Aurora Downtown will turn downtown into Sugar Skull City from October 15 to November 15. The 30-day celebration honors the beloved Mexican cultural...Read On
Explore the outdoors at Red Oak Nature Center
Posted on 10/07/2020
By James Cardis

Easy hiking trails, beautiful boardwalks, and colorful fall foliage are just a few of the features you'll find at Red Oak Nature Center in Batavia...Read On
Adventure in the Fox River Valley between the Aurora Area and Elgin
Posted on 10/05/2020
By James Cardis

The Fox River Trail connecting the communities of Aurora, Montgomery, Batavia, and Elgin are a featured road trip destination at ...Read On
Vintage Shop Hop Guide to Aurora Area Shops
Posted on 10/01/2020
By James Cardis

The Vintage Shop Hop is coming to 22 shops in the Aurora Area this weekend. Here's your guide to vintage, retro, antique and boutique shopping on ...Read On
Step into Oswego's history at Little White School Museum
Posted on 09/23/2020
By James Cardis

Take a step back in time at Oswegoland's history museum. Little White School Museum, located at 72 Polk Street in downtown Oswego, IL, holds th...Read On
Prost! Celebrating Oktoberfest in the Aurora Area in 2020
Posted on 09/16/2020
By James Cardis

Hoist a stein at these upcoming Oktoberfest events, hosted by Two Brothers, Oswego Brewing Co., and the Kiwanis Club of Yorkville — the lat...Read On
Where to find the best tacos in Illinois
Posted on 09/15/2020
By Aurora Area CVB

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but now that we're in Phase 4, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely...Read On
Destinations for fall family fun with apple & pumpkin picking in Chicagoland
Posted on 09/09/2020
By James Cardis

Plan a fall family getaway with apple picking, farm markets, and outdoor activities in the Aurora Area of Illinois, just 40 miles west of Chicago.&nbs...Read On
Pizza Places to Visit on an Illinois Road Trip
Posted on 09/08/2020
By Aurora Area CVB

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but now that we're in Phase 4, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely...Read On
Unique Shopping Destinations Throughout Illinois
Posted on 09/01/2020
By Aurora Area CVB

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but now that we're in Phase 4, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely...Read On
A unique shopping event is happening now in the Aurora Area
Posted on 08/26/2020
By James Cardis

Compendium: 001, hosted by Hearth & Hammer General of Batavia, is a curated collection of shops and makers across Aurora, Batavia, and Geneva taki...Read On
Best Places for Family Fun in Illinois
Posted on 08/25/2020
By Aurora Area CVB

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but now that we're in Phase 4, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely...Read On
Best Fish Sandwiches in Illinois
Posted on 08/18/2020
By Aurora Area CVB

Where can you find the best fish sandwich in Illinois? At over a dozen delicious destinations throughout the state. Join us for our latest installment...Read On
Experience New Mexican Dining in the Aurora Area
Posted on 08/18/2020
By James Cardis

Aurora and Yorkville welcome new destinations for authentic, upscale Mexican cuisine It’s no secret that Chicagoland is home to America&rsqu...Read On
Best Places for Geocaching in Illinois
Posted on 08/11/2020
By Aurora Area CVB

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but now that we're in Phase 4, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely...Read On
Best Local Breweries in Illinois
Posted on 08/04/2020
By Aurora Area CVB

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but now that we're in Phase 4, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely...Read On
Best Places to Photograph for Instagram in Illinois
Posted on 07/28/2020
By Aurora Area CVB

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but now that we're in Phase 4, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely...Read On
Best Places for Ice Cream on an Illinois Road Trip
Posted on 07/21/2020

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but now that we're in Phase 4, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely...Read On
Al Fresco Dining in Aurora Downtown
Posted on 07/15/2020

Outdoor dining has become a hit in downtown Aurora. Since being allowed to open for outdoor dining on May 29, downtown restaurants and patrons alike a...Read On
Illinois Road Trip: Discover Public and Outdoor Art Throughout Illinois
Posted on 07/14/2020

Discover amazing public and outdoor art throughout Illinois when you hit the road for a summer vacation!  We’ve been “All In for I...Read On
Illinois Road Trip: Find the Best Places to Have a Picnic
Posted on 07/07/2020

Nothing says summertime like an outdoor picnic, and with abundant curbside dining options, you don't have to stock up on groceries to have your ow...Read On
Illinois Road Trip: Find the Best Fishing Spots in Illinois
Posted on 06/30/2020

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but as we hit the unofficial start of summer, we’re ready to enjoy our s...Read On
Illinois Road Trip: Farmers Markets to Visit in 2020
Posted on 06/23/2020

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but as we hit the unofficial start of summer, we’re ready to enjoy our s...Read On
Illinois Road Trip: Best Golf Courses in the State
Posted on 06/15/2020

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but as we hit the unofficial start of summer, we’re ready to enjoy our s...Read On
Stuart Sports Complex Named Best Sports Facility
Posted on 06/09/2020

Nationwide list of facilities published by Connect includes Fox Valley Park District venue as a top soccer complex.  AURORA, IL—Stuart S...Read On
Illinois Road Trip: Top Public Gardens in Illinois
Posted on 06/02/2020
By Aurora Area CVB

This summer, we're partnering with destination marketers across the state of Illinois to promote Illinois road trips in the summer and fall of 202...Read On
Downtown Aurora Retail, Restaurants Announce Soft Re-opening
Posted on 05/29/2020
By Aurora Downtown

Photo: McCarty Mills Taproom (Aurora Downtown)  As Aurora and the entire state prepares to move into Phase 3 under the Restore Illinois framew...Read On
Illinois Road Trip: Top Hiking & Biking Trails in Illinois
Posted on 05/26/2020
By Aurora Area CVB

This summer, we're partnering with destination marketers across the state of Illinois to promote Illinois road trips in the summer and fall of 202...Read On
Endiro Coffee Recognized as an "Illinois Made" Destination
Posted on 01/24/2020

Endiro Coffee is among five destinations statewide to be recognized in the Illinois Made program established in 2017 by the Illinois Office of To...Read On
Everything you need to know about the Fox River in the Aurora Area of Illinois
Posted on 01/17/2020

  Linked by the Fox River, the communities of the Aurora Area are beautiful river country. Here's a brief guide to where to put in, take o...Read On
Edith Farnsworth's Country House Celebrated in 2020
Posted on 01/15/2020
By Jennifer Downing, Farnsworth House

In 2020, Farnsworth House, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, will celebrate Edith Farnsworth Reconsidered, a yearlong focus on t...Read On
How Grammy Winners Find Their Way to Yorkville, Illinois
Posted on 12/03/2019
By James Cardis

The story of The Law Office Pub & Music Hall and Summer Solstice Festival as told by friends and co-founders, Boyd Ingemunson and Jason Leslie. Re...Read On
Chicago Premium Outlets Announces Extended Holiday Hours
Posted on 11/18/2019

Chicago Area’s Largest Outlet Center to Open at 6 p.m., Thanksgiving Savvy shoppers know that when the turkey cools down, the deals heat up a...Read On
War Memorials & Museums in the Aurora Area of Illinois
Posted on 10/23/2019

The New York Street bridge across the Fox River in Aurora is a memorial to World War I veterans, dedicated on Armistice Day 1931. It's j...Read On
Aurora and Oswego featured in two new publications
Posted on 10/08/2019

Two new feature stories in Chicagoland magazines provide in-depth coverage of Aurora and Oswego. In the October edition of Naperville Magazine, rea...Read On
A Fun, Family-Friendly Fall Weekend in the Aurora Area
Posted on 09/27/2019
By Julie Ap, Open Wide the World

Fall is settling in once again. We Midwesterners collectively say goodbye to the heat of summer and prepare to settle in for the cold of a Midwest win...Read On
A Chicagoan’s Guide to Aurora's Haunted Houses
Posted on 09/24/2019
By Patrick Hajduch

Halloween is around the corner, and if you are anything like me, you are getting into the “spirit” (spooky pun) of the season. Take it fro...Read On
Aurora's Paramount Theatre Earns 16 Jeff Award Nominations
Posted on 09/04/2019

Aurora, Illinois, September 3, 2019 – Aurora’s Paramount Theatre is pleased to share that it earned 16 nominations for the 2019 Equity Jef...Read On
FloBowling PBA Summer Swing Returns to Aurora for Pivotal Tripleheader
Posted on 08/20/2019

AURORA, Ill. – The Professional Bowlers Association returns to Parkside Lanes for a week-long, three-event series in late August, the finale to ...Read On
Get Ready for Montgomery Fest in August!
Posted on 07/24/2019

Photo courtesy Chris Rizzuto Photography The 2019 Montgomery Fest schedule is packed with a wide variety of fun family activities and entertainment...Read On
On The Wall Promo Video Features Incredible Breakdance in Aurora Downtown
Posted on 07/17/2019

In this video by Mad Motus Productions, Aurora's On The Wall festival is presented in a dizzying array of breakdance moves.  The ...Read On
Music Legend Dionne Warwick to Perform Outdoor Concert in Downtown Aurora
Posted on 07/09/2019

AURORA, IL – Six-time Grammy Award-winning music superstar and legendary cornerstone of American pop culture and music, Dionne Warwick will...Read On
Tex Mex Rock: The Mavericks and Los Lobos Play Aurora's RiverEdge Park July 26
Posted on 06/26/2019

AURORA, IL, June 26, 2019 – Get ready for a fun night on Friday, July 26, when Aurora’s Thomas J. Weisner RiverEdge Park presents The Mave...Read On
Tedeschi Trucks Band: Wheels of Soul Tour Rolls Into Aurora's RiverEdge Park
Posted on 06/24/2019

AURORA, IL, June 24, 2019 - One of the most anticipated concert events of the summer, Tedeschi Trucks Band: 2019 Wheels of Soul Tour featuring Te...Read On
Visit Aurora Museums After Hours This Summer
Posted on 06/11/2019
By Marissa Amoni, Aurora Downtown

Aurora Museums After Dark welcomes visitors to downtown museums after hours on three Thursdays this summer. Aurora Regional Fire Museum, SciTech Ha...Read On
3rd Annual Summer Concert Series at Chicago Premium Outlets Announced
Posted on 05/31/2019

Chicago Premium Outlets announced the return of its popular summer concert series, expanding to the 14,000-square-foot green space on the East end of ...Read On
Aurora Museum Week Kicks Off June 2
Posted on 05/31/2019

Aurora Downtown is proud to sponsor the second annual Aurora Museum Week from June 2 to 8. Aurora Museum Week highlights and encourages the community ...Read On
Explore the wonders of nature at Fermilab’s Family Outdoor Fair
Posted on 05/31/2019

What could be better than spending a fun-filled day outdoors and learning about natural science at the same time? For the 11th year in a row, Fermi...Read On
The Venue: Opening Soon in Aurora Downtown
Posted on 05/03/2019
By Steve Warrenfeltz

Photo courtesy Fox Valley Music Foundation The story of The Venue begins with the Fox Valley Music Foundation.  The Fox Valley Music Founda...Read On
Aurora's Paramount Theatre Hosts an Outstanding Lineup of Events This Winter
Posted on 12/07/2018

Paramount's event series features Swan Lake, Shen Yun, Boyz II Men, Blind Boys of Alabama, and the world premiere of August Rush: A New Music...Read On
Visit Aurora's Tanner House this Holiday Season
Posted on 12/03/2018
By Deena Bess Sherman

If you are looking for the perfect destination for holiday family fun, look no further than Aurora, Illinois! Along with the traditions everyone ...Read On
#GoOswego for holiday shopping & unique things to do this season
Posted on 11/05/2018

Downtown Oswego is a winter wonderland for holiday shoppers—complete with reindeer! Here's what to expect when you #GoOswego this holiday se...Read On
Aurora Named #3 Millenial Destination in Illinois
Posted on 10/03/2018

Aurora’s Ward 9 has been named the top millennial hot-spot in Illinois outside of Chicago by a nationwide housing search website. Adlai an...Read On
Guide to Halloween in the Aurora Area of Illinois
Posted on 10/01/2018

Want to know where you can find big scares (and big fun!) in Chicagoland's western suburbs? Read our #EnjoyAurora guide to the haunted houses...Read On
Grow Family Memories at Abbey Farms in Aurora, Illinois
Posted on 09/12/2018
By Deena Bess Sherman

If you are looking for a place to unplug from technology and enjoy a day of wholesome family fun this fall, we have just the place: Abbey Farms in Aur...Read On
Kayaking the Marge Cline Whitewater Course in Yorkville, Illinois
Posted on 08/30/2018
By Julie Ap, Open Wide the World

Hanging from a capsized kayak, my body upside-down and under water, I was torn between exhilaration and panic. In the dark water of the river, I could...Read On
Bikes in Bloom in Downtown Aurora
Posted on 08/13/2018
By James Cardis

Aurora's latest public art initiative brings colorful bicycle planters to Downtown Aurora.  "This is a fun and simple, yet symbolic...Read On
What's Happening at Illinois' Oldest Farmers Market in Aurora
Posted on 08/13/2018
By Deena Bess Sherman

Whenever my family travels, I consider myself lucky to find a farmers’ market. Each market is a window into the local community, where we not on...Read On
7 Water Parks Where You Can Beat the Heat & Make A Splash This Summer
Posted on 06/29/2018
By James Cardis

From bumper boats and aquatic centers to thrilling adventures and breathtaking slides, you'll find an outstanding collection of water parks right ...Read On
Visiting the Farnsworth House in Plano, Illinois
Posted on 06/01/2018
By James Cardis

Designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, one of the most influential architects of the 20th century, the Farnsworth House is the quintessential example o...Read On
Hardware, Wurst Kitchen Designated Illinois Made Destinations
Posted on 05/22/2018
By James Cardis

Two Aurora Area destinations, Hardware Sustainable Gastropub and Wurst Kitchen, have been included in the Illinois Office of Tourism's Illinois Ma...Read On
Blues on the Fox 2018 at RiverEdge Park in Aurora
Posted on 03/29/2018

Hold on tight, because downtown Aurora’s Blues on the Fox is back for its 22nd year with another killer lineup of longtime favorites and fresh t...Read On
Spotting Bald Eagles on the Fox River
Posted on 01/23/2018
By James Cardis

Photo courtesy Dave Soderstrom Christopher Cudworth, in an informative article on the bald eagles of the Fox River for the City of Batavia's &q...Read On
Craft Beer & Breweries of the Aurora Area in Illinois
Posted on 01/19/2018

The Aurora Area is home to some of the finest craft breweries Chicago has to offer. From the venerable Two Brothers Artisan Brewing at the historic...Read On
How to get the most out of your time off when you visit the Aurora Area
Posted on 01/05/2018
By James Cardis

Vacations are powerful.  They have the ability to recharge our minds and bodies and better connect us to the world – all while making lasti...Read On
Winter Lights Aurora & Holiday Fun for All Ages
Posted on 11/06/2017
By James Cardis

Make your next holiday tradition in the Aurora Area with winter lights, destination shopping, and festive fun for the whole family. Read on for some g...Read On
Welcoming Bologna to the Aurora Area
Posted on 10/19/2017

We're pleased to announce the addition of a new community to the Aurora Area... Bologna! Situated along Route 34 in the space between the ...Read On
Fall Fun & Road Trip Attractions in the Aurora Area
Posted on 10/13/2017
By James Cardis

Top Picks for a Fall Trip Award Winning Broadway Series at the Paramount Theatre Winter Lights & Holiday Shopping Outdoor Adventure &...Read On
The Aurora Area Landscape Photography of Reeshema Wood
Posted on 10/05/2017
By James Cardis

Reeshema Wood's colorful landscape photography from around the Aurora Area caught our attention on Instagram. With her eye for capturing scen...Read On
Everything You Need To Know About Fermilab's 50th Anniversary Open House
Posted on 09/05/2017
By James Cardis

In 2017, Fermilab has planned its biggest Open House in decades to coincide with its 50th Anniversary. To get an insider's perspective on wha...Read On
Farnsworth House and Rocktown Adventures Fox River Giveaways
Posted on 08/28/2017
By James Cardis

Two great giveaways offer you the opportunity to #EnjoyAurora with a visit to a masterpiece of modern architecture and get a unique view of fall folia...Read On
Kayaking the Fox River with Brittany Tripp
Posted on 08/16/2017
By James Cardis

If you’re out on the Fox River, chances are you’re going to meet Brittany Tripp. An artist, avid outdoor enthusiast and Aurora resident, B...Read On
Yorkville Big Band and Farnsworth House Make For a Perfect Pairing
Posted on 08/09/2017
By Emma Anderson

The perfect pairing of music and history is coming to Plano with Yorkville Big Band’s concert on the lawn of Farnsworth House! One of Mies va...Read On
Homewood Suites by Hilton Aurora Naperville Opens
Posted on 07/11/2017
By James Cardis

Award-Winning Hotel Brand Brings 146 Suites to Suburban Chicago AURORA, Ill. and MCLEAN, Va. – July 7, 2017 – Homewood Suites by Hilton...Read On
Top 10 Reasons to Visit the Aurora Area this Summer
Posted on 06/19/2017
By James Cardis

Looking for a last-minute vacation idea? We've got 10 great reasons you should visit the Aurora Area this summer. Lined up below is an action-pack...Read On
Take an Architecture Tour of the Aurora Area in Illinois
Posted on 06/19/2017

Aurora Regional Fire Museum / Photo credit: Randy Benzie.  Just an hour west of Chicago, the Aurora Area of Illinois is rich with historical s...Read On
Blues on the Fox Celebrates Aurora’s Rich Musical History
Posted on 06/14/2017
By James Cardis

The Bluebird sound, a pre-war forebear to rock n’ roll developed by musicians like Big Bill Broonzy, Washboard Sam, Tampa Red, and Sonny Boy Wil...Read On
Aurora, Illinois Named Best City in the United States to Live the American Dream
Posted on 05/24/2017

Pictured: Patrick and Ingrid Roney and their sons — Shea, Kelly, and Casey — have found great opportunities living in Aurora. AURORA, I...Read On
The NCAA Championships are More Than Just Golf
Posted on 05/01/2017
By James Cardis

Not interested in golf? No problem! There are many reasons to attend the 2017 NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Golf Championships at Rich Har...Read On
Outdoor Adventure on the Fox River in Aurora
Posted on 04/24/2017

Want to get away with friends for a weekend of outdoor recreation and Chicago-area culture? Better yet, do you want to get away for a weekend to a des...Read On
Round 1 Bowling & Entertainment Center at Fox Valley Mall
Posted on 03/30/2017
By James Cardis

Check out the new Round 1 Bowling & Amusement Center at Fox Valley Mall! Fox Valley Mall is home to the new Round 1 Bowling & Amusement Cente...Read On
Cubs World Series Trophy Coming to Aurora
Posted on 03/24/2017
By James Cardis

The Chicago Cubs World Series Trophy Tour is coming to Aurora on Monday, April 3rd at the Paramount Theatre! Here's what you need to know:  ...Read On
Kesha & the Creepies - July 21st at RiverEdge Park in Aurora, IL
Posted on 03/23/2017
By James Cardis

Kesha's bringing the party to RiverEdge Park The music of multi-talented singer/songwriter Kesha has topped charts, won awards, and soundtr...Read On
First Fridays in Downtown Aurora
Posted on 03/23/2017
By James Cardis

First Fridays in Downtown Aurora First Fridays Downtown Aurora is a fun and festive night of art, culture, music, and performance at dozens of venu...Read On
Fun Family Activities this St. Patrick's Day Weekend
Posted on 03/14/2017
By James Cardis

The Aurora Area has a lot to offer families looking for fun things to do this St. Patrick's Day weekend, like the interactive "Wonders of Science...Read On
Things To Do in March around the Aurora Area
Posted on 02/24/2017
By James Cardis

We've got your cabin fever cure. A spectacular production of Sweeney Todd, Two Brothers' 20th Anniversary at the Roundhouse, ...Read On
2017 NCAA Golf Championships Hotel Info
Posted on 02/21/2017

Hotel Information for the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships Rich Harvest Farms, 7S771 Dugan Rd, Sugar Grove, IL...Read On
Springtime Fun on the Lincoln Highway
Posted on 02/20/2017
By James Cardis

Springtime Fun on the Lincoln Highway Located just 40 miles west of Chicago, the Aurora Area is where travelers can find excellent options for rest...Read On
Romantic Weekend in the Aurora Area
Posted on 02/08/2017
By James Cardis

Valentine's Day Weekend is upon us, and we're here to help you plan a long, romantic weekend. The Aurora Area has plenty of unique events and attracti...Read On
Your guide to a fun-filled February in the Aurora Area
Posted on 01/25/2017
By James Cardis

Sweeney Todd, Wayne's World, and unique romantic events in the Aurora Area this February For the perfect getaway or staycation, enjoy our fun-filled ...Read On
Community Events in Aurora Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King's Legacy
Posted on 01/11/2017
By City of Aurora

From choir concerts and candid conversations to special performances and service opportunities, the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be hono...Read On
Black Wednesday 2016 in the Aurora Area
Posted on 11/21/2016
By James Cardis

Black Wednesday, aka "Thanksgiving Eve", is the busiest bar night in America next to New Year's Eve. Whether you're home for the holiday or ...Read On
Holiday Season Fun and Things To Do in the Aurora Area
Posted on 11/15/2016
By James Cardis

Fireworks on the Fox River, holiday light displays, Santa Claus parades, Christmas Tree lightings, and holiday shopping in our communities offer the b...Read On
Randy Benzie's Fine Art Photography of the Aurora Area
Posted on 11/01/2016
By James Cardis

Montgomery, IL based photographer Randy Benzie considers his work to live somewhere in the space between the technical craft of photography and the mo...Read On
Things to Do in the Aurora Area - November 2016
Posted on 10/31/2016
By James Cardis

November in the Aurora Area is an ideal time to catch unique, one-night-only entertainment at the Paramount Theatre between seasons of its award-winni...Read On
The Fox River Valley Nature and Wildlife Photography of Bill Peterson
Posted on 10/25/2016
By James Cardis

We’ve long admired local photographer Bill Peterson’s nature, bird, and wildlife pics. A professed amateur, Bill is as modest as he is tal...Read On
TOP 10 THINGS TO DO and #EnjoyAurora this weekend, 10/12-10/16!
Posted on 10/14/2016
By James Cardis

It's a very musical Top 10 Things To Do & #EnjoyAurora this weekend! 1. Stock up for winter at the last day of the 104th(!) installment...Read On
Fall Family Fun and Things To Do in the Aurora Area - October 2016
Posted on 10/10/2016
By James Cardis

  October is a special month in the Aurora Area. The leaves begin to change colors, the cool weather invigorates us to get outside before winter...Read On
TOP 10 THINGS TO DO and #EnjoyAurora this weekend, 10/7-10/9!
Posted on 10/06/2016
By James Cardis

Art, Beer, and Haunted Houses top our Top 10 Things To Do in the Aurora Area this weekend, Friday 10/7- Sunday 10/9! 1. First Fridays Aurora: Oc...Read On
Awesome Aerial Footage of Fox River Paddling
Posted on 09/30/2016
By James Cardis

Our friends at Rocktown Adventures sent us this amazing aerial footage from their first Hump Day Paddle on the Fox River in Downtown Aurora.   ...Read On
TOP 10 THINGS TO DO and #EnjoyAurora this weekend, 9/23-9/25!
Posted on 09/22/2016
By James Cardis

1. Wurst Kitchen presents the 12th Annual PLANO OKTOBERFEST! All weekend, rain or shine under the big tent on Main Street in Downtown Plano....Read On
Summer of Blues, Rock, County and R&B Coming to Aurora’s RiverEdge Park
Posted on 05/19/2016
By Aurora Area CVB

Published May 19, 2016 Chicago hottest line-up of summertime concerts is not in Chicago, but at RiverEdge Park, Aurora.  One of the Chicago area...Read On

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