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Note: Due to the spread of COVID-19, many upcoming events have been cancelled or postponed. Please check in with event organizers via phone or event websites to determine whether the event you plan to attend will be held as planned or rescheduled. For more information on coronavirus in the communities of the Aurora Area: 
Kane County Health Department • Kendall County Health Department • DuPage County Health Department

We encourage residents of our service area to visit for information on supporting local attractions, restaurants, and retailers. 

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, OswegoPlano, Sugar Grove and Yorkville have to offer.

Only 37 miles west of Chicago, the Aurora Area stretches out to parts of Kane, Kendall, Will and DuPage counties and offers destination dining, distinctive architecture, fun attractions, exclusive designer shopping, a great variety of family fun and waterparks, and hundreds of other options for a truly unique experience. Book your stay at friendly and affordable hotels or find a venue to suit your next group tour

What's Happening This Week

The Secret of My Success @ Paramount Theatre
Paramount Theatre
Feb 12, 2020 - Mar 29, 2020
12:00 PM
This World Premiere musical follows an ambitious midwesterner trying to make it in the big city, secrets and all. I...
Anne Harris & Ernie Hendrickson
The Venue Aurora
Mar 29, 2020
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Chicago-based singer-songwriter and fiddle player Anne Harris has been crafting and evolving her unique sound for o...
Frisson Ensemble
Mar 29, 2020
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
From New York City, the ensemble features the best and brightest of classical music’s rising stars drawn from many ...
Still Not Friday Comedy @ Two Brothers Roundhouse
Two Brothers Roundhouse
Apr 2, 2020
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Still Not Friday is a free stand-up comedy showcase happening every Thursday night at Two Brothers Roundhouse. Feat...

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Aurora Area Highlights

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The Secret of My Success

This world premiere musical follows an ambitious Midwesterner trying to make it in the big city, secrets and all.
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Feel the power and energy of STOMP! The international sensation hits Paramount Theatre April 10-12, 2020.
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The Venue Aurora

Aurora's hottest new spot for live music features a 200-seat listening room and nationally-recognized talent.
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