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Discover the Aurora Area in Illinois

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

10th Annual Big Rock Car Show
Plowman's Park
Jun 7, 2020
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The best car show in Big Rock! Last year we had 322 registered vehicles! Free registration, free admission, and fr...
Aurora Farmers Market
Water Street Square
Jun 13, 2020
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturdays in Water Street Square are headlined by fresh produce and fun at the Aurora Farmers Market, now in our 10...
Blues on the Fox 2020
RiverEdge Park
Jun 19, 2020 - Jun 20, 2020
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
24 years ago a seemingly simple music festival began. It honored the historic 1930s blues recordings that took plac...
Aurora Farmers Market
Water Street Square
Jun 20, 2020
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturdays in Water Street Square are headlined by fresh produce and fun at the Aurora Farmers Market, now in our 10...

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