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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

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...
Harbour @ The Venue
The Venue Aurora
Apr 2, 2020
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Harbour is a 5-piece indie/pop/rock group that brings a youthful, energetic vibe to their native Cincinnati, Ohio. ...
Antimatter with Dr. Gerald Gabrielse
Apr 3, 2020
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Professor Gabrielse’s group probes the predictions, symmetries and proposed extensions to the standard model with e...
Chicago Rhythm and Blues Kings
The Venue Aurora
Apr 4, 2020
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Since March of 1993, the Chicago Rhythm and Blues Kings have been blasting out their own soul-steeped brand of R&B ...

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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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New Restaurants

Try these new Aurora Area dining destinations, perfect for pairing with a night out on the town.
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Visit The Venue

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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