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First Fridays returns to downtown Aurora on August 7

First Fridays is back on August 7. After taking things virtual for three months, the night of art, music, and more returns to downtown under the state’s Phase 4 guidelines. First Fridays will have both indoor and outdoor activities which

Livestream Blues on the Fox June 19-20 from The Venue

The Venue, the 200-currently-empty-seat music performance space in downtown Aurora, will deliver the Blues on the Fox 2020 livestream on Friday, June 19 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, June 20 at 8 p.m. A special documentary of the “Story of the Blues

Virtual Museum Week runs June 8-13 in Aurora

Aurora Museum Week is going virtual. The popular, family-friendly week that runs from June 8 to 13 celebrating Aurora museums will be online this summer.  Participating museums will be highlighted on an assigned day of the week starting on Monday,

Guides Eat, Drink & Play


We invite you to explore downtown Aurora while living in a socially responsible world. Dine outdoors. Order take-out. Enjoy curbside service. Shop our small businesses online or in person with masks on. Order gift cards. Tune into virtual events. Join us in staying strong and supporting local. We've got this.

About Downtown Where it's @

Aurora Downtown is a nonprofit organization of downtown business and property owners within Special Service Area (SSA) #One  in downtown Aurora, Ill. Aurora Downtown is governed by a volunteer board with specific goals to enhance the downtown area.
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