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First Fridays on Feb 3 features 30 venues

First Fridays on Feb 3 kicks off the 10th year of the popular, monthly arts and cultural open house event in downtown Aurora. What started as a handful of art openings has grown into a downtown-wide celebration of live music,

Love Local Days specials from Feb 1-14

It’s Aurora Downtown’s Love Local Days from Feb 1 – 14. Mention “Love Local,” and these businesses will delight you with their specials. See venues for details. Go street by street in downtown and enjoy sweet specials! Love Local Days

13 new businesses open downtown Aurora in 2022

This year saw 12 storefronts filled in downtown Aurora plus one that joined an existing tenant. Of the 13 businesses, eight are new, four relocated, and one reopened.  New in downtown Undisputed Vintage celebrated their ribbon cutting in April. Located

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About Downtown Where it's @

Aurora Downtown is a nonprofit 501(c)(4) 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.