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First Fridays, Stolp Block Party on Aug 5

First Fridays returns with a block party and sidewalk sales on August 5 in downtown Aurora. Events are free. All ages are welcome. Stolp Block Party is located on Stolp Avenue between Downer Place and Galena Boulevard from 6 to 10 p.m. Enjoy live music, food trucks, live art, and more.

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*denotes Sidewalk Sale participant

ART

*Artesan Lofts Art Gallery, 2 S. Stolp Ave.

Soulmate Series: Local Artist Shelby Anderson’s painted series exhibiting her Soulmate Collection.

6 to 9 p.m.

*Gary Brown Art Gallery and Studio | Mark Radina Stained Glass, 7 S. Broadway

Outdoor art displays

5 to 9 p.m.

If These Walls Could Talk, 32 S. Stolp Ave.

Stolp Block Party indoor gallery + outdoor live art host. Get a glimpse of the creative process

6 to 10 p.m.

MUSIC

*La Quinta de los Reyes, 36 E. New York St.

La Sociedad D’Paul Music | Hornitos Paloma tasting

6:30 to 10 p.m.

Altiro Latin Fusion, 1 S. Stolp Ave.

Live Spanish Rock feat. Damián Rivera

6 to 8 p.m.

Tavern on Broadway, 24 N. Broadway

Live music

8 to 10 p.m.

*Tredwell Coffee, 14 W. Downer Pl. Ste 18

Live music, art displayed on walls + a barista partaking in the sidewalk sale in front 

5 to 9 p.m.

Aurora Tap House, 134 W. Downer Pl.

Live Music: Downtown Charlie Brown

Starts at 9 p.m.

Amy Morton’s Stolp Island Social, 5  E. Galena Blvd.

Live jazz trio, playing the music of today and yesterday + Special cocktails and fine food offerings 

7 to 10 p.m.

MORE

*Culture Stock, 122 W. Downer Pl.

“Respect the Mic” Spoken Word Poetry Open Mic + Sidewalk Book Sale

8 to 9:30 p.m.

Endiro Coffee, 29 W. New York St.

“Pay-what-you-can Barbecue Cook-off” courtesy of Indivisible Aurora’s community fridge project in partnership with Endiro Coffee. Bring your best culinary efforts for this fundraising event + Live Music with Gillerson’s

5 to 9 p.m.

*1881 Electric Cycle Company, 1 E. Benton St. Lower Level

Jazz from The Holding Music + Sidewalk Sale | Test ride ebikes

7 to 10 p.m.

French 75 Gallery and Lounge, 56 E. Galena Blvd.

The Secret Garden Cocktail: A special cocktail crafted specially for First Fridays

2 p.m. to Midnight

Fox Valley United Way, 44 E. Galena Blvd.

Aurora Fastprint, 54 E. Galena Blvd.

100th Birthday Celebration: Celebrate a century serving the Aurora Community

4:30 to 7 p.m.

*SUPERJUMBO, 105 E. Galena Blvd.

Discount Yetee surplus

2 to 9 p.m.

The Cotton Seed Creative Exchange, 64 S. River St.

The Sweets, Art and More: Banana Pudding Twist, Annelies Cookies + Lang’s Cookies | Izzy B’s Art + Henna Art ($25-$45) | Sophisticated Press shares publishing info

5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

*McCarty Mills Taproom and Bottleshop, 140 S. River St.

Tacos + Hip Hop Hosted By Curtis of Good Morning Aurora | Chicas Tacos | Performance by Justin Wise/Cruz Ocho | Featured Artist Pierre Lucero

Open until 11 p.m.

G.A.R. Museum, 23 E. Downer Pl.

Historic music performed by The Town Band + a new exhibit about Aurora’s 145-year-old G.A.R. Hall

5 to 9 p.m.

Aurora Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 105 E. Galena Blvd. 8th floor

Salsa Night: Enjoy salsa lessons

6 to 8 p.m.

Lauren Underwood for Congress Field Office, 112 E. Galena Blvd.

Meet Rep Underwood + the team. Light refreshments, Lauren Underwood swag + learn more about the Underwood campaign 

5 to 8 p.m.

*The Cornucopia Tea & Gift Shop, 63 S. Broadway

Enter to win a Gift Basket – Door Prize $50 Value: Winner will be notified by email to pick up after the event | Tea Special: Buy 1 oz/get 1oz half off

9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The Riverfront Playhouse, 11-13 Water Street Mall

Directors Workshop – One Act Performances: Live short performances of one-act scenes written by local playwrights

7 to 9 p.m.

*Christian Science Reading Room, 34 S. Stolp Ave.

Activities + freebies for kids. Book sales for all ages

6 to 8 p.m.

*Zen Loft Wellness Center, 6 W. Downer Pl. upstairs

Magnolia Belly Dance at 7:30pm | $1/min chair massage + $10 mini tarot readings | Shop I of the Angeles | Meet and greet with Business Collective | Live music with Mo Pippy

5 to 9 p.m.

*Offbeat Thrift and Vintage, 14 W. Downer Pl. Ste. 16

HUGE WITCH Sidewalk Sale: Shop for metaphysical wares or get a tarot or astrology reading starting at $25

5 to 9 p.m.

*Wyckwood House Boutique and Bar, 80 S. River St.

Pop-Ups featuring local artists: Jeannine’s Jems and Cherylyn Mixed Media Artist

5 to 9 p.m.

Waubonsee’s Back-to-School Bash, Hoyt Avenue

FREE school supplies and treats. Enjoy storytime with bilingual children’s author Beatriz Cantu + a kid-friendly Imagination Station. Fall registration assistance + discover the ABCs of becoming a teacher | Steel Drum Band performs

5 to 8 p.m.

POP UP

*All Spoked Up, 14 W. Downer Pl. Ste 10

Franny’s Summer Specials Sale. 20% off Helmets, Clothes, Shoes + gloves

6 to 9 p.m.

*Aroma Roots Bath & Body + Obsidian Clothing, 32 N. Broadway

Sunbeam Air Plants Air Plant Bar create your own Air Plant ($10) + Soap Sale 4/$22 | Obsidian 50% off sale

5 to 9 p.m.

*Undisputed Vintage, 14 W. Downer Pl. Ste 8

Repurposed Vintage – Live Screen Printing by Macappeal on vintage t-shirts. Free “Undisputed” screen printing on vintage tee w/purchase.

5 to 9 p.m.

BLOCK PARTY

Stolp Avenue between Downer Place + Galena Boulevard

Aurora Downtown’s summer block party with live art, live music, food trucks + more. School of Rock Geneva performs at 6 p.m. A Sure Thang headlines at 8 p.m. 

Grumpy Gaucho | Tapville | Holy Pierogi | Home Run Hot Dogs and Lemonade | Strawberries BBQ | Snow Cone Sisters | My Funnel Cake | Culinary Gangster

6 to 10 p.m.