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Special Events Come In!

Aurora Downtown hosts an array of amazing events throughout the year. We promote local businesses, artists, and artisans with events like First Fridays. We also host the incredibly popular Food Truck Festival during May’s First Fridays as well as a free, summer concert series at Millennium Plaza. Phenomenal events including top music acts can be found a step away at RiverEdge Park, and Broadway-quality performances are on stage at the Paramount Theatre. Outdoor events such as Alley Art Festival and Aurora Farmers Market are all well worth a visit.

Due to COVID-19, please check ahead to see if the events below are still happening. Visit Aurora Downtown on Facebook for the latest happenings, or email us to confirm.

Aurora Downtown hosts the following events:

First Fridays
First Friday of the month (no January or July).

Food Truck Festival
First Fridays in May

Alley Art Festival
Last Saturday in August from noon to 5 p.m. at Water Street Mall.

Downtown Taste
Make a DONATION to Exchange Club

Aurora Museums After Dark
Stay tuned!

Movies at a Museum

Thursdays in July at dusk in the fire museum lot.

Wednesdays at the Plaza
July and August concerts at Millennium Plaza at 7 p.m.

Egg Hunt on the Island
Scavenger hunt throughout downtown leading up to Easter.

Trick-or-Treat in Downtown
Saturday before Halloween from noon to 3 p.m.

Sugar Skull City

October 15 to First Fridays weekend in November

Cocoa Crawl
First Fridays in December from 6 to 9 p.m.

City of Aurora hosts the following events:

Veterans Day Parade

Memorial Day Parade

4th of July parade

Aurora Farmers Market

Winter Lights

Paramount Theatre hosts the following events:

Blues on the Fox

RiverEdge Park

Paramount Theater

Local organizations host the following events:

Aurora Film Society

Fiestas Patrias

Puerto Rican Heritage Festival

Cock-A-Doodle Brew Fest

Aurora Pride Parade

City of Lights Ukulele Festival

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