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 at The Venue and 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 the ongoing pandemic, please check our calendar to see if the events below are still happening. Visit Aurora Downtown on Facebook for the latest happenings.
Aurora Downtown hosts the following events:
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.
Aurora Museums After Dark
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 1 to 3 p.m. Various participating businesses.
October 15 to First Fridays weekend in November
First Fridays in December from 6 to 9 p.m.