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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 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 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.

Art & Market Aurora

Aurora Museums After Dark
Stay tuned!

Movies at a Museum

Wednesdays at the Plaza
Summer 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.

Sugar Skull City

October 15 to First Fridays weekend in November

Cocoa Crawl
First Fridays in December

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

Downtown Taste
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