First Fridays on June 2: Live music, art and more in downtown Aurora

First Fridays is art, music, dancing, theater, and more! Visit participating venues and explore downtown on the first Friday of the month.

In June, First Fridays brings more free music to Millennium Plaza with School of Rock out of Mokena, Ill. opening at 6 p.m. and Nashville country star Eric Chesser performing at 8 p.m.

Food trucks Gobble Doggs and Grumpy Gaucho will be parked on Stolp Avenue from 6 to 10 p.m.

Free trolley rides from 6 to 10 p.m.

Take a look at the many offerings in downtown Aurora on First Fridays on June 2.


If These Walls Could Talk, 32 S. Stolp Ave.
Transitions: Shane Small
7 to 11 p.m.

Santori Public Library, 101 S. River St.
Art by Gerardo R. Madrigal/Music by DJ Marco
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Repertoire Reservoir Studios, 14 W. Downer Upstairs
Canyon Crayons
7 to 10 p.m.

Holbrook Mill, 121 W. Benton St.
Thompson Johnson: The Art of TJ Banks
6 to 9 p.m.


Gazebo at Millennium Plaza, 21 S. Stolp Ave.
First Fridays Concert
School of Rock Mokena at 6 p.m.
Eric Chesser at 8 p.m.
6 to 10 p.m.

Ballydoyle, 23 W. New York St.
See website.

River’s Edge Cafe, 14 W. Downer Pl.
5 to 9 p.m.

Leland Legends, 1 S. Stolp Ave.
8:30 p.m. to close

RiverEdge Park, Broadway
Two Brothers Summer Festival
5 to 10 p.m.


Gillerson’s Grubbery, 33 W. New York St.
Book Signing: “This Call May Be Recorded, Too” by Joel Frieders
Solemn Oath Brewery
6 p.m. until gone!

David L. Pierce Art and History Center, 20 E. Downer Pl.
Aurora Story; With the Colors of Aurora
6 to 9 p.m.

G.A.R. Museum, 23 E. Downer Pl.
Open to the public
6 to 9 p.m.

Rocktown Adventures, 107 Spruce St.
Free 15 min. paddle rides on the Fox River
6 to 7:30 p.m.

All Spoked Up, 14 W. Downer Pl.
Sir’ly Machinist pop up
5:30 to 9 p.m.

AKA Dance, 14 W. Downer Pl. Ste. 10
Free Kids Dance Class at 6:30
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Zen Loft Wellness Center, 6 W. Downer Pl., upstairs
$5 Mini classes: yoga, belly dance, and aerial yoga. $10 sample massage and more.
6 to 9 p.m.

SciTech, 18 W. Benton St.
Art & Exhibits
6 to 8 p.m.

Riverfront Playhouse, 11 Water Street Mall
“Bus Stop”
8 p.m.
$17 Tickets:

Aurora Regional Fire Museum, 53 N. Broadway
Pop Up Shop and Fire Sale
6 to 9 p.m.