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Halloween Fun in downtown Aurora

Enjoy Halloween fun in Downtown Aurora. Check out the following activities. Oct 29 What: Monster Mash Bash Where: Alive Center, 78 S. LaSalle St. Who: 6-12th grade  When: Friday, October 29 from 2:45 to 6 p.m. Details: No pre-registration required.

A Magical Winter GUIDE

Have a ball in downtown Aurora this winter. It’s A Magical Winter with “Cinderella” at Paramount Theatre starting Nov. 10. Other magical events include Winter Lights festivities on Nov. 19 and Holiday Art and Market from 9 a.m. to noon

Murals add diversity to city story

This year could be the biggest year ever for murals in Aurora. By the end of fall, there will be more than two dozen completed works of public art downtown Aurora.  Jenn Evans, director of Aurora Public Art, has worked

Sept 3 First Fridays LINEUP

First Fridays will feature more than two dozen venues open with art, music, and more this Friday. Several locations will feature decorated storefronts celebrating the return of Paramount Theatre with its current production of “Kinky Boots.” On September 3, Roots Aurora

Guides Eat, Drink & Play


We invite you to explore downtown Aurora while living in a socially responsible world. Dine outdoors. Order take-out. Enjoy curbside service. Shop our small businesses online or in person with masks on. Order gift cards. Tune into virtual events. Join us in staying strong and supporting local. We've got this.

About Downtown Where it's @

Aurora Downtown is a nonprofit organization of downtown business and property owners within Special Service Area (SSA) #One  in downtown Aurora, Ill. Aurora Downtown is governed by a volunteer board with specific goals to enhance the downtown area.