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  • PHILLIPS PARK SUMMER AMENITIES OFFER SOMETHING FOR EVERYONEFrom a zoo to a golf course and an aquatic center to a dog park, see why Phillips Park has become a regional tourist destination. The park also features a BMX/skate park, boat docks, the breath-taking sunken gardens, and many more amenities. It is also home to Movies in the Park on select Saturday nights all summer.
  • SHOP LOCALLY GROWN AT AURORA FARMERS MARKETShop for locally grown just-picked produce, fresh from the farm preserves, artisan cheeses, old world breads and a very diverse selection of handcrafted products at Illinois' Oldest Farmers Market every Saturday in beautiful downtown Aurora.
  • FREE HOLLYWOOD BLOCKBUSTERS AT MOVIES IN THE PARKLooking for first-rate family entertainment at an affordable price? The Movies in the Park are just the ticket. Check out Hollywood blockbusters on the outdoor big screen at Phillips Park on select Saturday nights during the summer. Admission is free and the concession stand is open to purchase your favorite movie-type snacks.
  • NEW ART EXHIBIT HIGHLIGHTS RECENTLY UNCOVERED LOCAL GEMS“Art for the Public: Rediscovering WPA-era Artwork in Aurora”, an exhibit featuring images and pieces of Works Progress Administration-funded art projects in the City, is now on display through September 5 at the Aurora Public Arts Commission.
  • SUMMER WILL BE ONE TO REMEMBER AT RIVEREDGE PARKFrom classic blues and rockers to country acts and cultural entertainment, RiverEdge Park is the premiere outdoor concert venue in the region and it’s right in our own back yard at 360 N. Broadway in beautiful downtown Aurora.
  • SEE THE FUTURE OF YOUR BUSINESS IN AURORAIf you’re looking to relocate your business, look to Aurora and see all that Illinois’ second largest City has to offer. Seize the Future is Aurora’s economic development public/private partnership that provides assistance to existing and prospective businesses in a wide variety of areas.
  • DON'T FEED THE COYOTES Calls of reported coyote sightings in Aurora neighborhoods typically increase as animals venture out in search of food. If you see or encounter one of these wild animals, there are some simple safety rules you should follow.