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Events in July, 2016

42 events found

July 2, 2016, 8 a.m.12 p.m.

Aurora’s Farmers Market – Downtown

The most local of local produce, the most wholesome meats and cheeses, the freshest breads and baked goods, plus tasty snacks, live music, kids’ activities, products you can find nowhere else, and a festival atmosphere are all at Illinois’ oldest farmers market. 

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Location: Aurora Transportation Center, 233 N. Broadway, Aurora, IL

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July 2, 2016, 6:30

Weird Al Yankovic

Satirist Weird Al brings his accordion and legendary musical parody to the RiverEdge stage with hits like “Amish Paradise,” “Eat It,” and Star Wars fan favorite, “The Saga Begins.” Tickets at www.weirdal.com

Gates open 6:30 p.m.

 

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Location: RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway, Aurora, IL

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July 3, 2016, 6

KC & the Sunshine Band

Find those bell bottoms and strap on your boogie shoes, because when these kings of disco hit the stage we’re getting down tonight. Tickets at www.riveredgeaurora.com.

Gates open 6 p.m. 

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Location: RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway, Aurora, IL

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July 4, 2016

Independence Day

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.  This has been called one of the best  known sentences in the English language providing inspiration to numerous national declarations of independence throughout the world. 

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Location: Aurora, IL

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July 4, 2016, 10 a.m.

Fourth of July Parade

Floats, live performances and more celebrate our nation’s independence, stepping off from River and Benton Streets, heading east on Benton Street, north on Broadway, west on Downer Place, north on Stolp Avenue, west on Galena Boulevard, and south on River Street to Downer Place.

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Location: Downtown Aurora

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July 4, 2016, 11 a.m.

Bell Ringing

Celebrate America’s 240th birthday with a traditional bell ringing, plus food, historical costume, Tanner House tours and more from the Aurora Historical Society. 

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Location: Tanner House, 305 Cedar Street, Aurora, IL

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July 4, 2016, 610 p.m.

Fourth of July Fireworks

The public can watch the fireworks from two prime downtown locations during the Fireworks Extravaganza and Family Fun Night. Both RiverEdge Park and McCullough Park at the Prisco Center will be buzzing with activities from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., with fireworks at 9:35 p.m. 

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Location: McCullough Park and RiverEdge Park

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July 6, 2016, 6

Wednesdays at the Plaza: Anderlick, Otto and Church

Bluegrass, rock and blues-influenced Anderlick, Otto and Church create music that captivates diverse audiences. Free.

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Location: Millennium Plaza, 11 S. Stolp Avenue, Aurora, IL

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July 7, 2016, 6:30

Hollywood Vampires

Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and Joe Perry pay tribute to the original Hollywood Vampires, a club of hard-drinking rock stars living in or passing through 1970’s Los Angeles. Tickets at www.riveredgeaurora.com.

Gates open 6:30 p.m. 

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Location: RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway, Aurora, IL

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July 9, 2016, 8 a.m.12 p.m.

Aurora’s Farmers Market - Downtown

The most local of local produce, the most wholesome meats and cheeses, the freshest breads and baked goods, plus tasty snacks, live music, kids’ activities, products you can find nowhere else, and a festival atmosphere are all at Illinois’ oldest farmers market.

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Location: Aurora Transportation Center, 233 N. Broadway, Aurora, IL

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July 9, 2016, 8 a.m.

Seth Egger Memorial 5K

In memory of Aurora Central Catholic student Seth Egger, proceeds benefit an annual college scholarship. Register at signmeup.com

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Location: Phillips Park, 1000 Ray Moses Drive, Aurora, IL

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July 9, 2016, 6

Movies in the Park: The Peanuts Movie

Snoopy embarks on his greatest mission as he and his team take to the skies to pursue their arch-nemesis, while his best pal Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest back home to win the love of his life. G. Free.

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Location: Phillips Park Sled Hill, 1000 Ray Moses Drive, Aurora, IL

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July 11, 2016, 7

Classic Movie Mondays: Titanic

A 17-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic. Starring Leonard DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. PG-13. $1.

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Location: Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora, IL

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July 12, 2016, 6

City Council

Aurora City Council meets at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall, 44 E. Downer Place. Those wishing to address the Council should contact the City Clerk’s office at 630-256-3070 prior to the meeting. 

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Location: Council Chambers, second floor, City Hall, 44 E. Downer Place

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July 13, 2016, 125 p.m.

Aurora’s Farmers Market – West

The best of Aurora’s Farmers Market comes to your neighborhood for mid-week shopping of the freshest produce and much more. 

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Location: West Aurora Plaza, 1201 W. Galena Blvd, Aurora, IL

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July 13, 2016, 6

Wednesdays at the Plaza: Saint Astro

Indie folk rock group Saint Astro swoons, calms, excites and tantalizes with warm acoustic sounds and enticing vocals that gets the heart crooning and the soul yearning. Free.

 

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Location: Millennium Plaza, 11 S. Stolp Avenue, Aurora, IL

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July 14, 2016, 10 a.m.2 p.m.

Aurora’s Farmers Markets – East

Experience the best of Aurora’s Farmers Market right in your neighborhood and tackle your mid-week grocery shopping with the freshest and most local produce around.  

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Location: Our Lady of Mercy Church, 701 S. Eola Road, Aurora, IL

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July 14, 2016, 25 p.m.

Commemorative Air Force AirPower History Tour

 The Aurora Municipal Airport is hosting the popular Commemorative Air Force (CAF) AirPower History tour this weekend.

 

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Location: Aurora Municipal Airport, 43W752 Route 30

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July 15, 2016, 9 a.m.5 p.m.

Commemorative Air Force AirPower History Tour

 The Aurora Municipal Airport is hosting the popular Commemorative Air Force (CAF) AirPower History tour this weekend.

 

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Location: Aurora Municipal Airport, 43W752 Route 30

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July 16, 2016, 8 a.m.12 p.m.

Aurora’s Farmers Market - Downtown

Celebrate Farm to Table Day at the market with extra activities, live music and vendor specials!

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Location: Aurora Transportation Center, 233 N. Broadway, Aurora, IL

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July 16, 2016, 9 a.m.5 p.m.

Commemorative Air Force AirPower History Tour

 The Aurora Municipal Airport is hosting the popular Commemorative Air Force (CAF) AirPower History tour this weekend.

 

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Location: Aurora Municipal Airport, 43W752 Route 30

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July 16, 2016, 6

Air Supply with Blood, Sweat & Tears

By the end of this show, these bands will have run through those 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s hits that soundtracked your favorite moments of years past. Take a trip down memory lane and sing along with Air Supply and Blood, Sweat & Tears, live at the Park. Tickets at www.riveredgeaurora.com.

Gates open 6 p.m.

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Location: RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway, Aurora, IL

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July 17, 2016, 9 a.m.5 p.m.

Commemorative Air Force AirPower History Tour

 The Aurora Municipal Airport is hosting the popular Commemorative Air Force (CAF) AirPower History tour this weekend.

 

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Location: Aurora Municipal Airport, 43W752 Route 30

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July 18, 2016, 7

Classic Movie Monday: The Blind Side

The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first-round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family. PG-13. $1. 

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Location: Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora, IL

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July 20, 2016, 125 p.m.

Aurora’s Farmers Market – West

The best of Aurora’s Farmers Market comes to your neighborhood for mid-week shopping of the freshest produce and much more. 

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Location: West Aurora Plaza, 1201 W. Galena Blvd, Aurora, IL

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July 20, 2016, 6

Wednesdays at the Plaza: Etha and Friends

An Aurora artist on the rise, Etha’s unstoppable rhymes speak from the heart. Free.

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Location: Millennium Plaza, 11 S. Stolp Avenue, Aurora, IL

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July 21, 2016, 10 a.m.2 p.m.

Aurora’s Farmers Market – East

Experience the best of Aurora’s Farmers Market right in your neighborhood and tackle your mid-week grocery shopping with the freshest and most local produce around.  

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Location: Our Lady of Mercy Church, 701 S. Eola Road, Aurora, IL

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July 22, 2016, 6

Pat Benatar and Melissa Etheridge

Whether you teased your hair in the 80’s, tore your jeans in the 90’s or just really, really love music, this show is for the die-hard rock fan in all of us. Tickets at www.riveredgeaurora.com

Gates open 6 p.m.

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Location: RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway, Aurora, IL

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July 23, 2016, 8 a.m.12 p.m.

Aurora’s Farmers Market - Downtown

The most local of local produce, the most wholesome meats and cheeses, the freshest breads and baked goods, plus tasty snacks, live music, kids’ activities, products you can find nowhere else, and a festival atmosphere are all at Illinois’ oldest farmers market.

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Location: Aurora Transportation Center, 233 N. Broadway, Aurora, IL

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July 23, 2016, 11 a.m.9 p.m.

Puerto Rican Heritage Festival

Celebrate the rich history and culture of the island of Puerto Rico right here in Aurora with a traditional and modern live performances, food, dancing and much more. Tickets at the gate.

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Location: RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway, Aurora, IL

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July 23, 2016, 6

Movies in the Park: Minions

Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world. PG. Free. 

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Location: Phillips Park Sled Hill, 1000 Ray Moses Drive, Aurora, IL

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July 24, 2016, 11 a.m.9 p.m.

Puerto Rican Heritage Festival

Celebrate the rich history and culture of the island of Puerto Rico right here in Aurora with a traditional and modern live performances, food, dancing and much more. Tickets at the gate.

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Location: RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway, Aurora, IL

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July 24, 2016, 12

Puerto Rican Heritage Parade

Miss Puerto Rico of Aurora and her court are honored at a parade that winds through downtown Aurora

 

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Location: Downtown Aurora

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July 25, 2016, 7

Classic Movie Monday: Jurassic Park

During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok. PG-13. $1.

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Location: Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora, IL

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July 26, 2016, 6

City Council

Aurora City Council meets at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall, 44 E. Downer Place. Those wishing to address the Council should contact the City Clerk’s office at 630-256-3070 prior to the meeting. 

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Location: Council Chambers, second floor, City Hall, 44 E. Downer Place

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July 27, 2016, 125 p.m.

Aurora’s Farmers Market – West

The best of Aurora’s Farmers Market comes to your neighborhood for mid-week shopping of the freshest produce and much more. 

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Location: West Aurora Plaza, 1201 W. Galena Blvd, Aurora, IL

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July 27, 2016, 6

Wednesdays at the Plaza: Jake Mack Trio

Blues rock steeped in soulful, groovy, dusty Americana, Aurora’s own Jake Mack, Zach Goforth and Dan Knighten bring new musical ideas to the stage with originals and carefully selected covers. Free.

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Location: Millennium Plaza, 11 S. Stolp Avenue, Aurora, IL

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July 28, 2016, 10 a.m.2 p.m.

Aurora’s Farmers Market – East

Experience the best of Aurora’s Farmers Market right in your neighborhood and tackle your mid-week grocery shopping with the freshest and most local produce around.  

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Location: Our Lady of Mercy Church, 701 S. Eola Road, Aurora, IL

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July 29, 2016, 7

Downtown Alive! American English

Kick back with the Fab 4, or at least four guys who look, sound and act just like John, Paul, George and Ringo. Tickets are $1 before May 31, and $3 after, available at www.riveredgeaurora.com.

Gates open 7 p.m. 

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Location: RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway, Aurora, IL

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July 30, 2016, 8 a.m.12 p.m.

Aurora’s Farmers Market - Downtown

The most local of local produce, the most wholesome meats and cheeses, the freshest breads and baked goods, plus tasty snacks, live music, kids’ activities, products you can find nowhere else, and a festival atmosphere are all at Illinois’ oldest farmers market.

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Location: Aurora Transportation Center, 233 N. Broadway, Aurora, IL

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July 30, 2016, 9 a.m.1 p.m.

Citywide Electronics Recycling Event

The City of Aurora is hosting its Household Electronics Recycling Event on Saturday, July 30 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

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Location: Aurora, IL

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July 30, 2016, 11 a.m.2 p.m.

Super Sci-Tech Saturdays

The science of sports! Free children’s admission for up to four kids with each paying adult. Creation stations blending art and science are an additional $4 per child. 

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Location: Sci-Tech Hands-on Museum, 18 W. Benton Street, Aurora, IL

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