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Events in August, 2014

49 events found

August 1, 2014, 611 p.m.

First Fridays

On the first Friday of each month from 6 to 11 pm a variety of venues are open in Downtown Aurora for music, art, food, shopping, dining, theater and more!

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Location: Aurora, IL

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August 1, 2014, 69 p.m.

Live Jazz Performance

The Jazz Occurrence Sextet will perform live on Friday, Aug. 1, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., in conjunction with First Fridays events going on around downtown Aurora. The sextet will play free jazz while artist Lewis Achenbach paints on canvasses placed around the band, his goal, to “capture the frequency of the room through form and color and create an environment of complete freedom,” Achenbach said.

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Location: Aurora, IL

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August 1, 2014, 69 p.m.

East-West football rivalry book debuts Friday at historical society

Friday, August 1, 2014 the new (and only) book on the 120-year history of the East-West football rivalry will be unveiled at the Aurora Historical Society @ the Pierce Center.  The event is from 6-9pm.

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Location: Aurora, IL

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August 1, 2014, 8

Downtown Alive! American English at Riveredge Park

They look like the Beatles, they sound like the Beatles, even the Beatles former promoter Sam Leach calls American English “The Beatles Incarnate!” From that very first song on the Ed Sullivan show through to Abbey Road, it’s an evening of hit after bloody hit from the guys who were hand-selected to headline International Beatles Week in Liverpool in front of 50,000 raving Beatles fans.

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Location: Aurora, IL

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August 2, 2014, 8 a.m.12 p.m.

Aurora Farmers Market - Downtown

2014 will mark the 102nd season of Aurora’s Farmers Market! We invite you to shop 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.

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Location: 233 N. Broadway, Aurora, IL 60505

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August 2, 2014, 10 a.m.4 p.m.

ANIMAL CONTROL ADOPTION EVENTS

Please come visit us to find your forever friend at one of our adoption events this summer.  Click more information for hours and locations.

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Location: Various locations

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August 2, 2014, 1

Fox Valley Irish Festival

The Festival begins at 1:00 p.m. with tons of family activities including:

Petting Zoo

Bounce House

Freckle Contest

Irish Dancers

Ice Cream Eating Contest

Food Vendors (including Irish fare)

Irish Crafts For Kids

Face Painting

Bag Pipers

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Location: Aurora, IL

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August 2, 2014, 8

Movies in the Park

Free family fun with concessions for sale during the opening and intermission.   Six free family movies on the jumbo screen every other Saturday night at 8pm this summer.

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Location: Phillips Park Sled Hill, Ray Moses Drive

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August 5, 2014

National Night Out 2014

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION: Georgetown Relief Efforts Neighborhood Organization (G.R.E.N.O.)
DATE: August 5, 2014
TIME: 6 to 9 p.m.
LOCATION: Georgetown Elementary School, 995 Long Grove Drive, Aurora

National Night Out brings residents together to unite their neighborhoods. The event at Georgetown Elementary School features free food and music, a magic show, clowns and vendors.

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Location: Aurora, IL

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August 6, 2014, 15 p.m.

Aurora Farmers Market - West

2014 will mark the 102nd season of Aurora’s Farmers Market! We invite you to shop 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.

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Location: West Aurora Plaza Shopping Center, 1901 W. Galena Blvd. 60506

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August 7, 2014, 2:306:30 p.m.

Aurora Farmers Market - East

2014 will mark the 102nd season of Aurora’s Farmers Market! We invite you to shop 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.

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Location: Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, 701 S. Eola Road, Aurora, IL 60504

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August 7, 2014, 8

Lady Antebellum

Since its 2006 inception, Lady Antebellum has risen quickly to become Country Music’s most influential current group. The harmony-based trio – Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood – won the Vocal Group of the Year honor from both the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music three times in a row. Eight of the band’s singles went gold, with four – “American Honey,” “Need You Now,” “Just A Kiss” and “I Run To You” – surpassing the platinum mark. “Need You Now” went on to sell over seven million downloads, according to the RIAA. Additionally, “Need You Now” claimed five of the trio’s seven career Grammy wins in 2011, including the all-genre Record and Song of the Year.

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Location: Aurora, IL

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August 9, 2014, 8 a.m.12 p.m.

Aurora Farmers Market - Downtown

2014 will mark the 102nd season of Aurora’s Farmers Market! We invite you to shop 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.

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Location: 233 N. Broadway, Aurora, IL 60505

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August 9, 2014, 8 a.m.12 p.m.

PETS TO VISIT FARMERS MARKET

Animal Control will be available with a few select pets for adoption at a few Farmer's Market events.  Come pet the puppies, snuggle with kitties and talk to us about adopting your forever friend!

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Location: Aurora, IL

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August 9, 2014, 9 a.m.1 p.m.

Electronics Recycling Made Easy In Aurora

This year’s collection events will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Customer Service Center located at 3770 McCoy Drive, Aurora.

Eligible electronics that will be collected include monitors, computers (both PCs and Macs), laptops, televisions, printers, fax machines, scanners, computer accessories (mouses, keyboards and modems), video game consoles, telephones, answering machines, cell phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), MP3 players, cameras, camcorders, servers and networking equipment, DVD players, stereos, and VCRs.  Microwaves are the only kitchen appliances accepted for recycling. 

For more information on City of Aurora collection events, call the Customer Service Center at 630-256-INFO.

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Location: Customer Service Center located at 3770 McCoy Drive, Aurora

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August 9, 2014, 9 a.m.4 p.m.

Low-Cost Animal Wellness Clinics

The popular monthly, low-cost pet wellness clinics return for 2014 after nearly 2,200 animals were treated last year at Animal Control and Care.

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Location: Aurora, IL

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August 9, 2014, 9 a.m.3 p.m.

Louche Puce Market

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION: Louche Puce Market
DATE: June 14, July 12, August 9 and September 13, 2014
TIME: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
LOCATION: Water Street Mall, Downtown Aurora

The Louche Puce Market, held monthly through the summer, is a community flea market in the heart of Aurora’s downtown.

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Location: Aurora, IL

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August 9, 2014, 9 a.m.2 p.m.

Back to School Fair

We all know how important it is for every child to be ready to learn on the first day of school. Many children come to school unprepared and without adequate school supplies. Teachers often are left to provide supplies for students. 

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Location: Aurora, IL

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August 9, 2014, 9:30 a.m.

Discover you CAN Demonstration

Come discover the easy and fun art of preserving the bounty of delicious fresh, local fruits and vegetables available from the Aurora’s Farmers Market. On select Saturday mornings, University of Illinois Extension Nutrition & Wellness Educator, Laura Barr, will present two canning and vacuum sealing demonstrations. Laura will showcase how you too, “can” easily turn those luscious berries into jam, vine ripened heirloom tomatoes into a zesty salsa, preserve farm fresh herbs and much more.

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

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August 10, 2014, 1:30

SUNDAYS IN THE PARLOR - THE CURATORS ART

“The Curator’s Art” will be a panel discussion and mini-art show at the Tanner House Museum of the Aurora Historical Society on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 1:30pm.  Curator Jennifer Putzier, art conservationist Scott Sherwood and framing expert Tim Richardson of the shop If These Walls Could Talk will present 5 pieces from the society’s collection and explain the challenges each of them faces in working with historically valuable art.

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Location: Aurora, IL

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August 10, 2014, 8

Boston at Riveredge Park

Always a huge crowd pleaser with their high-energy stage show, out-of-this-world sound, and remarkable musicianship and singing, BOSTON will feature the personnel and music from their highly acclaimed 2012 tour with some exciting additions.  The band prides itself on performing a totally live show without the use of prerecorded music or technical enhancements, delivering the exceptional sound that is faithful to their studio recordings. Don’t miss it!

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Location: Aurora, IL

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August 12, 2014, 11:301:30 a.m.

Seniors Invited to Triad Picnic

Area seniors are invited to a free picnic on August 12, sponsored by the Southeast Kane County TRIAD.

The gathering will be held at Phillips Park, 1000 Ray Moses Drive, Aurora, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. It features a free, catered lunch; live music, bingo games, and prizes. Raffles will also be held that will support the local TRIAD. In addition, seniors are invited to bring their old, outdated medications for safe and legal disposal.

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Location: Aurora, IL

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August 13, 2014, 15 p.m.

Aurora Farmers Market - West

2014 will mark the 102nd season of Aurora’s Farmers Market! We invite you to shop 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.

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Location: West Aurora Plaza Shopping Center, 1901 W. Galena Blvd. 60506

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August 13, 2014, 4

BLOCK GRANT WORKSHOP

The City of Aurora will hold an additional workshop covering Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) at 4 p.m., Wednesday, August 13, in Room 5-A of Aurora City Hall, 44 East Downer Place. 

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Location: Aurora, Illinois

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August 14, 2014, 2:306:30 p.m.

Aurora Farmers Market - East

2014 will mark the 102nd season of Aurora’s Farmers Market! We invite you to shop 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.

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Location: Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, 701 S. Eola Road, Aurora, IL 60504

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August 14, 2014, 2:306:30 p.m.

PETS TO VISIT FARMERS MARKET

Animal Control will be available with a few select pets for adoption at a few Farmer's Market events.  Come pet the puppies, snuggle with kitties and talk to us about adopting your forever friend!

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Location: Aurora, IL

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August 16, 2014, 8 a.m.12 p.m.

Aurora Farmers Market - Downtown

2014 will mark the 102nd season of Aurora’s Farmers Market! We invite you to shop 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.

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Location: 233 N. Broadway, Aurora, IL 60505

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August 16, 2014, 10 a.m.2 p.m.

ANIMAL CONTROL ADOPTION EVENTS

Please come visit us to find your forever friend at one of our adoption events this summer.  Click more information for hours and locations.

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Location: Various locations

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August 16, 2014, 10 a.m.12 p.m.

12th Annual Cardboard Boat Race

Have you started building your boat yet?  It's time to begin planning for the 12th Annual Cardboard Boat Race!  Build your boat, gather your crew, and set sail for a good time!

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Location: Aurora, IL

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August 16, 2014, 510 p.m.

Telemundo Concert

Hit Latin music summer concert series, Descarga Con Telemundo Y mun2, to heat up the state for the first time at RiverEdge Park with a mix of regional, tropical and urban Mexican music by Duelo and El Conjunto Nueva Ola.

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Location: Aurora, IL

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August 16, 2014, 8

Movies in the Park

Free family fun with concessions for sale during the opening and intermission.   Six free family movies on the jumbo screen every other Saturday night at 8pm this summer.

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Phillips Park home

Location: Phillips Park Sled Hill, Ray Moses Drive

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August 17, 2014, 16 p.m.

Martin Luther King Fun Fest

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION: Alderman Scheketa Hart-Burns
DATE: August 17, 2014
TIME: 1 to 6 p.m.
LOCATION: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park, Farnsworth Avenue and Grand Boulevard, Aurora

Youth-oriented games and activities, live entertainment and inspirational speakers are among the highlights of the Martin Luther King Fun Fest. Free haircuts, dental screenings and school supplies also will be offered at the fest.

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Location: Aurora, IL

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August 20, 2014, 15 p.m.

Aurora Farmers Market - West

2014 will mark the 102nd season of Aurora’s Farmers Market! We invite you to shop 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.

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Location: West Aurora Plaza Shopping Center, 1901 W. Galena Blvd. 60506

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August 21, 2014, 2:306:30 p.m.

Aurora Farmers Market - East

2014 will mark the 102nd season of Aurora’s Farmers Market! We invite you to shop 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.

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Location: Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, 701 S. Eola Road, Aurora, IL 60504

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August 22, 2014, 8

Happy Together Tour 2014

You told us you wanted The Happy Together tour back this season and we listened. It’s their 30th Anniversary Tour and what a tour it is.  You got Flo & Eddie singing all of those great Turtle classics including Happy Together. Three Dog Night’s Chuck Negron belting out Joy to the World. Mark Farner will be Your Captain through the Grand Funk Railroad set. Then there’s Gary Lewis & The Playboys with their Diamond Ring. And no rock-n-roll show would be complete without Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels cranking Devil With the Blue Dress. It’s like your radio has come to life before your eyes.

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Location: Aurora, IL

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August 23, 2014, 8 a.m.12 p.m.

Aurora Farmers Market - Downtown

2014 will mark the 102nd season of Aurora’s Farmers Market! We invite you to shop 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.

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Location: 233 N. Broadway, Aurora, IL 60505

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August 23, 2014, 9 a.m.1 p.m.

Electronics Recycling Made Easy In Aurora

This year’s collection events will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Central Garage, 720 N Broadway Ave, Aurora.

Eligible electronics that will be collected include monitors, computers (both PCs and Macs), laptops, televisions, printers, fax machines, scanners, computer accessories (mouses, keyboards and modems), video game consoles, telephones, answering machines, cell phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), MP3 players, cameras, camcorders, servers and networking equipment, DVD players, stereos, and VCRs.  Microwaves are the only kitchen appliances accepted for recycling. 

For more information on City of Aurora collection events, call the Customer Service Center at 630-256-INFO.

 

 

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Location: Central Garage, 720 N Broadway Ave, Aurora

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August 24, 2014

6th Annual LaSalle Street Car Show

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION: Friends of LaSalle Street Historic Auto Row
DATE: August 24, 2014
TIME: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
LOCATION: LaSalle Street, Downtown Aurora

The LaSalle Street Car Show features out-of-production and modified cars, trucks and other vehicles.

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Location: Aurora, IL

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August 27, 2014

Donnie & Marie

The brother-sister duo has been performing their stage spectacular, Donny & Marie, since 2008. Having each been in show business since they were kids, the timeless Donny and Marie have both recorded multiple albums, toured the world and hosted their famed television variety show. Now these superstars grace the Paramount stage for 7 unforgettable performances.

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Location: Aurora, IL

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August 27, 2014, 15 p.m.

Aurora Farmers Market - West

2014 will mark the 102nd season of Aurora’s Farmers Market! We invite you to shop 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.

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Location: West Aurora Plaza Shopping Center, 1901 W. Galena Blvd. 60506

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August 28, 2014

Donnie & Marie

The brother-sister duo has been performing their stage spectacular, Donny & Marie, since 2008. Having each been in show business since they were kids, the timeless Donny and Marie have both recorded multiple albums, toured the world and hosted their famed television variety show. Now these superstars grace the Paramount stage for 7 unforgettable performances.

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Location: Aurora, IL

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August 28, 2014, 2:306:30 p.m.

Aurora Farmers Market - East

2014 will mark the 102nd season of Aurora’s Farmers Market! We invite you to shop 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.

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Location: Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, 701 S. Eola Road, Aurora, IL 60504

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August 29, 2014

Donnie & Marie

The brother-sister duo has been performing their stage spectacular, Donny & Marie, since 2008. Having each been in show business since they were kids, the timeless Donny and Marie have both recorded multiple albums, toured the world and hosted their famed television variety show. Now these superstars grace the Paramount stage for 7 unforgettable performances.

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Location: Aurora, IL

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August 29, 2014, 7

Jennifer Nettles

Jennifer Nettles, lead vocalist for international super duo Sugarland, has become one of the most popular singer-songwriters in music today. Since Sugarland exploded onto the music scene in ’04 they have worldwide sales of over 22 million (albums and singles) to date, have achieved eight No. 1 singles and have won numerous awards including trophies from the Grammys, AMAs, ACM Awards, CMT Music Awards and CMA Awards.

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Location: Aurora, IL

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August 30, 2014

Donnie & Marie

The brother-sister duo has been performing their stage spectacular, Donny & Marie, since 2008. Having each been in show business since they were kids, the timeless Donny and Marie have both recorded multiple albums, toured the world and hosted their famed television variety show. Now these superstars grace the Paramount stage for 7 unforgettable performances.

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Location: Aurora, IL

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August 30, 2014, 8 a.m.12 p.m.

Aurora Farmers Market - Downtown

2014 will mark the 102nd season of Aurora’s Farmers Market! We invite you to shop 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.

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Location: 233 N. Broadway, Aurora, IL 60505

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August 30, 2014, 125 p.m.

Alley Art Festival

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION: Aurora Downtown
DATE: August 30, 2014
TIME: Noon to 5 p.m.
LOCATION: Water Street Mall, Downtown Aurora

A grassroots community event, the Alley Art Festival brings together more than 150 local artists and musician and features hands-on activities. The free festival is designed to highlight local artists and downtown Aurora.

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Location: Aurora, IL

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August 31, 2014

Donnie & Marie

The brother-sister duo has been performing their stage spectacular, Donny & Marie, since 2008. Having each been in show business since they were kids, the timeless Donny and Marie have both recorded multiple albums, toured the world and hosted their famed television variety show. Now these superstars grace the Paramount stage for 7 unforgettable performances.

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Location: Aurora, IL

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August 31, 2014, 129 p.m.

Roots Aurora

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION: Family Focus Aurora
DATE: August 31, 2014
TIME: Noon to 9 p.m.
LOCATION: RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway, Aurora

A multi-cultural festival, Roots Aurora features music, dance and art of many different cultures. Food and family friendly activities are featured, along with displays of community businesses.

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Location: Aurora, IL

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