Aurora, IL - Weekends in Aurora, IL

Check out what's happening in Aurora, IL this weekend!

Have a great weekend!

Monica Mancano, REALTOR®, MRP, AHWD,

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Published on Jan 9, 2015

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PAT BENATAR & NEIL GIRALDO 
w/ MELISSA ETHERIDGE
Friday, July 22 | 7:30 p.m. 
RiverEdge Park | 360 N. Broadway Ave.
Whether you teased your hair in the 80s, tore your jeans in the 90s or just really, really love music, this show is for the die-hard rock fan in all of us. First up is rock-n-roll powerhouse duo Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo. Then, folk-rock star Melissa Etheridge brings us home. Get tix HERE.
AURORA FARMERS MARKET
Saturday, July 23 | 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Aurora Transportation Center | 233 N. Broadway
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 every Saturday. For more information, click here
45th PUERTO RICAN HERITAGE
FESTIVAL & PARADE
Saturday, July 23 | 1:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 24 | 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
RiverEdge Park | 360 N. Broadway Ave.
 
Puerto Rican Heritage Parade
Sunday, July 24 | 12:00 Noon
Steps Off from River St. and Benton St.
It's a two-day festival celebrating the rich heritage of Puerto Rico. Put on by the Aurora Puerto Rican Cultural Council, the weekend is filled with culture, pride, and so much fun. And don't forget to take in the sights and sounds of the Puerto Rican Day Parade on Sunday, July 24.
'CLEAR THE SHELTERS' DAY
Saturday, July 23 | 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Aurora Animal Care & Control | 600 S. River Street
Aurora Animal Care and Control (AACC) joins hundreds of participating animal shelters across the country for the 2nd annual Clear the Shelters Day. All fees are waived for dogs and cats 6 months and older.  Stop and adopt!
GAR MUSEUM TOUR
Saturday, July 23 | 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
GAR Museum | 23 E. Downer Place
After 15 years, Aurora's historic Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall is open once again to the public. It is filled with unique exhibits on the Civil War, on the local soldiers who fought and on everyday life in post-Civil War Aurora. Tours are FREE each Saturday.
 
PICNIC AT THE PLAZA
Saturday, July 23 | 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
Millennium Plaza | Stolp Ave. next to Leland Tower
Join us downtown for #DowntownSaturdays. Grab lunch from Nate'z Dogz and enjoy live music from Fox River Academy of Music and Arts students. Then shop one-of-a-kind stores, visit museums, take in a show, or enjoy historic architecture and beautiful river trails. 
  
WAUBONSEE STEEL DRUM BAND
Saturday, July 23 | 5:30 p.m. 
Millennium Plaza | Stolp Ave. next to Leland Tower
Join us for a free evening with the Waubonsee Steel Band  at Millennium Plaza in downtown Aurora! Music will be featured from various artists including Bruno Mars, Doobie Brothers, David Bowie and more.
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MOVIES IN THE PARK: MINIONS
Saturday, July 23 | 8:00 p.m.
Phillips Park | 1150 Howell Place
Bring the family out for a free night under the stars at  Phillips Park.  Watch and see what Stuart, Kevin and Bob are up to now in the hit movie, Minions. Come early for the pre-show of dancing, games and prizes! Concession stands will be open with food for sale. The 2016 Movies in the Park Series is sponsored by Chicago Premium Outlets.
SHAKESPEARE ON THE MALL
Saturday, July 23 | 7:00 p.m. 
Water Street Mall  | Next to City Hall, 44 E. Downer Pl.
 
Grab your blankets, chairs and a picnic basket! Riverfront Playhouse presents the Midsummer Theatre Troupes production of Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare. It's free, family-friendly and fun!
  
RENT A ZAGSTER #BikeAurora
Available 24/7
RiverEdge Park | City Hall | Santori Public Library
 
There's a new way to get around town! Aurora has launched its new Zagster Bike-Share program with 18 bikes at 3 convenient downtown locations - RiverEdge Park, City Hall  and Santori Public Library. Grab a bike and check out what's going on around town this weekend! 
Very hot and humid conditions are expected to continue this weekend. Prolonged exposure to extreme temperatures could lead to heat-related illness.
STAY COOL, BE SAFE & BEAT THE HEAT . . .
 
PERSONAL 
SAFTEY TIPS
*Stay hydrated and drink plenty of fluids
 
*Avoid outdoor activity, especially each afternoon
 
*Stay in a cool place to shelter from the heat
 
*Check on neighbors
 
*Keep pets out of the heat and in a cool place
 
* Visit one of Aurora's cooling centers . . .
COOLING
CENTERS
Santori Public Library      
101 S. River Street 
  
Aurora Public Library - Eola 
555 S. Eola Road
  
Aurora Public Library- West  
233 S. Constitution Drive
  
Eola Community Center 
555 S. Eola Road
  
Prisco Community Center   
150 W. Illinois Ave
  
Salvation Army 
437 E. Galena Blvd.
  
Senior Services Associates
900 N. Lake Street     
  
Vaughan Athletic Center
2121 W. Indian Trail Road
 
Click here for the list of Cooling Centers including hours of operations.
 
CONSERVE
ENERGY 
* Reduce additional heat and moisture by running appliances such as ovens, washing machines, dryers and dishwashers during cooler periods like early morning or evening.
 
* Program your thermostat ten degrees higher when you leave your home and before going to sleep. You could save up to 15 percent a year on cooling costs.
 
* Keep shades, blinds and curtains closed to avoid taking in 40 percent of unwanted heat.
* Turn off all unnecessary lighting and appliances to avoid additional heat in your home.
 
* Keep doors firmly closed to the outside, garage or attic to keep cool air in and hot air out.
 
* Use fans to evenly distribute cool air and reduce usage of the air conditioner.
VISIT A 
WATER PARK
828 Montgomery Road
Aurora, IL 60505
630-851-8686
 
Monday - Friday:
Noon - 7:30 p.m.
 Saturday & Sunday:
Noon - 7 p.m.
 
Special features:
  • Drop-off slides into a plunge pool
  • Winding flume slides
  • Kid-friendly areas
  • Sand volleyball courts
  • Concession stands
195 S. Barnes Road
Aurora, IL 60506
630-906-7981 
 
Monday - Friday:
10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
 Saturday & Sunday:
11 a.m. -  6 p.m.
 
Special features:
  • Second-largest lazy river in Illinois, with 1,100 feet winding through dumping buckets, sprayers, jets and a bubbling rapids
  • Winding flume slides
  • Kid-friendly areas
  • Sand volleyball courts
  • Concession stands

 

CATCHING THOSE POKEMON IN AURORA

Mayor Weisner talks with Aurora youth as they explain to him why they love coming downtown to search for Pokemon. With cell phones in hand, they join the hundreds of others who are on the hunt for Pokemon each day in Aurora. #GottaCatchEmAll 
 
City of Aurora, 44 E. Downer Place, Aurora, IL 60507
Monica Mancano

Monica Mancano

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