Historic Aurora for the Summer

Browse Aurora's 23 shops including 18 antiques & vintage stores for artifacts and decor from the past.

Browse Aurora’s 23 shops including 18 antiques & vintage stores for artifacts and decor from the past.

Welcome to Historic Aurora!

Park your car (for free) for the day and walk our 19th century historic village for 23 shops filled with antiques, gallery art, wine, eats, local candy and historical displays.

Aurora is especially known for its fine selection of antiques and vintage goods and is celebrated as one of the best destinations for these items in the country.

Public restroom, RV parking, plenty to see for the entire family.  Pet friendly.

Visit the Old Aurora Colony Museum,  Tuesday through Sunday.  Tour all of the five buildings of this historic ‘mini-village’ and view the new exhibit “How do you like those apples?”.   more at www.auroracolony.org

AIR CONDITIONED?  Most of Aurora’s 23 shops are cool (both in temperature and ALL in their goods!).  Shops open daily, starting at 10am.

Mark your calendar for August 7-9, 2015

Mark your calendar for August 7-9, 2015

DEALER SPOTS AVAILABLE!

August 8-9, 2015 Aurora Colony Days, outdoor ANTIQUES + VINTAGE FAIRE, art show & sale, Walk-Run, pancake breakfast, living history and music! 8am-5pm, Saturday evening music beginning at 5:30pm. (Sunday Jazz Festival 3-9pm see below)  We close off the streets and fill them with antiques and great vintage decor – booth space available for street faire, registration for vintage street faire, art show, walk/run and complete schedule of events at www.auroracolonydays.com

August 9  AURORA COLONY VINEYARDS JAZZ FESTIVAL 2015,  Aurora Colony Vineyards, gates open at 2pm.  Performances from 3-9pm.  Enjoy well known jazz artists at this charming venue!  General admission $25, Children under 10 free.  Easy access from I-5, exit 278 (from Salem) or exit 282B.  (from Portland)  Just one minute from historic downtown Aurora.  For tickets and details,www.auroracolonyvineyards.com 21338 Oak Lane, Aurora.  (503)678-3390.

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On any day you are in Aurora:

Take the FREE self-guided Emma Walk around the downtown historic district and see Aurora through the eyes of Emma Giesy, a real Aurora Colony woman and the heroine of Jane Kirkpatrick’s trilogy of novels about life here in the mid-1800’s. Pick up your free walking tour brochure map in Aurora’s shops or at the Old Aurora Colony Museum where you will also find a bookstore of these and other books you will enjoy.

Upcoming Events:

 Aurora “Concerts in the Park” Wednesdays, July 15, 22, 29 & Sat. August 8     – 7pm, rain or shine at the Aurora City Park Amphitheater.  Free.  Bring your blanket, chairs, picnic.  Food, beer & wine available for purchase.  Families welcome.

July 22:  Bart Ferguson & the Edward Stanley Band

July 29:  Michele Van Kleef

August 8:  Dance Machine

Quilt Show, October 9-18, 2015,  43rd Annual making it Oregon’s oldest quilt show!  “Aurora-New Beginnings” celebrates the 160 year anniversary of the Aurora Colonists coming across the Oregon Trail and settling here.  Dozens of quilts, both contemporary and antique.