Make a stop in Historic Aurora this week as the nation celebrates Memorial Day, 2017.
Whether you’ll be out visiting local cemeteries or finding the perfect picnic spot in nearby parks, this mid-19th century village is a friendly place to spend a few hours.
Aurora is just 25 minutes from Portland or Salem, located on old HWY 99E and easily accessible from I-5 Exit 278. Free parking, public restroom, RV parking too.
You’ll find one of the West’s most popular destinations for antiques and vintage goods, housed in authentic buildings within our National Historic District which includes the Old Aurora Colony Museum, 24 shops, wineries and eateries and even a candy factory! Stores open Sundays too! Many stores open on Monday, May 29th 10-5.
Pick up the FREE Walk with Emma self-guided walking tour brochure at the museum or at downtown shops and acquaint yourself with Aurora’s quirky history as you browse the shops!
The tour can be started at any point within this easy walking tour of about four square blocks.
You can rest on our Aurora Colony style blue benches as you go!
June 25 Pink Car-nation Day, benefiting the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer awareness, Downtown Aurora, 11-5. Pretty pink cars, silent auction, $10 pink Swarovski crystal earring sale, quilt raffle. Do you have a pink car you would like to show off this day? Contact Feller House B & B. Presented by the Aurora Colony Visitors Association.
A handmade quilt was made by two Aurora merchants and is being raffled off with all ticket sales going to this cancer foundation. See the quilt NOW and purchase chances at $5 each or 3/$10 at downtown merchants.
and while you’re here. . . .
June 25, 2017 Strawberry Social, Old Aurora Colony Museum, 12-4. Spend a delightful afternoon with family and friends (or come and make some new ones) in a 19th century courtyard, enjoying strawberry shortcake, ice cream and listening to live bluegrass music and country fiddlin’. www.Auroracolony.org
August 12, 2017 Aurora Colony Day Outdoor Antiques + Vintage Faire, sign up now for vendor space at www.AuroraColonyDays.com. A great summer day of antiques, fresh Farmers Market, Parade, Fun Run, historic activities and music.