Color Your Summer with a Bang!

Dahlia fields are abloom and open through the end of September, just minutes from Aurora.

Dahlia fields are abloom and open through the end of September, just minutes from Aurora.

And you thought your summer couldn’t get any more colorful!  Step into the North Willamette Valley right now and see the spectacular dahlia blooms in Aurora’s neighborhood while enjoying our historic village experience and antiques galore.

IN THE VILLAGE:  23 shops filled with America’s best antiques and vintage goods, local wines, hazelnut candy made right here in town and Aurora’s fascinating story at the Old Aurora Colony Museum.  Park your car for the day (your RV too!) and easily stroll the 5-square-block historic downtown.  Aurora was recently selected by House Beautiful and Country Living magazines as one of 50 of America’s best antiques towns!

IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD:  Dahlias are now in bloom just minutes away at Swan Island Dahlia farm, Canby.  Fields are open daily 8-6.  Buy cut dahlias or order tubers for your own garden or just come for the photo experience!

Dahlia Festival  August 27, 28, 29 and September 3,4 5 (Labor Day).  Free.  free parking, live music, food and wine booths, childrens’ activities.  Indoor displays of 400 spectacular dahlia arrangements 11-6.  Swan Island Dahlia farm.  www.dahlias.com

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Visit Aurora this Summer!

Park your car (or RV) here for the day and easily stroll Aurora's 5 square block historic downtown.

Park your car (or RV) here for the day and easily stroll Aurora’s 5 square block historic downtown.

Welcome to Oregon’s Premier Antiques Destination!  As the state’s First National Historic District, you can enjoy extraordinary selections within an easy-to-walk historic experience.

Aurora has recently been selected by House Beautiful and Country Living magazines as one of the Best 50 USA Antiques Towns!

Free parking (room for RV’s too) where you can park for the day and roam the village on foot.  Most shops and the Old Aurora Colony Museum are located within a five-square block area.  Conveniently sited public restroom, too.

Enjoy home-style foods and desserts, local wines and beers, bracing coffees and artisan baked goods or sample hazelnut and chocolate candy, freshly made in town.

Spend a day here or find nearby lodging at a local Bed & Breakfast, Wilsonville motels, Champoeg State park campground or RV tourism parks.  There’s plenty to see here!

Upcoming Events!

Aurora Celebrates the Harvests with local farms to bring you fresh produce, autumn and Halloween events and our famous (and oldest in Oregon!) quilt show!

October 1-31  Aurora’s Tabletop Hop!  Pick up a map in Aurora’s shops and come home with ideas for setting Vintage style holiday tables.  Impress your friends and families with our ideas!  Free.

October 14-23  44th Annual Quilt Show, “AURORA – Home at Last”  celebrates 160 years of the beginning of the Aurora Colony.  Old Aurora Colony Museum, www.auroracolony.org

Americana Summer Destination

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 Oregon’s Premier Antiques Destination!  As the state’s First National Historic District, you can enjoy extraordinary selections within an easy-to-walk historic experience.

Aurora has recently been selected by House Beautiful and Country Living magazines as one of the Best 50 USA Antiques Towns!

Free parking (room for RV’s too) where you can park for the day and roam the village on foot.  Most shops and the Old Aurora Colony Museum are located within a five-square block area.  Conveniently sited public restroom, too.

Enjoy home-style foods and desserts, local wines and beers, bracing coffees and artisan baked goods or sample hazelnut and chocolate candy, freshly made in town.

Spend a day here or find nearby lodging at a local Bed & Breakfast, Wilsonville motels, Champoeg State park campground or RV tourism parks.  There’s plenty to see here!

August 12-14 Aurora Colony Days. Antique + Vintage Street Faire, Aug. 13, 8-4, 5K Run, Parade, Hands-on Living History, Music in the Park – it’s a weekend of festivities! Art Show & Sale, Aug. 12-14.

Art Show & Sale applications and info at www.AuroraColonyDays.com

(Booth space for the Antique+ Vintage Street Faire is filled.)

Aurora Colony Days Antiques + Vintage Sale. August 13th, 2016. 8-4. Join the fun! No admission, free parking. We close off the downtown streets and fill it with amazing vintage and antique goods PLUS our 23 fabulous shops make this an event you don't want to miss!

Aurora Colony Days Antiques + Vintage Sale. August 13th, 2016. 8-4. Join the fun! No admission, free parking. We close off the downtown streets and fill it with amazing vintage and antique goods PLUS our 23 fabulous shops make this an event you don’t want to miss!

2016JazzFest-homepageAugust 14, 2016  Aurora Colony Vineyards 2016 Jazz Festival. Exit 278 Aurora Donald.  Drive 2 miles East toward Aurora (you will stay on Ehlen Road) and watch for signs right after the traffic light at Hwy 51. Gates open at noon, performances begin at 1pm.  General admission tickets $35, kids 10 and under free.  Food, wine and beer available for purchase.  This is a beautiful location and facility!   For tickets call (503)678-3390 or www.ACVjazz.org  Just up the hill from Historic Aurora.