Get out of the house and make your way to Aurora, Oregon where fresh air, quaint historic charm and 25 shops and a world-class museum are ready to welcome you. Aurora is known nationally as Oregon’s center for antiques and vintage decor and is just 20 minutes from both Portland and Salem, I-5 Exit 278. (One exit north of Woodburn Premier Outlet stores.) Aurora is the perfect place to bring your Easter week guests, too! Free and easy parking, no admission (!) and something of interest for every member of the family. (Some stores will be open on Easter Sunday.)
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March 28-May 4 Tulip Fest! Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm, Woodburn. Just 10 minutes from Aurora, this is spectacular color not to be missed. Fields of tulips, activities for kids, gift shop, food and weekend festivities, too. www.woodenshoe.com
April 26 An Evening of Notable Music presented by the Aurora Colony Historical Society, Richard R. Brown Fine Arts Center, Canby High School. 7pm. Professional musicians featuring piano, band and choral music made famous by the Aurora Colony from 1856-1883. Special performances also by Music Scholarship winners of Canby, North Marion and Molalla School Districts. Advance tickets at (503)678-5754 or online reservations at www.auroracolony.org
May 10-11 Mothers Day Weekend, “Wine & Jewelry Weekend” Choose your day to bring Mom to Aurora for a special package that she’ll long remember. A ticket for two takes you all around town and includes wine tastings at several stops, specially marked wine glasses, a pair of artisan made Swarovski crystal earrings and $12 to spend in the shops. Many stores will feature special jewelry displays, collections or have jewelry artists on hand. A ticket is $60 for two people. For more information call (503)939-0312. Tickets available here online or at Aurora shops.