Aurora is in “summer” mode as we open our doors to this new season! Easy parking and walking between our shops, plenty of good food, wine or a cold beer, ice cream and comfortable benches all around the downtown to rest and enjoy the village.
What’s NEW this summer in Old Aurora?
- You can now bring your kids into the Colony Pub for those award winning, old fashioned hamburgers through the dinner hour. A special entry “red door” allows for family serving.
- Topaz, a new eatery located on Hwy 99E at the traffic light, has recently opened for delicious, home-style appetizers, light dinners and local wines and beers. Open Tues-Sunday beginning with lunch.
- A new antiques shop, Back Porch Vintage, has opened on Hwy 99E near 2nd Street filled with fashionable decor, furniture and great finds. Check them out!
Heirloom Roses Saturday Academies (all summer) Join us through October for free classes to take the mystery out of growing and caring for these beauties of the garden. Pre-registration is preferred but not mandatory. Classes begin at 10am. We’re confident that you’ll find these classes informative and fun! Bring a friend and come to the garden. Next class on July 14th, Flower Arrangements using Roses, bring a favorite vase and share hands-on arranging using roses from our garden. 24062 Riverside Dr NE, St. Paul (503)538-1576 Full class calendar go to www.heirloomroses.com (Take I-5 exit 278, go west) Just about 18 minutes from Aurora.
July 4th Americana In Aurora! 11-5 What better way to celebrate the day than browsing “history” and eating fresh pannini sandwiches and icy gelato, a nod to all of our immigrant roots. Most stores and eateries open.
July 11th Music in the Aurora park by Dance Hall Days, 7pm. Bring your blanket or chair and groove to 80′s hits and more! Food, beer and wine available.
July 18th Music in the Aurora park with Caleb Klauder, mandolin, and his band fresh from Portland Waterfront Jazz Festival. Food, beer and wine available as they share a little honky tonk with Aurora. 7pm
July 25 Music in the Aurora park with the Gospel Hooligans who offer a rootsy blend of blues & gospel rock, country and Cajun jive. 7pm. Food, beer and wine available.
July — watch this space for the lowdown on this summer’s historical activities, coming soon. Great place to bring the kids and grandkids and “watch in wonder” as old time life is portrayed before their eyes.
August 1 Music in the Park with Michele Van Kleef. 7pm. Michele’s music is based on storytelling with memorable melodies and her haunting vocals. She has a new solo recording as well as good national press in the last few weeks. 7pm. Food, beer and wine available.
August 11 Aurora Colony Days Outdoor Antiques Faire 8am-4pm, shops close at 5. This is the big summer event of the year starting with a Pancake Breakfast, Outdoor Antiques, Art Show & Sale, parade, historic activities, music, food of course and an evening of music in the city park. Click on Events for all the details including applications for booths. Sponsored by the City of Aurora.