It’s not often we see cherry blossoms, tulips AND daffodils all in bloom at once, but what can we say?
NOW is the time to take the short 25 minute drive to Aurora from Portland or Salem and finally acknowledge that we have turned the corner on the season.
With 24 great shops and eateries as well as the Old Aurora Colony Museum, you’ll find a full day here with easy, free parking, convenient public restroom and most shops within steps of each other.
NOW through April 30 Tulip Fest! Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm. Just down the road from Aurora, you’ll not find more color anywhere than these ever changing fields of tulips. Bring your camera and the kids and make a memorable day of it! Stop at Aurora on your way to or from this destination. www.woodenshoe.com
May 13-14 Mothers Day Stroll! Sparkling Wines, Teas, Special Features & Shopping! 11-5 Bring Mom, Grandma, Sisters and family for a leisurely day of local wines, fine tea sampling, highlighted collections (especially jewelry!) and much more to please the ladies. Pick up your free map/guide in the shops to see what’s happening this weekend! Not sure what to do with the ladies after taking them to brunch? This is the perfect solution!
May 13 Remembering Emma with Jane Kirkpatrick Tea. Tickets for this annual fundraiser includes another memorable talk by Jane Kirkpatrick, author of Emma of Aurora, as well as a sit down tea. Advance tickets $40/person. (503)678-5754 www.Auroracolony.org.
Save the Dates!
June 25 Strawberry Social, Old Aurora Colony Museum, 11-4. www.Auroracolony.org
June 25 Pink CARnation Day, benefiting the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Downtown Aurora, 11-5. Pretty pink cars, silent auction, 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.
August 12 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.