Step into Summer in Aurora

Make a stop in Historic Aurora this week as the season changes for the better!

MOST SHOPS AIR CONDITIONED!

If you’re heading toward Rose Festival activities, you’ll find us as a great stop-off coming or going.  If you’re wanting to avoid crowds in Portland, you’ll be assured of a relaxing time with plenty of free parking, too.

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 Mondays.

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.

June 23-25  “No Words”, at Black Star Watercolor on Main Street.  Mixed-media paintings exploring artist Kelli Pelligrini’s emotional journey with breast cancer (diagnosis through treatment and its aftermath, through remission).  This talented Canby, Oregon artist won Best of Show at the 2016 Aurora Colony Days Art Show.  Open 1-5pm F & S, 10-5 Sun.

and while you’re here. . . .

Strawberry Social, June 25, 2017,

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.

 

 

 

 

Vintage Garden Inspiration in Aurora

For creative additions to your yard or garden, look no further than Aurora!  Vintage pieces, salvaged windows, doors, fencing and architectural elements make interesting additions.

Most shops in town have pieces that can be incorporated into gardens as well as outdoor furnishings.  Aurora boasts 24 shops including 17 with antiques and vintage goods.  Easy I-5 access, Exit 278 and just 25 minutes from Portland or Salem.

May 20  Restore Oregon Tour of Three Historic Pioneer Homes including Aurora’s famous 1870 Frederick Keil House (a private residence).  Only about 5% of Oregon’s pioneer structures are still standing and three homes offered in this tour are some of the most significant of those pioneer homes.  The others are the Sam Brown house in Gervais (about 10 miles south of Aurora) on Hwy 99E and the Delaney house just outside of Salem.Click here for Details and Tickets:  $20 each or $15 for Restore Oregon members.

Save these Dates!  Summer’s not far off now. . . .

June 25  Strawberry Social, Old Aurora Colony Museum, 11-4. 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

June 25  Pink Car-nation Day,  benefiting the Susan G. Komen Foundation, 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.

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.

 

 

 

It’s Tulip Time!

Wooden Shoe Tulip farm, just minutes south of Aurora. This is just one of the fields in the last few days.

Flash!  The Tulip Fest has been extended through May 7th.  Expect beautiful tulips still blooming with a forecast of sunny days ahead!

Now through May 7  Tulip Fest!  Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm, just minutes south of Aurora.  Open daily 9-6.  Bring the kids and your camera and make some memories.  Click here for Daily Field Report.  Stop in Aurora on your way to or from!

Take us to Aurora for Mothers Day!

 

May 13-14  Mothers Day Weekend in Aurora  11am-5pm  Sparkling wines, fine teas, good food, vintage shopping and family – what more could a lady ask for?  Bring Mom, her Mom and all of the sisters (and brothers and kids too) and stroll the quaint streets of Aurora.

Looking for something to do after brunch?  Look no further.

Pick up your free map/guide when you arrive and see what our merchants have planned for you.

Easy parking, benches for resting (or waiting for the girls), public restroom and 24 shops and eateries to entertain you!

 

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 these Dates!  Summer’s not far off now. . . .

 

June 25  Strawberry Social, Old Aurora Colony Museum, 11-4. 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 fiddlin’. www.Auroracolony.org

June 25  Pink Car-nation 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.