Special Event

First Fridays in Aurora

June 4, 2021

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Downtown Aurora 43 W. Galena, Aurora

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First Fridays welcomes everyone to enjoy art, music, and more in downtown Aurora.
Visit food trucks at every First Fridays. *Water Street Square from 5 to 9 p.m.*
June 4 First Fridays as part of Aurora Art Weekend features:
Gallery 1904, 1 E. Benton St.
Vizo Arts presents A Celebration of Women in the Arts / Music by Colleen Wild
5 to 9 p.m.
Artesan Lofts, 2 S. Stolp Ave.
Gallery Show / Art for sale / Music by Doug Jeppesen Combo Band
6 to 8:30 p.m.
The Perch, 31 W. Downer Pl. Ste. 301
Faith in Art: Art by Kyle L. White and Lisa Johnson / All ages can create a unique watercolor creation.
5 to 9 p.m.
Gary Brown Art Gallery / Studio, 7 S. Broadway
“ART & FASHION” by artist Tyler Fata / Music by Joe Eddy Brown
5 to 9 p.m.
If These Walls Could Talk Custom Framing & Gallery, 32 S. Stolp Ave.
River Ramble | Aurora Art League: Laurel Capps, Jen Hunger, Valerie Henrich, Gail Fitzsimmons, David Nelson, Ann Eifler, Cathy Martin, Eva Balek, Helen Ratzlow, Bonnie Vargas, Mary Rodriguez, Chuck Taylor, John Stark, Julie Vander Meulen, Susan Schubert, Mary Anne Cummings, Marj Colley and Mary Powers
7 to 10 p.m.
Aurora Tap House, 134 W. Downer Pl.
Abstracualy by Jenna Ann / DJ Alfred at 9 pm
5 to 9 p.m.
Aurora Regional Fire Museum, 53 N. Broadway
Be the Artist: Art of a Department exhibit showcases the art of firefighters and of firefighting. Sketch your own versions of the art on display or draw the next great firefighting art piece.
5 to 8 p.m.
Tavern on Broadway, 24 N. Broadway
Tavern On Broadway Koozie for first 100 customers / Music by Doug Feltz
6 to 10 p.m.
La Quinta de los Reyes, 36 E. New York St.
Elvis impersonator: Michael St. Angel
7 to 9 p.m.
Tredwell Coffee, 14 W. Downer Pl. Ste. 18
Live music on the deck featuring Emma Lee
5 to 9 p.m.
The Riverfront Playhouse, Water Street Mall
Acoustic group “The League of Erics” will be playing in front of the theater
6 to 10 p.m.
Payton’s Photography, 14 W. Downer Pl. Ste. 8
All That Glitters is Gold: Princess Couture Mini Sessions with Gold Glam dresses. Free mini photo shoot and one free web-sized digital image to first 10 girls sizes 3-14.
4 to 8 p.m.
Christian Science Reading Room, 34 S. Stolp Ave.
Free balloons to uplift your thought
6 to 8 p.m.
SciTech Hands On Museum, 18 W. Benton St.
SciTech Early Childhood Kit Handout: FREE Math Kit handout, with United Way. First come first serve, only 175 kits available.
5 to 8 p.m.
Pure Skin Solutions, 26 S. Stolp Ave.
Hydrating Hand Remedy: Aromatherapy relief to soften and hydrate your hands. $5
4 to 8 p.m.
Hope Chest, 34 N. Lincoln Ave.
Storewide sale with chances to win (with purchase) half off coupons / Music by Sara Cate Langham
6 to 9 p.m.
Wyckwood House, 14 W. Downer Pl. Ste. 16
Chi-cuterie with curated charcuterie boxes and boards for sale / Shop for Father’s Day gifts / Music by Matthew Ripsch
5 to 9 p.m.
Endiro Coffee, 29 W. New York St.
Art gallery showcasing works by John Stark and Susanna Schubert / Live music by Pocket Fuzz.
7 to 9 p.m.
APS Venue, 105 E. Galena Blvd., 3rd Floor
APS Venue Summer Nights: Sip on drinks, listen to music, and enjoy the view from the balcony of the historic Aurora National Bank building.
5 to 9 p.m.
McCarty Mills Taproom, 140 S. River St. Ste. 108
Artist Josh Schultz / Calogeros Wood Fired Pizza / DMX MF Doom Tribute by DJ Pryme
5 to 10 p.m.
Zen Loft Wellness Center, 6 W. Downer Pl. upstairs
The County Line performs at 5 p.m. / Magnolia Belly Dance performs at 7:30 p.m. / Vendors and Studio Open House featuring foot massages and hammocks.
5 to 9 p.m.
Society 57, 100 S. River St.
Cocktails & Bites: The Classics
6 to 9 p.m.
Renew Salon + Spa, 160 S. River St. Ste. 106
Fathers Day Pop Up Shop: Free beauty bags for first 50 guests. Complimentary beverages for all ages.
4 to 8 p.m.
APS Training Academy, 105 E Galena Blvd 3rd Floor
Summer Programming Booth: Hear about our vision for Aurora, apply for free STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) classes, or sign up to volunteer.
5 to 7 p.m.
All Spoked Up, 14 W. Downer Pl. Ste. 10
The Grande Clam: Handmade Croc charms ranging from chickens to plants, an assortment of decals of positive daily reminders, vegan leather key fobs and other fun unique items to enjoy.
6 to 9 p.m.
Water Street Square, Water & Benton parking lot
Be SMART/Wear Orange: A program designed to help adults normalize conversations about gun safety to keep our communities safe. Wear Orange honors survivors of gun violence this National Gun Violence Awareness Day on 6/4/21.
5 to 8 p.m.
Paramount School of the Arts, 20 S. Stolp Ave. & 8 E. Galena Blvd.
Paramount Pride: LGBTIA+ artists and vendors / Culture Stock, Hector Ortiz jewelry, Tarot Card readings from Annie Hex / Guided school tours / Free Pride WERQ fitness classes in front of North Island Center from 6 to 7 p.m.
5 to 9 p.m.
Santori Public Library, 101 S. River St.
Pride Celebration: Pride Storytime with Miss Andrea at 6 p.m. / Music by Maevis Jazz Trio until 8:30 p.m. / Make a pride button / 2020 Aurora Pride Drive Photo Exhibit
6 to 9 p.m.
Happy Thoughts Suicide Awareness Outreach of Illinois, 31 W. Downer Pl. Ste. 212
Candles for sale / Pride Project / Youth Development Program registration
4 to 8 p.m.
Chalk the Mall, Water Street Mall
Bring your own chalk and draw on the concrete. Create chalk art along Water Street Mall.
Aurora Museum Week Tote, Aurora Regional Fire Museum at 53 N. Broadway
Buy a museum week tote bag for $10. Play along with goodies and a scavenger hunt inside.
Water Street Square at Water & Benton streets
Harvey’s Fire Box, Home Run Dogs, Candy and Cake
5 to 9 p.m.
*Food vendors are subject to change. Please check Facebook for updates.
Masks are required indoors and in large groups. For current state guidelines, visit: https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/bridge-phase
Photo: Zen Loft by Joseph Weber

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