West of Chicago, the Fox River Valley is where history, recreation, art and culture come together: the best in outdoor adventure and family entertainment Chicago’s best outdoor recreation, entertainment and family fun is not always in Chicago. Bike, hike, canoe, kayak and explore the Fox River and its adjoining trails throughout the Aurora Area. Let the kids loose at Raging Waves Waterpark, Illinois’ largest. Indulge your shopping sense at Chicago Premium Outlets, Fox Valley Mall and charming historic downtown districts. Then celebrate the night with top–name entertainment along the Fox River at RiverEdge Park, or try your luck at Hollywood Casino–Aurora. Architecture, science and technology bu. S don’t miss Mies van der Rohe’s masterpiece, the Farnsworth House, or the latest in science and discovery at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and SciTech Hands-On Museum. The 10 communities of the Aurora Area are never lacking in summer festivals, hometown events, farmers markets and fairs. SPECIAL EVENTS First Fridays Aurora May 5, June 2, Aug. -4 Downtown Aurora Aurora, IL Sundays at Sandwich Antique Show May 14, June 11, Jul-y 9, Aug. 27, Oct. 8 Sandwich Fair Grounds Sandwich, IL Two Brothers Summer Festival June 2–3 RiverEdge Park Aurora, IL Blues on the Fox June 16–17 RiverEdge Park Aurora, IL Summer Solstice Yorkville June 22–24 Downtown Yorkville Yorkville, IL Yorkville River Fest July 14–15 Bicentennial Riverfront Park Yorkville, IL North Aurora Days August 4–6 Fearn Park North Aurora, IL Smallville Superfest Aug. 18–20 Downtown Plano Plano, IL Sandwich Fair September 6–10 Sandwich Fairgrounds Sandwich, IL RIVEREDGE PARK Take in the river and city views of Aurora while enjoying top–name and national concerts and entertainment at one of the Chicago area’s newest concert venues. Take Metra and walk from the Downtown Aurora station. 360 N. Broadway Aurora, 60505 630-896-6666 riveredgeaurora.com RAGING WAVES WATERPARK Welcome to summer! Cool o. with a day at Illinois’ largest waterpark, featuring 11 water slides, quarter-mile lazy river, wave pool, two kiddie play areas, sandy beach area and two restaurants. 4000 N. Bridge St. Yorkville, 60560 630-882-6575 ragingwaves.com Aurora Area CVB 630-256-3190 enjoyaurora.com
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