The second Saturday in June has a reputation in Aurora. It’s the busiest, most fun, and coolest day all year. Some folks spend months planning what others will take in that one day – a whirlwind of activity from dusk to dawn. So, what do you need to know about June 14? Downtown Auroran Magazine lays it out for you. Conquer the day with confidence good friends!
8 to Noon: Aurora’s Farmers Market
9 to 4: Aurora Greenfest
The 5th Annual Aurora GreenFest is coming on Saturday June 14, from 9 am to 4 pm to Prisco Community Center & McCullough Park, 150 West Illinois Ave, Aurora IL. This free family event features a Children’s Eco-Village and Community Trade Show with over 100 eco-friendly exhibitors from the Fox Valley Region. Find solutions for earth-friendly living with local organic food, clean renewable energy, nature exhibits, a green car expo, and recycling extravaganza.
Ride bicycles and bring friends to share a day of inspiration and fun. Enjoy live music featuring 5 piece blues fusion band Maxwell Mojo and the Hix Bros Ukulele Club Band. Explore innovative, eco-friendly solutions for recreation, home and business. Experience natural and sustainable solutions to improve the quality of life for all.
Come see what it means to be green in Aurora :
● Local Farmers: organic, hydroponic, and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
● Clean Energy Solutions: solar, wind, and geo-thermal
● Nature & Conservation: bees, eagles, chickens, bats
● Green Car, Truck & Bike Expo: electric vehicle conversions and new models
● Recycling Extravaganza: art supplies, musical instruments, electronics and more
● Children’s Eco-Village: games, art and “kids teaching kids” activities
● Live Music: local bands in the park by the beautiful Fox River
9 to 3 Louche Puce Market
Find items you can’t believe you’ve been living without at Aurora’s Louche Puce Market (pronounced loosh pyoose). This friendly outdoor market, named after the flea markets in Paris, hosts a wide mix of vendors offering an eclectic taste of wares.
With area artists, live acoustic music, local food vendors, and a park-like urban ambiance, Louche Puce is as much a festival as it is a market. Don’t miss your chance to browse this European-style vintage and collectible market every second Saturday of each month on the Water Street Mall, the cozy tree-lined, brick-paved alleyway between Downer Place and Galena Boulevard in downtown Aurora.
There is never any charge to attend and children are welcomed with free rub-on tattoos, buttons, treats, and trinkets.
Noon to 5 Aurora Paddlesports Festival and Art in the Park
“Art in the Park” Fest will run on both afternoons adjacent to the Illinois Paddlesports Festival in Phillips Park. Local artists will exhibit and sell their works, while live music, food vendors will add atmosphere to the Festivals in the Park.
Held in conjunction with Illinois Paddlesports Festival, enjoy two great family friendly events in Aurora’s beautiful award-winning Phillips Park! The festival continues on Sunday, June 15.
- Art Vendors
- Tasty Food & Drinks!
- Live Music!
- Wine Tasting Event