The city of Aurora was christened in 1903 by local civic leaders who were inspired by a particularly brilliant display of northern lights high above the new village. Today, the city combines quaint style with a friendly hometown atmosphere and offers many business development opportunities as well as an impressive range of established product and service-related businesses.
The Northern Lights Music Festival presents more than 20 student and professional chamber music concerts; and a fully staged opera in Aurora and in the Range cities of Virginia, Gilbert, Hoyt Lakes, Chisholm and Ely. The 2013 Tenth Anniversary Season will include a new abridged production of Puccini's La Boheme, sung in Italian with English subtitles. Go to www.northernlightsmusic.org for updated information.
Aurora celebrates the 4th of July with a traditional parade, picnics and numerous community events. Freedom Fete, an annual music festival, tops off the patriotic celebration on July 3-4.
Pumpkinfest, held in October, attracts both young and old to its craft displays, quilt show, children's activities and tasty foods.
All through the year, journey back in time with a visit to City Hall, where a pictorial display of Aurora's history will delight viewers with the rich ethnic diversity and cultural heritage of Aurora's early days.Aurora Chamber of Commerce