Aurora's Pumpkinfest ◊  October 14, 2017

Aurora's PumpkinFest, held annually the 2nd Weekend in October, attracts both young and old ! 

Join us for:  Craft Vendors  • Quilt Show  • Children's Games•Decorate-a-Pumpkin  • Wagon Rides • Tasty Food!!   The PumpkinFest is held indoor/outdoor at the Aurora Community Building located on the corner of Main Street and 1st Street West.  Contact City Hall at (218) 229-2614 for more information.  Click HERE for Vendor Registration FormClick HERE for The Great Pumpkin 5K Fun/Run Information!

Aurora Patriotic Days  ◊  July 2nd - July 4th

Aurora celebrates the 4th of July with a bang, featuring parades, picnics, sawdust piles, live music and numerous community events. Class reunions and other gala festivities provide nostalgic entertainment for residents and visitors alike. For more information, contact Britt See-Benes, 4th of July Committee Chairperson at or at (218) 229-2614. 

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Aurora is known as “Minnesota’s Star of the North” for good reason! Various hometown celebrations, fundraising events and festivals offer opportunities to get to know your neighbors and to get involved in your community. Save this schedule and plan on attending the following events!  


What to Do While Your Here!

Aurora is located on the edge of the Superior National Forest, and is located two miles (3 km) from Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort. Popular recreational activities of the residents of Aurora and nearby area include hunting, fishing, boating, four-wheeling, skiing, and snowboarding. There are many ATV and snowmobile trails on the outskirts of Aurora, and many of these go far, some all the way to Lake Superior.


Events & Festivals

Northern Lights Music Festival  ◊  July 2017

The Northern Lights Music Festival brings fine professional classical music to the Iron Range.  Founded in 2003 by Aurora native, Veda Zuponcic, the festival  brings opera, symphonic music and chamber music to Aurora as well as other Range cities .  The 2016 season will open on July 2 at Mesabi East High School with a Gala Opening Concert, and will produce Gershwin's Porgy and Bess on the Festive Fourth Concert at Mesabi East.  Puccini's tragic opera, Madama Butterfly opens in Aurora on July 15.   For more information, go to  

Events & Festivals 

Holiday Heritage Festival ◊  2nd Weekend of December  

The Holiday Heritage Festival, held annually the 2nd Weekend in December, get your Christmas shopping done early with the many  Craft Vendors.  Kids can shop for their family and friends at the "Kids Only" area.   Plenty of parking.   

The Holiday Heritage Festival is held  at the Aurora Community Building located on the corner of Main Street and 1st Street West.  Contact Pam Peterson at 218-229-3590 for vendor information. Contact Mary Hess for information about festival at 218-229-3525.