Things To Do

Aurora City Park
  Located at the south end of Aurora, the 14 acre City Park features pavilions for
hosting family gatherings, play ground equipment, walking trail and a tractor & truck pulling track.

Jakway Forest Park and Campground
  Located just one mile south of Aurora is the historic Richardson-Jakway House, grounds and forest.
This 250 acre County Park features a campground, shower house, RV dump station, fishing,
wildlife observation blind, hiking trails, playground and a 9 hole disc golf course.
The Buffalo Creek Golf Course is a 10 minute drive from the campground.
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Backbone State Park
  Located 9 miles east of Aurora is the Backbone State Park.
This 2000 acre park features boat rentals, boat ramp, trout fishing, hiking trails,
rock climbing, playground, picnic shelters, outdoor auditorium, beach lodge,
concessions, modern & non-modern restrooms, showers, family cabins, campsites,
RV dump station and the Iowa Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) museum.
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Aurora Comet Center
Located at  401 Woodruff Street, the Aurora Comet Center features
full sized indoor basketball & volleyball courts, weight lifting equipment,
 concession area, childrens bounce house and an upstairs meeting room with kitchenette.
Available for rent by the hour or the day for family gatherings, auctions, garage sales, bags tournaments.

Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration
Held on the July 4th at the City Park
Hosted by the Aurora Community Club

Annual Fall Vender & Craft Show
Held in late October the Aurora Comet Center
Hosted by the Aurora Comet Center,  401 Woodruff Street

Dinner Meal Fundraiser, Raffle & Silent Auction
February 17, 2024 at 5:00 PM
If the weather is bad they will reschedule for Feb. 24. 2024
Held at the Aurora Comet Center, 401 Woodruff Street
Hosted by the Aurora Volunteer Fire Department

American Legion Monthly Breakfast
Held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the Month from January through April
at the Legion Post, 302 Warren Street
Hosted by the American Legion Post 435