Aurora Downtown to host Back to School Block Jam Aug. 14

  • All ages are invited to join Aurora Downtown's first Back to School Block Jam on Saturday, Aug. 14.

    All ages are invited to join Aurora Downtown's first Back to School Block Jam on Saturday, Aug. 14. Courtesy of Aurora Downtown

Updated 8/10/2021 1:08 PM

Aurora Downtown is hosting its first ever Back to School Block Jam from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 14. The event welcomes all ages to celebrate going back to school.

The free event will close the street block-party-style on Stolp Avenue between Downer Place and Galena Boulevard. Three main areas will be featured in the closed off street including art, entertainment, and free resources. Activities for all ages will also be part of the event.


Local organizations will be set up with resources for all ages. Organizations include Alive Center, A.I.D., YWCA, Talented Tenth Social Services, Wesley Preschool, The Neighbor Project, City of Aurora Youth Services, Aurora Regional Fire Museum, West Aurora Unit District 129, Waubonsee Community College, and more.

The Perch will host a coloring table.

Aurora Public Library will end their afternoon Comic Con with an all-ages Cosplay Parade departing from Santori Library, 101 S. River St., to Stolp Avenue at 4 p.m. Stolp Avenue businesses also will participate.

Visiting food vendors will include Strawberries BBQ and Home Run Hot Dogs and Lemonade. Altiro Latin Fusion and Charlie's Creamery will be open for business.

The entertainment schedule includes a dance lesson by Sunny Side Swing, Ballet Folklorico Yunen, a bachata lesson, DJ Pena, and more.

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