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Coming Event List for the Aurora Jazz + Festival!

One of our twelve (12) food vendors for the Aurora jazz+ Festival won a BBQ Big Grill Catering Award and was interviewed by Amanda Persico for the Banner on Wednesday:  Congratulations to Kevin & Naomi Finch owners of The Big Grill which is usually at the Aurora Farmers Market on Saturday morning.  The Big Grill will be with the Aurora jazz+ Festival in the Park for the entire festival.  We have food from all over the world represented in the Park!  Lots of vendors, lots to do, great music, artists and so much more – the excitement is building

We have the Alex the Beaver from the CNE coming out on Saturday from 3 – 5pm to hand our free CNE passes for the kids.  Brian Master of 88.5 will broadcast live from the Park Saturday 2 – 6pm.  York Region Water Truck will make its first appearance in Town Park offering good drinking water and reducing environmental waste….

Info for you:

COMING EVENTS LIST: (and see letter below re July 21st Kick Off Party!!)

JULY 21st Jonathan’s Official Jazz Hot Spot – Kick Off Party – Thursday July 21st @ 7pm. Launching our Official Hot Spot and leading up to the 2011 Aurora jazz+ Festival while supporting CCAA and Safehaven with a $5 donation at the door;  3rd Annual Aurora jazz+Festival. Live Entertainment; Beer/Wine Tasting & Great Food as always R.S.V.P. 905 841 1807

July 29 – 31st Aurora jazz+ Festival – Town Park :: Enjoy the civic long weekend in Our Town at the festival; including fabulous music, visual artists, Festival Marketplace; food vendors, Beer & Wine Garden; Kids Craft Blast Zone (Sat/Sun) & Boogie Boy Blues interactive concert July 31st 3pm at the Aurora Cultural Centre. Also MultiMedia Film Festival of York Region offers viewing of award winning films at the Cultural Centre Sat. July 30th.     Festival:  $5 daily – children under 12 and seniors 65+  free

July 30th – Multi Media Film Festival of York Region providing a screening of Award Winning York Region Films in the Aurora Cultural Centre from noon – 4pm

July 30th & July 31st – Kids Craft Blast Zone at Town Park during the Aurora jazz Festival. Kids create musical items using recycled materials – with Helen Rodrigues.

July 31st 3pm Boogie Boy Blues Interactive Theatre Concert at Aurora Cultural Centre brought to you by the Aurora Festival of the Arts  –  FREE

Celebrate Jonathan’s Restaurant the first Official Hot Spot for the Aurora jazz festival!  Jonathan’s is offering live jazz all 3 nights of the festival from 7pm.  It’s the place to continue the party after the Festival closes each night at 10pm and to go anytime for great food and service. 

But why wait for the festival – let’s Party! Everyone is welcome to Jonathan’s our Official Jazz Hot Spot – Thursday July 21st @ 7pm to support owner Mary Georgopolous and stimulate excitement for this year’s festival!  Help us thank Mary for her continued dedication and support of the arts, culture and those in need.  Enjoy great food, good times and music with George St. Kitts (AJF Artistic/Musical Director) and surprise festival musical guests.  Mary has organized beer and wine tasting and lots of fun activities to make the night a blast for us all! 

$5 donation at the door will be given to Safehaven www.safehaven.to and Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness (CCAA) www.abusehurts.ca  the 2 charity partners of the AFA.  CCAA and Safehaven representatives will be at the party to meet you and they are bringing the Safehaven Teddy Bears and some fabulous fashion accessories so you can also shop!

So, if you enjoy celebrating good people, food, music, and laughter while helping others then you will want to be at Jonathan’s Thursday July 21st at 7pm.  Can’t wait to see you there! 

Thank you all for your continued support of the Arts.


Aurora Festival of the Arts

Sher St. Kitts

By: Sher St. Kitts

What are you doing on the August long weekend? No plans? Love music, festivals and the arts? Wish to stay in York Region….? Well, here’s a date you should mark on your calendar. The Aurora jazz Festival is back for its third year, bigger and better than ever. It’s going to be great! www.aurorajazzfest.com

It all happens in Heritage Town Park in Aurora http://www.e-aurora.ca Music starts Friday July 29th at 6pm with reggae flavour: Caribana North. Food vendors, including flavours from the Caribbean satiate hunger of those grooving to the Continue reading

Aurora Jazz Festival is a GO!

Sher St. Kitts

By: Sher St. Kitts

Hello music lovers! Mark your calendars; enjoy a Stay-Cation right here in Aurora for the August 1st long weekend! Save gas, invite family – enjoy your home area with friends… July 29-31st 

 Run by the newly formed Aurora Festival of the Arts, a non-profit organization, the 3rd Annual Aurora jazz Festival received a green light from Town of Aurora Council which voted 7 of 9 in favour, to sponsor the festival to the tune of $5000 which includes a break on park fees. 

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