The Aurora Uke Fest is located at the Water Street Mall in Downtown Aurora, just 40 miles west of Chicago. If using a GPS or online maps, use the address below:

Water Street & E. Downer Place
Aurora, IL 60507

Getting to the Festival

From Chicago/Milwaukee/Indiana:

Take I-88 westbound to Exit 119B North Farnsworth Avenue. Turn left on Corporate Boulevard and Church Road, then right onto East Indian Trail. Turn left onto Mitchell Road and Aurora Avenue, then continue south on North Broadway.

From Madison/Iowa:

Take I-88 eastbound to Exit 117 IL-56 E/IL-31 S. Turn right onto IL-31 S.

From St. Louis:

Take I-55 northbound to Exit 251 IL-59. Turn left onto West Seil Road, right onto South County Line Road, and left at the first intersection onto US-52 W. Turn right onto North Ridge Road and left onto Plainfield Road. Then, turn right onto South Madison Street and left onto IL-25 N/North Madison Street.

Metra to Aurora Transportation Center

Board from any of these stations on the BNSF line. Head south down North Broadway, turn right on East Galena Boulevard and left on Water Street.


Downtown Aurora features several parking lots for visitors. You can learn more here.


Coming from out of town and need somewhere to stay a night? The Aurora area has multiple options to accommodate your needs. Learn more here.

The closest hotel to the festival is the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Aurora-Naperville, just a 10-minute walk away.

The 7th Annual
Aurora Ukulele Festival
Sunday, May 5, 2024
2023 City of Lights Ukulele Festival