This page will keep events listed for what is happening in Aurora CO, and you can always access the City of Aurora's web site to get more detailed information. You can also call 303-739-7000.
18th Annual Festival of Wreaths - 11/14 to 12/8 from 9 am to 4 pm Tuesday through Friday and 11 am to 4 pm Saturday & Sunday at Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Pkwy.
Early warning sirens testing Nov. 14 in Aurora at 11:30. The Emergency Management will test the early warning sirens. You will hear a 3 minute wailing sound, which in the case of a real emergency would warn residents to seek shelter.
Aurora Veterans Salute - Nov 1 from 9 am to 1:30 pm at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum. 7711 E. Academy Blvd. #1 at Lowry. To register call 303-326-8650 or AuroraGov.org
In July they broke ground on the new recreation center at 18150 E. Vassar Pl. This new center will include an indoor aquatics center and waterslide, a state-of-the-art fitness area, various community gathering spaces, an elevated indoor track, artwork integrated into the architecture and scenic mountain views from many of these indoor amenities. This center to be completed by December 2018.
Aurora Cleanup Day - May 20 - disposing of large household waste properly is often a challenge, but this day can help. Go to AuroraGov.org to get more details.
Aurora's Birthday Party - April 29th - 11 am to 4 pm at Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Parkway and Delaney Farm Historic Site, 170 S. Chambers Road. Celebrate Aurora's 126th Birthday with FREE activities like a Live Birds of Prey Program at 11:30 am and 2:30 pm, nature walks, historic games & building tours.
From Manufacturing to Marketplace - Innovation at Stanley Aviation 3/14-7/9/17 from 9 am to 4 pm Tuesday through Friday, 11 am to 4 pm Saturday and Sunday. Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Pkway. 303-739-6660 Aurora's Stanley Aviation was a leader in aerospace engineering & manufacturing. Learn about the techniques & people that made it successful. FREE.
Electronics Recycling Feb. 25 from 9 am to 1 pm at Central Facilities Recycling Drop-off Site, 13646 E. Ellsworth Ave. 303-739-7173 or auroragov.org/recycle. Open to Aurora residents and nonresidents. All items free except cathode ray tube televisions ($20 each) and cathode ray tube monitors ($10 each).
Winter Nature Walk Feb. 18, 2017 11 am. Pronghorn Natural Area, 27800 E. Quincy Ave. Register at 303-326-8650 or auroragove.org/recreation. Look for raptors, tracks and other signs of wildlife on this winter walk. Ages 8 and older only.
The Wiz is showing at Ignite Theatre from Jan 7 to Jan 29, 2017. The Aurora Fox, 9900 E. Colfax Ave. www.ignitetheatre.com or 866-811-4111
Income Tax Assistance available for residents over 50 with low to moderate income (less than $50,000) starting Jan 17 between 9 am and 3 pm Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment - call 303-739-7962. These services will be done at 30 Del Mar Circle.
Open Tuesday thru Friday 9 am-4 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm
Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Parkway in Aurora. Call 303-739-6660 for more info.
Aurora Fox - 9900 E. Colfax Ave., 303-739-1970 or www.aurorafox.org
This thrilling drama of suspense is a Gothic romance set in Europe at the end of the Victorian Age. Tickets start at $26. Call or visit the theater for showtimes.
Star K Ranch at 16002 E. Smith Road. To register - call 303-326-8650. Stroll the trail for booths, a scavenger hunt puzzle and more. FREE
Ectech Institute at 1400 S. Abilene St. Call 303-344-1776. Shop for hand-crafted pottery and unique sculptures courtesy of the Aurora Potters Guild, with new selections added throughout the sale.
Open Tuesday through Friday from 9 am tp 4 pm, and Saturday & Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm at Aurora History Museum at 15051 E. Alameda Parkway. Sign up your business or organization decorate and donate a wreath to be sold in this silent auction fundraiser for the museum, or come out and bid on one or more than 30 festive wreaths.
Aurora's Punkin chunkin returns in October featuring chunk teams traveling from out of state to see who can hurl a gourd the farthest. The range is long enough to accommodate world record holders, and the air cannon teams have their sights set on the one-mile mark.
The festival also will feature family activities, a pumpkin patch, a fall market, a beer garden and food vendors both days and an open Car show Oct. 8th and a Corvette Fall Blast Ca Show October 9th.
Punkin chunkin is scheduled from 10 am to 5 pm Oct. 8 and from 10 am to 3 pm Oct. 9th at Arapahoe Park racetrack, 26000 E. Quincy Av. Admission is $5 for ages 13+ and FREE for ages 12 and under.
From September 20 to Nov. 5th from 9 am to 4 pm Tuesday through Friday 11-4 pm at Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Parkway 303-739-6660
View a juried exhibit of painttings, photography and miniatures. Presented by the Aurora Artists Guild and the city of Aurora Cultural Services Division. Artwork is for sale.
On 9/17, 10/15 & 10/12 at 10 am Dry dock Brewery at 15120 E. Hampden Ave. Enjoy a relaxing yoga class at the brewery with a free Apricot Beermosa after. 303-326-8650 for even more fitness classes.
Aurora's Household Chemical Roundup 9/10 from 9 am to 4 pm at Aurora Central Facilities 13645 E. Ellsworth Ave.
This event is open only to aurora residents & proof of residency or a current Aurora Water bill is required. FREE Except this is a $3 fee for tires and donations to offset event costs are appreciated.
Items accepted: Paint and paint products, automotive fluids (motor oil, antifreeze, etc.), lawn & garden chemicals, household cleaners, mercury, vehicle and household batteries, tires ($3 fee per tire), light bulbs and compact fluorescent lights/tubes
Items not accepted: Business waste, medical waste, radiological waste (e.g. smoke detectors), containers more than five gallons in size, mixed products or chemicals, ammunition, explosives, propane tanks and other canisters (e.g. fire extinguishers, butane tanks. etc.)
-Through 9/11, 9 am to 4 pm Thursday through Friday, 11 am to 4 pm Saturday & Sunday Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Parkway, 303-739-6600
Celebrate the heritage and contributions of Aurora's Ethiopian-born residents. In partnership with Aurora Sister Cities International. FREE
Through September 16, 9 am to 4 pm Tuesday through Friday, 11 am to 4 pm Saturday and Sunday Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Pkwy, 303-739-6660.
View the works of Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Herbert L. Block (Herblock) through his collection from the Library of Congress. FREE
Aug. 21 7 to 9 pm, 1400 Dallas St., Gallery & Studios www.theatre-esprit-asia.org
Enjoy a preview of the 2016-17 season with excerpted readings by the casts of "The Oldest Boy", "Yohen" and "adjusting to America." Reservations suggested due to limited seating; call 720-492-9279 with name, phone number and number of people attending. Donations appreciated; free refreshments served.
September 16 to Oct. 30 Friday & Saturday 7:30 pm; Sunday 2:30 pm, The Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., 33-856-7830 or VintageTheatre.com
Escape into a world of pure imagination.
Sept. 16 to Oct. 23 Friday & Saturday 78:30 pm, Sunday 2:30 pm at the Vintage Theatre 1468 Dayton St. Call 303-856-7830 or vintagetheatre.com
A powerful story about an American child who is identified by the monks as the reincarnation of a revered Buddhist teacher.
Sept 24 9 am to 3 pm at Aurora Central Library, Community Room, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy, www.auroramuseum.org
Have your antiques & collectibles evaluated by local appraisers - $5 per individual item (five-item limit). All proceeds benefit the Aurora History Museum. Sponsored by the Aurora Museum Foundation. Call 303-739-67058 after Aug. 1 to reserve an entrance time.
Nov. 9 from 9 am to 1:30 pm at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum 7711 jE. Academy Blvd. at Lowry 303-326-8650 or Auroragov.org/salute
Registration begins Aug. 8. Group registration ends Sept. 26. Tickets are $22 per person ($20 per person for groups of 10 or more); tickets $25 per person after Oct. 10. This year's theme emphasis on Vietnam-era veterans.
July 28, 2016 through July 31, 2016
Find the best bargain for summer fun at the Arapahoe County Fair in Aurora. Daily admission includes unlimited carnival rides, fireworks on Friday and Saturday, the rodeo, concerts, truck and tractor pulls, high-octane motor sports, mutton bustin', doc dogs, 4-H exhibits, petting farm and much more for an amazing on-line pre-sale price of $10. Buy tickets, find the schedule and get info at www.ArapahoeCountyFair.com
3rd year for Aurora's festival in the metro area for all things international cultures. Family friendly event for a unique celebration showcasing cultures and traditions throughout music and performances from around the world, global food and drinks. This will be a colorful international fashion show and a must see event. Two stages, vendors and activities for all. FREE admission and parking.
August 20 from 1 to 7 pm at the Aurora municipal Center Great Lawn, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway. For more information call 303-73-7163 or visit www.AuroraGlobalFest.org.
August 13 noon to 3 pm
170 S. Chambers Road
Explore the Gully Homestead and other historic buildings.
11 am to 2 pm July 27, 2016 - Olympic Park Aug 3 & Aug. 10 Red-tailed Hawk Park
Events include sports, inflatable slides, water features and games - all for FREE.
Through Sept. 11, 9 am to 4 pm, Tuesday through Friday; 11 am to 4 pm Saturday and Sunday.
Aurora History Museum 15051 E. Alameda Parkway 303-739-6660
Celebrate the heritage and contributions of Aurora's Ethiopian-born residents. In partnership with Aurora Sister Cities International. FREE
Listen to Cruisin' 1430AM for weather cancellations.
FREE concerts, parking is first come, first served. www.auroragov.org/concerts
~ Raising Cain (pop/rock Variety) June 30 - 6:30 to 8 pm Utah Park - 1800 S. Peoria St.
~ Hazel Miller (Blues, Jazz, R & B) July 7 - 6:30 to 8 pm - Meadowood Park - 3054 S. Laredo St.
~ Pan Jumbies (Steel Drum) July 14, 6:30 to 8 pm - Meadowood Park - 3054 S. Laredo St.
~ Chris Daniels & the Kings with Freddi Gowdy (roots Rock & Roll w/Horns) July 21, 6:30 to 8 pm - Aurora Municipal Center - 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy
Throughout June 8 am to 4 pm M-F 8 am to noon Sat.
Curbside.Inc. 15686 E. Batavia Drive - 303-343-7096
Available for Aurora residents, businesses and city employees (with city ID). Unlimited amount of paper only. To view your paper being shredded, make an appt for Wednesdays from 8 am to 4 pm at 303-343-7096.
June 29 and July 13 - Expo Park 11 am to 2 pm
Events include sports, inflatable slides, water features and games. All for FREE.
May 21, 2016 8 am Aurora Municipal Center - 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, www.TheGreatRun.us
Take part in a family friendly run/walk aimed at bringing together and introducing Aurora's Ethiopian community to the metro area. Features a four-mile run, kid's run, post-race food and entertainment, and more. Register via the website.
May 21, 2016 9 am
Treads Bicycle Outfitters, 16701 E. Iliff Ave. www.Bicycleaurora.org
Meet rider leaders for a 16-mile ride around Cherry Creek State Park. Family friendly pace; helmets required. FREE
Black Elk Speaks 3/18-4/10/16 aurorafox.org or 303-739-1970
3/30/16 5:30 pm
Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy
Network with other neighborhood leaders and receive an update on the proposed development standards in the City's overhaul of its 50-year-old zoning code. The program is free and open to all residents and businesses. Registration is required; call 303-739-7280 to RSVP. A light supper will be served.
4/20, noon to 1 pm
Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Pkwy 303-739-6660 or auroramuseum.org
Mark Shaker, a partner with Flightine Ventures, shares the history of aeronautics pioneer Bob Stanley and his company, Stanley Aviation, which was once the largest employer in Aurora. Learn about the transformation from manufacturing plant to the soon-to-be Stanley Marketplace. $4 ($3 Aurora residents); bring your lunch.
4/23/16 9 am to 3 pm
Aurora Central Library, community room, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy, auroramuseum.org
Have your antiques and collectibles evaluated by local appraisers. $5 per individual item (five-item limit). All proceeds benefit the Aurora History Museum. Sponsored by the Aurora Museum Foundation. Call 303-739-6705 after March 1 to reserve an entrance time.
Tree Drop - anytime Dec. 26 to Jan. 11, 2016
Del Mark Park
6th & Peoria (west parking lot)
15501 E. Yale Ave. (East of Chambers Road)
Saddle Rock Golf Course
21705 E. Arapahoe Road
Please remove all nails, decorations and stands from trees.
December 5, 2015 7:30 pm and December 6, 2015 2 pm.
East Middle School - 1275 Fraser St.
Tickets available at Aurora Singers
Tickets - $12 adults, $10 students and seniors, free for ages 10 and under
December 5, 2015 7:30 pm
North Middle School Auditorium
12095 Montview Blvd.
Tickets available at www.Aurorasymphyony.org
$20 adults, $15 military and seniors ages 65 and older, free for ages 18 and under
City of Aurora's Holiday Tree Lighting from 5-7 pm Dec. 1 at the Aurora Municipal Center. 15151 E. Alameda Parkway. Enjoy hot cocoa and pastries in front of a twinkling holiday tree. Great ready for Santa to make the grand entrance and help Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan switch on the holiday lights to illuminate the Aurora Municipal Center. Local choirs and carolers will perform seasonal tunes and classic holiday fovorites.
November 10, 2015 to December 11, 2015
9 am to 4 pm Tuesday through Friday
11 am to 4 pm Saturday and Sunday
Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Pkway
303-739-6660 or auroramuseum.org
Sign up you business or organization to decorate and donate a wreath to be sold in this silent auction fundraiser for the museum, or come out and bid on one or more than 30 festive wreaths.
November 6, 2015 9 am to 4 pm
Ecotech Institute - 1400 S. Abilene St.
Shop for handmade pottery courtesy of the Aurora Potters Guild.
October 25th, 2015 1 pm to 4 pm
Star K Ranch - 16002 E. Smith Road
Register at 303-326-8650
Stroll the Trail for booths, a scavenger hunt puzzle and more FREE
8 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday
8 am to noon - Saturday
Curbside, Inc. 15686 E. Batavia Drive 330-343-7096
Open to Aurora residents, businesses and City employees (with City ID). Unlimited amount of paper only. To view your paper being shredded, make an appointment for Wednesdays from 8 am to 4 pm and pay $25 for 10 boxes.
October 23, 24 & 25th, 2015
Stanley Marketplace - 2501 Dallas St. www.stanleymarketplace.com
This former aviation facility evolving into a food-centric, community-inspired marketplace will host a full weekend of national art, local flavor and creative living, as well as preview of Stanley MarketPlace.
October 17, 2015 - 11 am to 4 pm
Fletcher Plaza, 9898 E. Colfax Ave. 303-739-7930
Celebrate the fall season, harvest and 20 years of FallFest rolled into one.
October 10, 2015, 9 am to 1 pm
Tallyn's Reach Library 23911 E. Arapahoe Road 303-739-7173
Open to Aurora residents and nonresidents. All items free except cathode ray tube televisions ($20 each) and cathode ray tube monitors ($10).
October 10, 2015 10 am to 5 pm and October 11, 2015 from 10 am to 3 pm
Arapahoe Park racetrack -0 26000 E. Quincy Ave.
Gourd launching, family activities, a pumpkin patch and more $5 admission per person; ages 12 and under FREE