Things to do in July
Fireworks, Brew Fests, and More!
June 21, 2019
Plan ahead. Buy tickets, sign-up online, or do a little research before attending these events and activities.
4TH OF JULY SPECTACULAR
When: July 4 | 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Where: Aurora Municipal Center
Celebrate the 4th of July on the lawn of the AMC as you dance to live music, eat local foods, and set up at the best viewing spot for fireworks. The Annual 4th of July Spectacular, hosted by the City of Aurora begins at 6:00 PM with fireworks starting at 9:30 PM. Bring your own lawn chair and blanket to enjoy this event.
HAPPY HOUR SUCCULENTS & BREWS WORKSHOP
When: July 10 | 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Where: Stanley Beer Hall
Tap into your green thumb as you sip on locally-brewed beer during the Happy Hour Succulent event at Stanley Beer Hall. Create your own live succulent arrangement from provided materials as you enjoy a complimentary beer. Pre-register before attending.
When: July 13 – July 20
Where: Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum
Enjoy one of the largest space festivals in the country at Wings Over the Rockies. Enjoy seminars, exciting exhibits, movies, and special activities celebrating a week-long tribute to space exploration and more. Check out the schedule online.
CHARLIE FOXTROT COMEDY AT STANLEY
When: July 17 | 7:45 PM – 9:45 PM
Where: Stanley Marketplace
Everything month, discover the comedy of real-time comedians at Stanley Marketplace. Get there early to grab your seat to this adult-only, free show. Grab a beverage from any of the vendors inside Stanley and bring it along as you settle in for a top-notch show.
2019 ARAPAHOE COUNTY FAIR
When: July 25 – July 28
Where: Arapahoe County Fairgrounds
Celebrating its 113th year, the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds is a bucket-list must during your Colorado visit. Discover a live rodeo, petting farm, homebrew competitions, dock dogs jumping, tractor pulls, mutton bustin, and plenty of live entrainment throughout the weekend. Grab your tickets early online.
REFLECTION GARDEN ON TAP
When: July 27 | 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: 7/20 Memorial Foundation Reflection Garden Memorial
Be a part of the annual Reflection Garden On Tap Beer Festival & Fundraiser. Enjoy unlimited beer tastings from local breweries, food trucks, live music, and sidewalk chalk artists. Your attendance contributes to the 7/20 Memorial Fund. Grab tickets early for the best pricing.
THINGS TO DO ALL MONTH LONG
The following will be open throughout July, making it easy to plan your laid-back adventures in Aurora.
ENJOY ICE CREAM & OTHER FAMILY FUN
Hot summer days are always better with ice cream in hand. Check out a few local shops this summer as you taste test your way to the best. Discover more sweet treats on our website. Looking to play a trip on your own? Discover our curated Summer Family Fun Itineraries filled with unique, interesting and yes – fun! Perfect for kids of all ages, these itinerary outline wildlife viewing, paddle boarding, professional sporting events, horseback riding, theme parks, and so much more. Plan your trip on our website.
MICHELANGELO’S SISTINE CHAPEL EXHIBIT
Discover the awe, wonder, and extraordinary art that is the Sistine Chapel inside Stanley Marketplace. Opening July 4th, this iconic artistic exhibit will give visitors an up-close perspective on Michelangelo’s artwork. Thirty-three pieces from the Sistine Chapel have been reproduced to near-original size, which means you can study the details of each piece. Explore the artwork at your own pace and rent an immersive audio guide to gain a more in-depth perception of the artwork. Guests who have visited the Sistine Chapel before will find a new way of observing the beautiful artwork, while first-time visitors can get an intimate experience. Learn more about ticketing online.
MOVIES ON THE SQUARE
Soak up the summer weather as you enjoy Movies on the Square, presented by Southlands Lifestyle Center. Every Wednesday, families, and kids of all ages can set up their lawn chairs to watch outdoor movies, including the Incredibles 2 and Ralph Breaks the Internet. Beginning at dusk, this admission-free event gives everyone a chance to partake in a drive-in vibe. Bring your snacks! Or grab something before the show at one of Southlands’ restaurants. Read more about what’s playing online.