Things to do in June
Taco Festivals, Live Music, and More!
May 29, 2019
Plan ahead. Buy tickets, sign-up online, or do a little research before attending these events and activities.
TOP TACO 2019
When: June 27 | 6:00 – 10 PM
Where: Stanley Marketplace
Celebrate the warmer temps with tacos in hand at the Annual Top Taco 2019 happening at Stanley Marketplace. Enjoy unlimited tacos, signature tequila cocktails, live music, and local eats from the metro’s best chefs. Festival-goers will also have the honor of voting for their favorites. Grab your tickets early! This event is wildly popular.
BE THE ASTRONAUT EXHIBIT OPENING
When: Starting June 1
Where: Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum
Become an astronaut, even if only for an afternoon at Wings Over the Rockies. This popular exhibit is opening on June 1 and is included in general admission. Step foot inside the interactive-pod that highlights the science, math, technology, and engineering behind space travel. Perfect for kids, this exhibit is hands-on and engaging. Learn more on their website.
COMEDY ON COLFAX
When: June 5 | 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Where: Peak to Peak Tap & Brew Colfax
Spend an evening enjoy craft beer as you listen to comedians from around the metro area at Peak to Peak Tap & Brew’s newest location on Colfax Ave. Hosted by Gretchen Hess, discover a variety of comedians at this no-cover event. Learn more on their website.
SUMMER SOLSTICE YOGA AT STANLEY MARKETPLACE
When: June 7 | 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Where: The Hangar at Stanley Marketplace
Celebrate the Summer Solstice with live music yoga inside the Hangar. Located inside Stanley Marketplace, this guided yoga class is free and open to the public, though donations are recommended. Bring your own mat to enjoy.
BUSKERS, BREWS & BARBECUE
When: June 8 | 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Where: Aurora Municipal Center
Taste and devour BBQ from around the nation at the annual Buskers, Brews & Barbecue event hosted by the City of Aurora and BOK Financial. This free-entry event includes an on-site BBQ competition, local craft beer, and musicians. Perfect for families, everyone can enjoy additional food vendors and street performers. Read more on the official event page.
12TH ANNUAL CRUZIN’ HAVANA CAR SHOW & POKER RUN
When: June 8 | Noon – 6:00 PM
Where: On Havana Street & Stampede
Check out some of the coolest cars around at the 12th Annual Cruzin’ Havana Car Show. Or try your hand at the official poker games played throughout the afternoon. Bring the family to enjoy live music, food trucks, tacos, and vendors at one of the three festival sites at Stampede. You might even win a prize. Read more about this free-event on their website.
THINGS TO DO ALL MONTH LONG
The following will be open throughout June, making it easy to plan your laid-back adventures in Aurora.
Listen to local artists at a variety of outdoor venues this month. The Sounds of Southlands produces live music every Thursday in June stating on the 13th. Enjoy the musical stylings of dance bands, R&B, and country. Get your groove on at the Ultimate 80s Experience at the On Havana Street Summer Concerts. Happening on Tuesday, June 25, get there early to enjoy a free hoagie as you set your picnic blanket. The City of Aurora is also hosting their 33rd annual Summer Concert Series on the Great Lawn at the AMC. Enjoy live tunes on the evenings of June 20 and 27. Read more about On Havana Street Concerts, Sounds of Southlands and City of Aurora.
Enjoy the local flavors of more than 80 combined vendors at the Southlands and Stanley Marketplace Farmer’s Markets. Happening now throughout the end of summer, visitors can enjoy fresh baked goods, locally-made crafts, unique eats, and more. Stop by the Stanley Marketplace Friday mornings beginning 9:00 AM and Southlands Saturday mornings starting at 8:00 AM. Bring the kids! Sip on a coffee as you browse through the soaps or stock up on hard-to-find items or honey from hives just down the road.
SUMMERFEST AT GAYLORD ROCKIES
Discover family-focused activities and events all summer long at Gaylord Rockies. The first annual SummerFest highlights themes of Alice in Wonderland including live music, consumes, mini golf, an escape room, drive-in movies, and a scavenger hunt. Check out the weekend-specific Splash Party with lawn games and character appearances by the Alice in Wonderland Crew. Perfect for kids, this immersive experience is all-inclusive for resort guests. Learn more about special rates and happenings on Gaylord Rockies website.