Things to do in May
Memorial Day celebrations, food trucks, and more!
April 24, 2019
Plan ahead. Buy tickets, sign-up online, or do a little research before attending these events and activities.
AURORA CINCO DE MAYO
When: May 4 & 5 | 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Where: Fletcher Plaza | get directions
Hosted by the Aurora Cultural Arts District (ACAD), celebrate the 5th of May with locals and visitors. Discover live performances, dancing, food, beverage, crafts for children, and even lawn games (including Human Foosball!). Learn more on their website.
FOOD TRUCK RODEO
When: May 3 | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Where: Aurora Municipal Center (AMC) | get directions
Celebrate the warmer months with treats and eats from local food trucks during the first Food Truck Rodeo of 2019. Located at the Aurora Municipal Center, enjoy more than half a dozen food trucks featuring flavors of Cajun, vegan, ice cream and Mexican street snacks. Learn more on the City of Aurora’s website.
MAY THE FOURTH CELEBRATION
When: May 4 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Where: Wings Over the Rockies | get directions
The highly anticipated Star Wars Celebration is happening on May 4th at Wings Over the Rockies. Participate in unique activities including shoot-a-trooper, speeder bikes, green screen technology, Lego-building stations, open cockpits and so much more. Dress your best! Dozens of your favorite characters from a galaxy far, far away will be there. Get tickets here.
COLORADO REMEMBERS MEMORIAL WEEKEND
When: May 25 | 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Where: Colorado Freedom Memorial | get directions
Honor the military personnel and their families who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country during the annual ceremony at the Colorado Freedom Memorial. The event begins with a no-cost pancake breakfast and live music performance at 8:00 AM. The Remembrance Ceremony begins at 10:00 AM on the lawn on the memorial. Read more about the Colorado Freedom Memorial and this event on their website.
SILENT DISCO AT STANLEY
When: May 10 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: Infinite Monkey Theorem Stanley Marketplace | get directions
Feel the rhythm of the beat at Stanley Marketplace’s silent disco event. This admission-free event will have you dancing the night away on the 3rd floor taproom at Infinite Monkey Theorem. This family-friendly event will be festive and lively! Read more.
LIVE MUSIC AT PEOPLE’S BUILDING
When: May 11 | 8:30 PM – 11 PM
Where: The People’s Building | get directions
Listen to local musicians at The People’s Building. This all-ages show includes four different performances from edgy punk jazz bands, unique psychedelic rock bands, and more. Read more about the performers on their website.
HISTORIC WALKING TOUR OF STANLEY MARKETPLACE
When: May 4, 11, 18 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Where: Stanley Marketplace | get directions
Dive deeper into the history of Stanley Marketplace during one of three remaining walking tours lead by the Aurora History Museum. Discover eccentric stories and learn more about what the aviation factory that started it all. This hour-long tour will cover both inside and outside of the building. Purchase your tickets before arriving.
THINGS TO DO ALL MONTH LONG
The following will be open throughout May, making it easy to plan your laid-back adventures in Aurora.
SADDLE UP ON HORSEBACK
Explore Colorado’s natural habitat on horseback. 12 Mile Stables leads guided horse riding on more than 27 miles of trials and 3,000 acres of open space in Cherry Creek State Park. Ideal for families and children, the horses at 12 Mile Stables are seasoned trail-riders. During the warmer months, discover their sunset ride complete with dinner and spectacular views. Learn more about booking on their website.
SOUTHLANDS FARMER’S MARKET
Explore the locally produced goods Colorado has to offer at the Southlands Farmer’s Market. With more than 40 different vendors, discover fruits and veggies alongside fresh baked goods. If you’re looking for a piece of Colorado to bring home, take a walk amongst handmade crafts and soaps. Visit every Saturday beginning May 11th from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the Town Square at Southlands. Visit their website for more information.
PATIOS TO VISIT
Celebrate patio season by stopping by a few of Aurora’s best outdoor dining locations. Whether you’re looking to sip on a locally brewed beer or hungry for brunch, discover this list of 10 patios you can’t miss.