Things to do in August

August is another full month of summer festivities and an ideal time to visit Aurora, CO.

Enjoy live music, yoga with puppies, and family-friendly events all in Aurora, CO!


Plan ahead. Buy tickets, sign-up online, or do a little research before attending these events and activities.

KidX Club® Story Time With Aurora Public Library
When: August 5
Where: Town Center at Aurora

Ready for story time? Stop by Town Center at Aurora August 5th for snacks and a story provided by Aurora Public Library. This event will be held in the play area on the lower level by JCPenney on the first Friday of every month. Get tickets now!

When: August 6
Where: The People's Building

A DAY IN JAPAN is a one-day Japanese Festival of exhibits, cultural presentations, a Japanese dog show, martial arts, a Japanese marketplace, ikebana, song and dance, street foods, taiko drumming, and so much more! Get tickets now.

Colfax Art Jams
When: August 6
Where: Aurora Cultural Arts District

Come taste authentic foods courtesy of the local food truck community. This is a creative community experience, and it's not the same without you! Colfax Art Jams are a series of FREE concerts and performances surrounded by TRUE LOCAL artisans and makers!

Hops in the Hangar
When: August 6
Where: Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

This is the metro area's most distinctive beer festival. Surround yourself with vintage airplanes, stylish automobiles, and cold beverages. More than 20 local beers, live music by the Shadow Ridge Rockers, food trucks from Food Truck Avenue, vintage automobiles, games, and more are all available. Find your tickets now!

Colorado Rapids vs. Minnesota United FC
When: August 6
Where: Dick's Sporting Goods Park

Come out and support your Colorado Rapids as they host Minnesota FC. The feeling of 18,000 fans standing and cheering as one is truly a memorable experience. The ticket stub you can stick in a scrapbook forever to prove you were there. There is nothing like attending a professional MLS game. Get your tickets now!

Just A Girl LIVE! At The Lake
When: August 10
Where: Pelican Bay at Cherry Creek

Colorado's ONLY No Doubt tribute band, Just A Girl, faithfully recreates the No Doubt experience. Rock out and satisfy your 90s nostalgia! Enjoy fantastic music, fine dining, and creative beverages as well. Rock out beachside in the Mile High while you sit with the sand between your toes! Get tickets now.

Teddy Bear Clinic
When: August 20
Where: Denver Zoo

Your cute would-be zookeepers are invited to the 7th annual Teddy Bear Clinic, sponsored by Children's Hospital Colorado, where they can bring their plush patients, including but not limited to bears, to designated Care Stations. Your inquisitive cubs will learn about industry-leading animal care their veterinary teams offer for more than 3,000 animals as their plush animals receive special "medical" attention from staff and volunteers. Get your tickets now!

Rescue Puppy Yoga
When: August 20
Where: Stanley Marketplace

Rescue Puppy Yoga is back! Relax and cuddle with puppies in this event co-hosted by Vibe Yoga and Stanley Marketplace. In addition to the puppies, Yoga seems to have this powerful combination of physical movement combined with deep breathing, meditation, and mindfulness.

Film on the Field
When: August 21
Where: Stanley Marketplace

Visit us to watch a movie outside! The Field at Stanley will host outdoor movie evenings thanks to Stanley Marketplace. Pick up dinner and drinks to-go at one of Stanley's restaurants, bars, and brewery and bring it out to the field to enjoy with family, friends, and the community in this FREE event!


The following will be open throughout July, making it easy to plan your laid-back adventures in Aurora.

Southlands Sunset Market

Plan a summertime dinner with wholesome Aurora goods and food from surrounding vendors to experience the best of the state.

Stanley Farmer's Market

Come in and grab all you need for your cookouts and weekend get-togethers. Every week, different local foods, fruits, and handmade items are available. After that, unwind with a cool drink and continue browsing at all of Stanley's amazing stores. From June through the end of September, this event will take place every Friday from 3 to 7 p.m.

Colorado Rapids games

Get your adrenaline pumping with Major League Soccer action. There are many exciting moments and reasons to cheer for your Colorado Rapids. Show your support and attend a game this month.

Pelican Bay concerts

Take a quick excursion to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy live music. This park takes you far away with its breathtaking mountain views. On a hot summer day, this is one of the few places in this big state park where you can buy a drink!

Paddle Board at Cherry Creek

Connecting to nature and its soothing rhythms helps you feel grounded, present, alive, more well-balanced – and happier. Paddleboarding is a great family activity to take in the summer sun, get a little exercise, & take in the beauty of Colorado.