Discover local things to do! Aurora is one big city, enjoy local eats and things to do near your neighborhood.
East Colfax combines small businesses, the arts, and everything in between. Home to the Aurora Cultural Arts District (ACAD), East Colfax is a rapidly evolving neighborhood with an eye for urban living and creative restaurants. Follow the guide below for our hand-picked neighborhood itinerary, all within a 5-15-minute drive.
Built in the 1940s, the Aurora Fox is a staple of the East Colfax neighborhood. Currently, in its 35th season, visitors can explore more than six performances every year including holiday and seasonal shows. Tickets range from $20-32 and up depending on performance. You can expect classic productions, such as Alice in Wonderland and Second City’s Twist Your Dickens alongside dramatic performances and more intimate productions.
Explore the community-based theatre and performance space that’s host to dozens of events every year. The People’s Building hosts curated experiences, including concerts, live performances, comedy shows, presentations, kid-friendly activities, and everything in between. With different events happening every evening, you’ll find something to enjoy.
Located on Colfax and Dayton, enjoy a craft beer brewed right in Aurora, Colorado. Peak to Peak Tap & Brew opened this location in Aurora’s Cultural Arts District in 2018. During the warmer months, enjoy a beer on their cozy patio or grab a handful of friends for an impromptu game night. Visitors can enjoy ten different on-site beers as well as wine, cider, and root beer. While snacks are served on-site, feel free to order in food to pair with your Fire & Ice Green Chile Ale.
Discover a space bursting with energy, artistic talent, and excellent coffee. Jubilee Roasting Company is Aurora’s first small-batch roasting facility and coffee shop. Visitors can expect delicious coffee sourced from around the globe alongside hot chocolate, teas, and refreshing seasonal drinks. While you wait, explore the open artist studios or grab a good book to enjoy with your hot (or cold) beverage.
Uncover a world of flavor at Aurora’s newest international food hall. The Mango House is a shared community space designed to give refugees and immigrants a place to call home while sharing their culture. Visitors can enjoy eats from popular Urban Burma, a modernized restaurant serving Shan Noodles in a chicken curry broth, Tea Leaf Salad, and more. Syrian, Asian, Middle Eastern, and Nepalese food is also readily available at The Mango House. Closed on Mondays, check their hours before planning your visit.
After a concert, performance, or maybe a few beers – walk over to La Cueva for Mexican eats. Established in 1974, La Cueva has been a fixture of the Aurora Colfax neighborhood for decades. Diners can enjoy no-fuss plates that have been perfected over generations. Try the Chile Relleno or Tamales; both smothered in green and red chile. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner – you’ll certainly find a time to enjoy.