Things to do in February

Explore winter activities, including snowy hikes, Valentine's Day Specials, and even a dog appreciation event happening this month in Aurora, Colorado.

Remember to follow mask-wearing and social distancing guidelines enforced by the Colorado State and provided by the CDC. View updated COVID-19 community resources to assist you in planning your visit.

Two sisters zoom around in ice bumper cars at Gaylord Rockies' WinterFest event in Aurora Colorado

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

Day of Jubilee
WHERE: Your Home (Virtual Event)
WHEN: February 4

Celebrate the Aurora Arts District every month! February's event features a live captured music set from the fantastic jazz/Americana duo, The Cody Sisters! Also, check out the 360 degrees gallery viewing of the exhibition by artist Monica Marquez Gatica. Tune in to the Facebook Live event on Friday, February 4 at 4 PM for this free online gathering.

Stevie Nicks' 24 Karat Gold Concert
WHERE: Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum
WHEN: February 5

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame icon Stevie Nicks brings her legendary music to the big screen when Stevie Nicks 24 Karat Gold The Concert comes to Wings Over The Rockies Air & Space Museum! Check online to see available tickets.

WINTERFEST
WHERE: GAYLORD ROCKIES
WHEN: NOW THROUGH FEBRUARY 28

WinterFest offers a wide array of indoor and outdoor, family-friendly activities such as snow tubing, ice skating, and ice bumper cars outside on Glacier Point, along with a Colorado-themed scavenger hunt inside the resort. Book tickets for these activities. Gaylord Rockies has designed all events for social-distancing and practices rigorous cleanliness standards. Tickets can be purchased here and with code 'Winterfest', a 15% discount will apply to ice skating, snow tubing, snow merry go round and ice bumper cars. The code is valid all days with the exception of the holiday weekend of 2/12, 13, 14 & 15.

Valentine's Day Shopping Deals
Where: Stanley Marketplace
When: February 13 and February 14

Celebrate the season of love with discounts at various retailers in Aurora's own, Stanley Marketplace. Get 20% off one full-priced item at a bunch of Stanley boutiques when you show a same-day receipt from a Stanley restaurant on Saturday, February 13, and Sunday, February 14. Choose from Aktiv, Goose & The Goat, June Ruby, Industrial Luxury, Sterre, and True‍. Read more details on the events page.

Chef and Co-Owner at Create Cooking School, Diego, prep food for a class in Aurora Colorado

CREATE LIVE
WHERE: Your Home (Virtual Event)
WHEN: February 4 & February 18

Craft, create, and cook your dinner with the guidance of professional chefs. Create Cooking School is offering two different virtual classes during February. Grab your to-go box of ingredients, log in to your online classroom and get cooking! Attendees can even ask a question and directly engage with Chefs Diego and Raz. Check their website for limited in-person classes!

Shiba Inu & Friends Appreciation Weekend
WHERE: The Hangar at Stanley
WHEN: February 13 and February 14

You and your doggos are invited to join Stanley for an extraordinary event celebrating the Japanese dog breed, Shiba Inu. ‍This free event at The Hangar at Stanley will have a doggy kimono photo session, a Setsubun Experience, doggie treat samples, complimentary Japanese-patterned doggy scarves complimentary takeout Japanese Lucky Sushi Roll‍. Read more!

"We are A-Town!" Aurora Arts District Cleanup
WHERE: The People's Building
WHEN: February 13

Get involved in the Aurora community. The We Are A-Town First-Ever Clean Up event will occur on Saturday, February 13, at 8 AM. The group of volunteers will do a trash cleanup from Chester St. to Florence St. in the Aurora Cultural Arts District.

Arts & Hearts
WHERE: Town Center at Aurora
WHEN: February 13

Join Town Center at Aurora for a day of creativity at the Arts & Hearts event! Learn how to make valentine themed cocktails, makeup & hair tutorials, a fashion show by Blue Diamond Boutique, DIY crafting, and so much more! Grab free tickets online before attending.

Galentine's Day Comedy Night
WHERE: Dry Dock Brewing Company North Dock
WHEN: February 13

So, ladies, this night is for you! Round up your tribe and celebrate Galentine's Day (Valentine's Day Eve) over beers, hard seltzers, comedy, and lots of laughter! Join the party at North Dock as women celebrate women with this all-female comedian line-up! The evening's show includes comedians from Comedy Works, the Improv, and more! Reserve a table to ensure you've got a place to sit.

Paint Your Pet- Date Night!
WHERE: Painting with a Twist
WHEN: February 14

Show your furry pals how much you love them by creating a masterpiece! Register for this event online. All painting materials are provided!

Three women cheer microbrews at Lady Justice Brewing Company in Aurora Colorado

THINGS TO DO ALL MONTH LONG

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

NEW MURAL WALK

You can catch a lovely day in February in Aurora! Explore the newest mural additions on East Colfax. Created during the First-Ever Colfax Canvas Event last summer, view more than a dozen murals (and counting) along with the Aurora Cultural Arts District (ACAD). Grab a to-go drink at Third Culture Bakery or round out your day with a craft beer at Lady Justice Brewing Company. Use this audio to help you navigate the murals.

SNOWY HIKES & EXPLORING

Stop by Cherry Creek State Park for a winter backdrop unlike any other in Aurora. Grab your warm clothing and set out for a hike. The good news, many of the trails are only partially covered in snow, making it easier to explore this park on foot. Sand Creek Regional Greenway is also a great option, they even have murals! The Aurora Reservoir has an 8-mile loop trail around the water, making it the perfect place for viewing bald eagles swooping down and little critters scamping on the snowy terrain. Or consider the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge for a winter adventure. Visitors can expect to see a few animals on the ground and in the air along their hike.

ICE SKATING

Hang out at The Pond this winter season! The Pond, located in Southlands Lifestyle Center, is open through February 28. Visitors can rent skates on-site and enjoy the ice underneath the twinkling lights. There is a small admission-fee and remember to purchase tickets online. Perfect for families or shoppers looking for a break, The Pond is a seasonal tradition. Warm-up with a cup of hot chocolate or grab dinner at one of the nearby restaurants.

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