Things to do in July

Summer celebrations are here in Aurora, CO!

Enjoy ice cream, live music, fireworks, and family-friendly festivals all in Aurora, CO!

Midday Market at Town Center at Aurora


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: July 1
Where: Town Center at Aurora

Ready for story time? Join us on July 1st for snacks and a story provided by Aurora Public Library. Story Time and snacks will be held in the play area on the lower level by JCPenney on the first Friday of every month. Get tickets now!

Grow The Arts- Plant Fundraiser
When: July 2
Where: Aurora Cultural Arts District

Start July off right with a series of free concerts coming from local artisans, and makers. There will also be authentic foods courtesy of local food trucks. What’s better than great food and great art?

July 4 pop-up explosion
When: July 2 & 3
Where: Holiday Inn

Get ready for the fourth of July with a pop-up explosion! From 10 am to 3 pm come visit the free indoor market located at the Holiday Inn. There will be food, music, and drinks to begin the fourth of July festivities. Click here for tickets!

4th of July Spectacular
When: July 4
Where: Aurora Municipal Center

Celebrate the 4th of July with fireworks, food trucks, and live entertainment. The festivities begin at 6 pm on Aurora’s Municipal Center’s Great Lawn. Get there early to find a perfect spot and get in line for the food trucks early! Fireworks begin at 9:30 pm, so bring a blanket or chair to sit and admire the show among friends and family.

Rescue Puppy Yoga
When: July 16
Where: Stanley Marketplace

Rescue Puppy Yoga is back! Relax and cuddle with puppies in this event co-hosted by Vibe Yoga, and Stanley Marketplace. Along with Puppy Yoga, artist Adriana Elena will do a live painting at the event. Her art will be raffled off at the event. All of the proceeds go to the rescue puppies. Hope to see you there!

Havana Street Global Market
When: July 16
Where: Havana Street

This event will honor ethnic diversity and promote it through neighborhood small businesses. You can buy food, crafts, household goods, jewelry, and other items from a wide variety of international vendors. Enjoy music, dance, and ethnic festivities while you shop!

Film on the Field
When: July 17
Where: Stanley Marketplace

Visit us to watch a movie outside! The Field at Stanley will host outdoor movie evenings thanks to Stanley Marketplace. The Visit Aurora-sponsored "Film on the Field" series will begin on Sunday, May 15, at twilight, and continue through September on the third Sunday of each month.

The Hero's Journey 5K Run/Walk
When: July 23
Where: 7/20 Memorial Foundation

Join us for the Hero’s journey 5k to commemorate everyone who has faced a challenge and overcame it. The run/walk starts across from the theater and ends in the 7/20 Memorial in the Reflection Garden. All proceeds go to the Zack Golditch opportunity scholarship. Zack is a firefighter who was wounded during the 2012 Aurora Theater Shooting. Run with us to honor and celebrate our collective accomplishment as well as our heroes from the 7-20-12 tragedy. Tickets can be found here.

Metamorphosis: Aurora Theater 10 Years Later
When: July 23
Where: 7/20 Memorial Foundation

Come honor the transformation of our community and the lives forever changed after the 7/20/12 event. Following the 5k run, come experience a family-friendly event including art, live music, and more. Join us in support of one another as we celebrate the strength our community has shown over the past 10 years.


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

Southlands Sunset Market

Farmers Market at sunset? That is correct! Allow your children to choose something novel to try. Then let them assist in meal preparation or pick out a snack based on what drew their attention. Plan a summer dinner of earthy Aurora products with items from nearby vendors and sample the best of the state.

Wright's Amusements: Summer Carnival

Back again this year, come experience an old-fashioned carnival with food, rides, and of course carnival games. Unlimited ride wristbands are 35$. Fun for the whole family, come from any time from July 1st to the 10th. On the weekdays, the carnival is open from 5 pm to 9 pm. On the weekends, the carnival is open from 12 am to 12 pm. Enjoy the extravagant event put on by Aurora town center with friends and family, hope to see you there!

Sounds of Southlands

Take in some of the city's most skilled musicians while enjoying live music, beverages, and delicious food selections on Town Square. Southlands is a fantastic outdoor shopping center with something for everyone. There is a theater there, as well as numerous cafes, eateries, apparel boutiques, Barnes & Noble, and specialty shops. It's a wonderful spot to visit on a lovely day to get some ice cream and take in the lovely music.

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

The Colorado Rapids games are spectacular events with a lot of electrifying moments. Even just the crowd is interesting to see. The fan base you see here is fascinating. Also, catch our latest podcast with Colorado Rapids player Collen Warner.

Pelican Bay concerts

This is the place to be if you want to take a short trip to escape the bustle of the city and take in some live music at the same time. With stunning mountain vistas, this park transports you far away. One of the few locations in this large state park where you may purchase a drink on a hot summer day, whether it's just water or alcohol.