Summer has (unofficially) come to an end. While it wasn’t the traditional summer we were expecting; you can still explore many social-distanced events in Aurora. Explore things to do during the long Labor Day Weekend.
Plan ahead. Buy tickets, sign-up online, or do a little research before attending these events and activities.
Shop locally grown produce, unique foods, baked goods, and handmade crafts from local Aurora farmers, vendors, & artisans. The annual Southlands Farmer’s Market showcase some of the best Colorado-made eats and treats. This event is free to attend and requires all guests to wear a mask and maintain social distancing.
Attend the last two weekends of Hype Man, produced by The Black Actors Guild hosted at The People’s Building. This theatrical performance is a rhythmically woven drama exploring race, representation, fame, and friendship. You can attend the event in person or stream online. Both will include a talkback after every show, in which they will take questions from both sets of audiences. This event requires all guests to wear a mask and maintain social distancing.
Music Bingo at Legends of Aurora Sports Bar & Grill combines favorite tunes throughout the decades with a bingo-friendly game. This event is free to attend—Legends of Aurora, a locally-loved sports bar with tasty eats, happy hour deals, and a full-service bar.
Soak up some sunshine as you enjoy an outdoor concert at Stanley Marketplace. Sit in social-distance circles for free outdoor concerts on Sunday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. This weekend explores the sounds of Wrenn – a local singer/songwriter, with the sounds of drummer Dalton Vaughan. Feel free to grab dinner to-go from one of Stanley’s food vendors. Please maintain social distancing and wear a mask.
The following will be open throughout Labor Day Weekend, making it easy to plan your laid-back adventures in Aurora.
The towering glass panels of the Colorado Freedom Memorial honor men and women who’ve given the ultimate sacrifice. However, it’s no ordinary military monument. The Colorado Freedom Memorial is the first American memorial dedicated to every Coloradoan killed or missing in action from the 1898 Spanish American War. The monument is situated within a four-acre park complete with green space and walking path for visitors. Located at 756 Telluride St. in Aurora, the outdoor Colorado Freedom Memorial is open from sunrise to sunset, and social distancing is required.
Have one last beach day before the season comes to a close. Quincy, Aurora, and Cherry Creek Reservoirs are open for public use – just make sure you get there early! Many are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Enjoy the white sand beaches at Aurora Reservoir or try out paddle boarding at Cherry Creek State Park. All three of Aurora’s reservoirs are filled with fresh-water and home to dozens of local birds, fish, and other sea creatures.