Things to do in May

Summer unofficial begins in Aurora, Colorado!

Enjoy holidays with the Cinco de Mayo celebrations, 5Ks, and live music. 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.

Cheers! Two friends clink glasses together at Cheluna Brewing Company in Stanley Marketplace in Aurora Colorado


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

Aurora Potters' Guild Spring Sale
Where: Aurora Community College
When: May 1 at 9 a.m.

After 18 months, the Aurora Potter's Guild is ready to showcase their best creations. This outdoor event will feature handmade pottery, including bowls, vases, cups, and other ceramic pieces.

Pilates On The Square
Where: Southlands
When: May 1 at 10 a.m.

Celebrate yet another national holiday, Pilates Day! Join Club Pilates at the Town Square at Southlands for a free class. Just reserve your spot before you head over.

Cinco De Mayo 5K
Where: Cheluna Brewing Company
When: May 2

Run a 5k (ish) with Cheluna Brewing Company and the Brewery Running Series. You'll get a craft beer at the finish line, pint glass, and other fun items as this celebration kick-off. Register online to reserve your race spot.

A group of friends shares tacos together at Comida inside Stanley Marketplace.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Where: Dry Dock Brewing Company, South Dock
When: May 5

Enjoy authentic street tacos from Chihuahua Mexican Grill and specialty beers, including their Dayboard with lime and a pineapple-mango blonde with chili-spiced rim! There are no tickets necessary to attend this event.

Cinco de Mayo
Where: Comida inside Stanley
When: May 5

Explore live music starting at 5:00 p.m., tasters, and other goodies all day! Drink specials include their famous blackberry margarita, frozen beverages, and more.

Acoustic Duo
Where: Carm & Gia Metropolitan
When: May 7 at 5:00 p.m.

Enjoy some live music by the acoustic duo Josh & Dave at Carm & Gia Metropolitan. Their expansive outdoor patio makes it perfect for enjoying the warmer weather while dining on American classics and sipping bottled brews.

A young family shops at Town Center at Aurora with cotton candy in hand

Day of Jubilee & Gallery Showing
Where: The People's Building
When: May 7 at 7:00 p.m.

Celebrate the Aurora Cultural Arts District (ACAD) with an in-person gallery showing at The People's Building. Will Barker's style is an oil painting with contemporary-meets-western themes. Attend this free event starting at 7:00 p.m.

Mother's Day Paint & Sip
Where: Town Center at Aurora
When: May 8 at 2:00 p.m.

Are you looking for something to do this Mother's Day? Grab reserve your space at the Town Center at Aurora's paint & sip class. There will be free painting lessons and mocktails to enjoy while painting a masterpiece with your mom (or grandmother, aunt, or any other lady in your life).

Westword's Fest To-Go
Where: Stanley Marketplace
When: May 13 at 4:00 p.m.

Buckle up and cruise over to the Stanley Marketplace anytime from 4:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m., to join other foodies for the first-ever Westword Feast To-Go - were tasting a variety of sweet, spicy, tangy, crunchy, and savory bites will be as simple as rolling down your window. The first-ever Feast To-Go will be jam-packed with past and present Best of Denver winners sharing their favorite dishes! Grab your tickets before they sell out. Attendees will stay in their cars for this event.

A young girl puts a flower on the Colorado Freedom Memorial in Aurora Colorado

Chalk Lines and Vines Festival
Where: Arapahoe County Fairgrounds
When: May 16

Grab your friends or a date and come on out to the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds and Event Center in Aurora for samples of Colorado wine, live chalk art, and entertainment, food trucks, and fun, laid-back vibes. The event will be held outside, where you can socialize safely and enjoy incredible views of the Front Range and Eastern Plains.

Concerts on the Green
Where: Stanley Marketplace
When: May 16 at 3:00 p.m.

Grab a lawn chair, pick up some food and drinks from the Stanley and meet us on the back lawn for a socially distanced outdoor student concert. Masks required when not consuming food or beverages. Please register for this event before attending.

A Celebration of Cultures
Where: Town Center at Aurora
When: May 29 at noon

Celebrate and learn about some of the different regions that make up our community. This month features the Asian American Pacific Islander community. Celebrate and learn about some of the other areas that make up our community. This event will feature food, performances, kids' activities, educational resources, and more! Please register before attending this event.

Colorado Remembers Memorial Day Weekend
Where: Colorado Freedom Memorial
When: May 29 – 31

Honor the military personnel and their families who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country during the annual ceremony at the Colorado Freedom Memorial. There will be an outdoor celebration and self-guided tours in addition to a stunning flag display.

Margaritas line the bar at El Tequilino in Aurora Colorado


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


From classic flavors to unique combinations, you'll probably have to try more than one to celebrate the occasion. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a glass in hand. With more than six unique sections, you'll find a place that fits your vibe. Check out margarita locations in Aurora.


Explore Colorado's natural habitat on horseback. 12 Mile Stables leads guided horse riding on more than 27 miles of trails and 3,000 acres of open space in Cherry Creek State Park. Ideal for families and children, the horses at 12 Mile Stables are seasoned trail-riders. During the warmer months, discover their sunset ride complete with dinner and spectacular views. Learn more about booking on their website.