Spring in Aurora is in full effect!

Enjoy holidays with the Cinco de Mayo celebrations, Kentucky Derby, puppy yoga, bingo nights, and horseback riding- all in Aurora!

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

Bingo Nights
Where: Launch Pad Brewery
When: May 3

The warm environment and wonderful craft beer at Launch Pad Brewery make this a great place to play a few rounds of this basic game. Enjoy a beer while playing bingo and winning fantastic prizes. Is there anything greater than that?

Cinco de Mayo
Where: Six Captial Brewing and BBQ
When: May 5

Visit Six Cap to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! They will be releasing a Mexican Lager, cooking up some delectable food specials, and, of course, BINGO at 6 p.m. (which is completely free!)

KidX Club® Story Time With Aurora Public Library
Where: Town Center at Aurora
When: May 6

Town Center at Aurora has paired up with the Aurora Public Library to deliver Aurora's kids' weekly storytime and fun! Join them for Story Time and snacks every first Friday of the month from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the JCPenney play area on the lower level!

Grow The Arts- Plant Fundraiser
Where: Aurora Cultural Arts District
When: May 7

Do you want to make a genuine, long-term impact? Supporting a local plant fundraiser allows you to make a difference in the Aurora community. It's simple to become enthused about a cause you care about, and it's satisfying to watch your efforts bear fruit. Plants are available for purchase online and pickups will take place at Colfax Art Jams (First Saturdays) at the ACAD booth. Find your tickets here.

Kentucky Derby Celebration
Where: Southlands
When: May 7

When you imagine going to the Kentucky Derby, you probably picture yourself dressed in your finest suit or wearing a fancy derby hat, cheering on the horses from the stands with a refreshing mint julep in hand. Don your fancy hats, fascinators, and seersucker suits and you might have a chance to win a prize!

Farmer's Market
Where: Southlands
When: May 7

Farmer's markets are a great way to stock up on fresh local produce, but they can be a fun family outing too. If you haven’t made a farmer’s market visit part of your regular routine, you may just want to add it in. Farmer's markets facilitate personal connections and bonds of mutual benefits between farmers, shoppers, and communities.

Colfax Arts Jams
Where: The people's Building
When: May 7

Come try some authentic cuisine from the local food truck scene. This is a collaborative project, and it wouldn't be the same without you! FREE concerts and performances surrounded by TRUE LOCAL artisans, and makers!

Fiesta de Derby Spring Auction
Where: Stanley Marketplace
When: May 13

Save the date for WCE's greatest fundraiser and FUN raiser, in the Stanley Marketplace Hangar on Friday, May 13. Prizes will be given out for the best hat and festival look! There will be plenty of excellent food and drinks! And, of course, there will be fantastic auction goods to bid on and win!

Chalk Lines & Vines
Where: Arapahoe County Fairgrounds
When: May 14 & 15

Chalk Lines & Vines, an annual 21+ event held in Aurora's Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, is back for its second year. Guests will enjoy live music, entertainment, and food trucks while receiving 15 samples and a souvenir cup with the purchase of a ticket.

Asian American and Pacific Islander+ Festival
Where: Denver Zoo
When: May 15

Celebrate the diversity of Colorado’s Asian community through multicultural dance, music, art, workshop, and community engagement; and the Zoo’s unique connection to Asian cultures and countries through its animals and conservation programs. Guests are welcome to dress up in the traditional culture they identify with. Get your tickets here.

Rescue Puppy & Yoga!
Where: Stanley Marketplace
When: May 21

Puppy yoga is the new craze in health and wellbeing, and we are totally behind it. Could there be anything more relaxing and fulfilling than doing a downward dog with an actual dog right by your side? We think not. puppy yoga is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Visit Vibe Wellness and decide whether puppy yoga is for you!

THINGS TO DO ALL MONTH LONG

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

CIRQUE ITALIA WATER CIRCUS

Cirque Italia’s Gold Unit performers can’t wait to take you back to a time when hula hoops and soda fountains were abundant, Elvis Presley dominated the airwaves, greased hair was all the rage, and street racing was a parent’s greatest concern. Come along for the ride when a 1950s-obsessed adolescent falls asleep and dreams of living in this revolutionary era. The show is guaranteed to captivate and engage every kiddo in the audience. Get your tickets here.

HITTING THE LINKS

With warm sunshine, pleasant breezes, and great company, it doesn’t get much better than spending an afternoon on a gorgeous golf course in Aurora, Co. Check out this blog for the best golf courses around the city.

VISIT A BREWERY

To be great, a brewery has to make great beer. That much is obvious. But it’s not the only factor in making us want to visit. In this day and age, entire trips are planned around visiting brew-producing Meccas, and those trips are about more than what’s poured into your glass. Check out these amazing breweries located in Aurora, Co.

SADDLE UP ON HORSEBACK

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.

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