Things to do in September


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: Sep 2
Where: Town Center at Aurora

Ready for story time? Join Town Center at Aurora on Sep 2nd 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: Sep 3
Where: Aurora Cultural Arts District

Grow the Arts Plant Fundraiser will feature free live music from local artists, as well as authentic food from local vendors. This event is a great opportunity to support the arts community and enjoy some delicious food! Get your ticket here.

Colfax Art Jams
When: Sep 3
Where: Aurora Cultural Arts District

Come out to Colfax for a night of FREE music and performances surrounded by TRUE LOCAL artisans and makers! This event is the perfect opportunity to check out some of the best talents our community has to offer and to support local businesses. Don't miss out – join Aurora Cultural Arts District for a night of fun!

Arte de Lúpulo - Hop Art by Christie Tirado
When: Sep 9
Where: Dry Dock Brewing - North Dock

In honor of National Hispanic Culture Month, Dry Dock Brewing’s North Dock location will host “Arte de Lupulo/Hop Art,” featuring the beer-minded art of Christie Tirado, a Mexican American artist and elementary school art teacher in the Yakima Valley region of Washington.

The Denver Pancakes & Booze Art Show
When: Sep 9
Where: Stanley Marketplace

Come experience one of the largest pop-up art movements to hit North America over the past decade. The LA-based event originated in 2009 and has since popped up more than 500 times in 35+ cities around Europe & North America. Batter sizzles, beer foams, and canvas line the walls from ceiling to floor as hundreds, sometimes thousands, of revelers indulge in endless pancakes. This is no stuffy wine-and-cheese, pretentious, someone-gag-me art event. It’s an innovative reimagining of the art show concept. A welcoming vibe for up-and-coming artists to sell and strut their stuff in a free verse, anything goes environment.

Rescue Puppy Yoga
When: Sep 10
Where: Stanley Marketplace

Relax and cuddle with puppies in this event co-hosted by Vibe Yoga and Stanley Marketplace. Join Vibe Wellness for the final rescue puppy yoga class of the season at Stanley Marketplace on September 10th! Proceeds go to the Mile High Labrador Retriever Mission!

Flock Party 2022
When: Sep 10
Where: Denver Zoo

A fun-filled evening dedicated to creating a fantastic new habitat for our American and Chilean flamingos. This colorful, casual, and ALL-INCLUSIVE benefit features festive food + drink, live entertainment, exclusive animal experiences, and so much more—with proceeds benefiting our most flamboyant flock.

When: Sep 15
Where: Southlands

Enjoy a glass of wine or a pint of beer while strolling through Southlands Main Street. Ten (10) 1 oz. Glasses of wine are included with each ticket, as well as a complimentary commemorative glass. Invite a friend to join you on a stroll through the freshly restored town Square, where you can shop at one of the numerous independent or big-box stores. Tickets can be found here.

ThirstyFest 2022
When: Sep 17
Where: Stanley Marketplace

ThirstyFest is back and better than ever for 2022! Stanley Marketplace is back for another year to serve you a beer, wine, seltzers, cider, non-alcoholic beverages, and more!! All proceeds from ThirstyFest go to Water For People, a Denver-based international non-profit that promotes the development of high-quality drinking water and sanitation services accessible to all and sustained by strong communities, businesses, and governments.


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

Film on the Field

Pick up dinner and drinks to-go at one of Stanley's restaurants, bars, and brewery and bring it out to the field to enjoy with family, friends, and the community in this FREE event!

Rocky Mountain Wine Festival

Drink wine mountainside? Count us in! Experience mountain life leisure as you sample different wines from around the world, selected by experts. With 50+ bottles to sample from, there’s sure to be a wine for everyone.

Celebrate Labor Day

There's no better way to celebrate labor day than by getting together with your family. Enjoy some good food, fun games, and quality time with your loved ones. It's a great way to end the summer and kick off the fall season. Need some ideas? Check out our recent blog for Labor Day activities.

Take a horseback riding lesson

If you have never been on a horse before, don't worry, 12-mile stable instructors will teach you the basics of horseback riding. Horses are such majestic creatures and taking a riding lesson is such a fun experience. You will learn how to control the horse and how to navigate through different terrain.

Colorado Rapids games

Attending a major league soccer game is a fun way to spend an afternoon or evening. The games are fast-paced and exciting, and the stadiums are filled with passionate fans. Plus, there's always a chance of witnessing a spectacular goal which makes the experience even more thrilling.

Bike, hike, or take a walk

There are many great trails for hiking and biking in Aurora. Some of the most popular locations include the Cherry Creek Trail, the High Line Canal Trail, and the Sand Creek Greenway. These trails offer beautiful scenery and a great workout.