Summer Event Line Up

Gear up for summer with our calendar of events! Get ready for festivals, local music, and more.

Major Events

Some of the most exciting events only come around once a year. Every month you can find a farmer's market, festival, or activity that makes a great day trip.

Stanley Farmer's Market
Where: 2501 S. Dallas St

Come in and get what you need for your weekend get-togethers and cookouts. A variety of local produce, food products, and unique artisan finds every single week. After that, relax with a refreshing beverage and further shopping at all of Stanley's fantastic stores. This event will run every Friday starting in June through the end of September from 3-7 pm.

Southlands Farmer's Market
Where: 6155 S. Main St

The vendors always have something interesting whether it is locally grown or homemade. This is the ideal place to get super fresh veggies and high-quality items. They offer fresh baked goods, terrific salsa, a wide variety of hot sauces, CBD offerings, kettle corn, and more. For more information, click here.

Southland's Sunset Market
Where: 6155 S. Main St

Sunset Farmers Market? That's right! Let your kids pick out something new to try. Then, let them help prepare a meal or choose a snack based on what caught their eye. Sample the best of the state and plan a summer menu of earthy Aurora goods with ingredients from local vendors. Find out more here.

Film on the Field
Where: 2501 S. Dallas St

Come watch a movie under the stars! Stanley Marketplace is bringing outdoor movie nights to the Field at Stanley. "Film on the Field" series, presented by Visit Aurora, starts Sunday, May 15th, at dusk and will run every third Sunday of the month from May through September. For dates and times of movie showings, click here.

Havana Street Global Market
Where: 2802 S. Havana St

Through local small businesses, this event will promote and celebrate ethnic variety. You'll find a diverse range of merchants from all over the world selling cuisine, crafts, home goods, art, jewelry, and more. While you shop, enjoy music, dance, and ethnic celebrations!

Live Concerts

Who's ready for a summer filled with local music?

Sounds of Southlands
Where: 6155 S. Main St

Enjoy live music on Town Square, drinks, and great food options while enjoying some of the city's most talented musicians. Southlands is a great outdoor mall that has a little of everything! It has a theatre, lots of cafes and restaurants, clothing stores, Barnes and Noble, and specialty shops. It is a fantastic place to go on a beautiful day to grab some ice cream and enjoy the beautiful music.

Pelican Bay at Cherry Creek
Where: 4800 S. Dayton St

If you are looking for a quick trip to get away from the hustle of the city and enjoy live music at the same time, this is the place to be. this park makes you feel like miles away with great views of the mountains. One of the very few (if not only) places in this big state park where you can get a drink (be it just water or alcohol) on a hot summer day.

Denver International Airport: Jazz on the Park
Where: 8500 Peña Blvd

Live jazz concerts will be held on the outdoor plaza between the terminal and the Westin on various Fridays during the summer. Enjoy this series of free and open-to-the-public events by sitting in provided lounge seats or lying out on the grass-like turf.

Outdoor Activities

Fresh air, sun, trees. Nature is a magical thing, and according to some studies, can have strong healing powers - Get outside and enjoy these outdoor activites.

Social Cornhole League
Where: 2501 S. Dallas St

Get your friends together for some beer sippin and bag slingin! This summer, GO Cornhole and Cheluna Brewing have teamed up to bring you a Social Cornhole League! Bring your friends and experience some fun & friendly competition at Stanley Marketplace. Along with good food, drinks, and music to make this your favorite day of the week.

Social Kickball Summer League
Where: 2501 S. Dallas St

If you’re not one to hang out at a bar or coffee shop on the weeknights passing time, then social kickball might be the perfect alternative for you. You can meet up with others who enjoy the same sports and activities as you, make new friends, grow your professional network, and just have an all-around good time.

Catch an MLS Game
WHERE: 6000 Victory Way

Colorado Rapids games have many electrifying moments packed into one exciting event. The crowd alone is something to see. The madness that you witness here is stimulating. If you're going to an MLS soccer game for the first time, keep an eye out for a bicycle kick. As entertaining as watching the kick on YouTube is, seeing it live is far better.

Wright's Amusements: Summer Carnival
Where: 14200 E. Alameda Ave

Your whole family will enjoy an outing to one of the local fairs, festivals, or carnivals! Taking the family to a fair, festival or carnival is always a great idea in the summer. They offer everything from rides, games, good food, and plenty of entertainment for the whole family.

Saddle Up at 12 Mile Stables
Where: 5547 S. Parker Rd

Discover the Colorado wilderness in a new way at 12 Mile Stables, located within Cherry Creek State Park. Visitors can enjoy more than 3,000 acres of open space while riding along 27 miles of riding routes, which are open all year. Riders can choose their own adventure with one to two hour-long rides in various regions of the state park, making it ideal for groups. For reservations, click here.


The summer is young and there are many fantastic festivals that are coming up!

Where: 2501 S. Dallas St

ThirstyFest is back in 2022, and it's bigger and better than ever!! Beer, wine, seltzers, cider, non-alcohol beverages, and more will all be served at Stanley Marketplace. They will also have food trucks, lawn games, and live music, as usual!

Where: 6155 S. Main St

This top-rated wine walk was created specifically for wine lovers. You may expect friendly conversation, laughter, and a few intriguing facts. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Aurora Family YMCA.

Free Things to Do

If you're seeking free things to do in town, these free attractions are a great place to start.

Experience Nature at Rocky Mountain Arsenal

Discover Colorado's natural habitat with wildlife and critters at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal, which is open from sunrise to sunset. Hike around 15,000 acres of open space or pick up a map of the Wildlife Drive, which includes the best areas to see bison, pronghorn deer, and other wildlife.

Admire the street art

Murals will be installed at strategic locations across the neighborhood to bring color and energy to an already dynamic environment. The majority of the paintings will be on East Colfax in the 9000 block, but an event map will be available so that visitors may see all of the murals in the neighborhood, which extend from Dayton Street to Florence Street.

Walk the Cherry Creek Trail

The Cherry Creek Regional Trail is a scenic 40-mile trail that connects suburban and rural Arapahoe and Douglas Counties, including the cities of Parker, Centennial, and Franktown, and begins in downtown Denver. You can jog, cycle, run, or simply stroll along any stretch of the path while taking in the varied scenery and terrain.


Learn about the rich history of "The Gateway To The Rockies". This museum is a fantastic place to meet new people, learn about those who came before us and broaden our horizons.

Foxtober in Summer

Join neighborhood businesses, neighbors, friends, CCA students and teachers, and five of Aurora's most popular food trucks as they compete for your vote and the Foxtober in Summer Showdown trophy. There's something for everyone with food trucks, a beer garden, a kids' section, and community stalls.

Looking for more events in Aurora? Check out Visit Aurora’s Events Page