Things to do in April

Spring has sprung, and we're eager to bask in the warmth of the spring season! Mark your calendars and save the dates for a lineup of upcoming and exciting events.

Whether it's enjoying brunch on a patio, taking leisurely afternoon bike rides, or discovering more things to do, April promises Aurora fun!


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

Spring Fling Pop-Up
When: April 14
Where: Chambers Event Center | Directions

Kick off the Spring season in style at the Spring Fling Pop-Up! Discover an array of vendors offering everything from live music to flower arrangements and permanent jewelry! Immerse yourself in a weekend of leisurely shopping, exploring unique local treasures waiting to be found in each boutique. It’s the perfect way to welcome the season!

Earth Day Clothing Swap 
When: April 22
Where: Stanley Marketplace | Directions

It’s spring cleaning season! Celebrate Earth Day with Stanley’s Earth Day Clothing Swap, where guests can donate gently used pieces and participate in this community-driven event! This is a perfect opportunity to declutter your wardrobe, minimize waste, and refresh your closet with new finds. What makes it even more exciting? Any remaining pieces will be recirculated within the city and donated to local organizations, promoting sustainability and accessibility for all!

Sunset, sailboats and open water at Cherry Creek State Park

Earth Day Celebration
When: April 20
Where: Cherry Creek State Park - Meet at Smoky Hill Picnic Shelter  | Directions

Join Colorado Parks and Wildlife at Cherry Creek State Park for a day of festivities! Enjoy family-friendly activities, face painting, and springtime kite flying. Celebrate our planet while creating lasting memories with loved ones in Aurora’s great outdoors. Don’t miss out, and make sure to grab your tickets here!

Earth Day Wagon Rides 
When: April 22 
Where: Plains Conservation Center | Directions

Celebrate and honor Earth Day with wagon rides at Plains Conservation Center! Explore Aurora’s beautiful backyard on the prairie and delve into the wonders of our city’s flora and fauna with an expert guide who will answer all your questions about Aurora’s wildlife. Connect with nature and deepen your appreciation for the environment right in your own community!

Celebrate Aurora's Birthday
When: April 27
Where: Aurora History Museum | Directions

Happy 133rd Birthday, Aurora! Celebrate our dynamic city at the Aurora History Museum’s fantastic birthday bash, featuring cake, fun party games, crafts, and much more. It’s a free event for the whole family.

Aurora's Story Presentation 
When: April 30
Where: Aurora History Museum | Directions

Explore Aurora’s rich history through an engaging story presentation at the Aurora History Museum. Discover fun and fascinating insights, such as the city’s previous identity as the Town of Fletcher. As Aurora commemorates its 133rd birthday, immerse yourself in the founding tales of heritage that shape our vibrant community.

When: April 26 - May 5
Where: The People's Building | Directions

Embark on a captivating journey through Cipriano Ortega's debut full-length play, delving into the poignant narrative of love and turmoil set against the backdrop of the art world. Traverse the intricacies of gender, art, classism, and race through this gripping romantic drama. 

17th Annual RMTU and 6th Annual Prakriti Festival 
When: April 27
Where: The Aurora Fox Arts Center | Directions

Explore the 6th Annual Prakriti (Nature) Festival, presented by the Colorado Fine Arts Association! Explore a celebration of culture and community as mesmerizing dance performances from India and South Asia take center stage, showcasing the beauty of traditional dances.

Vintage Theatre 24th Season Announcement Gala
When: April 27
Where: Vintage Theatre | Directions

Get dressed in your best and prepare for an unforgettable evening at Vintage Theatre’s 24th Season Announcement Gala! Whether you’re a dedicated theatre enthusiast or fellow performer, join the Vintage Theatre for an evening full of excitement featuring a silent auction, captivating entertainment, food, and much more. Come together to celebrate the anticipation of another remarkable season, brimming with unforgettable performances.

Things to Do All Month

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

Celebrate Earth Day 

Although Earth Day is April 22, celebrate all things nature by venturing to the great Aurora outdoors. With miles of trails, reservoirs, parks, nature centers, and more, Aurora has it all to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. Check out our blog to learn more about how you can stay active this spring and explore Aurora's backyard!

Enjoy Sunday Brunch

Brunch is pure bliss. It's a lazy, lingering time to get your fill of sweet or savory treats, have an extra cup of joe, or maybe even indulge in a mimosa or Bloody Mary without rushing anywhere. As the temperatures get warmer, consider dining outside at one of our many must-visit brunch spots. Read more.

Play a Round of Golf 

With more than 300 days of sunshine annually, Aurora is a golfer's paradise. While most courses are playable year-round, April brings the warmer temperatures that make golfing outdoors more enjoyable. Discover Aurora's courses and choose your adventure. Here's a full description of the courses to try in the city.