Things to do in July

The sun is out, the summer heat is on, and the fun is just getting started!

Check out the sizzling events happening around Aurora for the perfect July itinerary! 


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

Aurora Brews Cruise 2024
When: July 1  - August 31
Where: Locations Vary

Prepare for an unforgettable tasting adventure with the inaugural "Aurora Brews Cruise." From July 1 to August 30, immerse yourself in our beloved city's vibrant brewery scene. Explore the finest breweries in Aurora, collecting unique stamps and enjoying exclusive craft beverages along the way. The Aurora Brews Cruise is designed for both locals and visitors who have a passion for discovering new flavors and supporting local brewers. With a collectible pint glass and a custom map, you'll embark on a city-wide journey, savoring the best brews and ciders Aurora has to offer. Learn more on how to participate here!

4th of July Spectacular 
When: July 4
Where: Aurora Municipal Center | Directions

Celebrate Independence Day in true American style with a spectacular fireworks display and all-American hot dogs! Join the City of Aurora at 6:00 pm on the Great Lawn of Aurora, where you can indulge in tasty snacks, treats, and good company. Arrive early to secure your prime viewing spot for one of Colorado's most dazzling fireworks shows, starting at 9:30 pm. Before the sky lights up, groove to live music and savor delicious food with loved ones - it's a July 4th celebration you won't want to miss!

Back to School Fashion Show 
When: July 13
Where: Town Center at Aurora | Directions

Prepare your little scholars for success with a sneak peek into the latest trends at our Back to School Fashion Show! Get ahead on school shopping for the kiddos and grab stylish essentials to kick start the new school year with flair. Explore summer collections from brands you can shop from at the Town Center at Aurora.

2024 Scholarship Scramble Golf Tournament
When: July 11
Where: Saddle Rock Golf Course | Directions

Golfers, unite! Summertime is in full swing, and it’s the perfect time to perfect that putt! Join Aurora Gateway Rotary Club for their 2024 Scholarship Scramble Charity Golf Tournament! Proceeds from the tournament channel into various local and international humanitarian projects. If you’re looking for more tee time this June, bring some friends or the whole family and check out our list of fantastic golf courses to enjoy more fun in the sun.

Arapahoe County Fair
When: July 25 - 28
Where: Arapahoe County Fairgrounds | Directions

Step into the excitement of the annual Arapahoe County Fair! From thrilling carnival rides, toe-tapping live music, and delicious fair foods that will tantalize your taste buds, indulge in a day filled with festival fun. Bring your friends and family to celebrate summer at the Arapahoe County Fair!

Day of Resilience
When: July 20
Where: 7/20 Memorial | Directions

Join the 7/20 Memorial Foundation to celebrate the 8th Annual Day of Resilience! This family-friendly event offers something for everyone, featuring over a dozen beer vendors, healing and wellness booths, food trucks, sidewalk chalk artists, and live musical performances. The day begins with the inspiring "The Hero's Journey" 5k run/walk led by Zack Golditch, a survivor of the shooting and former NFL player turned firefighter. Explore wellness offerings, enjoy live music, and sample craft beers at the Resilience Beer Fest while admiring talented chalk artists creating captivating works of art. Each piece will reflect the festival's theme, "Reflections of Resilience," inspiring attendees to foster hope, love, and positivity in their lives and communities.

Havana Street Global Night Market 
When: July 20
Where: Leezakaya | Directions

Prepare to savor spring and summer flavors as a beloved market returns! Make your way to Aurora’s premier street to celebrate the city’s diverse culinary scene! Indulge in a culinary adventure along Aurora’s best foodie block, sampling the best global cuisine from local vendors at Havana’s Global Night Market. Explore various handcrafted artisanal goods and more, adding a touch of flair to your summer nights.

Things to Do All Month

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

Stanley Summer Series
When: July 7 - August 25
Where: Stanley Marketplace | Directions

Celebrate summer with Stanley Marketplace! The Stanley Summer Music series is back for the season and kicking off July with live music on the West Patio. Bring your friends, family, and furry companions for a fun evening jamming to the best beats and hearing from local talent! 

Rebel Marketplace 
When: July 6  - June 27
Where: Del Mar Park | Directions

The beginning of Rebel Marketplace’s 5th season begins June 1! Shop from amazing local vendors, including fresh produce, handmade goods, art, and other unique finds! The market occurs every Saturday until August 31! 

Southlands Farmer's Market
When: July 6 - 27
Where: Southlands | Directions

Embrace the summer season with a trip to Southland’s Annual Farmer’s Market. Shop local with fresh produce, handmade artisan goods, and more!

Sounds of Southlands
When: July 11 - 25
Where: Southlands | Directions

Southlands is back with Sounds of Southlands. Occurring every Thursday of the month, Sounds of Southlands is a fun event where you can sit back and enjoy local talent while enjoying the summer breeze. Bring your lawn chairs, grab some Fro Yo from Tutti Frutti, and enjoy the jams on Town Square.

Water Activities

Soak up the sun on a sailboat or head out for paddleboard yoga at dusk. Quincy Reservoir is best for kayaking and canoeing; bring your own. The Aurora Reservoir has on-site paddleboard, canoe, and kayak rentals. Visitors can also use non-motorized boats on the water. If you’re looking for tubing, water skiing, and more – head over to Cherry Creek State Park. They have on-site paddleboard, kayak, canoe, and boat rentals. Check out this blog for more water activities, including pools and lazy rivers.