Aurora Festivals & Shows

Aurora Festivals & ShowsAurora is a beautiful Colorado city that always seems to be abuzz with the business of everyday activity and hustle and bustle. Thankfully, there are several festivals and events that occur over the course of the year that are all about unwinding and having some good clean fun. These happenings spotlight special events and groups that not only help give back to the area, but give the people of Aurora something to truly celebrate.

KidSpree
Aurora celebrates their younger citizens with KidSpree held every July. The festival features more than 60 hands-on activities and entertainers. Plus, the kids get the chance to paint a tiny tot town any color they like, turn a real car into an unusual masterpiece, enjoy some time in the petting zoo and even swim in a pool of noodles! Mom and dad need to remember to bring the camera to capture every colorful minute!

Address: Bicentennial Park, 13655 Alameda Ave at Potomac Street, Aurora, CO - MAP
Phone: (303) 739-7756
Web: www.auroragov.org

Punkin' Chunkin' Colorado
Every October, the people of Aurora let it fly with the annual Punkin Chunkin Colorado. The idea is to hurl pumpkins through the air as creatively as possible. It is quite amusing to see the various ingenious contraptions designed to launch pumpkins as high as possible. There's also lots more fun at this festival with hayrides, scarecrow making, a pumpkin patch and great live music.

Address: Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, 25690 E. Quincy Ave.
Aurora, CO 80016 - MAP
Web: www.auroragov.org

Java Fest
Aurora loves its coffee. In fact, the city celebrates the joy of java every May with Java Fest. Coffee brewers from all over the area come together to offer samplings of their brews at this festival. There's also live music and assorted pastries to enjoy with the various blends. Just bring your favorite mug and enjoy!

Address: Fletcher Plaza, 9898 East Colfax Ave, Aurora, CO - MAP

Fiesta Aurora
The influential Hispanic community in Aurora brings much cultural influence to the area every day of the year. That influence is celebrated to great effect with Fiesta Aurora, a city-wide festival held every June. Mariachi music, spicy food and stunning art are just part of this celebration of Hispanic culture.

Address: Fletcher Plaza, 9898 East Colfax Ave, Aurora, CO - MAP
Phone: (303) 739-6617

Movie in the Park Night
Taking the family out to a movie is always fun, but the experience is brought to a whole new level with Movie in the Park Night held in Fletcher Plaza for seven Saturday nights during the summer months. Bring lawn chairs and blankets to find a comfortable spot to enjoy some very family-friendly films on the big screen. There's also some pre-show activities that include craft projects and trivia games. Refreshments are sold on site.

Address: Fletcher Plaza, 9898 East Colfax Ave, Aurora, CO - MAP
Phone: (828) 687-0751
Web: www.fletcherparks.org