Around Aurora

Beer, Bourbon or 1920s Cocktails?

January 23, 2020

It’s one way to stay warm—attend an event with a featured libation! The Winter Brew Festival is a great way to hang out under heated tents and sample local brews with friends, while the Bourbon and Bacon Fest will entice your tastebuds. To go all out, the Speakeasy Soiree features handcrafted cocktails 1920s-style, as well …

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Don’t Miss the Stock Show This Weekend!

January 16, 2020

Iconic Western events are on the schedule at the National Western Stock Show this weekend, including Pro Rodeos, horse jumping, and the fan-favorite Wild West Show. New theatre and music events are also in town, including Mandolin Orange’s first collaboration with the Colorado Symphony and an edgy social satire, The Squirrels, at the Aurora Fox …

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The Stock Show Comes to Town!

January 9, 2020

When you see a herd of longhorn cattle being driven down the streets of Denver, it can mean only one thing—they’re ushering in this year’s National Western Stock Show! And today’s kick-off parade is just the beginning! There will be rodeos to watch, photo ops with adorable llamas and alpacas, plus mariachi bands and all …

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End the Holiday Season on a High Note!

January 2, 2020

The final weekend of the holiday break gives you one last chance to see any of the magnificent holiday attractions that you didn’t quite have time to fit in before. There are still lights up at Denver Botanic Gardens and Camp Christmas fills the time until school starts! In addition, there are many fun musicals …

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Ringing in the New Year!

December 26, 2019

It’s not only the end of the year but also the end of a decade. Let’s hope the new 20s are as fun as the Roaring 20s were! There will be plenty of celebrations for families as well as couples as we ring in the New Year. Let the kids do a sleepover at the …

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Great Ideas for Family Holiday Traditions!

December 24, 2019

Every family has cherished holiday traditions that have been around for years: Christmas tree decorations handed down from generation to generation or a special fudge recipe from Grandma’s grandma. But every year is also a chance to make some new traditions, perhaps by borrowing an idea you read about here!

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Sights and Sounds of the Holidays!

December 19, 2019

Denver and Aurora are filled with the sounds of the holidays—traditional concerts, a carousel calliope, and lots of laughter at holiday comedy shows! Whether you are in the mood for holiday favorites like Handel’s Messiah or just want to treat the kids to a break from shopping at the downtown Holiday Carousel, your ears are …

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Holiday Events All Weekend Long!

December 12, 2019

With plenty of Santa sightings scheduled for this weekend, the kids will have ample opportunities to meet the Jolly Old Elf himself! Adults will appreciate some grown-up humor compliments of Nick Offerman, who plays Ron Swanson on Parks and Recreation, during his stand up comedy show. Popular events for the entire family include performances of …

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The Grinch AND Parade of Lights This Weekend!

December 5, 2019

There is so much holiday cheer in Denver and Aurora this weekend that it’s hard to keep up! A must-see is the annual Parade of Lights in downtown Denver, a beloved tradition that welcomes the holiday season to town. Also in Denver are productions of favorite Christmas shows from The Grinch to A Christmas Carol …

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Southshore School Receives Top Honors

December 3, 2019

Caley Mitchell loves teaching economics, government and U.S. history to students at Cherokee Trail High School – the Cherry Creek school in Southshore that students ages 14 to 18 attend. She’s one of a passionate team of educators who praise the administration and staff at Cherokee — a school that was recently named among the …

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