June 1, 2021
This summer will require advanced planning to make sure you don’t miss the events you’re looking forward to. Don’t wait until the last minute and be disappointed by a “sold out” message on the website—check out these exciting summer happenings in Aurora and Denver and get your tickets NOW!
In the Neighborhood
Some big events are coming to Stanley Marketplace this summer! Tickets are on sale now ($35-$55) for the much-anticipated Van Gogh Alive Exhibit from DCPA. This is not just an art exhibition—it’s an experience. The large-scale, multi-sensory digital art display transports you into Van Gogh’s world. The exhibit runs July 9 through September 26—but if you wait until it opens, there may be no tickets left!
A smaller-scale series of concerts will take place on Tuesdays in June at the Stanley. Candlelight Open Air features intimate performances of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in a romantic candlelit setting. Tickets ($45-$55) must be purchased in advance and, due to the limited capacity, are likely to sell out.
Theatre and Concerts
Aurora’s favorite theatre is back, with Vintage Theatre Season Passes ($219) on sale now, or buy tickets in advance for individual shows ($38). There’s a terrific lineup of shows for the 2021-22 season, including Five Guys Named Moe, a musical featuring the works of jazz legend Louis Jordan, which runs July 23-August 22.
One of Denver’s favorite summer traditions is the Free Concert Series at Levitt Pavilion. While concerts are completely FREE, registration is required. Because of limited capacity, the shows do “sell out”—sometimes weeks in advance. So check out their exciting line-up of bands and plan ahead for the shows you want to attend!
Colorado Symphony Events
Classical music lovers in the Mile High City are lucky to have a Symphony that shows up in unexpected places. From June 17-20, small groups of Colorado Symphony musicians will be performing Chamber Music Downtown at the Arts Complex Galleria. Tickets are $120 for a table for 2 or $240 for a table for 4.
The Colorado Symphony will also be appearing at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre for much-anticipated concerts this summer. They’ll be performing Beethoven’s Fifth on June 29, an exciting Aretha Franklin Tribute on July 8, and a collaborative concert with Guster on July 25. Ticket prices range from $45-$65.
Kids’ Events Here and There
Aurora has some fun FREE activities for kids this summer, including the Passport to Summer Fun, a scavenger hunt that you can spend all summer playing. There’s also a chance for kids to help paint a mural through Art in the Park, which takes place on Wednesdays in June and July at four different parks in Aurora.
The Denver Zoo Flock Party ($125) is the party of the year—and it’s live and in-person on June 26! Treat yourself to a special social event: a colorful, casual, ALL-INCLUSIVE benefit that features festive food and drink, live entertainment, and exclusive animal experiences—with proceeds benefiting the beautiful American and Chilean flamingos. This event WILL sell out, so get your tickets now!
It’s not too late to sign your kids up for a summer camp! Some openings may be available, or put your name on a waitlist since restrictions are leading to increased capacities. Kids ages 7-15 who enjoy theatre will love the Aurora Fox Theatre Drama Camp, where campers will create their own play.
Stanley Marketplace has openings in theatre, con cosplay, fashion design, and film camps for kids ages 5-17 through Neighborhood Music and Theatre. Kids in grades K-8 can participate in a gymnastics camp from Bounce Gymnastics Bounce.
There are still some available spaces with the City of Aurora’s Day Camps. Kids ages 6-13 can participate in a Youth Camp, including Around the World in 5 Days, Science is Sweet, Mt. Olympia Olympics, Aquatics Camp, or Animal Planet. The Morrison Nature Center Camps have limited availability for ages 6-8 and 9-12, including Creepy Crawly Camp and Outdoor Survival Camp.
Make Summer Plans at Southshore
Make your summer plans from the comfort of a stylish home at Southshore! Take a tour of the brand new homes from Toll Brothers, Taylor Morrison, Richmond American Homes and coming soon — Century Communities! For a slice of Life at the Lake, these ranch and two-story designs are priced between the $400s and the $700s.