July 28, 2016
Fun Things to Do This Weekend at the Fair!
Ready for your weekend at the Fair? That’s the Arapahoe County Fair, by the way! You’ll have some tough choices to make between the music and performance venues in Aurora, and all the fun things to do, taste and experience at the Fair. With plenty of fun to go around, start making plans now!
TONIGHT (July 28):
SOUNDS OF SOUTHLANDS: THE KORY BRUNSON BAND
Colorado native Kory Brunson and his band mix country and rock in music they describe as “Hard Country.” This talented group of fun-lovin’ musicians has played Opryland and Red Rocks and opened for Dierks Bentley, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Little Big Town. Stomp up a storm with the Kory Brunson band!
Southlands Mall Town Square, 6:00 p.m.
More info: http://www.shopsouthlands.com/news/sounds-of-southlands-summer-concert-series/2129995344
AURORA SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: 6 MILLION DOLLAR BAND
The 6 Million Dollar Band (6MDB for short!), covers tunes from The Eurythmics, Billy Idol, Dire Straits, The Go-Go’s and MORE with an unbelievable list of 80s hits. The hot links, pulled pork and brisket will be provided Jim ‘n Nick’s Bar-B-Que, so don’t miss your last chance to cram and jam at an Aurora Summer Concert!
Aurora Municipal Center, 15051 E. Alameda Pkwy, Aurora, CO, 6:30 p.m.
More info: https://www.auroragov.org/things_to_do/events/aurora_s_summer_concerts
Tonight Through Sunday, July 28-31:
This Weekend at the Fair!
Time again to celebrate the 110th annual Arapahoe County Fair at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds in Aurora! It’s a hot summer deal with pre-sale online admission tickets for only $10 per person ($15 at the gate and parking is $5). Tickets include unlimited carnival rides, plus a rodeo, concerts on the main stage, two nights of fireworks, 4-H shows, tractor pulls, high-octane motor sports and more.
Crowd-pleasers for the entire family include the high-flying DockDogs (you can enter YOUR canine athlete!) competition, and kids vying for prizes in the Mutton Bustin’ contest. Plus, the Petting Farm is back, and there’ll be tons of fun at the Kids’ Corral and Heritage Tent.
Animals like rabbits, pigs and poultry will be on display in the east wing and horses, cattle, goats and sheep in the livestock pavilion. Shop more than 40 vendors and enjoy live music by 10 bands on the Main Stage.
Fairgoers 21 and older can purchase tickets for the Craft Brew Fest, July 28 for $15 per person for unlimited pours from 20 breweries and yummy finger foods.
For a schedule and more information about ALL the events and activities visit
Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, 25690 E. Quincy Ave., Aurora
Thursday: 4:00-9:00 p.m.; Friday-Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Admission: $15 at the gate, $5 parking (cash only)
Friday-Sunday, July 29-31:
SUMMER THEATER: THE BIG BANG!
Vintage Theatre Productions, Inc. proudly presents a musical extravaganza depicting the entire history of the world – from the formation of the planets to the most important events in history: Adam and Eve! The Pyramids! Cher! It’s a fast-paced evening of entertainment you won’t soon forget.
1468 Dayton St., Aurora, CO, Friday-Saturday: 7:30 p.m.; Sunday: 2:30 p.m.
More info: http://www.vintagetheatre.com
Saturday, July 30:
FARMERS MARKET AT SOUTHLANDS
Every Saturday you can get great deals on POUNDS of fresh fruits and veggies at the Southlands Farmers Market on Main Street. And that’s not all! There are vendors with bread and wine, oils and soaps, coffee and kettlecorn – and lots of free samples! You can even check out books at the Aurora Public Library booth. Head for the north end of the mall near the theaters and shop til you drop – or can’t carry the good!
Southlands Mall, Main Street, Aurora 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
COOKING WITH KIDS!
Aurora Cooks offers classes for all ages, even wee ones ages 3 to 6 with their parents. The Garden Gnomes class will help you and your child make a fresh “farm to table” menu sure to please even the pickiest eaters. The menu: Stone Soup (garden fresh veggie soup), Snail Scroll Pinwheels, a fresh fruit drink and strawberry shortcake. Check out the entire summer schedule of cooking classes here.
Meadowood Recreation Center, 3054 S. Laredo St. Aurora – 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Cost: $42 ($32 Resident)
More info: www.auroragov.org/cooking
Monday, August 1:
MATH WORKSHOP FOR KIDS!
Does your child need confidence in math? Does he/she need some extra practice learning basic facts? The Make Math FUN camp for Grades 1-5 will make the next school year easier for children as they learn the foundation of math and play games like Jenga and cup stacking. Math literature, partner games, and music all help make math FUN! And, students will take home a Math Toolbox to play and practice at home.
The Lakehouse, 27151 E Lakeview Dr, Aurora – 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
COST: $40 ($35 Resident)
Wednesday, August 3:
MOVIES ON THE SQUARE: INSIDE OUT
After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness – conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school. Don’t miss another Disney blockbuster in the fresh air at Movies on the Square!
6155 South Main Street, Southlands Mall, Aurora – Movie Starts at Dusk
More at Southshore!
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