For many, Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start to summer. As you start to make plans for your long weekend, there are many events and activities in and around Aurora that will help make it great. We love being part of the Aurora and greater Denver communities. With the fun Memorial Day weekend events listed below, we hope you all head out and support local businesses. We are not directly involved in these events, so if you have questions about them, please contact the event organizers directly.
Memorial Weekend Events
Colorado Freedom Memorial 4th Anniversary Ceremony
Where: Colorado Freedom Memorial
When: Saturday, May 27 at 11 a.m.
Head to the Colorado Freedom Memorial and take some time to remember what Memorial Day is all about — honoring and remembering our military members who have lost their lives while serving their country. The ceremony starts at 11 a.m. and will be followed by live musical performances. It’s recommended that you bring chairs or blankets to sit on.
Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park
Where: Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park
When: All Memorial Day weekend
Nothing says summer like a day at the water park. Take the family for an afternoon of water slides, roller coasters, and great family entertainment. With new rides, slides, games, and a fireworks show on Sunday, May 28, this is a great way to have some fun in the sun.
Denver Day of Rock
Where: 16th Street Mall
When: Saturday, May 2017 from 2:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Make the short drive to Denver for an afternoon of food, drinks, and free concerts. This is the eighth year of this event, which transforms the 16th Street Mall into a block party for an afternoon. The event is free for everyone and portions of the food and drink proceeds go to Amp the Cause.
There are 25 confirmed artists as of mid-May, and you can see the entire lineup on the Denver Day of Rock website.
These, and many other 2017 Memorial Day weekend events near Aurora, CO are part of what make our community such a great place to live. With the long weekend, we also welcome you to stop by Shortline Eurocars if you’re in the market for a pre-owned luxury import. We have some really great cars on the lot and we’d love for you to stop by and see them.