Thursday, June 6, 2019

City of Aurora News

Safe use of fireworks, summer fun and more things to do in June

June 6, 2019

Staying safe with fireworks

With Independence Day around the corner, the sale of limited fireworks in the city begins June 15. Keep in mind the following information to enjoy a safe celebration of our nation’s birthday.

Legal use of fireworks in Aurora
·    The sale, possession and use of certain fireworks is legal in Aurora.
·    Fireworks can be purchased and used in Aurora only from June 15 to July 4.
·    Fireworks that DO NOT leave the ground or explode are allowed.
·    Examples of allowed fireworks are fountains, wheels, sparklers, snakes and ground spinners. Examples of prohibited fireworks are firecrackers, bottle rockets, lady fingers, mortars, and roman candles.
·    You must be age 16 or older to possess or use fireworks, unless supervised by someone age 21 or older.
·    The city’s fire chief has the right to ban the sale, use, possession or discharge of fireworks as conditions dictate.
·    Even legal fireworks can make loud noises that may be startling to those suffering from anxiety or PTSD, and to pets. Be courteous and respectful of those around you, and keep pets indoors in a safe, quiet place. 
·    To view the fireworks ordinance, go to
·    For more information, call Aurora Fire Rescue at 303.326.8999. The maximum possible penalty for a violation of the fireworks ordinance is a fine of up to $2,650 and/or up to one year in jail and other fees and costs as imposed by the court.

Reporting non-emergency fireworks issues
To report a non-emergency fireworks issue, visit our online form at

This option should not be used to report a life-threatening emergency, and it will not trigger an immediate response. This online tool will assist us in tracking major areas of concern, and will help with enforcement in the future. All non-emergency fireworks complaints should be reported to the online form to ensure that 911 is used for life-threatening emergencies.

2019 Water Quality Report

The next time you turn on your faucet and grab an ice cold glass of water, taste it. Really taste it. The water in Aurora is, simply put, some of the best H20 around, and we have won many awards to prove it. The 2019 Water Quality Report is out.

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Summer family fun, food trucks and Bike to Work prep June 14

Friday, June 14, is all about summer fun at the Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn. 

The first Summer in the City of the season –where families and children enjoy board and field games, large inflatables, crafts, face painting and more– will be combined with Food Truck Rodeo, where several of the local food trucks bring their deliciousness for all to enjoy. 

To top it off, in preparation for Bike to Work Day (June 26), the city’s Bike to Work Prep Day will also take place with giveaways, bike maintenance tips and riding resources from Way to Go. Anyone who registers at the event for Bike to Work Day will be entered into a drawing for a prize basket.

Summer in the City, Food Truck Rodeo and Bike to Work Prep Day will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway.

Bicycle Colorado will be offering a free bike commuter safety class in the Aurora Municipal Center’s Aurora Room from 1 to 2 p.m. Pre-registration is preferred to save a spot. 

After June 14, Summer in the City takes place every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at various parks around the city: June 19 at Del Mar Park, June 26 at Appaloosa Park, July 10 at Mission Viejo Park, July 17 at Parklane Park, July 24 at Triangle Park, July 31 at Country Lane Park, and Aug. 7 at Red-tailed Hawk Park. And Food Truck Rodeo continues on the first Friday of the month until November except for July (July 12).

To learn more about Summer in the City and Food Truck Rodeo, visit For more information on Bike to Work Day and to register, visit


City Council Town Meetings
• Ward I (Crystal Murillo) - Thursday, Aug. 22, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr. Library, 9898 E. Colfax Ave.
• Ward II (Nicole Johnston) - Thursday, June 27, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Beck Recreation Center, 800 Telluride St.
• Ward III (Marsha Berzins) - Wednesday, June 12, 6:30 to 8 p.m.,
Aurora Municipal Center City Cafe, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway (second floor)
Thursday, June 20, 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. (Mornings with Marsha)
Tin Cup Cafe, 50 S. Peoria St.
• Ward IV (Charlie Richardson) - Thursday, June 20, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Fire Station No. 11, 2291 S. Joliet St.
• Ward V (Bob Roth) - Tuesday, June 18, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Heather Gardens, 2888 S. Heather Gardens Way
• Ward VI (Fran├žoise Bergan) - Wednesday, July 17, 6 to 8 p.m.
Tallyn's Reach Library, 23911 E. Arapahoe Road

Free Ukulele and Hula Lessons
Saturday, June 8, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. 
Join this fun class where you will not only learn to play ukulele and dance hula but also more about the Hawaiian culture. All levels are welcome. Recommended for ages 8 and up.  
Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Parkway

Artspace Survey
Take the survey by June 11
Help us think big. Tell us what you want in affordable live/work housing, studio and other creative work space in Aurora. The Aurora Cultural Arts District and the city of Aurora are teaming up with Artspace, the nation's leading nonprofit arts developer, to survey our creative community.

Author Visit: Susan Mallery
Thursday, June 13, 7 p.m.
Tattered Cover Book Store and Aurora Public Library welcome bestselling author Susan Mallery for a special presentation and book signing celebrating the release of her new novel, "The Summer of Sunshine and Margot.” Books will be available for purchase from Tattered Cover Book Store. Registration is required, and space is limited.
Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9898 E. Colfax Ave.

Food Truck Rodeo and Summer in the City
Friday, June 14, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This month's lineup of food trucks is accompanied by the first Summer in the City event of the year, featuring healthy snacks, inflatables, board and field games, crafts and much more for the family, as well as a prep station with safety information, bike maintenance tips and giveaways for Bike to Work Day (coming June 26).
Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway

Nature Art Show
Friday, June 14, 4 to 8 p.m.
Join us to celebrate the subtle beauty of the short grass prairie at the Plains Conservation Center. Enjoy photography, botanical samples, original artwork and special guest George Levi, a Cheyenne artist. Free admission. Light refreshments will be served.
Plains Conservation Center, 21901 E. Hampden Ave.

Open Days at DeLaney Farm Historic District
Saturdays, June 15 and 29, 9 a.m. to noon
Explore Aurora’s agricultural roots. Open day includes performances and programs.
DeLaney Farm Historic District, 170 S. Chambers Road

Talk Story
Saturday, June 15, noon to 1 p.m.
Learn about Hawaii's history and culture with Mark Kahalekulu.
Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Parkway

Lunch & Learn Lecture Series: Presidential Love Stories 
Wednesday, June 19, noon to 12:45 p.m.
Passion, betrayal, happiness, tragedy, wealth, ambition, infidelity and addiction. Presenter Kathleen Arnold delves into the personal lives and marriages of America’s early Presidential couples. Bring your lunch. $4 ($3 for Aurora residents)
Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Parkway

Summer concerts: Soul School 
Thursday, June 20, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Aurora Rhythms kicks off the free summer concerts on the lawn with Soul School, an Aurora band known for its variety of oldies, R & B, Motown, rock and funk. Eventgoers are welcome to bring their own blankets, lawn chairs and food or purchase from the food trucks on-site Top Dawg Sausages and Philly’s Italian Water Ice. 
Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway

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