These are some of the prominent closures and cancellations of public and private events in the Aurora metro area. If you’d like to have your notice added, send your announcement to [email protected]SentinelColorado.com.
UPDATED MARCH 16, 2020
Aurora city buildings and venues
(Below venues closed from March 14–31)
Aurora Fox Arts Center
Aurora History Museum
Aurora Public Libraries
Aurora Recreation Centers and indoor pools
Bicentennial Arts Center
The People’s Building – no comment yet on cancelled events being postponed
Information at: https://www.auroragov.org/cms/one.aspx?pageId=16539096
(Below venues closed from March 14 to April 30)
Aurora Center for Active Adults
Morning Star Adult Day Program
Therapeutic Recreation Program
Information at: https://www.auroragov.org/cms/one.aspx?pageId=16539096
Aurora civic meetings that will continue
Board of Adjustments and Appeals Meetings
Planning and Zoning Commission Meetings
City Council Meetings
Civil Service Commission Meetings
“All city-organized public meetings and events taking place between March 14 and April 30 (other than the meetings listed above) will be canceled. Use of all city meeting rooms and facilities by public and non-city groups will be canceled effective immediately through April 30, or until further notice.”
The Stanley Marketplace in Aurora has closed to the public in recognition of the importance of social distancing to reduce spread of COVID-19.
The mall-like emporium of shops and restaurants said some businesses will move to curb-side and home deliver of foods and products.
“This wasn’t an easy decision to make, but we have to do our part to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and encourage social distancing,” Stanley officials said on Twitter Saturday.
“This Tuesday, we launch Stanley To Go, a curbside pick-up program offering lunch and dinner from a bunch of Stanley businesses, including Annette, Comida, Rolling Smoke, Misaki, Cheluna, and more.”
The Denver Biscuit Cmpany, the Logan House Coffee Company, and Rosenberg’s have separate entrances. Those businesses plan to offer to-go service.
“We’re still figuring all of this out, but we are so grateful for our community of small business owners for working together to do what’s right for the greater good.” Stanley officials said.
Arapahoe County Fairgrounds and Park
All events at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds and Park are canceled through April 30, 2020. Fairgrounds staff are working with customers to reschedule events or offer refunds as necessary.
Downtown Aurora Visual Arts – closed through March 27.
Denver city buildings
Denver Public Libraries – closed indefinitely starting March 16. Visit Denver Public Library’s Facebook and Twitter for more updates.
Denver Motor Vehicle Offices – Denver’s motor vehicle branches will be closed to the public beginning Monday, March 16. Denver Motor Vehicle staff will also not be reporting to work until March 26 at which time they will begin to process any mail and online transactions received during this time. To support residents impacted by the closures, the City and County of Denver will provide a grace period for expired vehicle registrations and for newly purchased vehicles not yet been registered through April 9, 2020 while the Governor’s State of Emergency declaration is in effect.
Residents are urged to use online motor vehicle services available at www.denvergov.org/dmv.
Aurora History Museum – closed from March 14–March 31. All events cancelled through April 30. Visit Aurora History Museum’s website for updates.
Denver Art Museum – Closed from March 14–31. Postponement/cancellation notices for events and programs will be sent via email. Visit the Denver Art Museum’s website or their Facebook and Twitter for updates.
Denver Museum of Nature and Science – Closed until further notice. Visit DMNS’s website or their Facebook and Twitter for updates.
Both Wings Over the Rockies – locations are temporarily closed to the public until further notice.
Denver Botanic Gardens — Both public locations closed indefinitely beginning March 14. All public programs/classes from March 14-March 31 have been canceled.
Calendar updates will be made here: https://www.botanicgardens.org/calendar
1st Bank Center – All shows cancelled indefinitely. Shows may be rescheduled. Those with tickets to cancelled shows that cannot be rescheduled will be refunded within 30 business days of cancellation notification. Visit The 1st Bank Center’s website or their Facebook and Twitter pages for updates.
The Bluebird Theater – All shows cancelled indefinitely. Shows may be rescheduled. Those with tickets to cancelled shows that cannot be rescheduled will be refunded within 30 business days of cancellation notification. Visit The Bluebird Theater’s website or their Facebook and Twitter pages for updates.
The Gothic Theatre – All shows cancelled indefinitely. Shows may be rescheduled. Those with tickets to cancelled shows that cannot be rescheduled will be refunded within 30 business days of cancellation notification. Visit The Gothic Theatre’s website or their Facebook and Twitter pages for updates.
The Ogden Theatre – All shows cancelled indefinitely. Shows may be rescheduled. Those with tickets to cancelled shows that cannot be rescheduled will be refunded within 30 business days of cancellation notification. Visit The Ogden Theatre’s website or their Facebook and Twitter pages for updates.
Aurora Fox Arts Center – Closed from March 14–31. 1If you have purchased a ticket for a show, Aurora Fox Arts Center will reach out to you. Visit Aurora Fox’s Facebook for updates.
The People’s Building – Closed from March 14–31. No comment yet on cancelled events being postponed. At 9995 E Colfax Avenue in Aurora. Their website is https://www.thepeoplesbuilding.com/
Vintage Theatre – All plays cancelled, planned reopening on April 17 with Shakespeare in Love. Visit vintagetheatre.org or Vintage Theatre’s Facebook page for updates.
Schools and colleges
Community College of Aurora, no classes through March 29
Aurora Public Schools and Pickens Tech closed through March 27
Cherry Creek Schools closed through March 27
Englewood Public Schools closed through March 27
Littleton Public Schools closed through March 29
Sheridan School District No. 2 closed through March 20
Dick’s Sporting Goods Park — The home of the Colorado Rapids’ Major League Soccer team will host no events for 30 days, beginning March 14.
Rescheduled events will appear, here: https://www.dickssportinggoodspark.com/tickets/calendar/calendar-of-events/
Empower Field at Mile High — The home of the Denver Broncos football team is closed for at least two weeks beginning March 15 to all but employees with “critical operational roles”
Pepsi Center — The home of the Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche will host no events for 30 days, beginning March 14.
Rescheduled games/events will appear, here:
Achieve Gymnastics (Aurora) — Facility will be closed from March 16-21; decision will be made March 19 on resumption of classes
King Soopers grocery stores — Remain open with new daily hours, 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sie Film Center (Denver) — All scheduled screening postponed from March 16-April 3. Guests with purchased tickets are eligible for full credit to a future screening for the next 12 months.
Wal-mart stores & Neighborhood markets — Remain open with new daily hours, 6 a.m.-11 p.m. (until further notice), stores with already reduced hours will operate as scheduled