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Aurora Global Fest

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Global Fest is THIS Saturday, August 17th, 11AM - 6PM
Aurora Municipal Center | Great Lawn | 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy. | Aurora  80012


Global Fest is...a celebration of the cultures and communities that call Aurora home. It is a celebration of diversity, inclusion and a  great summer multicultural experience.  This unique Global event...is sure to entertain all ages. Included is a kids area, musical and dance performances, a fashion show, a parade of nations, an international marketplace, food, vendors and beer market.  New this year...travel to the international marketplace with arts and crafts from all around the world.  
#AuroraGlobalFest | #ThisIsAurora | www.AuroraGlobalFest.org 

This Is Aurora

Thursday, August 15, 2019

With Census 2020 just around the corner, the numbers are about to change.
In the meantime, here is a current snapshot of the city of Aurora. 
Click the image to download a PDF.  #ThisIsAurora #2020Census

Global Fest 2018

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

 

The city of Aurora invites you to experience fantastic flavors, cultural experiences and artistic expressions from around the world at Global Fest this Saturday, August 18th, 11AM - 6PM, at the Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn, 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy.  And entrance is FREE!  Enjoy world entertainment, music and food, ethnic markets, community booths, fashion shows--yes, that's plural--and even more entertainment and education at the Aurora History Museum.

The World Beer Market will offer different beverages with brewing techniques and flavors from around the world. All beers were globally inspired...and locally made.

For more information, visit www.auroraglobalfest.org.

7-20 Memorial Ascentiate

Friday, July 27, 2018

The memorial, named “Ascentiate” by its artist creator, is located inside the city of Aurora Water-wise Reflection Garden at the southeast corner (East Alameda Parkway and South Chambers Road) of the Aurora Municipal Center campus, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway.

The memorial, to be dedicated July 27th, 6:30 PM, honors the 13 lives taken, 70 wounded and many lives that were changed on the night of July 20, 2012. Together with the surrounding garden, the artwork creates a beautiful reflective space that is open to all. Kentucky artist Douwe Blumberg designed, created and installed “Ascentiate,” a sculptural composition of 83 caste aluminum cranes. Seventy white cranes representing those injured in the shooting converge from all sides and then begin to rise upward. Then the 13 uppermost cranes with translucent wings that glow in the sunlight continue to rise upwards, representing those that perished. All of the cranes were cast with a hollow interior compartment, and each of these compartments have been filled with a canister containing meaningful words, objects and mementos. The sculpture is about 18 feet tall. Blumberg was selected by the 7/20 Memorial Foundation from more than 160 artists nationwide who applied for the project.

The 7/20 Memorial Foundation is an independent nonprofit with which the city of Aurora has supported and worked closely.

Connecting Aurora's Immigrants-Refugees with Health

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Health Powers Life campaign for immigrants and refugees in Aurora receives international accolades

AURORA, Colo. – Health Powers Life, an outreach campaign targeting better health outcomes for Aurora’s immigrant and refugee communities, has been recognized by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts with three Communicator Awards.

“One in five residents in Aurora was born outside the United States, and Health Powers Life is an important tool in the city’s strategic plan to connect immigrants and refugees with important services and ensure they are able to be their best, healthy selves,” said Ricardo Gambetta, head of Aurora’s Office of International and Immigrant Affairs. “We are excited to hear about the recognition for how well the campaign has been promoted, and we are even more excited to see that translate into healthy outcomes for all our residents.”

See Press Release here (June 12, 2018)