Metamorphosis

Aurora Theater: 10 Years Later

To mark the passage of 10 years since the Aurora theater tragedy, we chose the theme Metamorphosis. Our selection comes to honor the transformation of our community and the lives forever changed. This year's event will be a unique version of our annual Reflection Garden on Tap Beer and Chalk art festival, with a special focus on the healing power of the arts. In addition to our signature beer garden features, our FREE family-friendly event will include art experiences, wellness booths, musical entertainment, and more ! Join us in support of one another as we all celebrate the resilience that we have discovered, cultivated, and earned over the past ten years.

We are grateful for the continued support from the community, if you're interested in volunteering to help click on this link. All volunteers will receive goodies such as T-shirts and more!

Events on July 23, 2022

Heroes Journey 5K 9:00 AM

The Hero's Journey relates to any person who faces a challenge, encounters struggles to overcome it, and returns home a Hero. We hope this 5K is a transformative experience as you run/walk together; whether you are a veteran runner or this is your first 5K. We chose to start the run across from the theater and end in the 7/20 Memorial in the Reflection Garden as your return home/finish line to honor the journey from tragedy to hope. It is the perfect place for each of us to honor and celebrate our collective accomplishment as well as our heroes from the 7-20-12 event. All proceeds will go towards the Zack Golditch opportunity scholarship. Zack is an Aurora, CO native who, though in the adjacent theater, was in wounded in the 2012 Aurora Theater Shooting. Zack spent parts of two seasons in the NFL before coming back to the Front Range. He now follows the path of those who came to his aid 10 years ago, with his career as a firefighter at South Metro Fire. To register as a runner or donate to this event click here Runners 21 and over will receive a wristband for unlimited beer tasting at the 3pm event. To register as a runner or donate to this event click here Runners 21 and over will receive a wristband for unlimited beer tasting at the 3pm event.

Reflection Ceremony 1:45 PM : 3:00 PM-Great Lawn, West side of the Aurora Municipal Center

We want to acknowledge the continued healing journeys of survivors, first responders, and community leaders. A remembrance of the 13 taken, as well as stories of courage and hope, will be shared through the voices of those who were affected. We hope to inspire all to remember that together we are stronger.

Beer Garden 3:00 PM to 6:30 PM-Aurora Municipal Center's Great Lawn on the west side

Our favorite local breweries and others from around the state will be pouring unlimited samples for patrons 21 and older who donate to the foundation to receive a wristband. Breweries: Resolute, Baere, Bent Barley, Bierstadt Lagerhaus, Waldschänke Ciders + Coffee, Jagged Mountain, Peak View, 4-Noses, Lone Tree, Cerebral, Lady Justice, Chain Reaction, Boulevard, Two22, Dry Dock, A Bit Twisted, Six Capital, Spice Trade, Launch Pad, Living The Dream, Tivoli, ...and more to come!

Live Bands 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM-Aurora Municipal Center's Great Lawn on the west side

3:00-4:30 PM : They are like family to us and are a returning crowd favorite -Brushfire 5:00-7:00 PM : A local favorite, and always from the heart- Latin Sol -We love that they begin their sets with a tribute to those who serve. They will have a special remembrance for the servicemen that were taken from our community on 7/20/2012.

Food Trucks 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM-Aurora Municipal Center's Great Lawn on the west side

Food trucks showcasing the vast array of food cultures in Aurora will be on location at the Great Lawn. Check back soon for the list of breweries!

Wellness Booths 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM-Aurora Municipal Center's Great Lawn on the west side

Variety of wellness and community outreach booths. Check back soon for a list of partners

Live Chalk Art-Memorial Garden in Aurora's Water-Wise garden on the south east side of the Aurora Municipal Center

Variety of local talent including our return favorites creating sidewalk art with the theme "Metamorphosis". Stop by one of the local breweries and ask how you can "post" a support message on a chalk paper crane.

Live Immersive Orchestra 7:20 PM-Memorial Garden in Aurora's Water-Wise garden on the south east side of the Aurora Municipal Center

The Stratus Chamber Orchestra and Life/Art Dance Perform Metamorphosis: An immersive art experience in the memorial garden. With the aid of poetry, a live immersive orchestra, dance, video and visual art by DAVA students, we will acknowledge tragedy and pain, love and compassion, community and healing.

*For Sponsorship Inquiries Please Contact Della Curry dellacurry79@yahoo.com*