Category Archives: Upcoming Events

63rd Annual Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner and Silent Auction: A Night in Venice…

Friday, March 16, 2018 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Denver   Join the Aurora Chamber of Commerce at their annual Awards Dinner and Silent Auction!  This year’s event theme is “A Night In Venice…” which recognizes and honors the achievements and efforts of leaders and volunteers in the Eastern Metro Area.  It’s also an  evening of great networking, […]

Up With People’s newest production: Live On Tour 2018

March 1st, 2018, Broomfield High School   UWP’s newest production, Live On Tour 2018, includes international songs and dances, entertaining pop medleys, and original songs crafted to inspire people to keep hope alive in their communities.​ The show will feature historical highlights from throughout Up with People’s existence: from the 1960’s to the new millennium along […]

Kpop Night at Skate City!

Thursday February 22nd at Skate City Aurora Join Aurora Sister Cities International and KonnectPop at Kpop Night at Skate City on Thursday February 22nd!  Enjoy skating with your friends while listening to all the hit Kpop music!  Make sure you’re there at 8pm at Skate City Aurora (15100 E Girard Ave, Aurora, CO 80014) and have […]

Colorado Korean Night

Still looking for a way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved one?  How about enjoying authentic Korean food, beverage, and music and supporting a good cause while you do so!?   One of our community partners, the Colorado Korean Association, is hosting their annual fundraiser on Saturday February 17th.  The event is a celebration of […]

Deadline Extended for the The Adams County Mayors and Commissioners Youth Award

New Deadline: February 15, 2018 to Chanell Reed The Adams County Mayors and Commissioners Youth Award recognizes teenagers in grades 6th through 12th who have overcome personal or physical obstacles and have risen to challenges in life to create a positive change in their lives, and serve as inspirations in the lives of others.  The program is […]

All Mexico-US Sister Cities Mayors Summit

February 15-17, 2018 in Guadalajara, Mexico. Join cities and counties from the USA and Mexico as they gather in Guadalajara as part of the All Mexico – US Sister Cities Mayors Summit to discuss ways to advance sister city programs between the US and Mexico into the future. It is a great opportunity to showcase […]

2018 PyeongChang Olympics Begin on February 9th!

February 9th through 25th, 2018 Watch the 2018 Olympic Games in PyeongChange Korea from February 9th through 25th, 2018! Did you know that the Olympic games are more than just sports?  The goal of the Olympic Movement is to contribute to building a peaceful and better world by educating youth through sport practiced without discrimination of […]

Aurora Cities International Winter Celebration Fundraiser!

February 7th, 2018 at the Aurora History Museum Join Aurora Sister Cities International on Wednesday February 7th for our Winter Celebration & Fundraiser!  Enjoy fantastic global foods and beverages and for a chance to win international themed prizes!  Tickets are only $15 with a suggested donation of $10 per prize drawing. If you would like […]

2017 Project Worthmore Holiday Party Gifts for Refugee Children & In-Kind Needs

Share the great abundance with which you are blessed! Help Project Worthmore throw a wonderful holiday party for our refugee neighbors. In order to make this year’s event a special evening of celebration, Project Worthmore is in need of some seemingly random items as well as new (in the original packaging) gifts for refugee children. […]

Aurora Sister Cities CEO to Participate in CSU-Global Panel Discussion On November 14th

Please join Colorado State University-Global Campus (CSU-Global) online on November 14th for a virtual conference on the future of online higher education. Higher education is evolving at a rapid pace. How do institutions keep up and continue to meet the needs of modern students and the workplace? How can institutions make the most of data to […]

Turn it Up! KPOP Dance Cover Showcase Fundraiser for Aurora Sister Cities International!

November 14, 2018, 5:30pm, Lakewood Cultural Center at 470 S Allison Pkwy, Lakewood, CO 80226 Konnect Media is hosting Turn it Up, a Korean pop dance showcase fundraiser that will be held on November 14th in Lakewood, Colorado. The fundraiser will support the Aurora Sister Cities International‘s Korea Committee and celebrate the relationship between the sister cities of Aurora, […]

Have You Ever Had A Pupusa? Come Try One or Two at the Pupusas Festival!

November 11th from 11am to 6pm at the Village Exchange Center at 1609 Havana St, Aurora, CO 80010. Join Eco Folklorico Cuscatlan and Village Exchange Center for a free family event where you’ll get a taste of El Salvador with a variety of pupusas and other dishes derived from corn. There will also be raffles, […]

IMMIFEST- Colorado Immigrant Festival

October 28, 2018 10am-6pm 1400 Dallas St, Aurora, CO 80010 Make sure you don’t miss the last the IMMIFEST of the year! Join the Aurora Cultural Arts District as they host the last Colorado Immigrant Festival  (IMMIFEST) of the year on Saturday October 28th, 2017 at 1400 Dallas St, Aurora, CO 80010 from 10am to 6pm. […]

Aurora International Roundtable Meeting

October 18. 2017 5:30pm Aurora Municipal Building The City of Aurora Office of International and Immigrant Affairs Quarterly International Roundtable meeting is scheduled for Wednesday October 18 at 5:30pm at the Aurora Municipal Building (15151 E. Alameda Pkwy, Aurora, CO 80012 in the Aurora Room on the 1st floor). The Aurora International Roundtable was created to […]

Diversity & Inclusion Resource Summit

October 12, 2017 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm Summit Event Center Resource Fair: starts @ 4:30pm Resource Talks: 5:15, 5:45 & 6:15pm Gift Bag, Ethnic Cuisine & Hosted Beer /Wine Included 2017 Diversity and Inclusion Resource Summit Flyer  

Teaching Korea in the Globalizing World

Saturday, September 23, 2017 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. C.U. Denver Teaching Korea in the Globalizing World. Teacher Workshop at CU Denver. Saturday, September 23, 2017, 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Examine strategies for developing critical thinking and media literacy skills through study of contemporary North and South Korea. Through presentations by Korea studies professors […]

2017 Colorado Sister Cities Conference

Friday, September 8th, 2017 10:00 am to 3:00 pm The Armory Performing Arts Center Educational sessions – Networking – Information Sharing Open to the public. This is the annual Colorado conference for all Colorado cities with Sister Cities relationships. Register Here    

Central American Festival 2017

Saturday, September 2nd 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Lowry Park, Aurora Colorado Central American Festival 2017 Come out and join the Central American Community as people from Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama come together to celebrate their customs and culture at the 10th Annual Central American Festival. The event will include food, […]

Global Trade & Investment Forum

Global Trade & Investment Forum August 29th – 31st, 2017 Unlock new opportunities to strengthen US and Mexico relations,trade ties, investment and business opportunities. Hear from Former President Vicente Fox on August 29th & 30th. Learn about specific investment opportunities on the Access to Capital Day, August 31st. Register HERE

Global Fest 2017!

Aurora Municipal Center, Great Lawn 15151 E. Alameda Parkway Aurora, CO 80012 Saturday August 19 from 1:00 – 9:00 pm The city of Aurora, Colorado invites you to experience fantastic flavors, cultural experiences and artistic expression from around the world at Global Fest. Aurora Sister Cities International will be hosting several booths to add to the […]

Aurora to Host the 2018 Sister Cities International Conference

July 31 to August 4, 2018 Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center Aurora, Colorado Join Aurora Sister Cities International and our parent organization for one of Aurora’s first truly transnational conference. Nearly 1,000 people from around the nation and the world will convene at Aurora’s Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center. Network to your hearts […]

2017 Youth Leadership Summit

July 12-16, 2017 Virginia Beach, Virginia Sister Cities International welcomes students ages 14-18 to participate in the 2017 Youth Leadership Summit at the 61st Annual Conference. The 2017 Youth Leadership Summit is designed to engage the next generation of leaders and introduce them to the world of international affairs. Through a specialized diplomatic simulation moderated […]

U.S. – Russia Summit

U.S. – Russia Summit DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Virginia Beach 1900 Pavilion Drive Virginia Beach, VA 23451 Although the Cold War ended more than two decades ago, relations between the U.S. and Russia are still a major concern to both countries and the world. Now more than ever, people-to-people engagement is needed to strengthen mutual […]

TEA-NCTA Seminar: Teaching Korea in the Globalizing World

June 15-September 30, 2017. Priority application deadline: April 21, 2017. TEA-NCTA Seminar: Teaching Korea in the Globalizing World. Presenting authentic voices through Korean narratives and texts, this seminar offers teachers the opportunity to use a humanities approach to engage in study, analysis, and discussion of scholarship related to Korea’s interactions with the modern world. Participants […]

44th Annual World Trade Day

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 8:00am-6:30pm Colorado Convention Center 700 14th St. Denver, CO 80202 Join World Trade Center Denver for their 44th annual World Trade Day – the largest international business conference in the Rocky Mountain Region.  This year’s theme is “Containers to the Cloud: Trade as Goods, Services & Knowledge”.  The program will focus on how […]

Celebrate Finland’s Centennial of Independence

Thursday, April 27, 2017 6:00 pm-8:30 pm University Club, 1673 Sherman St. Denver The Colorado European Union Center for Excellence (CEUCE) is honored to host in Colorado Kirsti Kauppi, Ambassador of Finland to the United States, as her country celebrates the centennial of its independence. Ambassador Kauppi will speak on Finland’s role within the European Union […]

Asian-American Cabaret Evening

Sunday, April 9th, 2017 7:00-9:00pm Aurora Culture Arts District Gallery Theatre 1400 Dallas St. Aurora, CO 80010 Get a preview of what Theatre Esprit Asia’s Spring 2017 production and their 2017-2017 season! Admission is by donation. The event will include free snacks and a cash bar. For more information click here. 

44th Annual World Trade Day Conference

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 Colorado Convention Center 700 14th St. Denver, CO 80202 World Trade Day is right around the corner!  With trade being in the news a lot lately, it is more important than ever to learn how trade benefits our economy and our lives. Join the World Trade Center Denver and the globally-minded […]

“Yohen” presented by Theatre Esprit Asia

Yohen by Phillip Kan Gotanda Directed by Anthony J. Garcia Weekends: February 3 – February 26, 2017 Fri-Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2:00pm Aurora Cultural Arts District Gallery Theatre 1400 Dallas St. Aurora, CO 80010 A powerful drama of a multiracial couple.  She’s a Japanese immigrant and he’s a Black American.  They seek to rediscover what brought them together in […]

Islam 101- Meet the Middle East

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 6:00pm-8:00pm Posner Center 1031 33rd St. Denver, CO 80205 Meet the Middle East As it stands today, Islam is the most misunderstood and misrepresented religion in the world. Conflicts and violence rooted in differing religious beliefs, opposing political ideologies and territorial disputes, are often labeled Islamic causing the West to view […]

A Beginners Guide to Exporting and Importing

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 2:00pm-3:30pm Geotech Building 2650 East 40th Ave. Denver, CO 80205 Want to get involved in international business but have no idea where to start? A Beginner’s Guide to Exporting & Importing will introduce you to the world of international business from a beginner’s perspective, introducing critical resources with each step. In […]

ECDC African Community Center’s International Talent Night

February 10, 2017 4:30pm-6:30pm Aurora Central High School Auditorium 11700 E. 11th Ave Aurora, CO 80010 United States Join the ECDC/African Community Center of Denver for International City Talent Night. This event will honor and celebrate the incredible strength and skills of our refugee community. There is a suggested donation of $2 or a school supply […]

3rd Annual UNAFF Traveling Film Festival Denver

Friday, January 28th- 6:00pm- Opening Night- Posner Center Saturday, January 29th- 11:00am-8:30pm- Sie Film Center Come out and enjoy six powerful documentaries focused on international, immigrant, and refugee stories! For more information on the films, and to purchase tickets click here. This event was organized by the United Nations Association of Denver in partnership with the Posner […]

15th Annual Colorado Chinese New Year Celebration

Saturday, January 28, 2017 11:00am-3:30pm Citypoint Church 200 S. University Blvd. Denver, CO 80209 Celebrate 2017- the year of the rooster! From 11:00am-1:30pm enjoy a cultural Fair, taste of China, and marketplace. This will include authentic Chinese food, cultural displays, and entertainment, music, artworks and crafts, calligraphy, traditional costumes and more. Admission is free. From […]

“Coming to America”: A Theatre Esprit Asia and Theater Company of Lafayette Production

Friday January 13th- Sunday January 15, 2017 Friday January 20th- Sunday January 22th, 2017 January 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st at 7:30pm January 15th and 22nd at 6:00pm Theater Company of Lafayette The Mary Miller Theatre 300 E Simpson St. Lafayette, CO 80026 “COMING TO AMERICA” Two True Immigration Dramas Join two local theater organizations as […]

Holiday Tree Lighting Event

Tuesday, Dec. 6 5-7 p.m Aurora Municipal Center 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy. Aurora, CO 80012 Come out and celebrate the start of the holiday season with the City of Aurora! • Snack on seasonal treats • Live musical performances • Visit Santa & Mrs. Claus • View the spectacular outdoor lights display Get more information […]

Aurora Together- A panel to answer questions from the Aurora community following the election

Thursday, December 1st 5:30pm-7:30pm Aurora Central High School 11700 E. 11th Ave. Aurora, CO 80010 Do you have questions about how this recent presidential election will affect you and the community you live in? Make sure you are at this event to get them answered! This event will feature panelists including local government and community […]

International Arbitration: Key Issues for Colorado Businesses (Denver World Trade Center)

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 Sherman & Howard LLC., 633 17th St, Suite 3000 Denver, CO 11:30AM-1:30PM Cost: $15 This program hosted by the Denver World Trade Center is ideal for anyone who does business internationally and would like to learn more about international dispute resolution in general and ICC arbitration in particular. Topis include: Why […]

African Community Center’s 11th Annual Refugee Thanksgiving Dinner

Monday, November 21, 2016 6:00pm-9:00pm Assumption Greek Orthodox Church 4610 E. Alameda Ave. Denver, CO 80246 The Ethiopian Community Development Council’s African Community Center  invite you to their 11th Annual Refugee Thanksgiving Dinner! To RSVP to this event click here.

5th Annual Parol Lantern Workshop

Saturday November 19th, 2016 9:00am-noon Aurora History Museum 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy. Aurora, CO 80012 Start getting your home decorated for the holidays by learning how to make a star-shaped lantern in this interactive workshop. These lanterns are traditional holiday decorations from the Philippines. Advanced registration required. Anyone under 14 must be accompanied by an […]

The Real Story of International Impact Investing

Thursday, November 17th, 2016 6:00pm-8:00pm Posner Center IEEE Global Classroom 1031 33rd St. Denver, Colorado, 80205 Check out this community event to learn about international impact investing from investors and companies who invest abroad. This round table discussion is being held by the Posner Center, a community partner that brings together development organizations. The discussion […]

A Night of (translated) Arabic Comedy

Thursday, November 17th, 2016 6:00PM Buntport Theater 717 Lipan St, Denver, CO 80204 Middle Eastern media is filled with laughter and hijinks – come see how much doesn’t get lost in translation at the Night of (translated) Arabic Comedy. No Arabic necessary! There will be film clips, food, and a panel discussion. Best of all, it’s […]

An Ethiopian Odyssey II: A Celebration of Art, Cultural Connections and Books

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 6:00pm-8:00pm Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library 2401 Welton Street Denver, CO, 80205 In February 2016 a group of artists traveled to Ethiopia together as part of Ethiopia Reads “An Ethiopian Odyssey II.” This trip included a painting tour of Maji and the Southern Nations of Ethiopia where they worked with a […]

An Interactive Wild West Mystery

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 6:00pm-9:00opm Mercury Cafe 2199 California St. Denver, CO 80205 Theatre Esprit Asia  is hosting their annual fundraiser, a wild-west themed murder mystery dinner! Gear up with your best western-style clothes and you could win a prize for best costume. The event will also include a silent auction, cash bar, and spaghetti dinner. […]

WorldDenver 2016 Election Series: Foreign Policy and Presidential Politics

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 University Club Denver 1673 Sherman St. Denver, CO 80203 As we come to the end of this election season take some time to figure out how foreign policy will be affected by our choice for President of the United States. Join WorldDenver and guest speaker Steve Clemons in the final part […]

African Cine Club screens “Kirikou and the Sorceress”

Thursday, October 20, 2016 6:00pm-9:00pm African Community Center on Leetsdale 5250 Leetsdale Dr #200, Denver, CO 80246 FREE event, snacks and drinks provided. Join the Alliance Francaise and the African Community Center when the screen the animated film Kirikou and the Sorceress by director Michel Ocelot. The film takes place in a small village in […]

National Committee on U.S China Relations China Town Hall- sponsored by Center for China U.S. Cooperation

Tuesday, October 18th 5:00pm-7:30pm 2201 S. Gaylord St., Denver, CO 80208: Denver University’s Sie Complex- 5th Floor. Denver Universities Center for China—US Cooperation will be participating in the National Committee on U.S. China Relations’ CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections. Dr. Henry A. Kissinger will be the national webcast speaker for the event, and […]

FallFest 2016

Saturday, October 15th 11:00am-4:00pm Fletcher Plaza, 9898 E. Colfax Ave Aurora, CO 80010 Come out and celebrate fall in Aurora with this free outdoor festival of music, art, games, sports, and fun! Activities include pumpkin bowling, apple and donut  bob, master pumpkin carving, and an obstacle course! Live music performances by Lonesome Days, Las Dahlias, […]

Diversity & Inclusion Resource Summitt

The Aurora Chamber’s Diversity and Inclusion Council is hosting the first Diversity and Inclusion Resource Summit. The purpose of this summit is to benefit the community by providing local businesses with resources on how to diversify their business and to capture the growing population of Aurora and the Eastern Metro Area. We would also like […]

Punkin Chunkin Colorado

Punkin Chunkin Colorado is a two-day event where people travel for miles to see how far they can lob a gourd. The 2016 event will mark the 19th year for this zany activity that engages the energy and ingenuity of youth and adults, while inspiring a fresh twist of creativity. In addition to the competition, the event […]

Gateway to the Rockies Art Show Opening Reception

September 30, 2016 Join us for the opening reception of the 22nd Annual Gateway to the Rockies Art Show. The museum will be open late and light refreshments will be provided. View a juried exhibit of paintings, photography and miniatures. Co-sponsored by the Aurora Artists Guild. Artwork is for sale. – See more here.   […]

Our Neighbors Ourselves- Project Worthmore Fundraiser

Saturday September 24 Through this year’s Our Neighbors, Ourselves art exhibit Project Worthmore explores the need to cultivate a sense of connection and how this can build increased empathy and understanding among distinct groups of people. This art gallery and fundraiser will also feature live performances and music as well as appetizers. When: September 24th, 6:00pm-10:00pm […]

Taste of the Chamber

Thursday, September 22nd, 5:00pm-8:00pm The Annual Taste of The Chamber. A great way to explore great eateries, micro brews and wineries that are part of The Chamber and maybe find your next favorite dish. A special Thank You to the Aurora Credit Union Alliance, Colorado Technical College and Citywide Banks for their commitment and sponsorship to […]

Up With People Performance: “The Journey”

Saturday, September 17th, 2016 Experience the high energy Up With People show featuring an international cast of 100, and seen in over 70 countries! For more information click here!  Date: September 17th, 2016 Time: 7:00PM Location: Hinkley High School

African Children’s and Parent’s Day

Saturday, September 17th, 2016. On Saturday September 9, 2016, Aurora will again host a special event to bring the Aurora community together to celebrate and understand different cultures- African Children’s and Parent’s Day. This event is endorsed by Aurora Sister Cities International, the African Community Center, the Colorado African Organization, the Africa Leadership Group, and a number […]

A Global Taste of RiNo

Thursday, September 8th, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. EXDO Center, 1399 35th Street (35th and Walnut), Denver Dinner and Drinks Included $50 – WTC Member $75 – Non-Members $40 – Students To register, click here. Join us for an interactive networking reception to experience a global taste of RiNo (River North Arts District) and learn more […]


ASCI’s partner organization, the Korean American Community Foundation of Colorado (KACFC), welcomes you to learn about Korean culture or just stay connected to Korean heritage.  On September 5, 2016 at Seoul Korean BBQ (Private Banquet Hall) KACFC invites you to become a member and have fun while learning about the Korean community! For more information visit the links below: […]

Central American Festival 2016

Come out and join the Central American Community as people from Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama come together to celebrate their customs and culture at the 9th Annual Central American Festival. The event will include food, live music and dancing, information booths from organizations around the area. There will also be children’s […]

Worldwide Festival 2016

Denver Sister Cities welcomes you to experience the culture of Denver’s twelve global Friendship and Sister Cities on Sunday, August 28th at 10AM – 5PM! For more information click here.  

Global Fest 2016

Saturday, August 20th, 2016. Fantastic flavors, cultural experiences and artistic expression abound at Global Fest in Aurora presented by the city of Aurora. Inspire your taste buds with flavors from around the world! Lace up your shoes, you’ll explore cultures at this global village then tap your toes to the beat at  two entertainment stages! […]

Summer Cooking Program 2016: Taste of Ethiopia

Saturday, July 30th, 2016. Taste of Ethiopia (Vegetarian) (9:00 am to 12:00 pm) Adults (ages 15+) $64 ($49 Aurora resident) Learn how to make popular and delicious Ethiopian vegetarian dishes that spice up your family dinner nights in a fun new way! This NEW Ethiopian cooking class teaches you secrets to Ethiopian cooking that you won’t […]

A Mosaic of Cultures: Aurora’s Ethiopian Communities

Exhibit runs May 3rd through September 11th, 2016. Aurora is home to a vibrant Ethiopian community, comprised of people from diverse ethnic, linguistic and religious backgrounds. With their varied cultures, differing identities and many contributions this community has impacted Aurora in numerous ways. Please join the Aurora History Museum and Aurora Sister Cities International from […]

Summer Cooking Program 2016: Mexican Fiesta

Sunday, July 24th, 2016. Mexican Fiesta (3:00-5:30 pm) Ages 6-16 with parent $57 ($44 Aurora resident) Take your family on a delectable trip south of the border. Menu: Chorizo Fondue, Enchiladas Suizas (Chicken), Carne Asada Street Tacos and Agua Fresca. Kitchen on the Green offers classes for all ages. Classes include baking & cooking techniques • […]

Summer Cooking Program 2016: International Drumming and Cooking

Friday, July 22nd, 2016. International Drumming and Cooking (5:30 pm to 8:30 pm) Adults (ages 15+) $64 ($49 Aurora resident) Partnering with the Denver Regional Council of Governments and the Colorado African Organization to welcome refugees to the United States and give everyone in the community a chance to meet one another. The first hour of class […]

2016 Youth Leadership Summit

Registration for the 2016 Youth Leadership Summit is now open!   Sister Cities International welcomes all high school students (ages 14-18) to participate in activities where they learn about the history of Sister Cities International and the important role the institution has played in history of diplomacy. For more information click below: 2016 Youth Leadership Summit […]

Colorado Mongolian Festival

Naadam and Denver Sister Cities invites you to experience Colorado Mongolian Festival with music, wrestling, food and festivities on Sunday, July 10th, 2016 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm (Naadam ends at 3:00 pm) at James Bible Park in Denver :

Cultural Celebration Day

Saturday, July 9th, 2016. Join Aurora Welcome Center on Cultural Celebration Day. There will be free food, dances and family friendly activities, starting at 8:30 am with a circle of conversation and at 9:00 am with a soccer friendly match between immigrant, refugees, service providers and receiving communities. There will be a Zumba class, dances from Africa and […]

Summer Cooking Program 2016: Around the World

Saturday, July 9th, 2016. Around the World (10:00 am to 12:30 pm) Ages 6-16 with parent $57 ($44 Aurora resident) Cuisines from England, Germany, Korea and Russia to take your taste buds on a culinary adventure. Menu: Breakfast Egg Kimbap, Russian Cucumber Soup, Classic Sunday Roast (Vegetarian) with Yorkshire Puddings and German Almond and Cherry […]

2nd Annual Cultural Celebration Day

Aurora Welcome Center welcomes you to celebrate people from all around the world on Saturday, July 9th from 10AM to 1 PM at 1085 Peoria Street in Aurora. AWC Full Page Flyer

Aurora’s 30th Annual Summer Concert Series

Don’t miss out! The city of Aurora presents it’s 30th Annual Summer Concert Series, Thursdays from 6:30 pm to 8 pm !…

Summer in the City

Aurora is growing and so are the activities in the area! Aurora’s city parks, recreation and open space department invites you to enjoy the third annual Summer in the City program, a free event from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. every Wednesday! Activities include soccer, gymnastics, pickle ball, golf driving practice into the mouth of a giant […]

Cultural Event : Let’s Do Korea!

Join us for a unique Korean experience made possible by The National Association for Korean Schools on July 15-16th from 9 AM to 5 PM :

World Refugee Day Event: Cars, Bikes and Buses

Saturday, June 18th, 2016. Celebrate World Refugee Day with friends from around the world on Saturday, June 18, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.! Cars, Bikes, and Buses will provide practical tools and knowledge to equip newly-arriving refugees and immigrants safely overcome transportation barriers. The event will take place at the African Community Center, 5250 […]

The Big Wonderful Festival

The Big Wonderful is hosting its third annual festival this Saturday, June 18th at Aurora’s Stanley Market Place with music, beer gardens, games, food, flea, and family fun. The festival will be held in several locations throughout the Denver area starting at 26th and Lawrence in the RiNo neighborhood of Denver, Geneva Park in downtown Littleton, […]

World Trade Day 2016 – Exploring Your Trans-Pacific Partners

Thursday, May 19th, 2016. This year’s, 43rd Annual World Trade Day theme is “Exploring Your Trans-Pacific Partners” The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an agreement that proposes free trade between the United States and 11 other key trading partners bordering the Pacific Ocean. This plan still needs to be ratified by each country’s congress, which proposes: […]

Opening Reception: A Mosaic of Cultures: Aurora’s Ethiopian Communities

Thursday, May 12, 2016. Please join the Aurora History Museum and Aurora Sister Cities International after hours for the opening reception on May 12, 2016 from 5:00-7:00 pm, as we celebrate the heritage and contributions of our Ethiopian-born residents through the exhibit A Mosaic of Cultures: Aurora’s Ethiopian Communities. Catering is provided by Konjo Catering, […]

Natural Helpers Program Training

Friday, February 26th, 2016. PARTNER EVENT. The Office of International and Immigrant Affairs and the Aurora Welcome Center are pleased to announce the first free training to be held here in Aurora. “Natural Helpers are volunteers from the local community who have the desire to help their fellow immigrants and refugees in the process of integration […]

Keith Luse on North Korea, South Korea and the Politics of Reunification

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016. Aurora Sister Cities International and the Community College of Aurora are partnering with WorldDenver to host a special speaking engagement by Mr. Keith Luse, Executive Director of the Committee on North Korea. Please join us for this very special lecture. The lecture will take place inside the Larry Carter Theater (Fine […]

ACC Presents International City Night!

Friday, February 12th, 2016. PARTNER EVENT. Please join our partner African Community Center of Denver for an incredibly fun talent show presented by Aurora’s talented and diverse youth at International City Night.  

Korean Consul General’s Visit to Community College of Aurora

Friday, January 29th, 2016. PARTNER EVENT. Our partner Community College of Aurora is hosting the Republic of Korea’s Consul General Han Dong-man on Friday, January 29, 2016 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the CTC Student Centre Rotunda (S100).

The 2nd KACFC Education Event: Bring Awareness of American Voting System and Why it is Important to Vote

PARTNER EVENT: Brought to you by the Korean American Community Foundation Colorado. The Korean-American Voting Awareness Event is to provide the public the information on voting awareness in national and regional elections to express their right to vote, and introduce internship opportunities to those members of Asian-American communities who express interest in the Republican National […]

Aurora Chamber of Commerce Presents: Destination Health

PARTNER EVENT. Your health is your most important asset.  Are you taking care of it? Destination Health, produced by the Aurora Chamber of Commerce, delivers information to strengthen your personal health and the health of your business environment. This year’s format is ideal for busy schedules.  Follow this link for details… The program will take […]

Gateway to the Rockies Art Show

COMMUNITY EVENT. From September 22 – November 7 visitors to Aurora History Museum’s main gallery will discover a juried exhibit of paintings, photography & miniatures by artists of local, regional & national importance. This event is generously sponsored by Artists Guild, the Aurora Cultural Services Division, and the Aurora History Museum. The artwork found in […]

Korea Clean Energy and Leadership Forum – Updates

PARTNER EVENT. New updates have been released for the upcoming Korea Clean Energy and Leadership Forum, which is taking place October 24, 2015 at the Inverness Hotel. This event will allow for working professionals, entrepreneurs, students and teachers to network with a diverse array of respected speakers. For more information please refer to the attached […]

Korea Clean Energy Forum

PARTNER EVENT. On October 24 the Korean American Community Foundation of Colorado is hosting an exclusive event that seeks to explore Korean Clean Energy Policy. The event will foster an open, engaging dialogue regarding the industry’s future directions, technology transfers and business opportunities. The ultimate goal is to raise awareness, create opportunities and inspire future […]

Book Drive for Ethiopia – Volunteers Needed!

Throughout the past summer months, Aurora Sister Cities International has been running its Book Drive for Ethiopia. Designed to benefit the schools, libraries and orphan populations Aurora’s sister city of Adama, Ethiopia, the book drive has benefited enormously from the generosity of individuals, businesses and organizations throughout the metro area. However, that was the easy […]

Aurora Chamber of Commerce’s Taste of the Chamber

PARTNER EVENT. Calling all foodies! The 2015 Taste of the Chamber is fast approaching. Join established, new and prospective chamber members on September 24 from 5-8pm in a celebration of the east metro’s culinary scene. There will be wine tastings, microbrews, cooking demonstrations and flavorful food samplings. Plus, it will be an excellent opportunity for […]

African Children’s and Parent’s Day

COMMUNITY EVENT. Beginning September 18, 2015, the city of Aurora will house a very special three day event–the African Children’s and Parent’s Day. This is a three day event endorsed by Aurora Sister Cities International, the African Community Center, the Colorado African Organization, the Africa Leadership Group, and a number of other local organizations. There […]

Aurora Sister Cities International Lunch and Learn

COMMUNITY EVENT. On September 16, 2015, Aurora Sister Cities International (ASCI) will be featured as part of Aurora History Museum’s Brown Bag Lecture Series, which takes place on the third Wednesday of each month from 12 to 1pm. ASCI’s Executive Director Karlyn K. Shorb will be at the museum to discuss the development of Aurora’s […]

Scenes from “The North American Indian Project”

COMMUNITY EVENT. Now at Aurora History Museum is Scenes from “The North American Indian Project.” Containing over 30 photographic prints (from the Curtis Collection at the Library of Congress), the exhibit lets visitors immerse themselves in the work of American photographer Edward Curtis, who devoted over 30 years to capturing Native American culture in the […]

Global Fest 2015

COMMUNITY EVENT. City of Aurora’s second annual Global Fest is a celebration of Aurora’s culturally diverse communities.  This one-of-a-kind festival will feature flavors, cultural experiences and artistic expression from all over the world. Global Fest 2015 will take place on August 22, 2015 from 2pm-8pm. For more information visit  

3rd Annual Taste of Ethiopia

COMMUNITY EVENT. The 3rd Annual Taste of Ethiopia is coming to Denver this summer, and will take place on August 2nd, 2015 at the Parkfield Lake Park Amphitheatere. Free and open to the public, Taste of Ethiopia includes not just food and drink, but opportunities for visitors to experience cultural performances and a variety of […]

Book Drive for Ethiopia

JUNE 15-JULY 18, 2015. Aurora Sister Cities International is launching a book drive to benefit three schools, a library and a group of 76 orphans in its sister city of Adama, Ethiopia.  We need your unwanted books and are still seeking volunteers for the drive. Make a difference in the lives of children who are […]

Aurora History Museum – July Events

PARTNER EVENT. July 15 & July 19, 2015. This July, Aurora History Museum will be hosting a number of great events that are either low cost or completely free! On July 15, the museum will host a very special presentation entitled, “Picture Me Here: Digital Storytelling by Refugees.” Then on June 19, the museum will […]

AESAONE Ethiopian Soccer Tournament and Celebration of Ethiopian Culture

For more information, please visit the AESAONE web-site at: Dates: June 28 through July 4, 2015; Ethiopian Cultural Day July 3rd! Location: Hinkley High School in Aurora, Colorado  

Community Event: Aurora Welcome Center Grand Opening

Community Event.  Please join the Aurora Welcome Center for it’s grand opening celebration!  The celebration will feature food, games, entertaintment and a fun and friendly soccer match between members of our immigrant and refugee community and local service providers in Aurora.  The event takes place June 6, 2015 from 9am to 1pm at the Aurora […]

Community Event: Eritrean American Community in Colorado Celebration

May 24, 2015.  Please join the Eritrean community of Colorado for a celebration of the 24th anniversary of Eritrea’s independence. When: Sunday May 24, 2015, doors open at 8:00pm Where: Holiday Inn Denver-Cherry Creek, 455 S. Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80246 Cost: $40 per ticket, or by special invitation RSVP or for more information contact: […]

Adama-Aurora Sister City Reception

Please join us for a reception honoring Aurora’s newest sister city, Adama, Ethiopia and thanking the community volunteers who contributed to the relationship and successful visit to Adama. Ethiopian cultural items and photos of the delegation’s 2015 visit will be on display.  For more information, contact our Executive Director, Karlyn K. Shorb at

First Korean Open House

Join us to learn more about the exciting new plans as Aurora is revitalizing its sister city relationship with Seongnam City. Mayor Steve Hogan will be providing a presentation about Aurora and Seongnam City, along with special guest, Congressman Mike Coffman. Everyone is welcome to join!

calling all volunteers

Calling All Volunteers

calling all volunteers

How do you say “fun” in 90 different languages? Learn in one day by celebrating Aurora’s international community as a Global Fest volunteer. Dancing, music, arts and crafts, live entertainment, educational activities and delicious food will all be part of this festival from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday, August 23. Global Fest will be held on […]

First Official Delegation from Adama, Ethiopia!

Aurora Sister Cities International is excited to announce that we will be welcoming our first official delegation from Adama, Ethiopia! The delegation includes the Mayor of Adama, Deputy Mayor, and their sister city coordinator.  Aurora and Adama will be entering into a formal sister city agreement during a ceremony on stage at Global Fest, on August […]