Things to Do in Denver This Weekend: Plan Your Day at Aurora’s Stanley Marketplace

Looking for some fun things to do in Denver this weekend? Aurora’s Stanley Marketplace is an easy way to have a jam-packed Denver day with almost no drive time.

Stanley Marketplace is a layered experience. Arrive here with a specific goal, or wander in with no purpose at all. Either way, you’ll find something you love–a drink, a snack, a gift–and often a lot more than you expected. Plus, who knows what events will be going on while you’re here.

Two gentlemen at bar at Denver Biscuit Company in Stanley Marketplace

The start of a you-filled kind of day

No matter what kind of day you plan on having, you’ll need fuel to get through it. Start your day at the marketplace with a brew from Logan House Coffee–their rotating roast changes every month, or put their talented baristas to the test with a dynamic espresso drink (spoiler alert: you won’t be disappointed).

Grab a quick bite here or pop over to the ever-popular Rosenberg’s Bagels and Denver Biscuit Co to get your breakfast food fix.

Once you’re full and caffeinated, it’s time to take to shop the myriad locally owned businesses. Stanley Marketplace is a collection of some of the best retail shopping in Denver, with a variety of clothing brands, home goods, jewelry, and more.

Swing by Tattered Cover Kids bookstore for the child in your life, or visit OddZ and MindCraft to discover a game or puzzle for the child in you. Refill on your environmentally-conscious soaps, essential oils, biodegradable or reusable cleaning products, and much more at Zero Market.

You might not be shopping for anything in particular, but your exploration of Stanley Marketplace will likely reveal something you didn’t know you needed (or wanted).

Family at Mondo Market in Stanley Marketplace

Grab some lunch (and them some)

All this browsing and buying will work up an appetite, so it’s time to make a choice for your mid-day meal. Fair warning, it won’t be easy–the food and drink options at Stanley Marketplace abound.

Choose from salads, sushi, ramen, charcuterie, barbecue, and more for your main meal, and follow it up with ice cream, chocolates, or churros as a dessert treat. Plus, Rosenberg’s Bagels transforms into Famous J’s Pizza every day from 3 to 9pm.

Maybe a beverage is in order, too – pick from two different spots to grab a beer, which are known for brewing their own or offering a massive selection for you to pour and experiment yourself. And a little not-so-secret secret that Denver Biscuit Co serves up unique cocktails and mixed drinks.

And get what you need to take home. Mondo Market offers a selection of artisan foods and pre-made or ready-to-order meals. Or add to your liquor cabinet from Mr. B’s Wine & Spirits for that cocktail recipe you’ve wanted to make.

Walking inside Stanley Marketplace in Denver

Places for you and the whole family

No matter your mission, don’t miss the wellness offerings during your day at Stanley Marketplace. Get a fresh cut at the barber shop or squeeze in a workout at one of the resident fitness establishments. There is also a salon offering a full menu of treatments, if you’re in need of a little TLC.

Find your strength at the pilates studio. Cultivate your creativity with the makerspaces studios at various vendors like MindCraft and Friend Assembly. Get something for your streetwear collection at Abstract. There’s so much to do for everyone.

Little ones in tow? You’ll find abundant play areas and dynamic experiences for them, too. Because Stanley Marketplace isn’t just about eating and shopping, it’s about keeping your entire family engaged, active, and moving in tune with the day.

Variety of shops and restaurants at Aurora's Stanley Marketplace

The perfect getaway for neighbors and visitors alike

A trip to the Stanley Marketplace in Aurora is the perfect thing to do in Denver this weekend and any weekend, because it not only offers variety and choice, but also surprises. You never know what you’ll find, and it’s likely to be something different each time.

And even if this isn’t your hometown, Stanley is a great addition to any visitor’s itinerary. The National Western Stock Show arrives in Denver this January, and we’re a quick trip east on I-70 to Central Park Blvd from the National Western Complex.

Plus, Stanley Marketplace is less than 20 miles from Denver International Airport (DIA) and is on the way to downtown Denver and the Rocky Mountains. Plan your route for a quick stopover to fulfill last-minute shopping and satiate your après-travel starvation.

Come for a visit, and keep coming back. We’re all here for it. And we’re all Here for Good.