Southlands Shopping Center's community-focused summer events start this month and run through September

“At Southlands, we are known as the area’s popular gathering space for family-friendly events throughout the year,” said Martin Liles, the shopping center’s general manager. “They are a great complement to the center’s vibrant lineup of retail — both national and local — numerous dining options, and a wide variety of service-oriented businesses.”

Events include:

  • Farmers’ market: From mid-May through Oct. 1, the Southlands farmers’ market offers local produce, pastas and baked goods every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 pm. on Town Square.
  • Summer concert series: The Southlands Summer Concert Series features well-known area bands every Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. June 16 through Aug. 4.
  • Southlands Sunset Markets: At this new event, shoppers can buy items from local artisans, crafters and jewelers while enjoying a glass of wine, beer or dine al fresco at one of Town Square’s restaurants on Wednesdays from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. starting June 15.
  • Wine Walk: Southlands’ fourth annual Wine Walk is back with two events scheduled for June 2 and Sept. 15.

Southlands is a 1.7 million-square-foot outdoor shopping center at E-470 and Smoky Hill Road in Aurora. It has more than 150 stores, restaurants and entertainment options.