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Pictures on the plains

You're invited to spend a family night at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds and Park! (25690 E. Quincy Ave. Aurora, CO 80016).

Bring a picnic, blankets and lawn chairs, and enjoy an outdoor family movie night.

Pre-movie activities start at 5:30 p.m. and the movie rolls around 7:30 p.m. Tickets are just $5 ($7 at the door), and kids 2 and under get in free! Event will be held outdoors under the covered Civitas Arena.

Screenings are in partnership with Arapahoe Libraries.

2024 DATES:

  • Saturday, June 22nd - Secret Life of Pets (PG, 2016)
  • Saturday, June 29th - Moana (PG, 2016)


2024 Pictures on the Plains Tickets

2024 Pictures on the Plains: Secret Life of Pets
2024 Pictures on the Plains: Secret Life of Pets
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. | Movie starts at 7:30 p.m.
All ages event
General Admission $5.00
2024 Pictures on the Plains: Moana
2024 Pictures on the Plains: Moana
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. | Movie starts at 7:30 p.m.
All ages event
General Admission $5.00

Secret Life of Pets - June 22

  • Live Entertainment by Farmer Dave with Animal Farm Music
  • Face Painting
  • Firepits and S'mores Station
  • Inflatable Archery by Bass Pro Shop
  • Sensory Bins
  • Touch-a-Tractor by Arapahoe County Open Spaces
  • Movie themed "Make & Take" crafts
  • Pre-Movie Trivia
  • Lawn Games (Corn Hole, Giant Connect 4, Giant Jenga, Beach Volleyball, Horseshoe Pit)
  • Complimentary Popcorn
  • "Puppy Play" with L.O.L.A.s Rescue
  • Make your own snow cone with Big Wheel Beverages - Spin the conveyor, pull the whistle, crush the ice, hammer it down, pick your flavor and you have successfully made your own frozen drink!
  • Concessions for sale including nachos, hotdogs, movie themed decorated cookies, Pepsi products, Domestic and Craft Beer, Canned Wine, and Canned Cocktails

Moana - June 29

  • Moana Character Meet-and-Greet and pre-movie Sing-a-long from 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Face Painting
  • Firepits and S'mores Station
  • Inflatable Archery by Bass Pro Shop
  • Sensory Bins
  • Touch-a-Tractor by Arapahoe County Open Spaces
  • Movie themed "Make & Take" crafts
  • Pre-Movie Trivia
  • Limbo and Hula Hoop Contest
  • Lawn Games (Corn Hole, Giant Connect 4, Giant Jenga, Beach Volleyball, Horseshoe Pit)
  • Complimentary Popcorn
  • Concessions for sale including nachos, hotdogs, movie themed decorated cookies, Pepsi products, Domestic and Craft Beer, Canned Wine, and Canned Cocktails

2023 Pictures on the Plains Recap

In Partnership with

2024 Pictures on the Plains Sponsors

E470
Fairfield Inn by Marriott
Pepsi
Trails Park and Recreation District
Waste Management

General Information:

  • Attendees are invited to bring their own food. No outside alcohol is allowed.
  • Bring a water bottle and fill up at our Water Wall!
  • Event held rain or shine. No refunds.
    • Canopies and Umbrellas are permitted. Please be mindful of other moviegoers when setting these up.
  • Service animals are permitted.
  • Email Fairgrounds@ArapahoeGov.com with questions.

Vendor Information

Interested in becoming a vendor? Please reach out to Lindsey at LFriend@Arapahoegov.com with additional questions.
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