From the first Harvest Festival in 1925 through World War II, the Chamber helped the community achieve its economic potential and developed the foundation that would help Arvada prepare for the economic growth that lay ahead. Having served the community for 84 years, the Arvada Chamber of Commerce continues to play an integral role in the business community.
The roots of Arvada, Colorado go back to June 22, 1850, when Lewis Ralston made the first documented discovery of gold in Colorado. Now, the Arvada Historical Society works to preserve the memory of the City that over 100,000 people call home.
The Arvada Harvest Festival has been part of the community since 1925. Held the weekend after Labor Day every year in Olde Town, the festival features Colorado's second longest parade, activities for the whole family, entertainment, carnival rides and much family fun.
AURA is responsible for revitalizing urban areas designated throughout the community by creating successful, high-quality projects that will help produce a vibrant cohesive city and enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Arvada. As an independent body, AURA is charged with assisting the City in eliminating and preventing the occurrence of blight.
A fraternal order with nearly a million members and a 141-year history, a network of more than 2000 lodges in communities all over the country, a generous charitable foundation that each year gives millions in scholarships, an inspiration to youth, a friend to veterans and more. #2278 was chartered on March 31, 1963 with almost 600 Charter Members.
Our vision is to bring neighbors, businesses, schools and community organizations together to improve: 1. community 2. ownership and 3. hospitality in Arvada and the Denver Metro area.