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Denver Events

Find Denver-area activities for kids in our event calendar!  

New feature: You may now add your own family-friendly event to our calendar below for free! Please no fundraisers, camps, or ongoing events (longer than a week).  Only two listings per organization per month. Events must be geared to families or will not be approved. 

National Western Stock Show & Rodeo @ National Western Complex
Jan 6 @ 10:00 am – Jan 21 @ 10:00 pm

Bulls and broncs, cowboys and cowgirls – rodeo’s biggest superstars perform amazing feats of athleticism during each performance of this professional rodeo. Showcasing the elegance and athleticism of the world’s top reining horses, the hard-hitting competition of Denver Professional Bull Riders Chute-Out and the Mexican Rodeo Extravaganza, this event has something for everyone.

Budweiser Clydesdales Return to Anheuser-Busch Fort Collins Brewery @ Anheuser-Busch Fort Collins Brewery and Tour Center
Jan 10 @ 11:00 am – Jan 22 @ 5:30 pm

The iconic Budweiser Clydesdales have returned home to the Anheuser-Busch Fort Collins Brewery and Tour Center now until Tuesday, Jan 23.

Guests will have the opportunity to visit the Budweiser Clydesdales at the brewery stables from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every Monday, and Wednesday through Sunday, throughout the Clydesdales’ visit. On Sunday, Jan. 14* and Sunday, Jan. 21, the Tour Center will also offer Clydesdale Camera Days for visitors to take an exclusive photo with one of the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales.

All Budweiser Clydesdales appearances are weather-permitting. The Budweiser Clydesdales time schedule may also change with inclement weather and special events.

*Please note the Brewery and Tour Center will be closing early, with the last tour at 2 p.m. and Biergarten service ending at 3:30 p.m.

National Western Presents an Evening of Dancing Horses @ National Western Complex
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm – Jan 19 @ 9:30 pm

The wine and roses event of the National Western Stock Show, An Evening of Dancing Horses ® brings the best equestrian talent together in front of live music. Enjoy an evening full of formal dressage, reining, liberty and other talent from around the world.

Colorado Indian Market and Southwest Showcase
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – Jan 21 @ 5:00 pm

Dazzling diplays of art and continuous world class performances. Now in it’s 37th year!

Free Day @ Denver Zoo
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – Jan 20 @ 5:00 pm

Explore the Denver Zoo for free! 

Family Magic Show
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Do you want amazement and laughter? Join us for a magical night of honest family entertainment with Matthew Brandt.

This family-friendly magic show is fun and interactive – as magicians get the audience involved with the show. This show will be full of mystery, illusion and family friendly comedy. Be it side-splitting comedy, phenomenal juggling, or amazing magic, or sleight of hand, you will be on the edge of your seat wondering “what will happen next!” Children 2 and under free but must sit on parent’s lap.

Buckaroo Breakfast @ Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus
Jan 20 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Grandparents – grab your grandkids and join us for a rootin’ tootin’ good time at this year’s Buckaroo Breakfast! Lasso up some fun with a morning of private play throughout the Museum, a cowboy breakfast and wild-west inspired activities. Cowboy attire is encouraged. Yeehaw!

Tickets are $25 per person and make great gifts.

Engineers Morning Out for Families @ Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Jan 20 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Get your build on first thing in the morning! Let out your inner engineer by designing buildings, bridges, and more. Once you’ve built all you can, enjoy a special screening of Dream Big 3D in Phipps IMAX Theater. Includes continental breakfast, activities, and movie.                      

Family Fun Days | STEAM Fest @ CU South Denver
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

How does nature solve different survival challenges? We’ll look to plants and animals for inspiration for how to blend together science, technology, engineering, art and math to create exciting sustainable solutions to different challenges.

Frosty’s Frozen Five and Ten
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Frosty’s Frozen Five & Ten is a flat and fast 5 mile and 10 mile race held each January in Littleton, Colorado. The race starts and finishes at Hudson Gardens and the course travels the paved Platte River Trail. An innovative technical running shirt, chip timing, and a great finish line expo make this epic winter race the best in Colorado!

Free Day @ Molly Brown House Museum
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Free admission for the residents of: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, and Jefferson Counties – must show ID. January 20, March 28, June 3August 1 (Colorado Day), September 22, and November 10 (Veteran’s Day). On free day, please consider making a donation according to your ability. The Museum is much busier on free days, so also consider visiting on a regular admission day instead. If you have a large group or a group with special needs, we can book a tour any day by offering free or reduced admission

Winter Fun Day @ Mount Vernon Canyon Club
Jan 20 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Bundle up for a fun afternoon of hay rides around the Mount Vernon Canyon Club grounds, lunch on the grill including burgers and brats, and a hot chocolate bar. Sledding and snow painting will commence if the weather allows. This all ages event is open to the public, giving non-members a rare opportunity to enjoy an afternoon with the entire family at MVCC’s beautiful Lookout Mountain location! Register in advance by calling 303-526-0616.