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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. 

Jul
22
Sat
VegFest Colorado @ Jefferson County Fairgrounds
Jul 22 – Jul 23 all-day

The 7th annual VegFest Colorado, a health and environmental fair, takes place July 22 and 23, 2017, offering activities for the whole family. The festival runs 10AM – 6PM Saturday and 10AM – 5PM Sunday at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 West 6th Avenue, Golden, CO 80401. Attendees will learn from world-renowned experts on health, diet, environmental and animal rights issues about the many advantages of embracing a plant-based lifestyle. Family friendly activities including speakers, cooking demos by nationally acclaimed chefs and cookbook authors, food sampling, exhibitors, food trucks and activities for children. Admission to VegFest: Adults, $10.00. Admission for children 16 and younger is free. Parking is free.

Jul
25
Tue
The Women’s Foundation of Colorado’s 30th Anniversary Celebration Featuring Former First Lady Michelle Obama @ Pepsi Center
Jul 25 all-day

Come see former First Lady Michelle Obama live at the 30th anniversary of The Women’s Foundation of Colorado. The TOGETHER celebration will raise funds to advance and accelerate economic opportunities for Colorado women and their families and will include a live conversation with Mrs. Obama, moderated by WFCO President and CEO Lauren Y. Casteel.

Kids Film Series: Moana
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cool off this summer in the air-conditioned Stewart Auditorium with a bag of popcorn in a place where your don’t have to worry if your kiddo cries in the middle of the movie. Your ticket gets you $1 off the hands-on dinosaur exhibition too!

Moana
July 25, Rated PG
Moana, the daughter of a Polynesian tribal chief, is chosen to find a precious artifact that could save her people. She teams with demigod Maui to locate a legendary island, and together the pair explore fantastical lands and encounter incredible sea creatures in this animated adventure from Disney.

Series runs Tuesday mornings at 10 am, June 13 – July 25

Jul
26
Wed
Bands on the Bricks @ 1301 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

BANDS ON THE BRICKS
JUN 7, 2017 – AUG 9, 2017

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Price: Free
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From: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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Annual Event, Festivals & Events, Food & Drink, Free Events, Kids & Families, Music, Special Event
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events@downtownboulder.og
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https://www.boulderdowntown.com/events/bands-on-the-bricks
From oldies to alternative and everything in between Bands on the Bricks is Boulder County’s premier outdoor summer concert series taking place in the heart of Downtown Boulder on the one-and-only Pearl Street Mall. A not-to-be-missed summer tradition with 10 weeks of free concerts celebrating its 20th anniversary! Enjoy performances from the best local musicians along the front range while dancing under the stars.

Featuring an outdoor beer/wine/margarita garden starting at 5:30 pm every Wednesday night. Opening musical acts start at 6 pm, headlining acts play from 7 – 9 pm.

Jul
27
Thu
Arapahoe County Fair @ Arapahoe County Fairgrounds and Park
Jul 27 – Jul 30 all-day

The ARAPAHOE COUNTY FAIR has something for everyone, July 27-30. Get online DISCOUNT tickets ONLY $10 till 4 pm, July 27. Enjoy UNLIMITED carnival rides, TWO nights of FIREWORKS, the petting farm, two rodeos, concerts, truck and tractor pulls, high-flying dog shows, kids’ corral, homestead activities and more. Kids under 36″ get in FREE. BUY your tickets today at www.arapahoecountyfair.com.

Mario the Maker Magician @ Dairy Arts Center
Jul 27 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

David Blaine calls him “the best kids magician in the world!!”

As seen on Sesame Street and NBCUniversal’s Sprout Channel, NYC’s Mario the “Maker Magician” is making his way to you in his 1971 VW bus! More than just a performer, Mario is also an inventor who creates his own props. He is known for his dedication to the Maker Movement and STEM initiatives and his integration of DIY electronics and robotics into his performance. Regardless, he never sacrifices the old-school slapstick vibe that audiences so love. It’s vintage meets the future. Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin for the modern age, with a mad inventor twist. Ideal for ages 3-10 and their families. Shows at 2  and 7 p.m.

www.mariothemagician.com

Teen Lounge @ Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

Teens take over the Museum at this totally free, unique event. Venture through Museum exhibits, get hands-on with entertaining activities, jam to live music, and win awesome giveaways. Chill with friends and eat free snacks after hours in the Museum! Check out dmns.org for details. Reservations required.

 

Jul
28
Fri
Colorado Music Festival Fresh Fridays “The Planets” @ Chautauqua Auditorium
Jul 28 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Colorado Music Festival Fresh Fridays "The Planets" @ Chautauqua Auditorium | Boulder | Colorado | United States

Make the Colorado Music Festival your date night destination with a fresh approach to Friday Nights! It’s a concert experience – reimagined. Start at 6:30pm with a short, hour-long concert featuring a profound new approach to Gustav Holst’s symphonic powerhouse: The Planets. The CMF Orchestra presents a magical, awe-inspiring and timeless musical portrait brought to life with choreographed, visual animation on the big screen!. Plus you still have time for post-concert dinner and drinks – the night is still young!

Jul
29
Sat
5th Annual Cheesman Park Art Fest @ Cheesman Park
Jul 29 – Jul 30 all-day

The Cheesman Park Art Fest features vibrant collections of 130 juried artists and craftsmen from across the nation in one of Denver’s prized historic parks. This two day event takes place on the southwest roads of Cheesman, where patrons can shop the works of potters, painters, jewelers, sculptors, glass artists, and more – in a wide range of prices! Charming & walkable, with work that is top-notch yet attainable, the Cheesman Park Art Fest has you culturally covered from live music beneath the trees to Denver’s best food trucks! Sat, July 29th 9:00am-6:00pm and Sun, July 30th 9:00am-5:00pm.

Science Day for Middle School Girls @ Anschutz Medical Campus, North Research Complex 1
Jul 29 all-day

The Anschutz WiSTEM group is hosting a Science Day for middle school girls on the Anschutz campus Saturday, July 29th. The event will run from approximately 10am-3pm. Activities will include a campus tour, making candy models of DNA, extracting DNA from strawberries, and an activity illustrating how disease spreads. Lunch will be provided! More details, including directions and parking information, will be sent out after sign up. Contact nina.elder@ucdenver.edu for more information. Thank you!
Sign up link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfJFDoaAywUnKFSSVs4G5XNTcdQiMbnN3Ev4WqoG7A1kHEbLQ/viewform

Cheesman Park Art Fest @ Cheesman Park
Jul 29 @ 9:00 am – Jul 30 @ 5:00 pm

The Cheesman Park Art Fest features vibrant collections of 130 juried artists and craftsmen from across the nation in one of Denver’s prized historic parks. This two day event takes place on the southwest roads of Cheesman, where patrons can shop the works of potters, painters, jewelers, sculptors, glass artists, and more – in a wide range of prices! Charming & walkable, with work that is top-notch yet attainable, the Cheesman Park Art Fest has you culturally covered from live music beneath the trees to Denver’s best food trucks

Colorado Dragon Boat Festival @ Sloan's Lake
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – Jul 30 @ 6:00 pm

The Colorado Dragon Boat Festival in Sloan’s Lake Park is a free family-friendly festival highlighting Colorado’s rich Asian Pacific American heritage. A window to the Pan Asian world, this diverse festival is the only one of its kind in the United States. It showcases an array of traditional and contemporary performing arts, cultural customs, cuisine and a marketplace of unique and hard-to-find arts, crafts and vendors, in addition to two days of action-packed dragon boat racing. See website for hours.