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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. 

May
19
Sat
Denver Arts Festival
May 19 @ 10:00 am – May 27 @ 9:00 pm

The Denver Arts Festival is a fine art and fine crafts festival that continues to be dedicated to supporting Colorado artists while also showcasing a select group of national artists.  The Denver Arts Festival holds its annual premier event at Stapleton’s Conservatory Green Neighborhood.  The fine art and fine craft exhibition features some of Colorado’s and the nation’s best artists with over 50,000 people expected to attend. Colorado artists and a select group of national artists will be there. More than 50,000 art lovers are expected to attend this year’s event — make sure you’re one of them!

May
23
Wed
Free event: Astronaut Kjell Lindgren meet and greet @ Denver Museum of Nature and Science
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

NASA astronaut Dr. Kjell Lindgren is returning to Colorado! Lindgren will describe his training and life as an astronaut, as well as his experiences onboard the International Space Station during the Expedition 44/45 mission in 2015. He logged 141 days in space, successfully completed two spacewalks, and conducted more than a hundred different scientific experiments while on the ISS. Lindgren is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado State University, and the University of Colorado Medical School. He worked as a flight surgeon at NASA’s Johnson Space Center before being selected as an astronaut in 2009. After the program, enjoy a meet-and-greet with Dr. Lindgren. All ages are welcome!

There is no cost for the program, but reservations are required.

May
24
Thu
Cirque du Soleil’s CORTEO @ 1stBANK Arena
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – May 27 @ 10:00 pm

After thrilling more than 8 million people worldwide, CORTEO will embark on a new journey next March as the same enchanting production but now in arenas, giving more people the opportunity to enjoy a Cirque du Soleil show in their own town. The show will visit Broomfield at the 1STBANK Arena from May 24 to 27 and Loveland at the Budweiser Events Center for from May 31 to June 3, 2018.
This unique production directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca premiered in Montreal in April 2005 and has visited 64 cities in 19 countries.

CORTEO, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth.

May
25
Fri
Celebration of the American Alsatian Weekend Meet-up 2018
May 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for a fun-filled weekend of Direwolf Dogs and their people. Showcasing the American Alsatian’s Companion Temperament, in an informal – non dog-show setting.

Friday nights kick off party featuring the “Strung High String Band” in an intimate setting at ROMERO’S K9 Club and Tap House. Saturday morning is a Private Party just for Direwolf Dogs, and we meet at the Waneka Lake Park to play in Colorado’s sunshine with spectacular views of Indian Peaks.

GameOn Drones Event
May 25 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

We host fun drone activities for all skill levels to participate and compete against their friends, family and community peers. Our event staff provides all equipment, including drones, for you to play for hours. Whether you have flown a drone before or not, we invite you to experience the recreational side of drones!

Colorado Rockies vs. Cincinnati Reds @ Coors Field - Home of the Colorado Rockies
May 25 @ 6:45 pm – May 27 @ 9:00 pm

Enjoy exciting major league baseball and come out to this series between the Colorado Rockies and the Cincinnati Reds.  Fri: 6:40 PM; Sat: 7:10 PM; Sun: 1:10 PM

Final Friday 2018 Summer Series @ 31st and Blake in RiNo
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 The Final Friday 2018 Summer Series returns for its sixth consecutive year, with live music acts and local businesses creating an urban block party in the RiNo Arts District. Dozens of breweries, restaurants and businesses will also be offering great deals on food and drinks.

 Live music performances for this summer’s first Final Friday on May 25, 2018 by Third & James Records musicians Oli McCracken, and Sunshine James featuring Namm Lama Squad. Admission wristbands for each event cost $5, with proceeds benefiting Dream Culture and local musicians. Community partners and sponsors include Denver Arts & Venues, Megafauna, RiNo Supply Company, RiNo – River North Art District, Life Is Dope, Dream Culture, RocketSpace, Boutiques On Blake – RiNo, Factory Flats, Urban Green Development, Denver Independent Boutiques

WHEN: May 25, 2018 from 7:00PM to 10:00PM, and the Final Friday of June (June 29, 2018) July (July 27, 2018) and August (August 31, 2018) from 7:00PM to 10:00PM.

WHERE: 31st and Blake in RiNo, and surrounding neighborhoods, with live music performances on the stage behind RiNo Supply Company between 31st and 32nd Streets and Blake and Walnut Streets.

 

 

May
26
Sat
Highlands Ranch Field Day & Picnic
May 26 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Community Builders of Colorado will be hosting a Field Day & Picnic with iconic games, activities, sports, and FOOD TRUCKS. Feel free to bring a picnic style lunch or discover some of the best mobile culinary that Denver has to offer with the largest gathering of Food Trucks in Highlands Ranch! Select from the freshest ingredients throughout the day to add to your picnic with locally sourced producers in our Farmers Market. Or cool off in the shade with a drink in our Beer & Wine Garden featuring selections from our local breweries and wineries while listening to live acoustic music.

A Field Day Activities Pass is just $4.14 online or $8 at the door per person (all ages). The Field Day Activities Pass allows you to participate in unlimited field day activities for the entire day. Current field day activities include: Cornhole, Bocce Ball, Ultimate Frisbee Golf, An On Target Fish Casting Contest, Kids/Adults Longest Throw & Kick, Kids/Adults Potato Sack Race, Kids/Adults Three-Legged Races, Water Balloon Toss, 50 & 100 Yard Dash, VolleyBall, and Croquet.

Denver Arts Festival
May 26 @ 10:00 am – May 27 @ 5:00 pm

The Denver Arts Festival is a fine art and fine crafts festival that continues to be dedicated to supporting Colorado artists while also showcasing a select group of national artists.

The Denver Arts Festival holds its annual premier event at Stapleton’s Conservatory Green Neighborhood.

The fine art and fine craft exhibition features some of Colorado’s and the nation’s best artists with over 50,000 people expected to attend.

Denver Day of Rock @ 16th Street Mall - Pedestrian Mall
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm

For the tenth year in a row, the 16th Street pedestrian mall will be transformed into a massive block party with more than two dozen free rock concerts on five stages for the annual Denver Day of Rock. Food and beer gardens will be set up throughout downtown for the event, which is a fundraiser for Amp the Cause, a Denver-based non-profit organization that raises funds for more than 50 children’s charities. For full concert information and updates, visit DenverDayofRock.com. You can also download the event’s mobile app that provides information on the band lineups, food trucks and more. The mobile app allows you to purchase a Passbook, featuring discounts from local restaurants and businesses. 

Memorial Day Summer Kick-off @ Heritage Amusement Park
May 26 @ 10:00 am – May 28 @ 11:00 am

MEMORIAL DAY SUMMER KICK-OFF
WHEN: May 26-28
Where: Heritage Amusement Park
Join Heritage Square Amusement Park for a weekend of extra kids fun! Carousel rides. Go-karts. Bumper boats. Kids roller coaster and more. Yes, they’re still here!

Veteran’s Memorial Day Tribute
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Denver’s annual observance of Memorial Day is held at the historic POF Hall just south of the state capitol. The holiday “Tribute” honors Colorado’s fallen heroes in the presence of families, friends, military / political figures and the public.

The popular Tribute was founded in 2000 to honor veterans and military sacrifice from all wars.

The 2018 Tribute: will feature inspirational music, a Reading of Names, the US Navy Bell Toll, Remembrance Wreath laying for heroes that have died in past wars placed by veteran representatives and presentations of signature Tribute banners and Pins to Gold Star families.

The annual non profit Tribute is free & open to the public-all ages. All friends welcome.