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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. 

Denver Arts Festival
May 27 @ 10:00 am – May 28 @ 5:00 pm

Since 1999 the Denver Arts Festival (formerly the Downtown Denver Arts Festival) is a fine arts 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 arts event in Stapleton’s Conservatory Green. 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.

Water World Opening Weekend @ Water World
May 27 @ 10:00 am – May 28 @ 6:00 pm

Featuring nearly 50 attractions for the entire family, Water World is one of the country’s premier family water parks!

Boulder Creek Festival
May 27 @ 11:00 am – May 29 @ 4:45 pm
 For over a quarter century, the Boulder Creek Festival® has been the unofficial kickoff to summer in Boulder.  Widely considered Boulder County’s favorite event, the Festival includes three days of festivities featuring a large variety of events, activities, food and entertainment unique to the Boulder community. 

The Festival is free to the public and features something for everyone:  9 separate event areas with 500 vendors showcase everything from community arts and crafts to healthier alternatives and technology while 3 performance stages feature a spectrum of music and dance.  The festival also features carnival rides and food and beverage vendors. Join us over Memorial Day Weekend 2017 for the 30th Annual Boulder Creek Festival®, the best event in Boulder! See website for time and schedule.

The Music of Star Wars @ Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex
May 27 @ 11:00 am – May 28 @ 5:00 pm

The Force summons you to join us for a performance of epic music celebrating a galaxy far, far away! The Colorado Symphony presents an evening filled with music from the world of Star Wars and classical favorites spanning the parsecs between Denver and Dagobah. Whether your loyalties lie with the Imperial Forces or the Rebel Troops, you’re sure to hear your favorite themes and discover a few more!

Memorial Weekend Festival: Kick-off to Summer
May 27 @ 4:00 pm – May 29 @ 10:00 pm

Help us kick-off Summer with three days of great family-friendly entertainment, delicious food, local vendors, and so much more! The Festival is located on the 1000 block of South Gaylord Street. Check out the website for more information. 

Live Music: Saturday, May 27th from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Full Festival: Sunday, May 28th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Full Festival: Monday, May 29th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cirque du Soleil’s LUZIA Debuts in Denver June 1 Under the Big Top Tent! @ Pepsi Center
Jun 1 – Jul 9 all-day

Delightfully-imaginative and visually-stunning, Cirque du Soleil’s production LUZIA is a waking dream of Mexico. Families are invited to a redesigned white-and-gold Big Top in Pepsi Center’s Parking Lot (Prius West Lot) from June 1 – July 9, 2017, to escape to an imaginary Mexico – a sumptuous world suspended somewhere between dreams and reality.

Through a series of grand visual surprises and breathtaking acrobatic performances, LUZIA takes audiences on a surrealistic journey filled with wonders, playfulness and striking artistry. Smoothly passing from an old movie set to the ocean to a smoky dance hall or an arid desert, LUZIA cleverly brings to the stage multiple places, faces and sounds of Mexico taken from both tradition and modernity. Rich in awe-inspiring moments, LUZIA enchants by incorporating rain into acrobatic and artistic scenes – a first for a Cirque du Soleil touring production.

Inspire Arts Week in Lakewood @ Lakewood, CO 80226
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – Jun 11 @ 10:00 pm

The 11-day event offers a broad array of free and discounted events with twenty-plus local organizations producing more than 30 events.

June 1 at Lakewood Cultural Center is the kickoff and opening of the 15th annual sculpture exhibit, then stay for “The Planets,” a concert with the Lakewood Symphony. Another highlight is First Friday art walks, hosted by 40 West Arts District and Belmar’s Block 7.

Don’t miss Lakewood’s free Rockin’ Block Party June 13 at Lakewood Heritage Center – live music by The Hey Lady and a showing of the movie “Labyrinth.”

Putt-Putt on the Plaza @ Denver International Airport
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

PUTT-PUTT ON THE PLAZA. From June 1-30, Denver International Airport presents a custom, sponsor-themed 18-hole miniature golf course. The course will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Participants simply provide an ID at the onsite “DEN Clubhouse” in exchange for a putter, golf ball and scorecard. In addition, on June 16 and 17, you can join us at our VIP lounge on the plaza to watch the U.S. Open and test your own skills on the DEN course.

Music Train Family Concert Series @ Table 6
Jun 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

All age family friendly concerts! Join us with your friends, families and neighbors for an afternoon of great music, BBQ, wine, beer, juice boxes and fun.
This month we feature Milestone with a BEATLES REVUE.

Young kids welcome!

City Summer Fest @ Colorado Springs
Jun 2 @ 11:00 am – Jun 18 @ 8:00 pm

City Summer Fest is 17 days of family fun celebrating the beginning of summer and the southern Colorado community at the Colorado Springs Event Center. June 2nd through June 18th will be filled with music, food and fun with one of the best carnivals in the United States. Crabtree amusements will fill the parking lot in front of Colorado Springs Event Center with everything from kiddie rides to the newest extreme thrill rides. During the 17 days, City Summer Fest will feature multiple free live concerts with national recording artists and local bands.

Tesoro Cultural Center’s Living History Experience @ The Fort
Jun 2 @ 11:00 am – Oct 15 @ 3:00 pm

Tesoro’s Living History Experience will be hosted on the grounds of The Fort restaurant (19192 Hwy. 8, Morrison) and will feature engaging family-friendly activities, dynamic enrichment opportunities, and immersion into the past.

Highlights include:
• Rotating theme weekends, including American Indian, Spanish Colonial and Western, with corresponding art, music, dancing, demonstrations and workshops.
• Special engagement events, including the 17th annual Powwow (June 3, 2017) and 1830s Rendezvous (September 16-17, 2017).
• Award-winning artists displaying, selling and demonstrating their work each weekend.
• Showings of “Shinin’ Times,” a film about the connections between Bent’s Old Fort and The Fort Restaurant, narrated by the late Sam Arnold, founder of The Fort; as well as Tesoro’s oral history films, including “Early Spanish Settlers of Colorado,” “The Utes,” and “The Kiowa People.”
• Historical interpreters dressed in period attire.
• Visitors can touch and examine historical objects and explore their stories at Tesoro’s Hands-On-History Cart.

Capitalizing on summer weekends, Tesoro’s Living History Experience will be open Friday-Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., starting June 2 and concluding October 15, 2017.

Colorado Medieval Festival
Jun 2 @ 3:00 pm – Jun 4 @ 10:00 pm

The Colorado Medieval Festival will be June 2nd, 3rd and 4th just west of Loveland in The Savage Woods with the landmark of the Devil’s Backbone as a breathtaking backdrop.

For the 2nd year we are proud to host official games for the Rocky Mountain Scottish Athletes. The games will be June 3rd and 4th.

We are pleased to welcome back our friend and neighbor on June 2nd: Loveland’s very own Wendy Woo!