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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. 

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.

Bands on the Bricks @ 1301 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

JUN 7, 2017 – AUG 9, 2017


Price: Free
From: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Annual Event, Festivals & Events, Food & Drink, Free Events, Kids & Families, Music, Special Event
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.

Denver Comic Con @ Colorado Convention Center
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am – Jul 2 @ 7:30 pm

Denver Comic Con (DCC) is a 3-day, family-friendly pop culture fan extravaganza, featuring the best in pop culture entertainment. DCC is a program of the Colorado nonprofit Pop Culture Classroom, whose mission is to inspire a love of learning, to increase literacy, celebrate diversity and build community through pop culture education.

Day Out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 201 @ Colorado Railroad Museum
Jul 1 – Jul 2 all-day

This fun-filled event offers children and their families the opportunity to take a 25-minute ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, star of the popular Thomas & Friends™ series. In addition, they will meet Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway and enjoy a day of Thomas-themed activities. . Attendees will be able to participate in events that encourage and celebrate friendship including photo opportunities, crafts, and a fun activity that invites kids to collect passport stamps throughout the day to receive a trio of Day Out With Thomas friendship bracelets.

DINOS! LIVE @ Denver Zoo
Jul 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

After waiting 65 million years, dinosaurs will take over Denver Zoo this summer! The Zoo has partnered with Your Hometown Toyota Stores for the Zoo’s upcoming traveling exhibit, DINOS! Live at Denver Zoo. The exhibit, supported by six local Toyota stores, will journey into the Zoo on Saturday, July 1. Running through October 31, the exhibit features 21 life-size dinosaurs, 19 of which are animatronic. Perfect for all ages, this exhibit offers the chance to see these prehistoric creatures brought to life among the Zoo’s live animals.

Free First Saturday @ Denver Art Museum
Jul 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

General admission is free on the first Saturday of the month thanks to Your 6 Hometown Toyota Stores and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).

Explore fun things for families (including bilingual programs for toda la familia), visit exhibitions throughout the museum, hear storytelling, and more!

Cherry Creek Arts Festival @ Cherry Creek
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – Jul 3 @ 8:00 pm

Cherry Creek Arts Festival is a world-class and award-winning celebration of the visual, culinary and performing arts, and enjoys an attendance of more than 350,000 visitors over three days. The Cherry Creek North event gives patrons the rare and special opportunity to meet and talk with international visual artists, sample fine cuisine, visit special exhibits and artist demonstrations and entertain their families with interactive art activities and exciting performing arts.

Saturday, July 1 10 AM to 8 PM
Sunday, July 2 10 AM to 8 PM
Monday, July 3 10 AM to 6 PM

Colorado Renaissance Festival
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – Jul 2 @ 6:30 pm

Flashback to the 16th Century and journey through a medieval city. Enjoy full-armor jousting, tasty turkey legs, music and a marketplace featuring more than 200 artisans.

Saturdays & Sundays only

Open Rain or Shine

Independence Celebration @ Four Mile Historic Park
Jul 1 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

You only turn 241 once. Come celebrate the nation’s birthday with live music, old-fashioned games, historic demonstrations, and horse-drawn wagon rides. Bring a blanket and stick around for the Glendale fireworks show! Food trucks and a beer garden (valid ID required) will be on site.

Admission is free; charges apply for food, refreshments, and some activities.

Last entry to the Park is at 9:00 pm. Sorry, no pets, outside food or beverage, smoking, cannabis, fireworks, poppers, sparklers, or other flammables allowed.

Dinos! Prehistoric Party @ Denver Zoo
Jul 1 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Come celebrate the opening of our newest traveling exhibit, DINOS! Live at Denver Zoo, brought to you by your Hometown Toyota Stores at DINOS! Prehistoric Party, offered every Saturday night in July. Visit these 21 life-size animatronic dinosaurs after the sun goes down while enjoying additional family-friendly entertainment.

Glendale Fireworks Show @ Infinity Park
Jul 1 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This year’s Glendale fireworks display is planned for Saturday night, July 1, 2017, at dusk (the rainout date is Saturday, July 8).  Glendale’s fireworks show is one of the largest and longest-running events in the area.

Free Day @ Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys
Jul 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys (DMMDT) was founded in 1981 through the support of a grass-roots community coalition of miniature doll artists, business owners and civic leaders.