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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. 

Mar
17
Sat
Denver’s Children’s Festival of Stories @ McNichols Building
Mar 17 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

This premiere event is a collaborative creation between Second Star to the Right children’s bookstore and Denver Arts & Venues cultural program. This day-long FREE public event features 30 national local children’s books authors and illustrators of board books, picture books, chapter books and middle grade novels. Featured presenters will offer storytimes, readings, illustration demonstrations, book signings and book-themed crafts. Unique creation stations and children’s performers will engage the whole family in reading fun! Additional events for educators, aspiring children’s book creators and librarians are also part of this event.

The inaugural Denver’s Children’s Festival of Stories will be held in Denver’s original public library now known as the McNichols Civic Center building in Civic Center Park on Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 9:00am-4:00pm. Admission is FREE.​

Authors & illustrators will share stories, meet young readers and sign books!

Book-themed crafts accompany storytimes

A World of Workshops that will spark the imagination of creators of all ages

Tween Connect offers middle school readers opportunities to hang with their favorite authors

Performers will bring stories to life on stage through theatrics and music

Special guest star readings from Denver’s well-known community members

​Children’s Festival of Stories will also include an Evening of Story for sponsored educators and librarians to meet featured presenters. A day of panels and workshops for educators, writers & illustrators of children’s books to learn from our invited presenters will also be offered through this event.

May
4
Fri
Food Truck Rodeo @ Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

11:00AM- 2:00PM

Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn
15151 E. Alameda Parkway
Aurora, CO 80012

Take a break from bagged lunches and have something extraordinary at the Food Truck Rodeo! The food trucks are here to serve up delicious eats and treats at the Aurora Municipal Center. Spend your lunch time break with us on our great lawn area while tasting some yummy food!

Ride the Light Rail Train!
Plan your ride – the RTD R Line is open! End your trip at the Aurora Metro Station as its just walking distance from our event site.

No dogs allowed, No glass bottles, No unlawful devices, No illegal substances, No open carry of firearms.

Jun
1
Fri
Food Truck Rodeo @ Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn
Jun 1 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

11:00AM- 2:00PM

Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn
15151 E. Alameda Parkway
Aurora, CO 80012

Take a break from bagged lunches and have something extraordinary at the Food Truck Rodeo! The food trucks are here to serve up delicious eats and treats at the Aurora Municipal Center. Spend your lunch time break with us on our great lawn area while tasting some yummy food!

Ride the Light Rail Train!
Plan your ride – the RTD R Line is open! End your trip at the Aurora Metro Station as its just walking distance from our event site.

No dogs allowed, No glass bottles, No unlawful devices, No illegal substances, No open carry of firearms.

Jun
3
Sun
SCFD Community Free Days @ Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Jun 3 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Free day at DMNS! A fee still applies to IMAX films, Planetarium shows, and temporary exhibitions. Reservations and amenities (lunchroom, coat and lunch storage, bus drop off, etc.) for school groups are not available on SCFD Community Free Days.

Jun
9
Sat
Buskers, Brews & BBQ @ Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn
Jun 9 all-day

Saturday, June 9
11a.m. – 6p.m.

Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn
15151 E Alameda Pkwy. Aurora, CO 80012

Expect your favorite local brews, a nationally sanctioned BBQ competition, and live entertainment from a variety of musicians and buskers (quirky street performers). Admission and parking are free! The annual event is scheduled for Saturday, June 9 from 11:00AM to 6:00PM.
Taste world-class BBQ by purchasing BBQ Bucks ($2 each) for a 2 ounce sample cup of meat. Teams in the competition area will accept your BBQ Bucks and hand you a delicious cut of meat. Redeem BBQ Bucks by 5 p.m.
Ride the Light Rail Train!
Plan your ride – the RTD R Line is open! End your trip at the Aurora Metro Station as its just walking distance from our event site.
No dogs allowed. No glass bottles. No unlawful devices. No illegal substances. No open carry of firearms.
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For more information, www.auroragov.org/bbq

Jul
4
Wed
4th of July Spectacular @ Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn
Jul 4 all-day

The city of Aurora, Colorado will celebrate the 4th of July Spectacular and Independence Day with a fireworks show that will lit up the night sky. The Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn will feature dance worthy live music, delicious food and a fireworks display revered as one of the best in Colorado. The event opens to the public at 6:00PM with live entertainment. Fireworks start at 9:30PM.

Ride the Light Rail Train!
Plan your ride – the RTD R Line is open! End your trip at the Aurora Metro Station as its just walking distance from our event site.

No dogs allowed, No glass bottles, No unlawful devices, No illegal substances, No open carry of firearms, No fireworks.

Aug
18
Sat
Global Fest @ Aurora Municipal Center
Aug 18 all-day

Saturday, August 18, 2018
11AM – 6PM

Celebrating its 5th year, Global Fest is an annual gathering that engages and infuses culture and community. The event features a Parade of Nations, Fashion Show, 30+ Local Vendors and Globally inspired food vendors. With over 170 languages spoken in our municipality this festival provides a unique opportunity for our community to become one.

Aurora R-Line is now open!
Don’t want to drive or mess with event parking? Our RTD R-Line is now open! Get dropped off at the Aurora Metro Station as its just walking distance from our event site.

Bags are subject to inspection at Global Fest. No dogs allowed. No alcohol allowed. No glass bottles. No unlawful devices. No illegal substances. No unauthorized sound amplification devices. No open carry of firearms.