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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. 

Dec
16
Sat
Free infant CPR and adult hands-only CPR training sessions @ North High School
Dec 16 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

The American Heart Association will offer a free infant CPR and choking relief training session at 8 a.m. and free adult hands-only CPR training sessions at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at North High School, 2960 N. Speer Blvd, Denver, CO. Each session will take approximately 45 minutes.

All event participants will receive an American Heart Association CPR Anytime Kit that contains a manikin and instructional DVD, which can be used to train other individuals. Attendees are welcome to participate in both the infant and adult training sessions.

The training sessions are free and walk-ins are welcome, but attendees are encouraged to RSVP at www.heart.org/savealifeco.

Dec
23
Sat
Christmas Dinner @ ELWAY'S Downtown at The Ritz-Carlton, Denver
Dec 23 – Dec 25 all-day

Christmas Dinner
Saturday, December 23, 2017 – Dinner Hours 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday, December 24, 2017 – Dinner Hours 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Monday, December 25, 2017 – Dinner Hours 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Join us at ELWAY’S Downtown for a memorable holiday meal. For dinner, choose from ELWAY’S full dinner menu or a holiday special crafted by our team of chefs. Visit our website for more information and for reservations, please dial 303.312.3107.

Dec
31
Sun
Noon Year’s Eve @ Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus
Dec 31 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Enjoy the sights, sounds and excitement of Times Square, all before bedtime! Each hour, count down to a glittering ball drop and pop bubble wrap fireworks as fountains of confetti flutter all around! Our celebration also includes festive art projects, tasty treats in The Teaching Kitchen, music, special characters and more!

Date: December 31
Time: 9 am – 4 pm
Cost: Event day pricing applies, check website for details.

New Year’s Eve Dinner 2017 @ ELWAY'S Downtown at The Ritz-Carlton, Denver
Dec 31 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Sunday, December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve Dinner: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m., Last Seating 10 p.m.

Join us at ELWAY’S Downtown to bid a fond farewell to 2017 and a warm welcome to 2018! For dinner, choose from ELWAY’S full dinner menu or a chef special not to miss!

Visit or website for more information and for reservations, please dial 303.312.3107.

New Year’s Eve with Steve ‘Mudflap’ McGrew @ Comedy Works Downtown in Larimer Square
Dec 31 @ 6:00 pm

Ring in the New Year with laughter! Start the night off with a 6pm ALL AGES show (*Rated PG-13). Join us at 8pm for a show and drinks. Or at 10pm for a NYE Extravaganza including a champagne toast and party favors! Comedy Works proudly features Steve ‘Mudflap’ McGrew for these special New Year’s Eve shows. Mudflap (the hellbent southern gent) can be heard on 24/7 Comedy and on Sirius XM radio, as well as hosting his wildly popular podcasts. *Ages 18 & under must be with a parent/legal guardian

Jan
13
Sat
2018 Denver Preschool Showcase @ Dahlia Campus for Health and Well-Being
Jan 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The sixth annual Preschool Showcase is a free, one-stop opportunity for Denver families to connect with a variety of quality-rated programs throughout the city and learn about early childhood resources, including tuition support through the Denver Preschool Program. The event will feature free food, dental screenings, story times and family-friendly activities, including photo ops with the Minions.

Jan
20
Sat
Family Fun Days | STEAM Fest @ CU South Denver
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

How does nature solve different survival challenges? We’ll look to plants and animals for inspiration for how to blend together science, technology, engineering, art and math to create exciting sustainable solutions to different challenges.

Jan
25
Thu
Mom UP! Project @ Stanley Marketplace
Jan 25 @ 4:00 pm – 9:30 pm

A Mom’s night out that includes pop up shops and dynamic speakers and demos. Every attendee receives a swag bag with offers/samples from local businesses. $8 from every ticket will be donated back to the school PTA of each attendee’s choice.

Feb
1
Thu
Ales, Apps & Barrels of Fun @ Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Release your inner child at the Children’s Museum during our adults-only extravaganza! Sample beers from local breweries, snack on light bites, and best of all, enjoy an evening of play in our world-class exhibits. Don’t miss your chance to be a kid again!

Tickets are just $35 in advance, $40 at the door.

Please note: This adults-only event is 21+.

https://www.mychildsmuseum.org/events/EventDetail/ales-apps-barrels-of-fun-2018

Feb
17
Sat
Family Discovery Series: HawkQuest – Birds of Prey @ PACE Center
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Is it a bird? A plane? It’s definitely a bird! This fun and educational program for all ages includes a Bald or a Golden eagle, an owl, a falcon, and features a free-flying hawk. Guests will learn about the importance of different raptor species, their specially-adapted tools, and their role in our ecosystems.

Feb
19
Mon
Early Release Day Adventure @ Colorado Adventure Point
Feb 19 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Throughout the year our various schools have several early release days. Colorado Adventure Point is available to make these days off more exciting by offering half day classes in various fun skills. Some of these classes include archery, rock climbing, art, cooking and robotics. Each day will cover two separate classes, please refer to our website for more details!

Any questions can be emailed to info@coloradoadventurepoint.org

Mar
3
Sat
Family Discovery Series: Bennett School of Irish Step Dance @ Schoolhouse Theater
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The Bennett School of Irish Step Dance has a long and proud tradition of sharing the magic of Irish dancing with people of all ages. This show is incredibly heart-pounding and educational. Come ready to join in a traditional Irish dance on stage!