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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.

Data 101 Skill Building Workshop for Your Child’s School @ Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales Branch Library
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm

Join the Colorado Children’s Campaign and the Colorado Education Initiative in a skills building workshop to help you understand more about the quality of your child’s school.

Parents are going to be guided through school performance framework data and will learn what questions to ask in order to improve the quality of their child’s school. Let me know if you need me to be more specific. Thanks again for your help with this.

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.

Summer Dog Barket @ Ink Lounge
Jul 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Ink Lounge is welcoming summer with artisans and vendors inspired by our furry friends, and we’re calling it a Micro Barket! Art, toys, collars, accessories, treats and activities, all created with our four-legged family in mind. For our July First Friday we’re excited to partner with MaxFund Animal Adoption Center and they’re bringing their mobile adoption unit so you can meet some new friends. Drink proceeds and a portion of vendor sales will benefit MaxFund to help support the great work they do. Also, many thanks to our event sponsor The Denver Dog Magazine.

The event is kid and family friendly – and if your pooch is well behaved and on a leash – they are welcome to attend as there will be exciting things for them to sniff out, including an outdoor pooch lounge and pool.

Makers: American Dog • Beautifully Unique Accessories • Ink Lounge • Ivan’s All Natural Doggie Delights Dog Food Truck • J Renee Photography • Pinnacle Protein Cakes • Pup Trend • Smart Cookie Dog Treats • Wad Art Critters • WhipperSnap Studio

Evening Shenanigans
Doggie Bags: For first 20 attendees filled with goodies for pets and people
Koozie Screenprinting: 6-7pm for $5 donation, benefiting MaxFund
Pet Photo Booth: Courtesy of J Renee Photography
MaxFund Mobile Adoption Unit: Snuggle up to a pup
Tasty Treats: For people and pups
Libations: Including Greyhounds with Bear Creek vodka and a Ratio Beerworks brew

Free Family Day @ Clyfford Still Museum
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us for a family-friendly summer celebration in the Museum’s forecourt and galleries. Festivities will include art making, storytime, family tours, and face painting. All ages welcome, registration not required.

Meet in the Street @ 16th Street Mall
Jul 8 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Meet in the Street, funded by the Downtown Denver Business Improvement District, returns for a fourth year to offer residents and guests new experiences by transforming the Mall with activities ranging from expanded outdoor cafes and live music to fitness classes, cultural performances and more. Meet in the Street will take place Saturdays from July 8 through August 26. The ‘My 16th Street Prototyping Festival’ will also begin on July 8 with seven community-designed installations designed to engage and create a unique sense of place along the 16th Street Mall.

Emmanuel Sanders Football ProCamp® @ Northglenn High School
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am – Jul 11 @ 12:00 pm

Learn from and interact with Denver All-Pro Wide Receiver Emmanuel Sanders!

Throughout his two-day camp, Emmanuel Sanders and our coaches will offer tips and hands-on instruction, including lectures, fundamental football skills stations, contests, and non-contact games in a high-energy, fun, and positive environment. Campers will be placed in small groups by age to ensure that each child gets maximum instruction.

The comprehensive camp experience is great for athletes of all skill levels, whether they are new to the game or have been playing for years. Individual and team awards will be given in each age group. We are committed to providing your child with the experience of a lifetime at an affordable price.

Each attendee will receive:

a souvenir autograph from Emmanuel Sanders (item provided – outside items not permitted)
a camp team photo with Emmanuel Sanders
a limited-edition Emmanuel Sanders Football ProCamp t-shirt

Group rates are available for your team, school, or group of friends! For more information, please contact Hallie at

SwimLabs Littleton Grand Opening @ SwimLabs Littleton
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

SwimLabs Swim Schools will celebrate the opening of its newest location in Littleton on Saturday, July 15, with a grand opening event featuring Olympic swimmer Kara Lynn Joyce, facility tours, and the chance for the public to be the first to take a swim in their pools. SwimLabs highly-effective swim school combines indoor, warm-water pools, highly-trained instructors and the same training video-feedback technology used by Olympians like Joyce and Missy Franklin to help swimmers be safer, compete smarter, feel confident and enjoy a lifelong love of the sport. SwimLabs Littleton will officially open on Monday, July 10, and is taking registrations for classes now!

5th Annual Cheesman Park Art Fest @ Cheesman Park
Jul 29 – Jul 30 all-day

The Cheesman Park Art Fest features vibrant collections of 130 juried artists and craftsmen from across the nation in one of Denver’s prized historic parks. This two day event takes place on the southwest roads of Cheesman, where patrons can shop the works of potters, painters, jewelers, sculptors, glass artists, and more – in a wide range of prices! Charming & walkable, with work that is top-notch yet attainable, the Cheesman Park Art Fest has you culturally covered from live music beneath the trees to Denver’s best food trucks! Sat, July 29th 9:00am-6:00pm and Sun, July 30th 9:00am-5:00pm.

An Evening under the Stars with Colorado Ballet @ Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheater
Aug 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join the stars of Colorado Ballet under the stars for a program featuring excerpts from upcoming and past productions as well as other classical and contemporary works. The production will close with a performance of Serenade by choreographer George Balanchine to Tchaikovsky’s “Serenade for Strings in C.” Colorado Ballet’s critically-acclaimed performance of Serenade features 28 dancers in ethereal blue costumes performing in front of a blue background, bathed in moonlight. Serenade was the first original ballet Balanchine created in America and is a milestone in the history of dance.

A Taste of Colorado @ Civic Center Park- Downtown Denver
Sep 1 @ 10:30 am – Sep 4 @ 8:00 pm

A Taste of Colorado is a four-day, free admission festival produced by the Downtown Denver Partnership. The event takes place over Labor Day Weekend in Downtown Denver’s Civic Center Park. In addition to local and worldly cuisine, six music stages and shopping, there will be local artisans featured in the Arts & Crafts Marketplace, culinary demonstrations, and interactive activities, rides and games for kids. A Taste of Colorado is the ultimate end-of-summer opportunity for residents and visitors to experience the sounds, tastes, and sights of Colorado’s diverse cultural traditions and Western heritage. For more information, visit, check out A Taste of Colorado on Facebook, follow @ATasteofCO on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat and search #ATasteofCO, or call (303) 295-6330.

Hop, Skip & a Jump Start @ Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus
Sep 17 @ 7:30 am – 11:30 am

Be active and have fun at our Hop, Skip & a Jump Start event! Challenge yourself with a stroller-friendly 5K and then enjoy watching your kiddo compete in our adorable mini-meets, complete with a Kid Course, Toddler Trot and even an Infant Crawl! With a day full of activities and nutritious snacks, it’s a great way to show your family how fun a healthy lifestyle can be.