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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. 

Barr Lake Birders @ Barr Lake State Park
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

A Birders’ Club for kids ages 6-15
Saturdays, March 25th & April 29th 10am – 12pm
Children will enjoy a community atmosphere while learning about the birding world during once a month club meetings and during participation in various field trips to other birding sites.
No experience is required, just an interest in birds. Please RSVP: 303-659-6005
Parents, please plan to attend our first meeting of 2017 to help us make a few decisions such as dates and times for club meetings, car pools for field trips and the use of technology. We want to make this easy for you and exciting for your children.

Parenting the Love and Logic Way @ Parker Recreation Center
Mar 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This enrichment course for parents with school-age children provides practical tools and techniques that help adults achieve respectful, healthy relationships with their children and help them prepare their kids for the real world. The approach uses humor, hope and empathy to build up the adult-child relationship, emphasizing respect and dignity both for children and adults. We will cover putting an end to arguing, teaching responsibility without losing love, setting limits without waging war, avoiding power-struggles, guiding kids to own and solve their problems and teaching kids to complete chores without reminders or pay! Through laughs and thought-provoking discussions, this class will help parents build healthy, nurturing relationships with their kids that will last a lifetime! Childcare is available through the Recreation Center.

Eagle Express @ Barr Lake State Park
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am

Sunday, April 2nd at 10am
Make a date to come to Barr Lake for bald eagle viewing! If all goes well, eaglets hatch in late March. As of 2016, Barr Lake bald eagles have fledged 54 young!
Join us for a unique opportunity to view our bald eagle population at its peak! Eagle Express rides to the Gazebo Seats are limited – reservations required! Call 303-659-6005

Just Between Friends Children’s and Maternity Consignment Event @ Douglas County Fairgrounds Event Center
Apr 6 – Apr 9 all-day

Kids are expensive, so we created a community event where families can shop thousands of items at 50-90% off retail, giving parents an affordable way to get the things they need and want for their children.

Print this page to get in FREE!

Toddler Story TIme @ Barr Lake State Park Nature Center
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am

April 6th 10am
Bring your pre-school child to listen to stories about the natural world. Join Ranger Danyel the first Thursday of every month, beginning March 3rd at 10 a.m. for a different story sure to entertain your little one. March will be about chicks and April’s topic is bunnies ! Program designed for children 3-5 accompanied by an adult.
Please RSVP 303-659-6005

Easter Egg Hunt @ Barr Lake State Park
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Saturday, April 15th 10am to 1pm
Bring your family and your Easter basket to gather eggs and fun nature facts. There will be crafts (by Bird Conservancy of the Rockies), face painting and lots of FUN! Reservations are required. Call 303-659-6005 to register! Ages 3-10
Activities include:
* 10-10:30am Join the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies for a fun filled program, “All About Eggs”
* 10:45am-Easter Egg Hunt – Kids will find Easter eggs filled with candy and fun nature facts
* 11:00am-1:00pm- Face painting and crafts

Celebrate Earth Day and Barr Lakes 40th Anniversary @ Barr Lake State Park
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Saturday, April 22nd from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Come celebrate Earth Day AND the 40th Anniversary of Barr Lake State Park with many fun activities.
– 9:00am – Bird walk
– 10:00am, 11:30am and 1:00pm – Eagle Express rides to the Gazebo and Great Blue Heron rookery. Seats are limited – reservations required!
– 12:00pm -3:00pm Face painter & Kids’ Crafts
– 12:00pm – Dedication and sealing of BLSP Time Capsule (See you in 25 years!)

Girls in STEM day! @ Keystone Science School
Apr 29 all-day

At Keystone Science School we believe that curiosity and critical thinking have the power to change lives. Girls in STEM does just that, by empowering girls to ask questions, develop solutions, dream big and to embrace challenges that can be the next big thing!
Saturday April 29, 2017: 10am to 5pm
Harness the power of physics to explore math, astronomy and more.
Fee: $15 Scholarships available upon request
Who: Girls grades 3rd-8th

TheBigWonderful Spring May 5-7 @ Old Denver Post Headquarters in Globeville
May 5 – May 7 all-day

TheBigWonderful is proud to enter their fourth year showcasing its unique platform for hundreds of Denver Metro area small business to sell their goods to a family (and dog) friendly audience. Hosting BEERFEST, BANDS, and BAZAAR over Derby Weekend, May 5-7. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, March 14th at 10:30 am MST at, with SUPER EARLY BIRD pricing available while supplies last. TheBigWonderful is proud to work alongside non-profit partner, Revision. A portion of the proceeds from Derby Weekend will go toward furthering Revision’s mission of creating thriving, resilient neighborhoods.

Spring Fishing Clinic @ Barr Lake State Park
May 6 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Saturday, May 6th from 8am to 1pm
100 FREE poles for the first kids to sign up for a day filled with fishing tips and
giveaways! Please call Nature Center for
reservations at 303-659-6005.
We’ll meet at the boat ramp. The kids pole drawings are at 8AM, 9AM and 10AM. Participant must be present to win.

The Oddest Sea: Greek Gods and Giggles @ Chautauqua Picnic Shelter
Jun 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Odysseus learns the hard way that one shouldn’t anger Poseidon. Ten years after the fall of Troy, our hero is still unable to make it home where, unbeknownst to him, his wife is being courted by 108 suitors! Set sail up the trail with us and encounter gods and goddesses, a cyclops, a whirlpool, a sea-witch, and more in this humorous adaptation of the Greek classic that would please even Zeus himself.

Audience and actors meet at the Chautauqua Picnic Shelter and take a moderate hike on the Enchanted Mesa Trail while scenes from the play are performed along the way. Approximate length of the hike is two miles with an elevation gain of 400 feet.

Audience members are encouraged to bring camping chairs and/or blankets and mats to sit on while watching the scenes. Water, sunscreen and hats are suggested and comfortable walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing are strongly encouraged. In case of inclement weather, the performance will be held under the Picnic Shelter.

Buy early! Each hike is capped at low numbers and tends to sell out in advance.  Recommended for all ages.

Colorado Music Festival Young People’s Concert @ Chautauqua Auditorium
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am

Introduce young children (ages 4+) to the excitement of live orchestral music with a program that engages audience members young and old! After each concert, join us on the lawn for a Music Fair where kids meet costumed characters, try the instrument petting zoo, enjoy face painting and more!

Bring your kids to come “Fly” with us, during a program that includes “Flight to Neverland from Hook”; “Flight of the Bumble Bee”; “Chicken Reel”; “Flying Theme from ET”;
“Witches Ride from Hansel and Gretel”; “Fawkes the Phoenix – from Harry Potter Chamber of Secrets”; “Blast Off!”; and more!