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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. 

Jun
26
Mon
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.

Jul
1
Sat
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.

Jul
8
Sat
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!

Jul
10
Mon
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 hkantor@procamps.com.

Jul
14
Fri
Colorado Music Festival Fresh Fridays “Beethoven’s Ninth” @ Chautauqua Auditorium
Jul 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Colorado Music Festival Fresh Fridays "Beethoven's Ninth" @ Chautauqua Auditorium | Boulder | Colorado | United States

Make the Colorado Music Festival your date night destination with a fresh approach to Friday Nights! It’s a concert experience – reimagined. Start at 6:30pm with a short, hour-long concert featuring an unforgettable performance of Beethoven’s grand Ninth Symphony, with its iconic finale, “Ode to Joy, ” with nationally acclaimed opera singers including Grammy-winning mezzo soprano Michelle DeYoung, soprano Mary Wilson, tenor Jason Baldwin, and former University of Colorado football player/Metropolitan Opera singer Keith Miller, bass-baritone. Plus you still have time for post-concert dinner and drinks – the night is still young!

Jul
25
Tue
The Women’s Foundation of Colorado’s 30th Anniversary Celebration Featuring Former First Lady Michelle Obama @ Pepsi Center
Jul 25 all-day

Come see former First Lady Michelle Obama live at the 30th anniversary of The Women’s Foundation of Colorado. The TOGETHER celebration will raise funds to advance and accelerate economic opportunities for Colorado women and their families and will include a live conversation with Mrs. Obama, moderated by WFCO President and CEO Lauren Y. Casteel.

Jul
27
Thu
Arapahoe County Fair @ Arapahoe County Fairgrounds and Park
Jul 27 – Jul 30 all-day

The ARAPAHOE COUNTY FAIR has something for everyone, July 27-30. Get online DISCOUNT tickets ONLY $10 till 4 pm, July 27. Enjoy UNLIMITED carnival rides, TWO nights of FIREWORKS, the petting farm, two rodeos, concerts, truck and tractor pulls, high-flying dog shows, kids’ corral, homestead activities and more. Kids under 36″ get in FREE. BUY your tickets today at www.arapahoecountyfair.com.

Mario the Maker Magician @ Dairy Arts Center
Jul 27 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

David Blaine calls him “the best kids magician in the world!!”

As seen on Sesame Street and NBCUniversal’s Sprout Channel, NYC’s Mario the “Maker Magician” is making his way to you in his 1971 VW bus! More than just a performer, Mario is also an inventor who creates his own props. He is known for his dedication to the Maker Movement and STEM initiatives and his integration of DIY electronics and robotics into his performance. Regardless, he never sacrifices the old-school slapstick vibe that audiences so love. It’s vintage meets the future. Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin for the modern age, with a mad inventor twist. Ideal for ages 3-10 and their families. Shows at 2  and 7 p.m.

www.mariothemagician.com

Jul
28
Fri
Colorado Music Festival Fresh Fridays “The Planets” @ Chautauqua Auditorium
Jul 28 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Colorado Music Festival Fresh Fridays "The Planets" @ Chautauqua Auditorium | Boulder | Colorado | United States

Make the Colorado Music Festival your date night destination with a fresh approach to Friday Nights! It’s a concert experience – reimagined. Start at 6:30pm with a short, hour-long concert featuring a profound new approach to Gustav Holst’s symphonic powerhouse: The Planets. The CMF Orchestra presents a magical, awe-inspiring and timeless musical portrait brought to life with choreographed, visual animation on the big screen!. Plus you still have time for post-concert dinner and drinks – the night is still young!

Jul
29
Sat
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.

Aug
4
Fri
Colorado Music Festival Finale – Violinist Gil Shaham @ Chautauqua Auditorium
Aug 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Colorado Music Festival Finale - Violinist Gil Shaham @ Chautauqua Auditorium | Boulder | Colorado | United States

The 2017 CMF Season comes to a close with the extraordinary Gil Shaham, one of the foremost violinists of our time. His flawless technique and his inimitable warmth and generosity of spirit have solidified his renown as an American Master. His astonishing command of the violin is on display during this special one-night only performance with the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra! Rounding out the evening is Beethoven’s glorious Symphony, No. 7 – a triumphant end to a triumphant season!

Aug
9
Wed
Vail Kids Adventure Games
Aug 9 @ 8:00 am – Aug 12 @ 5:00 pm

Vail welcomes the Kids Adventure Games, presented by Toyota, Aug. 9-13, where kids ages six to 14 will experience the thrill of adventure racing. Teams of two navigate an adventure course that includes biking, rope swings, mud pits, cargo nets, zip lines, a giant slip-n-slide and more. 2016 race sold out in June. Early registration is encouraged.