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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. 

Sep
30
Sat
Maize in the City @ Maize in the City
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm

Enjoy a convenient, simple and fun rural experience at Maize in the City with several fall attractions including free attractions for families to enjoy. Started in 2001, and located just 15 minutes from downtown Denver, Maize in the City offers hours of daytime activities to families and others seeking fall attractions including a 20-acre Crazed Corn Field Maze – voted best corn maze by Denver Westword – a mini maze, petting zoo, pony rides and more. Open Sept. 30 through Oct. 31, visit maizeinthecity.com for more information.

Oct
24
Tue
Newbery Award winning author AVI live in Denver! @ Westward Gallery
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm

Second Star to the Right Children’s Bookstore is proud to present Newbery Award winning author Avi on Tuesday, October 24th, 6:00pm, at Denver’s Westward Gallery. The creator of over 70 books for young readers will be stopping in Denver to share his new middle grade novel, The Player King.

Avi is the author of over 70 books for young children including the Newbery Award winning novel, Crispin: The Cross of Lead. His latest work, The Player King, is the gripping and amazingly true tale of a boy plucked from the gutter to become the King of England. The public event will feature a presentation by Avi followed by a Q&A and book signing.

The October 24th event will be Avi’s only public appearance in Denver. Tickets with book purchase through Second Star to the Right at 303-455-1527 or https://www.cognitoforms.com/SecondStarToTheRight1/SecondStarToTheRightPresentsAvi

Oct
26
Thu
Family Discovery Series: Bat Encounters @ PACE Center
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm

Meet mysterious bats from around the world (including a giant bat with a 6-foot wingspan), and discover why bats are threatened and what you can do to help these misunderstood animals.

Looking to introduce your little ones to new experiences? Then this series is perfect for you! Each show is affordably priced and under 60 minutes, to give your kids a taste of all that is great about the arts. A lifetime of enjoying the arts starts one Discovery at a time!

Cirque Italia @ Southwest Plaza
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 29 @ 7:30 pm

Get ready Littleton, because it’s time to be amzed! Cirque Italia is coming with a brand new show with tons of excitement. 

Cirque Italia is a unique show in every sense. After five years of consolidation, a rigorous casting selection, and over 1,000 performances nationwide; this spectacular production has become the greatest version of a “traveling circus”. Cirque Italia is proud to have developed a well-deserved reputation as one of the most innovative shows to be staged in the US.

Conceived by Mr. Manuel Rebecchi, and meticulously directed and produced by Chanté DeMoustes, Cirque Italia is a creative mix of the best elements of entertainment and technology. A “never-seen-before” production that combines acrobatics, dance, contortion, and even high-performance BMX and roller-skating. All performances are done in ways that push the physical boundaries of human abilities, which leaves audiences amazed and astonished.

Performers from all over the world are united under the magic spiral of the white and blue big top. They merge their extraordinary selection of skills and put together a stimulating spin on the industry by embracing the element of water. Cirque Italia has managed to find a delicate balance between the poetic and expressive power of the human body and the versatility and fluidity of water as an artistic scenario.

With a magnetism that draws you into your deepest fantasies, the water circus offers two hours of high-end entertainment. Mermaids and dinosaurs make dreamy appearances while awakening the inner child within you. Laser lights and bubbles act as interdimensional movers. Aerialists, acrobats, and contortionists take the human body to the next level – one you never thought possible!

You may think that such a sophisticated production is out of your budget, but Cirque Italia is committed to bringing Las Vegas to your own hometown. They bring an experience and make it not only memorable, but affordable with very competitive prices and special offers.

Cirque Italia also contributes to the modernization of the performing arts and the circus industry by abiding by a strict animal free policy. The company takes a leading stance in offering quality entertainment beyond the use of animals.

For more information visit www.cirqueitalia.com and make sure to check all our social media accounts. Tickets can be purchased now starting at $10.00-$50.00 depending on availability. Cirque Italia offers one free child admission with every full priced paying adult ticket in levels 2 or 3. This offer cannot be combined with any other offers, discounts or deals. Please call 941-704-8572 to find out the promo code for this location.

When: October 26-29

Where: 8501 West Bowles Ave, Littleton, CO 80123

At: Southwest Plaza

Located: JCPenney

Under the grand, swirling White and Blue tent!

• October 26 THURS: 7:30pm

• October 27 FRI: 7:30pm

• October 28 SAT: 1:30pm, 4:30pm, 7:30pm

• October 29 SUN: 1:30pm, 4:30pm

Box office hours:

The box office opens on-site on Tuesday, the week of the show – 10am – 9pm

You can purchase tickets through our website (cirqueitalia.com/tickets) or by phone: (941) 704-8572. We also respond to text message.

Non vediamo l’ora di vedervi allo spettacolo! Let Your Imagination Wander…and come DIVE into the Magical world of CIRQUE ITALIA.

Oct
27
Fri
Colorado Adventure Point- Family Friendly Halloween! @ Colorado Adventure Point
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 29 @ 9:30 pm

The weekend of Halloween, Colorado Adventure Point will be hosting a family fun event! Come join us for three nights of pumpkin carving, s’mores roasting, spooky science experiments, rock climbing, and a shooting gallery. Bring your costumes, there will be prizes for the best dressed! Admission and activities are free, with the option of some paid activities.

Oct
28
Sat
Halloween PhotoPOP @ Little Nest Portraits
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Come to Little Nest for a Halloween party with activities, candy, and a quick PhotoPOP! Bring your kids in their costumes to enjoy a little craft, a few tricks and lots of treats!

For $65 you get to enjoy the party and you will get a fully retouched digital image of your little one all dressed up!

Oct
29
Sun
Vintage Halloween Family Fest @ Ramada Plaza
Oct 29 all-day

Enjoy a day of old-fashioned, family-oriented Halloween fun and activities at the debut of the Vintage Halloween Family Fest! The event is indoors at the Ramada Plaza Denver North, I-25 at 120th, on Sunday, October 29, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm!

For just $5, the Vintage Halloween Family Fest offers pumpkin bowling, bounce houses, carnival games, costume contests, open mic ghost stories, apple bobbing, mask-making, face painting, caramel apple decorating, trick-or-treat scavenger hunt, tarot readers and more!

“It’s going to be a blast,” says organizer Dana Cain, owner of Dana Cain Events. “People have been wanting me to do a Halloween Festival for years, and we are making it happen! This one is indoors, family-friendly and a perfect way to spend the Sunday before Halloween!”

The 1:00 pm Costume Contest is open to the public, with prizes for adults and children in 4 categories: Spookiest, Funniest, Cutest and Best in Show. Winners get Monster Money, to spend at any vendor booth at the show, and Best in Show winners get trophies! Other stage activities include aerial apple bobbing at noon, and open mic ghost stories at 2:00.

Ongoing creative activities include a Halloween craft booth where kids can make and decorate masks, witch wands and more, as well as a Decorate-Your-Own Caramel Apple station, hosted by Sweet Addict Bakery.

Attendees can also try out the festival’s three lanes of Pumpkin Bowling, where a pumpkin is substituted for the bowling ball. Face painting, Carnival games, a bounce house and plenty of candy round out the fun! Halloween-themed vendors will also be on hand, along with a gypsy fortune teller.

Hours are 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, and the Ramada Plaza Denver North is located on the southeast corner of I-25 at 120th. Tickets are just $5 the door. Children age 4 and under are admitted free, and parking is free. Admission into the adjoining North Denver Art & Antiques Fair is also included. More info is at www.vintagehalloweenfest.com

Oct
31
Tue
Trick-or-Treat on Mainstreet @ Mainstreet Parker
Oct 31 all-day

Calling all ghosts and goblins! Are you looking for a safe space to satisfy your sweet tooth and show off your spooky costume this Halloween? Then head to the Town of Parker on Thursday, Oct. 31, from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. where more than 20 local businesses will line Mainstreet to hand out both tricks and treats. Expect fun for all ages and a few spine-tingling surprises. For more information, visit www.trickortreatonmainstreet.com.

Nov
1
Wed
Childsplay in “Go, Dog. Go!” @ PACE Center
Nov 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Go, Dog. Go! brings the exciting adventures of P.D Eastman’s book to life in a frolicking musical dog party. The cast of this beloved preschool favorite has gone to the dogs – with cars, hats, a moonlit boat ride, and even a wild game of ball – as this hilarious visual spectacle manages to sneak in some important lessons about life between innings. Go, Dog. Go! is a musical romp full of surprises, color, clowning, vaudville, singing/barking, and of course, six lovable dogs!

Nov
3
Fri
Wolfpack Ninja Tour @ Budweiser Events Center
Nov 3 – Nov 5 all-day

Wolfpack Ninja Tour is a Ninja Competition Spectacular for all divisions of ninja athletes – youth, amateur and pro will have a chance to run a state-of-the art professional ninja course and compete for over $50K in cash prizes. Top level ninjas, such as: Jessie Graff, Joe Moravsky, Flip Rodriguez, Jake Murray, Kevin Bull, Ian Dory, Meagan Martin, and many more fan-favorite athletes will be present to meet, train and compete with participants. Tickets available now at www.wpnttix.com !

Nov
4
Sat
Ice Age Discovery Youth Program @ Walking Mountains Science Center
Nov 4 @ 2:00 pm

Join Walking Mountains Science Center with paleontologists from the Ice Age Discovery Center in Snowmass Village, Colorado for an afternoon of interactive investigation. Participants in 2nd through 5th grade have the opportunity to learn the story of the Ice Age first hand. Touch mammoth and mastodon teeth, wonder at the full size fossils of the American mastodon, giant bison, Jefferson’s ground sloth, Columbian mammoth, Ice Age deer, horse, camel, Black bear, Bighorn sheep, coyote, and beaver. At the end of the program, take home a hand-made fossil replica from a real Ice Age fossil!

This is not a drop-off program. Guardian participation is required.

Nov
11
Sat
Family Discovery Series: Opera Colorado’s touring production “Cinderella” @ PACE Center
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Is a wicked Stepfather like a wicked Stepmother? What about a wise advisor instead of a fairy Godmother? Inspired by the traditional fairytale, Rossini’s Cinderella is a twist on the classic story.