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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. 

Global Fest @ Aurora Municipal Center
Aug 19 all-day

The city of Aurora, Colorado invites you to experience fantastic flavors, cultural experiences and artistic expression from around the world at Global Fest.

Come thirsty! The World Beer Market will offer different beverages with brewing techniques and flavors from around the world. All beers are globally inspired…and locally made.

Sleep Tight Colorado’s 7th Annual 5K Pajama Jog @ City Park
Aug 19 @ 8:00 am

Sleep Tight Colorado is excited to be hosting their 7th Annual 5K Pajama Jog in Denver’s City Park on Saturday, August 19th starting at 8AM. Support a great cause and appear in a costume for contest prizes!

The 5K is professionally timed and participants may choose to run, jog, or walk.

100% of the proceeds goes toward buying sleeping bags for Colorado’s homeless. Be a part of the action and sign up today.

Event Times:
8 – 8:30 AM Check In
8:30 – 8:45 AM Costume Contest for Men, Women & Kids
8:45 AM 5K Begins.

Leashed pets are welcome.

Registration is $25 online through August 17th 11:59PM and $35 at the event.

STC is a 501C(3) nonprofit that believes that everyone deserves a warm night’s sleep. Sleep Tight Colorado’s mission is to provide sleeping bags to the homeless of Colorado.

BREASTIVAL @ Cheesman Park
Aug 20 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Bring the whole family for a day of FREE fun and activities!

This year’s event features over 30 vendors, face painting, bounce house, balloon animals, numerous activities (baby wearing, music classes, infant sign language, yoga, story time, etc.), food trucks and more! (For prizes, register before the event at!)

The Colorado Breastfeeding Coalition hosts the Breastival each year as a free event for families with the purpose of connecting families to community goods and services and to help support, normalize and celebrate breastfeeding!

Zero Waste Concert & Street Fair @ Sandstone Park
Aug 26 all-day

Join us to celebrate and learn about Zero Waste and the Town of Lyons’s progress as a model Green Star Zero Waste Community –the first of its kind in the nation.

The event is free and family friendly!

Jeff & Paige, the magical, musical, story-telling duo will perform a special, full-length, Zero-Waste themed concert for kids with some NEW songs and skits.

Plus there will be educational booths Zero Waste games, live street entertainment, and food vendors.

Sponsored by the Town of Lyons and Eco-Cycle, the nation’s oldest and largest non-profit recycler, based in Boulder. Funding provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Can’d-Aid Foundation, an Oskar Blues charity.

Jeff & Paige concert beginning at 5pm. Please bring a blanket to sit on.

4:00-4:45pm – Zero Waste Street Fair
4:45pm – Opening Act
5:00-6:00pm – Jeff & Paige Zero Waste Kids’ Concert

PLAN Jeffco Summer Picnic in the Park @ Lookout Mountain Nature Center and Preserve
Aug 29 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

PLAN Jeffco celebrates its 45th Anniversary this summer, with a Summer Picnic In The Park that is free and open to the public on Tuesday, August 29 from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. All ages are invited to attend the celebration at Lookout Mountain Nature Center, located at 910 Colorow Rd. in Golden. Three guided hikes will be available for attendees, focusing on bird-watching, history and bio-diversity. Guests can pack their own picnics, or will be able to purchase BBQ, vegetarian cuisine and ice cream from gourmet food trucks on-site at the Nature Center, as well as hear remarks from Mary Ann Bonnell, Jefferson County Open Space Visitor Services Manager. Founded in 1972, PLAN Jeffco works to preserve and conserve key lands as open space, with a goal to provide citizens with enhanced quality of life. Advance registration is encouraged. For more information and to RSVP, visit

Festival Italiano @ Belmar
Sep 9 – Sep 10 all-day

Join us in celebrating the sights, sounds and flavors of Italy during Festival Italiano at Belmar September 9 & 10, 2017! Festival Italiano at Belmar, a two-day event, celebrates Italian culture featuring the finest Italian food, wine, and artisan vendors, Balistreri Vineyard’s Children’s Grape Stomp, performances by the flag throwers from Florence, Italy, a free two-day open bocce tournament, and live entertainment on multiple stages, strolling performers + more! Plus, a portion of event sales benefit our non-profit partner, Project Angel Heart!

Boulder County Kids Sale @ Boulder Valley Christian Church
Oct 7 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Boulder County Kids Sale is a twice annual consignment sale of gently used and lovingly preowned children’s gear and clothing hosted by Boulder County Parents of Twins and More (BCPTM), also known as the “Twin Sale.”

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!

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!

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.

Romeo and Juliet @ Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Feb 16 @ 7:30 pm – Feb 25 @ 4:30 pm

In the spring, Colorado Ballet presents the Shakespearean love story Romeo and Juliet. This romantic ballet will take your breath away with extraordinary choreography by Derek Deane, exceptional acting an artistry by the dancers, and a phenomenal musical score by Sergei Prokofiev, performed by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. From the energetic crowd scenes, to the famous balcony scene featuring the star-crossed lovers, we’ll bring the story of Romeo and Juliet to life. This ballet is recommended for ages 6th grade and up.

Ballet Director’s Choice @ June Swaner Gates Concert Hall at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 30 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 1 @ 4:00 pm

Colorado Ballet will close out its season with a collection of ballets in Ballet Director’s Choice, which includes Pillar of Fire by choreographer Antony Tudor with music by Arnold Schoenberg, Brief Fling by choreographer Twyla Tharp with music by Michel Colombier and Percy Grainger, and a third work to be announced. Pillar of Fire is made possible through a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.