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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. 

Feb
16
Fri
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.

Mar
3
Sat
Family Discovery Series: Bennett School of Irish Step Dance @ Schoolhouse Theater
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The Bennett School of Irish Step Dance has a long and proud tradition of sharing the magic of Irish dancing with people of all ages. This show is incredibly heart-pounding and educational. Come ready to join in a traditional Irish dance on stage!

Mar
9
Fri
How I Became A Pirate @ PACE Center
Mar 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

AARRRGH! Sail off on a swashbuckling musical excursion as young Jeremy Jacobs joins Captain Braid Beard’s band of comical pirates and searches for the perfect spot to bury their treasure. Jeremy finds fun and adventure on the high seas, but he soon learns that home and family are treasures you can’t find on any map!

Mar
10
Sat
Catapult – The World’s Premier Shadow Dance Company @ PACE Center
Mar 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The art of weaving shadows into stories has been around for a thousand years, but never before has been elevated to such an art form. Dance, music, and the duality of light and darkness come together to create stories of love and peace and countless others. Catapult, the avant-garde shadow dancing group brought to the world’s attention on America’s Got Talent, brings their talent to PACE this spring in an experience unlike any other.

Mar
11
Sun
Jeff & Paige @ Rayback Collective
Mar 11 @ 10:00 am

Enjoy an indoor, hour-long, science and nature-focused kids’ concert at Boulder’s hippest hub for food, community and music. Expect live, original, nature-inspired music for kids, educational/hilarious skits, quick costume changes and tons of audience participation. Show appropriate for kids ages 3-8.

There will be hot cocoa and coffee from Carabiner, pints, mules, sangria and a mystery am cocktail all available for purchase. Stick around after the show for lunch at any of the 3 food trucks onsite! Food can be brought inside 🙂

Doors at 9:45am, kids’ show from 10-11am. $10/human, under 2 free! (all ticketing fees and taxes included)

No need to print your pre-sale ticket purchase, just give your name at the door.

This is a monthly event for kids and families – Dec. 10th, Jan. 7th, Feb. 11th, March 11th.

Open Adventure Day @ Colordo Adventure Point
Mar 11 @ 1:00 pm

Come see what Colorado Adventure Point is all about! And what better way to do that than by coming to Open Adventure Day!
Start your day on the Rock Climbing wall as your plan your trek up the wall to ring the bell at the top. Then spend some time at the Archery Range where you’ll keep the target in your sights. How about some Leatherworking or Blacksmithing? This is your opportunity to try something new!
Cost for Open Adventure is only $10 per person. There is no age limit! Kids – bring your parents!
Open Adventure Days do have a minimum number of 5 participants to run so please, reserve your spot well in advance! Better yet, grab the whole family and come on over!

Mar
17
Sat
Denver’s Children’s Festival of Stories @ McNichols Building
Mar 17 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

This premiere event is a collaborative creation between Second Star to the Right children’s bookstore and Denver Arts & Venues cultural program. This day-long FREE public event features 30 national local children’s books authors and illustrators of board books, picture books, chapter books and middle grade novels. Featured presenters will offer storytimes, readings, illustration demonstrations, book signings and book-themed crafts. Unique creation stations and children’s performers will engage the whole family in reading fun! Additional events for educators, aspiring children’s book creators and librarians are also part of this event.

The inaugural Denver’s Children’s Festival of Stories will be held in Denver’s original public library now known as the McNichols Civic Center building in Civic Center Park on Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 9:00am-4:00pm. Admission is FREE.​

Authors & illustrators will share stories, meet young readers and sign books!

Book-themed crafts accompany storytimes

A World of Workshops that will spark the imagination of creators of all ages

Tween Connect offers middle school readers opportunities to hang with their favorite authors

Performers will bring stories to life on stage through theatrics and music

Special guest star readings from Denver’s well-known community members

​Children’s Festival of Stories will also include an Evening of Story for sponsored educators and librarians to meet featured presenters. A day of panels and workshops for educators, writers & illustrators of children’s books to learn from our invited presenters will also be offered through this event.

Mar
24
Sat
Mad Hatter Saturady @ Old Colorado City
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Start your adventure in Bancroft Park. Old Colorado City will be transformed into a Wonderland full of free interactive children’s events, tea parties, and dozens of costumed characters. Local merchants and restaurants are joining in the fun with sidewalk sales, treats, and surprises of their own.

Mar
30
Fri
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.

Apr
6
Fri
Wiley and the Hairy Man @ PACE Center
Apr 6 @ 6:30 pm – Apr 7 @ 11:30 am

Wiley is a young man of small ambition and even smaller confidence. Happy to lay around all day with his loyal Dog, Wiley argues when his mother tells him to venture deeper into the swamp to collect firewood. Hidden in the depths of the swamp is the notorious Hairy Man, a fearful giant who feasts on humans! When Wiley is suddenly thrown into a confrontation with the dreaded Hairy Man himself, will he be able to “conjure” up his inner strength and confidence?

Apr
8
Sun
Open Adventure Day @ Colorado Adventure Point
Apr 8 @ 1:00 pm

Come see what Colorado Adventure Point is all about! And what better way to do that than by coming to Open Adventure Day!
Start your day on the Rock Climbing wall as your plan your trek up the wall to ring the bell at the top. Then spend some time at the Archery Range where you’ll keep the target in your sights. How about some Leatherworking or Blacksmithing? This is your opportunity to try something new!
Cost for Open Adventure is only $10 per person. There is no age limit! Kids – bring your parents!
Open Adventure Days do have a minimum number of 5 participants to run so please, reserve your spot well in advance! Better yet, grab the whole family and come on over!

Apr
13
Fri
Henry and Mudge @ PACE Center
Apr 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Henry, who just moved from the city to the country, is having a hard time finding a playmate in his new neighborhood. But he has Mudge, a 182-pound canine buddy, with whom he can share all kinds of adventures!

Moving from the city to a new house in the country can be tough. Just ask Henry. He misses Annie, his cousin and best friend, and can’t find a playmate in his new neighborhood. Luckily Mom and Dad buy him a great, big, slobbery dog – Mudge – with whom he can share all kinds of adventures. It looks like Henry and Mudge will be best friends forever, until Annie arrives for a visit. Will Annie come between a boy and his dog? Can a kid have two best friends? Don’t miss this TheatreworksUSA’s musical based on the best-selling children’s books about a boy and his great big canine buddy.

Will the two friends be reunited? Find out in this Theatreworks musical, based on the best-selling series of books by Cynthia Rylant.