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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. 

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
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.

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.

Jun
9
Sat
Buskers, Brews & BBQ @ Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn
Jun 9 all-day

Saturday, June 9
11a.m. – 6p.m.

Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn
15151 E Alameda Pkwy. Aurora, CO 80012

Expect your favorite local brews, a nationally sanctioned BBQ competition, and live entertainment from a variety of musicians and buskers (quirky street performers). Admission and parking are free! The annual event is scheduled for Saturday, June 9 from 11:00AM to 6:00PM.
Taste world-class BBQ by purchasing BBQ Bucks ($2 each) for a 2 ounce sample cup of meat. Teams in the competition area will accept your BBQ Bucks and hand you a delicious cut of meat. Redeem BBQ Bucks by 5 p.m.
Ride the Light Rail Train!
Plan your ride – the RTD R Line is open! End your trip at the Aurora Metro Station as its just walking distance from our event site.
No dogs allowed. No glass bottles. No unlawful devices. No illegal substances. No open carry of firearms.
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For more information, www.auroragov.org/bbq

Aug
17
Fri
Velorama Festival @ Coors Field Parking Lot A
Aug 17 – Aug 18 all-day

The Coors Field Parking lot A in RiNo Art District will become a three-day street party celebrating biking culture in Colorado. Daily family-friendly festivities include participant rides, kids zones, a bike and lifestyle expo with 50+ exhibitors, local food, fun games, after parties and more. Kids 10+ under will be free! Sunday will be a family focused day. Stay tuned to our social channels for more information about headlining bands, events and more. @veloramafest

Aug
18
Sat
Global Fest @ Aurora Municipal Center
Aug 18 all-day

Saturday, August 18, 2018
11AM – 6PM

Celebrating its 5th year, Global Fest is an annual gathering that engages and infuses culture and community. The event features a Parade of Nations, Fashion Show, 30+ Local Vendors and Globally inspired food vendors. With over 170 languages spoken in our municipality this festival provides a unique opportunity for our community to become one.

Aurora R-Line is now open!
Don’t want to drive or mess with event parking? Our RTD R-Line is now open! Get dropped off at the Aurora Metro Station as its just walking distance from our event site.

Bags are subject to inspection at Global Fest. No dogs allowed. No alcohol allowed. No glass bottles. No unlawful devices. No illegal substances. No unauthorized sound amplification devices. No open carry of firearms.

Oct
6
Sat
Punkin Chunkin Colorado @ Arapahoe Park Race Track
Oct 6 – Oct 7 all-day

Celebrating its 19th year, Punkin Chunkin is one of Colorado’s favorite fall festivals. Grab your family & friends to see how far pumpkins can fly using a variety of air cannons, catapults and other wild contraptions. Eighteen teams of Chunkers came from across Colorado, Texas & Oklahoma to participate in the competition in an effort to break world records and gain bragging rights. The annual event is scheduled for Saturday/Sunday, Oct. 6 & 7 at the Arapahoe Park racetrack. In addition to cheering for your favorite Punkin Chunkin team, pick your own prized pumpkin from the expansive patch, enjoy pony rides, car show, face painting, crafts and other family activities as well as a wide variety of food and beverage vendors.
Saturday, October 6, 2018 – 10AM – 5PM
Sunday, October 7, 2018 – 10AM – 3PM

Punkin Chunkin Colorado @ Arapahoe Park Race Track
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – Oct 7 @ 3:00 pm

Celebrating its 19th year, Punkin Chunkin is one of Colorado’s favorite fall festivals. Grab your family & friends to see how far pumpkins can fly using a variety of air cannons, catapults and other wild contraptions. Eighteen teams of Chunkers came from across Colorado, Texas & Oklahoma to participate in the competition in an effort to break world records and gain bragging rights. The annual event is scheduled for Saturday/Sunday, Oct. 6 & 7 at the Arapahoe Park racetrack. In addition to cheering for your favorite Punkin Chunkin team, pick your own prized pumpkin from the expansive patch, enjoy pony rides, car show, face painting, crafts and other family activities as well as a wide variety of food and beverage vendors.