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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. 

A Good Ol’ Fashioned Hoedown @ Coventry Farms
Apr 29 @ 12:00 pm – 12:00 pm

The Right Step, Inc. therapeutic horseback riding program is holding our 6th Annual Good Ol’ Fashioned Hoedown on Saturday, April 29th from noon to 5:00pm and we’d love for you to attend! It’s an event that promises fun for the whole family! There’s a little bit of everything from horse rides to face painting to horse painting to live entertainment to a craft fair! We’ll also be doing therapeutic riding demonstrations so you can see some of our clients in action. There’ll be great food, beer, wine, cider, and soft drinks. It’s all included in the price of your ticket! It’s $30 for an individual or $80 for a family (tickets at the door $10 more). Proceeds from the Hoedown help support our scholarship fund for clients whose financial situation otherwise prevents them from experiencing the benefits of therapeutic riding. Can’t wait to see you at the barn!!

A special thank you to our generous sponsors:
Colorado Cider Company
Grist Brewing Company
Harvest Meat Company
​RelyLocal Littleton

Mother’s Day Limited Edition Event @ Bloom Portraits Studio
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join us for our Mother’s Day Limited Edition Event! Come in for only $25.00 and get a Mother’s Day themed photoshoot, goodie bag and discounted art products!

What’s Included:
*15 minute photoshoot with same day online ordering
*Designed Mother’s Day set in our Studio
*Treats and goodies to enjoy after your shoot
*Up to 50% off our regular priced prints, digitals and art products

By 5pm the day of the event you will receive a website where you will be able to order discounted prints, digitals and art products. RSVPs are limited and will go fast!

Annual Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet @ The Ritz-Carlton, Denver
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join us in downtown Denver for our annual Mother’s Day Brunch experience where kids can build Mom her own flower bouquet and visit our petting zoo; adults can enjoy a mimosa bar and families will receive a family portrait to take home from an on-site photographer.

$89 per person/adults — includes mimosa bar
$40 per person/ages 5 to 12 years old; under 5 years of age are complimentary

For reservations, please dial 303.312.3133. Complimentary valet parking. View menu here:

Cirque du Soleil’s LUZIA Debuts in Denver June 1 Under the Big Top Tent! @ Pepsi Center
Jun 1 – Jul 9 all-day

Delightfully-imaginative and visually-stunning, Cirque du Soleil’s production LUZIA is a waking dream of Mexico. Families are invited to a redesigned white-and-gold Big Top in Pepsi Center’s Parking Lot (Prius West Lot) from June 1 – July 9, 2017, to escape to an imaginary Mexico – a sumptuous world suspended somewhere between dreams and reality.

Through a series of grand visual surprises and breathtaking acrobatic performances, LUZIA takes audiences on a surrealistic journey filled with wonders, playfulness and striking artistry. Smoothly passing from an old movie set to the ocean to a smoky dance hall or an arid desert, LUZIA cleverly brings to the stage multiple places, faces and sounds of Mexico taken from both tradition and modernity. Rich in awe-inspiring moments, LUZIA enchants by incorporating rain into acrobatic and artistic scenes – a first for a Cirque du Soleil touring production.

Highlands Street Fair @ Highlands Square
Jun 3 all-day

The 35th Annual Highlands Street Fair will be held Saturday, June 3 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., with activities stretching from Julian St. to Perry St. along 32nd Ave. This quintessential summer event is a celebration for all ages, with three stages, a bike parade, slack-line instruction, kid’s art area, local vendors, beer garden, craft cocktails and more. One of Highlands Square’s largest events of the year, the Highlands Street Fair attracts Highlands Square residents, local Denverites and visitors to enjoy Highlands Square’s laid-back, family-friendly vibe. For more information visit

The Oddest Sea: Greek Gods and Giggles @ Chautauqua Picnic Shelter
Jun 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Odysseus learns the hard way that one shouldn’t anger Poseidon. Ten years after the fall of Troy, our hero is still unable to make it home where, unbeknownst to him, his wife is being courted by 108 suitors! Set sail up the trail with us and encounter gods and goddesses, a cyclops, a whirlpool, a sea-witch, and more in this humorous adaptation of the Greek classic that would please even Zeus himself.

Audience and actors meet at the Chautauqua Picnic Shelter and take a moderate hike on the Enchanted Mesa Trail while scenes from the play are performed along the way. Approximate length of the hike is two miles with an elevation gain of 400 feet.

Audience members are encouraged to bring camping chairs and/or blankets and mats to sit on while watching the scenes. Water, sunscreen and hats are suggested and comfortable walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing are strongly encouraged. In case of inclement weather, the performance will be held under the Picnic Shelter.

Buy early! Each hike is capped at low numbers and tends to sell out in advance.  Recommended for all ages.

The Firebird and Petrushka @ Dairy Center for the Arts
Jun 9 – Jun 10 all-day

Danse Etoile Ballet presents two Stravinsky classic ballets, The Firebird and Petrushka, at Boulder’s Dairy Center for the Arts June 9th at 7:30 p.m. and June 10th at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Experience these enchanting Russian fairytales and the captivating characters of their whimsical world in a way you’ve never seen before. Families and ballet aficionados alike won’t want to miss these artistic interpretations where Russia’s lore comes to life. Original choreographies by Marie-Jose Payannet. Tickets at:

Family Fun at Jodi’s Race for Awareness @ Denver City Park (Pavilions area)
Jun 10 all-day

Now in its 8th year, Jodi’s Race is the country’s largest run/walk for ovarian cancer. Kids love this family-friendly event featuring a 5K and 1-mile run/walk; a Kids Fun Zone with face painting, bubbles and games; a Furry Friends Zone; an interactive Expo and music. Proceeds benefit the Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance.

Vintage Market Days of Colorado Springs @ Norris Penrose Event Center
Jun 23 – Jun 25 all-day

Vintage Market Days® is an upscale vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and a little more. Vintage Market Days® events are so much more than a flea market. Each Vintage Market Days® event is a unique opportunity for vendors to display their talents and passions in creative venues.

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!