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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
26
Mon
Inside the Orchestra’s Tiny Tots Performances @ Boettcher Concert Hall
Feb 26 – Feb 28 all-day

Tiny Tots gets children truly inside the orchestra by seating the audience on the floor and surrounding them with a 30+ piece orchestra. Designed for children six and under, this 45-minute program gives young ones the chance to interact with the music and learn about the instruments in the process. Tiny Tots audiences receive an up-close-and-personal performance in a casual, fun environment. The experience is one-of-a-kind!
Highlights of the Winter Tiny Tots season: Have fun with the orchestra as we explore the concepts of teamwork and how the orchestra works together to create beautiful music. We’ll be joined by special guests from Kim Robards Dance and Central City Opera.
Performances are at 9:30 and 10:45.

Mar
28
Wed
Like Mentoring Teens? Foster a Teen! @ Sheridan Library
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

It takes one positive adult relationship to change the course of a teen’s life. Please join to see how you could be that person to make the difference on Wednesday, March 28th at Sheridan Library, 3425 W. Oxford Ave., Denver from 6:00-7:30. Light refreshments served. Contact Sara at 303-225-4073 for more information or to schedule a more convenient time.

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.

May
19
Sat
Family Discovery Series: The Arvada Center’s “Songs and Tales from the Colorado Trails” @ Schoolhouse Theater
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Dressed in typical 1860s attire, “Susannah and Jackson” tell stories of crossing the plains, interspersed with some of the best loved pioneer songs accompanied by guitar, banjo, fiddle, dulcimer, mandolin, harmonica, and autoharp. Hear about early Colorado pioneer women: Clara Brown, Chipeta Silverheels, Rattlesnake Kate, and Matilda Godfrey. Tales include Native Americans, miners, cowboys, and ranchers. Look forward to lots of audience participation and an appearance by the Lumberjack family.

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

Jul
4
Wed
4th of July Spectacular @ Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn
Jul 4 all-day

The city of Aurora, Colorado will celebrate the 4th of July Spectacular and Independence Day with a fireworks show that will lit up the night sky. The Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn will feature dance worthy live music, delicious food and a fireworks display revered as one of the best in Colorado. The event opens to the public at 6:00PM with live entertainment. Fireworks start at 9:30PM.

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, No fireworks.

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

Oct
6
Sat
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.

Dec
4
Tue
City of Aurora Holiday Tree Lighting @ Aurora Municipal Center
Dec 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Aurora Municipal Center
15151 E. Alameda Parkway
Aurora, CO 80012

The Holiday Tree Lighting is a night full of fun! The evening highlights the sights, sounds and tastes of the holiday season! Our annual event features:

• Snack on seasonal treats
• Live musical and dance performances
• A special visit from Santa Claus
• View the spectacular outdoor lights display
• Appearances by North Pole Elves and Olaf from Frozen
The magical display of lights turns on as we welcome our special visitor from the North Pole at 5:45 p.m.

Aurora R-Line is now open!
Don’t want to drive? Our RTD R-Line is now open! Get dropped off 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.

For more information, contact Josh Sturm at 303.739.7182 or jsturm@auroragov.org.