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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. 

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
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 @ 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.