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28 Events for Valentine’s Day and President’s Day Weekend

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From the highly-anticipated Mountaineering Weekend at  YMCA of the Rockies Estes Park to Romance Under the Sea, to Garden Bros. Circus, there are plenty of fun events for the whole family this week. See our event calendar for full listings.

Mountaineering Weekend at YMCA of the Rockies Estes Park
February 15-19, 2019 
Mountaineering Weekend at YMCA of the Rockies features guided snowshoe hikes & winter ecology explorations in Rocky Mountain National Park, backcountry ski meet-ups, ice climbing lessons, winter survival and avalanche awareness presentations, and demos by popular mountaineering equipment brands. Whether it’s your first time out or your family has camped many times, this special weekend has activities and excursions for every level and all ages. Children will enjoy story times, kid-lead hikes and fun snow activities, in addition to ongoing YMCA of the Rockies activities such as roller-skating, ice skating, arts & crafts, etc.

Colorado Garden & Home Show at the Colorado Convention Center
Feb 9 – Feb 17
Discover the Rocky Mountain region’s oldest, largest and most prestigious garden and home show – a nine-day spectacular event – where you can find inspiration from the latest ideas and trends in landscaping, gardening and home improvement. Enjoy the multitude of fragrances as you stroll through more than an acre of professionally landscaped gardens – 11 in all. Talk to representatives from more than 650 companies from 25 states and Canada. Visit with the region’s gardening gurus and home improvement experts about the best ways to move your home and garden projects forward.

Silhouettes at Timbuk Toys University Hills
Feb 13 – 14
Smithsonian’s recommended Tim Arnold will be at Timbuk Toys in University Hills for two days only.  This nationally known artist creates timeless silhouettes, with extreme accuracy and detail, in minutes.  Makes for a great Valentines gift! All ages welcome, pets too. Call soon to schedule an appointment.

Denver Nuggets vs. Sacramento Kings at the Pepsi Center
Feb 13, 7:00 – 10:00 pm
The Denver Nuggets face off against the Sacramento Kings.

University of Denver Women’s Basketball vs. Purdue Fort Wayne at the University of Denver/Ritchie Center-Magness Arena
Feb 13, 7:00 – 10:00 pm
The University of Denver Women’s Basketball team takes on Purdue Fort Wayne on Wednesday, February 13 in the Hamilton Gym.

Just Between Friends of Longmont at the Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont
Feb 14 – 17
It’s finally here! Twice a year, Mile High Mamas does a round-up detailing Colorado’s popular children’s consignment sales. Thousands of shoppers find bargains on kids’ clothing for newborn-preteen, toys, strollers, furniture, baby equipment, books, shoes, maternity items and more…all at 50-90% below retail.

Scented Studio Valentine’s Scented Journey at the Scented Studio
Feb 14, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Scented Journey® Workshop is a lovely experience where you and your sweetheart will explore 24 blends while learning the Art and History of Perfume Making. We will start with a brief video that will go into detail about how Perfume is made along with a breakdown of the “Perfume Pyramid.”

Romance Under the Sea at the Downtown Aquarium
Feb 14 – 16
Bring your sweetheart for a unique Valentine Dinner under the sea! Dinner packages available on February 14, 15 and 16. Seating times vary – call to reserve and find out what time slots are available.

My Circus Valentine at The Armory
Feb 14 – 16
Looking for something special to dazzle and surprise your Valentine? Or maybe you want something unique to do with your friends or kids? With fun for everyone, look no further than this stellar collective performance of different circus-like acts to benefit rescue puppies.

University of Denver Men’s Basketball vs Purdue Fort Wayne at the University of Denver/Ritchie Center-Magness Arena
Feb 14, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The University of Denver Men’s Basketball team takes on Purdue Fort Wayne on Thursday, February 14 at Magness Arena.

Subaru WinterFest Copper Mountain at Copper Mountain
Feb 15 – 17
At Subaru, our passion for the outdoors never hibernates. That’s why we created Subaru WinterFest, a one-of-a-kind concert and mountain lifestyle tour where skiers, snowboarders, friends and families come together to share their love for all things winter.

FAC Museum Free Day at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College

Feb 15, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
The goal of Museum Free Days is to provide access to the FAC’s general admission offerings to the widest possible audiences in the Pikes Peak region. Museum Free Days, as a part of the FAC’s other free and reduced-fee programs (such as scholarship programs at Bemis, and special military discounts through the Blue Star Theatres and Blue Star Museums programs), make an important impact in our community.

Garden Bros. Circus at the Historic Denver Coliseum
Feb 15 – 17
This year’s show is packed with breathtaking special effects, concert style sound and lighting and 3 RINGS bursting with excitement, laughter and memories that families will always cherish. The very best performers from over 22 countries make up this action jammed, fast paced 100 minute performance in a Theatrical European 3 RING setting, featuring the Crazy Kambarov Horse Riderz, Daring Aerial Artists, Human Pyramid, ELEPHANTS, Motorcycles in the Sphere of Fear, Contortionists, the Funniest Clowns, Jugglers as seen on America’s Got Talent.

Inside the Orchestra’s Tiny Tots Concerts at the History Colorado Center
Feb 16, 9:30 am – 11:00 am
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!

Subaru Winterfest at Copper Mountain
Feb 16 – 17
Subaru believes in embracing winter adventure because our passion for the outdoors doesn’t hibernate. That’s why we’ve created Subaru WinterFest, a one-of-a-kind mountain destination and lifestyle tour where skiers and snowboarders can come together and share their passion for all things winter.

Free Family Tour at the Clyfford Still Museum
Feb 16, 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Enjoy a free art adventure for the whole family! Designed for children five through ten years old and their caregivers, family tours are an interactive way to explore the art on view. Every tour features games, close looking, and an art project to take home. During Clyfford Still and Photography, families will explore the ways photography intersected with Clyfford Still’s life and art, and create a photo-inspired keepsake.

Colorado Avalanche vs. St. Louis Blues at the Pepsi Center
Feb 16, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Colorado Mammoth vs. Georgia Swarm at the Pepsi Center
Feb 16, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Family Discovery Series: Zoomobile at the The Schoolhouse at Mainstreet
Feb 16, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s engaging ZOOMobile team explores the roles animals play in sustaining our ecosystem. Discover these important natural behaviors as they feature the live animals themselves!

Colorado Bridal Show – Westminster at the Denver Marriott Westminster
Feb 17, 12:00 – 4:00 pm
More Brides & Vendors Annually Than Any Other Bridal Show As seen on ABC, CBS, NBC & FOX. Plan your wedding in 1 day at the #1 Boutique Bridal Show in Denver.

Amber Brown is Not a Crayon at the Lakewood Cultural Center
Feb 17, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
ArtsPower’s uniquely funny and forthright musical portrays a feisty young girl who refuses to let her problems get the better of her.

Stay up with the Stars at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Feb 17, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Calling all night owls! Stay up late with us to explore the incredible Colorado night sky. After a dinner at the Museum, watch planetarium shows, see some of your favorite constellations through high power telescopes (weather permitting), warm up with a hot chocolate bar, and make your own star-studded crafts.

Free Day at the Denver Botanic Gardens York Street
Feb 18, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Free Days occur throughout the year, thanks to funding from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). No tickets are needed for admission to Free Days. Free Days are for regular Gardens hours only and do not include ticketed events. 

Ongoing General Events

Ice Castles in Dillon, Colorado
December 21, 2018 – February 16, 2019  
Each year, Ice Castles brings fairy tales to life for hundreds of thousands of families across North America. Since 2011, Ice Castles has been dedicated to creating an experience that will live on long after the ice melts.

The Crystal Ice Festival at the Museum of Outdoor Arts
Dec. 15, 2018 – March 15, 2019
Deep in the winter covered forest atop a high mountain is the magical Crystal Ice Castle. Where winter wishes are sent to be considered by the Frost Queen Andorra. Your wish may be granted by the Frost Queen, but those that are not are buried deep within the ice of the castle for future consideration. A found object installation of old glass, cut crystal and acrylic. Including objects such as vases, candlesticks, goblets, bowls and more. Embellished with crystals, beads, rhinestones and silver filigree.

Once Upon a Playground at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
January 29 – May 26, 2019
In Fort Collins Museum of Discovery’s special traveling exhibition, Once Upon a Playground, take an interactive journey from the past to the present… and beyond. Share in the nostalgia for playgrounds form decades past with dozens of historic images while you celebrate playgrounds of Fort Collins present and future. We invite you to touch, to see, to smell, to listen, to climb, to build – and to experience this interactive exhibition that is sure to enliven all of your senses.

Denver Art Museum

There are several family-friendly exhibits at the DAM including Stampede: Animals in Art on view at the museum through May 19, 2019.  A Walk in the Woods is still on view, which coincides with Stampede, and includes animal-themed artmaking activities and after their summer break, Foxy & Shmoxy: Art Detectives, are back.  Children have been really loving the gallery games and book in the exhibition Ganesha: The Playful Protector. Their Learning & Engagment department created a children’s book specially to be used while visiting this exhibition with children, and don’t miss the fun new interactive installation by local artist Nicole Banowetz, The Incubation Effect. Go to for more information.

Images from the Tracks at the Colorado Railroad Museum
January 28, 2019 – January 5, 2020
One of the foremost photographers to photograph the great American West, William Henry Jackson’s images had an immense influence on the public’s perception of the American West. A portion of those images were captured here in Colorado as Jackson traveled throughout the west by rail. This exhibit not only showcases the Museum’s collection of Jackson photographs but provides visitors with the opportunity to visit the rail car he traveled and lived in – the Denver & Rio Grande Western business car – the Rico.

Amber Johnson
Author: Amber Johnson

Amber is the founder and editor of Mile High Mamas, travel writer and former columnist for The Denver Post. She is a passionate community builder and loves the outdoors. She has two awesome teens and is happily married to a man obsessed with growing The Great Pumpkin.

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