23 family-friendly Denver events this week
posted by: Amber Johnson
There are lots of fun events in Denver including the Denver Polar Plunge, Family Overnight: Spring into Science! Hands-On History Family Fun Day. See our event calendar for more information.
Also, don’t miss Spring Break in Denver 2019: Over 50 activities listed!
2019 Jeffco International Women’s Day at Baldoria on the Water
March 8, 8:45 am – 1:15 pm
To celebrate its 80th anniversary, Golden History Museum & Park recently underwent a major renovation. The museum features five new galleries including one—Legendary People—that highlights individuals who’ve made important contributions to the community and the world. The exhibit opened with a focus on 21 leading women from educators to entrepreneurs, journalists to police
The World Wide Antique and Vintage Show at Denver Mart
March 8, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
The World Wide Antique & Vintage Show, held in Denver CO is a 43 year tradition. Each show features between 85-100 antique & vintage dealers from around the United States. Dealers travel the globe to find new and interesting items to bring to the show and it’s collectors here in Denver.
Free Day at Four Mile Historic Park
March 8, 12:00 – 4:00 pm
Frozen Dead Guy Days at Nederland, CO
March 8 – 10
Known as one of the most unique and quirky festivals in the country, Frozen Dead Guy Days takes place in the Colorado mountain town of Nederland — three days of frosty merriment featuring 30 live bands in heated super tents and outrageous events like coffin racing, costumed polar plunging, frozen t-shirt contests and much more.
Family Overnight: Spring into Science! at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
March 8, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Spend a memorable night experiencing the magic of springtime in Colorado with your whole family! After dinner, take a dino egg hunt through the Museum, make your own plant to grow at home, watch a planetarium show, and experiment, explore, and engage in hands-on fun for everyone. Then sleep among the animals in our renowned wildlife diorama halls. Wake up to breakfast and an IMAX screening.
Mothers of Multiples Society Sale at Douglas County Fairgrounds
March 9, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
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.
Museum Takeover: BRAINstorm at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
March 9, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
The brain has taken the museum by storm! With fun, interactive learning stations all over the museum facilitated by Colorado State University biomedical students, you can dive deep into the brain’s lobes, cortices, neurons, and more. Join us for a morning of exploration; it’s a no-brainer!
Hands-On History Family Fun Day at the History Colorado Center
March 9, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
On the second Saturday of each month, families have the opportunity to explore and create their own history, art, and culture through hands-on, immersive activities like adobe brick making, building log cabins, live performances, and role playing in our exhibits.
Colorado Avalanche vs. Buffalo Sabres at the Pepsi Center
March 9, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Colorado Avalanche vs. Buffalo Sabres.
Colorado Mammoth vs. San Diego Seals at the Pepsi Center
March 9, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
The Mammoth are hosting a celebration of the best state in the nation! Whether you’re a native or you just got here, if you love the Centennial State, this is the perfect time to catch a lacrosse game at Pepsi Center. The Mammoth will don Colorado-themed jerseys, name the biggest media member in town, honor the area’s unsung heroes, celebrate the state’s history and more.
Glendale Raptors vs. Austin Elite at the Infinity Park Event Center
March 9, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Major League Rugby Season continues with the Glendale Raptors hosting the Austin Elite at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado!
Sensory Friendly Playtime at WOW! Children’s Museum
March 10, 8:00 – 10:00 am
Sensory Friendly Playtime is a low-sensory event for children with autism spectrum or sensory processing disorders. WOW! will limit admission to 20 families, turn down sounds and lights, and provide adaptive equipment to offer a safe and fun experience for all!
Low Sensory Morning at the Downtown Aquarium
March 10, 8:30 – 9:45 am
For our guests that prefer a calmer and more sensory-friendly environment join us for a special morning.
Denver Polar Plunge & 5K at Washington Park
March 10, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Denver Polar Plunge and 5K at Denver’s favorite park, Wash Park, on Sunday, March 10th. Run, Pool Plunge, or do both to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Colorado and the 25,000+ athletes their programs support.
Run the gorgeous, certified and timed 5K route at Wash Park. Family and pet friendly!
Adam’s Camp 7th Annual Hoops for Hope at Gold Crown Fieldhouse
March 10, 1:30 – 4:00 pm
Adam’s Camp Hoops for Hope is a one-of-a-kind community event bringing together kids and families, Adam’s Camp campers with special needs, local celebrities, former professional and collegiate athletes and the providers you know at Partners in Pediatrics for a unique game of basketball.
Peter and the Wolf Featuring Magic Circle Mime Co. at Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex
March 10, 2:30 – 4:30 pm
Family-favorite Peter and the Wolf is Prokofiev’s magical tale in which Peter and a myriad of unruly animals are brought to life by the instruments of the orchestra to tell a tale where good triumphs over evil. Featuring Magic Circle Mime Co., this Prokofiev classic is an exciting musical experience with live narration and surprises of all sorts! This performance is a great way to introduce the orchestra to your child and to those young at heart.
Colorado Avalanche vs. Carolina Hurricanes at Pepsi Center
March 11, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Eat Colorado at National Western Complex
March 12,12:00 – 4:00 pm
The Eat Colorado Food Show is back for its fourth edition bringing Colorado’s diverse and innovative food and beverage producers together with buyers from restaurants, caterers, grocers, hospitals, municipalities, and school systems to create more connectivity, understanding and meaning within our dynamic food system.
Ongoing General Events
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. http://moaonline.org/winter2018diorama/
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
During – – 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. Treasures of British Art: The Berger Collection will be opening March 3, Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze is also on view, and don’t miss the fun new interactive installation by local artist Nicole Banowetz, The Incubation Effect. Go to https://denverartmuseum.org/ 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.