24 family-fun events in Denver this weekend
posted by: Amber Johnson
Welcome to fall! Don’t miss the Arvada Harvest Festival & Parade, Women’s Adventure Camp, Colorado Mineral and Fossil Fall Show and more. Go to our event calendar for full calendar listings.
Just Between Friends of Loveland at The Outlets at Loveland
Sept 5 – 8
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.
Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival at Estes Park Events Center
Sept 5 – 8
Come celebrate at one of the largest Celtic festivals in the nation. Entertainment includes bagpipe bands, Irish dancing, folk music, merchant tents and professional Scottish athletes competing in stone-put, hammer toss and caber toss.
Free Day at Museo de las Americas
Sept 6, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Located in the heart of the Art District on Santa Fe, Museo de las Americas is the premier Latin American art museum in the Rocky Mountain region. Museo de las Americas is dedicated to educate our community through collecting, preserving, interpreting and exhibiting the diverse arts and cultures of the Americas from ancient to contemporary, through innovative exhibitions and programs.
Arvada Harvest Festival & Parade at Olde Town Arvada
Sep 6 – 8
Food, Carnival Games, Kids Zone, Kids Parade and Beer, Margarita & Wine Garden on the midway. Music & Movie in McIlvoy Park. Teddy Bear Picnic at the Library. Spelling Bee Pre Test on Friday & Food Fair & Garden Harvest on Saturday in St. Ann’s Cafeteria. Spelling Bee Final on Sunday at School House.
Colorado Mineral and Fossil Fall Show at Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Convention Center
Sept 6 – 15
Our Fall Show is fast approaching! Make the travel plans early. And please share the exciting news! We’re looking forward to seeing you there! Free Admission! Free Parking! Our Dealers are bringing their best to Denver, September 6-14, 2019!
Women’s Adventure Camp at Camp Chief Ouray
Sept 6 – 8
Women’s Adventure Camp at Camp Chief Ouray, at Snow Mountain Ranch in Granby (part of the YMCA of the Rockies).
Day Out With Thomas: The Steam Team Tour 2019 at Colorado Railroad Museum
Sept 7 – 8
All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine invites little engineers to go full steam ahead for a day of engaging activities and fun adventures at Day Out With Thomas: The Steam Team Tour 2019. Children are invited to spend a day with their friend Thomas when the #1 Engine pulls into Colorado Railroad Museum on September 7-8, 14-15, 21-22. Day Out With Thomas: The Steam Team Tour 2019 is presented by Mattel.
American Field Denver at EXDO Event Center
Sept 7 – 8
Stop by our 2-day marketplace Sept 7-8 to purchase unique goods made by 50+ local craftsmen! Shop everything from home goods to accessories to clothing and enjoy live music, beer and cocktails.
Denver Art Museum Friendship Powow and American Indian Cultural Celebration at Denver Art Museum
Sept 7, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Join us for the 30th Annual Friendship Powwow and American Indian Cultural Celebration! Everyone is welcome and general admission is free. One of the Denver Art Museum’s (DAM) longest-running events, the 30th Annual Friendship Powwow and American Indian Cultural Celebration will feature American Indian dancers, drum groups, artist booths, and more.
Free Day at Denver Art Museum
Sept 7, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
General admission to the Denver Art Museum is FREE to all youth age 18 and under every day, granting more kids access to art than ever before.
Stanley Arts Festival at Stanley Marketplace
Sept 7 – Sep 8
CherryArts presents the 5th annual Stanley Arts Festival, Saturday & Sunday September 7- 8. The Stanley Arts Festival is a celebration of national art and local flavor with creative experiences for everyone at one of the most popular venues for people to eat, drink, shop, and play in the Denver metro area.
Art District Fest at Next to The Ramble Hotel
Sept 7 – 8
Art District Fest 2019. Building community and momentum for Denver Artists & Makers during the second weekend of CRUSH, September 7+8.
Larimer Block Party at River North Art District – RiNo
Sept 7, 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Larimer Block Party at Denver Central Market Parking Lot from 12-8 p.m.
Colorado Rapids vs. Seattle Sounders FC at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
Sept 7, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Colorado Rapids vs. Seattle Sounders FC.
Low Sensory Morning at Downtown Aquarium
Sept 8, 8:30 am – 9:45 am
For our guests that prefer a calmer and more sensory-friendly environment join us for a special morning. We will open early at 8:30 am, turn up the lights and turn down the ambient sounds in the exhibits.
Park Hill Home Tour & Street Fair at Forest Parkway
Sept 8, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tour seven homes in Denver’s most architecturally diverse neighborhood and then enjoy the free Street Fair with vendors, live entertainment, food trucks, wine & beer, kid’s activities, and sustainability zone.
Scotty Wiese Mile High Magic at Bovine Metropolis Theater
Sept 8, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Mile High Magic is an unforgettable theater experience presented by world renowned magician Scotty Wiese. What makes Mile High Magic so unique is the tremendous way Scotty blends magic and his life experiences to tell stories, form a community, and motivate others to chase their own dreams.
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.
Marine Biologist for a Day at the Downtown Aquarium
Jan 1- Dec 31, 2019
See if you have what it takes to become a Marine Biologist! Spend a day behind the scenes where all the scientific action happens. Experience close encounters with exotic species from the deep sea to shallow reef and everywhere in between. You’ll even get to dissect a squid! Program includes guided tour, biologist dive show, squid dissection, animal feedings and much more! T-shirts & lunch included.
Friday Night Bazaar
June 7- September 27
Celebrate the return of Friday Night Bazaar as they open on June 7th and pop-up weekly in RiNo, River North Art District all summer long from 5-10 p.m. for your shopping & sipping needs! Weekly features include 25+ Local Makers, Food & Fashion Trucks, live DJ and more. denverbazaar/fridaynightbazaar
First Light Family Space at the Denver Art Museum
June 1-Dec. 31, 2019
Step into the shining world of the new First Light Family Space and try hands-on activities inspired by the exhibition, The Light Show. Trace a shadow, make a mirror, play with patterns and create a colorful city. The museum of free for kids under 18 for kids. Have fun learning about artwork with gallery games similar to I spy, bingo, and memory matching with Gallery Games. Create Playdate’s artmaking with little ones is on the second Wednesday of the month from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. DenverArtMuseum.org.