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NEW! See the world’s longest track of dinosaur footprints hidden in Colorado

The U.S. Forest Service recently purchased several parcels of land from the Charles family in Ouray that contains 134 fossilized dinosaur footprints, the longest continuous trackway in the world. The family used to hike through the area without knowing the true identity of the oddly shaped craters, which collected water that their dogs would gleefully drink. The pothole-like indentations make a continuous trail, several hundred feet long, created by a single long-necked sauropod dinosaur that died millions of years ago. Also, don’t miss our guide for finding dinosaurs in Colorado–from ancient fossils to museums.  Dinosaur Details The dinosaur trackway is located at 9,300 feet in elevation and is etched in sandstone layers that are over 150 million years old. The ...

Celebrate the Palisade Peach Festival with orchard tours, ice cream socials & more!

Who doesn’t love Palisade Peaches? This year, a century-old celebration is back with Peach Days! Nestled in the heart of Grand Valley, Colorado, Palisade is an agricultural haven filled with blossoming orchards, lavender fields and acres of vineyards. The Palisade Peach Festival is a 10-day celebration of the best peaches in the world! See below for the full schedule of events; check back often as events are added. Palisade Peach Festival 2024 Thursday, August 8 Downtown Palisade Ice Cream Social 5:30 pm Guns & Hoses Tug of War 6 pm Street Dance 6:30 pm All Thursday Events Hosted by The Town of Palisade Saturday, August 10 Just Peachy 5K Run 8:30 am Peach Days Parade 9 am Classic Car Show 10 am – 2 pm Orchard Tours 10 am – 5 pm Sunday, August 11 Town of Palisade Farmers Mark...

See Dr. Seuss’ “Green Eggs and Ham” at this family concert

It’s Dr. Seuss like you’ve never seen him before! This 2024 Festival Family Concert, conducted by Jacob Joyce, includes a fully-staged adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ beloved children’s classic “Green Eggs and Ham” featuring musical storytellers Really Inventive Stuff, mezzo-soprano Jennifer DeDominici, and the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra. What: The Colorado Music Festival’s Family Concert is an annual tradition. This year’s concert includes a fully-staged adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ beloved children’s classic “Green Eggs and Ham” featuring musical storytellers Really Inventive Stuff. When: Sunday, July 7, 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Where: The Family Concert and all other Festival concerts will take place at Chautauqua Auditorium (900 Baseline Road, Boulder, ...

Summer of Adventure challenge to include a completion party

Now that we’ve got a month of summer under our belts, why not celebrate by cozying up to a great book to avoid that summer heat?  The Denver Public Library is excited to announce the return of its popular Summer of Adventure program, designed to encourage youth from birth to 12th grade to learn, grow, and have fun throughout the summer months. Choose your own Summer of Adventure by doing 20 different READ, MAKE, and EXPLORE activities to finish the program. Once completed, bring your Adventure Guide to any Denver Public Library location to receive a completion prize and a VIP ticket to the first-ever Summer of Adventure Completion Party on August 10th.   During the summer break, students can often experience a learning loss known as the “summer slide.” The Summer of Adventu...

Tube to Work Day in Boulder!

Why drive or bike to work when you can tube? That’s right! On July 12, 2024, Boulderites don their best business attire and hit the creek in this yearly tubing tradition, Tube to Work Day. The event starts at Eben G. Fine Park, but you can catch the view of the hilarious action (e.g. spectators dangling breakfast from atop bridges for tubers to grab) anywhere along the creek near downtown. Tube to Work Day in Boulder 7:00am – The stilt walker parade will depart Central Park (Tubing Exit).  They highly recommend this option if you’re driving to the event as parking is very limited and congested near Eben G. Fine Park.  7:15-8 am – Arrive @ Eben G. Fine Park, check in at the stone shelter (all you’ll need is your name since you already registered)...

Save the bees! 100,000 FREE packets of wildflowers distributed to Colorado kids

 Generation Wild, a movement from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) that seeks to reconnect kids with nature, is calling on Colorado’s kids to help Save the Bees this summer! Generation Wild is distributing over 100,000 free packets of Wilderflower seeds — a nod to Generation Wild’s friendly spokescreature, Wilder — and is encouraging kids and families to plant the seeds in their backyards. Wilderflower packets are now available for pickup at local libraries and more partner locations across the state. This initiative aims to make our state more beautiful, more ecologically diverse and more friendly to our pollinator friends — all while rewilding Colorado’s kids.    The Wilderflower mix was developed in partnership with Applewood Seed Co....

FREE Summer Concerts in Denver 2024

One of the best things about summer is the longer days – plus that means free entertainment for all. Yes, I’m talking about the return of the free concerts at nearly every municipality and mall. No matter if you like to follow one band around town, if you just want to see what is near you, or if you have a free night with nothing to do in the summer. We’ve got you covered nearly every night for something fun and nearly every musical taste. Scroll down for our guide to summer fun in Denver and be sure to also check out Film on the Rocks at Red Rocks, the ultimate family-friendly ampthitheater under the stars. If you want to be super-efficient at your outdoor concerts, check out products like the Mac Sports Foldable Chaise Lounge Chair with Integrated Wagon Pull Cart Combo.  H...

Check-out these at-home science experiments & sign up for this kids club!

She might usually be wearing a bedazzled lab coat, a cowboy hat and an assortment of colorful bandanas, but make no mistake: Wiz Kid has a serious mission, and that’s to inspire and connect kids – regardless of where they live or their socioeconomic status – with the wonders of science.  While Wiz Kid’s physical “office” might be the Colorado State University Spur campus in Denver, thanks to YouTube, her lessons will extend much further – an extension of CSU’s land-grant mission to provide an accessible education for all generations. In six videos publicly available on YouTube, Wiz Kid walks through a variety of at-home science experiments, ranging from plantable wildflower seed spheres to bread in a bag.  Along the way, she showcases the real-life s...

Guide to Chautauqua family fun +FREE Summer Shuttle

Headed to the Chautauqua area in Boulder on a summer weekend to hike among the Flatirons? Ride the free weekend shuttle, a short, 10-minute-or-so-ride, to get there stress-free and avoid parking fees. Here’s all the information on the free Park-to-Park hiker shuttle, which operates on weekends from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Need ideas for Boulder fun? Don’t miss our Top 25 activities for families.  Tips: Stop at the Ranger Cottage at the Chautauqua Trailhead, where rangers are available to help answer questions about the trails, provide hiking recommendations and share information about local ecology and wildlife. Also, dine on Chautauqua Dining Hall’s beautiful veranda or indoors next to the roaring fireplace. Enjoy this restaurant’s delicious Colorado cuisine,...

The Power of Poison at the DMNS

Explore the captivating and often paradoxical world of nature’s toxic arsenal in “The Power of Poison at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Encounter the many plants and animals living deep in the Colombian forest that use poison as a vital tool for defense and survival. With live performances and interactive dioramas, dive deep into familiar tales of illness, enchantment and death by poison. Find out how studying poison’s effects on human cells can help scientists figure out how to protect, repair and heal our own bodies and improve our health. Whether used as a defense against predators, a source of magical strength or a lifesaving medical treatment, “The Power of Poison” is sure to surprise you at every turn!Exhibition topics include: The science of poisons, toxins, and veno...

50 Father’s Day events, brunches and festivals in Denver

Dads come in many forms but most forms of Dad love to eat and spend time with their families. Visit Denver has rounded up some fun festivals and foodie finds for fabulous dads.  If sports are more his jam, be sure to check out Colorado Rockies vs. Pittsburgh Pirates June 14-16 or Colorado Rapids vs. Austin FC June 15, 2024. Looking for adventurous ideas with Dad? Don’t miss The Ultimate Denver Summer Activity Guide (250+ Ideas) and the Colorado Bucket List: 100 Offbeat Destinations You Must Visit. Scroll down for even more ideas!  Denver Father’s Day Events 2024 Hangin’ N Slangin’ Markets WHEN: June 8, 16, 30, 2024 WHERE: EDENS Hangin’ N Slangin’ vintage thrift markets will be in RiNo, in the Lot on Larimer, on the second Saturday...

4th of July in Denver: Ultimate fireworks and event guide 2024

Fourth of July in Denver means fireworks, friends, family and fun as we celebrate our nation’s independence.  Are you going to any 4th of July parades in Denver? Check out this awesome 9-piece patriotic bike decor set or these patriotic accessories for kids.  Do you want to do a deeper dive into Denver fun? Be sure to bookmark The Ultimate Denver Summer Activity Guide (250+ Ideas). Scroll down to see 4th of July events in Denver. 4th of July Fireworks in Denver 2024 ARVADA Arvada Fireworks Display — Since 1979, the City of Arvada has celebrated Independence Day on July 4th with a spectacular fireworks display at the Stenger Sports Complex. Gates at the Stengler Sports Complex open to vehicles at 7 p.m. Fireworks start at 9 p.m. No personal fire...