Events

Stay in the know of family-friendly Colorado events with our weekly event round-up. Published every Wednesday.

Curiosity Cruiser Hits the Road in Denver!

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is on the road again with the Curiosity Cruiser — a pop-up vehicle stocked inside and out with fun activities for some on-the-go wonders for all ages. You’ll see the Cruiser popping up at a variety of events around the Denver metro area, so keep an eye out for them! Track the Cruiser. Want to bring the Curiosity Cruiser to your community? They’ll come to your block party, library, brewery – you name it, they’ll be there! Their event specialists will tailor a themed experience to your event, and the programs will be staffed by professional Museum educators who know how to feed minds and imaginations.  They’ll set up the vehicle and facilitate the activities while you enjoy the day.  Plan your experience today and br...

Tennyson Street Fair: Denver’s Favorite Street-Turned-Festival Returns!

After a successful inaugural year, Tennyson Street Fair returns July 20 with more vendors, extended hours, and an expanded footprint down the beloved North Denver street. The neighborhood block party, to be held from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., extends down the vibrant Tennyson Street from West 41st Avenue to West 43rd Avenue. More than 100 Tennyson businesses and breweries as well as other local businesses will set up shop on the street alongside food trucks and live music at the free event.    Enjoy the following schedule of events at Tennyson Street Fair:   There will be 100+ local makers at this farmer’s market-style experience, selling handcrafted jewelry, rugs, spices, art, candles, skincare and much more. In addition to the standout restaurants on Tennyson ...

Houseboat Lake Powell +what does it look like underwater?

What does Lake Powell look like underwater?  Now, you can find out at the Denver Botanic Gardens! The resilience and beauty of Utah’s Glen Canyon ecosystem are presented through large-scale photographs in Elliot Ross: Geography of Hope. Dammed and flooded in 1963 to create Lake Powell, the desert walls of Glen Canyon have recently emerged from the water after two decades of drought in the American West. The reappearance of this vast canyon system and the ensuing ecological resurgence serve as both a stark reminder of climate change and a testament to nature’s resilience. The exhibition is on view from June 28 – September 29 and is included with Gardens’ admission. More than 20 photographs are displayed along with artist journals offering insight into Ross’ photographic prac...

Have a Happy 4th of July with these events!

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 fireworks,...

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)...

Reading with the Rabbits Story Hour at The Community Farm animal sanctuary

My name is Leona. Last spring, in April of 2023,  when I was in 5th grade. I started a story hour called Reading with the Rabbits to help raise funds to improve the rabbit hutch – aka the Rabbitat – at The Community Farm. I’ve volunteered at The Community Farm animal sanctuary in Arvada, I love that they are calm and cautious with an intense curiosity. They are so eager to try new and different things and they love interacting with people. Most importantly, they are great listeners.   I started to think, the horses have riders, the goats have Goat Yoga, the donkeys have the Burro Racing team, but what do the bunnies have? I wanted to create something that focused on the rabbits. I thought maybe bunny meditation? No. I don’t want to meditate with strangers; that’s priva...

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...

Find out who has the best burger at the Denver Burger Battle

Who has the best burger in Denver?   Denver’s most anticipated all-you-can-eat and drink festivals – Denver Burger Battle – returns on Thursday, August 1, pitting more than 19 area restaurants against each other to crown the best burger in Denver. Seven new restaurants will compete this year (compared to five new restaurants in 2023), including Blue Spruce Brewing Co., Ultreia, and The W Denver. Denver Burger Battle, produced by Team Player Productions, will be held at the Auraria Campus – Tivoli Quad (1000 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80204) at 5:30 p.m.    Established in 2010, this tasting event includes unlimited samplings of burgers, sides, desserts, beer, wine and cocktails. Attendees will crown a People’s Choice award. A panel of judges, made up of chefs...

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...