Holidays

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...

Memorial Day events and deals in Denver!

Memorial Day weekend May 24-27, 2024 is the kick-off to summer and Mile High Mamas has you covered! From memorials to live music to family events to outdoor activities to blockbuster museum exhibits, don’t miss some of our favorite finds!  If you want to instill the true meaning of Memorial Day, check out Don’t Forget, God Bless Our Troops by First Lady Jill Biden and A Day for Rememberin’: Inspired by the True Events of the First Memorial Day. Memorial Day Family Fun in Denver 2024 Memorial Day Deals: Memorial Day means so many things to me. It includes the unofficial start to summer (real summer doesn’t start until June 21). It means most kids are out of school for the summer – or will be soon. It means sales! Some of the hot deals are on big appliances and mattresses...

Memorial Day in Denver 2024: Family Fun Events

Memorial Day weekend May 24-27, 2024 is the kick-off to summer and Mile High Mamas has you covered! From memorials to live music to family events to outdoor activities to blockbuster museum exhibits, don’t miss some of our favorite finds!  If you want to instill the true meaning of Memorial Day, check out Don’t Forget, God Bless Our Troops by First Lady Jill Biden and A Day for Rememberin’: Inspired by the True Events of the First Memorial Day. Memorial Day Family Fun in Denver 2024 Denver Festivals and Events Boulder Creek Festival  WHEN: May 24–27, 2024 WHERE: Boulder Central Park and Civic Center, Boulder Enjoy live music at the bandshell, a marketplace full of local vendors, delicious food trucks, refreshing bar stands and the Creekside Beer Fest. This sum...

Cheap or free Valentine’s Day date ideas!

Are you trying to save money, or just not have much but still want to show your valentine a fun night? We have ideas for you that cost very little or nothing. Don’t miss our guide to Denver’s free museums and attractions and Essential Denver: Discovery and Exploration Guide (many attractions are free!) Also, don’t miss this guide to Valentine’s Day in Denver.  1.       Go to the Library. The Library is maybe one of my most favorite inexpensive locations! (Shout out to Douglas County Libraries). There is a treasure trove of fun in nearly every library. Discover a new book. Read poems to each other. Play a game. My library even lets you check out an Oculus, Telescope, Cricut crafting machine or do a virtual online crafting ...

Family-friendly Christmas production ‘Amahl and the Night Visitors’

Central City Opera invites you to experience the magic of the holiday season with Gian Carlo Menotti’s family-friendly opera, “Amahl and the Night Visitors.” This heartwarming production will grace the stage at the Central Presbyterian Church in Denver for four captivating performances on December 23 and 24, combining enchanting storytelling, profound music, and a talented ensemble to bring the Christmas tale to life. Tickets are on sale now and start at just $12 for kids.   “Central City Opera warmly welcomes you to immerse yourself in a timeless tradition, brought to life by the exceptional talents of our cast and orchestra,” says director Daniela Guzmán- Égüez. “We promise an experience that will resonate deeply, filling your heart!”   A...

Celebrate Hanukkah’s Eight Days of Lights with Staenberg – Loup Jewish Community Center in Denver

The Jewish holiday of Hanukkah is a vibrant cultural festival and celebration. The story’s origins date back to 167 B.C.E., when a group called the Maccabees recaptured the Second Temple in Jerusalem from under King Antiochus’ rule and rededicated it. The Maccabees cleaned up the Temple and lit a menorah, which they thought had only enough oil to burn for one day. As the story goes, the oil lasted for eight days and eight nights. That is why we celebrate Hanukkah for eight nights. The dates of Hanukkah vary based on the Jewish lunar calendar; this year, Hanukkah is from December 7-15, 2023.  While traditions and customs vary around the world, Hanukkah is most commonly practiced in the United States by expressing gratitude, sharing in communal joy, and giving back t...

Colorado Gift Guide: 50+ Ideas for Denver Moms

The season is giving is here and we’ve curated the perfect Colorado gift guide for Denver moms. We’ve teamed up with Colorado.com for ideas (plus, we have thrown in some of our favorites). Need more inspiration? See 75 Best Gifts for the Holidays with many Colorado favorites and don’t miss out on our Guide to Denver Holidays: Events, Lights and Fun and scroll down for some experiential fun for mom. Colorado Holiday Gift Ideas Take Them Outside Colorado is, perhaps, best known for its epic mountains, an abundance of state parks, expansive vistas and adventures. Bridgestone Winter Driving School is the most fun you’ll have on ice. Give the gift of exploration, with park passes to a Colorado State Park or a subscription to Colorado Outdoors Magazine. Give ...

10 Tips for Fun & Healthy Gaming During the Holiday Season

With the holiday season comes decorations, treats, a break from school and more downtime. It also means more family time, and for many, more time to spend on devices and gaming. The holiday season is the perfect time to foster positive screen time and gaming habits and ensure your kids are set up for fun and safe playtime. And it can be fun for the whole family! Check out these ten tips to make gaming a positive and balanced part of your child’s holidays. Set clear boundaries: Just like in the real world, boundaries are crucial in the world of gaming. Try establishing specific time limits for gaming sessions to ensure a healthy balance with other activities. Select age-appropriate games: Help your child pick out games suitable for their age and maturity level. There are plenty of options t...

5 fun ways to celebrate Thanksgiving

I am usually the one that is tasked to bring the salad to Thanksgiving dinner. I think my family is a bit suspicious of my cooking skills. I usually take it upon myself to bring a game as well. It is not even a spoken thing – I just do it. Sometimes it is a board game I have picked up or something more like those “minute to win it” types of games. I recently saw something about different ways to celebrate Thanksgiving that may be fun or silly but still give you an opportunity to connect with your friends, family and neighbors. Take it Outside. Some years this may be easier to do than others. The focus on Thanksgiving is often the dinner – yes, I love my brother in law’s smoked turkey. But to work off that heavy meal. I start the day at Turkey Creek. Yes, there really is a hiking trail call...

Where to see Santa in Denver

This time of year is chock-full of tree lightings and Santa arrival events – and KOSI has turned into the “Christmas Station.”  Nearly every shopping center has Santa scenes and photos – and each is just as festive as the next. You may want to try to go all over the city and see them all or just find one in your neighborhood. There are enough choices to do either! We have gathered some of the biggest and best celebrations around town. Also, don’t miss our Ultimate Guide to Denver Holidays: Events, Lights and Family Fun.  Outlets of Castle Rock. November 11 is the night to be at Outlets of Castle Rock. The festivities begin at 4:00 p.m. with Live performance by Radio Band, Jessie Wilson and Caleb Lee Hutchinson. The Grand Illumination lights up the 55 ft tree with ...

Thanksgiving Dinner in Denver: Where to eat in 2023

Don’t love the hassle of cooking Thanksgiving dinner? We’ve rounded up the top places to eat Thanksgiving dinner in Denver 2023.  And while there are a lot of advantages to a homecooked Thanksgiving meal (i.e. LEFTOVERS), we all know the stress and the mess. So, why not avoid both with our guide to Denver restaurants that are offering traditional and non-traditional Thanksgiving dinner for families with kids of all ages? Be sure to make reservations prior to Thanksgiving and check back to this page often for new restaurants we’ve added to the list.  Several restaurants will offer Denver Thanksgiving dinners to-go that we have included below. Need some table decor? Check out these cute ideas including fall garlands, table pieces, tablecloths and more.  Thank...

Denver’s best holiday markets and craft fairs 2023

Denver’s holiday shopping season is here so be sure to check out our guide to Colorado’s best holiday markets and craft fairs in 2023. From a European-style ski village to an authentic German Christmas market to horse-drawn wagon rides, these Denver holiday markets and craft fairs are sure to charm.  We are especially supportive of our local artisans who will help you find the perfect personalized gift for your loved ones. And don’t forget  Tom local artisans where you will find the perfect personalized gift for those you love. When it comes time to wrap your treasures, be sure to dress up your drifts with this super cute Red and White Baker’s Twin Packaging String coupled with Brown Kraft Paper Roll, perfect for gifts and for all the goodies you’re going to d...