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Denver Events

Find Denver-area activities for kids in our event calendar!  

New feature: You may now add your own family-friendly event to our calendar below for free! Please no fundraisers, camps, or ongoing events (longer than a week).  Only two listings per organization per month. Events must be geared to families or will not be approved. 

Corn Maze @ Denver Botanic Gardens
Sep 17 @ 9:00 am – Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm

Get lost in our 7-acre Corn Maze at Chatfield Farms.

Wind your way through seven acres of corn. The maze can be viewed from a 15-foot tall bridge. This year’s maze will have you buzzing with excitement while searching for the queen. Visitors under the age of 10 can explore the corn mini-maze.

In an effort to reduce waste, printed maps will not be available at Corn Maze. A map will be posted here by August.

We will comply with all state and local guidelines and requirements related to COVID-19 that are relevant in September and October.

Colfax Marathon @ City Park
Oct 16 @ 6:00 am – Oct 17 @ 10:00 am

October 16-17, come to the Mile High City and celebrate the 15th running of Denver Colfax Marathon! This is the largest running weekend in the Rockies that includes a Marathon, Half Marathon, Urban 10 Miler, Marathon Relay and 5K.

COLFAX MARATHON – BRONCOS IMPACT: With the Broncos having a home game on Sunday, we’ll have our main Race Day – Marathon, Half Marathon, Urban 10 Miler and Marathon Relay on Saturday, October 16th. The 5K will be Sunday, October 17th.

Mollie McGee’s Fall Market @ Boulder County Fair
Oct 16 @ 9:00 am – Oct 17 @ 5:00 pm

For 40 years, Mollie McGee’s has been Colorado’s finest (and friendliest) juried craft show. Mollie McGee’s Craft Markets feature only the highest quality handcrafted items as well as a selection of unique items not found in most malls.

Safety Fair @ Colorado Mills
Oct 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

On Saturday, October 16 from 10am – 2pm Colorado Mills is hosting a community-wide Safety Fair. It will be a day of fun, interactive activities and educational information for all ages! Come learn about safety and interact with the community organizations helping to keep you safe.

The event is free and open to all.

Fall Flannel Festival @ Dairy Block
Oct 17 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Dairy Block – LoDo’s vibrant micro-district – and Denver Milk Market, the 16-concept all-local food hall by Denver Chef Frank Bonanno, are once again celebrating the changing of the seasons with the 4th annual Fall Flannel Festival on Sunday, Oct. 17th  from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Held in the Dairy Block Alley, this FREE community event will feature a festive line-up for all ages, including live music, face painting, a balloon artist, a photo booth and kids craft stations. Enjoy the Make Your Own Caramel Apple Station at Denver Milk Market’s Cornicello walk-up window and see a live pumpkin carver turn a GIANT pumpkin into an artistic masterpiece. Come dressed in your favorite flannel or Halloween costume!

Staff from The Denver Museum of Nature & Science will be activating their Curiosity Cruiser on 19th Street and providing an interactive activity in the Alley. The Denver Aquarium will also be on-site with a Creepy Crawly activation featuring live animals like geckos, iguanas and snakes. Fans of “Paw Patrol” can hang with characters Chase & Sky from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Denver Milk Market & other Dairy Block establishments will be serving seasonal food and drink specials all day long and each child will receive a bag full of individually wrapped candy to take home.

Discounted $3 parking is available in the Dairy Block garage for all Fall Flannel attendees

Denver Broncos vs. Las Vegas Raiders @ Empower Field at Mile High
Oct 17 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

The Denver Broncos take on the Las Vegas Raiders at Empower Field!

Parenting Strategies: Music Together @ Online (Virtual)
Oct 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us for a music and movement class designed for young children. Together we’ll sing, move, dance and play some “instruments” that you gather from around your house. Led by Music Together director Leah Creek Biesterfeld, this energetic class is interspersed with information about your child’s musical growth and includes tips on incorporating music into your family’s daily life. For children ages 0-5 and their caregivers.

Glow at the Gardens @ Denver Botanic Gardens
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 24 @ 9:00 pm

Glow at the Gardens™ is a luminous, nighttime celebration of America’s favorite gourd.

Wander through a spooky, illuminated landscape as the Gardens dresses up for Halloween. Using all real pumpkins harvested from local farms, our pumpkin artists push the boundaries of traditional pumpkin carving to create larger-than-life sculptures and dense displays of jack-o’-lanterns, with grins and grimaces fit for the season.


Performing artists bring spirits and specters to life at this enchanted autumnal experience.

Colorado Rapids vs. Seattle Sounders FC @ Dick's Sporting Goods Park
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Colorado Rapids take on the Seattle Sounders FC at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park!

2nd Annual FamilyFest @ Colorado Springs Event Center
Oct 23 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

2nd Annual FamilyFest Colorado Springs

Pre-Festival Online Ticket Sales: $5 Adults
$7 Day of Festival
Kids are FREE!!
Kids Activities are FREE!!!

Bring The Family To The Annual Colorado Springs FamilyFest
Colorado Springs Parent, Baby & Kids Festival!

Colorado Springs FamilyFest is wholesome fun for all: Grandparents, Parents, Babies & Children! Colorado Springs FamilyFest features family-friendly vendors with show-only specials, baby & kid’s activities, creative stations, family type giveaways, kid’s mascots, sampling and stage presentations. Colorado Springs FamilyFest was created to be an affordable and informative fun event for families.

With a paid adult admission, kid’s admission and activities are FREE. Many vendors have FREE kid’s activities!

Treat Street @ Arapahoe County Fairgrounds and Event Center
Oct 23 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Family-friendly event featuring partners and the local community coming together in a safe environment to celebrate Halloween. Free trick-or-treating down “Treat Street,” kid-friendly contactless games and activities, food trucks, adult beverages, Thriller dance, and more.

Colorado Rapids vs. Portland Timbers @ Dick's Sporting Goods Park
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Colorado Rapids take on the Portland Timbers at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park!