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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. 

Sep
15
Sat
Renegade Craft @ EXDO Event Center
Sep 15 @ 11:00 am – Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm

We’re returning to Denver for our 3rd year with a celebration of contemporary handmade featuring the country’s foremost voices in craft and design ✨

Shop emerging and established Makers’ goods, discover rarities and remixes from local DJs, get creative while workshopping, eat from exceptional food trucks and end the day with a cocktail. See you there!

~ As always, Renegade is free to attend and all are welcome ~

 

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Sep
19
Wed
Just Between Friends of Denver Sale @ National Western Complex
Sep 19 @ 9:00 am – Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm

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.

 

 

Just Between Friends of Douglas County Sale @ Douglas County Fairgrounds
Sep 19 @ 9:00 am – Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm

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.

Thursday and Friday 9 a.m.-7 p.m.($2 admission) ; Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. ($2 admission) ; Sunday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (half-price sale; $2 admission)

¡Super Stolie Guacamole! Show @ dENVER
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm
 
Super Stolie’s FREE children’s shows boast a high level of interactivity for children of all ages and capacities.This performance will include a variety of her original children’s songs translated into Spanish, story time in both languages, Spanish versions of traditional songs, a family dance party and a live guacamole-making demonstration (and tasting when approved by the venue!) Throughout the show, Stolie will give instruction, sing and read in both English and Spanish as well as teaching key words in Spanish. 

19 Sep
¡Super Stolie Guacamole! @ Koelbel Library
Littleton, CO
22 Sep
¡Super Stolie Guacamole! @ Arvada Library
Arvada, CO
23 Sep
Super Stolie @ Golden Public Library
Golden, CO

Sep
21
Fri
Handmade in Colorado Expo
Sep 21 @ 11:00 am – Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm

The Handmade in Colorado Expo is an annual showcase of some of Colorado’s Best Handmade Arts, Crafts, and Goods.

 

All merchandise displayed at this juried show is handmade in Colorado and sold direct by the artist or crafter. A huge collection of exhibitors will represent a wide range of media. All work sold will be created from both emerging and experienced artisans from Colorado.

 

This event is designed for Locavores as customers will only find Colorado made items. Free admission, Live music, and family fun.

Oktoberfest Denver
Sep 21 @ 11:00 am – Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm

Denver’s Ballpark Neighborhood welcomes back one of the city’s longest running festivals and one of the largest of its kind in the nation! Oktoberfest Denver is set to once again commemorate this world-famous and time-honored tradition of German heritage by combining dynamic performance of music and dance, bier-based activities, Long Dog Derby and entertainment for all ages.

Haunted Field of Screams @ Haunted Field of Screams
Sep 21 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 31 @ 11:00 pm

 On Friday, September 21, the Haunted Field of Screams (HFOS) opens as an all-new scream park for the 2018 season. Built into a 40-acre corn field, HFOS will deliver a daunting indoor/outdoor haunt experience only 15 minutes from downtown Denver at 10451 McKay Road, Thornton, CO.

 Backing the famously haunted Riverdale Road, the scream park offers four contrasting interactive haunt experiences that prey on individual’s innermost fears: Dead Man’s Maze, Zombie Paintball Massacre, CarnEvil and Condemned.

 Building the attractions from the ground up, HFOS is able to offer an unpredictable, fresh haunt experience year-after-year. This year, visitors can expect interactive haunts with escape room elements and raw, thrilling fright factors across all four attractions.

Within the scream park, there will be two 5-minute escape rooms – John Doe & Jane Doe – haunted CarnEvil games, photo stops, concessions, beer sales and more. Tickets for the escape rooms and games may be purchased onsite.

The Haunted Field of Screams is open September 21, 22, 28, 29 & 30 and Thursday through Sunday nights in October including Wednesday, October 31. The park opens at sundown and closes at 10 p.m. on Thursday and Sunday and at midnight on Friday and Saturday.

 Four attractions, one ticket price: $39.99 for general admission with VIP Fast Pass and Instant Access upgrades available. To purchase tickets & learn more, visit hauntedfieldofscreams.com.

 

Corn Maze
Sep 21 @ 5:30 pm – Oct 28 @ 8:00 pm

Wind your way through seven acres of corn. The maze can be viewed from two 15-foot tall illuminated bridges. 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 the mazes.

 

Dates & Hours
Sept. 21 – Oct. 28
Fridays & Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sundays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

End times listed are last ticket sold. Events close 1 hour after time listed.

 

 

Sep
22
Sat
Day Out with Thomas @ Colorado Railroad Museum
Sep 22 @ 8:30 am – Sep 23 @ 5:00 pm

Off-Peak Ride Times $20 per ticket:
8:30 — 9:15AM
1:45 — 4:45PM

Peak Ride Times $25 per ticket:
10:00AM — 1:00PM

Museum Members receive a $2 per ticket discount (check your email for a discount code).

Tickets required for all musem visitors, ages 2 and older. General admission is not available during Day Out With Thomas dates.

Self Reliance & Simple Life Experience @ National Western Complex
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm

The Self-Reliance & Simple Life Experience will feature a family-friendly expo-style event with panels, demonstrations and boothside chats demonstrating key preparedness skills such as tackling a fire, outdoor first aid, and more. The event will also provide insights on living a simpler, more sustainable life with tiny house experts, homesteaders and farmers to show attendees how simple it is to get back to nature.

Doors Open Denver
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm

Doors Open Denver 2018 will take place on September 22 + 23! DOD is DAF’s annual 2-day event that engages participants in celebrating and experiencing our city’s built environment. DAF inspires the community to connect through self-guided or expert-guided tours of Denver’s unique spaces. General hours for Open Sites (self-guided) are 10am to 4pm both days with some exceptions. Insider Tours (expert-guided) are timed and run throughout the weekend. Check out denverarchitecture.org for more information!

 

Taste of Five Points
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm

Enjoy $5 plates from neighborhood restaurants and bakeries, showcasing Five Points’ unique culinary heritage while perusing the Rocky Mountain Land Library, formerly the home of the Puritan Pie Factory.