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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. 

IAA Ice Climbing World Cup Finals & Barbegazi Winter Festival @ Civic Center Park
Feb 22 @ 8:00 am – Feb 24 @ 8:00 pm

From Feb. 22-24, Denver will host the UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup Finals at Civic Center Park along with a new free winter festival called BARBEGAZI.

During the competition, nearly 70 elite athletes from 18 countries will compete for glory on jaw-dropping, 50-feet-tall walls of sheer ice in two events: Speed and Lead. The Speed event is an all-out vertical sprint to the top of the wall using ice axes and crampons. In the Lead event, ice climbers will employ both technique and strength to ascend the wall, often upside-down or hanging on by one point of contact.

All weekend long at Civic Center Park, visitors and locals alike will be able to enjoy BARBEGAZI, which means “frozen beard,” a free winter festival with fun for all ages, including axe throwing, a huge ice maze, a fat tire biking course, food trucks, an ice bar and beer garden, music by local favorites Dragondeer and more.

Friday, Feb. 22 5p-8p

Saturday, Feb. 23 8a-8p

Sunday, Feb. 24 8a-8p

Denver Restaurant Week @ Denver Metro
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 2 @ 11:00 pm

The 14th annual Denver Restaurant Week will take place from Feb. 22- March 3. Hundreds of Denver’s top restaurants offer multi-course dinners for tasty prices.

Snow White and The Ugly Duckling: Two Ballets @ Broomfield Auditorium
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm – Feb 24 @ 9:30 pm

Now you can experience two fairy tales through ballet. See the magical Grimm’s fairy tale of beautiful Snow White and follow the Ugly Duckling in Andersen’s classic story as she transforms into an elegant swan. Performances at the Broomfield Auditorium 3 Community Park Rd. Friday Feb 22nd at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb 23rd at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Feb 24th at 2 p.m. FREE parking!


3rd annual Denver Travel & Adventure Show @ Colorado Convention Center
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – Feb 24 @ 5:00 pm

  The 3rd annual Denver Travel & Adventure Show, Denver’s only major consumer travel event, will be the first stop travelers need to make on their next trip, whether across the state or around the world. 

Visitors can explore thousands of vacation options, discover more than 150 destinations worldwide, plan trips in person with travel experts, meet travel celebrities, attend dozens of educational seminars, be immersed in faraway cultures, while saving big on exclusive show-only specials. It all takes place under one roof at the Colorado Convention Center, February 23-24, 2019.


Sloth Weekend @ Downtown Aquarium
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Hang out with us as we celebrate all things SLOTH!
For two days, we will be having a day full of fun activities to celebrate these amazing animals.

Here’s our schedule:
10am – 2pm
Conservation table with sloth activiities
Animal appearances throughout the day (Not Aspen)

11am – 12pm
Private sloth meet and greet – for the first 100 guests in line
*Tickets will be handed out at 8:30am. You must be in line to recieve a ticket.

12pm to 12:30pm
Sloth viewing (Nautilus Ballroom)
*Since “sloths are sloths,” Aspen will not be available for viewing all day

Denver FamilyFest @ National Western Complex
Feb 23 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Denver FamilyFest!
Bring the entire family to Denver FamilyFest,
Denver’s Annual Indoor Family Festival, Denver FamilyFest!

Try Hockey For Free @ Sport Stable
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
 Try Hockey For Free is to introduce kids and families to hockey. This event is totally free and includes an hour on the ice, gear to use for the event and coaching from some of our top coaches. No experience necessary but be sure to register!  Start and end time – 12:00-1:00pm (Coed hour, East Rink), 12:40-1:00pm (Girls only, Skill Pad) 
Mom UP! Project @ Green Spaces
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The 2nd Annual Mom UP! project is an indoor festival combining pop up shopping, unique guest speakers and school fundraising. $8/ticket will be donated back to the school PTA/PTO of your choice within Colorado (public and private). 
University of Denver Men’s Lacrosse @ University of Denver/Ritchie Center-Magness Arena
Feb 23 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm


Così fan tutte for Kids @ Loveland Opera Theatre
Feb 23 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Loveland Opera Theatre brings Così fan tutte – “A School for Lovers” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – to the Rialto Theater in downtown Loveland Feb. 22 – March 3, 2019. The opera pairs comedy and commentary at its best, set to some of the most extraordinary music Mozart ever wrote.

In addition to regular performances, Loveland Opera Theatre brings Così to children through interactive performances and educational sessions. Così fan tutte for Kids performances run 2:30 p.m., Saturdays Feb. 23 and March 2. Tickets sell for $12/adult and $10/children.

During the kids’ show, attendees will learn about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s life and music. They will meet two couples, their old friend, and their maid, but it’s up to the kids to figure out who’s the trickster and whether they’re making trouble or stirring up fun! They will also learn backstage secrets about sets and costumes with a peek behind the scenes with our Stage Director. The show runs 90 minutes with a Q&A session.

Purchase tickets now at or by calling the Rialto Theater Box Office (970) 962-2120. Ticketing fees may apply.


Ballerina by Degas Tea Party (PPAC) @ Pinnacle Performing Arts Center
Feb 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Ballerina by Degas tells the story of a young dancer, Simone, her rapid rise within the ballet company and the Impressionist artist, Degas, who records it all. Dappled with jealousies and rivalries, under the watchful eyes of their mothers, the young dancers vie for position at the barre and in the company. Performed to the music of George Bizet, Gabriel Faure and Adolphe Adam, three acclaimed composers of the day, Simone’s hard work and commitment quickly propel her from neophyte to etoile (lead dancer). “Ballerinas by Degas exposed Artistic and Executive Director Ilena Norton as a passionate storyteller…To the backdrop of some of the most recognizable paintings by French artist Edgar Degas, the story of a young dancer unfolded. It was enchanting to see the art come to life and to follow the original storyline”, reviewed by in April, 2018.

Two mini-performances, telling the story of the young Simone in the Paris Opera school just for young audiences, will be presented on February 23rd at the Pinnacle Performing Arts Center, 1001 W. 84th Avenue, Denver, CO 80260 and on February 24th at Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Theatre, 119 Park Avenue West, Denver, CO 80205. The curtain will rise on these matinee performances at 3:00 p.m. Following each mini-performance will be a Little Ballerina Tea Party where children and their parents can enjoy delicious refreshments with Ballet Ariel company members still in costume.

Tickets for the mini-performances at the Pinnacle Performing Arts Center and Cleo Parker Robinson Theatre are $15 for adults and $10 for children. Tickets to the ballet with the Little Ballerina Tea Party are $25 for adults and $20 for children. 

University of Denver Men’s Lacrosse @ University of Denver/Ritchie Center-Magness Arena
Feb 24 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm