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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. 

National Western Stock Show & Rodeo @ National Western Complex
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am – Jan 26 @ 11:00 pm

Bulls and broncs, cowboys and cowgirls – rodeo’s biggest superstars perform amazing feats of athleticism during each performance of this professional rodeo. Showcasing the elegance and athleticism of the world’s top reining horses, the hard-hitting competition of Denver Professional Bull Riders Chute-Out and the Mexican Rodeo Extravaganza, this event has something for everyone.

HONK! @ Aurora Fox Arts Center
Jan 11 @ 2:00 pm – Jan 26 @ 7:00 pm

Based on the Hans Christen Andersen story of The Ugly Duckling, Honk! follows the story of Ugly, a unique kind of fowl, as he strays from his home on the farm. He meets an interesting array of new friends, avoids the threat of a hungry Cat, and discovers that being different isn’t bad, it’s just…different.

Matilda @ Parker Arts Center
Jan 17 @ 2:00 pm – Jan 19 @ 7:30 pm

This award-winning musical tells the story of an extraordinary young girl who, armed with astonishing wit, intelligence, an extraordinary imagination, and psychokinetic powers, takes a stand. Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, Matilda The Musical is a joyous girl-power romp. Children and adults alike will be delighted.

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2pm

Free Day @ Denver Zoo
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Admission to Denver Zoo Free!

Saturday, January 18
Sunday, February 2
Thursday, April 9
Tuesday, October 20
Tuesday, November 10
Saturday, November 14

Colorado Avalanche vs. St. Louis Blues @ Pepsi Center
Jan 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Colorado Avalanche vs. St. Louis Blues live at the Pepsi Center! 

Hansel and Gretel – Family Day @ Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Jan 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Starring Opera Colorado’s Artists in Residence, Family Day provides you and your children the opportunity to see the company’s touring production sung in English. Explore the wonders of opera and the Ellie Caulkins Opera House—on stage!

Family Day is free but reservations are required. (If you select Standard Mail as your ticket delivery option at checkout, a $2.50 per ticket mailing fee will be applied to your order.)

Please note that due to the popularity of this event, there is a 6 ticket per reservation, one reservation per household maximum.

Carnival of the Animals and Peter & the Wolf @ Vance Brand Civic Auditorium
Jan 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Elliot Moore, conductor
Amber Salaz, narrator

SAINT-SAËNS Selections from Carnival of the Animals with poetry by Jack Prelutsky
PROKOFIEV Peter and the Wolf

Denver Nuggets vs. Indiana Pacers @ Pepsi Center
Jan 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Indiana Pacers vs Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center
Family Night w/ Purchase of Promotional Offer

Sensory-friendly Diorama Halls for Families @ Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS)
Jan 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Enjoy some low-sensory time in our famous diorama halls with reduced sound, increased lighting, and a supportive environment for families with sensory integration issues.

*Registration required

Martin Luther King Marade March and Parade @ City Park
Jan 20 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Celebrate the largest Martin Luther King Jr. march and rally in the United States. Participants gather at City Park and march to Civic Center Park, where a large rally commemorates the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Free Day @ Denver Botanic Gardens York Street
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Free Days occur throughout the year, thanks to funding from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). No tickets are needed for admission to Free Days. Free Days are for regular Gardens hours only and do not include ticketed events.

Colorado Avalanche vs. Detroit Red Rings @ Pepsi Center
Jan 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Colorado Avalanche vs. Detroit Red Wings live at the Pepsi Center!