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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.

Oktoberfest Fall Market @ Dairy Block Alley
Sep 24 @ 1:00 pm – Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm

Enjoy the fresh Fall air while shopping, drinking & dining at the Oktoberfest Fall Market curated by American Field held in the Dairy Block Alley this September & October!

The Oktoberfest Fall Market will be held from 1-7 PM on Friday & Saturdays & 12-5 PM on Sundays, over four weekends:

– September 17-19
– September 24-26
– October 1-3
– October 8-10

Sponsored by Breckenridge Brewery, Maker’s Mark, Sip Smith Gin and Jim beam Seltzer, the Oktoberfest Fall Market will feature a unique line-up of merchants, including Denver Chip Co. and Rowdy Mermaid, a leading functional beverage company bringing delicious plant medicine to the world.

Free & open to everyone, each market will feature live music, food & drink specials and pop up bars in the Dairy Block Alley.

Day Out With Thomas @ Colorado Railroad Museum
Sep 25 @ 8:00 am – Sep 26 @ 5:00 pm

All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine is pulling into town for a giant party! Join us at Day Out With Thomas™ for Trains, Games and Miles of Smiles, where families can join the outdoor fun when the #1 Engine pulls into the Colorado Railroad Museum on the weekends of September 11-12, 18-19, and 25-26, 2021!

This fun-filled event offers families the opportunity to hop on board an interactive train ride with a life-sized Thomas the Tank Engine. You’ll also enjoy access to hands-free activities including live entertainment, scavenger hunt, hay bale maze, stage shows, sing-a-longs and much more! It’s full steam ahead to an unforgettable day with a host of train-related activities, including a special appearance from Sir Topham Hatt, the Railway Controller from The Island of Sodor. Capacity is limited and advanced tickets are required. Support your local heritage railroad museum at this outdoor family event and keep history chugging.


St. Jude Walk/Run @ Dick's Sporting Goods Park
Sep 25 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

The St. Jude Walk/Run is an inspiring, family-friendly event that unites people across the nation behind the lifesaving mission of St. Jude: Finding cures. Saving children.® Let’s cure childhood cancer. Together. Registration begins at 8 am; actual walk begins at 9 am.

CU Wizards – Game of Drones @ University of Colorado Boulder
Sep 25 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Aerospace Engineering Professor Brian Argrow, presents “Games of Drones!” This show illuminates unmanned aircraft design. Students will explore concepts related to flight aerodynamics; drag, lift, and thrust by constructing their very own origami paper airplanes. Learn how drones are useful to gather useful scientific data that informs scientific teams about atmospheric dynamics, storm meteorology, clouds, climate change and more.
For over three decades, CU Wizards, a team of distinguished CU professors, have presented free, educational monthly programs for children and families interested in learning about STEM.

Fall Horseshoe Market @ Berkeley Chapel Lot
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Horseshoe Market hosted its first market in the parking lot of Olinger Howard Chapel–now Berkeley Chapel–in 2010. This Fall Market will be the end of an era and our LAST market at this location as it will be redeveloped later this fall.

Come join us and 100 of the best makers, entrepreneurs, vintage curators, artists, food vendors and food trucks for one last hurrah!
Come and shop all the best local goods and enjoy a bit of a party too! We will have Bloody Marys and a mimosa bar as well for this market, plus an activity booth by Fruits of Our Labor and music all day!

Energy Day Festival @ Denver East High School
Sep 25 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Energy Day Festival @ Denver East High School

Energy Day is Colorado’s first FREE family festival showcasing exhibits focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Energy Day will feature exciting exhibits and interactive demonstrations that will teach students and their families about various forms of energy and how through STEM education, they can find an exciting career in the energy industry. Come down and support our local schools, energy experts, and the amazing kids out there looking to learn and develop their skills in STEM education!

Colorado Rapids take on the Toronto FC @ Dick's Sporting Goods Park
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Colorado Rapids take on the Toronto FC.

Denver Broncos vs. New York Yets @ Empower Field at Mile High
Sep 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The Denver Broncos take on the New York Jets at Empower Field!

Doktor Kaboom and the Wheel of Science @ Lone Tree Arts Center
Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 29 @ 8:00 pm

So much science, so little time. . . Doktor Kaboom is having trouble picking his favorite science demonstrations, so he’s bringing them all! Unfortunately, there are way too many to do them all in one show. The solution: The Wheel of Science! Doktor Kaboom has built a great big spinning wheel and labeled it with everything from optical illusions to chemical reactions to a homemade hovercraft, and more! At least a dozen fantastic demonstrations ready to go. Wherever the wheel stops, that’s what’s next! Will we turn a water bottle into a rocket or catapult bananas across the stage? Electrocute a pickle or create artificial gravity? Who knows? No two shows will be the same. So, step right up, and let’s spin that wheel! See website for times.

Colorado Rapids vs. Austin FC @ Dick's Sporting Goods Park
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Pumpkin Harvest Festival @ Four Mile Historic Park
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – Oct 3 @ 8:00 pm

Inventing Room: Enjoy a whimsical food experience that features magical and impossible treats created right before your eyes with culinary wizard Chef Ian Kleinman of The Inventing Room. Every experience includes hot cider with exploding whipped cream, pumpkin & spice space foam, and Colorado honeycomb candy for every guest to enjoy. Reserve your experience now, spaces are limited! ($20) (Tickets available for Saturday and Sunday starting at 11:30 am)

Axe Throwing: Not just for lumberjacks and flannel! If you can throw a stick, you can throw an axe. ($5) (Friday 5-8pm, Saturday 9-8pm, Sunday 9-5pm)

S’mores Station: Enjoy this camping favorite on the Park! ($6) (Friday 5-8pm, Saturday 11-8pm, Sunday 11-5pm