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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. 

Budweiser Clydesdales Appearance @ Anheuser-Busch Brewery & Tour Center
Jan 9 @ 11:00 am – Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm

The Budweiser Clydesdales will return home to the Budweiser Brewery Experience in Fort Collins from Wednesday, Jan. 9 until Monday, Jan. 21. Guests will have the opportunity to get up close with the Big Game icons in their stables every Wednesday through Sunday throughout their visit. On Sunday, Jan. 13 and Sunday, Jan. 20, the Tour Center will also offer Clydesdale Camera Days for visitors to take a photo with one of the “gentle giants.”

National Western Stock Show & Rodeo @ National Western Complex
Jan 12 @ 10:00 am – Jan 27 @ 5:00 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.

MLK Jr. African American Heritage Rodeo of Champions @ Historic Denver Coliseum
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Coinciding with the National Western Stock Show & Rodeo, the Martin Luther King Jr. African American Heritage Rodeo of Champions at the Historic Denver Coliseum aims to show how black cowboys and cowgirls impacted the West throughout history. The Rodeo begins at 6 p.m.

Colorado Avalanche vs. Minnesota Wild @ Pepsi Center
Jan 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Colorado Avalanche vs. Minnesota Wild at Pepsi Center!

Denver Nuggets vs. Phoenix Suns @ Pepsi Center
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Denver Nuggets face off against the Phoenix Suns.

Teen Lounge: Things That Glow @ Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Teens take over the Museum at this totally free, uniquely teen night. This month, have an illuminating evening with minerals that glow, glowing art walls, creepy glowing slime, and more! Rock out with our DJ, win door prizes, and enjoy free snacks after hours. Check out for details.

21 Below @ MCA DENVER — Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
Jan 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Hey hey, teen babes.

Get ready for one glittering night of glam jams, Lisa Frank, an 80s party to dance, vogue and serve looks. A blast from the past that will make your parents jealous. Totally radical. Teens get in FREE.

Denver Nuggets vs. Philadelphia 76ers @ Pepsi Center
Jan 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Denver Nuggets face off against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Free Day @ Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Jan 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Museum Admission is free on the dates listed below. To add a temporary exhibit, IMAX or Planetarium show, purchase tickets at the Museum on the Free Day; upgrade rates apply. Reservations and amenities (lunchroom, coat and lunch storage, bus drop off, etc.) for school groups are not available on SCFD Community Free Days.

2019 SCFD Community Free Days

  • Monday, January 7
  • Sunday, January 27
  • Monday, February 11
  • Wednesday, April 3 (NIGHT – 5pm-10pm)
  • Sunday, April 28 (Día del Niño)
  • Sunday, June 2
  • Tuesday, July 2 (NIGHT – 5pm-10pm)
  • Monday, August 26
  • Sunday, September 29
  • Monday, October 14
  • Sunday, November 17
  • Sunday, December 8
Opening Day: Once Upon a Playground @ Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
Jan 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

In Fort Collins Museum of Discovery’s special traveling exhibition, Once Upon a Playground, take an interactive journey from the past to the present… and beyond. Share in the nostalgia for playgrounds form decades past with dozens of historic images while you celebrate playgrounds of Fort Collins present and future. We invite you to touch, to see, to smell, to listen, to climb, to build – and to experience this interactive exhibition that is sure to enliven all of your senses.

University of Denver Women’s Basketball vs. South Dakota State @ University of Denver/Ritchie Center-Magness Arena
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The University of Denver Women’s Basketball team takes on South Dakota State on Thursday, January 31 in the Hamilton Gym.

Free Day @ Museo de las Americas
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Museo de las Americas is dedicated to educating our community through collecting, preserving, interpreting and exhibiting the diverse arts and cultures of the Americas from ancient to contemporary, through innovative exhibitions and programs.