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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
17
Tue
Colorado Avalanche vs. Vegas Golden Knights @ Pepsi Center
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Colorado Avalanche vs. Vegas Golden Knights – Preseason game at Pepsi Center!

Sep
18
Wed
Restoring Peace: Practical Tools for Parents and Families @ The Conflict Center
Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
As we know, parenting does not come with a guide book. Despite all of our best efforts, children are inevitably going to test limits and pose challenges. Over the course of five 2-hour sessions,  Restoring Peace provides parents and caregivers with tools and techniques to navigate the challenges that arise on a daily basis. Along with communication and listening tools, this course includes an exploration of our personal responses to conflict and anger better equipping us to handle conflict when it inevitably arises with our children. 

We approach our parenting course through a Restorative Practices lens. Restorative Practices focuses on strengthening relationships, taking responsibility, and repairing any harm that has been caused. Through this framework, parents gain skills to walk the talk with their own children and impart  the same principles of empathy, responsibility, and respect.

Sep
19
Thu
Just Between Friends of Denver @ National Western Complex
Sep 19 @ 9:00 am – Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm

September 19-22
Just Between Friends of Denver
Thursday 9 a.m.-7 p.m., ($4 admission) Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ($2 admission); Saturday: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (half-price sale)
Where: National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt Street, Denver
denver.jbfsale.com

 

 Twice a year, Mile High Mamas does a round-up detailing Colorado’s popular children’s consignment sales. 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 @ Douglas County Fairgrounds,
Sep 19 @ 9:00 am – Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm

 Twice a year, Mile High Mamas does a round-up detailing Colorado’s popular children’s consignment sales. 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.

September 19-22
Just Between Friends of Douglas County
Thursday and Friday 9 a.m.-7 p.m.($2 admission) ; Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. ($1 admission) ; Sunday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (half-price sale; $2 admission)
Where:Douglas County Fairgrounds,  500 Fairgrounds Drive, Castle Rock, CO 80104
douglascounty.jbfsale.com

Sep
20
Fri
Jurassic Quest @ Colorado Convention Center
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – Sep 22 @ 5:00 pm

Jurassic Quest is Americas Largest and most realistic Dinosaur Event. Our guests will walk through the Cretaceous period, the Jurassic Period and The Triassic period and experience for themselves what it was like to be among the living, breathing dinosaurs.

Jurassic Quest is the only Dinosaur event that has true to life size dinosaurs. From the very small, to the gigantic, sky-scraping dinosaurs that can only be seen at Jurassic Quest events. Jurassic Quest has over 80 true to life size dinosaurs in each of it’s 2 events. In collaboration with leading paleontologists, each one was painstakingly replicated in every detail. Whether their prehistoric counterpart had skin that was scaly, had feathers or fur, Jurassic Quest has spared no expense in bringing this realism to life.

Handmade in Colorado Expo @ Skyline Park
Sep 20 @ 11:00 am – Sep 22 @ 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.
    This event happens in 3 cities – Estes Park in Bond Park on 8/24 & 8/25; Denver in Skyline Park on 9/20, 9/21, & 9/22 and Boulder in Central Park on 10/5 & 10/6.
Schatzi’s Oktoberfest @ Bega Park
Sep 20 @ 11:00 am – Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for this family friendly event featuring German music, German food and Dachsund races! 

Friday 6pm – 10pm
Saturday 11am – 10pm
Sunday 11am – 6pm

Corn Maze @ Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm – Sep 22 @ 9:00 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.

Get lost in our 7-acre Corn Maze at Chatfield Farms (there is no Corn Maze at York Street). Also enjoy our After Dark Corn Maze and Dead Zone Scream Park. Masks and costumes are not permitted on the premises.

In an effort to reduce waste, printed maps will not be available at the mazes. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. 

Longmont Oktoberfest @ Roosevelt Park
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm – Sep 21 @ 11:00 pm

The festival will also feature 15+ local craft breweries, distilleries, and cideries as well as local food, and games for all ages. Ranked as a “Must Visit Oktoberfest” by DRAFT magazine, Longmont Oktoberfest celebrates the summer’s transition to fall at Roosevelt Park. In addition to music all weekend, the event will feature classic Oktoberfest activities including sack races (kids and adults), stein holding contests, a costume contest, bratwurst eating competition, and the tapping of the official Oktoberfest keg.

Food and libations will be in full effect along with the music vibes including local food trucks and Longmont’s favorite craft breweries, cideries and distilleries. Drink tokens can be purchased for $6 or four tokens for $20. Cash or credit will be accepted and there will be an ATM on site. For more event information, please visit  www.lhbfoundation.org/longmont-oktoberfest.

Pueblo Chile & Frijoles Festival @ Union Avenue Historic District
Sep 20 @ 3:00 pm – Sep 22 @ 11:45 pm

In some places, the sight of falling leaves is synonymous with fall. In Pueblo, the savory aroma of roasting chilies signals summer’s end.

The annual Chile & Frijoles Festival, held each year the third weekend after Labor Day, is Pueblo’s harvest celebration. The festival s hosted by the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce.

Every year, thousands pay homage to Pueblo’s best-loved crop: green chilies, particularly Pueblo Chile.

The event features live entertainment, street vendors, cooking competitions, and chilies, chilies, chilies! Held downtown along Union Avenue, the festival draws Pueblo residents as well as people from across the state and around the nation.

  • ImageFriday: 3:00 PM-12:00 AM; Saturday: 10:00 AM-12:00 AM; Sunday: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Free Day @ Joy Park at the Children's Museum
Sep 20 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Discover canyons, rivers, sand dunes and all the surprises Colorado’s wild outdoors has in store.

Extreme Sports for Families @ Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS)
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Do you really know what it takes? Explore the temporary exhibition “Extreme Sports: Beyond Human Limits.” After you have an extreme dinner at the Museum, try your hand at the skills required to master your own extreme sports and work on your own extreme crafts for the whole family!