background img

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
15
Fri
Corn Maze @ Chatfield Farms
Sep 15 @ 7:41 pm – Oct 29 @ 8:41 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 mini-maze.

Tickets include one hayride, barrel train ride (for children 12 and under) and unlimited jumping on a giant pillow. Pony rides and hamster balls are available for an additional fee. An array of food vendors sell favorite fall foods such as funnel cakes, hotdogs, freshly squeezed lemonade and kettle corn.

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

Sep
30
Sat
Maize in the City @ Maize in the City
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm

Enjoy a convenient, simple and fun rural experience at Maize in the City with several fall attractions including free attractions for families to enjoy. Started in 2001, and located just 15 minutes from downtown Denver, Maize in the City offers hours of daytime activities to families and others seeking fall attractions including a 20-acre Crazed Corn Field Maze – voted best corn maze by Denver Westword – a mini maze, petting zoo, pony rides and more. Open Sept. 30 through Oct. 31, visit maizeinthecity.com for more information.

Oct
19
Thu
Cirque Italia @ Town Center at Aurora
Oct 19 – Oct 22 all-day

GET READY AURORA, CO, BECAUSE IT’S TIME TO BE AMAZED! CIRQUE ITALIA IS COMING WITH A BRAND NEW SHOW AND TONS OF EXCITEMENT!

Cirque Italia is a unique show in every sense. After five years of consolidation, a rigorous casting selection, and over 1,000 performances nationwide; this spectacular production has become the greatest version of a “traveling circus”. Cirque Italia is proud to have developed a well-deserved reputation as one of the most innovative shows to be staged in the US.

Conceived by Mr. Manuel Rebecchi, and meticulously directed and produced by Chanté DeMoustes, Cirque Italia is a creative mix of the best elements of entertainment and technology. A “never-seen-before” production that combines acrobatics, dance, contortion, and even high-performance BMX and roller-skating. All performances are done in ways that push the physical boundaries of human abilities, which leaves audiences amazed and astonished.

Performers from all over the world are united under the magic spiral of the white and blue big top. They merge their extraordinary selection of skills and put together a stimulating spin on the industry by embracing the element of water. Cirque Italia has managed to find a delicate balance between the poetic and expressive power of the human body and the versatility and fluidity of water as an artistic scenario.

With a magnetism that draws you into your deepest fantasies, the water circus offers two hours of high-end entertainment. Mermaids and dinosaurs make dreamy appearances while awakening the inner child within you. Laser lights and bubbles act as interdimensional movers. Aerialists, acrobats, and contortionists take the human body to the next level – one you never thought possible!

You may think that such a sophisticated production is out of your budget, but Cirque Italia is committed to bringing Las Vegas to your own hometown. They bring an experience and make it not only memorable, but affordable with very competitive prices and special offers.

Cirque Italia also contributes to the modernization of the performing arts and the circus industry by abiding by a strict animal free policy. The company takes a leading stance in offering quality entertainment beyond the use of animals.

For more information visit www.cirqueitalia.com and make sure to check all our social media accounts. Tickets can be purchased now starting at $10.00-$50.00 depending on availability. Cirque Italia offers one free child admission with every full priced paying adult ticket in levels 2 or 3. This offer cannot be combined with any other offers, discounts or deals. Please call 941-704-8572 to find out the promo code for this location.

When: October 19-22

Where: 14200 E Alameda Ave, Aurora, CO 80012

At: Town Center at Aurora

Located Near: JCPenney

Under the grand, swirling White and Blue tent!

• October 19 THURS: 7:30pm

• October 20 FRI: 7:30pm

• October 21 SAT: 1:30pm, 4:30pm, 7:30pm

• October 22 SUN: 1:30pm, 4:30pm

Box office hours:

The box office opens on-site on Tuesday, the week of the show – 10am – 9pm

You can purchase tickets through our website (cirqueitalia.com/tickets) or by phone: (941) 704-8572. We also respond to text message.

Non vediamo l’ora di vedervi allo spettacolo! Let Your Imagination Wander…and come DIVE into the Magical world of CIRQUE ITALIA.

Oct
20
Fri
DINOS! After Dark @ Denver Zoo
Oct 20 @ 6:30 pm – Oct 21 @ 9:00 pm

All-age evenings: October 6-7, 13-14, 20-21 and 27-28

This version of DINOS! After Dark is fun for the entire family, every Friday and Saturday in October, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The event will have family-friendly entertainment, such as pumpkin carving demonstrations, a self-guided scavenger hunt, a live fire show and more. In addition, there will be candy the weekend of October 27-28. Pricing for non-members is $17 adult (ages 12-64); $14 senior; $12 children (ages 3-11); ages 2 and under freePricing for members is $11 adult; $ 9 senior; $ 7 children; ages 2 and under free.

Oct
21
Sat
Inside the Orchestra’s Tiny Tots Performances @ McNichols Building
Oct 21 all-day

Tiny Tots gets children truly inside the orchestra by seating the audience on the floor and surrounding them with a 30+ piece orchestra. Designed for children six and under, this 45-minute program gives young ones the chance to interact with the conductor and the musicians and learn about the instruments in the process. Tiny Tots audiences receive an up-close-and-personal performance in a casual, fun environment. The experience is one-of-a-kind!
Highlights of the Fall Tiny Tots season: Dive deep into a world of magical music full of playing pretend and storytelling this October. The orchestra will be joined by special guests from the Hannah Kahn Dance Company, Central City Opera, and more!
Performances are at 9:30 and 10:45.

Boo At The Zoo @ Denver Zoo
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – Oct 22 @ 5:00 pm

The 33rd annual Boo At The Zoo event, presented by Your Hometown Toyota Stores, will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., on October 21-22 and 28-29. Over those two weekends before Halloween, young ghosts, goblins and princesses can enjoy trick-or-treat stations, creepy crawly animal demonstrations and exciting family-friendly entertainment under the canopy of the beautiful fall foliage of Denver Zoo. This event is included in the price of regular Zoo admission and is also presented in partnership with Children’s Hospital Colorado and Delta Dental of Colorado.

Make-A-Wish® Colorado Walk For Wishes & 5K Run @ Hudson Gardens
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Walk For Wishes & 5K Run presented by Blue Bunny Ice Cream is a family-friendly, community event that raises funds to help Make-A-Wish® Colorado grant wishes to children battling life-threatening medical conditions. Participants are encouraged to form teams and join the fun by taking part in the 5K Run or Walk. The expo will feature games, activities, and free food.

Inside the Orchestra’s Summer Tiny Tots Performances
Oct 21 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Tiny Tots gets children truly inside the orchestra by seating the audience on the floor and surrounding them with a 30+ piece orchestra. Designed for children six and under, this 45-minute program gives young ones the chance to interact with the conductor and the musicians and learn about the instruments in the process. Tiny Tots audiences receive an up-close-and-personal performance in a casual, fun environment. The experience is one-of-a-kind!

Highlights of the Fall Tiny Tots season: Dive deep into a world of magical music full of playing pretend and storytelling this October. The orchestra will be joined by special guests from the Hannah Kahn Dance Company, Central City Opera, and more!

Performances at 9:30 and 10:45AM.

14th Annual Gorilla Run
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Denver Gorilla Run is a charity fun run with a difference. Everyone who takes part wears a full gorilla or banana costume and helps raise funds for the Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund, the international charity working to save the world’s last remaining mountain gorillas and keeping Dian Fossey’s dream alive for the past 32 years.

Arvada Marketplace Family-Friendly Grand Reopening Event @ Arvada Marketplace
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

 In celebration of the shopping center’s recent revitalization, redevelopment, and to welcome its many new retailers, Arvada Marketplace is set to host a free family-friendly Grand Reopening event this Saturday, October 21, from 11am-2pm. Located on the southeast corner of Wadsworth and 52nd Avenue in Arvada, Arvada Marketplace features retailers like Sam’s Club, Bennett’s BBQ, HuHot Mongolian Grill, Red Robin, and is now welcoming Menchie’s, Costa Vida, First Watch Daytime Café, Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar, Yellowbelly Natural Chicken, Newk’s Eatery, Michael’s and Ulta Beauty to the mix. Most of these tenants will be open for business for the Grand Reopening. Others are expected to be open by the end of the year.

The Grand Reopening celebration begins at 11am with a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring Arvada Mayor Marc Williams after which guests can enjoy live music from local band the Bird Dawgs and check out free samples, giveaways, and promotions from the shopping center’s many retailers exhibiting at the event. Other activities will include: a climbing wall, inflatable slide, balloon artist, face-painting, and touch-a-truck for the kid who loves big vehicles, courtesy of Arvada’s emergency services.

Looking for something to do this Saturday around lunch-time? Come celebrate Arvada Marketplace’s amazing new retailers with a ton of fun activities for you and your kids! This free event is also on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1498062060269364/

Fall Festival @ Lincoln Elementary School
Oct 21 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

All are welcome to Lincoln Elementary’s Annual Fall Festival! The Fall Fest will include FREE carnival games, bouncy house, face painting, Lincoln’s famous haunted house, and most importantly: THE DUNK TANK!
Be sure to dress in costume!
Bring cash for dunk tank donations, Lincoln gear, food from the local food trucks, nachos and goodies from the incredible Student Council team, as well as pumpkins and baked goods from the hard working 6th graders!

Broadway Halloween Parade @ Denver, CO
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for the first annual Broadway Halloween Parade hosted by the Broadway Merchants Association and City Council Lucky District 7! This community-friendly event will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 6:00pm in the eclectic and funky Heart of Broadway. 

Stretching from 3rd to Alameda along Broadway, the inaugural Broadway Halloween Parade will feature various spooky floats, bands and marchers.

We encourage all attendees to join in the fun by wearing your favorite Halloween costume. At the end of the parade, all are asked to march in the street to bring our Halloween bash to a close.