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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. 

Feb
2
Fri
Seussical @ Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities
Feb 2 @ 5:00 pm – Mar 23 @ 6:30 pm

Based on the stories of Dr. Seuss, the musical is an amalgamation of many of his most famous books, like Horton Hears a Who! and Dr. Seuss’s Gertrude McFuzz. Seussical is directed by David and Julie Payne, with musical direction by Keith Ewer and choreography by Piper Arpan. The Arvada Center Artistic Producer of Musical Theatre is Rod A. Lansberry. Seussical is sponsored by US Bank, Xcel Energy, and the Fine Arts Foundation. 

Feb
3
Sat
Feathered Friends February @ Denver Zoo
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – Feb 25 @ 5:00 pm

Find new feathered friends at Denver Zoo this February. Connect with birds from colorful little lorikeets to majestic Red-crowned cranes. Learn about birds at keeper talks and special demonstrations daily. Get to know all fifteen feathered friends and enter to win a special feathered friends experience.

Feb
16
Fri
Romeo and Juliet @ Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Feb 16 @ 7:30 pm – Feb 25 @ 4:30 pm

In the spring, Colorado Ballet presents the Shakespearean love story Romeo and Juliet. This romantic ballet will take your breath away with extraordinary choreography by Derek Deane, exceptional acting an artistry by the dancers, and a phenomenal musical score by Sergei Prokofiev, performed by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. From the energetic crowd scenes, to the famous balcony scene featuring the star-crossed lovers, we’ll bring the story of Romeo and Juliet to life. This ballet is recommended for ages 6th grade and up.

Feb
22
Thu
Boulder International Film Festival @ Varies
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 25 @ 10:45 pm

The Boulder International Film Festival brings films and filmmakers from around the world to Boulder for a four-day celebration of the art of cinema.  Featuring a wide variety of films from local, national, and international filmmakers, including many that have gone on to significant box-office success and multiple Oscar nominations.

Adding to the BIFF experience are events featuring nationally renowned chefs, filmmaker happy hours, multiple opening night Galas, talented musicians and much more. The Festival attracts more than 25,000 film enthusiasts, media and industry each year. BIFF has been proud to host and celebrate some of film’s most talented people, including Alec Baldwin, James Franco, Shirley MacLaine, Alan Arkin, Martin Sheen, Oliver Stone, William H. Macy, Peter Fonda, Chevy Chase, and many more.

Feb
23
Fri
Creatures of Light Exhibit @ Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – Feb 25 @ 5:00 pm

 

They light up our lives, but have you ever wondered how? Delve into the world of living things that blink, glow, flash, and flicker, from tiny fireflies to strange creatures in the ocean depths. The new exhibition Creatures of Light explores the mysterious world of bioluminescence and biofluorescence, visible light emitted by living things. This enlightening experience features larger-than-life models, engaging immersive environments, fun activities, and real animals, fungi, and minerals that get their glow on.

  • Peek into the darkness of a New Zealand cave and look up to see twinkling over your head—not from stars but from simulated glowworms.
  • Journey to Puerto Rico and stroll across an interactive lagoon as you light up a trail of flashes from tiny “pyrotechnic” plankton.
  • Explore a North American meadow filled with flashing fireflies and try your hand at re-creating their dazzling mating signals.
  • Marvel at gigantic models of bioluminescent mushrooms, fireflies, and jellyfish.
  • Explore a coral reef interactive that shows how different light makes coral glow shades of pink, orange, and green.
  • Peer into a tank of live GloFish and discover how their fluorescence helps detect pollution and contributes to medical research.
  • Put minerals, scorpions, and everyday objects to the test in the “Does It Glow?” activity.

Runs through June 10.

Wish Night, benefiting Make-A-Wish Colorado @ Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join Make-A-Wish® Colorado for a magical journey as together we experience the power of wish from the wish selection by an 8-year-old girl battling a critical illness to the granting of the wish. In addition to this rare insider’s view, Wish Night will feature performances by local wish kids and a special acoustic set by Joe King from The Fray, as well as a cocktail hour, silent and live auction, dinner and plenty of surprises along the way!

Denver Nuggets vs. San Antonio Spurs @ Pepsi Center
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Denver Nuggets face off against the San Antonio Spurs.

Denver Restaurant Week @ Varies
Feb 23 @ 7:09 pm – Mar 4 @ 10:45 pm

The 14th annual Denver Restaurant Week will take place from Feb. 23 – March 4, 2018. Hundreds of Denver’s top restaurants offer multi-course dinners for tasty prices.

Feb
24
Sat
Inside the Orchestra’s Tiny Tots Performances @ Stanley Marketplace
Feb 24 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 music 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 Winter Tiny Tots season: Have fun with the orchestra as we explore the concepts of teamwork and how the orchestra works together to create beautiful music. We’ll be joined by special guests from Kim Robards Dance and Central City Opera.
Performances are at 9:30 and 10:45.

Low Sensory Morning @ Denver Art Museum
Feb 24 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

At the DAM, we embrace the unique qualities of all who walk through our doors, and appreciate that many visitors need to explore the museum in different ways. For individuals and families who prefer a quiet, less sensory-stimulating environment we offer our Low Sensory Morning events on select Saturday mornings, before public hours.

At each event, loud gallery sounds are turned down, attendance is limited, we offer tours of the museums, numerous hands-on activities, and artmaking projects for individuals and families to enjoy.

In February, we’ll explore the many animals found in Stampede: Animals in Art.

Included in general admission, but space is limited. Reservations are now open for the February event.

Contact access@denverartmuseum.org or 720-913-0074 with any questions or for ticketing assistance.

Special thanks to our partners The Blue Ribbon Arts Initiative, Autism Community Store, and The Autism Society of Colorado Opening Doors™ Program.

Family and kids programs are supported by the William Randolph Hearst Endowment for Education Programs, Nancy Benson Education Endowment Fund, CenturyLink Endowment, and Jim Kelley and Amie Knox Education Endowment Fund. Funding is also provided by Connie Burwell White & William W. White Foundation, Harry L. Willett Foundation, Colorado Creative Industries, the Robert L. Lawrence Family and the Willow Hill Foundation, and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).

Snowman Stampede
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Snowman Stampede is a flat and fast half marathon, 10K and 5K race held every February in Littleton, Colorado. Come to Hudson Gardens and run the race that everyone is talking about. With chip timing, an innovative technical running shirt, and a finish line expo with vendors and food, this race will make you want to come back for more!

Jeff & Paige @ University of Colorado Museum of Natural History
Feb 24 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

Two shows with Jeff & Paige and everyone’s welcome! But wait, there’s more! Kid-friendly science and natural history exhibits, monthly family days and this 6th annual concert day with Jeff & Paige. Come to either show or come to both.