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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. 

Discovery Lab: May Flowers @ Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
May 18 @ 1:30 pm – May 25 @ 2:30 pm

May 18 & 25, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Discovery Labs are hour-long labs designed for families to explore a topic together. Ever wondered how an ecosystem works? In this lab, your family will get to make your own miniature ecosystem in a jar; a plant terrarium! Discover the amazing powers of plants and how they function. Your creations will be unbe-leaf-able!

All ages are welcome, but this topic is recommended for ages 6+. Children must be accompanied by at least one adult. Space is limited to six families.

Books and Big Ideas with Grey Havens Philosophy @ WOW! Children's Museum
May 23 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join us for stories, activities, and fun designed to teach children to be curious about the world and practice critical and creative thinking! Kelly Cowling of Grey Havens Philosophy uses the time-tested Philosophy for Children method that has been shown for more than five decades to promote positive social, emotional, and cognitive growth!


Program is geared for children ages 3-6 years old and their caregivers and is included with Museum admission.

Colorado Rockies vs. Baltimore Orioles @ Coors Field - Home of the Colorado Rockies
May 24 @ 2:30 pm – May 26 @ 10:30 pm

Enjoy exciting major league baseball and come out to this series between the Colorado Rockies and the Baltimore Orioles.

Summertime Food Truck Series @ Denver Premium Outlets
May 24 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Beginning Friday, May 24, Denver Premium Outlets invites foodies and families to begin their weekends with the Summertime Food Truck Series every second and fourth Friday from May – September. Twice a month, the community can enjoy barbecue, Mexican-American fusion, plant-based cuisine, sandwiches, sides, fries and more from 4-9 p.m. in the Play Park. Families and fashionistas can also look forward to finding the hottest summer trends at savings up to 65% off at sought-after brands, including Under Armour, kate spade new york, American Eagle Outfitters, Vans, Columbia Factory Store and more! 

Colorado Remembers @ Colorado Freedom Memorial
May 25 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Presented by… the city of Aurora and the Colorado Freedom Memorial Foundation this event commemorates those who have served in the military and their families.

Colorado Remembers is…in honor of Colorado military personnel and their families who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

This event will have…a FREE pancake breakfast from 8-10 a.m. A remembrance ceremony 10-11 a.m and time to visit the Colorado Freedom Memorial from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. There is plenty of lawn seating for this event but please note to bring blankets and chairs for seating.

2019 Homesteaders’ Day 1 @ Golden History Museum & Park
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Celebrate Homesteaders’ Day! Experience 19th century homesteading, explore the historic cabins, try woodstove cooking, learn about blacksmithing, and take a lesson at the one-room schoolhouse.

This event is drop-in style; there is no registration. Come any time between 10 am and 2 pm for any length of time.

The History Park is home to many of the original buildings from the old Pearce Ranch in Golden Gate Canyon. Thomas and Henrietta Pearce, pictured here, raised eight children on their ranch. It was one of the largest in the area by 1912. Stroll through this park and imagine yourself growing potatoes or raising chickens as part of a homesteading family. Peek through the windows of real 1800s cabins and see other buildings from the ranch like the barn, chicken coop and two-seat outhouse. Also, see the 1876 Guy Hill schoolhouse which was originally located in the canyon too, but on a different property. It served the needs of canyon locals until 1951.

20th Annual Veterans Memorial Day Tribute @ POF Hall
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This year marks the 20th year where military groups, veterans, Gold Star families and community members from across Colorado will gather to honor the service and sacrifice of fallen military heroes from wars past and present over Memorial Day weekend. For the first time, the Tribute will also recognize the service and sacrifice of 9/11 first responders.

The Veterans Memorial Day Tribute coordinates this special event to give family members, veterans and the community a way to remember, reflect and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. The public is invited to attend this free ceremony on Saturday, May 25 from 10 a.m. – noon in downtown Denver at POF Hall, 1340 Sherman St, Denver. All ages are welcome.

May 25 @ 10:00 am – May 26 @ 4:00 pm

The Denver Arts Festival is a fine art and fine crafts festival that continues to be dedicated to supporting Colorado artists while also showcasing a select group of national artists.

The Denver Arts Festival holds its annual premier event at Stapleton’s Conservatory Green Neighborhood.

The fine art and fine craft exhibition features some of Colorado’s and the nation’s best artists with over 50,000 people expected to attend.

Territory Days @ Colorado Avenue in Old Colorado City
May 25 @ 10:00 am – May 27 @ 7:00 pm


Territory Days in Colorado Springs is held every Memorial Day weekend in historic Old Colorado City located on the west side of Colorado Springs. Enjoy over 180 food and craft booths, live music, a kids’ play area and petting zoo and much more. See the performances by Native American dancers, Wild West gunfight re-enactments and live blacksmith demonstrations. Territory Days in Colorado Springs has plenty of food and entertainment for the entire family. Start and end time – 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sat/Sun, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday

Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown and Gameroom Expo @ Denver Marriott Tech Center
May 25 @ 11:00 am – May 27 @ 5:00 pm

Clear your calendar Memorial Day weekend, May 25-27, 2019, — Saturday, Sunday, and Monday at a NEW LOCATION — for three amazing days in Denver, Colorado, with hundreds of pinball, retro console and classic arcade video games to play for free with admission. Play a huge game list and variety of themes in pinball machines and classic arcade video games — No Quarters Needed. Play, buy, sell, mod, repair, tournament, meetup, and have fun. Game on!

General admission dates – NEW for Memorial Day Weekend!
Enter and exit freely with wristband.
• Saturday, May 25
• Sunday, May 26
• Monday, May 27

General admission pricing:
All ages welcome.
• Adult: $35 per day; $85 3-day
• Kids (7-12): $18 per day; $35 3-day
• Kids 6 and under, FREE

Denver Day of Rock @ 16th Street Mall - Pedestrian Mall
May 25 @ 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Denver Day of Rock is a free one-of-a-kind music event presented by Amp the Cause to raise awareness of the children in our community. This free event will feature five stages of live music throughout downtown Denver.

Canvas, Curls & Tiaras @ Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales Branch Library
May 25 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Make your own painterly masterpiece! Flowers, crowns, tiaras, and jewels make a great addition to the paint on your canvas!

Local artist Christine Fontenot will guide you as you explore your creativity in color. All supplies provided. No art-making experience needed.

Space is limited. Please contact the library at 720-865-2370 to reserve your spot. Kids 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult.