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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
21
Fri
Oktoberfest Denver
Sep 21 @ 11:00 am – Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm

Denver’s Ballpark Neighborhood welcomes back one of the city’s longest running festivals and one of the largest of its kind in the nation! Oktoberfest Denver is set to once again commemorate this world-famous and time-honored tradition of German heritage by combining dynamic performance of music and dance, bier-based activities, Long Dog Derby and entertainment for all ages.

Haunted Field of Screams @ Haunted Field of Screams
Sep 21 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 31 @ 11:00 pm

 On Friday, September 21, the Haunted Field of Screams (HFOS) opens as an all-new scream park for the 2018 season. Built into a 40-acre corn field, HFOS will deliver a daunting indoor/outdoor haunt experience only 15 minutes from downtown Denver at 10451 McKay Road, Thornton, CO.

 Backing the famously haunted Riverdale Road, the scream park offers four contrasting interactive haunt experiences that prey on individual’s innermost fears: Dead Man’s Maze, Zombie Paintball Massacre, CarnEvil and Condemned.

 Building the attractions from the ground up, HFOS is able to offer an unpredictable, fresh haunt experience year-after-year. This year, visitors can expect interactive haunts with escape room elements and raw, thrilling fright factors across all four attractions.

Within the scream park, there will be two 5-minute escape rooms – John Doe & Jane Doe – haunted CarnEvil games, photo stops, concessions, beer sales and more. Tickets for the escape rooms and games may be purchased onsite.

The Haunted Field of Screams is open September 21, 22, 28, 29 & 30 and Thursday through Sunday nights in October including Wednesday, October 31. The park opens at sundown and closes at 10 p.m. on Thursday and Sunday and at midnight on Friday and Saturday.

 Four attractions, one ticket price: $39.99 for general admission with VIP Fast Pass and Instant Access upgrades available. To purchase tickets & learn more, visit hauntedfieldofscreams.com.

 

Corn Maze @ Botanic Gardens Chatfield
Sep 21 @ 5:30 pm – Oct 28 @ 8:00 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.

 

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

 

Dates & Hours
Sept. 21 – Oct. 28
Fridays & Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sundays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

End times listed are last ticket sold. Events close 1 hour after time listed.

 

 

Sep
28
Fri
Maize in the City @ Maize in the City
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – Oct 31 @ 7:00 pm

Maize in the City is Colorado’s favorite rural fall event featuring convenient, fun attractions for the whole family to enjoy. Get lost in your own backyard as you navigate your way through the 20-acre corn maze or mini maze. Find your perfect pumpkin in our easy-pick field. Locally grown by the Maize in the City farmer, choose from 15 variety of pumpkins and gourds. Launch ears of corn 50+ feet across the field with our all-new corn launchers; have your little ones ride through the field on the barrel train; take a turn on our obstacle bouncer. All new this year, bounce above the corn stalks on our pumpkin bounce pillow – the largest in the state! Visit and feed animals in our petting zoo. Swim through our free corn kernel box as the all-new corn kernel waterfall pours over or have your kiddos take a turn conquering the free playground area. Experience hours of family fun just 15 minutes outside of downtown Denver. Visit maizeinthecity.com for open dates & attraction details.

 

Maize in the City @ Maize in the City
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – Oct 31 @ 7:00 pm

 Built into a 40-acre corn field, Maize in the City (MITC) is a convenient, fun, rural fall event the whole family can enjoy only 15 minutes from downtown Denver at 10451 McKay Road, Thornton, CO.

A family operation, MITC features a number of attractions including free attractions.

Get lost in your own backyard as you navigate your way through the 20-acre Crazed Corn Field Maze with the help of the customizable smartphone trivia game. Let the little ones take the lead as you make your way through the Mini Maze – a maze cut into a shorter corn stalk field.

Have your little ones ride through the field on the barrel train, race through the obstacle bouncer, and visit and feed animals in the petting zoo.

 Swim through the free corn kernel box as the all-new corn kernel waterfall pours over or have your kiddos take a turn conquering the playground.

 Farmer-owned, MITC also offers locally grown pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn and other fall décor for purchase. Choose from 15 variety of pumpkins and gourds set in the easy-pick field.

 Maize in the City is open Thursday through Sunday September 28 through October 21 and daily October 24 through October 31. Visit maizeinthecity.com for time, attraction and site details.

 Admission to the Maize in the City site is free with attraction prices varying from free to $20. Group pricing for schools, after-school groups, adult groups and more are available. Event tents are also available for any special occasion.

 

Free night @ Clyfford Still Museum
Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

In appreciation of the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), and in the spirit of community engagement, the Clyfford Still Museum offers free admission on select days throughout the year.

Free every Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.

Free all day on the last Friday of every month: In 2018—January 26, February 23, March 30, April 27, May 25, June 29, July 27, August 31, September 28, October 26, November 30, December 28.

Fright Fest @ Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 28 @ 11:00 pm

In October, Elitch Gardens transforms into Family By Day and Fright By Night, plus all your favorite Theme Park rides.

Don’t miss out on five weekends of scary fun at Colorado’s largest Halloween event!

 

Sep
29
Sat
Fall Flea
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm

Take a journey of discovery on Eureka Street where you’ll mingle with funny and fascinating opera characters: prospectors, divas, lumberjacks, and more as they bring history, music, and stories to life. 

 

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Family Discovery Series: Central City Opera – Eureka Street
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Take a journey of discovery on Eureka Street where you’ll mingle with funny and fascinating opera characters: prospectors, divas, lumberjacks, and more as they bring history, music, and stories to life. 

Family Fun Night: Stories and S’mores @ Denver Botanic Gardens
Sep 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Celebrate the changing seasons! Make s’mores, explore and play in Mordecai Children’s Garden, and engage your creative and curious side as you participate in nature-themed activities. Special guest storyteller Cliff Davidson will join us and share family friendly stories.

Family Fun Nights are a unique opportunity to explore the Children’s Garden after-hours. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner to enjoy in the Children’s Garden.

 

Sep
30
Sun
YWCA Boulder County Announces Dash and Bash 2018 @ Boulder Reservoir
Sep 30 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

YWCA Boulder County has announced the inaugural Dash and Bash, a 5-kilometer and 10-kilometer walk/run and 1-mile dash fundraising event, which will take place on September 30, 2018 at the Boulder Reservoir in Boulder, Colorado.

The YWCA Dash and Bash is an event to celebrate and help to fund the organization’s mission to empower women and eliminate racism. The event brings together members of the community by encouraging teams of 6+ co-workers, family members, friends, corporations and civic groups to make a powerful statement and provide support to fuel the important work of the YWCA. A fun 5K and 10K walk or run, this is an event for the competitive, those enjoying a fun, meaningful run and even for kids to show their support in a 1-mile dash. Funds raised by the YWCA Dash and Bash support important programs including Reading to End Racism, Latina Achievement Support and Children’s Alley, the only drop-in, sliding scale child care in the Front Range. In total, 6,000 individuals are served in our community by this meaningful and relevant work.

“We’re thrilled to be celebrating the strength of our community by supporting diversity, inclusion and the empowerment of women and girls,” said Debbie Pope, CEO, YWCA Boulder County. “Not only will this event provide an opportunity to bring this community together for an important cause, but the funds we raise together will ensure we can continue to support the critical and relevant work we are doing to improve lives,” she added.

Since YWCA USA’s founding in 1858, YWCA has been at the forefront of the most critical social movements. This rich history, along with its current program offerings, makes YWCA USA the oldest, largest, and one of the most accomplished multiracial organizations in the fight for social justice. In Boulder, YWCA has evolved over the years from boarding house to social club and today is a human service agency. The organization is a non-sectarian nonprofit that is not affiliated with any religious group, and is a publicly funded, inclusive organization that welcomes everyone to participate, male and female alike.

Throughout the last century, women have come to YWCA to find housing assistance, business advice, career counseling, fitness classes, and affordable childcare. Beginning in the 1980s, community members could count on YWCA Boulder County to provide low-cost parenting classes and valuable resources to support healthy self-esteem and economic self-sufficiency. Our wide range of programs continue to provide services to those who need them.

Free Day @ Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Sep 30 @ 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.

  • Sunday, September 30
  • Sunday, October 14 
  • Sunday, December 9