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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. 

Jul
15
Mon
Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants @ Coors Field - Home of the Colorado Rockies
Jul 15 @ 2:00 pm – Jul 17 @ 8:45 pm

Enjoy exciting major league baseball and come out to this series between the Colorado Rockies and the San Francisco Giants.

Jul
17
Wed
Free Day @ Clyfford Still Museum
Jul 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Considered one of the most important painters of the 20th century, Clyfford Still (1904–1980) was among the first generation of Abstract Expressionist artists who developed a new and powerful approach to painting in the years immediately following World War II.

Funtaztikidz Programs @ Thornton Arts and Culture Center
Jul 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Four groups will present free informational programs highlighting flamenco dancing, Irish dancing, invasive animal species, and raptors. Each one-hour program will include live music and demonstrations. All ages and abilities are welcome; audience participation is encouraged. 

  • July 17: Nature’s Educators. Learn about invasive animal species and how you can help protect native wildlife.
  • July 24: Hawk Quest. Discover the importance of hawks, owls, falcons and eagles. (Includes live demonstration of these raptors.) 

Info:    Visit ArtsThornton.com for additional details or call 720.977.5880.

Jul
18
Thu
Free Day @ Plains Conservation Center
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

This Aurora-based center helps students and adults grow their knowledge and appreciation of the prairie ecosystem and the cultural history of Colorado through a variety of educational programs managed by Denver Botanic Gardens. In cooperation with the City of Aurora.

Jul
19
Fri
Cheyenne Frontier Days
Jul 19 @ 10:00 am – Jul 28 @ 10:00 pm

Wyoming is proud of its “Wild West” history. While the number of the “Cowboy State’s” true cowpokes may be relatively small, every summer since 1897 Cheyenne and surrounding communities truly do enter a cowboy state of mind. That’s when about 3,000 volunteers pull their boots out of the closet, dust off their cowboy hats and come together with the help of many local sponsors to host the nation’s largest outdoor rodeo and western celebration, Cheyenne Frontier Days™ (CFD).

This year, the 123rd edition of the “Daddy of ‘em All®” returns on Friday, July 19. Nine days of rodeos sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) will run from Saturday, July 20, through CFD’s conclusion on Sunday, July 28. Rodeo events begin at 12:45 p.m. Nearly 1,500 contestants will be vying for a share of the more than $1 million in money and prizes, plus the prestige that comes from winning America’s best known rodeo. In the evenings, “Frontier Nights” will feature premier country and rock musical performers on the arena stage.

 

The Wienermobile @ Denver County Fair
Jul 19 @ 10:00 am – Jul 20 @ 5:00 pm

The iconic Oscar Mayer Wienermobile will make a stop at the Denver County Fair on Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20.  Fans of vehicles and hot dogs can take a photo with the Wienermobile and grab a Wiener Whistle.

Mile High Global Bazaar @ Skyline Park
Jul 19 @ 11:00 am – Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm
 
  • The Mile High Global Bazaar is a 3 day, annual celebration of international cultures, arts, crafts, merchandise, food, and music.
    The event will consist of exhibitors from around the globe representing a vast array of cultures and goods. Denver is home to more than 2 million people representing a vast array of cultures and countries from around the world.
    This popular event is an international celebration of global art, crafts, music, food & dance right in the center of the Rocky Mountains.
Denver County Fair @ National Western Complex
Jul 19 @ 12:00 pm – Jul 21 @ 9:00 pm

Join us for the Denver County Fair held at the National Western Complex! Carnival, competitions, goat yoga and more!

  • ImageFriday: 12:00 PM-9:00 PM; Saturday: 10:00 AM-9:00 PM; Sunday: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Slow Food Nations @ Larimer Square
Jul 19 @ 12:00 pm – Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm

Historic Larimer Square and Denver’s sunny, bluebird skies are the backdrops for the third annual Slow Food Nations. The festival launches with a Colorado-themed block party and wraps up with the Zero Waste Community Supper made with tasty, unused food ingredients from the weekend. What’s in between is just as impressive, with more than 100 cooking demonstrations, food tastings, family activities, block parties and talks centered around food that is clean, fair and good for all. Best of all, festival entry and numerous activities are totally free and select ticketed events start at $20. 

Honored guests Alice Waters and Ron Finley will be joined by headliners Drew Deckman, Kristen Essig, Caroline Glover, Sandor Katz, Adrian Miller, Kevin Mitchell, Davia Nelson, Urvashi Rangan, Steven Satterfield, Alex Seidel, Alon Shaya and Pierre Thiam in leading workshops, talks and demonstrations around this year’s theme “Where Tradition Meets Innovation.” 

Free Day @ Joy Park at the Children's Museum
Jul 19 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Dive-in Movie: The Little Mermaid @ Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park
Jul 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Dive-In Movies are shown in Island Kingdom Water Park every Friday night June 28 – August 2. The Water Park closes at 6pm with the exception of the Wave Pool, movies beginning around 7:30pm.

 

Movies are free with any park admission or Season Pass.

 

Plus, don’t miss a special visit from REAL mermaids at the movie! 

Jul
20
Sat
Lavendar Festival @ Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

More than 2,000 lavender plants set the scene for this family-friendly celebration of Chatfield Farms’ Lavender Garden.

 

Lavender products made by local growers and artisans are available for purchase.
Enjoy free demonstrations and live music.
Enjoy a variety of food, dessert and drink vendors, including lavender beer.
Educational programs on lavender and related topics are available for an additional charge and include admission to Lavender Festival. Seats are limited and advance registration is highly recommended.
Walk-ups for classes are welcome if the class is not sold out.
Tour Chatfield Farms–tours are free, however capped at 25 participants per tour.
Artists are present during the festival, creating and selling paintings and pottery.