Denver Events

Find Denver-area activities for kids in our event calendar!  

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. Send event information to themilehighmamas[at]

Denver Pet Expos – Amazing Pet Expos @ Denver Merchandise Mart
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – Aug 21 @ 4:00 pm

The Denver Amazing Pet Expo is the ultimate pet event! Check out tons of pet-friendly exhibitors and rescues, see live demos in positive-reinforcement obedience training, and let your pet take a spin with the latest pet sports! Learn about pet care & activism, great giveaways and prizes, amazing discounts on your favorite pet products, talent and costume contests, and fabulous retailers. Plus shopping, adoptions, free nail trims, low-cost vaccinations, agility and much more fun for the whole family! Admission is FREE! Bring your pet!

If you’re a pet guardian – or would love to be one – you’ll find everything you need under one roof, so you and your pet can Play, Shop, Learn, and Adopt in comfort.

The 7th annual Blue Shoe Run for Prostate Cancer @ The Urology Center of Colorado
Sep 10 @ 7:45 am

Run for your father, your husband, your brother, your friend. Run for you! Join The Urology Center of Colorado (TUCC) Foundation for the 7th annual Blue Shoe Run for Prostate Cancer, a 5K run/walk, 1.5-mile family walk and kids fun run on Saturday, September 10, 2016. All monies raised from The Blue Shoe Run benefit TUCC Foundation’s efforts to improve local prostate cancer screening, community education and research programs. More than $500,000 has been raised since 2010.

Be sure to stick around following each event for one of the best FREE post-race parties in Denver featuring an Alaskan Brewery beer garden, food and drinks, live music, prostate cancer survivor recognition, a robust silent auction, prizes and awards, educational booths and kids activities — including a giant inflatable slide!

FREE Belly Bliss Class @ Stanley Marketplace
Feb 27 – Mar 3 all-day

BIG NEWS! It’s another baby, really! Lauren Williams, owner of Belly Bliss, has expanded her motherhood brand and begun classes in Stapleton’s newly-opened Stanley Marketplace. Next week she is offering FREE classes for anyone interested.

Soccer star Neymar Jr’s Global Tournament Qualifier @ Northside Park
May 20 all-day

Neymar Jr’s Five, the world’s biggest five-a-side football tournament comes to Denver where the winners of the qualifier will advance to the US finals in Miami in June with the ultimate goal of earning a spot in the World Final at the Instituto Projeto Neymar Jr in Praia Grande, Brazil.

This year’s tournament is open to teams of five to seven players aged 18 to 25, and for the first time, two players over the age of 25 are allowed on the squad. Teams must sign up in advance to secure their spot at:

For the latest about Neymar Jr’s Five, follow @NeymarsJrFive and join the conversation with #NeymarJrsFive

Disney Pixar’s CARS 3 Road to the Races Nationwide Tour @ Alamo Drafthouse Cinema at Aspen Grove
May 27 @ 10:00 am – May 28 @ 4:00 pm

Disney∙Pixar’s CARS 3 Road to the Races Nationwide Tour is coming to Denver May 27-28 for two days only! Come see your favorite five-time Piston-Cup champion Lightning McQueen, tech-savvy trainer Cruz Ramirez and the sleek next-gen racer Jackson Storm at this free and open to the public event! From 10:00AM – 4:00PM Saturday, May 27 and 11:00AM – 4:00PM Sunday, May 28 stop by Alamo Drafthouse Cinema at Aspen Grove in Littleton to take a photo with the stars of CARS 3, see exclusive footage from the film and take part in a variety of CARS 3 themed activities and fun! #CARS3TourDenver

Meet in the Street @ 16th Street Mall
Jul 8 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Meet in the Street, funded by the Downtown Denver Business Improvement District, returns for a fourth year to offer residents and guests new experiences by transforming the Mall with activities ranging from expanded outdoor cafes and live music to fitness classes, cultural performances and more. Meet in the Street will take place Saturdays from July 8 through August 26. The ‘My 16th Street Prototyping Festival’ will also begin on July 8 with seven community-designed installations designed to engage and create a unique sense of place along the 16th Street Mall.

Beyond Type 1 Afternoon Picnic @ Infinity Park Event Center
Jul 16 @ 4:00 pm

The Beyond Type 1 Denver afternoon picnic will boast a live DJ, food trucks by Keenwah, Ba-nom-a-nom, and El Toro the Tot, and a cash bar with liquor, wine, and beer. There will also be a yoga class and numerous kids’ activities including a rock wall, bungee run, inflatable obstacle course, and plenty of lawn games! Join us as the local community comes together to celebrate with the 20 members of the Bike Beyond team.

VegFest Colorado @ Jefferson County Fairgrounds
Jul 22 – Jul 23 all-day

The 7th annual VegFest Colorado, a health and environmental fair, takes place July 22 and 23, 2017, offering activities for the whole family. The festival runs 10AM – 6PM Saturday and 10AM – 5PM Sunday at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 West 6th Avenue, Golden, CO 80401. Attendees will learn from world-renowned experts on health, diet, environmental and animal rights issues about the many advantages of embracing a plant-based lifestyle. Family friendly activities including speakers, cooking demos by nationally acclaimed chefs and cookbook authors, food sampling, exhibitors, food trucks and activities for children. Admission to VegFest: Adults, $10.00. Admission for children 16 and younger is free. Parking is free.

Science Day for Middle School Girls @ Anschutz Medical Campus, North Research Complex 1
Jul 29 all-day

The Anschutz WiSTEM group is hosting a Science Day for middle school girls on the Anschutz campus Saturday, July 29th. The event will run from approximately 10am-3pm. Activities will include a campus tour, making candy models of DNA, extracting DNA from strawberries, and an activity illustrating how disease spreads. Lunch will be provided! More details, including directions and parking information, will be sent out after sign up. Contact [email protected] for more information. Thank you!
Sign up link:

Fire Prevention Week free day @ Denver Firefighters Museum
Oct 14 all-day

A fun, family-friendly day at the Denver Firefighters Museum, celebrating Fire Prevention Week. Learn about fire safety and tour the historic Denver Firefighters Museum for free from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Special activities are open 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Evrē – a Unique Women’s Health and Fitness Event @ Pepsi Center
Oct 15 all-day

UCHealth is hosting a unique health and fitness day – entitled evrē (pronounced “every”) – designed by women for women. The all-encompassing health and fitness event will allow women to personalize their day, creating an itinerary of health and wellness experiences customized to each attendee, including informative health sessions, interactive fitness classes, and drop-in wellness offerings. Maria Menounos will keynote the event’s “Stories, Struggles & Success” forum.

A few of the must-try fitness classes offered on-site include NUFit® with fitness guru Natalie Uhling, a Pure Barre class and Sound Off™ Yoga, presented by lululuemon and taught by Dr. Christa Schwind.

In addition to fitness classes and informative learning sessions, the event includes complementary drop-in offerings such as UV facial scans, a Pilates demo station, fitness apparel, all-natural skincare, nutrition and hydration vendors, varicose vein screenings and chair massages.

In early 2017, UCHealth surveyed nearly 400 women throughout Colorado to gauge which health, wellness and fitness topics are most important to them. evrē was then designed to create a personalized experience for each attendee exploring issues that affect women on a daily basis, including topics such as heart health, skin issues and gynecological topics.


UCHealth will donate all registration fees to the Women’s Foundation of Colorado.

Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017
8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Pepsi Center
1000 Chopper Cir
Denver, CO 80204

About UCHealth
UCHealth is an innovative, nonprofit health system that delivers the highest quality medical care with an excellent patient experience. UCHealth combines Longs Peak Hospital, Memorial Hospital, Poudre Valley Hospital, Medical Center of the Rockies, UCHealth Medical Group, Broomfield Hospital, Grandview Hospital, Yampa Valley Medical Center and University of Colorado Hospital into an organization dedicated to health and providing unmatched patient care in the Rocky Mountain West. With more than 100 clinic locations, UCHealth pushes the boundaries of medicine, providing advanced treatments and clinical trials and improving health through innovation.


Piff the Magic Dragon @ Comedy Works South
Oct 27 @ 7:15 pm – Oct 29 @ 11:30 am

Think Larry David in a dragon suit performing jaw-dropping magic tricks, with the World’s First Magic Performing Chihuahua (Mr Piffles), that’s Piff the Magic Dragon! With over 40 million YouTube hits to his name, Piff has performed to fans all over the world. He stole the show on Penn & Teller: Fool Us and became the breakout star of season 10 of NBC’s America’s Got Talent. *All Ages Family Shows on Friday 7:15pm & Sunday 11:30am. Looking to dine before the show? Check out

Friday, October 27th 7:15pm*(All Ages Family Show) & 9:45pm
Sunday, October 29th 11:30am *(All Ages Family Show)

VIP TICKETS AVAILABLE! VIP tickets include a meet & greet where you can take a picture with Piff and Mr. Piffles that they will autograph. PLUS an item of Piff merchandise!

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