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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]

Trek or Treat Off the Street @ CU South Denver
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Trek or Treat off the Street and Family Fun Day are coming together to create a Halloween celebration with plenty of spooky surprises for children of all ages!

This event will feature a variety of activities including:
Creepy crawly crafts
Bounce house
Haunted cave
Learn about spooky science and the culture surrounding Dia de los Muertos!
Experiment with chemistry in our Laboratory of Illusions
Get an up-close look at decomposing foods
Learn about the adaptations of bats and other nocturnal animals
A special presentation of the charming, animated film Book of Life will be at 2 p.m. for an additional cost.

In honor of the greatest Halloween tradition, vendor booths will line the hallways, allowing guests to fill up their bags with candy and spooky toys in a safe, fun environment regardless of weather conditions.

In partnership with the CU Museum of Natural History at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Trek or Treat event tickets are just $5 for all (Museum Admission included).
Combo tickets include Trek or Treat event admission, Museum Admission plus a movie and are $12 for ages 3 – 59, $11.50 for seniors 60+, $9.50 for children 3 – 12 and children under 3 are free.

Annual Pass holders receive Trek or Treat event admission and Museum Admission for FREE. If Annual Pass holders would like to purchase movie tickets the cost is $7 for ages 3 – 59, $6.50 for seniors 60+ and $4.50 for children 3 -12.

Halloween Trail @ Barr Lake State Park
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Explore what goes bump in the night on a trick-or-treat trail. Finish with kids crafts and a face painter in the Nature Center. Hot cider and cookies too!

Learn about nocturnal animals and see live ones too!

Stop at each station along the trail to learn about what animals come out at night.

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303-659-6005 – Nature Center

Snowman Festival! @ Kids Row at the Village Boulder shopping center
Nov 30 all-day

• Announcing the 2016 Snowman Festival! A free, friendly and festive event for the whole family, presented by the merchants of Kids Row, located within the Boulder Village shopping center. Come sip hot coco and enjoy various crafts and activities including a snowman photo-booth. There will be special discounts offered by the Kids Row merchants, and a donation drive in support of There with Care, so you do not want to miss out!

Boogie Down! @ McNichols Civic Center Building
Dec 4 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Love great music but staying up till 2am sounds like torture? Come “Boogie Down” with the whole fam-dam-ily. See live music performances and learn to play with Swallow Hill’s Instrument Petting Zoo while we converse about civic topics of importance.

This month: A holiday sing-a-long with superstar musical acts Land Lines & BlueBook and a conversation on justice and how to stay connected to the community.

Denver Pavilions’ Holiday Carousel @ Denver Pavilions
Dec 9 – Dec 23 all-day

Create Memories for years to come at the Denver Pavilions beautiful downtown holiday carousel.

$3 per ride or FREE with voucher. Portion of proceeds benefit Food Bank of the Rockies.

11 am to 9pm 12/9/16 to 12/23/16

Family Fun Day: Iditarod @ CU South Denver
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am

This power-packed adventure brings together our beloved Family Fun Day with our action packed Iditarod Day! Get twice the experience for one great price at a day that has gone to the dogs!

As the annual long-distance Alaskan dog sled race begins, join us for a day all about dogs with activities including:
-Watch the live start of the last great race on Earth, the Iditarod dog sled race on our Giant Screen Movie Theater
-Learn about the race while visiting the different check-point stations and filling out the map for a prize!
-Get your picture taken with a live wolf courtesy of our friends at Colorado Wolf Adventures
-Participate in fun and intriguing canine related educational activities
-Get an up-close look at artifacts from Inuit peoples and explore how people living in Arctic climates survive in these environments.
-Step into Fiske Planetarium’s StarLab to discover how the dog racers use the night sky to navigate through the race.

In partnership with the CU Museum of Natural History and the Starlab Planetarium, courtesy of Fiske Planetarium at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Highlands Street Fair @ Highlands Square
Jun 3 all-day

The 35th Annual Highlands Street Fair will be held Saturday, June 3 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., with activities stretching from Julian St. to Perry St. along 32nd Ave. This quintessential summer event is a celebration for all ages, with three stages, a bike parade, slack-line instruction, kid’s art area, local vendors, beer garden, craft cocktails and more. One of Highlands Square’s largest events of the year, the Highlands Street Fair attracts Highlands Square residents, local Denverites and visitors to enjoy Highlands Square’s laid-back, family-friendly vibe. For more information visit

The Oddest Sea: Greek Gods and Giggles @ Chautauqua Picnic Shelter
Jun 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Odysseus learns the hard way that one shouldn’t anger Poseidon. Ten years after the fall of Troy, our hero is still unable to make it home where, unbeknownst to him, his wife is being courted by 108 suitors! Set sail up the trail with us and encounter gods and goddesses, a cyclops, a whirlpool, a sea-witch, and more in this humorous adaptation of the Greek classic that would please even Zeus himself.

Audience and actors meet at the Chautauqua Picnic Shelter and take a moderate hike on the Enchanted Mesa Trail while scenes from the play are performed along the way. Approximate length of the hike is two miles with an elevation gain of 400 feet.

Audience members are encouraged to bring camping chairs and/or blankets and mats to sit on while watching the scenes. Water, sunscreen and hats are suggested and comfortable walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing are strongly encouraged. In case of inclement weather, the performance will be held under the Picnic Shelter.

Buy early! Each hike is capped at low numbers and tends to sell out in advance.  Recommended for all ages.

PLAN Jeffco Summer Picnic in the Park @ Lookout Mountain Nature Center and Preserve
Aug 29 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

PLAN Jeffco celebrates its 45th Anniversary this summer, with a Summer Picnic In The Park that is free and open to the public on Tuesday, August 29 from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. All ages are invited to attend the celebration at Lookout Mountain Nature Center, located at 910 Colorow Rd. in Golden. Three guided hikes will be available for attendees, focusing on bird-watching, history and bio-diversity. Guests can pack their own picnics, or will be able to purchase BBQ, vegetarian cuisine and ice cream from gourmet food trucks on-site at the Nature Center, as well as hear remarks from Mary Ann Bonnell, Jefferson County Open Space Visitor Services Manager. Founded in 1972, PLAN Jeffco works to preserve and conserve key lands as open space, with a goal to provide citizens with enhanced quality of life. Advance registration is encouraged. For more information and to RSVP, visit

BOO-tiful VISTA 5K Run/Walk and Trunk or Treat Event @ Rocky Mountain Deaf School
Oct 29 all-day

A unique school is not far from you and they need your help! Rocky Mountain Deaf School (RMDS) is hosting their 2nd Annual Vista 5K Run and Walk event on Sunday, October 29, 2017. The 5K Vista Run is beautiful trail run on and near the RMDS campus at the Fehringer Ranch Park. Wear your costumes for a chance to win a prize! Stay after the race for a free hearty meal and for the Trunk or Treat event. Decorate your trunk and see the smiles on the kids and/or bring your kids for a fun and safe trick or treating experience!

Rocky Mountain Deaf School (RMDS) is a one of a kind non-profit Charter School located in the Jefferson County School District. We believe that deaf and hard of hearing students can and should succeed. Our bilingual learning environment recognizes the students’ distinct language and culture while promoting strong American Sign Language (ASL) and English literacy skills. Our school has a high performing educational program based on rigorous curriculum and research-based teaching strategies. We offer a wide range of programs from preschool through high school. The money raised from the event will directly benefit the students.

Come to the fundraiser either as a runner, walker, volunteer, sponsor, or as a visitor. You do not need to know someone, be part of the RMDS community or even know sign language to attend the amazing and unique 5K fundraiser! Everyone is welcome! In fact, there will be signs posted along the trail with ASL words so you can learn how to sign as you run or walk! This year, you will learn how to sign Halloween related words such as zombies, witches, etc! The 5K is timed so you can run or walk against your personal best time. My deaf son was 5 years old when he walked the entire 5K route in one hour. If he can do it, so can you!

Please register soon to get an early bird rate. The deadline to register online is on Oct. 29th at 5 PM. After this date, come on race day to register in person. Or just come to visit on Oct. 29th if that is what you prefer. We will have hearty meals for sale as well as hot chocolate and hot cider drinks. We also will have ASL playing cards for sale which may be a perfect holiday gift for someone!

We are also looking for more sponsors so please let me know if you can help with this.

Please go to the race webpage for more information:

Thank you and we hope to see you there!

Winter Fun Day @ Mount Vernon Canyon Club
Jan 20 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Bundle up for a fun afternoon of hay rides around the Mount Vernon Canyon Club grounds, lunch on the grill including burgers and brats, and a hot chocolate bar. Sledding and snow painting will commence if the weather allows. This all ages event is open to the public, giving non-members a rare opportunity to enjoy an afternoon with the entire family at MVCC’s beautiful Lookout Mountain location! Register in advance by calling 303-526-0616.

Bryan Kellen @ Comedy Works South at the Landmark
Jan 21 @ 2:00 pm

All Ages Family Show! Rubber-bodied and dynamically engaging, comedian Bryan Kellen has become an energetic, comedic powerhouse. Kellen’s been called “America’s Best Up-and-Coming Comedian” by the National Comedy Hall of Fame and Entertainment Business Journal named him one of the “Top 100 Comedians in the Country.” He has become the regular theater tour opener for television star and notable comedian George Lopez.