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]gmail.com.
The indoor event is part fun fair, part expo, part fun family outing. Kid can let loose in Nerf wars, giant hamster balls, foam sword duels, human bubble bowling, balance board activities and more while parents check out local and national vendors with everything from baby and kid items to family services – many with show-only discounts, free parenting magazines and more. Entertaining and educational stage presentations engage and inform the whole family. Best of all, kids under 12 are free and Adults are only $10 ($7 if you buy at the show website ahead of time + tkt fee) The Denver Kids Festival gives you all the tools for an easy and fun day for your family at the National Western Complex in Denver. www.DenverKidsFestival.com
DENVER KIDS FESTIVAL – SUNDAY, FATHER’S DAY, DAD’S AND GRANDDAD’S ARE FREE! If you have young kids, the Denver Kids Festival on Saturday & Sunday, June 18 & 19 (same show each day),10am-5pm at National Western Complex has all your needs covered. The indoor event is part fun fair, part expo, part fun family outing. Kids can let loose in Nerf wars, giant hamster balls, foam sword duels, human bubble bowling, balance board activities and more while parents check out local and national vendors with everything from baby and kid items to family services – many with show-only discounts, free parenting magazines and more. Entertaining and educational stage presentations engage and inform the whole family. Best of all, kids under 12 are free and Adults are only $10 ($7 if you buy at the show website ahead of time + tkt fee) The Denver Kids Festival gives you all the tools for an easy and fun day for your family at the National Western Complex in Denver. www.DenverKidsFestival.com
Enjoy pumpkin carving and painting, s’mores around the campfire, a good ol’ fashioned square dance, and more!
“Disney Junior at the Movies – Mickey’s BIG Celebration” is coming to a cinema near you! Come celebrate Mickey’s Birthday and be the first to see Mickey’s all new series Mickey and the Roadster Racers on the big screen. You can sing and dance along with all your Disney Junior favorites, so grab the wheel and join the fun! Attendees will also receive a $5 offer to the Disney Stores and a free e-book download, as well as other giveaways.
Be sure to check out Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, Daisy and your favorite Disney Junior pals as Fathom Events and Disney Junior present a special sneak peek of Mickey and the Roadster Racers in select movie theatres nationwide at this hot diggity racer-rific one-day event on Saturday, January 14th!
In this all-new series, Mickey and the gang now run a super-cool garage where they take care of their brand-new, transforming roadsters, as they get ready for races around Hot Dog Hills and around the world!
When they’re not on the road with Mickey competing for trophies, Minnie and Daisy run their own business, “The Happy Helpers”, solving problems for anyone needing a helping hand. Minnie’s skills know no limits and her style will still be as fashionable as ever.
Kids and families will be racing into local theaters to be a part of this fun and interactive experience designed especially for Disney Junior fans!
Fifth Annual Bald Eagle Festival! We’ll have crafts for the kids and a live raptor presentation that everyone will enjoy. We will shuttle guests on the Eagle Express to and from the gazebo. Kids can join a Naturalist for BuildIt Big!, constructing a life-sized replica of a Bald eagle nest. There will also be a guided hiked. The hike is three miles round trip. Lastly, join the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies for a presentation.
Please call the Nature Center to RSVP 303-659-6005.
Guided hike starts at 10am at the Nature Center.
Bald eagle presentation starts at 12pm at the Nature Center. Presentation by Nature’s Educators.
Eagle Express rides start at 10am and 1pm (RSVP required due to limited seating).
Kids crafts will be in the Nature Center from 10am to 4pm.
Build It Big! starts at 11am at the Nature Center.
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Tesoro’s Living History Experience will be hosted on the grounds of The Fort restaurant (19192 Hwy. 8, Morrison) and will feature engaging family-friendly activities, dynamic enrichment opportunities, and immersion into the past.
• Rotating theme weekends, including American Indian, Spanish Colonial and Western, with corresponding art, music, dancing, demonstrations and workshops.
• Special engagement events, including the 17th annual Powwow (June 3, 2017) and 1830s Rendezvous (September 16-17, 2017).
• Award-winning artists displaying, selling and demonstrating their work each weekend.
• Showings of “Shinin’ Times,” a film about the connections between Bent’s Old Fort and The Fort Restaurant, narrated by the late Sam Arnold, founder of The Fort; as well as Tesoro’s oral history films, including “Early Spanish Settlers of Colorado,” “The Utes,” and “The Kiowa People.”
• Historical interpreters dressed in period attire.
• Visitors can touch and examine historical objects and explore their stories at Tesoro’s Hands-On-History Cart.
Capitalizing on summer weekends, Tesoro’s Living History Experience will be open Friday-Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., starting June 2 and concluding October 15, 2017.
THE UNICORN FESTIVAL IS THE MOST MAGICAL EVENT OF THE SUMMER!
A celebration of the imagination and all things mythical, the Unicorn Festival is coming to Littleton’s Clement Park (7306 W Bowles Ave, Littleton, CO 80123) on Sunday, June 25th, 10am-6pm! The magical day will be filled with Unicorn rides, swimming Mermaids, meet and greets with beloved Princesses, wandering fairies, Quidditch matches and more! This is an enchanted event for the young and the young and heart, for families, cosplayers and anyone who loves imagination and fun! Interact with fairy tales and become part of the magic!
It’s a day full of interactive fun! You won’t want to miss:
• Princesses, Fairies, and Mermaids from Wands and Wishes
• Bounce Castles and an Enchanted Castle Labyrinth
• Sorting Ceremonies, Wizard Dueling and Quidditch
• Dancing Dragons from the Colorado Asian Cultural Heritage Center
• Face Painters
• Oracle Tarot Readers
• Enchanting Vendors
• Scrumptious food
Admission is just $10 for adults; $5 for kids under 12 and kids under 4 years old are free. Our MAGIC PASS wristband lets you skip lines, skip play tickets and sit up front at the main stage! Adults $24, kids $12 or a family pack for $60. Group discounts available for 10 or more.
Tickets available online: http://www.unicornfestivalcolorado.com/tickets.html
Parking is FREE!
Most events and activities are included in the admission price, but we have play tickets for our extra-special activities!
Presented by Dana Cain of Dana Cain Events and Michelle Baldwin of Frolic and Vamp, they dreamt up the Unicorn Festival while gushing over their mutual love of fantasy and fairy tales. As a child, Michelle was “obsessed with books about other worlds that were filled with magical creatures. Today I still love anything that brings me back to that place of pure imagination and my goal is to make the Unicorn Festival a place that will transport everyone, kids, and adults, to a land of fantasy and fun. I am sure that anyone who attends the Unicorn Festival will experience a wonderful feeling of love and magic that will inspire them to bring more creativity into their lives every day.” Dana’s goal is to “create an environment of inspiration, magic, and imagination that will make everyone feel great about life and the endless possibilities the world offers.”
Clement Park is a gorgeous lakeside park with an incredible view of the mountains, the perfect setting for a day of enchantment and fairy tales!
The Horseshoe Market is Denver’s premier indie craft vintage market and named Denver’s Best Flea Market Westword for four years! Established in 2010, the Horseshoe is your one-stop destination for all things handmade, vintage, art, and design.
Come to the most authentic Oktoberfest this side of the Rhine River! We have a little something for everyone. On August 25, join us for dinner starting at 5pm. We will have music by the Rhinelanders all the way until 11pm. We also plan to have dance performances and games for all.
August 26, We open at 11 am for lunch. A little later, the Alpine Echo will get your toes tapping. We will have dance performances, a bounce house for the kids, and plenty of food, beer and games for all ages. While our band may stop at 11pm, we will keep going if you are still dancing.
August 27: We again, open at 11 am for your after church lunch special. The bounce house is back for the kiddos, and the beer booth is open for moms and dads. The band will be the Austrian Connection and they play all the way until 6pm.
This year we have a special treat. Our cook will be the would famous Chef Neuhold serving up the traditional schnitzel, and melt in your mouth smoked salmon. Plus, we are putting in a BIG screen TV for all you sports fans.
Admission is $5 for 21+, $3 for 11-20, Free for kids 12 and under free.
Please visit www.tevedelweiss.org for more info and ticket specials.
A Taste of Colorado is a four-day, free admission festival produced by the Downtown Denver Partnership. The event takes place over Labor Day Weekend in Downtown Denver’s Civic Center Park. In addition to local and worldly cuisine, six music stages and shopping, there will be local artisans featured in the Arts & Crafts Marketplace, culinary demonstrations, and interactive activities, rides and games for kids. A Taste of Colorado is the ultimate end-of-summer opportunity for residents and visitors to experience the sounds, tastes, and sights of Colorado’s diverse cultural traditions and Western heritage. For more information, visit www.ATasteofColorado.com, check out A Taste of Colorado on Facebook, follow @ATasteofCO on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat and search #ATasteofCO, or call (303) 295-6330.
Join us in celebrating the sights, sounds and flavors of Italy during Festival Italiano at Belmar September 9 & 10, 2017! Festival Italiano at Belmar, a two-day event, celebrates Italian culture featuring the finest Italian food, wine, and artisan vendors, Balistreri Vineyard’s Children’s Grape Stomp, performances by the flag throwers from Florence, Italy, a free two-day open bocce tournament, and live entertainment on multiple stages, strolling performers + more! Plus, a portion of event sales benefit our non-profit partner, Project Angel Heart!
CherryArts Festival at Stanley, produced by the Cherry Creek Arts Festival, takes place at Stanley Marketplace, located on the border of Aurora and Stapleton at 2501 Dallas St., on September 15, 16 and 17 and will feature national art and local flavor.
On September 15, 16 and 17 the event is free and open to the public and will include a national juried art show with nearly 100 exhibiting artists in 13 categories, including ceramics, mixed media, digital art, photography, metalworks and drawing. For a complete list of participating artists, visit http://cherryartsstanley.org/exhibiting-artists/. In addition to the artists, visitors will enjoy children’s activities at Creation Station, interactive art installations, food trucks and live entertainment.