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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. 

Cars and Coffee @ Gateway Classic Cars of Denver
Jan 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

So far we have had some great turnouts, but we want to keep on growing! Hang out with Gateway Classic Cars on the last Saturday of every month for Cars & Coffee! Enjoy delicious donuts, coffee, & all or our newest arrivals! No Admission fee and kid friendly. All makes and models are welcome to cruise in and if you dont have a cruiser we still want you and your family to come.

250+ classics & exotics!

Early Literacy Event @ Aspen Academy
Feb 10 all-day

Drop in and play, sing, read, write and talk at activity stations throughout the library. Families with young children (birth to age 7) enjoy interactive early literacy activities and take home crafts and great prizes as well as new ideas for family fun. Each station included special activities for babies.

Early Literacy: What children know about reading and writing before they actually read or write.

Denver’s Children’s Festival of Stories @ McNichols Building
Mar 17 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

This premiere event is a collaborative creation between Second Star to the Right children’s bookstore and Denver Arts & Venues cultural program. This day-long FREE public event features 30 national local children’s books authors and illustrators of board books, picture books, chapter books and middle grade novels. Featured presenters will offer storytimes, readings, illustration demonstrations, book signings and book-themed crafts. Unique creation stations and children’s performers will engage the whole family in reading fun! Additional events for educators, aspiring children’s book creators and librarians are also part of this event.

The inaugural Denver’s Children’s Festival of Stories will be held in Denver’s original public library now known as the McNichols Civic Center building in Civic Center Park on Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 9:00am-4:00pm. Admission is FREE.​

Authors & illustrators will share stories, meet young readers and sign books!

Book-themed crafts accompany storytimes

A World of Workshops that will spark the imagination of creators of all ages

Tween Connect offers middle school readers opportunities to hang with their favorite authors

Performers will bring stories to life on stage through theatrics and music

Special guest star readings from Denver’s well-known community members

​Children’s Festival of Stories will also include an Evening of Story for sponsored educators and librarians to meet featured presenters. A day of panels and workshops for educators, writers & illustrators of children’s books to learn from our invited presenters will also be offered through this event.

SCFD Community Free Days @ Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Jun 3 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Free day at DMNS! A fee still applies to IMAX films, Planetarium shows, and temporary exhibitions. Reservations and amenities (lunchroom, coat and lunch storage, bus drop off, etc.) for school groups are not available on SCFD Community Free Days.