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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. 

Jun
1
Fri
Food Truck Rodeo @ Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn
Jun 1 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

11:00AM- 2:00PM

Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn
15151 E. Alameda Parkway
Aurora, CO 80012

Take a break from bagged lunches and have something extraordinary at the Food Truck Rodeo! The food trucks are here to serve up delicious eats and treats at the Aurora Municipal Center. Spend your lunch time break with us on our great lawn area while tasting some yummy food!

Ride the Light Rail Train!
Plan your ride – the RTD R Line is open! End your trip at the Aurora Metro Station as its just walking distance from our event site.

No dogs allowed, No glass bottles, No unlawful devices, No illegal substances, No open carry of firearms.

Jun
9
Sat
Buskers, Brews & BBQ @ Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn
Jun 9 all-day

Saturday, June 9
11a.m. – 6p.m.

Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn
15151 E Alameda Pkwy. Aurora, CO 80012

Expect your favorite local brews, a nationally sanctioned BBQ competition, and live entertainment from a variety of musicians and buskers (quirky street performers). Admission and parking are free! The annual event is scheduled for Saturday, June 9 from 11:00AM to 6:00PM.
Taste world-class BBQ by purchasing BBQ Bucks ($2 each) for a 2 ounce sample cup of meat. Teams in the competition area will accept your BBQ Bucks and hand you a delicious cut of meat. Redeem BBQ Bucks by 5 p.m.
Ride the Light Rail Train!
Plan your ride – the RTD R Line is open! End your trip at the Aurora Metro Station as its just walking distance from our event site.
No dogs allowed. No glass bottles. No unlawful devices. No illegal substances. No open carry of firearms.
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For more information, www.auroragov.org/bbq

The Little Mermaid, a Story Ballet @ Dairy Arts Center
Jun 9 @ 2:00 pm

Danse Etoile’s beautiful new ballet will re-imagine the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale and take you on a journey beneath the waves, with original music score created by Composer Bruce Klepper alongside a mix of contemporary and classical music. Performances are June 8th at 7:30 p.m. and June 9th at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Jun
10
Sun
Open Adventure Day @ Colorado Adventure Point
Jun 10 all-day

Come see what Colorado Adventure Point is all about! And what better way to do that than by coming to Open Adventure Day!
Start your day on the Rock Climbing wall as your plan your trek up the wall to ring the bell at the top. Then spend some time at the Archery Range where you’ll keep the target in your sights. How about some Leatherworking or Blacksmithing? This is your opportunity to try something new!
Cost for Open Adventure is only $10 per person. There is no age limit! Kids – bring your parents!
Open Adventure Days do have a minimum number of 5 participants to run so please, reserve your spot well in advance! Better yet, grab the whole family and come on over!

Jul
4
Wed
4th of July Spectacular @ Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn
Jul 4 all-day

The city of Aurora, Colorado will celebrate the 4th of July Spectacular and Independence Day with a fireworks show that will lit up the night sky. The Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn will feature dance worthy live music, delicious food and a fireworks display revered as one of the best in Colorado. The event opens to the public at 6:00PM with live entertainment. Fireworks start at 9:30PM.

Ride the Light Rail Train!
Plan your ride – the RTD R Line is open! End your trip at the Aurora Metro Station as its just walking distance from our event site.

No dogs allowed, No glass bottles, No unlawful devices, No illegal substances, No open carry of firearms, No fireworks.

Jul
20
Fri
Food Truck Rodeo @ Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn
Jul 20 @ 11:00 pm – 11:00 pm

11:00AM- 2:00PM

Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn
15151 E. Alameda Parkway
Aurora, CO 80012

Take a break from bagged lunches and have something extraordinary at the Food Truck Rodeo! The food trucks are here to serve up delicious eats and treats at the Aurora Municipal Center. Spend your lunch time break with us on our great lawn area while tasting some yummy food!

Ride the Light Rail Train!
Plan your ride – the RTD R Line is open! End your trip at the Aurora Metro Station as its just walking distance from our event site.

No dogs allowed, No glass bottles, No unlawful devices, No illegal substances, No open carry of firearms.

Aug
10
Fri
Food Truck Rodeo @ Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn
Aug 10 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

11:00AM- 2:00PM

Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn
15151 E. Alameda Parkway
Aurora, CO 80012

Take a break from bagged lunches and have something extraordinary at the Food Truck Rodeo! The food trucks are here to serve up delicious eats and treats at the Aurora Municipal Center. Spend your lunch time break with us on our great lawn area while tasting some yummy food!

Ride the Light Rail Train!
Plan your ride – the RTD R Line is open! End your trip at the Aurora Metro Station as its just walking distance from our event site.

No dogs allowed, No glass bottles, No unlawful devices, No illegal substances, No open carry of firearms.

Aug
17
Fri
Velorama Festival @ Coors Field Parking Lot A
Aug 17 – Aug 18 all-day

The Coors Field Parking lot A in RiNo Art District will become a three-day street party celebrating biking culture in Colorado. Daily family-friendly festivities include participant rides, kids zones, a bike and lifestyle expo with 50+ exhibitors, local food, fun games, after parties and more. Kids 10+ under will be free! Sunday will be a family focused day. Stay tuned to our social channels for more information about headlining bands, events and more. @veloramafest

Aug
18
Sat
Global Fest @ Aurora Municipal Center
Aug 18 all-day

Saturday, August 18, 2018
11AM – 6PM

Celebrating its 5th year, Global Fest is an annual gathering that engages and infuses culture and community. The event features a Parade of Nations, Fashion Show, 30+ Local Vendors and Globally inspired food vendors. With over 170 languages spoken in our municipality this festival provides a unique opportunity for our community to become one.

Aurora R-Line is now open!
Don’t want to drive or mess with event parking? Our RTD R-Line is now open! Get dropped off at the Aurora Metro Station as its just walking distance from our event site.

Bags are subject to inspection at Global Fest. No dogs allowed. No alcohol allowed. No glass bottles. No unlawful devices. No illegal substances. No unauthorized sound amplification devices. No open carry of firearms.

Dec
4
Tue
City of Aurora Holiday Tree Lighting @ Aurora Municipal Center
Dec 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Aurora Municipal Center
15151 E. Alameda Parkway
Aurora, CO 80012

The Holiday Tree Lighting is a night full of fun! The evening highlights the sights, sounds and tastes of the holiday season! Our annual event features:

• Snack on seasonal treats
• Live musical and dance performances
• A special visit from Santa Claus
• View the spectacular outdoor lights display
• Appearances by North Pole Elves and Olaf from Frozen
The magical display of lights turns on as we welcome our special visitor from the North Pole at 5:45 p.m.

Aurora R-Line is now open!
Don’t want to drive? Our RTD R-Line is now open! Get dropped off at the Aurora Metro Station as its just walking distance from our event site.

No dogs allowed, No glass bottles, No unlawful devices, No illegal substances, No open carry of firearms.

For more information, contact Josh Sturm at 303.739.7182 or jsturm@auroragov.org.