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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. 

Colorado Ballet’s The Nutcracker @ Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Nov 25 @ 1:00 pm – Dec 24 @ 2:00 pm

Recently recognized as the best-loved Nutcracker in the U.S., Colorado Ballet’s holiday classic The Nutcracker features timeless choreography paired with Tchaikovsky’s extraordinary arrangement performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. For nearly 60 years, Colorado Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker has delighted sold-out audiences. Find out what makes this ballet so enchanting by experiencing the tradition, humor, and holiday magic of this seasonal performance. This ballet is great for children ages 5 and up. Total run time is 1 hour and 50 minutes and that includes one intermission.

Romeo and Juliet @ Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Feb 16 @ 7:30 pm – Feb 25 @ 4:30 pm

In the spring, Colorado Ballet presents the Shakespearean love story Romeo and Juliet. This romantic ballet will take your breath away with extraordinary choreography by Derek Deane, exceptional acting an artistry by the dancers, and a phenomenal musical score by Sergei Prokofiev, performed by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. From the energetic crowd scenes, to the famous balcony scene featuring the star-crossed lovers, we’ll bring the story of Romeo and Juliet to life. This ballet is recommended for ages 6th grade and up.

Ballet Director’s Choice @ June Swaner Gates Concert Hall at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 30 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 1 @ 4:00 pm

Colorado Ballet will close out its season with a collection of ballets in Ballet Director’s Choice, which includes Pillar of Fire by choreographer Antony Tudor with music by Arnold Schoenberg, Brief Fling by choreographer Twyla Tharp with music by Michel Colombier and Percy Grainger, and a third work to be announced. Pillar of Fire is made possible through a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.