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Free and Cheap in Denver!

 

2014 FREE & CHEAP HAPPENINGS IN METRO DENVER

By Deahna Visscher email: Deahna_Visscher@yahoo.com

This list is created annually in May

Created: May 23, 2014

 

CONCERTS (alphabetical by city)

 

Arvada Apex Park and Rec. District Concert Series- Thursday nights June 26- July 31 7-8:30pm

http://apexprd.org/2014-apex-prd-free-summer-concert-series-arvada

Questions – call 303-425-9583

McIlvoy Park, 5750 Upham St

June 26 – PJ Zahn – Rock, Funk, R&B
July 10 – 101st Army Band – Centennial Wind Ensemble *Food Drive: Collecting canned goods for the Arvada Food Bank.
July 17 – Katie Glassman and Snapshot – Country, Western Swing
July 24 – Mile High Wind Machine – Big Band
July 31 – Deja Blu – Variety Dance Band

 

Arvada 2nd Saturday Street Festival June to Augut  4:30pm to 10:00pm

http://historicarvada.org/

Note- webstite was not updated when the list was created.

 

Arvada- Blues and BBQ Music and Art Festival- June 13, 2014

http://www.bluesnbbq.com/

The Duke Street Kings’ 17th annual Blues and BBQ for Better Housing Block party.  Over the last 16 years this festival has donated over $100,000 towards building homes for families in need.

 

Aurora Concert Series- June 20 to August 1 Thursdays 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

https://www.auroragov.org/ThingsToDo/Events/AuroraSummerConcerts/index.htm

Aurora’s FREE evening summer concert series, is held in various Aurora parks.  Select from a wide variety of music from pop to big band swing. Bring a picnic dinner or purchase dinner from an on-site food vendor, receive a free balloon, and join the fun.

For weather cancellations, call 303-344-1500 after 3 p.m. the day of the concert.

June 19- Country Rock: Buckstein at Utah Park

June 26- Big Band Swing: Dean Bushnell Orchestra at Bicentennial Park

July 10- High Energy R&B/Rock & Contemporary Hits: Phat Daddy at Utah Park

July 17- Roots Rock and Roll: Chris Daniels & the Kings at Utah Park

July 24- Blues, Jazz & R&B: Hazel Miller at Meadowood Park

July 31- Pop Rock Variety Dance Mix: Raising Cain at Meadowood Park

August 7- Ultimate Live Beatles Experience: FourEver Fab at Aurora Municipal Center

Park Locations
Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn: 15151 E Alameda Parkway: West of Chambers on Alameda
Bicentennial Park, 13655 E. Alameda Av.: Alameda and Potomac (enter the parking lot from Alameda)
Meadowood Park, 3054 S. Laredo St.: Dartmouth and Laredo
Utah Park, 1800 S. Peoria St.: Peoria and Mexico

Food vendors: 

June 19, Noodles & Company - Fitzsimons Village
June 26, Atlanta Bread Company - Aurora City Place
July 10, Legend of Aurora Sports Grill
July 17, McAlister's Deli
July 24, Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q
July 31, Dickey's Barbeque Pit - Gardens on Havana
August 7, L&L Hawaiian BBQ - Aurora City Place
Cold Stone Creamery will be at all concerts!

 

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Aurora Sounds of Southlands- Thursdays June 5- August 28 at 6pm

http://www.shopsouthlands.com

Join us for a night of free entertainment with the Sounds of Southlands Concert Series held in Town Square from 6:00pm – 8:00pm!
Bring a blanket, bring your pet…and don’t forget your dancin’ shoes!
Southlands Town Square 6155 S. Main Street, E-470 and Smoky Hill Road Aurora , CO 80015

June 5– Phat Daddy- variety dance music

June 12- 6 Million Dollar Band – the ultimate 80’s experience

June 19- Dotsero- jazz

June 26- Chris Daniels & the Kings- Great R&B Horn band

Juy 3- Chase ‘n the Dream- variety dance music

July 10- Kory Brunson Band- rockin’ country

July 17- That Eighties Band- 80’s Pop and New Wave

July 24- The Long Run- tribute band to the Eagles

July 31- Margarita Brothers Band- beach and party music

August 7- Tunisia- a bit of everything

August 14- Message in a Bottle- Police tribute band

August 21- Face- all vocal rock band

August 28- Southlands Rock ‘N Roll All Star Jam- rock and roll

 

Boulders Downtown Bands on the Bricks- June 11 to August 13 from 7-9pm

http://www.boulderdowntown.com/events/bands-on-the-bricks

From oldies to alternative and everything in between, Bands on the Bricks is Boulder County's premiere outdoor summer concert series taking place in the heart of the city on the bricks of the one-and-only Pearl Street Mall.   A not-to-be-missed summer tradition with 10 weeks of free concerts. Enjoy performances from the best local musicians along the front range while dancing under the stars.  Featuring an outdoor beer/wine/margarita garden starting at 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday night, featuring Rio Margarita's and a new local brewery every three weeks.

June 11      The Samples
June 18       Hazel Miller Band
June 25       Mountain Standard Time
July 2          Soul School
July 9          The JV3
July 16        The Tripping Griswolds
July 23        Fort Frances
July 30        The Country Music Project
August 6     The Goonies
August 13    Euforquestra

 

 

 

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Boulders Twenty Ninth Street LIVE! 7:00 to 10:00 pm

 

http://www.twentyninthstreet.com/Events/Details/205321?startDate=6%2F7%2F2014

Twenty Ninth Street LIVE is returning for another great year of dancing, live music, food trucks and local brew!. Don't miss being here every Saturday from 7-10pm June through August. Bring your dancing shoes and chairs! 

1710 29th Street Boulder, CO 80301 (303) 444-0722
6/07     Boogie Machine
6/14     Chase N The Dream
6/21     Soul school
6/28     Hazel Miller
7/05     The Nacho Men
7/12     Face
7/19     Thumpin
7/26     Chris Daniels & The Kings
8/02     The Tripping Griswolds
8/09     Phat Daddy
8/16     That Eighties Band
8/23     Funkiphino
8/30     Blackwater

 

Broomfield- Summer Sundays at Brunner Farmhouse Jun 8 to August 11 4pm to 8pm

www.ArtsInBroomfield.org

Family Entertainment

Located at Main St. & Midway Blvd.In Broomfield

Office: 303-460-6800

June 8- Southern Exposure- contemporary bluegrass, western swing, Cajun and more

July 13- Skanson & Hansen

August 10- Metroplitian Jazz Orchestra

 

 

 

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Broomfield The Orchard Town Center Every – June 6- Sept 27 Friday and Saturdays 6:30 to 8:30pm

http://www.theorchardtowncenter.com/ or http://www.theorchardtowncenter.com/events?CFID=289338581&CFTOKEN=70728481

Bring your lawn chairs and come listen to LIVE music on Orchard's Town Square every Friday from 6-8pm, all summer long!

14697 Delaware St. Suite #850, Westminster, CO 80023
Phone:  303-450-8610

Fridays & Saturdays - 34 different shows! 6:30pm – 8:30pm
June – September

Bring your lawn chairs down to The Orchard and listen to Colorado’s favorite bands perform everything from pop and rock to R&B, jazz and country.  Free for the whole family!

Friday, June 6, 2014   FACE
Saturday, June 7, 2014  SOUL SCHOOL
Friday, June 13, 2014  KORY BRUNSON BAND
Saturday, June 14, 2014  MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
Friday, June 20, 2014  PHAT DADDY
Saturday, June 21, 2014  FAB 4
Friday, June 27, 2014  TUNISIA
Saturday, June 28, 2014  DOTSERO
Friday, July 4, 2014   NACHO MEN
Saturday, July 5, 2014  CHRIS DANIELS BAND
Friday, July 11, 2014  ROCKSLIDE
Saturday, July 12, 2014  UNDER A BLOOD RED SKY
Friday, July 18, 2014  THAT EIGHTIES BAND
Saturday, July 19, 2014  17TH AVENUE ALL STARS
Friday, July 25, 2014  MARGARITA BROTHERS
Saturday, July 26, 2014  HAZEL MILLER
Friday, August 1, 2014  SOUL X
Saturday, August 2, 2014  FOUREVER FAB
Friday, August 8, 2014  SOUL SCHOOL
Saturday, August 9, 2014  CHASE N' THE DREAM
Friday, August 15, 2014  HONKY TONK VOODOO
Saturday, August 16, 2014  HOT LUNCH
Friday, August 22, 2014  MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
Saturday, August 23, 2014  LONG RUN - ‘Eagles’ Greatest Hits’
Friday, August 29, 2014  CHRIS DANIELS BAND
Saturday, August 30, 2014  NEW SENSATION
Friday, September 5, 2014  ORCHARD ALL STAR JAM
Saturday, September 6, 2014  MARGARITA BROTHERS
Friday, September 12, 2014  DOTSERO
Saturday, September 13, 2014 KORY BRUNSON
Friday, September 19, 2014  LONG RUN – ‘Hotel California Tribute’
Saturday, September 20, 2014 THAT EIGHTIES BAND
Friday, September 26, 2014  6 MILLION $ BAND
Saturday, September 27, 2014 DR. KOOL AND THE DISCO FEVER DIVAS

 

Centernnial- June 7 Summer Blast off- Experiencing the Eagles 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

http://www.centennialco.gov

Centennial Center Park, 13050 E. Peakview Ave.
Come kick off your summer and celebrate the grand opening of the improved amphitheater with a free concert featuring the amazing Eagles tribute band The Long Run: Experience the Eagles, local favorite Katey Laurel and the Aurora School of Rock.  Live music, pyrotechnics, children’s activities and great food are just some of the things you will find at this event.  Be sure you don't miss out on this summer launch!

 

CONCERTS (alphabetical by city) continued:

 

Centennial- August 9- Centennial Under the Stars Concert 6:00pm to 10:00pm

http://www.centennialco.gov

Centennial Center Park, 13050 E. Peakview Ave.

This year’s event features live music from DSB: America's Favorite Tribute to Journey and returning local favorite Rachel and the Kings, great food, family activities and a special evening Centennial Farmers and Artisans Market. The event will end with a dazzling laser light show that you won’t want to miss!

 

Colorado Springs “Banning Lewis Ranch” Summer Concert Series- June 5 to August 7 6:30-8:00pm

http://www.skylineusa.com/banning_concert_series.asp

June 5- The Nacho Men

July 3- Walker Williams Band

August 7- Chase ‘N the Dream

 

Conifer- Music at Meyer’s Ranch

http://www.musicatmeyersranch.com/

9234 Eagle Cliff Rd just south of conifer King Soopers- entrance behind Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church

May 29- Aspen Hourglass and Trebelos

June 12- Mary Louise Lee Band and Tunisia

June 26- Boo Daddyd and Dakota Blonde

July 10- Red Hot Blues Catz and Kamikaze Klones

July 24- Point Blank and Something Underground

August 7- Midnight Flyer and Shake Down Street

 

Denver- Cherry Creek North- Summer Tunes on the plaza June-August

www.cherrycreeknorth.com or http://cherrycreeknorth.com/events/info/signature-events

June 15- Symphone Social

July 13- Trout Steak Revival on the Creek

August 10- Film on Filmore- Pitch Perfect

 

Denver CITY PARK JAZZ SCHEDULE Sunday nights at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 1 to August 4

http://cityparkjazz.org/calendar

June 1- Hazel Miller

June 8- The Lynn Baker Quartet

June 15- Ritmo Jazz Latino

June 22- Tribute to Freddy Rodriquez

June 29- Gumbo Le Funque

July 6- SuCh

July 13- The Dave Watts Ensemble of Deepness

July 20- The Dexter Payne Quintet

July 27- Dan Tranor’s Afrosippi Band featuring Erica Brown & Merrian Johnson

August 3- Chis Daniels & The Kings with Freddi Gowdy

 

Denver- South Pearl Street Summer Music Festival- June 8 and August http://www.southpearlstreet.com/events.html

What happens when you mix a warm summer afternoon, ice-cold draft beer, and some fun, funky music? You get the South Pearl Street Music Festivals. Inaugurated in 2007, the brainchild of a South Pearl Street merchant, the first Blues & Brews debuted on August 11th on the 1200 block of South Pearl Street.

The street was closed and featured a stage at the northern end of the block and farmers market vendors, craft beer brewers, and some local blues bands rocked into the night. Hoping to attract 1,000 people and not to lose too much money, the event was a huge success with more than 5,000 people on the street and–like any great party–a last minute beer run! The first year’s success encouraged the merchants to add a second event, dubbed BrewGrass.
June 14 - BrewGrass

August 9- Blues and Brews

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Denver Music at Rock Bottom Summer Concert Series Fridays starting June 6-August 1 7:00pm

http://www.rockbottom.com/locations/denver-downtown/beers

1001 16th St #A-100, 303.534.7616

Music at the Bottom - Every Friday on the Patio
Doors open at 5pm - Bands on Stage at 7pm
June 6th: Harmonious Junk
June 13th: Funkiphino
June 20th: Soul School
June 27th: Moses Jones Band
July 11th: Wonderlic
July 18th: The Champions
July 25th: Eldren
August 1st: Jakarta
 

Denver- Stapleton- Founders Green Concerts –Saturdays June - September

http://community.stapletondenver.com/community/

http://community.stapletondenver.com/community/whats-happening/movies-markets-more

Note: website was not updated when list was created.  Check website for details.

 

Denver- Swallow Hill’s Concerts (pay concerts)

www.swallowhill.com

Check the above website for concert details and schedule

 

Englewood City Center Amphitheater Thursday Evenings at 6:30 pm June 12 to August 7
http://www.englewoodgov.org/englewood-happenings/sounds-of-summer-concerts

(at the base of the light rail bridge at 1000 Englewood Parkway)

In the event of inclement weather, call the Activity Status Line at 303-762-2598 for notice of cancellation or postponement.   The Sounds of Summer Concerts are sponsored in part by the Scientific Cultural and Facilities District. 

June 12- Michael Aldridge- modern rock

June 19- Runaway Express- folk and bluegrass

June 26- Four Ever Fab- Beatles Tribute Band

July 10- Papa Juke- blues

July 17- Raising Cain- classic and modern rock, 80’s rock and pop

July 24- Unforgettable- dance band 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s

July 31- The Jersey’s- beach and classic rock

August 7- Buckner Funkenjazz- old school funk and jazz

 

Evergreen Lake 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 4- August 27

www.evergreenlakepresents.com

All concerts are at the Evergreen Lake House Park

June 4- My Body Sings Electric and Evergreen School of Music

June 18- Jon Wayne and the Pain & Joe Bye

July 2- Young Ancients and The Moosemen

July 16- Trout Streak Revival and the Rhubarb Project

July 30- Katie Glassman and Snapshot & Windup Monkeys

August 13- Open Space and Laura Meyer

August 27- Highway 55 and Katey Laurel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONCERTS (alphabetical by city) continued:

 

Green Valley Ranch Amphitheater All shows are on Wednesdays, July 4-30, 7-8:30 p.m. (except July 4 -- see below)

http://www.skylineusa.com/oakwood_concert_series.asp

Oakwood Homes presents its Summer Concert Series at the Green Valley Ranch Amphitheater located at 4890 Argonne Way. Bring your family and a picnic dinner, or purchase your food and drinks at the show.

Directions to Oakwood:  I-70 East to Pena Blvd. toward Denver Int’l Airport.  Take exit 1B for Green Valley Ranch BlvdTurn right at E 48th Ave/Green Valley Ranch BlvdTurn left at Tower RdTurn right at E 49th AveSlight right at Argonne Way.

July 4- Chase ‘N the Dream: Motown-  Friday, 8:00pm to 9:30pm

July 9- The Mood Express: latin pop

July 16- Pulse- top 40 variety band

July 23- Walker Williams Band- top 40 country

July 30- Phat Daddy- funk and motown

 

Greenwood village CONCERTS At THE cRESCENT All shows Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. June 3 to July 29

http://www.greenwoodvillage.com

Goldsmith Metropolitan District and DTC/Meridian Shea Properties present free concerts at the Crescent Amphitheater, 8350 East Crescent Parkway (directly behind Yia Yia's Euro Cafe, Belleview at DTC Blvd.) Bring your family and a picnic dinner if you like. Dogs and other pets are not permitted. Free parking is available at the Crescent Amphitheater.  Concerts are open to the public and subject to rescheduling in the event of bad weather. Free parking is available. Pets are not permitted on the grounds. Park opens at 5pm

June 3- Chris Daniels & the Kings- R&B horn

June 10- Jersey Shore- beach sound from the 50’s

June 17- Steve Manshel Band- rock

June 24- Phat Daddy- top 40

July 1- Forever In Blue Jeans- Neil Diamond tribute band

July 8- Triple Nickel- top 40

July 15- Tunisia- groove music

July 22- The Long Run – Eagles tribute band

July 29- Soul X- top 40 R&B and motown

 

Greely Garden Theatre Concerts Under the Stars Tuesdays at 8 p.m. from July 8 to July 29

http://www.arts.unco.edu/calendar/concerts.html

Garden Theatre: 10th Ave at 18th St in Greeley

Bring your family, friends, and neighbors to enjoy the fine music and fellowship that has always characterized the UNC summer music series.   Classical and Jazz music.

July 8

July 15

July 22

July 29

 

Highlands Ranch- Highlands Ranch Concert Band

http://hrconcertband.org

Civic Green Park 9370 Ridgeline Blvd Highlands Ranch 80129

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONCERTS (alphabetical by city) continued:

 

Lakewood – Belmar Music on the Plaza Fri and Sat June 6- August 30
http://www.belmarcolorado.com/events.php#

408 South Teller Street  Lakewood  Colorado  80226 

Friends, food, patio seating and live outdoor music are the makings of your best Colorado summer close to home-- in Belmar. And, one of the easiest summer getaways is an evening at Belmar’s Music on The Plaza summer concert series launching the 10th season on June 6, 2014 with free live music continuing on Friday nights and Saturday afternoons through August 2014. 
June 6-August 30, 2014 
Fridays (6 p.m. to 8 p.m.) 
Saturdays (2 p.m. to 4 p.m.)

 

Lakewood Sounds Exciting Summer Concert Series  - pay concert series

 

http://www.lakewood.org/summerconcerts/

Lakewood Heritage Center – 801 S. Yarrow St. - Wadsworth Blvd. and Ohio Ave

Check website for schedule and prices

 

Littleton Foothills Community Concert Series (various dates)

http://www.ifoothills.org/summer_concerts.asp

Grant Family Amphitheater in Clement Park at Wadsworth and Bowles in Littleton

Celebrating 24 years of FREE entertainment! Foothills Park & Recreation District is proud to offer the FREE Foothills Community Entertainment to our District residents and South Jefferson County residents. This outdoor series of concerts and theatre performances incorporates community collaborations and grant funded performances which are free, open to the public and family friendly

 

JUNE concerts

 

Thursday, 5th

 

7-8:30 p.m.

 

My Blue Sky - Tribute to the Allman Brothers Music

 

Thursday, 12th

 

7-8:30 p.m.

 

Party of Peasants - Bluegrass

 

Thursday, 19th

 

7-8:30 p.m.

 

Moors & McCumber - Americana/ Blues

 

Saturday, 21st

 

6-8 p.m.

 

Battle of the Bands

 

Thursday, 26th

 

7-8:30 p.m.

 

Littleton Drum Studio Local Showcase

 

JULY concerts

 

Thursday, 3rd

 

5-10 p.m.

 

RED, WHITE & YOU featuring:

 

 

 

 

    Black Water - Rockin' Tribute to the Doobie Brothers

 

Thursday, 17th

 

7-8:30 p.m.

 

Mom's Kitchen - A Tribute to Widespread Panic

 

Thursday, 24th

 

7-8:30 p.m.

 

Littleton Conservatory of Rock

 

Saturday, 26th

 

6-9 p.m.

 

Denver Municipal Band Wind Festival "Cannon Concert"

 

Thursday, 31st

 

7-8:30 p.m.

 

Soul Sacrifice - A Santana Tribute

AUGUST concert

 

 

Thursday, 7th

 

7-8:30 p.m.

 

Opener: Winner of the 2014 Battle of the Bands

 

 

 

 

Headliner: Divide Zero - Winner, 2013 Battle of the Bands

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONCERTS (alphabetical by city) continued:

 

Littleton Historic Museum Concert Series Wednesdays 7-8 pm June 4 to July 31

http://www.littletongov.org

Littleton Historic Museum - 6028 S Gallup St. in Littleton

June 4- Denver and District Pipe Band

June 11- Michael Friedman Jazz Quintet

June 18- Face

June 25- Lois Lane and The Super Cowboy Band

July 2- Reveille 3

July 9- Acoustic Eidolon

July 16- Jon Chandler Trio

July 23- The Constant Tourists

July 30- 101st Army Dixieland Band

 

Littleton Hudson Gardens Summer Concert Series

www.hudsongardens.org

Throughout the summer; dates and times vary – check website for details

Hudson Gardens – 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive in Littleton

Tickers for sale on website

 

Lone Tree Summer Concerts Saturday June 14 and August 2

http://cityoflonetree.com/?nid=459

Bring the entire family for a free night of fun and music in Sweetwater Park (Yosemite and Maximus Dr).  Don’t forget your blankets, dancing shoes and friends to take part in this three event summer concert series.  Enjoy onsite concessions, face painters, clowns, airbrush artists, balloonists, caricature artists and Passport to Culture activities for kids.  Handicap parking is available at the Lone Tree Civic Center, 8527 Lone Tree Parkway, or the Lone Tree Library, 8827 Lone Tree Parkway

June 14- BoDeans- top 40

August 2- Moses Jones Band

 

Longmont Concerts at the Museum 6:30 to 8:00pm, June 25 to August 13

http://www.longmontmuseum.org/events/concerts/

Concerts are held outdoors in the Museum's courtyard, with seating on the grass. Pets and alcohol are not allowed. All concerts are free.

June 25, 6:30 - 8 pm- Colcannon

The Museum's summer concert series kicks off with Colcannon. "Colcannon has developed a distinctive, inventive, and contemporary musical style while still keeping in firm touch with the heart and essence of traditional Irish music.”

July 2, 6:30 - 8 pm- Leo Everett and the Clear Creek Cowboys

Enjoy legendary tales and tunes of the Old West with Leo Everett and the Clear Creek Cowboys. Leo's fine vocals and great yodeling make for a fun and wholesome evening for the family.

July 9, 6:30 pm - 8 pm- Army 101st Dixieland Band “The Rough Riders”

The 101st Army Dixieland Band is one of the Army National Guards’ outstanding ensembles. From ragtime to swing, west coast style to traditional, the Band produces toe-tapping music for young and old alike.

July 23, 6:30 pm - 8 pm- Southern Exposure

Southern Exposure is a favorite band around here.  They play a mix of contemporary bluegrass and traditional tunes, in a fun, lively and upbeat performance that is perfect for a summer evening.

August 13, 6:30 pm - 8 pm- The Low Flying Knobs

The Low Flying Knobs are an all women’s Afro-pop marimba ensemble; playing traditional and contemporary music from Zimbabwe, South Africa and other areas of the African diaspora.

 

 

 

 

 

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Northglen Summer Concert Series Wednesdays at 6:30pm June 20 to August 1

http://www.northglenn.org/summerconcerts

FREE 2013 Summer Concert Series - “Saddle Up for Summer”

Location: E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park
1/2 mile south of 120th and Grant
11801 Community Center Drive
Northglenn, Colorado 80233

Join us as we welcome back the most requested and super-popular bands from our 25 years in bringing live music to the park! Concerts are on Wednesday evenings starting at 6:30 p.m. In case of inclement weather, concerts will be moved indoors to the D.L. Parsons Theatre across the street at the Northglenn Recreation Center. Concerts moved to the theatre will start at 7 p.m.

June 18 The Fab 4
June 25 Wendy Woo
July 4 Chris Daniels and the Kings
July 9 Dakota Blonde
July 16 Hazel Miller
July 23 Zeppephilia
July 30 Dotsero

Beer and wine will be available for purchase at most summer concerts. Visa, Mastercard, cash, and checks accepted. All proceeds benefit the Northglenn Arts and Humanities Foundation (NAHF).

 

Thornton’s Twist and Shout Summer Concerts in the Park All shows are on Thursdays at 7-8:30p.m.

June 20 to August 8

http://www.cityofthornton.net/Departments/CommunityServices/Arts/Pages/SummerConcertSeries.aspx

or http://www.skylineusa.com/thornton_concert_series.asp

This year the City's brand new amphitheater is ready to go! There's plenty of close-in seats and free parking, making this concert series even better than before. All but two of the shows take place at the new amphitheater. See the schedule below for locations.

All shows run 7-8:30 PM on THURSDAYS without intermission.

6/26 - Mood Express, Dance Music covering Tex-Mex, Salsa, Rock, Country and R&B!

Carpenter Park Amphitheater, 3482 E., 112th Ave., Thornton, CO
7/10 -Tiny Barge & The Big Chill, Solid R & B and your favorite Dance Tunes!

Carpenter Park Amphitheater, 3482 E., 112th Ave., Thornton, CO

7/17 – The Nacho Men, Classic Rock in six-part harmony!

Carpenter Park Amphitheater, 3482 E., 112th Ave., Thornton, CO

7/24 - Pulse, Top 40 Rock and Pop.

Cherrywood Park, 13796 Madison St., Thornton, CO.

7/31 -Chris Daniels & The Kings, Rock 'N' Roll Rhythm & Blues! 

Community Park, 2141 E. 95th Thornton, CO.

8/7 -Walker Williams Band, Top 40 Country Rock

Carpenter Park Amphitheater, 3482 E., 112th Ave., Thornton, CO

Concerts are subject to cancellation and rescheduling due to bad weather. 
Please check our mobile site for updates: http://www.skylineusa.com/mobile.  For more information, call 303-595-8747


Westminster Concert Series June 20 to Aug 9- times and locations vary

http://www.ci.westminster.co.us/ParksRec/SpecialEvents.aspx

Concerts are free and take place at City Park, 10475 Sheridan Boulevard. Or Westfield Village Park

For weather concerns the day of the event call 303-412-8761, ext. 428.  For more information call 303-658-2223.

June 20- That 80’s Band 6:30 to 8:30pm at Westfield Village Park

July 4- Soul X 7:00 to 9:00 pm at City Park

Aug 9- Phat Daddy 12:30 to 2:00pm at City Park

Aug 9- Face 2:30 to 4:00pm at City Park

MOVIES (alphabetical by city)

 

Arvada- Flicks on the Square Fridays in August at dusk

 www.historicarvada.org

http://oldetownarvada.org/signature-events.php

Flicks in the Square- Get out of the house this summer and enjoy a relaxing evening under the stars. Sit back with free family friendly outdoor movies in Olde Town Square. Movies start at dusk

 

Aurora Southlands- Saturday Movies with Santa Nov 29 to Dec 13 10:00 am $5

http://www.shopsouthlands.com/events/2014/11

Movies: TBD
Come visit with Santa and watch a holiday movie on the big screen at Southlands AMC 16 Theatres!

100% of ticket proceeds will be donated to a local charity.  Advance Tickets May Be Purchased at the Southlands Management Office or starting November 28th (Black Friday) at Holiday Guest Services (Located in the Security Office in between Lids & Claire's on Main Street)

Day of tickets will be available outside theatre.

November 29

December 6

December 13

 

Centennial- Friday Film Fest June 13- at 7:00pm

http://www.centennialco.gov

June 13- Kung Fu Panda at Centennial Center Park 13050 E. Peakview Ave

June 27- Back to the Future

July 11- The Little Mermaid

July 25- How to Train Your Dragon

 

Denver (various parks)

http://www.denver.org/things-to-do/denver-holiday-events/outdoor-summer-movies/

Free movies under the stars! Movies in the Parks offers free outdoor movies in neighborhood parks, all summer long. Approximate start time is at dusk (around 9:00 p.m. in June, 8:45 p.m. in July and 8:30 p.m. in August). Check back soon for dates and films.

 

Denver- Civic Center Park Bike in Movie Nights: Thursdays and Fridays

http://www.civiccenterconservancy.org/event-civic-center-bike-in-movie-series_67.html or

http://www.denver.org/things-to-do/denver-holiday-events/outdoor-summer-movies/

Produced by the Civic Center Conservancy, Denver Parks and Recreation, and the Outdoor Cinema Network, the FREE Civic Center Bike-In Movies Series invites cycling enthusiasts (and those using all other modes of transportation) to spend Thursday and Friday evenings in Civic Center Park(Broadway and Colfax Ave.). FREE. Bike racks will be available.

 

Denver- Larimar Square

http://www.larimersquare.com/news/larimer-square-summer-film-series/

Note: schedule was not on website when list was created.  Check website for details.

 

 

 

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Denver- Movies at Skyline park

http://downtowndenver.com/Life/WhattoDo/SkylinePark/MileHighMoviesinSkylinePark/tabid/266/Default.aspx or http://www.denver.org/things-to-do/denver-holiday-events/outdoor-summer-movies/

It doesn't get much better than a FREE, family friendly movie under the stars in the heart of downtown Denver. And that's exactly what you get all summer long atSkyline Park (on the corner of 16th and Arapahoe Sts.), thanks to Southwest Airlines.

Southwest Movies at Skyline Park 2014 lineup:

June 21  - "Saving Mr. Banks" 
June 28 - "Finding Nemo" 
July 5 - "Frozen" 
July 12 - "Monsters University" 
July 19 - "Father of the Bride" 
July 26 - "Fly Away Home" 
August 2 - "Gravity" 
August 9 - "Man of Steel"  

 

Denver- Northfield- Harkins Kid Summer Movie Program Mon-Fri at 9:45 am  

http://www.harkinstheatres.com/summerMovieFun.aspx

http://www.harkinstheatres.com/forms/smf/SMF2014Calendar$5June09.pdf

Northfield 18 at I-70, Exit Quebec

MOVIES: 10 movies for $5

If it's summertime, that means two things; blockbuster movies and the Harkins Summer Movie Fun program for kids (all adults must be accompanied by children). For more than 30 years, Harkins Theatres has brought back some of Hollywood's best family films to keep kids entertained and cool during the summer. Kids can enjoy a movie a week for 10 weeks, for less than $1 per film. Make Harkins Summer Movie Fun for kids an annual tradition for your family. Tickets go on sale at participating theatres on Friday 4/13.

Week 1 June 9-13 Escape from Planet Earth

Week 2 June 16-20 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

Week 3 June 23-June 27- Despicable Me2

Week 4 June 30-Juy 4- The Croods

Week 5 July 7-July 11- The Lego Movie

Week 6 July 14-18- Epic

Week 7 July 21-July 25- The Smurfs 2

Week 8 July 28-August 1- Turbo

Week 9 August 4-8 Dr. Seuss Horton Hears A Who

Week 10 August 11-15- Free Birds   

 

Denver- Stapleton- Movies at Founders Green TBD

http://community.stapletondenver.com/community

http://community.stapletondenver.com/community/whats-happening/movies-markets-more

Note: schedule was not on website when list was created.  Check link for schedule.

 

Lone Tree- August 16 7:00 to 9:00pm

http://cityoflonetree.com/index.aspx?NID=598

Where: Paririe Sky Park

Movie: The Lego Movie

 

 

 

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Morrison- Film on the Rocks concert and a movie for $12

http://www.redrocksonline.com/CONCERTSEVENTS/FilmOnTheRocks.aspx

Time: Doors open at 6:30 p.m., bands begin playing at 7 p.m. and movies start at dusk.
Tickets:  $12 General Admission (higher on day of show at Red Rocks Box Office).
$35 and up for VIP Peak Experience packages.

One of Denver's top summertime events, Film On The Rocks lets you enjoy blockbuster entertainment on the big screen in the incomparable setting of Red Rocks Amphitheatre (18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison) The great cinema is just the beginning of the fun. Each Film On The Rocks event features an opening comedian or band as well as fun, audience participation contests.

June 3 - "Caddyshack" with Ark Life and Covenhoven 
June 10 - "Fight Club" with Flashbulb Fires and Face Man 
June 16 - "Labyrinth" with Grizfolk and Total Ghost 
June 24 - "This is Spinal Tap" with School of Rock USA 
July 1 - "The Fast and the Furious" with Native Daughters 
July 8 - "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" with Boy & Bear and Inner Oceans 
July 29 - "Pitch Perfect" with Tracksuit Wedding and The Messers 
September 2 - "The Big Lebowski" with The Congress and Tyler Lee Holter  

 

Regal Family Film Festival – every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:00am (various locations)

http://www.regmovies.com/Movies/Summer-Movie-Express

Summer Movie Express runs for 9 weeks with select titles playing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the summer. Please see your local theatre for program start date. Admission to these films during the Summer Movie Express is only $1 and a portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute

 

Week

Title

Rating

Start Time

1

Hotel Transylvania

PG

10am

1

The Smurfs 2

PG

10am

2

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

PG

10am

2

The Pirates: Band of Misfits

PG

10am

3

Arthur Christmas

PG

10am

3

Despicable Me 2

PG

10am

4

The Lego Movie

PG

10am

4

Free Birds

PG

10am

5

Adventures of TinTin

PG

10am

5

Rise of the Guardians

PG

10am

6

Kung Fu Panda 2

PG

10am

6

Madagascar 3

PG

10am

7

The Croods

PG

10am

7

Epic

PG

10am

8

Turbo

PG

10am

8

Walking with Dinosaurs

PG

10am

9

Mr. Peabody & Sherman

PG

10am

9

Rio 2

G

10am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regal SouthGlenn Stadium 14

6901 S. Vine St. The Streets At Southglenn Centennial, CO 80122

 

 

 

 

UA Greenwood Plaza Stadium 12

8141 E Arapahoe RdEnglewood CO 303-741-2130

 

 

 

Regal Canyon View Stadium 14

648 Market StreetGrand Junction CO 970-248-3613

 

 

 

UA Denver West Village Stadium 12

14225 West Colfax AvenueLakewood CO 303-278-1943

 

 

 

UA Meadows Stadium 12

9355 Park Meadows DriveLittleton CO 303-706-9934

 

 

 

UA Twin Peaks 10

1250 South Hover StBldg. 1, Suite DLongmont CO 303-651-2434

 

 

 

Regal Colony Square Stadium 12

1164 W. Dilllon RoadLouisville CO 303-926-0662

 

 

 

Regal River Point Stadium 14

3565 South Platte River DriveSheridan CO 303-761-6653

 

 

 

 

Westminster Movies in the Park at 7:00pm to 10:00 pm

http://www.ci.westminster.co.us/ParksRec/SpecialEvents.aspx

Grab a lawn chair or blanket and head to the Park for a Movie Under the Stars. Movie begins at dusk. Food vendors and pre-movie activities open at 7pm. For weather concerns the day of the event please call 303-412-8761 ext 428.

June 27- Frozen at City Park on 10455 Sheridan Blvd

July 18- The Blind Side at Irving St. Library Park 7392 Irving St.

August 15- The Lego Movie at Westminster Center Park 4801 W. 92nd Ave.

 

Currently no movies scheduled for the following websites.  Click the websites below to see if that changes.

 

Denver- Movies in the Parks- some parks are participating, just not all

www.denvergov.org

http://www.denvergov.org/parksandrecreation/News/tabid/435937/newsid488211/6588/Enjoy-movies-in-the-parks-2012-Season/Default.aspx

http://www.denvergov.org/DenverOfficeofCulturalAffairs/Permitting/SpecialEvents/PermittedEvents/tabid/437302/Default.aspx

www.denvergov.org/parksandrec.

For more details on the Civic Center Bike-In Movie Series, visit www.civiccenterconservancy.org.

For more details on the Southwest Airlines Skyline Park Movies, visit www.downtowndenver.com

 

KID EVENTS- by city

 

Arvada- Apex PRD Children’s Firday Morning Series 9:30 to 10:15am

http://apexprd.org/2014-apex-prd-free-summer-concert-series-arvada

Questions – call 303-425-9583.

McIlvoy Park, 5750 Upham St.

June 27 – Bekah Smith – Circus and Comedy Show
July 11 – Mary Beth Cross – Children’s Music

 

Aurora- KIDTOPIA: Every Wedensdays June 4-25 from 5:30 to 7:30

http://www.shopsouthlands.com/

A fun even for kids with amazing things to see and do

June 4- Arts and Culture

June 11- Science

June 18- Sports

June 25- Animals

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Aurora- Southlands Mall- Back to School Party September 13

http://www.shopsouthlands.com

Prizes, activities, and entertainment

 

Englewood- KID STAGE: Tuesday Evenings • 6:30 pm: July 1 to July 29

http://www.englewoodgov.org/englewood-happenings/kidstage-family-nights

CityCenter Englewood Amphitheater : 1000 Englewood Parkway
(at the base of the Englewood Light Rail Station bridge, next to Englewood Civic Center)

July 1- Chad Wonder- magician

July 8- Bekah Smith- dazzling circus stuns and comedy show

July 15- Jeff & Paige- lively show with a musical twist on nature and science

July 22- Wayne Francis & Wingnut with the “Red Hot Chile Puppets”- show with life-sized puppets, cartoon voices, jokes, music, and fun

July 29- Meghan Casey- Fizz, Boom, and read through puppet power.

 

June 8- Lone Tree Kidsfest

http://cityoflonetree.com/index.aspx?NID=1062

Come and join us at the Lone Tree Arts Center for a NEW City of Lone Tree event, Kidsfest. We want to celebrate school being out so come and celebrate with us! There will be great bands, a science corner, an art corner including professional 3-D chalk artists, and a Lone Tree Strider Cup Race. 

Entertainment: 
11:00 am – 2:00 pm - Emcee: Doctor Noize 
11:15 am – 12:00 pm – Jeff and Paige 
12:00 am – 12:45 pm – Sven the Juggler 
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm – Jeff and Paige

Science Corner: 
CaveSim – an electronic caving experience, a realistic crawl through cave obstacle course. 
Hawk Quest 
Planting Herbs with Colorado Master Gardner’s 
Wildlife Experience 
Dinosaur Ridge
Space Time
SSPR Horticulture Tent - come and get your questions answered about trees.
Arts Corner: 
Passport to Culture kid’s crafts with SSPR 
SuzyQ Face Painting 
Macaroni Kid
Chalk Art for kids and a demonstration provided by Noami Foster and Benjamin Hummel. 
Lone Tree Strider Cup: 
This one’s for the little tikes, a race designed just for them! Come out to Kidsfest at the Lone Tree Arts Center to enter your kids in the Inaugural Lone Tree Strider Cup event. Entry is FREE. Age categories are 2 yrs – 3 yrs, 4 yrs – 5 yrs, girls and boys will ride together. Prizes for top finishers. **Helmets are required as well as a no-pedal two wheel 12” bike. Registration will begin at 11:00 am and the race will begin at noon. The heats will depend on your kid’s age; older kids will go first, ending with younger kids. 
Strider Bike Event Timeline: 
Registration Begins: 11:00 am – 11:30 am 
4-5 yr. olds PRACTICE: 11:30 am – 12:00 pm 
RACE Begins for 4-5 yr. olds: 12:00 pm 
2-3 yr. olds PRACTICE: 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm 
RACE begins for 2-3 yr. olds: 1:00 pm 
RACE ENDS: 1:30 pm 
Food Trucks include: Ice Cream Wagon and Crepes A Go

 

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Thornton- FuntaztiKidz- A Free Children's Entertainment Series

http://www.cityofthornton.net/Departments/CommunityServices/Arts/Pages/Funtaztikidz.aspx

Kids and parents are delighted by this exciting fun and educational series! From June through August featured entertainers specialize in music, dance, storytelling, animals, and science.  Partner organizations include the Museum of Nature and Science and The Children's Museum.  See pictures from this year's programs below.

June 13, 2014- The Scarlet Sisters Lost Circus, presented by the Salida Circus

 

The Scarlet Sisters are delighted to bring their circus to Thornton – but they sent their performers to the wrong town! With some quick thinking and handy help from the audience, the Scarlet Sisters are sure to dazzle you with acrobatic feats, knife juggling, and more!

Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Mary Carpenter Recreation Center
Ages: All Ages

June 27, 2014- Fire and Ice, performed by Mad Science

 

Children will be dazzled and entertained as they interact with the Mad Scientists! Foggy, dry ice storms, giant floating beach balls, and a special Mad Science “burp” potion will amaze children as they learn about chemical reactions, air pressure, and the states of matter.

Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Thornton Arts and Culture Center
Ages: Preschool

July 11, 2014- Doctor Noize Unplugged, presented by Doctor Noize

 

Chart-topping, nationally touring, family musician Doctor Noize brings his guitar, his voice, and his ridiculous doses of positive energy to Thornton. Doctor Noize will get the whole audience singing and laughing while performing songs from his acclaimed family albums!

Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Thornton Arts and Culture Center
Ages: All Ages

August 8, 2014- Red Hot Chile Puppets, presented by Wayne Francis Wingnut

 

Join Wayne Francis and Wingnut on a fantastic and hilarious journey with lots of life-sized puppets, cartoon voices, and original jokes!

Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Thornton Arts and Culture Center
Ages: All Ages

 

Free bowling: Participating age limits vary by location.  Check with your location for specifics.

http://www.kidsbowlfree.com/

 If you've got kids, you'll want to make sure that you get signed up!  Your kids can bowl 2 free games EVERY DAY this summer!  This is a great family activity!

 

Click here to find a participating location in your area and get your kids registered.  Once you are registered for the program, you will receive an e-mail each Sunday with coupons for free bowling during the upcoming week.  For just $24.95, you can also purchase a Family Pass, which allows four adult family members (or older kids who don't fit within the age requirements) to bowl two games every day for the summer, too!  You can't beat that price!

 

 

 

FAIRS AND FESTIVALS (ordered by date)

 

May 23-25 Denver Downtown Arts Festival-

DowntownDenverArtsFestival.com

The festival is located on at the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Friday 4-8pm

Saturday 11-8pm

Sunday 11-5pm

The Downtown Denver Arts Festival is dedicated to supporting and showcasing Colorado artists. Downtown Denver Arts Festival holds its annual premier event each Memorial Day Weekend. The fine art and fine craft exhibition features over 125 of Colorado's best artists with over 150,000 people expected to attend.
 

May 23-24 Denver Day of Rock from 2:30pm to 9:30pm

http://denverdayofrock.com/ or http://www.denver.org/things-to-do/denver-holiday-events/summer-concert-...

FREE
16th Street Mall, Downtown Denver
Downtown Denver will be transformed into a massive free rock concert when 25 bands take to five stages for the annual Denver Day of Rock. The performance areas will be along the 16th Street Mall, Denver's mile-long pedestrian promenade, making it easy to roam from act to act. Food and beer booths will be set up throughout downtown for the event (which benefits Concerts For Kids, a great local charity), with free music rocking the city from 2:30 to 9:30 p.m. New this year, there will be a special evening concert featuring the Wallflowers (known for their smash hit "One Headlight") on May 23 in Skyline Park.

 

May 31- June 1Denver Chalk Art Festival on Larimer Square

http://denverchalkart.com/

Larimer Square in Downtown Denver

Saturday, 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

FREE two-day street-painting festival. More than 200 artists spend hours that weekend turning the streets of Larimer Square into a museum of chalk art. Artists, sponsors and spectators find it difficult to describe in words the splendid experience that Denver Chalk Art Festival creates.

 

June 2- Littleton Block Party 6:00pm to 11:00pm

Experience Downtown Littleton's charm at the 10th Annual Littleton Main Street Block Party.
Ticket presales begin May 26 at many Downtown Littleton Merchants, look for the posters in the windows. For more information call 303.795.5006

 

June 7 - Arvada Trails Day 10:00am to 2:00pm

http://www.arvadafestivals.com/

https://arvada.org/about-arvada/taking-to-the-trails-arvada-trails-day

Festivities feature wildlife displays, environmental exhibits and

demonstrations, live animal presentations, hikes and bike rides. Presented with Majestic View

Nature Center, Arvada Park Advisory Committee and Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge

PLACE:

Majestic View Nature Center - 7030 Garrison Street and

Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge - W. 80th Avenue, just east of Kipling Street

Free Admission, free hot dogs and ice cream at both locations

 

 

 

 

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June 7- Aurora KidSpree: 10:00am to 6:00pm

https://www.auroragov.org/ThingsToDo/Events/KidSpree/index.htm

Where: Great Lawn at the Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, 80012

KidSpree is a zany and fun outdoor festival for kids in the heart of Aurora, Colo., that draws thousands of kids and parents each year in June. Free activities and performances, along with reasonably priced attractions, offers the ideal mix for families. The event is hosted by the city of Aurora, and entices both local residents and visitors with fantastic food, BMX Stunt Team, Colorado Disc Dogs, crafts, booths/vendors, pony rides, live performances, face painting and so much more. Projected event attendance: 5,000-8,000. Aurora's largest family festival.  Experience hands-on activities, entertainment and culinary delights

Parking suggestions:
Aurora Municipal Center and parking lots surrounding the event, $5 per vehicle.

 

June 7- Idaho Springs parade and FREE BBQ 11:00 am to 3:00pm

http://clearcreekcounty.org/event-calendar-clear-creek-county/upcoming/?action=tribe_list&tribe_paged=2

Miner St, Idaho Springs, CO United States

Join us on Miner Street in Downtown Idaho Springs for 6th Annual Summer Kick-off Parade and FREE BBQ! There will be a parade at 11 am followed by a FREE BBQ in Citizens Park – All donations benefit Friends of Charlies Place.

 

Jun 7-8 Denver- Capital Hill People’s Fair

http://www.peoplesfair.com

http://www.chundenver.org/display_page.asp?site_id=5&page_id=149&m=1&pid=186

The CHUN Capitol Hill People's Fair exists as a celebration of the diverse Denver urban community and its residents. As Colorado's Premier Arts and Crafts Festival, the uniqueness and magic of CHUN's Capitol Hill People's Fair is created by the careful blending of great family fun, carefully selected handmade arts & crafts, delicious culinary delights, fabulous entertainment and the commitment to raise funds for and promote the missions of non-profit organizations.

Saturday 10am to 8pm

Sunday 10am to 7pm

 

June 7-8 Denver-Summer Art Market

http://www.asld.org/summerartmarket/index.php

Art Students League of Denver – 200 Grant St.

Art market, music, food and special kids booth, more than 230 local artists

Saturday         10am to 7pm

Sunday            10am to 5pm

 

 

 

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June 8- Lakewood Rockin Block Party : 10:00am to midnight

http://www.lakewood.org/RockinBlock/

Lakewood Heritage Center, 801 S. Yarrow St.,Lakewood CO 80226
The Lakewood Heritage Center is once again to host  Rockin’ Block Party, onSaturday, June 14, starting at 10 a.m. A free, fun-filled evening full of games, live music and a movie under the stars preceded by an afternoon of valuing your antiques and keepsakes and honoring our military’s history. 

The full day’s schedule is:

 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

What’s It Worth hosted by the Lakewood Historical Society

 

1-6 p.m.

Rollin’ with the Troops

 

5-7 p.m.

FREE museum tours

 

5 p.m.

Drive A Marshmallow contest (using a toy golf club, longest drive wins)

 

5:30 p.m.

Potato Sack Race (teams of 2)

 

6 p.m.

Hula Hoop contest

 

6:30 p.m.

Water Balloon Toss contest (teams of 2)

 

7:30 p.m.

Boogie Machine

 

9 p.m.

Back to the Future (PG)

 

 

FREE popcorn provided by Foothills Credit Union

 

Concert & Movie Reminders

 

  • There is no structured seating available, feel free to bring your own chair or blanket.

  • To facilitate viewing by all patrons, a limited seating area will be available for chairs with the top of the back of the chair measuring more than 32” from the ground and/or chairs with legs measuring over 5”.

  • A variety of affordable food options will be available for purchase, or feel free to bring your own picnic.

  • Wine, beer, water and soft drinks will be available for purchase.

  • No pets, glass containers or bicycles allowed in the concert and movie area.

  • Programs subject to change.

 

June 8- Boulder Jewish Festival –from 11:00am to 5:00pm

www.boulderjewishfestival.org

Boulder County Courthouse Lawn and Pearl Street Mall – between the 1200 and 1500 blocks in Boulder

Family-oriented celebration of Jewish culture

 

June ? Denver- Festival for Water

http://www.festivalforwater.org
A fun and FREE festival in Civic Center Park, featuring amazing live entertainment from The Motet, Bonerama, and the Broken Tongues, food trucks, tasty beverages. The event highlights the importance of water – both the resources we have here in the United States and the crisis many face globally

Note- website was not updated when list was created.  Check back for updates.

 

June 14- Denver Highlands Square Street Fair 10:00 am to dusk

http://www.highlands-square.com/StreetFair/index.htm

Live music on 2 stagesTasty food | Beer and cocktails  Over 150 vendors with arts, crafts, and more! A special fun zone just for the kids, a classic car show, and more! the Saturday before Father's Day on 32nd Ave between Perry and Julian Streets. The free family friendly event is for all ages. Attractions include a children's area, classic car show, food courts and beer gardens, along with the vendors featuring everything from jewelry, photography, paintings, ceramics, leather goods, and clothing along the 32nd and Lowell intersection each year.

 

 

 

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June 14 – Denver- Taste of Puerto Rico 10:00am to 7:00pm

http://www.atasteofpuertoricofestival.com/ or http://www.atopr.com/

Stapleton Central Park: 8999 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., Denver, CO, 80238

Taste of Puerto Rico Festival is a non-profit organization, driven to provide those with
the taste, culture, music and experience of what it is like on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. Although this is labeled as a Puerto Rican event, we encourage those of all cultures and backgrounds to come out and see what we have to offer.

 

June 15- Denver- Five Points Juneteenth Music Festival 8am to nightfall.

http://juneteenthmusicfestival.com/

Art Walk, parade, live music and food

Juneteenth today, celebrates African American freedom and achievement, while encouraging continuous self-development and respect for all cultures. As it takes on a more national, symbolic and even global perspective, the events of 1865 in Texas are not forgotten, for all of the roots tie back to this fertile soil from which a national day of pride is growing.

 

June 20-22 Glendale- Greek Festival

www.assumptioncathedral.org or http://www.thegreekfestival.com/

Friday and Saturday 11:00 am–11:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am–6:00 pm

Assumption Greek Orthodox Cathedral – 4610 E. Alameda Ave. in Glendale

Traditional Greek food and entertainment, kids amusement rides

$5.00 Gate Admission, kids under 12 are free, $3 for 65 and older

 

June 21- Westword Music Showcase (purchased tickets required) 12pm to 10pm

http://microapp.westword.com/musicshowcase/2014/

Westword Music Showcase, presented by Coors Light, is back on June 21, and bigger and better than ever. This year's lineup features national acts such as Diplo and 150 of your favorite local artists on 12 stages.  You read it right: One day. 12 stages. 150 local bands and some of the hottest national talent you'll see this year. Get your tickets now for Saturday, June 21 in the Golden Triangle neighborhood for music, great local vendors, food and libations!

Golden Triangle Neighborhood
Acoma Street in between 11th and 12th
303-296-7744

 

June 21-22 Denver Pride Fest

http://www.glbtcolorado.org/pridefest/

Civic Center Park.
Festival Hours:
Saturday, 11am - 7pm
Sunday, 10am - 6pm
Parade:  The CoorsLight PrideFest parade steps off from Cheesman park at 9.30am and proceeds down Colfax into Civic Center Park.

 

June 27-28 Idaho Springs- Rapid Grass Bluegrass Festival

http://clearcreekcounty.org/event-calendar-clear-creek-county/upcoming/?action=tribe_list&tribe_paged=3

Shelly/Quinn Baseball Fields,  101 Idaho Springs Road East, Idaho Springs, 80452 United States

Clear Creek RapidGrass is a non-profit, locally grown, locally supported bluegrass music festival to showcase acoustic talent. With the last four years under our belts, we’ve added a lot of fun new features and brought together some amazing talent! We’re proud to say that the profits from last years festival will go to one lucky high school student to help financially support their musical dreams! We were also able to support those who lost everything in the catastrophic fires through our raffle.…

 

 

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June 28-29- Denver- Cherry Blossom Festival

http://cherryblossomdenver.org/

Sakura Square – between Larimer and Lawrence Street between 19th and 20th

Japanese food, art, crafts and entertainment; special kids’ area

Free admission

Saturday June 28, 2014 - Sunday June 29, 2014

Saturday 11 am - 6 pm; Sunday 11 am - 4 pm

 

June 28-29- Denver- Confluence Park Annual South Platte RiverFest

http://www.southplatteriverfest.com/

JOIN US FOR THE 1ST ANNUAL COORS LIGHT SOUTH PLATTE RIVERFEST PRESENTED BY REI

 

This two day festival is Denver's premier urban RiverFest.  Activities will include free stand up paddle board lessons and demos, free music all day, water stewardship expo area, a chance to meet professional stand up paddle boarders, a world class beer garden, and more.  The RiverFest benefits The Greenway Foundation.  For the past 40 years, The Greenway Foundation has worked to reclaim, restore, and revitalize the South Platte River and its tributaries in Denver.  These efforts have led to the construction of over 100 acres of riverside parks, over 100 miles of interconnected greenway trails, and the elimination of over 250 sources of direct pollution into our urban waterways. 

 

June 28-29- Estes Park Scandinavian Midsummer Dance Festival

www.estesmidsummer.com

Performance Park Amphitheater 417 West Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park

Scandinavians celebrate the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, with a festival of light, flowers, food and music.  The summer solstice celebration has its roots in pre-Christian practices and is a day when the spirits of nature join the human community to rejoice in the long days of summer.  Midsummer was originally a fertility festival with many customs and rituals associated with nature and with the hope for good harvest in autumn.  People gather to sing and dance around the festive maypole, women wear flower wreaths on their heads, and some people dress in traditional folk costume.   It is a time to escape to the country to spend a relaxing time in nature - a time to connect with friends and family and exuberantly honor the joys of life.

Saturday 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday 9:30 am to 4:00pm

Free admission

 

June 28 Centennial Comedy on the Rocks 5:00pm (paid tickets required)

http://www.centennialco.gov

Centennial Center Park 13050 E. Peakview Ave.

Comedy on the Rocks is a unique fusion of comedy, cocktails, food and music– featuring food and drink from top restaurants, breweries, distilleries and wineries. Add this to a world-class comedy show headlined by the always extraordinary Tommy Davidson, and you have very tasty and entertaining evening under the stars.

A portion of proceeds from the event will go to Community Shares of Colorado. Visit www.comedyontherocksusa.com for ticket information.

 

July 4 Evergreen Music Festival 10am to 5pm (tickets $10, teens 13-18 $5,  kids 12 and under free)

Where- the Lakehouse

Classical and pop music performers join the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra for this amazing 4th of July celebration, concert and art show at Evergreen Lake.

10 am Gates Open (free shuttle available)
10am - 5 pm Art Show/Demonstration
Kids' Activities - bouncy house, instrument petting zoo, art activities
FREE PARKING AT EVERGREEN HIGH SCHOOL.
HANDICAP PARKING IS AVAILABLE AT THE LAKE.

 

 

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July 4- Northglenn Car Show

http://www.northglenn.org/july4th

The show includes new, classic, vintage, antique, hot rod and rat rod cars, as well as motorcycles and trucks.

The city anticipates that 100 vehicle owners will fire up their engines and show off their ride at the festival and car show.

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Show ~ 2:15 p.m. Awards Ceremony
Northglenn Veterans Memorial, between the Northglenn Recreation Center and City Hall, 11701 Community Center Drive

 

July 5-7- Denver Cherry Creek Arts Festival

 www.cherryarts.org or http://cherrycreeknorth.com/events/info/cherry-creek-arts-festival/

Cherry Creek North Shopping District in Denver

Festival Hours:
Friday, July 4              10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 5          10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Sunday, July 6            10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.



 

July 11-13 Denver Black Arts Festival from 10am to 8pm

http://colbaf.org/

City Park – 2100 Steele Street Denver, CO 80205

Come celebrate the  annual Colorado Black Art Festival showcasing the rich and creative talents of local, regional, and national African Americans in art and culture. The three day event will feature three stages filled with jazz, blues, reggae, gospel, traditional African drum and dance. This is a family friendly event with programming and activities for the entire family

Admission is free

 

July 11-13- Littleton- Colorado Irish Festival

www.coloradoirishfestival.org

Clement Park, 7306 W. Bowles Ave. Littleton near Bowles and Pierce

Celebration of Irish culture featuring step dancing, music and food

Friday              5pm-10pm (5-6pm FREE admission!)

Saturday         10am to 10pm

Sunday            10am to 7pm

Fees: tickets can be purchased at King Soopers or at the Gate, does not include food & beverage

Friday              5:00-6:00pm FREE

Friday              6:00-10:00 $10 per adult.  Kids 12 and under are free

Saturday and Sunday $15 per adult at gate  $12 for Seniors over 65, students with valid ID, and military personnel with active ID. Kids 12 and under are free. 

 

July 13– Arvada- Blues N BBQ Fundraiser Festival –from 12:00-8:00 pm (rain or shine)

www.historicarvada.org or http://www.bluesnbbq.com/

Olde Town Arvada – Grandview Avenue between Old Wadsworth Blvd and Upham St.

Cost: Adults $10. Kids under 12 are FREE!

The Duke Street Kings’ 17th annual Blues and BBQ for Better Housing Block party.  Over the last 16 years this festival has donated over $100,000 towards building homes for families in need.

 

June 13-15- Paker- Parker Days Festival

http://parkerdaysfestival.com/

PARADE. FOOD. CARNIVAL RIDES. FOUR CONCERT STAGES WITHFREE MUSIC.
IT’S THE PERFECT FAMILY WEEKEND!

HOURS: THU >> 5pm – 10pm | FRI >> 5pm – midnight | SAT >> 9am – midnight | SUN >>8am – 10pm

 

 

 

 

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June 14- Bailey- Bailey Day The Olde West 9:00 am start ending at dusk

http://www.bailey-colorado.org/

We'll start everything off on Friday evening with a cookout in front of the Country Store, complete with live music and street dancing.  The next morning at the crack of dawn (6:00 am) will be the send-off for the Bailey Hundo bike race.  Then at 9:00 am downtown Bailey will be transformed into a street from the Olde West, with the artisan street fair, wild west shows, the Olde Tyme Photo Booth, a kid's parade and much more

 

July 18- Westminster Summer Block Party 6:00pm

http://www.ci.westminster.co.us/ParksRec/SpecialEvents.aspx

Friday, July 18, 6 p.m., Irving Street Library Park, 7392 Irving St. 
Celebrate summer with a night of fun! Join us at the MAC, 3295 W. 72nd Ave., from 6 - 7 p.m. for a free BBQ then head next door to the Irving Street Library Park for a jumping castle, fire truck rides, activities, and much more. At dusk, enjoy a free movie in the park featuring The Blind Side.

 

July 19- Denver- Moonlight Classic Bike Ride (fundraising bike ride around  Denver) 8pm to 2am

http://www.moonlight-classic.com/

The InnovAge Moonlight Classic is a late night bike ride benefitting the InnovAge Foundation. The ride helps the Foundation to increase awareness and support of programs that allow aging individuals to live independently and with dignity in their own homes and communities.  The 22nd annual InnovAge Moonlight Classic will take place from 8:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. The 10-mile, non-competitive ride begins and ends at the Colorado State Capitol, taking cyclists through Denver’s historic neighborhoods, including the business district, Lower Downtown, Congress Park, and the Cherry Creek shopping district! With the support of the City of Denver and the Denver Police Department, the course is closed to automobile traffic allowing participants to ride safely on city streets (portions of the course will have a lane closure only as required by the City of Denver).
The ride is limited to 4,500 cyclists. Be sure to register early to secure your spot!

 

July 19-20 Boulder Open Arts Festival on Pearl Street

http://www.boulderdowntown.com/do/open-arts-fest4

Open Arts Fest, presented by Downtown Boulder, Inc. and OpenArts, is a celebration of Boulder’s visual arts unlike any other. Artists from around the country, demonstrations, children’s art activities, a silent auction benefiting Open Arts scholarship programs – and much, much more!

Saturday:        10am to 7pm

Sunday:           10am to 5pm

 

July 19-20 Evergreen Summerfest 10:00 to dusk

http://www.denver.org/includes/calendar-of-events/Summerfest/19776/

Price $2 adults, kids free

Where: Buchanan Park 32003 Ellingwood Tri

Summerfest is a two-day community fine arts and crafts festival held outdoors in beautiful Evergreen, CO. Now in its 35th year, Summerfest kicks off Arts Alive Evergreen, a 10-day visual and performing arts showcase. With over 100 artists from all over the country, Summerfest provides fun for all ages. In addition to great art, we have local food, live music, special performances, and a children's activity area. Children enter free.

 

July 19-20 Idaho Springs- Tommy Knocker Mining Days Festival 9:00am to 10:00pm

http://clearcreekcounty.org/event-calendar-clear-creek-county/upcoming/?action=tribe_list&tribe_paged=5

Miner St, Idaho Springs, CO United States

Bring the whole family to Tommy Knocker Mining Days Festival in Idaho Springs! There will be live music, events for the kids, a beer garden, BURRO RACING, lots of vendors and of course educational mining events!! Lots to see and do… This event is FREE to attend!! The 4 mile burro race will be held on July 20th – Visit www.laughingvalleyranch.com or contact Bill Lee for entry information laughingvalleyranchco@gmail.com

1600 Colorado Boulevard, Idaho Springs, CO, 80452 303-567-9996

 

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July 19-20-Sheridan/Denver Annual Colorado Dragon Boat Festival

http://cdbf.org/

Sloan’s Lake Park, 25th and Sheridan, Denver

July 27 10 am-7 pm
July 28 10 am-5 pm

A celebration of Asian culture: boat races, food, dances, music, etc.

 

July 25-27- Golden- Buffalo Bill Days

www.buffalobilldays.com

Many activities in Parfet Park at 10th and Washington in Golden – see website for details

Lots of old-fashioned fun and games for kids including a parade on Saturday at 10:00 am

Parade on Washington Ave.

July 26 at 10am

 

Cody’s Wild West Show

July 26 following the parade around 12:30pm at the west end of the Lions Ball Fields on 10st east of Illionois.

 

Muttin Bustin

July 27 at East Lions Park Ballfields West 10th @ Illinois after 11am $10

 

Classic Car  Show and Orphan Car Show

July 27 from 10am to 3pm at 10th to 14th on Washington Ave

 

Concerts:

Friday, July 25, 2014

·         5:00 pm - 6:30 pm - Strange Radio

·         7:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Chris Daniels and the Kings

Saturday, July 26, 2014

·         Noon - 1:30 pm - Jewel and the Rough

·         2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - TBD

·         4:30 pm - 6:30 pm - JP Harris and the Tough Choices

·         7:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Brad Lee Schroeder

Sunday, July 27, 2014

·         Noon - 1:30 pm - Two Girls with Guitars

·         2:00 pm - 5:00 pm - The Long Run, "Colorado's Tribute to The Eagles"

 

July 30 to August 3- Henderson- Adams County Fair Kids Day in Brighton

www.adamscountyfair.com

Adams County Regional Park Complex - 9755 Henderson Road - Henderson, CO 80601

Free activities include bounce house, petting zoo, fishing, crafts, entertainment; carnival rides also available for small fee. There is a $5.00 per car parking fee.  Grandstand Event tickets can be purchased.

Adams Count Fair hours:

Wednesday     5pm to 10pm

Thursday         10am to 10pm

Friday              10am to 11pm

Saturday         10am to 11pm

Sunday            12pm to 8pm

Carnival hours:

Wednesday     5pm to 10pm

Thursday         10am to 11pm

Friday              10am to 12am

Saturday         10am to 12am

Sunday            12pm to 12am

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August 3 - Celebrate Centennial Under the Stars
http://www.centennialco.gov/Things-To-Do/community-events.aspx

6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Centennial Center Park, 13050 E. Peakview Ave.
Join us at the 9th Annual Centennial Under the Stars for a laserific musical marvel! This year’s event features live music from DSB: America's Favorite Tribute to Journey and returning local favorite Rachel and the Kings, great food, family activities and a special evening Centennial Farmers and Artisans Market. The event will end with a dazzling laser light show that you won’t want to miss!

 

August 6- Arvada National Night Out

http://historicarvada.org/signature-events.php

Note- they did not update their website at the time this list was created.

As the beautiful Colorado weather arrives you’ll continue to find the delicious taste of farm fresh food picked just for you, at the Farmers Market held in Olde Town Square. Every Sunday, the Market will be packed with a colorful bounty of fruits, vegetables, and fun. Support local agriculture and buy direct from Colorado farmers while shopping in our historic downtown district.

 

August 5- Northglenn National Night Out from 6-9 pm

http://www.northglenn.org/nno

It's America's Night Out Against Crime! Come out and meet your neighbors, city officials and police and fire personnel at National Night Out (NNO).

NNO is a crime and drug prevention campaign that involves citizens, law enforcement groups, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from over 15,000 communities from all 50 states and U.S. territories.

NNO is designed to:
• Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
• Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs;
• Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and
• Send a message to criminals, letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

For more information, contact Officer Jim Gardner at 303-450-8851 or jgardner@northglenn.org.

 

August 8-17- Western Welcom Week in Downtown Littleton on Main Street

http://www.westernwelcomeweek.org/

The 86th annual cel­e­bra­tion will begin on Friday, August 8, 2014 and con­tinues for 9 more days, through Sunday, August 17, 2014. Festival Day, which includes the Littleton Firefighter's Children's Parade, the 86th Grand Parade, the 55th annual Arts & Crafts Fair, and con­ces­sions by local civic groups, will be Saturday, August 16, 2014.  The parade is from 10:00 am to noon.

 

Aug 9-10- Boulder Asian Festival 11:00am to 6:00pm

http://www.bapaweb.org/About.php or www.coloradoalohafest.com or http://www.bapaweb.org/News.html

1300-1400 Blocks of Pearl Street, Boulder, CO

Celebration of varied Asian customs and cultures

Free & Open to the Public

 

Aug 9-10- Highlands Ranch- Scottish Festival (note: prices maybe incorrect)

www.scottishgames.org

Highland Heritage Park - 9651 S. Quebec St., Highlands Ranch (2 miles south of C-470)

Celebration of Scottish heritage including pipers, dance, food, childrens games

Saturday         9:00am to 10:00pm

COST- ages 12 and older $19, seniors/active military ages 7-11 $16, ages 6 and under free

Family pack of 4 tickets - 2 adults and 2 tickets for seniors (60+) or children ages 7-11: $65

Sunday            9:00am to 5:00pm

COST- ages 12 and older $15, seniors/active military ages 7-11 $11, ages 6 and under free

Family pack of 4 tickets - 2 adults and 2 tickets for seniors (60+) or children ages 7-11: $45

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Aug 15-16- Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival with Fireworksl

www.wheatridgecarnationfestival.org

Anderson Park – 44th and Field St.

Activities for all ages including a parade on Saturday; see website for complete listing including times; Saturday is family day.  Limited parking – free shuttle along 44th Ave between Robb and Vance Street

Saturday Parade at 10:00 am

 

August 16-17 Golden Fine Arts Festival 10:00am to 5:00pm
http://www.goldenfineartsfestival.org
Historic Downtown Golden- Browse a variety of beautiful art at Colorado’s most accessible arts festival, the 20th annual Golden Fine Arts Festival. The juried festival is an open-air art gallery in a gorgeous foothills setting adjacent to the Clear Creek.

 

August 23- Aurora Global Fest 12:00pm to 10:00pm

Aurora Municipal Center- 15151 E. Alameda Parkway

Celebrating Aurora’s International Community
Global Fest is an exciting celebration of Aurora’s diverse cultural communities and cuisine. With more than 90 languages spoken in Aurora schools and hundreds of ethnic restaurants in town, this event promises to attract thousands of attendees from around the globe.

 

August 23- Boulder Craft Beer Festival 12:00pmm to 5:00pm

http://www.boulderdowntown.com/events/boulder-craft-beer-festival

West of Broadway, on Canyon Blvd on the west side of Central Park in downtown Boulder

Don't miss the inaugural Boulder Craft Beer Festival.  The event brings together Boulder County's best craft breweries for a tasting festival, offering attendees samples of Boulder's best beer.  The festival includes live music and food for purchase.  Please join us for this first of its kind event in Boulder County!

 

August 29– September 1 Taste of Colorado

www.atasteofcolorado.com

Civic Center Park – Colfax and Broadway in Denver

Food from restaurants near and far, and a special kids area

HOURS
Friday: 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 10:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Monday: 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

ADMISSION
FREE! Tickets must be used to purchase food, beverages, and carnival rides.
A strip of 15 tickets can be purchased for $10. Cash is accepted at all ticket booths and at the carnival ride ticket booths. Checks and credit cards are not accepted. ATMs are located throughout the Festival grounds.

INFO LINE (303) 295-6330

 

 

 

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Sept 5-7 -Arvada Harvest Festival (57th and Old Wadsworth)

www.arvadaharvestfestivalparade.com

This event is brought to you by the Harvest Festival Commitee. Parade on Saturday

Sept 6-8- Carnival, Rides and Games: rides in the Flour Mill Parking lot.

Sept 7- Kids parade starts at 3:30 with registration at 3:00- The 26th Annual Harvest Festival Kids Parade took place at the McIlvoy Park Pavilion at Ralston Road and Upham Street on Saturday, September 7, starting at 3:30 PM with registration at 3:00 PM. “Honoring America's Heroes” was the theme of this year’s Arvada Harvest Festival.  Kid’s Parade categories included American Hero Character, Decorated Pets, and Decorated Wheels.  The children and families braved extremely hot weather to parade in their creative costumes, decorated bikes, and small floats.  As always it was very cute and fun event.  Trophies were awarded to the 1st Place winner in each category, the Crowd Pleaser, and Best Overall. Ribbons and cash prizes were given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place winners in each category.  All entrants received treat bags with participant ribbons and certificates.

Sept 7- Teddy Bear picnic at the Arvada Library from 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Sept 7- Movie in the Park- Gremlins- at dusk around 7:30pm at McIlvoy Park Pavilion at 5740 Upham St.

 

Sept 6- Littleton- Bacon Party ‘Alfred Packer Bacon Party’ 3:00pm to 10:00pm

http://alferdpackerbaconparty.com/

Please join us September 6th, 2014 for our Fundraiser for the Littleton Rotary Foundation

5663 South Prince Street, Downtown Littleton
3PM-10PM
Rain or Shine

Entertainment including The Nacho Men
Food Concessions
Kids Activities, includes a bouncy house.
Artisans

“Service Above Self”
The more we raise, the more we can give!

720-468-0478

 

Sept 6 Lone Tree- Wag N’ Romp 10:00am to 2:00pm

http://cityoflonetree.com/index.aspx?NID=478

Where: Cook Creek Pool - 8711 Lone Tree Parkway Lone Tree, CO 80124

Free, donations are welcome, and dogs can take a splash, wag for a treat, and have a sniff or two.  Owners can check out the latest and greatest in pet products from local pet vendors.

 

Sept 6 Thornton- Annual Harvest Fest in the City of Thornton from 10:00am to 5:00pm

http://www.cityofthornton.net/Festivals/HarvestFest/Pages/default.aspx

Thornton Parkway and York St

Thornton Harvest Fest is designed to build on the community spirit of our residents and business leaders and will take place in Community Park located at the intersection of York St. and Thornton Parkway.

If you are in need of more information, please call 303-255-7800 or go to the website listed above.

 

Sept 6-7 Belmar Festival Italiano

http://www.belmarcolorado.com/sub/event/festival_italiano

408 South Teller Street Lakewood Colorado 80226 303-742-1520

Festival Italiano at Belmar will feature the finest Italian food, artisan vendors, Balistreri Vineyard's Children's Grape Stomp, performances by the flag throwers from Florence and live entertainment on 2 stages, strolling performers, a beer garden, plus more! 

Saturday & Sunday, September 6 + 7, 2014

Saturday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. | Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

 

 

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September 12-14 Summerset Festival

http://www.summersetfest.com/

Clement Park  7306 W. Bowles Avenue Littleton, CO 80123

 

Check back for schedule as it was not posted when this list was created.

Summerset Festival was founded over 29 years ago as a way to gather the community together to say good-bye to summer.

 

September 19- November 1: Corn Maze at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield

http://www.botanicgardens.org/events-exhibits/special-events/corn-maze

Fridays 4-9 p.m.
Saturdays Noon – 9 p.m.
Sundays Noon – 6 p.m.

Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield
8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Road
Littleton, CO 80128
Admission TBD later in the year

 

Sept 19-21 Boulder Fall Fest on Pearl Street

http://www.boulderdowntown.com/do/fall-fest1

Downwntown Boulder’s 3-day autumn festival features local food and microbrews, music, children’s entertainment and a children’s carnival and more than 30 artisan booths on Saturday and Sunday all along the historic Pearl Street Mall.  A great event for families, or anyone who enjoys spending time outside in the gorgeous fall weather, join us for the 2014 Fall Festival as we celebrate fall in picturesque Downtown Boulder.  Free parking Saturday and Sunday in the City Parking Garages.

Friday:             5pm to 10pm

Saturday:        11am to 10pm

Sunday:           11am to 5pm

 

Sept  20-21- Edgewater- Celtic  Harvest Festival

https://www.celticharvestfestivaledgewater.com

Citizens Park 22nd and Benton Edgewater, CO

The Celtic Harvest Festival Edgewater is celebrating itsthird year of Colorado Celtic music and traditions. You will experience some of the best our beautiful state has to offer in Celtic music,dancers, merchants and artisans.

 

Sept 19-21 and Sept 26-28 Denver Oktoberfest- Larimer St.

http://www.thedenveroktoberfest.com/

Check website for details

Ballpark Neighborhood – Larimer St between 20th and 22nd Sts in Denver

German food, beer and carnival-like atmosphere with games for kids

Tickets may be purchased for food, drinks and games

 

September 27- Denver- Oktoberfest on Pearl Street

http://www.southpearlstreet.com/

It’s hard to think of a better way to say goodbye to summer than gathering with great company to celebrate Oktoberfest! The low-key, undeniably fun event is back with only the best beers, brats, and jams. Find us on the 1500 block of South Pearl Street starting in the early afternoon until the late evening hours when no one wants to go home. So grab your stein, pull out that German fedora and lenderhosen, and come eat amazing food and drink lots of beer with us!

Admission: FREE to attend (but it does cost to eat and drink the good stuff)

Activities: Keg Bowling, Jousting House, Stein Holding Competition, Live Music

 

 

 

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October 2-4: Great American Beer Festival (purchased tickets required)

http://www.greatamericanbeerfestival.com/

Thursday, Oct 2          5:30 to 10pm

Friday, Oct 3               5:30 to 10pm

Saturday, Oct 4          12pm to 4pm (members only session)

Saturday, Oct 4          5:30pm to 10pm

 

October 5 – November 10, 2013 Longmont Day of the Dead 7pm to 9pm

http://www.longmontmuseum.org/events/day-of-the-dead/

400 Quail Rd, Longmont, CO 80501 phone 303-651-8374

Exhibition Opening Fiesta- Admission $5, Students/Seniors over 62 $3, and school aged kids free.

Longmont Museum & Cultural Center, 400 Quail Road
People of all cultures honor the memories of their ancestors. In many parts of Mexico, South America, and the United States, El Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, is a time to honor and celebrate deceased loved ones. Community participation is an essential part of this holiday that is full of life, reflection, food, family, and fun.  Longmont’s annual Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration is the Longmont Museum’s signature event and the largest Day of the Dead celebration in Colorado, attracting more than 6,000 people to the exhibit, family event, and related programming. Celebrating our 12th anniversary this year, the celebration demonstrates how a diverse community can come together to share a common desire – to honor our ancestors and keep their memories alive.

Community Altars- A key part of the celebration is preparing an altar, where photographs, favorite foods, and personal mementos of deceased loved ones are arranged. Altars often are displayed in the home and at the cemetery. Skeletons and skulls made of sugar, bread, ceramics or papier-mâché provide final touches. Neither expense nor effort is spared.

 

October ?- Centennial Annual German Day in Colorado

http://www.germandayincolorado.org

Note: schedule was not on website when list was created.  Check back later.

Annual German Day in Colorado
Centennial Center Park, 13050 E. Peakview Ave.
Celebrate the heritage and traditions of German-speaking people; observe the anniversary of German unification; and enjoy authentic German food, beer, wine, music, dancing, entertainment, educational exhibits and German business booths.

For Information Call 303-380-1843

Saturday 11:00am to 11:00pm

Sunday 11:00am to 4:00pm

 

Oct 4- Lone Tree Schweiger Ranch Fall Festival 10:00am to 2:00pm

http://cityoflonetree.com/index.aspx?NID=667

Where: 10822 Havana St. Lone Tree, CO 80124

Come and join us for Lone Tree’s annual Schweiger Ranch Fall Festival.  Pick out your favorite pumpkin in our pumpkin patch or take a hay wagon ride provided by Colorado Carriage Company.  More details to come.

 

Oct 4 Littleton Annual Friends Craft Fair from 9:00 am to 4:00pm

http://www.littletongov.org/museum/events/details.asp?ID=5

Ketring Park - 6000 S. Gallup St.

More than 300 traditional and contemporary crafters will be selling their wares at Ketring Park. This event is free and open to the public

 

 

 

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Oct 4-5 Lakewood Cider Days from 10am to 5pm

http://www.lakewood.org/CiderDays

Admission: adults $7, children $4 (3-12)

Celebrating Lakewood’s agricultural heritage with an entertaining mix of live performances, activities and tasty harvest treats, Cider Days offers fun and excitement for the entire family! This year’s event will again include tractor pulls and vintage power displays, wagon and barrel train rides along with other children’s activities, historic demonstrations as well as a unique variety of exhibitors and vendors. A Cider Days festival wouldn’t be complete without everything apple – including apple pressing, apple cider by the glass or gallon, an apple bake-off and more. Cider Days hosts the same great experience either Saturday or Sunday, and your admission covers all activities and entertainment.

We invite you to check back often as updates and specifics about this year’s event and schedule will be made available as soon as their confirmed.

All Day Activities

 

·         Fresh Pressed Cider

·         Organic Cider

·         Apple Bake-off

·         Historic Demonstrations

·         Live Entertainment

·         Vintage Tractor Pull

·         Antique Farm Machinery

·         Admission includes unlimited kids' amusements!

 

October 10-12- Pumpkin Festival at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield

http://www.botanicgardens.org/events-exhibits/special-events/pumpkin-festival

Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield
8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Road
Littleton, CO 80128

Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day

The pumpkin patch opens to the public on Friday. Oct. 11 at 9 a.m. and is included in admission to Pumpkin Festival.

 

 

 

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Oct 11 – Arvada- Festival of Scarecrows 10:00am to 2:00pm

https://arvada.org/pages/festival-of-scarecrows

PLACE: Olde Town Square - 57th Street - Grant Street and all of Olde Town Arvada

Free Admission

Community sponsors: City of Arvada Arvada Festivals Commission, Historic Olde Town Arvada and Arvada Gardeners

Fall Fun at the Festival of Scarecrows!

Fall would not be complete without the Festival of Scarecrows.  It’s free! It’s fun! Join us to celebrate in Olde Town!  With new activities each year, there is something for everyone.

The traditional Scarecrow Contest – Scarecrows of all shapes, sizes and costumes will be scattered all over Olde Town. Everyone can vote on their favorites with prizes given to the best in several categories. Businesses, community organizations and individuals can enter their creations by calling HOTA at 303-420-6100 or visiting www.historicarvada.org.

Four new activities for 2013:

§  Pumpkin seed spitting into a bucket with three age categories and prizes

§  Pumpkin pie eating with three categories and prizes

§  Potato sack and 3-legged races with three age categories

§  Pumpkin dish cooking contest. Enter your favorite pumpkin dish (no pumpkin pies, please) and win a prize. Dish will be judged on by taste and originality. Bring dish in a disposable container or if in a container you want back it must be picked up by 2pm. Limit 3 entries per person. You do not need to pre-register.

Decorated Pumpkin Contest – Decorate a pumpkin. Prizes will be given in several categories. Download your entry form under related links.   

Kiddie Costume Parade – Led by Brewster, the Giant Green Dinosaur provided by Coors Credit Union.

Kiddie Cone Maze - Bring a canned food item to donate to the Arvada Community Food Bank.

Pumpkin Patch – Pumpkins for sale with cash proceeds benefiting the Arvada Community Food Bank.

Giant Pumpkin Contest – The Arvada Gardeners feature this annual contest of mighty pumpkins grown by adults and kids with prizes in several categories.    

Other Festival favorites include hayrides, alpacasface painters; adult andkid’s games.

Community vendors including food trucks and food vendors, lively DJ music.

Recycle and compostable tents available.

Ride your bike and lock it up in a secure bike corral.

 

Oct 11-12 Aurora- Punkin Chunkin Colorado

https://www.auroragov.org/ThingsToDo/Events/PunkinChunkinColorado/index.htm

Punkin Chunkin Colorado is an annual ritual where people travel for miles to see how far they can lob a gourd.  The 2014 event will mark the 17th year for this zany activity that engages the energy and ingenuity of youth and adults, while inspiring a fresh twist of creativity. A 1-mile range entices teams of pumpkin launchers to travel hundreds of miles to compete.   In addition to the competition, the event offers an exciting fall festival complete with family activities, pumpkin patch, fall market, food vendors and a beer garden!

For event information, contact Jessica Hernandez at 303-739-8659 or jhernand@auroragov.org.

 

October 19 Thornton Trunk and Treat 6:00pm to 9:00pm

http://www.cityofthornton.net/Festivals/Pages/TrunkorTreat.aspx

Admission is $1 per person

Trunk or Treaters spend the evening going from trunk to trunk, collecting candy from volunteers who have decorated their vehicles to serve as a backdrop for this spooktacular event!  Before your departure, be sure to stop by the GARDEN OF THE GHOULS haunted walk for more Halloween thrills and chills! The Garden of the Ghouls is not designed to be appropriate for children under the age of 10. Our performers are not able to restructure their performances for younger or vulnerable audiences if they become excessively scared. Please use your best judgment. The BOO BAYOU children's area with it's much gentler Halloween thrills, is perfect for the younger spooks, but if you do decide to bring your child(ren) under 10 to the Garden of the Ghouls, the child(ren) must be accompanied by a parent at all times.  Due to the popularity of this event, the admission line will be cut off prior to the end of the event in order to adhere to the 9 p.m. closing time.

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October 25 Aurora Southlands Trick or Treat Trail 3:00 to 5:00 pm

http://www.shopsouthlands.com/events/2014/10

Join us for an afternoon of fun filled with:

* Trick or Treating on Main Street!

* Bouncy Castles, Carnival Games, Face Painting, & Balloon Animals!

* FREE Trick-or-Treat Activity Book when you donate nonperishable food items to benefit SHARE Project (While Supplies Last)

* Haunted House Presented by the YMCA 

* Fun activities on Town Square!

Plus Lots More!

 

October 31 NorthglennSafe Street Halloween from 5:30 to 8:30pm  (check link to confirm date)

http://www.northglenn.org/ssh

Trick or treating is one of the great adventures of Halloween for kids and adds to many childhood memories. In addition to all the fun and excitement Halloween offers, it’s important for children to be safe.

In Northglenn, we host the perfect Halloween alternative that is safe yet fun for all children to enjoy - Safe Street Halloween! This perfect hair-raising event, presented by the Northglenn Police Department and Northglenn High School, offers trick-or-treating, fun games, cookie decorating, ghostly storytelling, and much more. It is fun for the whole family to enjoy, and best of all, it's FREE!

Northglenn High School students draw up their ideas as they plan and turn several high school classrooms into a variety of grueling haunted houses. Goblins and monsters lurk throughout the haunted tour and plenty of screams occur along the way. There are plenty of games and activities for the children to enjoy in addition to outdoor entertainment and yummy treats. This FREE event is open to children of all ages and offered a variety of games and plenty of excitement!

The city thanks all the businesses, community groups, schools and individuals who contributed candy and decorating effort to the safe and grueling event.

 

October 31 Boulder Munchkin Masquerade from 3:00pm to 6:00pm on Pearl St and Beyond

http://www.boulderdowntown.com/do/munchkin-masquerade3

Each Halloween, Downtown Boulder is invaded by thousands of tiny ghosts & goblins, dinosaurs & dragons, fairies & princes, super heroes and animals of every size trick-or-treating along Pearl Street.

 

November 11 Arvada- Wines for the Holidays Wine Tasting

https://arvada.org/about-arvada/wines-for-the-holidays

Where: Lamar Street Center, 5889 Lamar Street, Arvada, CO  80003

Time: 6:00 to 8:30pm

Events May include:

Uncork your holiday cheer! Whether novices or connoisseurs, guests will enjoy a relaxed evening and learn about Colorado wines.

§  Fine Colorado Wines: Award winning Front Range wineries will present over 100 wines. 

§  Elegant Hor d’oeuvres: Savor tasty hor d’oeuvres that compliment your wine selections.

§  Silent Auction: Do your holiday shopping early at the affordable Silent Auction with over 150 items donated by generous businesses. An array of items includes western slope get-a-ways; sports memorabilia; sumptuous food and fine wine gift baskets; certificates for dining, entertainment, health and beauty; clothing and jewelry; household decorative items; art and much more.

§  Eclectic Musical Entertainment:

Parking is free and we encourage carpooling.  For more information, please call 720-898-7403.

 

 

November 22- Aurora Southlands Mall- Holiday Hometown Parade & Tree Lighting 6:00pm

http://www.shopsouthlands.com/events/2014/11

Join Southlands as we kick off the season with our Holiday Hometown Parade and annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Plus, special guests including Santa himself!

 

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November TBD- December TBD- Christkindle Market at Skyline Park

http://www.denverchristkindlmarket.com/

Relive a centuries old German tradition when the  annual Denver Christkindl Market begins in connection with Downtown Denver’s Grand Illumination and the Parade of Lights. This typical German Christmas market is located at Skyline Park along the 16th Street Mall.

Each year brings the sights, sounds and flavors of the holiday season with a German flair to the 16th Street Mall. Music, holiday lights and typical vendor cabins will dot Skyline Park area across from the Daniels & Fisher Clock Tower. Using a GPS navigation system? Then enter 1601 Arapahoe Street in Denver to find us

 

November TBD- DecemberTBD: Georgetown Santa’s North Pol Adventure (prices vary)

http://clearcreekcounty.org/event-calendar-clear-creek-county/santas-north-pole-adventure-4/2013-11-23/

A one hour round trip train ride with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Enjoy complimentary hot chocolate, cookies, and candy canes, plus the kids all take home a jingle bell ornament.

Georgetown Loop Railroad 303-569-2184

 

November 23- Boulder Switch on the Holidays 5:00pm

http://www.boulderdowntown.com/do/switch-on-the-holidays4

Join us for a holiday performance by the Boulder Chorale as Santa counts down to the grand illumination of the Boulder County Courthouse and the Pearl Street Mall. Stick around for FREE visits with Santa until 7:00 p.m.

Attendees are encouraged to park for FREE in one of the five City of Boulder parking structures. Remember, on Saturday & Sunday, parking is free in City of Boulder parking garages!

 

November 28- Littleton Candlelight Walk and tree lighting 5:30 to 6:30

http://www.littletongov.org/index.aspx?page=789

Littleton's annual Candlelight Walk and Tree Lighting is held the Friday after Thanksgiving in historic downtown Littleton. This Littleton tradition is a festive evening of holiday lights and music for the whole family.

 

Sip free hot cider, listen to live holiday music, and see real reindeer at Bradford Auto Body from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Candles are available for 50 cents. Cider and candles are also available at Bega Park, courtesy of the Western Welcome Week volunteers. Donations of non-perishable food for Inter-Faith Community Services are accepted at each location, as well as toys for the Arapahoe Santa Claus Shop. Main Street merchants stay open late for those who want to start, or continue their holiday shopping.

 

Santa Claus and his sleigh will start their trip down Main Street at about 6:30 p.m., magically illuminating the more than one million lights in the trees as he passes each block. When he reaches the end of Main Street, Santa will draw the name of one lucky child to help him throw the switch on the big lighted Christmas Tree in the plaza. After that, he will make his way to Town Hall Arts Center for photos and to listen to the first wishes of the season.

Main Street closed to vehicle traffic shortly after 5pm on this day.  For more information call 303-795-3863


November 28-December 20 Boulder St. Nicks on the Bricks  from 11am to 2:00pm

http://www.boulderdowntown.com/events/2012-dbi-events

Free Visits with Santa | Downtown Boulder Visitor Information Center
Kids of all ages can visit with Santa at the Downtown Boulder Visitor Information Center for FREE. Bring your list and a camera to capture priceless holiday memories.

Friday, November 28, 2014 • 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday, November 29, 2014 • 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday, December 6, 2014 • 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday, December 13, 2014 • 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday, December 20, 2014 • 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
 

 

 

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December TBD- Arvada Old Town- Lagniappe

http://oldetownarvada.org/signature-events.php

Celebrate Lagniappe (lawn-yahp) as our local business owners thank their loyal customers with small gifts of appreciation. The Mayor will begin the festivities by lighting the Tree in Town Square. Olde Town will glow with holiday lights, carolers will sing traditional holiday songs, and Santa will be waiting to meet young children and listen to the Holiday wishes.

 

December TBD: Denver Hammond’s Candy Cane Festival

https://hammondscandies.worldsecuresystems.com/factory-tours-parties

Check out website in November for date.

All are invited to enjoy a free mini-tour, fresh candy samples, and pick up some gifts for everyone on their holiday list. With activities for the kids and free admission, it’s a n event you just might have to stay all day for – well, at least until the event’s end at 4pm.

 

December 2- Aurora Holiday Tree Lighting

https://www.auroragov.org/ThingsToDo/Events/HolidayTreeLighting/index.htm

Aurora Municipal Center- 15151 E. Alameda Parkway

Get festive with the sights & sounds of the holiday season!
Tasty Treats- Enjoy sipping hot cocoa, munching on holiday pastries and don't forget to pick up your candy cane from Santa. 
Visitors from The North Pole- Santa makes a grand entrance and greets families after a long trek from up north.
Musical Performances- Listen as talented local students perform seasonal tunes and carolers sing classic holiday favorites. 
Holiday Tree & Lights- Check out the twinkling holiday tree and, of course, a fantastic holiday lights display at Aurora City Hall!
Festival of Wreaths- The Aurora History Museum’s annual Festival of Wreaths event helps to raise funds for upcoming exhibits and for education and school programs. Check out the wreaths during the event and participate in the silent auction to buy your favorite!
For more information about this event contact Chip Scott at 303-739-7756 or email bscott@auroragov.org.

 

December 4- Aurora Southlands Mall- Shop Sip Stroll 6:00pm to 9:00pm

http://www.shopsouthlands.com/events/2014/12

Join us for a special night of shopping: Special Retailer Offers!, Entertainment!
Prizes & Giveaways!, Starting at 6pm, FREE Goodie Bags to the first 100 families to Holiday Guest Services (located on Main Street between Lids and Claire's)

 

December 5 January 1 Blossom of Lights Denver Botanic Gardens from 5:30 to 9:30pm

http://www.botanicgardens.org/events-exhibits/special-events/blossoms-of-light

1007 York Street, Denver, CO 80206
Including Christmas eve, Dec. 25, New Year's eve

Admission: 
$12 Adults 
$10 Adult Member, Student, Senior (65+), Military 
$9 Child (ages 3-12) 
$7 Child Member 
Free for children 2 and younger 
Group of 15 or more: $10 Adults, $7 Children

 

No pets please
Embrace the holiday season at Blossoms of Light. Over one million colorful lights draped in elegant designs highlight the Gardens winter beauty. Enjoy sparkling passages, brand new displays and romantic mistletoe kissing spots, as well as the always anticipated HoloSpex glasses.

Warm drinks and tasty treats will also be available. Seasonal entertainment will be available on select evenings. Thousands of lights in our amphitheater are synchronized to your favorite holiday tunes.

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December 5-January 1 Trail of Lights Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield from 5:30 to 9:30pm

http://www.botanicgardens.org/events-exhibits/special-events/trail-of-lights

8500 West Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton, CO 80128  303-973-3705
(This includes Dec. 24, Dec. 25, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1)

Admission: 
$12 Adults 
$10 Adult Member, Student, Senior (65+), Military 
$9 Child (ages 3-12) 
$7 Child Member 
Free for children 2 and younger 
Group of 15 or more: $10 Adults, $7 Children

With the foothills as a stunning backdrop, more than one million twinkling lights illuminate a winding path through the Colorado countryside.

Spread throughout Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, Trail of Lights offers visitors a choice of paths; a shorter route takes visitors directly to the children’s play area, while an extended path allows visitors to explore the Green Farm Barn and silo before continuing onto the children’s area and 1880s homestead.

Fun features this year:

Synchronized music in children’s play area.

Synchronized music area near the barn and silo.

Don’t forget to stop by the warming hut and the fire pit! 

See Trail of Lights from a different perspective: free hayrides highlighting Chatfield’s natural beauty are available on select nights from 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Hot drinks will available for purchase and seasonal entertainment will be provided.

HoloSpex glasses will be available for purchase.

Illuminated antique and model tractors on display.

The Hildebrand Ranch will be decorated for the season.

 

December 5 -6: WinterFest on South Pearl Street Denver

http://southpearlstreet.com

More information to come

 

Visit us on the 1500 block of South Pearl Street for Box Elder Horse and Wagon rides, a holiday market with gift and food vendors, local merchant open house, and appearances by Santa! Live music will be filling the street. Enjoy a hot adult beverage as well as hot chocolate and cider for the kids. Our open aire market will feature a christmas tree lot, holiday greenery, artisan foods, and winter crops. Come out and feel the holiday cheer with us!

 

December 6 Northglenn- Noel Northglenn from 5:30 to 8:30pm

http://www.northglenn.org/noel

Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive

Join Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the elves for an evening of fun when Santa comes to Northglenn to turn on the city’s holiday lights.

The lighting ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m., with carolers and a spectacular light show. Following the lighting ceremony, there will be an indoor fair from 5:50 to 8:30 p.m. with activities for children, refreshments and free pictures with Santa after he arrives. The Northglenn Community Foundation will sell slices of pizza as a fundraiser for the Utility Assistance Program.

Before the event, the Northglenn Senior Organization will sponsor its annual bake sale starting at 1 p.m.

At 7 p.m. the Denver Municipal Band and Northland Chorale play holiday favorites.

The event is sponsored by the Northglenn Community Foundation, Northglenn Arts and Humanities Foundation, Scientific and Cultural Facilities District and ATA Karate for Kids.

The city will be collecting canned goods, new toys, and gently used clothing for those who need it in our community. Volunteers are also being sought for the event.

 

 

 

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Decebmer 5-6- Denver 9News Parade of Lights

http://www.denverparadeoflights.com/

FREE ADMISSION!
Note- schedule was not on website when list was created.  Usually the first weekend of Dec.

 

December TBD: Littleton Museum Holiday’s Ever 5:30pm to 8pm

http://www.littletongov.org/index.aspx?page=232&recordid=93

Note: website was not updated when list was created.  Check back for details.

Cost: adults $10, children $4

A Holiday's Evening at the Museum

 

The Friends of the Littleton Library and Museum and the Littleton Historical Museum's annual Holiday's Evening will be held Sunday, December 9 from 5:30-8 p.m. The gentle glow of "luminarias" and the crackle of bonfires will call as you wander the grounds and light the way to wagon rides, carolers, and music reminiscent of times gone by. Gingerbread cookies, corn bread, hot cider, and nostalgia will warm you. Remember December evenings can be crisp and Holiday's Evening is an all outdoors event, dress appropriately.

The 1860s farm will be decorated for the holidays in the 1860s tradition. Interpreters will be dressed in costume and will portray life during Littleton's early history. The mules will have their bells on and ready for wagon rides.

The 1890s farm will also be decorated in the appropriate style of that period with entertainment in the farmhouse. Santa will be listening to children's wishes.

Tickets may be purchased at the Littleton Museum and Bemis Library during regular business hours. Ticket prices for Friends members are $7 for adults and $3 for children ages 2-12 years. Non-members are $10 for adults and $4 for children. Children under 2 are free. Join the Friends for one of the museum's most popular events!

 

December 13- Aurora Southlands Mall- Skating with Santa at The Pond 1:00pm to 3:00pm

http://www.shopsouthlands.com/events/2014/12

Come skate with the Big Guy himself at The Pond and warm up with a cup of complimentary hot cocoa!

 

December 13-15- Thornton Winterfest

http://www.cityofthornton.net/Festivals/WinterFest/Pages/default.aspx

Where: Carpenter Park Fields at 108th & Colorado Blvd.

From the turning on of the holiday lights and the miniature Santa's Village to the ice skating rink; from the holiday lighting contest to the Holiday Marketplace and a grand finale fireworks show, there will be lots for everyone to see and do.

Friday, December 13 ~ 6:30 p.m. - 9p.m.
Saturday, December 14 ~ 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday, Decmeber 15 ~ 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

 

FARM FESTIVALS and Pick your own fruits and vegetables:

 

Anderson Farms

http://andersonfarms.com

Open Sept 24 to Nov 1

Fall Festival: Corn Maze, Hayride to Pumpkin Patch, Animal Acres, Pumpkin Launching, Barnyard 500 Pedal Karts, Mine Cars, Barrel Train, Farm Animals, Kiddie Korral, Tire Mountain, Hay Bale Maze, and World’s Largest Cornucopia

Children 3 & Under: FREE
Prices: Mon-Thurs $10, Fri-Sun $12

 

Berry Patch Farms-

http://www.berrypatchfarms.com/

303-659-5050 / 13785 Potomac St. Brighton, CO 80601

Certified Organic, Pick-Your-Own, and Farm Market- prices vary

Hours: June-Sept: Tues-Sat: 8-6*| October: Tues-Sat: 10-4 | Nov-May: Sat: 10-3

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Miller Farms

http://www.millerfarms.net/

Spring Festival
Apr 1st - June 30th (All day)-

Our Spring Festival is designed for groups of 10 or more, and is designed to teach school children about how plants are started at our farm.  We take a short tour through the green houses and we also let each child plant a seed and transplant a flower.  They then take the plants home or back to the school and watch them in the various stages of growth.  Depending on the weather and the time of your visit, we may also take a ride out to our fields and show the student's how we plant here at the farm.  If there is early produce growing, we may also allow each child to pick a small amount of vegetables to take home.  Please keep in mind that the weather plays a big part in what is ready and when.
The cost per student is $5.00 per student.  Chaperons, teachers and bus drivers are free.

 

Fall Harvest Festival
Labor Day - Mid Nov 2013 (All day) 9 am -6 pm daily
Our fall festival gives everyone the opportunity to not only explore the farm, but to also harvest their own vegetables! During the fall harvest, everyone takes a tractor ride to our fields with stops along the way to pick their own vegetables. They’ll get the fun and educational experience of putting their hands in the dirt, and the rewarding benefit of picking fresh produce to take home to their families.  All of our activities and harvesting are included in the cost of admission. Begin your day with a visit to our petting zoo, followed by navigating your way through our corn maze. Play in the giant jumping balloon, climb on the fire truck, slide down the giant hill, and then the fun really begins! Enjoy your lunch in our picnic area, where we've got dozens of covered tables set up for your convenience. We have trash barrels and washing stations throughout, as well as several portable restrooms. Take our hayride through 180 acres of fields where you can pick your own vegetables—potatoes, carrots, onions, beets, Indian corn, squash, peppers, and the list goes on! You may even get your very own pumpkin to take with you. If you aren’t up to picking your own, we always have plenty of produce on hand in the roadside stand.  We also have our chile roaster going for a wonderful treat!  We do offer snacks, drinks and other delicious treats.

Questions? Call us at (970)-785-6133 or email us at millerfarms80651@aol.com

Fall Festival Pricing
The cost of your general admission allows each person to pick up tofive bags of produce each. If you pick over the 5 bag limit, each additional bag is $10.00, and if you don’t fill your five bags that is your decision – No refunds will be given. (If you only pick one bag each, your admission costs have already been covered!)

Adults, 13 and up - $20.00 per person or a family of four is $65.00. Each additional person over the first four is $15.00 per person.

Children, 4-12 - $15.00 per person. 3 and under are free, unless you are a pre-school group. (See rates below)

Groups of 10+ - $15.00 per person, 3 and under are free.

School groups - $8.00 per student and chaperone, and teachers and bus drivers are free. 1 bag of produce and a pumpkin per person. (When pumpkins are ready for harvesting) K-12

Pre-schools - $5.00 per person. One bag of produce each and a pumpkin when they are in season. Teachers and bus drivers are free.

Home Schools - $15.00 per person, 3 and under are free. Five bags of produce per person and a pumpkin each when they are ready to harvest.

Admission to playground and corn maze – Weekends only, $3.00 dollars per person. Weekdays are free!

Wagon Sale – Load a wagon full of pumpkins, gourds and winter squash plus whatever other goodies we have that day for only $30.00.

 

 

 

 

 

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Haunted Adventure!
Oct 10th - Oct 31 2013 (All day) dark until 10:00pm nightly

There has been some mysterious activity on the farm recently and we have discovered three silver pod-like discs that appeared on our property last night. We are unsure of what these are but they appear to be some type of alien craft. We are requesting that a few brave souls to come to the farm and help us discover what these ships are and what may be inside them. We have heard sounds from within.  Each night at dark we will take a small group of brave-hearted folks to the fields and check out the ships. Every night we will wait until darkness can cover our approach to the crafts in case there is a hostile entity within. It costs only $10.00 per person and only $5.00 per person if you paid to harvest and decide to stay with us for the evening’s activities. For reservations or questions, please call 970-785-6133 or send an email tomillerfarms80651@aol.com.  And remember, 1/2 of the proceeds are going to this years Colorado flood victims.  For reservations or questions, please call 970-785-6133 or send an email to millerfarms80651@aol.com. BE WARNED! This is not for the faint of heart!

 

4th of July Celebrations- Thursday (alphabetical by city)

 

Denver Civic Center Park's Independence Eve July 3 beginning at 8:00pm
http://www.civiccenterconservancy.org
 Join us for Independence Eve presented by Anadarko, the fifth annual free community celebration featuring a concert, light show and fireworks display on Thursday, July 3, 2014, in Denver’s Civic Center Park (Colfax & Broadway) beginning at 8:00 p.m.  The concert will feature patriotic and pop favorites from MIX, CU Denver's award-winning a capella group; the Hazel Miller Band and theDenver Municipal Band.

 

Lawn seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis; arriving early is greatly encouraged, as are blankets or low-rise concert/beach chairs. Attendees are welcome to bring their own picnics; concessions will also be available on-site. The event will take place rain or shine.  Civic Center is easily accessible by light rail, bus, bicycle or the 16th Street FREE MallRide and use of public transportation is encouraged. Information on nearby B-cycle bike-sharing locations is available at www.denver.bcycle.com. Bike racks will be available on the north and south sides of Civic Center Park.

 

Parking is available at nearby surface lots and parking garages, including the Cultural Garage (12th and Broadwway), the Denver Justice Center Garage located at 490 West 14th Ave (SW corner of 14th Street & Delaware Street), and the Central Parking lots/garages at 1530 Cleveland Place, Denver Pavilions (15th & Welton), 1256 Delaware, 1440 Tremont, 1200-1300 blocks of Cherokee and 1745 Sherman.

 

Please note that road closures will include the one block of Bannock and Cherokee between 14th Avenue Parkway and Colfax and 14th Ave. Parkway from Cherokee to Broadway. Broadway will be close at 6 p.m. from 19th Ave. to 13th Ave.  A close-in drop-off location will be available at the corner of 14th Avenue Parkway and Cherokee.  Additional traffic information will be available closer to the event.

 

Glendale Fireworks – Juy 3

http://www.glendale.co.us/calendar.aspx

Infinity Park at 4400 East Kentucky Ave, Glendale CO 80246, 303.248.7100

 

Littleton Red, White and You Celebration –    Thursday, July 3         

www.ifoothills.org

Clement Park, 7306 W. Bowels Ave., Littleton, CO 80123 303-973-9155

Event Hours: 5:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Admission is FREE (some activities require paid tickets- ie: bouncy house)

5:00 – festivities begin: food, beer and wine garden, exhibitor booths

6:30- Free concert featuring Black Water, a rockin' tribute to the music of the Doobie Brothers

9:30 Fireworks

Post fireworks - Black Water will perform an encore

FOR SAFETY REASONS, pets are NOT allowed at this event

 

 

4th OF JULY CELEBRATIONS- Friday (alphabetical by city)

 

Arvada 4th of July Festival – 4:00 pm until after fireworks

https://arvada.org/arts-and-culture/fourth-of-july

Lutz/Stenger Sports Complex

Entry at 58th Avenue and Oak Street

Celebrate Independence Day in Arvada mingling with neighbors and friends, as the City of Arvada, Apex Park & Recreation District, Arvada Festivals Commission and KOOL 105 provide free entertainment, a variety of food vendors and attractions that will entertain all ages! Fireworks cap off the evening, but don’t miss the incredible fun during daylight hours. Make plans to spend the day with us and enjoy the following activities:

§  Live music starting at 4:00 p.m.

§  KOOL105 Radio Booth

§  Military display vehicle

§  Kid’s Play Zone: all activities are FREE

§  Inflatables

§  Games

§  Human ‘Hamster’ balls

§  Face painting, balloon artists and crafts

§  New this year: IT'S ALL ABOUT ME!  This portion of the event is geared to those with some type of special needs whether it be down syndrome, autism, junior diabetes or physical and mental handicaps. There will be special activites that they will be able to participate in and we will also have a magician and face painter.  Booths will be available with different types of infomation about special needs and Jake's Toy Box will be on site for citizens to purchase and learn about different toys and games that will help with your special person. We want everyone to be able to enjoy the day and the fireworks. We are partnering with A Place 4 Me on the special needs portion so if you have any questions, you can direct them to A Place 4 Me at 720-771-1295 or call Brenda at 720-898-7403. We welcome companies to participate that specifically work with special needs people.

The festivities come to a spectacular finish with a grand fireworks display that lasts about 25 minutes with KOOL 105 simulcasting a musical medley.

If you are looking to beat the traffic after the show, consider riding your bikes, scooters, motorcycles or walking to the event. We will have a special parking lot just for alternative transportation; however, free parking will also be available with gates to the Lutz/Stenger Sports Complex opening at 3:00 p.m.  Those that ride in on alternative transportation will leave the event first while vehicles will be held back until all alternative transportation has been disbursed.  Handicapped parking is available in the lower Lutz parking lot and large, recreational vehicles will be directed to a parking area in the Stenger Soccer Complex. No parking will be allowed on Kipling. Parking and entry to the event is FREE.

Please remember that no personal fireworks, alcohol or animals are permitted at the sports complex.  No overnight camping allowed.

For more information log onto www.arvadafestivals.com or call 720-898-7403

 

Aurora 4th of July Festival – 6:00 to 10:00 pm

https://www.auroragov.org/ThingsToDo/Events/FourthofJulySpectacular/index.htm

The city of Aurora, Colorado invites you to experience the 4th of July Spectacular and celebrate Independence Day with a fireworks show that lights up the area skyline. The city’s Municipal Center Great Lawn will feature live music, delicious food beginning at 6 p.m. and ends with a fireworks display revered as one of the best in Colorado

Where: Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 East Alameda Parkway, 80012

Additional parking suggestions:
Town Center at Aurora
Aurora City Place
Community College of Aurora

 

 

 

 

 

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Denver- Four Mile Park Old Fashioned July 4th Celebration – 10:00am to 4:00pm   303-399-1859       

www.fourmilepark.org or http://www.fourmilepark.org/index.php?/events/

Four-Mile Historic Park – 715 S. Forest St.

Bring the entire family for a day of fun. Festivities will include visits from Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and Uncle Sam; the reading of the Declaration of Independence and performances by the Denver Concert Band and other area musicians. Watch the 1st Colorado Volunteer Infantry drill and hear stories of mountain men and Native Americans. Enjoy traditional music and games, children’s crafts and horse-drawn wagon rides. Tour Denver’s oldest standing structure, the Four Mile House museum and see how early settlers celebrated Independence Day and dealt with the summer heat. Traditional summertime food and refreshments will be available for purchase.
Food & Beverages available at the FOOD TENT from 11am-3pm

ADMISSION:
Adults: $7
Youth 3-17: $4
Seniors (65+): $4
Children 2 & under: Free
Military w/ID: Free
Members of FMHP: Free
Special Notes: 
Horse-drawn Wagon Ride tickets must be purchased at the TICKET DEPOT before entering the loading lines.**Please note ALL ticket sales and wagon rides end at 3:30pm
Four Mile Historic Park would like to thank the many volunteers and community organizations that make our special events possible.
Special thanks goes to Corum Real Estate Group for providing additional event parking.
No pets allowed, service animals excepted.

 

Golden Fireworks – (note- website was not updated at the time this list was created)

www.goldenlionsclub.org

http://www.goldenvisitorsbureau.com/events/july_fourth.php

events starting at noon, concert at 7:00 pm, fireworks at 9:30 pm

Lions Park – 10th and Maples Streets in Golden

As they have for over 40 years, the Golden Lions are again organizing and hosting the 4th of July community celebration in Lions Park as a way of giving back to their community. Activities start at noon and end in the evening with a large fireworks display. The event is designed to be a day for friends, neighbors and families to get together at the beautiful park on 10th Street to picnic or purchase food and drink, enjoy music throughout the day, and let the kids enjoy the free rides and face painting provided by the Golden Lions Club. Bands scheduled for this year include:

  • The Johnny O. Band (blues) from 12 to 2:30,

  • Chuck Hughes from 3 to 6 (rock-a-billy)

  • The New Classic Band from 6:30 to 9:30 (cover band 60s-90s).

 

Littleton 4th of July Family Festival & Fireworks

http://www.littletongov.org/index.aspx?page=837

The Fourth of July Family Festival and Fireworks Show is held every year on July 4.

There is plenty of food, fun, entertainment, games and a fantastic fireworks show for families and friends at this free event. A variety of food concessions are available in Belleview and Cornerstone parks. At about 9:30 p.m., a spectacular fireworks show is launched from the baseball fields at Cornerstone Park. With an emphasis on a safe event for families,the laws prohibiting alcohol and personal fireworks – including sparklers — are strictly enforced. Pets are strongly discouraged.

The Fourth of July Family Festival and Fireworks Show is sponsored by the cities of Littleton and Englewood, Arapahoe County, and South Suburban Parks and Recreation. Additional financial support is provided by the cities of Sheridan and Centennial.

 

 

4th OF JULY CELEBRATIONS- Friday (alphabetical by city) continued

 

 

Northglenn 4th of July Family Festival 6:30am to 10:00pm

http://www.northglenn.org/july4th or http://www.northglenn.org/carshow

E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park, 11801 Community Center Drive

The city’s signature event is the July 4th Family Festival held at the Civic Center and award-winning E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park. The event has been described as a large family picnic where people come prepared to spend the day in the park. Activities include a pancake breakfast, car show, Firecrackers and Flapjacks Run, the Northglenn Senior Organization Bake Sale, food and community vendors, a Water Play Tent, the Bike, Trike and Wheelchair and Patriotic Pooch Parades, Kids’ Fun Area, a free concert, military recognition ceremony, and fireworks show. Approximately 12,000 - 15,000 people enjoy the event each year.

Plus July 4th Car Show: The city is seeking car enthusiasts with new, classic, vintage, antique, hot rod and rat rod cars as well as motorcycles and trucks to fire up those engines and show off your ride at this year’s festival and car show. The car show continues to be a great addition to this well established event and fun day at the park.

 

 

Thornton 4th of July

http://www.cityofthornton.net/Festivals/Pages/FourthofJuly.aspx

Carpenter Park Fields – 11000 Colorado Blvd.
4 p.m. - Beer Gardens and Food Vendors open for business
4 p.m. - 2014 Thorntonfest Battle of the Bands Winner
5:45 p.m. - Thornton Community Band
7:25 p.m. - Presentation of Colors
7:30 p.m. - Kory Brunson Band
9:30 p.m.- Parachute Jump
As soon as the parachutists land the fireworks will start

 

Westminster 4th of July –  6 – 9:30 pm, City Park, 10455 Sheridan Blvd.

https://www.ci.westminster.co.us/eservices/events/Event.aspx?evtid=5829

Celebrate America’s birthday and honor those who protect our freedom at the annual 4th of July Celebration. Parking is VERY LIMITED. Use the FREE shuttle bus from many locations in Westminster and Hyland Hills. For a shuttle schedule visitwww.cityofwestminster.us.  Grills, fireworks and glass containers are not allowed at the event.

Fire Department Fishing Derby: 8 - 11 a.m.

Swimming at City Park Pool: 8 am to 5:30 p.m.

Uncle Sam’s Splash Bash*: 1 - 3 p.m.
*Held at Countryside outdoor pool

Patriotic Bike Parade: 3 - 4 p.m.

Activity Zone opens: 4 - 9 p.m.

Food vendors open: 4 - 9:15 p.m.

Rocky Mountain Car Club Car Show: 5 - 9:15 p.m.

Free concert by Soul X: 7 - 9 p.m.

Fire Poi Performance: 9 - 9:15 p.m.

Fireworks: 9:15 p.m.

The 4th of July Celebration is presented by the City of Westminster, the Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District, Premier Members Federal Credit Union, North Metro Arts Alliance, and the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District.

 

Fireworks not yet announced:

 

Broomfield Great American Picnic and Fireworks Extravaganza –               303-464-5530     

http://www.ci.broomfield.co.us/recreation/

festivities start at 5:30 pm, concert FACE and later Soul School, fireworks at 9:15 pm

NW corner of City and County Municipal Center Complex – Third Avenue and DesCombes

Festivities include pony rides and inflatables. Bring your picnic dinner or enjoy a dinner from our vendors at the park. Charcoal grills are not permitted.

DENVER ATTRACTIONS FREE DATES (listed alphabetically)

 

Botanic Gardens –               

http://www.botanicgardens.org/plan-your-visit/visitor-information/free-days

Denver Botanic Gardens                                 720-864-3500       

1007 York Street, Denver, CO 80206
Monday, Aug. 4  
Saturday, Nov. 8 
Friday, Nov. 14 (Holiday Sale)
Saturday, Nov. 15 (Holiday Sale)
 

Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Park –               303-973-3705      

8500 West Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton, CO 80128  303-973-3705 

Tuesday, June 3
Tuesday, Aug. 5
Tuesday, Nov. 4

 

Children’s Museum –               303-433-7444       

www.cmdenver.org

Free First Tuesdays – the first Tuesday of every month is free for Colorado residents from 4:00 – 8:00 pm

 

Denver Art Museum -               720-865-5000       

www.denverartmuseum.org

Free First Saturdays – the first Saturday of every month is free for Colorado residents

 

Denver Firefighter’s Museum –               303-892-1436       

www.denverfirefightersmuseum.org

Denver Firefighter’s Museum – 1326 Tremont Pl, Denver

Free Days

August 2          Fun at the Firehouse

September 6   Grandparents Free Day

October 11      Fire Safety Week

December 6    Holiday Open House

 

Denver Museum of Nature and Science –               303-322-7009       

www.dmns.org or http://www.dmns.org/about-us/scfd-free-days/

·         June 2

·         June 30

·         July 20

·         September 8

·         September 28

·         October 27

·         December 1

 

Denver Zoo –               303-376-4800       

www.denverzoo.org

Nov 3

Nov 14

Nov 20

 

 

 

 

 

DENVER ATTRACTIONS FREE DATES (listed alphabetically) continued

 

Four Mile Historic Park

http://www.fourmilepark.org/index.php?/events/

Four Mile Historic Park
715 S. Forest Street
Denver, Colorado 80246

Free First Friday

Travel back to 1859...for free! Enjoy a tour of the Four Mile House Museum - a Denver Landmark, panning for gold, and meeting our many farm-animals! On the first Friday of each month, Four Mile Historic Park is offering free general admission, courtesy of the support provided by your Scientific & Cultural Facilities District.

The Park & Museum are open from Noon-4pm. Four Mile House Museum Tour times are at 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30pm. Only service animals permitted.

June Free First Friday

 

Friday, June 06 | 12:00 pm–4:00pm

August Free First Friday

Friday, August 01 | 12:00 pm–4:00pm

September Free First Friday

 

Friday, September 05 | 12:00 pm–4:00pm

November Free First Friday

 

Friday, November 07 | 12:00 pm–4:00pm

December Free First Friday

 

Friday, December 05 | 12:00 pm–4:00pm

 

Hudson Gardens –

www.hudsongardens.org

Check website for FREE dates.

Hudson Gardens – 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive in Littleton

 

 

 

Art Walks

Disclaimer: This is posted in good faith, please check the art walk websites below to verify the info posted here.

 

First Friday Art Walk- Belmar

http://www.belmarcolorado.com/events.php#

Join your neighbors, friends and art enthusiasts on the first Friday of each month for a block long celebration of art and design on Block 7 in Belmar.  Block 7 is a collection of local galleries and studies featuring local artists, guest artists, featured shows, art workshops and free monthly walks open to the public. The ‘first Friday’ evening is designed for both the art curious and the art collector as guests are invited the browse the galleries, meet the artists and mingle among hundreds of attendees. The 2014 Block 7 featured galleries and studios open to the public include: Anam Cara Living Arts Studio, Anne Van Leeuwen Studios and Gallery, DiagnosisART, Made In, R Design, True Colors Studio & Gallery, Twigs & Twine and Valkarie Gallery. 
Fri., June 6, 2014 (INSPIRE Arts Week) 
No July Art Walk 
Fri., Aug. 1, 2014 (6-9 p.m.) 
No Sept. Art Walk 
Fri., Oct. 3, 2014(6-9 p.m.)
Fri., Nov. 7, 2014(6-9 p.m.)
Fri., Dec. 5, 2014 (6-9 p.m.)

 

First Friday Art Walk – Tennyson St Denver

www.tennysonst.com

First Friday of the Month during the summer, 6:00-10:00 pm

Tennyson Street between 38th and 44th Avenues

 

First Friday Art Walk – South Pearl Street Denver

www.oldsouthpearlstreet.com

First Friday of the Month, 4-8 pm

South Pearl Street between Evans and Buchtel in Denver

 

First Friday Art Walk-

http://www.denver.org/what-to-do/museum-art/first-friday-art-walks

 

First Fridays on Santa Fe Denver

www.artdistrictonsantafe.com

galleries, artist studios and restaurants joining the First Friday Art Walk (6-9 pm) every first Friday of the month. Free guided shuttle coaches pick you up at the light rail station at 10th Avenue and Osage Street and ferry you around the Art District on First Fridays between 5:30 and 9:30PM.

 

Golden Triangle First Fridays –

www.gtmd.org

First Friday of the Month, May through November, 5:00-9:00 pm

Golden Triangle Neighborhood – Lincoln between Speer and 13th Ave in Denver

Free maps are available at all participating galleries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOCAL AMUSEMENT PARKS

Disclaimer: This is posted in good faith, please check the websites below to verify the info posted here.

 

Bear Creek Lake Park –           
www.lakewood.org

15600 W Morrison Road, Morrison – C-470 and Morrison Road

Swimming, sand beach, picnic area, wildlife information in visitor center make for a great summer outing when temps are blazing

$4.00/carload; annual pass $40.00

 

Belleview Park

http://englewoodgov.org/our-community/recreational-opportunities/parks-and-recreation/parks/belleview-park-attractions

Children’s Farm & Miniature Train  

 

While you are at Belleview Park you can also enjoy a ride on the Miniature Train, play by the creek or on the playground equipment, ride your bikes along the bike paths, and cool off with some concessions sold at the farm.

Children's Farm, and Miniature Train are open each year Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Miniature Train
5001 S. Inca • 303-798-6927
$1.75 Per Person
Runs Saturday, May 25 through Labor Day
Tuesday - Saturday: 10am-4pm
Sunday: 11 am-4 pm 
Closed Mondays
The miniature train has run in Belleview Park for over 30 years, averaging 60,000 riders annually. The train runs every summer from Memorial Day through Labor Day. It is closed on Mondays except for Memorial Day and Labor Day. The cost is $1.75 per person. No reservations will be taken.

 

Belleview Children’s Farm
5001 S. Inca • 303-798-6927
$1.75 Per Person

(Children Under 2 Years are Free)
Open Saturday, May 25 through Labor Day
Tuesday - Saturday, 10am-4pm • Sunday, 11am-4pm • Closed Mondays

Come on down to the farm for a little bit of yesteryear. Enjoy getting to know some farm animals. Our barnyard will host pigs, goats, chickens, and sheep just to name a few. The farm also features Buttercup, a life-size fiberglass milking cow. Try and see if you know how to milk our cow and experience how people used to get their milk down on the farm!

For groups larger than 10 people, please call at least three days in advance. Call 303-762-2680 for reservations before Memorial Day. After that date, you can call the farm, 303-798-6927. An adult must accompany children at all times.  Learn some interesting facts, pet the animals, and enjoy a day at the park.  

 

Heritage Square

www.heritagesquare.info

Alpine slide, kiddie amusement rides, go karts, bumper and paddle boats, fishing, train, shopping, musical and children theater and much more in this replica of a Victorian main street

18301 W Colfax Ave in Golden

Year-round but some attractions are seasonal, check website for current hours and open amusements

 

Littleton Historic Museum

 www.littletongov.org/museum or http://www.littletongov.org/museum/events/default.asp

6028 S Gallup St., Littleton

14 acres of history including working farms dating back to the 1860s, a 1903 blacksmith shop and ice house; costumed interpreters give information

Hours - Tue-Fri 8:00 am-5:00 pm; Sat 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Sun 1:00-5:00 pm; closed Mondays & holidays

LOCAL AMUSEMENT PARKS continued

 

Pirates Cove

www.piratescovecolorado.com

Pirates Cove Family Aquatic Center
1225 W. Belleview • 303-762-COVE
Open 10am-6pm
Daily, May 25-August 9
Weekends Only, August 9-September 1
Labor Day, September 2
 

Tiny Town –     

www.tinytownrailroad.com

6249 S Turkey Creek Rd – US Hwy 285 at Turkey Creek Canyon; driving directions on website

Kid –size Victorian era village with small steam engine train; picnic area

Hours – daily 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Memorial Day through Labor Day

$5.00/adults; $3.00/children 2-12; Free under 2; $1.00/train rides

 

Venice on the Creek –  

www.veniceonthecreek.com

We regret that VOTC will not be operating during the 2013 summer.

Venice on the Creek is Currently Closed

This decision is based on the reality that there is a sufficient need for both upgrades and repairs to the infrastructure that makes VOTC possible. These issues must be addressed in order to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for our customers. We are hard at work to bring VOTC back in the summer of 2013!

Gondola-like boat rides down Cherry Creek near Downtown

Runs June through August

Thursday through Sunday from 5:00 pm-10:00 pm; candlelight rides available starting at 8:30 pm, reservations strongly suggested; group charters available on Wednesdays

Roundtrip and half rides available – see website for current rates. Full ride starts and ends at Creek Front Plaza at Larimer and Speer, lasts about 75 minutes and includes a historical tour and 8 locks. The half ride starts and ends at Creek Front and boats for about 30-35 minutes, and includes a tour and a total of four locks. The one-way trip starts at Creek Front Plaza at Larimer and Speer and boats to Confluence Park or vice versa, and includes a historical tour and a total of four locks.

 

Summer of Reading

www.summerofreading.org

Reading events for kids (ages birth to 5th grade) at Denver Public Library branches with prizes earned for time spent reading or being read to

Registration begins May 26, program runs through July 30

See website or call for details

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOURS

Disclaimer: This is posted in good faith, please check the websites below to verify the info posted here.

 

Anheuser Busch Brewery –

www.budweisertours.com

10:00 am –4:00 pm, Thursday through Monday

2351 Busch Drive in Ft. Collins

1 hour; beer samples (for 21+); Clydesdales; gift shop

 

Celestial Seasonings Tea Factory –

 www.celestialseasonings.com

On the hour, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, Monday through Saturday; 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Sunday

4600 Sleepytime Drive in Boulder

45 minutes; no children under 5 in the factory; tea samples; gift shop

 

Colorado Sports Hall of Fame Museum
http://www.coloradosports.org
Housed in Sports Authority Field At Mile High (home of the Denver Broncos), this free museum honors the legacies of the Mile High City’s greatest sports heroes, and features the Gallery of Legends, a “Great Moments in Colorado Sports” exhibit and a section celebrating the achievements of girls and women in Colorado Sports.

 

Colorado State Capitol Building

www.colorado.gov or http://www.colorado.gov/capitoltour

9:15 am – 2:30 pm, Monday through Friday, closed on state and federal holidays

Colfax and Broadway in Denver

45 minutes; watch government at work and see an historic building

Tour Colorado’s magnificent gold-domed Capitol Building. Stand at exactly a mile high on the steps, see Allen True’s beautiful murals, listen in on the Colorado General Assembly, and check out the gorgeous Rose Onyx wainscoting. Free tours are available Mondays through Fridays. Note: The Capitol Dome will be undergoing major structural renovations for 2-3 years and will not be accessible during that time-frame.

 

Coors Brewery –   

www.coors.com

10:00 am –4:00 pm, Monday through Saturday

13th and Ford in Golden

45 minutes; beer samples (for 21+); gift shop

 

Denver Mint –

www.usmint.gov

On the hour, 8:00 am –3:00 pm, Monday through Friday, closed on federal holidays

Colfax and Cherokee in Denver

1 hour, reservations recommended; coin production in action; tight security so check website for restrictions; gift shop

 

Denver SkatePark
http://www.denverskatepark.com
This expansive area – one of the most renowned skate parks in the country – is filled with bowls for all levels of skating skill. Admission is free. Helmets are required.


Denver Story Trek
http://www.denverstorytrek.org
Ever wonder about the stories of the places you pass? On Denver Story Trek you’ll explore the stories behind Denver’s historic landscapes and landmarks on an interactive, self-guided tour of the city. It’s simple to use and free!
 

 

TOURS (continued)

 

Dinosaur Ridge
http://www.dinoridge.org
See some dinos – or what’s left of them anyway. Dinosaur Ridge features famous Jurassic dinosaur bones, such as Stegosaurus and Apatosaurus, discovered in 1877, and Cretaceous dinosaur footprints. A guidebook is available for use on self-guided tours.

 

Garden of the Gods
http://www.gardenofthegods.com
Located 60 miles from Denver, the awe-inspiring Garden of the Gods features gigantic 500-foot high red sandstone rock monuments at the base of Pikes Peak.

 

Great Divide Brewery Tour
http://www.greatdivide.com
Get a behind-the-scenes look at Denver’s craft beer world on a free tour at the Great Divide Brewery in Downtown Denver. Tours take place at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Monday - Friday and each hour starting at 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
 

Hammond’s Candy Factory

http://www.hammondscandies.com/factory-tours-parties

LAST TOUR STARTS at 3:00pm Monday through Saturday.

Tour Hours:

 

Monday-Friday 9am – 3pm
Saturday 10am – 3pm
Closed Sundays

Our Denver Retail Store Hours:

 

Monday – Friday 9am – 4:30 pm
Saturday 10am – 4pm
Closed Sundays


Littleton Historical Museum
www.littletongov.org/museum
Travel back in time at this free museum and get a glimpse into Colorado’s pioneer past. Located on 39 acres, the museum consists of two living history farms (one from the 1860s and one from the 1890s), with a working farm, a blacksmith shop and more than 40,000 historically Colorado artifacts.

National Center for Atmospheric Research
http://www.ncar.ucar.edu
Learn about global warming, the 21st century’s hottest topic, at this fascinating free museum. See a hailstone the size of a softball, watch as a miniature tornado is whipped up in front of your eyes, and get an up close look at how lightning is created.

Red Rocks Hall of Fame & Trails
http://www.redrocksonline.com
Carved from towering red rock monuments, this 9,000-seat arena is one of the world’s most renowned concert venues. When there’s no concert, the free Visitor Center has a museum and Performers of Fame, while the surrounding park has hiking trails that weave in, around and over the colorful red rocks.

Rockmount Ranch Wear
http://www.rockmount.com
Browse the racks and enjoy the free museum at Lower Downtown’s historic Rockmount Ranch Wear, the originator of the western snap-button shirt. The walls are adorned with photos of the many celebs who have worn Rockmount shirts, including Eric Clapton, Robert Redford and Elvis Presley.

 

TOURS (continued)

 

REI Flagship
www.rei.com/stores/18
Located in the restored 1901 Denver Tramway building, the REI Denver Flagship store is a complete outdoor resource, a historic landmark and an award-winning architectural accomplishment. Don’t miss the interactive features, including mountain bike trails, a 45-foot climbing wall and more.

 

Tattered Cover Bookstore
http://www.tatteredcover.com
The Tattered Cover is one of the nation’s largest and most well-known independent bookstores and often hosts free signings by some of the literary world’s most famous authors. They also offer free wi-fi if you want to surf the net while you’re there. There are three locations: Lower Downtown, East Colfax, and Highlands Ranch.

 

 

Wild Animal Sanctuary open at 9:00 to sunset

http://www.wildanimalsanctuary.org/

DAYS & HOURS:  

The Wild Animal Sanctuary is open daily for Visitors except for:

New Years Day - Fourth of July - Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day

*Note - NO DOGS ALLOWED

 We open every day at 9 AM and close the facility at sunset (exact closing times are posted below).

COST TO VISIT:

  • Adults - $15

  • Children, ages 3-12 - $7.50

Cash, checks, Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover, and Debit Cards all gratefully accepted.

We are only closed four days a year - Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.  In the event of snow storms or other extreme weather, it’s always a good idea to call before driving out, 303-536-0118.
Physical Address: The Wild Animal Sanctuary

1946 County Road 53

Keenesburg, CO 80643

 

 

FREE DAY TRIPS

 

Disclaimer: This is posted in good faith, please check the websites below to verify the info posted here.

 

Boulder
http://www.bouldercoloradousa.com
A recent study pegged Boulder as the “happiest” city in America. You’ll find out why when you stroll past the shops, cafes and street performers on the Pearl Street Mall, or take a hike on the city’s 200 miles of trails.

Clear Creek History Park
http://www.clearcreekhistorypark.org
See how Colorado’s early settlers worked and played in the late 1800s at this two-acre living history park. Try your hand at gold panning in the river where a half-billion dollars of it was found.
 

Denver Bike Trails
www.denver.org/what-to-do/sports-recreation/denver-bike-trails
Denver is home to a massive network of more than 850 miles of paved, off-road trails that crisscross throughout the seven county metro area, making it a two-wheeled paradise. Paved trails connect to hundreds of additional miles of dirt trails, offering mountain bike adventures.

Denver Parks & Lakes
www.denver.org/what-to-do/sports-recreation/denver-parks-outdoors
Denver may not be anywhere near the ocean, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of places to kick back by a shimmering body of water. Confluence Park, located within walking distance of downtown, offers sandy shores for sunbathing and wading, a kayak practice route, and bike paths. Up in the Highlands neighborhood, explore Sloan’s Lake Park, an urban oasis with the enormous Sloan’s Lake taking center stage.

El Dorado Canyon State Park
http://parks.state.co.us/Parks/EldoradoCanyon/Pages/EldoradoCanyonHome.aspx
A hidden gem just outside of Boulder, El Dorado Canyon offers hiking amidst towering sandstone cliffs, picnicking along scenic South Boulder Creek and rock climbing on Eldo’s sheer golden walls.
 

Estes Park
http://www.estesnet.com
At the entrance to the legendary Rocky Mountain National, the historic resort village of Estes Park offers shopping and dining – as well as the hotel that inspired Stephen King’s The Shining!

Georgetown
http://www.georgetown-colorado.org
Nestled in a steep mountain valley, the “Silver Queen” is one of Colorado’s most elegant mining towns with 200 Victorian buildings. Ride the Georgetown Loop Railroad over a 100-foot high trestle to neighboring Silver Plume.

Golden
http://www.2hourvacation.com
The authentically Western town of Golden was Colorado’s first capital city. Today, visitors encounter a mix of outdoor cafes, Western stores and museums with a quaint main street that in places still has covered walkways, false-front buildings and plankboard sidewalks. An award-winning kayak course runs through the center of the town.

Highlands
www.denver.org/metro/neighborhoods/highlands
Explore one of Denver’s most happening ‘hoods. Sip a mojito while relaxing on a patio with a panoramic view of the city skyline. Go bargain hunting at one of Highland Square’s unique boutiques. Get a delicious treat at an artisan cheese shop or a bakery devoted to cupcakes.

 

 

FREE DAY TRIPS (continued)

 

 

Lariat Loop Byway
http://www.lariatloop.org
Retrace the motoring adventures of the early 1920s and experience the thrill of foothills exploration at the dawn of the Age of Motorcars on this 40-mile scenic circle in the foothills west of Denver. The Lariat Loop takes motorists to several popular attractions, including Buffalo Bill’s Grave & Museum, the Colorado Railroad Museum and the Mother Cabrini Shrine.
 

Mount Evans Scenic Byway & Echo Lake
http://www.mountevans.com
The highest paved road in North America climbs 9,000 feet from Denver, passing through five life zones en route to the 14,264-foot high summit. This is one of Colorado’s 54 fourteeners (peaks that climb to 14,000 feet and above), and one of only two in the nation that you can drive up. Note: Driving the Scenic Byway is $10 per vehicle, but hiking to Echo Lake is free – as is all that magnificent fresh mountain air.
 

Peak To Peak Scenic & Historic Byway
www.byways.org/explore/byways/2114
Less than an hour from Denver, this 55-mile-long route provides matchless views of the Continental Divide. From Black Hawk to Estes Park, the pleasantly winding road – the oldest scenic byway in Colorado – meanders through valleys and ridges, with shimmering aspens visible throughout the entire route.

South Park
http://www.southparkcolorado.org
The mountain town that inspired the long-running animated TV series of the same name is actually a charming spot, offering plenty of adventures, just up U.S. 285 from Denver. Try hiking, biking, horseback riding, excellent fishing and hunting, and ATV/jeep trails. Tour historic sites and visit shops full of local crafts.

 

MARKETS

Disclaimer: This is posted in good faith, please check the websites below to verify the info posted here.

 

European A Paris Street Market  May to Oct The first Saturday each month from 8am to 3pm

www.aparisstreetmarket.com

Aspen Grove – 7301 S Santa Fe Dr in Littleton

An open-air, European style flea market

 

Sweet William Market –   every last Saturday from May-Sept 28 9am to 2pm

www.StapletonDenver.com

http://community.stapletondenver.com/community/whats-happening/market-season-2013

Founders Green – 29th and Roslyn St.

An open-air, European style flea market, art, food

The Sweet William Market is celebrating its eighth season in Stapleton!

The vintage and lifestyle market will be on The Green.  Pick up a new sun hat, fetch a fresh piece of art or find that perfect purse … it’s all there with treats and live music.

 

Westminster- Orchard's European Market

http://www.theorchardtowncenter.com/event/orchards-european-market/2145413472

Last Sunday of each month, June-August 9-2pm

Join us the last Sunday of every month for The Orchard's European Market!  Find treasures such as antiques, collectables, and an array of local artisans.

 

 

 

FARMERS MARKETS

Disclaimer: This is posted in good faith, please check the farmers market websites below to verify the info posted here.

 

All Colorado Farmers’ Markets can be found at:

www.ams.usda.gov/farmersmarkets/States/Colorado.htm and www.ag.state.co.us/mkt/farmfresh

 

Arvada – old towne

http://oldetownarvada.org/signature-events.php

Sundays, June 3rd through September 23rd

Farmers Market
Sundays, June 3rd through September 23rd

As the beautiful Colorado weather arrives you’ll continue to find the delicious taste of farm fresh food picked just for you, at the Farmers Market held in Olde Town Square. Every Sunday, the Market will be packed with a colorful bounty of fruits, vegetables, and fun. Support local agriculture and buy direct from Colorado farmers while shopping in our historic downtown district

 

Aurora

333 N. Havana Street (Maya Sports Bar and Grill parking lot)

Tuesdays, June through October, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Highlands Ranch Town Center

 

Aurora- Southlands Retail Center – E-470 and Smoky Hill

http://www.shopsouthlands.com/event/farmers-market/2145432773

Saturdays, May – October, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

 

Boulder

http://www.boulderdowntown.com/events/farmers-market

First Sat. in April - third Sat. in Nov., 8 a.m to 2 p.m. Wednesdays
First Wed. in May - First Wed in Oct., 4 p.m to 8 p.m.

 

Centennial lFarmers and Artisans Market 10:00 am to 4:00pm

http://www.centennialco.gov

Centennial Center Park 13050 E. Peakview Ave

The award winning Centennial Center Park will be hosting a unique new outdoor market.  The monthly Centennial Farmers and Artisans Market will feature a variety of local artisans, fresh produce, ready-to-eat food and live music. Come join us for a day of fun and help support local businesses and growers!  

June 14

July 12

August 9

 

Colorado Fresh Markets –   

www.coloradofreshmarkets.com\

 

Denver:

www.denver.org/what-to-do/museum-art/denver-farmers-markets
The many farmers’ markets spread throughout the Mile High City aren’t just about locally grown farm-fresh produce, delicious baked goods and good-to-the-last bite prepared foods – though you’ll find more than enough of those things. Each Denver Farmers’ Market is a festive, weekly street fair, with live entertainment, family friendly activities and a vibrant crowd of locals.

 

Denver- Cherry Creek

1st Avenue & University - Bed, Bath & Beyond parking lot

Saturday s, May-October, 7:30 am – 12:30 pm

Wednesdays, June-September, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

 

FARMERS MARKETS (continued)

 

Denver- City Park Esplanade –

between 17th & Colfax (in front of East High School)

Sundays, June-October, 9:00 am-1:00 pm

 

Denver- Civic Center

14th and Broadway

Wednesdays, June  –September, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

Denver Farmers Markets–

www.denverfarmersmarket.com
 

Denver- Old South Pearl Street Farmers Market – Sundays- May 11 to Nov 2 9:00 am to 1:00pm

www.oldsouthpearlstreet.com or http://southpearlstreet.com

1500 block of S. Pearl Street

On a picture perfect Sunday morning in September, 2001, Charlotte Elich and Carrie Vadas of 5 Green Boxes launched the first South Pearl Street Farmers Market. Wanting to create an event that would bring neighbors to the street regularly, the first market was a single day event with just ten vendors.  The day was a rousing success, and today– twelve seasons later–the market has grown to 25 weeks, with more than sixty vendors and thousands of shoppers and aficionados. Managed by our friends at HobNob Events for the past seven years, the market has seen many vendors. We would like to specially acknowledge Ela Family Farms, known far and wide for their mouth-watering peaches and apples from the Western Slope, and Styria Bakery, legendary for their fresh baked bread, both of whom have been with us since that very first day in 2001.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS at the Farmers Markets

 

May 11th – Opening Day, Mother’s Day
May 18th – GreenFest/ Homesteading in the Hood
July 20th – Healing Fest
August 17th – HarvestFest
September 21st – Pet Adoption Fair
October 19th – Chili Cook Off
October 26th – HalloweenFest

 

FLEA MARKETS — Last Sunday of every month:

 

May 25th
June 29th
July 27th

August 31st
September 28th
October 26th

 

Denver- Stapleton

Quebec and 29th Ave on Sundays, June 16 to October 6, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

 

Denver- Tamarac Square

Tamarac Square Shopping Center - South Tamarac Dr and East Hampden

Mondays, June through October, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

Edgewater- June 13 to Sept 21

http://www.edgewaterco.com/index.asp?SEC=B56C738C-8584-4A37-9C27-9971E6A5E3E9&Type=B_BASIC

The City of Edgewater will host a Farmer's Market along 25th Ave., June 13- September 12 from 5pm -8pm. The Farmer's Market will also be at the 2013 Celtic Harvest Festival on September 21 & 22. Join

us each week for fresh food, crafts and family fun.  For additional information or any questions please contact the Edgewater Parks and Recreation Department at 720-763-3012 or 720-763-3010.

FARMERS MARKETS (continued)

 

Laughing Dog Farms Markets –        

www.laughingdogfarms.com
 

Littleton- Aspen Grove

7301 S Santa Fe on Wednesdays

 

Littleton- Civic Green Park –

between Lucent Blvd and Broadway

Sundays, May through October, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

Littleton- Southwest Plaza

Southwest Plaza Mall – Wadsworth and Bowles

 

Lonetree

Yosemite and Maximus behind Stallions

Saturdays, May– October, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

 

Westminster

http://www.theorchardtowncenter.com/event/the-market-at-the-orchard-town-center/2145413469

The Market at The Orchard Town Center

Sundays, June- August, 9-2pm

The Orchard Town Center presents, "The Market" .  Shop our farmer's market for fresh locally grown produce, gourmet foods and more - Every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., June through August. Visit our new location in front of Staples.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GREAT WEBSITES FOR INFORMATION

 

http://www.milehighmamas.com/blog/2014/05/19/2014-summer-activity-guide/

 

Denver The Mile High City- Things to Do

http://www.denver.org/things-to-do/

http://www.denver.org/things-to-do/denver-holiday-events/50-free-spring-activities/

http://www.denver.org/things-to-do/denver-holiday-events/50-free-summer-activities/

http://www.denver.org/things-to-do/denver-holiday-events/50-free-winter-activities/

http://www.denver.org/things-to-do/denver-holiday-events/summer-concert-season/

 

Things to do for $20 and under in the Denver area

http://chumpchangeadventures.com/

 

Free Festivals and Events in Metro Denver

http://www.denver.org/events/free-events

 

Other Metro Denver Farmer’s Markets

http://www.denverfarmersmarket.com/

 

Denver Events Guide

http://denver.metromix.com/

 

City of Thornton Website

http://www.cityofthornton.net

 

Highlandsranch Website

www.highlandsranch.org

http://www.highlandsranch.org/08_ginv/08_2events.html

 

Wine Festivals

http://www.castlerockwinefest.com/ or http://www.coloradowinefest.com/

 

Summer Concets

http://www.denver.org/what-to-do/museum-art/summer-outdoor-music-denver

 

Denver- Cultural Affairs

http://www.denvergov.org/DenverOfficeofCulturalAffairs/Permitting/SpecialEvents/PermittedEvents/tabid/437302/Default.aspx

 

Food Festivals

http://www.colorado.com/articles/celebrating-colorado-bounty-12-small-town-food-fests

 

Website for Denver, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins etc:

http://coldwellbankerpromotions.com/summer

 

 

HALLOWEEN websites:

http://www.denver.org/what-to-do/attractions/denver-halloween-guide

 

http://www.coloradokids.com/seasonal/halloween.php

 

http://www.shopaspengrove.com/go/mallevents.cfm?eventsonly=1


http://www.milehighmamas.com/blog/2009/10/08/fun-fall-activities-and-events/

KIDS EAT CHEAP OR FREE SCHEDULE

Disclaimer: This is posted in good faith, please call the restaurants/venues themselves to verify the info posted here.

 

Monday

Ajuua Mexican Restaurants (Aurora and North Denver). Kids 10 and under eat for a penny for each adult dinner entree purchased.

Buffalo Wild Wings (Thornton, Highlands Ranch, Park Meadows. Wesminster). Offers $1.99 kids meals.

Beau Jo’s. One free kids meal for each adult entree purchased. Denver 5-8 p.m.; Boulder after 4 p.m.; Evergreen after 5 p.m.

Café Mexicali (Boulder) – Kids eat FREE (up to 2) with purchase of adult entrée. 303-442-5588.

CiCi’s Pizza (Aurora and Westminster). Kids get the buffet for 99 cents on Mondays when a parent buys a buffet and drink.

Cinzzetti’s (Northglenn). Two kids eat free for each adult buffet purchased.

The Egg & I. Kids 12 and under eat for free (one free kids meal for per adult meal purchase)

El Jardin – Kids eat FREE from the children’s menu. 6460 E. 73rd Ave., Commerce City,303-288-3500.• Four

El Parral restaurants (Greenwood Village and Centennial) Kids eat free.

G’s Restaurant – Kids eat FREE from 88 a.m. to 9 p.m. 827 Colorado Blvd., Denver

Gunther Toody’s. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Kids 12 and under eat for free (one kids meal per adult meal purchase)

IHOP. 4-10 p.m. Kids 12 and under to eat for free (one free kids meal for per adult meal purchase).

Larkburger (downtown Denver and Littleton). Kids eat free after 4 p.m.

Mellow Mushroom Pizza (Denver). Kids get for $1 when their parents spend $15.

Merle’s (Littleton) 5 p.m. to close. Two free kids meals per adult meal

Mezcal – Kids eat FREE from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.  3230 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, 303-322-5219.

Mici’s Italian – Kids (12 & under) eat FREE after 4 p.m. with purchase of an adult entrée.3030 E. 2nd Ave., Denver; 1531 Stout St., Denver.

Quaker Steak and Lube. Kids eat for 99 cents all day. One free kids meal per adult entree purchased.

Rumbi Island Grill After 4 p.m., get one free kids meal for each adult entree purchased.

Smashburger. After 4 p.m. Limited time: Get one free kids meal for each entree purchased.

Texas Roadhouse. Kids 12 and under eat for $0.99 (one kids meal per adult meal purchase). Varies by location so call ahead.

Under the Sun Eatery & Taphouse (Boulder) – Kids eat FREE from opening to 6 p.m.627 S. Broadway, Boulder, 303-927-6921.

Under the Sun Pub & Brewery (Boulder) – Kids (12 & under) eat FREE from 5 p.m. to 6p.m — not valid at Mountain Sun or Denver’s Vine Street Brewery. 627 S. Broadway, 303-543-0886

The Yard House (Lakewood only) lets kids eat free. They offer parents two free kids meals for each adult entree purchased.

Village Inn. Kids (10 & under) eat FREE with purchase of adult entrée.

 

Tuesday

Atlanta Bread Company (Aurora, Northglenn) 4 p.m. to close. For each adult meal purchased, children 12 and under get a free kids meal, cookie and a drink.

Beau Jo’s (Arvada) One free kids meal for each adult entree purchased.

Black-eyed Pea. Kids 12 and under eat for free all day (one kids meal per adult meal purchase)

BD’s Mongolian Grill. Kids eat for $2 all day.

Bliss Frozen Yogurt (Arvada). Kids eat free 6-9 p.m.

Brewery Bar III (Lone Tree) and Brewery Bar IV (Aurora) – Kids eat FREE with purchaseof adult entrée (of $7 or more.)

Cinzzetti’s (Northglenn). Two kids eat free for each adult buffet purchased.

CityGrille (Denver) – Kids (12 & under) eat FREE with purchase of adult entrée. 321 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, 303-861-0726

Denny’s. 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Kids 10 and under eat for free (two kids meals per adult meal purchase)

The Egg & I. Kids 12 and under eat for free (one free kids meal for per adult meal purchase)

Famous Dave’s. Kids 10 and under eat for free (one kids meal per adult meal purchase)

Fazoli’s. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Kids 12 and under eat for 99¢ (two kids meals per adult meal purchase)

Genghis Grill. Kids 11 and under get one free kids meal for each adult bowl purchased.

KIDS EAT CHEAP OR FREE SCHEDULE continued

 

Tuesday Continued

IHOP. 4-10 p.m. Kids 12 and under to eat for free (one free kids meal for per adult meal purchase).

IKEA. Kids Eat Free from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.. Kids (12 and under) choose one combo meal valued at $2.49 with paying adult. (888) 888-4532

Lone Star Steakhouse (Thornton, Littleton).  Kids eat free all day when an adult purchases a meal.

McAlister’s Deli (Aurora). Kids 12 and under eat free on Tuesdays from 5-8 p.m One free kids meal for each adult meal purchased.

The Melting Pot (Littleton and Louisville). Kids eat free for each adult 4-course meal purchased from 5-7 p.m.

Pasquini’s Pizzeria (Denver). Kids eat free after 5 p.m.

Perkins Restaurant and Bakery – Kids (12 & under) eat FREE from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.with purchase of adult entrée.•

Restaurant 4580 (Boulder) – Kids (10 & under ) eat FREE, if the family is seated in thedining room before 6 p.m. 4580 Broadway, Boulder; 303-448-1500

The Rib BBQ restaurant (Lakewood). For each adult platter you buy, you can get one child’s size platter.

Rumbi Island Grill After 4 p.m., get one free kids meal for each adult entree purchased.

Slotted Spoon Meatball Eatery. 4-8 p.m. Two kids eat free for each adult entree purchased (drinks not included). 2730 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver. (303) 756-3072

Southern Hospitality – Kids eat FREE from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. with purchase of adultentrée. 1433 17th St., Denver, 303-298-5398.

The Rockyard – Kids eat FREE meal with purchase of adult entrée. 880 Castleton Rd.,Castle Rock, 303-814-9273.

Tony P’s Bar & Pizzeria. Kids eat free all day. 

Under the Sun Eatery & Taphouse (Boulder) – Kids eat FREE from opening to 6 p.m.627 S. Broadway, Boulder, 303-927-6921.

Under the Sun Pub Brewery (Boulder) – Kids (12 & under) eat FREE from 5 p.m. to 6p.m — not valid at Mountain Sun or Denver’s Vine Street Brewery. 627 S. Broadway, 303-543-0886.

Village Inn – Kids (10 & under) eat FREE with the purchase of adult entrée.

Wild Mountain Smokehouse & Brewery – Kids (12 & under) eat FREE the firstTuesday of the month. 70 E. First St., Nederland, 303-258-9453.

Zocalo Restaurant & Bar Kids (12 & under) eat free with purchase of adult entrée. 12 E. 11th Ave., Denver, (720) 382-1940.

 

Wednesday

Applebee’s. Kids 12 and under eat for 99¢ (up to four kids per adult meal purchase)

BD’s Mongolian Grill. Kids eat for $2 all day.

Buffalo Wild Wings (Thornton). Offers $1.99 kids meals.

The Egg & I. Kids 12 and under eat for free (one free kids meal for per adult meal purchase)

HuHot Mongolian Grill & BBQ. Starting at 4 p.m. Kids 12 and under eat for free (One kid per adult. Must eat from the stir-fry, not kids meals).

IHOP. 4-10 p.m. Kids 12 and under to eat for free (one free kids meal for per adult meal purchase).

Jake’s Restaurant  – Kids (12 & under) eat FREE (including beverage) from 4 p.m. to 10p.m. with purchase of adult entrée. The offer applies to all kids in your group (not dozens,of course), as long as an adult makes the required purchase. 3800 Walnut St., Denver,303-295-3800.

Lazy Dog Sports Bar & Grill (Boulder) – Kids eat FREE with purchase of adult entrée.1346 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-440-3355.

Lodo’s Bar & Grill (Westminster and Highlands Ranch). Kids 12 & under eat free from 6- 9 p.m. with purchase of adult entrée.

Primo Bistro – Kids eat FREE with purchase of adult entrée. 250 E. Colfax Ave., Bennett,303-644-3110.

Restaurant 4580 (Boulder) – Kids (10 & under) eat FREE, if the family is seated in thedining room before 6 p.m. 4580 Broadway, Boulder; 303-448-1500.

Under the Sun Eatery & Taphouse (Boulder) – Kids eat FREE from opening to 6 p.m.627 S. Broadway, Boulder, 303-927-6921.

Under the Sun Pub & Brewery (Boulder) – Kids (12 & under) eat FREE from 5 p.m. to 6p.m — not valid at Mountain Sun or Denver’s Vine Street Brewery. 627 S. Broadway, 303-543-0886

KIDS EAT CHEAP OR FREE SCHEDULE continued

 

Thursday

Captain D’s Seafood Kitchen. Kids 12 and under eat for free (two kids meals per adult meal purchase)

C.B. & Potts. Kids get eat for 99 cents for each adult meal purchased.

Celebrity Lanes – Kids (10 & under) eat for FREE at the Mexican buffet with purchase ofadult buffet. 15755 E. Arapahoe Rd., Centennial, 303-779-0155.

Colorado Brewing Company Draft House (Boulder) – Kids (10 & under) eat FREE withpurchase of adult entrée.

Country Buffet–Kids eat for 99 cents.

The Egg & I. Kids 12 and under eat for free (one free kids meal for per adult meal purchase)

IHOP. 4-10 p.m. Kids 12 and under to eat for free (one free kids meal for per adult meal purchase).

Wahoo’s Fish Tacos. Kids eat free on Thursdays after 4 p.m. Varies by location.

Under the Sun Eatery & Taphouse (Boulder) – Kids eat FREE from opening to 6 p.m.627 S. Broadway, Boulder, 303-927-6921.

Under the Sun Pub  Brewery (Boulder) – Kids (12 & under) eat FREE from 5 p.m. to 6p.m — not valid at Mountain Sun or Denver’s Vine Street Brewery. 627 S. Broadway, 303-543-0886.

Wahoo’s Fish Tacos – Kids (12 & under) eat for FREE (up to 2) from 4 p.m. to closingwith purchase of adult entrée.

 

Friday

The Egg & I. Kids 12 and under eat for free (one free kids meal for per adult meal purchase)

IHOP. 4-10 p.m. Kids 12 and under to eat for free (one free kids meal for per adult meal purchase).

 

Saturday

Denny’s. 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Kids 10 and under eat for free (two kids meals per adult meal purchase)

IHOP. 4-10 p.m. Kids 12 and under to eat for free (one free kids meal for per adult meal purchase).

Perkins Restaurant and Bakery – Kids (12 & under) eat FREE from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.with purchase of adult entrée.

Steak ‘n Shake – Kids (12 & under) eat FREE for every $8 spent (excludes drinks andshakes.

Tavern restaurants.  10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Two kids get the brunch buffet for free for each adult brunch purchase.

Uno Chicago Grill (Denver Kids 12 and under: one meal for each adult meal purchased.

Texas Roadhouse  – Kids dine for 99¢ with purchase of adult entrée from noon to 3p.m., 10310 Grant St., Thornton.

Tokyo Joe’s – Kids eat for $2 with purchase of adult entrée — free Addict Clubmembership required.

 

Sunday

Captain D’s Seafood Kitchen. Kids 12 and under eat for free (two kids meals per adult meal purchase)

Casey’s Bistro & Pub – Kids eat FREE with purchase of adult entrée. 7301 E. 29th Ave.,Denver, 720-974-7350.

Centro Latin Kitchen (Boulder) – Kids (10 & under) eat FREE after 5 p.m. with purchaseof adult entrée. 950 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-442-7771

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit. Kids 12 and under eat for free (one free kids meals per adult meal purchase)

Don Emilio’s Mexican Restaurant - Kids eat FREE with purchase of adult entrée.14050 Evans Ave., Aurora, 303-597-5151

GB Fish & Chips. Get one free kids meal for each adult half-meal purchased.

IHOP. 4-10 p.m. Kids 12 and under to eat for free (one free kids meal for per adult meal purchase).

Lansdowne Arms Bistro & Pub – Kids (12 & under) eat FREE until 4 p.m. with purchaseof adult entrée. 9352 Dorchester St. Highlands Ranch, 303-346-9136

The Melting Pot. Kids eat free for each adult 4-course meal. Littleton 2:30-4:45 p.m.; Louiseville 4-6 p.m.

Randolph’s Restaurant. Kids 12 & under eat free at the all-you-can-eat gourmet brunch with purchase of two adult brunches. Warwick Denver Hotel, 1776 Grand, Denver, (303) 318-7272.

Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant - Kids eat FREE in the evening, as a balloon artistentertains. 9535 Park Meadows Dr., Lone Tree, 303-799-4999.

Second Home Kitchen and Bar Kids 8 and under eat wear PJs and eat free off the Kids Brunch Menu from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. JWMarriott 150 Clayton Lane, Denver, (303)253-3000.

KIDS EAT CHEAP OR FREE SCHEDULE continued

 

Sunday continued

Steak ‘n Shake – Kids (12 & under) eat FREE for every $8 spent (excludes drinks andshakes.)

Tavern restaurants.  10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Two kids get the brunch buffet for free for each adult brunch purchase.

Woody’s Wood-fired Pizza (Arvada and Denver) – Kids 10 & under eat free with purchase of adult entrée.

Tokyo Joe’s – Kids eat for $2 with purchase of adult entrée — free Addict Clubmembership required.

Under the Sun Eatery & Taphouse (Boulder) – Kids eat FREE all day. 627 S. Broadway,Boulder, 303-927-6921.

Under the Sun Pub & Brewery (Boulder) – Kids (12 & under) eat FREE from 5 p.m. to 6p.m — not valid at Mountain Sun or Denver’s Vine Street Brewery. 627 S. Broadway, 303-543-0886.

Via Baci’s – Kids (9 & under) eat for $2 with purchase of adult entrée. 1005 CommonsSt., Lone Tree, 303-790-0828.

Woody’s Arvada and Woody’s Denver – Kids eat FREE with purchase of adult entrée.

Zocalo Restaurant and Bar – Kids eat FREE with purchase of adult entrée. 2200 S.Broadway, Denver, 720-382-1940.

 

Senior Discounts:

Disclaimer: This is posted in good faith, please call the restaurants/stores themselves to verify the info posted here.

RESTAURANTS:

Applebee's: 15% off with Golden Apple Card (60+)

Arby's: 10% off ( 55 +)

Ben & Jerry's: 10% off (60+)

Bennigan's: discount varies by location (60+)

Bob's Big Boy: discount varies by location (60+)

Boston Market: 10% off (65+)

Burger King: 10% off (60+)

Chick-Fil-A: 10% off or free small drink or coffee ( 55+)

Chili's: 10% off ( 55+) CiCi's Pizza: 10% off (60+)

Denny's: 10% off, 20% off for AARP members ( 55 +)

Dunkin' Donuts: 10% off or free coffee ( 55+)

Einstein's Bagels: 10% off baker's dozen of bagels (60+)

Fuddrucker's: 10% off any senior platter ( 55+)

Gatti's Pizza: 10% off (60+)

Golden Corral: 10% off (60+)

Hardee's: $0.33 beverages everyday (65+)

IHOP: 10% off ( 55+)

Jack in the Box: up to 20% off ( 55+)

KFC: free small drink with any meal ( 55+)

Krispy Kreme: 10% off ( 50+)

Long John Silver's: various discounts at locations ( 55+)

McDonald's: discounts on coffee everyday ( 55+)

Mrs. Fields: 10% off at participating locations (60+)

Shoney's: 10% off

Sonic: 10% off or free beverage (60+)

Steak 'n Shake: 10% off every Monday & Tuesday ( 50+)

Subway: 10% off (60+)

Sweet Tomatoes: 10% off (62+)

Taco Bell : 5% off; free beverages for seniors (65+)

TCBY: 10% off ( 55+)

Tea Room Cafe: 10% off ( 50+)

Village Inn: 10% off (60+)

Waffle House: 10% off every Monday (60+)

Wendy's: 10% off ( 55 +)

White Castle : 10% off (62+)

Senior Discounts: (continued)

 

RETAIL & APPAREL:

Banana Republic: 30% off ( 50 +)

Bealls: 20% off first Tuesday of each month ( 50 +)

Belk's: 15% off first Tuesday of every month ( 55 +)

Big Lots: 30% off

Bon-Ton Department Stores: 15% off on senior discount days ( 55 +)

C.J. Banks: 10% off every Wednesday (50+)

Clarks : 10% off (62+)

Dress Barn: 20% off ( 55+)

Goodwill: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)

Hallmark: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)

Kmart: 40% off (Wednesdays only) ( 50+) Kohl's: 15% off (60+)

Modell's Sporting Goods: 30% off

Rite Aid: 10% off on Tuesdays & 10% off prescriptions

Ross Stores: 10% off every Tuesday ( 55+)

The Salvation Army Thrift Stores: up to 50% off ( 55+)

Stein Mart: 20% off red dot/clearance items first Monday of every month ( 55 +)

 

GROCERY :

Albertson's: 10% off first Wednesday of each month ( 55 +)

American Discount Stores: 10% off every Monday ( 50 +)

Compare Foods Supermarket: 10% off every Wednesday (60+)

DeCicco Family Markets: 5% off every Wednesday (60+)

Food Lion: 60% off every Monday (60+)

Fry's Supermarket: free Fry's VIP Club Membership & 10% off every Monday ( 55 +)

Great Valu Food Store: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)

Gristedes Supermarket: 10% off every Tuesday (60+)

 Harris Teeter: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)

Hy-Vee: 5% off one day a week (date varies by location)

Kroger: 10% off (date varies by location)

Morton Williams Supermarket: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)

The Plant Shed: 10% off every Tuesday ( 50 +)

Publix: 15% off every Wednesday ( 55 +)

Rogers Marketplace: 5% off every Thursday (60+)

Uncle Guiseppe's Marketplace: 15% off (62+)

 

TRAVEL :

Airlines:

Alaska Airlines: 50% off (65+)

American Airlines: various discounts for 50% off non-peak periods (Tuesdays - Thursdays) (62+)and up (call before booking for discount)

Continental Airlines: no initiation fee for Continental Presidents Club & special fares for select destinations

Southwest Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)

United Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)

U.S. Airways: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)

 

Rail: Amtrak: 15% off (62+)

Bus: Greyhound: 15% off (62+)

Trailways Transportation System: various discounts for ages 50+

 

 

 

 

 

Senior Discounts: (continued)

 

Car Rental:

Alamo Car Rental: up to 25% off for AARP members

Avis: up to 25% off for AARP members

Budget Rental Cars: 40% off; up to 50% off for AARP members ( 50+)

Dollar Rent-A-Car: 10% off ( 50+)

Enterprise Rent-A-Car: 5% off for AARP members

Hertz: up to 25% off for AARP members

National Rent-A-Car: up to 30% off for AARP members

 

Overnight Accommodations:

Holiday Inn: 20-40% off depending on location (62+)

Best Western: 40% off (55+)

Cambria Suites: 20%-30% off (60+)

Waldorf Astoria - NYC $5,000 off nightly rate for Presidential Suite (55 +)

Clarion Motels: 20%-30% off (60+)

Comfort Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)

Comfort Suites: 20%-30% off (60+)

Econo Lodge: 40% off (60+)

Hampton Inns & Suites: 40% off when booked 72 hours in advance

Hyatt Hotels: 25%-50% off (62+)

InterContinental Hotels Group: various discounts at all hotels (65+)

Mainstay Suites: 10% off with Mature Traveler's Discount (50+); 20%-30% off (60+)

Marriott Hotels: 25% off (62+)

Motel 6: Stay Free Sunday nights (60+)

Myrtle Beach Resort: 30% off ( 55 +)

Quality Inn: 40%-50% off (60+)

Rodeway Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)

Sleep Inn: 40% off (60+)

 

ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT:

AMC Theaters: up to 30% off ( 55 +)

Bally Total Fitness: $100 off memberships (62+)

Busch Gardens Tampa, FL: $13 off one-day tickets ( 50 +)

Carmike Cinemas: 35% off (65+)

Cinemark/Century Theaters: up to 35% off

Massage Envy - NYC 20% off all "Happy Endings" (62 +)

U.S. National Parks: $10 lifetime pass; 50% off additional services including camping (62+)

Regal Cinemas: 50% off

Ripley's Believe it or Not: @ off one-day ticket ( 55 +)

SeaWorld, Orlando , FL : $3 off one-day tickets ( 50 +)

 

CELL PHONE DISCOUNTS :

AT&T: Special Senior Nation 200 Plan $19.99/month (65+) Jitterbug: $10/month cell phone service ( 50 +)

Verizon Wireless: Verizon Nationwide 65 Plus Plan $29.99/month (65+).

 

MISCELLANEOUS:

Great Clips: $8 off hair cuts (60+)

Supercuts: $8 off haircuts (60+)

 

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