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Literature of the Land Book Club

Join a book club whose fall theme is trees - exploring the lives of the trees themselves and their impact on the world around them. In December, the group discusses “The Wood for the Trees: One Man’s Long View of Nature” by Richard Fortey, a biography of the flora and fauna of his four acres…

Boulder County Kids Sale

Purchase gently used and lovingly preowned children's gear and clothing, hosted by Boulder County Parents of Twins and More (BCPTM), also known as the "Twin Sale."

Computer/Electronics Recycle and Paper Shred

303-791-2500
Safely and securely shred your sensitive and confidential papers. Limit of 3 small bags or boxes. Additional small bags or small boxes are $5 each. Properly and safely dispose of old electronic components. TVs-$50 each up to 42” accepted on site.

Lakewood Kids Clothing Swap

Bring in your kids' old clothes (in good condition, no rips or stains please) and swap them out for some new(ish) clothes for their growing selves. Clothes for ages range from newborn through 16 years. $2 entry fee which will be donated to the Link Rec Center's fund to help kids afford programs through the…

Rocky Mountain Hobby-Expo

See RC, model trains, dolls, games, scrapbooking and more. $12 adults, age 11 and under, active military with ID and Scouts in uniform, free.

1st Annual Kith Babywear Walk and Family 5K

Bring your small children in wraps or strollers, walk or run the 5K. There will be vendors and local parenting resources, goodie bags for registered participants, goodies, and a playground for the kids.$40, age 7 and under, free.

Holiday Celebration

303-791-0430
Celebrate the holidays at the Highlands Ranch Mansion. Enjoy reindeer games, live entertainment, school choir performances, and more.

Tea Tours

303-581-1202
Tour an advanced tea production plant, enjoy tea samples of every variety and browse the display of original tea box artwork on a 45-minute tour. Age 5 and up. Reservations required for groups of 8 or more.

Munchkin Masquerade

303-449-3774
Come dressed in costume and go trick-or-treating along Pearl Street in downtown Boulder. Age 12 and under.

Stock Show Parade

720-231-5657
Watch more than 40 Longhorn cattle walking through the streets of downtown Denver. Step back in time and see a true western cattle drive with horses, cowboys, cowgirls, tractors, marching bands, and floats. The parade starts at Union Station and runs down 17th Street and is followed by the annual National Western BBQ Lunch beginning…

The Pearl Street Stampede

Kick off the CU Buffalo's home football games along the Pearl Street Mall with the Golden Buffalo Marching Band. Cheer on the team and coaching staff. All ages.

Belly Bliss Open House

Test out new classes for free including Stroller Booty, Toddler Yoga and more. Enjoy goodies and treats provided by other Stanley Marketplace vendors and participate in giveaways throughout the day. Sign up for classes online because space is limited.

Book Launch Event

Erika, Eleanor, and Shayna have written their debut book Here's How to Deal: The Dance Dilemma, centered around, Ben, Elias, Penelope, and Ruby. Four middle-schoolers who are learning that life, school, and friendships aren't always easy. The authors offer a unique perspective as both psychologists and parents of their own middle-schoolers. This first book in…

Weather and Climate Tours

303-497-1174
Enjoy an informative view of weather and climate at a science laboratory and explore interactive exhibits.

Lafayette Oatmeal Festival

303-666-9555
Enjoy a healthy day with an oatmeal breakfast at Pioneer Elementary (101 E. Baseline Rd.), 5K run (200 E. Baseline Rd.), and ninja warrior courses at the recreation center.

Poolside Playdates

303-399-2660
Aug 4 & 11. Enjoy snacks, bubbles, pool time every Friday at the JCC baby pool. 6 months to 3 years. Register online. $5 nonmembers, free for members.

Goldfish Swim School Grand Opening

303-757-SWIM
Celebrate Colorado's first Goldfish Swim School launching in Stapleton. The event is free and open to the public, featuring an open family swim, balloon artist, face painter, games, the Sweet Cow Moo Mobile and more. The school is now open for lessons, serving children from four months old to 12 years of age.

Couture for Confidence

Enjoy drinks, appetizers and a fashion show featuring re-designs of Bella Boutique’s prom gowns courtesy of some of Denver’s finest fashion designers, with proceeds supporting our mission. As part of this event, there will be a silent and live auction featuring goods and services from companies throughout the Rocky Mountain region. We hope you will…

YouthBiz Marketplace

303-321-2265
Buy local from young business owners who display and sell their unique products to the local community. All products are handmade and personally sold by the owners. Find beaded jewelry, greeting cards, bath products, home baked goodies, artwork, and more.

Colorado Scottish Festival and Rocky Mountain Highland Games

1-800-SNOWMASS
Enjoy bagpipes, highland dancers, highland athletes, clans, dogs of the British Isles, British cars, Celtic music, and a free concert. It also includes Scottish-Irish music, food and vendors all day, both days. Free admission with free parking and shuttle service.

Erie Air Fair

303-926-2700
Discover aircraft displays, model demonstrations, children’s Adventure Zone, and more.

Snow Ball

303-466-5685
Enjoy an evening of dancing, games, desserts, and a hot cocoa bar with a special someone.

Broomfield Days Community Festival

303-460-6912
Enjoy a day of activities (Sept. 16) including a clown contest, parade, craft festival, and more. Also includes a golf tournament and bingo games (Sept. 15). All ages.

Kids Consignment Sale by MOMS

Shop for thousands of gently used baby and children's items; including clothes, toys, books and more. Admission is $2 or free by visiting the website.

Friendship Powwow and American Indian Cultural Celebration

Witness a celebration of American Indian cultures with American Indian dancers, drum groups, and hands-on activities. All powwow activities and general museum admission are free. Youth 18 and younger also receive free admission to the special exhibition "The Western: An Epic in Art and Film."

Zoo Lights at The Denver Zoo

720-337-1400
Preview weekend, November 24-25. Explore 60 brilliantly-illuminated acres full of lit-up animals running, jumping or soaring where you least expect them. Prices vary depending on date.

Fall Family Pumpkin Festival 2017

303-690-4722
October 7 & 8, 14 & 15 and 21 & 22. 10am-4pm. Attend weekend activities including pumpkin decorating, and, an inflatable obstacle course. Some activities require tickets but admission and stage shows are free.

Family Play Festival

303-441-3100
Drop in and play, sing, read, write and talk at activity stations throughout the library. Families with young children (birth to age 5) enjoy interactive early literacy activities and take home crafts and great prizes as well as new ideas for family fun. Each station includes special activities for babies.

Denver National College Fair

Attend this opportunity for students to interact with admission representatives from a wide range of postsecondary institutions. Be connected with hundreds of colleges and universities.

Pumpkin Poles & Goat Show

Halloween begins with the creation of Pumpkin Poles by the downtown merchants. They will be on display (depending on the condition of the pumpkins) and will be located throughout downtown on Main, Alamo and Prince Streets. For more information, call 303-795-5006.

Denver and Intermountain Interurban CAR NO. 25 Open House

303-987-7850
See and ride the beautifully restored car in person during this annual free open house. Car No. 25 was built by Denver's own Woeber Carriage Company and placed into service on February 17, 1911. It was one of seven cars that provided passenger service on the Denver & Intermountain Interurban's 13-mile Denver-Lakewood-Golden line from 1911-1950.

Fall Home Show

Attend a one stop marketplace to find the experts to remodel, refresh and renew your home. Explore sustainable living, meet with designers and see presentations. 100% of every ticket sold is awarded in horticulture grants & scholarships across Colorado. $8-$10. Ages 12 and under are free.

Greeting Card Factory Tours

303-530-1442
See how nearly 30 million greeting cards and envelopes per year are made on giant printing presses.

Denver International Festival

Celebrate all of the Coloradoans from different cultures and countries at this family-friendly event. There will be music, food, art and kids' activities.

Howl-O-Ween Trick-or-Treat

Wear your spookiest (or silliest) costume and head to Centennial Village for tricks and treats as you stop at each of our historic structures. Try your hand at Halloween carnival games and participate in the costume contest. $1 child, $2 adult.

La Fiesta World Party

Enjoy a culturally diverse fundraiser with a variety live bands, food, artisan booths and more. Proceeds will help Intercambio continue to improve lives through English education and unite communities across cultures. $25.

Homesteader’s Holiday

Enjoy candle dipping in the Carriage House as well as creating ornaments in the Lone Valley School. Food concessions are available in the Hall House with proceeds benefiting the Friends of the Greeley Museums. The Stevens-Reynolds House is lavishly decorated in traditional holiday style and Selma’s Store is available for visitors to shop for unique…

Starlight Market – A Holiday Pop-up Shop for Families

Shop at the 2nd annual Starlight Market – a festive, holiday pop up hosted by Chasing Windmills featuring your favorite indie, family-friendly brands. Bring along your little ones to relax and play at Gathre’s lounge station, sip on something warm and cozy from the complimentary hot cocoa bar, or capture a holiday-card-worthy pic at Artifact…

Western Welcome Week

303-794-4870
Take your pick of more than 40 events include parades, arts and crafts fairs, music, vendors and more. Free admission.

Highlands Ranch Veterans Day Celebration

303-791-0430
Honor the service of America’s veterans during the Highlands Ranch Veterans Day Celebration featuring a keynote speaker, color guard from the Highlands Ranch American Legion and Knights of Columbus, patriotic music from the Highlands Ranch Concert Band and more.

Big Screen Favorites

720-887-2371
Come to see a big screen family-friendly favorite movie, rated PG, along with concessions and door prizes. Movie title cannot be revealed prior to the event, due to the licensing agreement. Sponsored by Creative Broomfield.

Bumps & Babies Community Baby Shower

720-255-1523
Connect with other moms and local experts, companies and services.Over 40 local companies will be represented including baby gear, clothing, skin care, and parenting services .$5 in adv. Babies, Grandparent & Dads are Free.

Open Gym at the J

303-998-1900
Play and learn in the gym with slides, balls, yoga mats, music and more. Ages 0-5.

Switch on the Holidays

303-449-3774
Listen to a holiday performance by the Boulder Chorale followed by Santa counting down to the grand illumination of the Boulder County Courthouse and Pearl Street Mall. Free photos and visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus until 7 p.m. All ages.

Saturdays with Santa in Arvada’s Olde Town Square

720-898-3380
See Santa for picture opportunities plus horse drawn carriage rides, and holiday entertainment. Bring your own cameras for free Santa pictures. Free hot chocolate and cider. There is a charge for holiday treats and carriage rides. Canned food donations will be accepted.

Loveland Old Fashioned Corn Roast Festival

Enjoy a parade, corn shucking competition, corn eating contest, Cornhole Tournament and plenty of roasted and boiled non-GMO corn to eat. General attendance and all concerts are always free and open to the public.

Maize in the City

Make your way through a 20-acre maze. Engage, using a smart phone trivia game that provides directions with every correct answer. There is a mini-maze for younger children. Other activities include u-pick-it pumpkin field, a petting zoo, pony rides and train ride. $12 adult, $9 ages 5-12, free age 4 and under. Senior Day: Every…

Arma Dei Academy Colorado Thanksgiving

303-346-4523
Enjoy a Colorado Thanksgiving with special emphasis on the Highlands Ranch Mansion, its history, and the people that inhabited and developed the mansion over the years. RSVP to communications@armadeiacademy.com

The Goddard School Book Drive

All Denver area Goddard School Locations. At the Goddard School, we understand the importance of literacy in learning and teaching children to give back. During the month of September, visit your local Goddard School weekdays from 9a.m. to 6p.m. to donate new or gently used books to benefit local children in need.

Fort Collins Comic Con

970-221-6740
Meet Disney animators, dress up in creative cosplay creations, and more. $20 age 13 and up, $10 ages 5-12, and free under 5.

Just Between Friends Loveland Consignment Sale

Shop for children's, teen's and maternity items at big discounts. Opening day Thursday Nov 2- 9:30am prime shopping time, $10 advance tickets or $15 at the door. 11am is $2 admission until 6pm. Friday-Sun is free admission 9am-6pm. Monday is free admission and 50% off all non starred items 9am-6pm, Tuesday 50% off all non…

The Super Run 5K-Denver

856-777-8737
Attend a national series of 5K running events with a superhero theme to help raise funds and awareness for a cause. Volunteer opportunities available; go online for details.

Just Between Friends Douglas County

720-255-1523
Hours vary by date. Visit website for details. Attend a community event where families can sell the things their children are no long using and buy what they need at 50-90% off retail. Shop for clothing, shoes, toys, books, gear, furniture and more. Bring this in for $5 OFF our Half Price day. Information and…

Lights of December Parade

303-449-3774
Watch the 30th annual holiday parade featuring community organizations, floats, high school marching bands and a special appearance from Santa Claus.

Miner’s Blast

303-828-3440
Sling the flying gourd, visit the children's archery range, take hayride, visit the petting zoo and much more at this redesigned fall event, featuring food vendors and a vintage car show. Visitors receive a complimentary pumpkin. $10 per child for all activities. Free under age 3 and adults.

St. Nick on the Bricks

303-449-3774
Fri. Nov. 24 and Sat. through Dec. 23. Bring the kids and your camera for visits and a photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Adams County Fair

Hours vary by day. Attend the annual tradition with a carnival, live music, food and, on August 4, Kids' Day with a Kid Zone and petting zoo. Free admission but there is a cost for some activities.

Downtown Boulder Fall Fest

303-449-3774
5-10pm Sept. 15; 10am-9pm Sept. 16; 10am-5pm Sept. 17. Attend the 30th year of an autumn festival featuring food, music, a children’s carnival and artisan goods from Firefly Handmade Market. All ages.

Colder Boulder

303-444-7223
Run, walk or a jog in a scenic 5K through the University of Colorado campus, finishing inside the warm Balch Field House. All ages. $35 and up. Reservations recommended for best price.

Jeff and Paige Hanukkah Concert

303-998-1900
Join an interactive musical celebration of Hanukkah. Jeff and Paige will use storytelling to explore Hanukkah and celebrate its many traditions. All ages. $10 per child, free under age 1. Reservations required.

Miner’s Blast

303-828-3440
Sling the flying gourd, visit the children's archery range, take hayride, visit the petting zoo and much more at this redesigned fall event, featuring food vendors and a vintage car show. Visitors receive a complimentary pumpkin. $10 per child for all activities. Free under age 3 and adults.

Commitment Day 5k Run/Walk

Be part of a nationwide, family-friendly New Year's Day Run/Walk. It's a call to action to focus on living a healthy way of life in the coming year. All paces are welcome, including strollers. Kids under 13 run for free with a registered adult. Registration includes a race bib, t-shirt, raffles, photos and post run…

Velorama Colorado

303-801-3341
Watch as participants in the Colorado classic race through the River North Art Distric. After the races, enjoy music from Wilco, Saint Motel, Death Cab for Cutie, and more. Visit website for more information and for ticket availability.

Holiday Tree Lighting

303-739-6706
Enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of the holiday season. Featuring seasonal treats, live music and a spectacular outdoor lights display.

Bohemian Nights

Hours vary by date. Attend a three-day music festival featuring singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile, and other headliners.

Jeffco Fair & Festival

303-271-6600
Immerse yourself in exhibits and demonstrations from Jefferson County’s 4-H members and Jeffco residents, enjoy live entertainment, one of Colorado’s largest professional rodeos and more.

The Great Pumpkin Haul

Pick out a pumpkin from the patch and "haul" it through a 2-mile cross country course with fun obstacles to get over, under and through. Start the day in a free Pumpkin Bootcamp by Orange Theory Fitness or join the Pumpkin Yoga class late morning to warm up with exercises and stretches using your pumpkin.…

Winter Gift Market

720-865-3500
Start your holiday shopping with handcrafted holiday items, bath and body products, pottery and more. Included with admission Thur; free admission on Fri-Sat.

Tiny House Living Festival

Tour popular brands including Sprout Tiny Homes, SimBLISSity Tiny Homes, Rainbow Tiny Homes, and Native Camper Vans. $9 - $25, kids 12 and under are free. Parking is free.

Oktoberfest

303-688-7488
Enjoy beer and food vendors, bounce houses, and more. All ages.

Blossoms of Light at York Street

720-865-3501
Experience a twinkling winter wonderland, complete with an interactive LED light and sound display and warm drinks and tasty treats for purchase. $15 adult, $13 adult member/senior/military, $12 ages 3-15, $11 senior member/military member, $10 child member, free for children 2 and under.

Car Seat Safety Event by MOMS

303-791-7323
Meet one-on-one with a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician to ensure that your child is safe. Parents or caretakers.

Longmont Lights

303-651-8404
Enjoy the illumination of Roosevelt Park with fire pits, Santa’s workshop, food trucks, an ice show, and fireworks at 7:45pm.

Get Growing Garden Program

303-604-2424
Join the farmers from Ollin Farms for the last hands-on garden program of the season. Kids are invited to explore the garden, help plant and harvest veggies, and learn what plants need to grow. The garden program is included with Museum admission.

Movie in the Grove

720-497-7650
Enjoy popcorn and treats while watching a classic movie with accompaniment by Hank Troy. All ages.

Colorado Ski & Snowboard Expo

Hours vary by date. Shop for ski and snowboard gear, learn about cross-country skiing, ski jumping and snowshoeing. Visit website for ticket prices.

Dancing in the Starlight

303-791-7323
Have some family fun with dance lessons and demos presented by the Arthur Murray Dance Studio to kick off the annual Starlighting. Call or go online to register.

BoCo High School Fair

303-527-4931
Learn about more than 70 Boulder County public, private and boarding schools to help narrow down your options. Open to all Boulder County middle school students.

Boulder Mountain Handmade

A family-friendly community art and bake market with 50+ artisans in a festival market setting, with free kids (and adults) make-and-take crafts, Boulder's best bake sale, live performances and fire truck tours. Elks Lodge is accessible and has lots of free parking. This sale raises funds for Boulder Mountain Fire, serving mountain communities and North…

The Servant of Two Masters

303-492-8008
See the classic commedia dell'arte tale, written in the 1700s, concerning the complications wrought by the servant Truffaldino when he attends to two different masters at the same time.

Grandmother’s House Boutique

303-690-4722 x 101
Hours vary by date. Shop at this artisans’ boutique event; featuring juried artisans and crafters selling one-of-a-kind jewelry, gourmet food gifts and more. $5 admission valid all five days, 12 and under are free.

Teen Nerd Prom

970-221-6740
Kick off the Fort Collins Comic Con weekend with the fun Teen Nerd Prom. There will be a DJ, video gaming room, and more. Ages 12-18.

EduTalks: The Art of Negotiation

303-315-9444
Join CU South Denver for a stimulating conversation over a delicious lunch prepared by a world-class culinary team. Geared towards professionals. $55.

5th Annual Taste of Highlands

Enjoy live music from Woodshed Red and delicious samples of diverse cuisine from more than 15 restaurants throughout West Denver. Age 21 and up with ID required for alcohol. Children under 8 are free. $40, $60 VIP admission.

Science Fair Fun – launch party

Enjoy a fun, family-friendly evening with science activities (for kids & grownups), lite appetizers, and drinks while we celebrate Science Fair Fun's launch INSIDE the American Mountaineering Museum.

Hop, Skip and a Jump Start

303-561-0104
Wind your way along the South Platte River Trail in our stroller-friendly 5K, watch your kids go for gold in the Kid Course, Toddler Trot or Infant Crawl, then fuel up at the expo. Go online for registration and pricing details.

Festival on Main

303-651-8484
Enjoy a downtown block party with street performers, music, The Amazing Race, and more. Free to attend; fees for certain activities.