Available
Now
Current Issue

Find an Event

Category > Unique Events

Insectival

Date:
Jul 13, 2019 9am - 5pm
Schedule:
Last entry is at 4:15pm
Cost:
Included with general admission
Phone:
303-469-5441

Celebrate Rosie the tarantula's 24th birthday with carnival games, giant bounce houses, and kids crafts.

Live on Tour 2018

Date:
Feb 28, 2018 7pm - 9pm
Cost:
See website
Phone:
720-925-8776

Enjoy a unique new show designed to inspire people to make a difference in their community, with pop medleys, international dances and songs, and new and old original Up With People songs.

Sensory-Friendly Playtime

Date:
Nov 11, 2018 8 - 10am
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-604-2424

Enjoy museum time for children with autism spectrum or sensory processing disorders. Museum staff will limit admission to 20 families, turn down sounds and lights, and provide adaptive equipment. Reservations required online.

Water World 40th Birthday Bash

Date:
Aug 04, 2019 10am - 6pm
Cost:
$39.99 general admission, $34.99 child
Phone:
303-427-7873

Celebrate 40 years of summer fun at Water World. There will be giveaways, mermaid appearances, and a special catering menu for groups.

Dawn: An Augmented Reality Art Experience

Date:
May 05, 2018 2pm
Cost:
$20 and up
Phone:
303-444-7328

Immerse yourself in Presentville, an alternate reality game featuring a mix of performance art, live painting, sacred Lakota quilt making, physical art exhibit, holograms, and more. Age 12 and up for costumed characters, mature language, and sexual content.

Cinderella’s Magic Pumpkin Tea Party

Date:
Oct 28, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cost:
Phone:
303-949-1975

Enjoy a tea party with storytime, music and dancing. Then decorate sparkly pumpkins and enjoy treats. Guests will leave with a photo with Cinderella. Ages: 3-7 + Parent Participation. $30-$50.

Daddy Daughter Ball

Date:
Feb 09, 2018 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Cost:
$25/pair (residents) or $30/pair (nonresidents) for early registration through Feb. 8 at 5pm. $40/pair (resident/nonresident) for tickets at the door.
Phone:
720-733-2233

Enjoy this year's theme, "A Night in Paris," which includes dancing, refreshments, the TAG (Teen Advisory Group) raffle, and professional photographs.

The Dew Tour

Date:
Dec 14, 2017 to Dec 17, 2017
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
888-251-2417

Observe a U.S. Ski & Snowboard Olympic qualifying event for men’s and women’s halfpipe and slopestyle snowboarding and skiing competitions.

Denver Trolley Rides

Date:
May 23, 2019 to Sep 02, 2019
Schedule:
Thu-Mon, 11am-5pm
Cost:
$5 ages 13 and up, $2 ages 4-12, free under age 4. Tickets can be purchased from the conductors on the trolley, from Denver Trolley staff on station platforms, or from the Children’s Museum
Phone:

Board the Denver Trolley for its 31st season of operations along the South Platte River. Located just behind REI, the train stops at the Downtown Aquarium and the Children’s Museum of Denver.

Mario Day

Date:
Mar 07, 2019 to Mar 10, 2019
Schedule:
Thu and Sun, 11am-10pm; Fri and Sat, 11am-12am
Cost:
Cost for game play and food/drink
Phone:
720-330-9444

Join GameWorks Denver for a four-day celebration of all things Mario. March 10 is National Mario Day. To celebrate the popular video game character, GameWorks is offering food and drink specials, giveaways, and photo opportunities with Mario and friends. The weekend kicks off with Play Your Way Thursday on March 7 with $10 unlimited game…

Rocky Mountain Pet Expo

Date:
Jun 02, 2018 10am - 5pm
Cost:
Free but parking is $10 at the National Western Complex
Phone:
303-297-1166

See a pet fashion show, exhibitor product showcase, and a contest for the cutest pet.

Tea Tours

Date:
Nov 28, 2017 to Dec 31, 2018
Schedule:
Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 11am-3pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
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.

Gutsy Girls: The Power of Getting Outdoors

Date:
Feb 08, 2018 6 - 7:30pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:

Join Girls Leadership—experts in girls' social-emotional development—to discover how and why girls can benefit from getting outdoors. This free interactive presentation is geared toward middle school age girls (fifth grade and up) and their parents. The evening will reveal the power girls develop from taking risks, getting outdoors, and escaping the pressures they face. Participants…

Junior Achievement Business Week

Date:
Jun 09, 2019 to Jun 14, 2019
Cost:
Scholarships available; register at http://jabusinessweek.org/register
Phone:
303-534-5252

Sign up for a fun and intensive one-week boot camp in which students work in "companies" with other students to develop and pitch a product to local entrepreneurs. Ages 13-17.

Evening Kundalini Yoga

Date:
Oct 01, 2017 to May 31, 2018
Schedule:
Mon
Cost:
Visit website for pricing details.
Phone:
720-865-3500

Learn breathing techniques, movements and mantra through this ancient and sacred practice. In the Morrison Center. $8 member, $10 nonmembers.

6th Annual Listen To Your Mother: Boulder

Date:
May 05, 2018 7pm
Schedule:
Doors open at 6pm
Cost:
$22
Phone:
303-442-1411

Listen to a series of live readings about motherhood that take place in cities around the country, to celebrate Mother's Day. Complimentary snacks and wine are available before the show from 5-6:30pm, across the street at the Birth Center of Boulder, 2800 Folsom St. Ten percent of ticket sales benefit A Precious Child.

Hero Awards Luncheon

Date:
Apr 26, 2018 11am - 1pm
Cost:
$45 general admission, $30 for people who work directly with youth (case workers)
Phone:
720-420-9780

Enjoy a luncheon including the presentation of scholarships to youth who have overcome significant adversity. Local citizens who work on behalf of at-risk youth in Boulder County will be honored. Reservations required.

IKEA Spring Break Event

Date:
Mar 21, 2018 to Mar 28, 2018
Schedule:
Times and activities vary by date, check website
Cost:
Free
Phone:

IKEA is hosting a special spring break event, with interactive activities and make-and-take craft workshops for customers of all ages. In-store activities include: spin art, watering can decorating, and bracelet making. All participants age 12 and under receive a free kids entrée from the restaurant (beverage not included).

Rock the Runway Model Search

Date:
Jul 27, 2019 to Jun 27, 2019
Cost:
Visit website for details
Phone:
303-688-4495

Attend or particpate in this competition for three age gropus, from 5-23. Winners will appear in upcoming advertising campaigns for the Outlets at Castle Rock. Registration is required.

Sensory Friendly Playtime

Date:
Jul 15, 2018 8am - 10am
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-604-2424

Bring kids with autism spectrum or sensory processing disorders for a special event. The museum will limit admittance to 20 families, turn down sounds and lights, and provide adaptive equipment. Reservations required online.

Denver Daughter Dance

Date:
May 12, 2018 6pm
Cost:
$50 for daddy and first daughter, $15 for each additional daughter
Phone:
303-507-9904

Attend the dance created to bring parents and daughters of the city together. Dress up, dance, hang out, and get to know each other. Meet Disney princesses, dance, take pictures in a photo booth, and enjoy chocolate and caramel fountains. ​

Cirque Italia

Date:
Nov 08, 2018 to Nov 11, 2018
Schedule:
Times vary by date; see website for details
Cost:
Free-$20
Phone:
941-704-8572

Enjoy this unique theatrical production featuring aerialists, contortionists in a bubble, and a Venetian aerial duo.

Zoo Snooze

Date:
Feb 24, 2018 to Feb 25, 2018
Cost:
$50 members, $60 nonmembers
Phone:
720-974-1877

Experience up-close animal encounters through a nighttime exhibit tour, followed by invertebrate-themed crafts and games and stargazing by the campfire with s’mores. Then wake to a special breakfast prepared by Snooze An A.M. Eatery. Reservation required.

Princess Tea Party

Date:
Mar 23, 2019 10:30am - noon
Cost:
$12 in advance, $15 at the door (if not sold out)
Phone:
303-471-8898

Dress up for a morning of tea with Rapunzel. Ages 2-8.

Temple Grandin Book Event

Date:
May 21, 2018 4:30pm
Schedule:
Activity hour for kids 4:30-6:30pm; Dr. Grandin's presentation 6-6:45pm; book signing 7–8pm
Cost:
$35 adult ticket includes a copy of the book; $10 age 18 and under.
Phone:
720-898-7200

Hear author and speaker Dr. Temple Grandin speak as part of the national tour for her new book, Calling All Minds: How to Think and Create Like an Inventor. The event includes an activity hour for kids featuring projects from the book, a presentation, and book signing.

Girls Create

Date:
Mar 03, 2018 5pm - 7pm
Cost:
Free but $10 donation is suggested
Phone:

Attend the mentoring program that ignites the passions and talents of 6th–10th grade girls in writing, fashion design and visual arts. Young playwrights’ work is brought to life by professional actors and directors, while the creations of budding designers and visual artists are also recognized from the stage. Reservations are required.

Toy Story 4 Summer Road Trip

Date:
Jun 26, 2019 11am - 2pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
800-233-6837

Catch the Toy Story 4-themed RV as it rolls into Denver, featuring photo opportunities for fans, film-themed prizes, carnival games, and lots of family-friendly fun. The event takes place during Civic Center Eats, so stick around and grab lunch from local food trucks.

Zoo Overnight for Boy Scouts

Date:
Feb 09, 2019 to Feb 10, 2019
Cost:
$50 per member, $60 per nonmember, $40 per person (groups of 5 or more)
Phone:
720-974-1877

Spend the night at Butterfly Pavilion and experience scientific discovery and live animals. Age 5 and up.

Father and Daughter Sweetheart Ball

Date:
Feb 02, 2018 to Feb 03, 2018
Schedule:
Feb. 2, 6:30pm, Feb. 3, 1:30 and 6:30pm
Cost:
$25 early bird pricing, $33 week of event, if not sold out
Phone:
303-791-2500

Enjoy refreshments, a corsage, dancing, and a special gift for each little sweetheart. Attendees will also receive a commemorative photo of the evening.

Drums Along the Rockies

Date:
Jul 13, 2019 6:30 - 11pm
Cost:
$22-$55
Phone:
888-306-3786

See world-class drum and bugle corps from around the country compete in preparation for the DCI (Drum Corps International) World Championships.

Jewish Ghost Stories

Date:
Mar 03, 2019 11am - 12:30pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-322-7764

Attend a family-friendly event that provides animated storytelling and open discussion about Jewish views of the afterlife, by entering the invisible worlds populated by ghosts, lost souls, haunting spirits, dybbukim, and heavenly angelic guides.

Sensory-Friendly Playtime

Date:
Mar 11, 2018 8 - 11am
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-604-2424

Enjoy museum time for children with autism spectrum or sensory processing disorders. Museum staff will limit admission to 20 families, turn down sounds and lights, and provide adaptive equipment. Reservations required online.

Newsletter Signup

Your weekly guide to Mile High family fun. Colorado Parent has a newsletter for every parent. Sign Up