SCFD free days

Denver Botanic at Chatfield -4/2 (8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Rd, Littleton)

Children’s museum of Denver – 4/2 4-8pm (2121 Children’s Museum Dr, Denver)

DMNS – 4/3 5-10pm and 28th (2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver,)

Museo De Las Americas – 4/5 5-9pm( 861 Santa Fe Dr, Denver)

DAM – 4/6 and 28th (100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver)

CELL – 4/6 (99 W. 12th Ave, Denver CO 80204)

Four mile park -4/12 12-4pm (715 S Forest St, Denver)

Longmont museum – 4/13 (400 Quail Rd, Longmont)

Denver Botanic gardens -4/14 (1007 York St., Denver,)

Plains Conservation Center – 4/18 9-2pm (21901 E. Hampden Avenue in Aurora,)

Clyfford Still museum – 4/28 10-5pm (1250 Bannock St, Denver)


Broomfield auditorium

The Broomfield Auditorium is located at 3 Community Park Road and shares a building with the Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library

See site -


First Friday art walks, 4/5, usually 5-9pm in most places

Santa Fe drive (5-9th st) –
Golden triangle Denver – (They have moved it to Final Friday)
River North –
Tennyson st –
Niwot, CO –
Old pearl st, Denver – 1200-1500 blocks –
Block 7 –
Navajo street –


Always free

Hudson Gardens M-Sun
Aurora history museum Tu-Sun
Delaney farm, Aurora
Arvada Center Galleries are free Mondays-Sundays.
Littleton historical museum
CU Boulder natural history museum
Longmont cultural museum (charge for current exhibit, but main museum is free)
Hammond’s candy tours
Celestial seasoning tours
Rocky Mt national wildlife arsenal refuge
Hiwan homestead museum Evergreen
Lookout mt. nature center
Morrison nature center at Star K ranch
Evergreen arts center
Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum is free Thursdays & Saturdays. Other free tours given upon request.
Arvada Center Galleries are free Mon-Sun

Kids 18 and under are free at the MCA and DAM 2019


Free culture passes from the library





4/1 Colorado Symphony’s Petite Musique: The Three Bears
Conference Center
Monday, April 1st, 2019
10:30am – 11:30am

Central Library
10 W. Fourteenth Ave. Pkwy.
Denver, CO 80204

Ideal for ages Birth to 7.
DescriptionThe 16-piece Petite Musique orchestra and narrator will perform an interactive program featuring storytelling, singing, and movement with music. Their rendition of The Three Bears will delight young children, teachers and caregivers. Ideal for ages 0-7 years. Please email to register groups over 10 people.

4/2 Junior Recital – Trey Fitzgerald, Tenor & Randy Ho, Tenor
7:30pm – 9:30pm

DU Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Hamilton Hall
Free admission.
This recital is presented in partial fulfillment of a Bachelor of Music Degree in Performance
Mr. Fitzgerald and Mr. Ho are from the studio of Matthew Plenk

4/3 Animals of the Wizarding World
3:45pm – 4:45pm

Westwood Branch Library
1000 S. Lowell Blvd.
Denver, CO 80219

Ages: Kid
Nature’s Educators will bring animals of the wizarding world to meet us.

4/3 Art Workshop with ASLD
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Hampden Branch Library
9755 E. Girard Ave.
Denver, CO 80231

Ages: Adult, Kid, Teen

Join professional artists from the Art Students League of Denver to learn new techniques and experiment with materials, creating your own beautiful artwork. People of all ages are encouraged to participate.

4/4 Nature Adventures: Heron Homecoming
Enjoy hands-on activities, puppet shows or stories, crafts, and a hike.
Children ages 3-6, with an adult, will enjoy puppet shows or stories, crafts, hands-on activities, and a short hike on the trail.

$3 per person including siblings and adults.

Preregistration and prepayment required online or by phone.
Limit 20 participants.

Contact: (719) 520-6745

Apr 4, 2019 at 09:00 am – 10:30 am (Thu)

Fountain Creek Nature Center
320 Peppergrass Lane, Fountain, CO 80817

4/4 Starry Night Hike (All Ages/Families)
Apr 4, 2019 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Enjoy a night under the stars with a hike up to Highlands Point to learn about constellations, planets, and nocturnal animals. Our park ranger will have a telescope to help explore the night sky. Please dress appropriately for weather and leave your furry friends at home.

Highlands Ranch Resident: $10 | Non-Resident: $12 (Group Rate for 3 or more
Register online
More Info:

Red-Tail Park
2674 Pemberly Ave.
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
(303) 791-2710

4/4-6 Colorado Springs RV & Travel Expo
Featuring the very latest makes and models of recreational vehicles from all the nation’s top manufacturers at discounted show prices. Check out a wide variety of motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth wheels, campers and more under one roof in a wide range of prices. Discover campgrounds and travel destinations. Hear from travel and RV experts. This event is sure to be fun for the whole family.

Adults: $8
Kids 12 and under are free
Active Good Sam Members: $6

Apr 4, 2019 at 12:00 pm – 07:00 pm (Thu)Apr 5, 2019 at 12:00 pm – 07:00 pm (Fri)Apr 6, 2019 at 10:00 am – 06:00 pm (Sat)

Colorado Springs Event Center
3960 Palmer Park Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80909

4/5 11th Annual Manitou Springs Lantern Parade
On April 5, the community comes together to parade in the streets of Manitou and show off amazing homemade lanterns. We start the parade at Manitou’s Memorial Park and walk on the sidewalk up to Soda Springs Park Pavillion. Join in for music, dance, and celebration during and after the parade!

Concrete Couch works with students in D14 and offers a free spring break class at the Manitou Art Center to build unique, low-tech lanterns! Can’t make a lantern making class? No problem! Make one at home or bring an instrument/ friend/ or just yourself and join in the fun!


Apr 5, 2019 at 07:30 pm – 09:00 pm (Fri)

Manitou Springs Memorial Park
502 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829, Manitou Springs, CO 80829

4/5 String Art with The Craftsman & Apprentice
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Montbello Branch Library
12955 Albrook Dr.
Denver, CO 80239

Ages: Kid, Teen

Hammers and nails at the library? We’re doing it! In this workshop, you’ll use a hammer and nails to create a 3D dot to dot. When you’re done hammering, connect the dots using your choice of string. We’ll provide wood boards, idea starters, nails, hammers, and safety gear.

4/5 Mushroom Rally: Denver
US $55
Have you ever wanted to race against your favourite characters while collecting stars to win amazing prizes? ‘Go Karting with a twist will be headed to a city near you soon!

A unique experience that combines your favourite characters, friends and new friends for a driving experience that will take you back in time. Racers from each city will compete for the chance to WIN a trip to Las Vegas for the national championship. Mushroom Rally will be hosting 16 heats in 16 cities across the United States starting in Los Angeles in March 2019 with a final taking place in sin city, Las Vegas later in the year featuring all the finalist from each city. There will be 20 spots in the final with three ways in which racers can win a place on the grid in Las Vegas:

1. Having the fastest lap time in your city.
2. Collecting the most stars in your city (Top 3 in the country will go to Vegas!)
3. A lottery – Every person that purchases a ticket to the event , will be entered into a lottery. The winner will be announced through Facebook live – so as long as you have purchased a ticket you have the chance to win!

There will be lots of prizes to be won on the day and Instagram worthy photo opportunities. There will also be prizes for collecting the most stars throughout the Mushroom Rally series! Costume hire is included in your ticket.

FAQ on website –
Please note this is not a street race.
Minimum height requirement is 58″ (147.3 cm)
The maximum weight for our adult karts is around 300lbs, and maximum height is around 6’7”

See video:
Tickets for this event are extremely limited – Please note this is not a street race. ​
​Get ready for the rally of a lifetime!

4/6 Hawking and Owling with Fountain’s Bird Whisperer
Prowl the nature trail and regional trails with Doug Harling, Fountain’s Bird Whisperer, to hunt for nests, learn respectful dos & don’ts of viewing ethics, and a few photography tips.

Members: $4

Non-Members: $5

Prepaid reservations are required.
Limit 24 participants, ages 12-adult.

Contact: (719) 520-6745

Apr 6, 2019 at 09:00 am – 11:00 am (Sat)

Fountain Creek Nature Center
320 Peppergrass Lane, Fountain, CO 80817

4/6 Family Movie – A Wrinkle in Time
Floor 1, Lena Archuleta Community Room

2:00pm – 4:00pm

Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library
1498 N. Irving Street
Denver, CO 80204

Meg meets three supernatural beings who transport her through the universe to rescue her father, who mysteriously disappeared and is being held captive by an evil force.



4/6 Music Concert: Skean Dubh
Date: 04/06/2019 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Bemis Library
6014 S. Datura Street
Join the library for an afternoon of Neo-traditional acoustic Celtic music featuring uilleann pipes, violin with unforgettable vocals, harp, guitar and bodhra.

4/7 Africa Day
Africa Day is an annual event that celebrates the African continent and showcases its cultural diversity found on CC’s campus. This year’s event will feature dance performances, a flag show, music, and spoken word performances.


Apr 7, 2019 at 02:00 pm – 05:00 pm (Sun)

Colorado College – Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center
825 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903

4/7 Murder at the Chocolate Factory
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
NoBo Corner Library
4600 Broadway
Boulder, CO

Willy Wonka has been murdered. Who done it?
Contact: Reynolds Library Staff Email: Phone: 303-441-3100

4/7 Arvada Kite Festival
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Stenger Sports Complex
Arvada, CO

Price: Free
There’s not a better way to welcome Spring than at the Kite Festival! Bring your own kite or buy one here. Plan to spend the day flying kites, shopping local vendors, eating great food and listening to great entertainment. Soaring kites! Colorful kites! Majestic kites! Come join this free, fun, family event. Whether you’re flying or watching kites, get outside with your family and enjoy all of the exciting outdoor activities the festival has to offer!

4/7 Tulip Fairy and Elf Festival
Pearl Street Mall
1300 Pearl St.
Boulder, CO 80302
Celebrate the arrival of Spring with special activities, a parade, and the more than 15,000 tulips that adorn the Pearl Street Mall. Age 12 and under.

Apr 07, 2019 1 – 5pm

4/9 Music at Noon
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 – Yumi Hwang-Williams, violin

Concertmaster of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra since 2000, Yumi will perform selections of J.S. Bach’s violin sonatas and partitas. She is a faculty member of the Lamont School of Music, University of Denver.

St. John’s Cathedral, 1350 N. Washington Street
Denver, CO 80203

4/9 Seedlings: Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta (Ages 2-5)
Performances at 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM
Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta offers a unique musical experience for children to join in, engage with, and express themselves. Children sing, dance, laugh, and play along with original and traditional songs.

Seedlings is a family program designed to engage parents and young children in arts, culture, and science at the Lone Tree Arts Center.

Purchase tickets online, at the Box Office, or by calling (720) 509-1000
More Info:

Lone Tree Arts Center
10075 Commons St.
Lone Tree, CO 80124

4/11 Ukulele Class with Swallow Hill
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Ford-Warren Branch Library
2825 High St.
Denver, CO 80205

Program Type: Music
Ages: Teen

Ukulele is small, easy to carry, easy on the fingers and simple to start with. You will learn a couple chords and simple, singable songs. Ukuleles and instruction provided by Swallow Hill Music. This is a 12 part series on the Second Thursday of each month.

4/11-20 (various dates) ‘Twelfth Night’
When a shipwreck separates Viola from her twin brother, she washes up in a strange land and must disguise herself as a man to protect her virtue. She winds up in the service of the handsome Duke Orsino, delivering love letters to the grief-stricken beauty, Lady Olivia. The trouble is, Lady Olivia seems more interested in the messenger than the master. Meanwhile Olivia’s raucous uncle, Sir Toby Belch, and her clever lady’s maid, Maria, cook up some epic pranks to turn the household on its head. Love triangles, disguises, mischief, pirates, music, yellow stockings…the more tangled the knot the more delicious the unraveling. This event takes place in the Centennial Campus Theater, Aspen Building.


We are collecting non-perishable food and toiletries for the PPCC Food Pantry.

Apr 11, 2019 at 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm (Thu)Apr 12, 2019 at 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm (Fri)Apr 13, 2019 at 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm (Sat)Apr 18, 2019 at 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm (Thu)Apr 19, 2019 at 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm (Fri)Apr 20, 2019 at 02:00 pm – 04:00 pm (Sat)Apr 20, 2019 at 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm (Sat)

Pikes Peak Community College – Centennial Campus
5675 S. Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

4/12 Peter Pan, Jr.
Aspen Academy
5859 S. University Blvd.
Denver, CO 80121
Watch the play based on the Disney film and J.M. Barrie’s play. It’s a modern version of the timeless tale about a boy who wouldn’t grow up.

2pm and 6pm
Suggested donation $5 at the door

4/12 Homeschool Fridays – Discover Wetlands
Explore the five habitats at Fountain Creek Regional Park. Watch a short video, do a wetland metaphor activity, and go for a hike with a pond study.

Geared towards grades 3-6.

$4 per person

15 participants minimum; participants can join with other homeschool groups. Prepaid registration required.

Contact: (719) 520-6745


Apr 12, 2019 at 02:00 pm – 04:00 pm (Fri)

Fountain Creek Nature Center
320 Peppergrass Lane, Fountain, CO 80817

4/12 Colorado Mineral & Fossil Spring Show
Friday, April 12, 2019
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, April 13, 2019 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, April 14, 2019 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Crowne Plaza DIA Hotel & Convention Center
15500 E 40th Ave
Denver, CO

The Colorado Mineral & Fossil show is a show for everyone who has a passion for rocks, minerals, polished stones & jewelry. There will be fun activities for the kids and jewelry making workshops too!
This is a free event, free parking too!

Crowne Plaza DIA Hotel & Convention Center
15500 E 40th Ave Denver, CO

80+ World Class Dealers!
Free Admission
Free Parking!
Jewelry Making Workshops!
Fun Activities for the Kids too!

4/13 Mad Hatter Saturday
Start your adventure in Bancroft Park. Old Colorado City will be transformed into a Wonderland full of free interactive children’s events, tea parties, and dozens of costumed characters. Local merchants and restaurants are joining in the fun with sidewalk sales, treats, and surprises of their own. Character’s galore! Chill out while watching in Ice Sculpture Demonstration and Decorate your own Mad Hatter Hat or Visit the Red Queen at the Children’s Tea Party. The Old Colorado City Library will share their Mad Book Sale. Don’t forget the White Rabbit for treats and coupons too!

The event is free but the Red Queen’s Tea costs $8.
Tickets for the Red Queen’s Tea can be purchased here:

Apr 13, 2019 at 10:00 am – 04:00 pm (Sat)

Bancroft Park in Old Colorado City
2408 West Colorado Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

4/13 (Art) Lessons and Lemonade (Ages 9-14)
9:30 AM & 11:15 AM

Parker Artists Guild members who are masters of their mediums and who love teaching children each lead a class (usually on the second Saturday of the month) at Parker Hobby Lobby’s classroom. Lemonade (from mix) & pretzels are served.

April 13: Drawing Graphite Tigers with Behnaz Ahmadian

FREE! but registration required
Register online; each class is limited to 20 students

More Info:
Hobby Lobby
10901 S. Parker Rd.
Parker, CO 80134

4/13 Baby Farm Animal Tour
Visit all the baby farm animals on this leisurely tour of CALF’s Lowell Ranch.

Purchase tickets online
More Info:
CALF’s Lowell Ranch
2330 S. I-25
Castle Rock, CO 80104

4/13 Bollywood Dance Performance with Deepali
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Valdez-Perry Branch Library
4690 Vine Street
Denver, CO 80216

Come watch a live Bollywood dance performance with Deepali!

4/13 Sheep to Shawl
Date: 04/13/2019 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Littleton Museum
6028 S. Gallup Street
Have you ever ogled the vibrant colors of hand dyed wool or snuggled up in a woven blanket? Have you ever wondered how your favorite wool sweater came into being? If so, then we have an event for you. Join us at the Littleton Museum’s Sheep to Shawl event. Come see the wool transformation process in action through demonstrations of sheep herding, sheep shearing, and other steps such as weaving and spinning. You can experience the process yourself through hands on activities. LaZyB Acres Alpacas will be here with their Alpacas. Admission is free and activities will take place on the 1860’s Farm.

Sonsio (across from Van Bibber Park)
5630 Ward Road, Arvada, CO 80002
Price: Free
From: 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

The Arvada Car Care Fest and Car Show is a FREE, family-friendly event that will include:

FREE Car Services & Information
· Free Car Maintenance Advice & Information
· Free Tire Tread Checks & Air Fill Station
· Child Car Seat Inspection Information
· Valuable Coupons & Giveaways

FREE Car Show and Live Entertainment by Tono Productions

Food by In the Dog House hot dog grill

Giveaways, FREE family fun like a bouncy castle, face painting, balloon artists, and more!

In celebration of National Car Care Month in April, Sonsio is holding their 5th annual Car Care Fest and car show on Saturday, April 13th, from 10am to 1pm at 5630 Ward Road in Arvada, Colorado. In April, as winter comes to an end, it is time to get your car ready for spring driving and summer road trips! National Car Care Month reminds you to take care of any issues that may have occurred or been ignored during winter. Stop by and get car maintenance advice and information (including valuable coupons and giveaways) from our exhibiting partners like NAPA AutoCare Center, Pickering’s Auto, Interstate Batteries, Advance Auto Parts and more.

4/13 (adults) Make Natural Ink
Floor 4, SM Energy ideaLAB
9:30am – 11:00am
Central Library
10 W. Fourteenth Ave. Pkwy.
Denver, CO 80204

Celebrate Earth Day by using things from nature to make ink. You’ll make and mix colors from our supplies to create a custom art piece to take home.

Colorado Christian University
8787 West Alameda Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80226
Price: Free
From: 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM

Join CCU for this annual Easter Eggstravaganza. It is a family friendly, free event on April 13th from 11am-1pm.

There will be inflatables, pony rides, crafts, petting zoo, games, and an Easter egg hunt. We are so excited to see you there. Visit for more information or contact 303-963-3310.

4/13 The Great Egg Scramble
Belleview Park
5001 S. Inca Dr.
Englewood, CO 80110
Let kids search for candy and prizes. Children will be grouped by age for safety and ability. Ages 1-8. There will also be a search for children with special needs.
Apr 13, 2019 9:30am
Free but donations are accepted

4/13 Hop Into Spring
Orchard Town Center
14697 Delaware St.
Westminster, CO 80023
Enjoy free Easter photos, music, dancing, games, face painting, balloons, a crafted Easter egg activity, and giveaways.

Apr 13, 2019 11:30am – 1:30pm

National Western Complex
4655 Humboldt St., Denver, CO 80216
Price: Free – $5
Starting: 10:00 AM
FREE for Kids 12 and Under

FREE for Active Military & Vets

10AM-5PM Saturday 10AM-4PM Sunday

Today, there is actually more gold to find than the old-timers found way back in the 1800’s gold rush era. Gold prospecting and treasure hunting has become a very popular and family oriented hobby. At these shows there is something for just about everyone to do in their search for that elusive gold and treasure.

Fun for the Whole Family

4/14 International Festival at CU Boulder
Sunday, April 14, 2019
3:00 pm
University Memorial Center
Boulder, CO
The CU International Festival is the largest student organized event on campus and is free and open to public. The event won ‘Cultural Event of the Year’ in 2018. The festival gives you an opportunity to: Share your culture, traditions, and heritage with the greater Boulder community. Promote and celebrate diversity among students and community members. Provide a platform for international student groups to represent their cultures. Encourage a rediscovery of international students’ own background. Provide an opportunity for unity among the international students at CU-Boulder. At the festival each country/region can do this by showcasing their culture with booths, performances, food samples, and interactive cultural activities. Why should you participate? To educate people about your country/region and its traditions. To increase the understanding between cultures and combat stereotypes. To meet people from all over the world. The CU International Festival has been around since 1990, and has continued to successfully promote diversity among students and the Boulder community. The festival has gotten bigger every year, with over 30 countries participating and over 6,000 people attending.

4/14 Junior Rangers: Owls

Morrison Nature Center
16002 E. Smith Rd.
Aurora, CO 80011
Learn about the plants and animals that call Star K Ranch home in this educational class. Ages 6-12.

Apr 14, 2019 1:30 – 3pm

4/14 Animal Adventures with Safari Sally
For Families with children ages 3 and older.
Date: 04/14/2019 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Bemis Library
6014 S. Datura Street
Safari Sally has been a zookeeper, animal trainer, educator, animal care specialist and naturalist. Join us for a fun, educational and exciting program where children will have an opportunity to meet a variety of live animals up close and personal.

4/15 Peep Houses
4:15pm – 5:15pm

Hampden Branch Library
9755 E. Girard Ave.
Denver, CO 80231

Ideal for ages 3 to 10 – accompanied by an adult.

Build a cozy graham cracker home for a little candy Peep. Limited to 20 participants.

4/16 Habitats for Homeschoolers: Amazing Albatross
Apr 16, 2019 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
We won’t see Albatross soaring over Colorado, but they still have a lot to teach us about healthy waters! Learn about this amazing sea bird, dissect an Albatross bolus (bird puke), and discuss how our actions can positively impact Colorado water resources through daily conservation practices.

Students: $9 | 1 complimentary adult per 2 children
Registration required; call (303) 973-9530 or register online
More Info:

Audubon Nature Center at Chatfield
11280 S. Waterton Rd.
Littleton, CO 80125

4/17 Page to Stage: The Jungle Book
Apr 17, 2019 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM
Enjoy treats and Jungle Book-themed crafts before settling in to a performance of the Rudyard Kipling classic. Adapted for Page to Stage by Andrew Parker; performed by Front Range Theatre Company.

FREE! but registration required
Register online, in person, or by calling (303) 791-7323
DCL in Roxborough
8357 N. Rampart Range Rd. #200
Littleton, CO 80125

4/17 Science Speed Dating: Find Your Science Soulmate
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

CU Boulder Museum of Natural History, BioLounge
15th and Broadway
Boulder, CO 80302

For our last Café of the school year, we invite you to join us for something quirky and different – the chance to chat with seven kinds of scientist, not just one. Topics will include :
Using social media to study human behavior in natural disasters
Designing Smart Homes
Fighting cancer drug resistance
Black holes
Alpine plants and climate change
Urban planning for teenaged citizens
Why choose one when you can explore them all?

We will start the night out with an urban development design challenge game brought to us by a team of students in Environmental Engineering, followed by Science Speed Dating, where small groups of Café attendees will spend approximately 10 minutes with each scientist learning what they are passionate about and what it takes to be successful in their fields.

This Café is TWO HOURS in length to allow time for science trivia and socializing with Café friends and scientists. Don’t miss the chance to meet your Science Soul Mate! Oh, and there will be pizza!

RSVP here –

4/17 Brown Bag Lecture Series: Exploring Space Resources
17 April, 2019 12:00PM – 12:45PM
Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Parkway
Cost: $4 ($3 Residents)
Aurora Historical Society members FREE
Bring your lunch

In 2017, the Colorado School of Mines initiated a new graduate program in the field of space resources. This program intends to prepare future professionals to responsibly explore, extract & use resources on the moon, Mars & asteroids.

4/18 The Lego Movie 2
01:00pm – 03:00pm
Location: ACC Castle Rock Campus
It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild. Catch the action at the Castle Rock Campus on Thursday, April 18 at 1 p.m.

06:00pm – 08:00pm
Location: ACC Littleton Campus – Half Moon (M1800)

4/18 The Science Lounge: Dragons (Ages 21+)
Apr 18, 2019 6:30 PM – 9:30 Pm
Embark on a fantastic adventure in search of dragons! Gather knowledge about dragon myths in different cultures and paint your own dragon egg. Whether you’re a dungeon master or the mother of dragons, you’ll get fired up about this mythical creature.

$15 (cash bar)
Purchase tickets online
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
2001 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80205

4/19 The Lego Movie 2
03:30pm – 05:30pm
Location: ACC Parker Campus
It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild. Catch the action at the Parker Campus on Friday, April 19 at 3:30 p.m.

4/19 Drop-in Artmaking with The Denver Art Museum
Friday, April 19th, 2019
3:00pm – 5:00pm

Green Valley Ranch Branch Library
4856 N. Andes Ct.
Denver, CO 80249

Come make art alongside The Denver Art Museum! A drop in program for all ages.

4/19 Earth Day in Denver: Volunteer with One Tree Planted
Get your hands dirty and do something good for nature this Earth Day!

Join One Tree Planted and Denver Parks for some good ol’ habitat restoration in downtown Denver. We will be mulching trees and removing invasive species in Harvey Park.

What to bring
Closed toe shoes
Long Pants
Reusable water bottle
Sun protection
Light snacks
Note: Children under 16 are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult/guardian. The guardian will need to sign a waiver.
RSVP here –

If you are reserving more than 4 tickets, please contact Stephanie directly at

Denver Marriott Tech Center
4900 S. Syracuse Street, Denver, CO 80237
Price: $0 – $125

Celebrating all things Japan in the Mile High City!

We’re so excited for our annual convention! We are growing with the community we love. Thanks for your support!
In 2016, a group of friends got together and decided that Denver attendees deserved a fun, well-run Spring anime convention. Together, the Board has roughly 40 years of combined experience across nearly 85 events.

4/20 Ukulele & Hula Lessons
20 April, 2019 1:30PM – 3:30PM
Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Parkway
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Lessons are free! All levels welcome. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

4/20 Canvas and cookie
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Ross-Barnum Branch Library
3570 W. First Avenue
Denver, CO 80219

Ages: Adult, Kid, Teen
Ideal for ages 6 and up.
Canvas & Cookies: Join us on an artist-led painting adventure as we enjoy milk and cookies! Ideal for ages 6 and up. Limited to 40 participants.

4/20 Senior Recital – Melissa Elliott, jazz voice
7:30pm – 9:00pm

DU Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Hamilton Hall

Free admission.
This recital is presented in partial fulfillment of a Bachelor of Music Degree in Jazz Studies and Commercial Music

4/20 CU Wizards!
Sat, April 20, 9:30am – 10:30am
Cristol Chemistry and Biochemistry, Roomo 140, Boulder, CO 80302, USA

Professor Amy Palmer

“One fish, two fish…Fluorescent red & Blue Squish!”

4/20 Earth Day
In combination with the Garden of the Gods Nature and Visitor Center, celebrate the environment at Rock Ledge Ranch on this free day! Historic homes will be open, as well as the Blacksmith Shop and General Store. Bring a picnic and come have a great time while supporting the Ranch! Did you know that Colorado Springs has been a “Tree City USA” for 40 consecutive years! It’s the longest running in the state. General Palmer had 600 cottonwood trees planted when water was available from city reservoirs in 1872.

In 1910 City Council created a Department of Forestry, a tree ordinance and a city forester position. When many of the cottonwoods did not survive they were replaced with maple, ash and elm trees.


Apr 20, 2019 at 09:00 am – 03:00 pm (Sat)

Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site
3105 Gateway Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

4/20 Free Entrance to National Parks
The National Park System includes more than 84 million acres, comprised of parks, historical sites, monuments, recreation areas, battlefields, and seashores.

Normally, 118 of America’s 418 areas in the National Park System charge an entrance fee that ranges from $3 to $30. The entrance fee waiver does not cover amenity or user fees for things like camping, boat launches, transportation, or special tours. Colorado has 13 areas in the National Park Service.

4/20 Bunny Express Train

Colorado Railroad Museum
17155 W. 44th Ave.
Golden, CO 80403
Hop on the train that features the 1880s vintage passenger coach, and experience what it was like to travel 100 years ago. The Easter Bunny will be handing out candy, and the Depot General Store will have gift ideas for Easter baskets.

Apr 20, 2019 10am – 4:30pm
$15 adults, $10 seniors, $5 children and free under age 2. Admission includes unlimited rides on the Steam Engine as well as entertainment throughout the grounds. Tickets available online or at the door.

Location: Parfet Park, 701 10th Street, Golden, CO 80401
Time: 10:00 AM
Price: Free
The Golden Kiwanis, with the assistance of their sponsored youth (Builders Club, Key Club, and Circle K), provide thousands of stuffed plastic eggs for the youth of Golden too enjoy at Easter.

On the morning of the hunt, they spread eggs throughout Parfet Park with different areas for different age groups. Once the bell sounds, kids clean the park in 30 seconds or less and head into downtown for more activities.

4/20 Earth Day Festival
Longmont Museum & Cultural Center
400 Quail Rd.
Longmont, CO 80501
Celebrate Earth Day with Sustainable Resilient Longmont, featuring environmental education booths, hands-on activities for kids, and performers.

Apr 20, 2019 10am – 3pm

4/20 Schweiger Ranch Open Day – April
April 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Schweiger Ranch: Just south of RidgeGate Parkway, on the frontage road (S. Havana Street) across I-25 from Cabela’s

4/20 Earth Day Willow Harvest & Planting (Ages 5+)
Apr 20, 2019 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Rain date is Saturday, April 27

Celebrate Earth Day by helping to restore disturbed areas along Sellars Gulch in Downtown Castle Rock. Harvest willow branches from healthy riparian (streamside) habitat upsteam of Festival Park, then replant them along Sellars Gulch as it travels through Festival Park.
It’s the perfect activity for families to do together, or for Scout groups working on their conservation badges! Signed participation waivers required. Participants should bring pruning clippers, work gloves, and hammers.

FREE! but RSVP required for groups
RSVP is required for all groups at
Festival Park
300 2nd St.
Castle Rock, CO 80104

4/20 Family Spring Stewardship Day

Johnson Habitat Park
610 S. Jason St.
Denver, CO 80233
Enjoy a free breakfast, and help clean Johnson Habitat Park with your family.

Apr 20, 2019 9am – noon

4/20 Easter Egg Hunt (Ages 1-11)
Egg hunt begins at 10:00 AM SHARP

Grab your Easter Basket because the Easter Bunny is coming to Highlands Ranch! It’s a family event with a hunt for children and a special appearance by the Easter Bunny! Come early, as parking is limited and the hunt begins at 10:00 AM SHARP! The event is held outside — rain, snow, or shine!

Just show up with your Easter basket
Northridge Park
8801 Broadway
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

4/20 Earth Day 2019: Going Green
Celebrate Earth Day 2019 with Cherokee Ranch & Castle Foundation. Learn about green and sustainable efforts from the Douglas County School District, IREA, and other local organizations and resources. Explore current trends in energy and water conservation, wildlife, landscape practices, recycling, and green home care. Learn some helpful tips and practices to adopt in your own efforts as we count down to the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020!

Members of the Cherokee Science Institute will also be conducting hikes around Cherokee’s Forest Trail Loop to a limited number of guests (recommended for ages 13 and older).

Participating Organization Booths & Info: 11:00 AM–3:00 PM
First Hike: 11:30 AM–12:30 PM
Second Hike: 12:30–1:30 PM
Final Hike: 1:30–2:30 PM
FREE! but registration required for hikes
Reserve tickets online
Cherokee Ranch & Castle
6113 Daniels Park Rd.
Sedalia, CO 80135

4/20 Family Day: Modern and Historic Exploration of Antarctica
University of Colorado Museum of Natural History
15th and Broadway
Boulder, CO 80309
Get to know the coldest, windiest place on earth. Meet the CU scientists who venture into some of the harshest climates and learn about what it is like to live there. Step into an actual tent from Robert Falcon Scott’s ill-fated journey, try on modern expeditionary clothing, and make your own ice core.

Apr 20, 2019 10am – 4pm

Winter Park Resort
85 Parsenn Rd., Winter Park, CO 80482

Price: Free

Winter Park Resort’s Spring Splash is the oldest tradition of its kind. As spectators watch, skiers and riders struggle through obstacles on the Larry Sale Trail Race Course and attempt to skim across an icy pond to reach the finish line. Win cash prizes and swag from 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in skiing and snowboarding categories. Registration information coming soon.

All Day- Show off your spring flair on and off the mountain
11 a.m.-4:00 p.m. – DJ at Derailer Bar
11 a.m.- 5 and under Easter Egg Hunt in the Village
12 p.m.-3 p.m.-Spring Splash® presented by Red Bull ®

* All events are weather dependent and subject to change

4/21 World’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt
Copper Mountain Resort
509 Copper Rd.
Copper Mountain, CO 80443
Hunt for 65,000 eggs over 2,500 acres. There are different hunts for kids of all ages, from 3 and under in Copper’s Center Village to adults in an on-mountain hunt for 12 golden eggs.

Apr 21, 2019 8 – 11am
Free. Extra charge for breakfast and skiing

The Wild Animal Sanctuary
2999 County Rd. 53, Keenesburg, CO 80643

Price: Free
From: 9:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Join us for an event that is designed to not only help “Mother Earth”, but also the animals and humans that inhabit this wonderful planet!

A general celebration with free entry for each person that brings a live potted tree to plant – includes great food and amazing animals that will add lots of fun to the mix, so plan to celebrate your “Wild Earth Day” with us and more than 500 of the wildest friends you could ever have!

4/23 Hollywood: Her Story
Women and the Movies
Date: 04/23/2019 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Bemis Library
6014 S. Datura Street
Her Story author Jean Tietjen discusses her latest book, Hollywood: Her Story-Women and the Movies. From the first female director in 1896 to present day, Tietjen’s program pays tribute to the spirit, ambition, grit and talent of these female filmmakers and artists. Learn about the stories of these trailblazers. Books available for purchase at the event.

4/23 Hands Dirty Feet Wet: Outdoor Nature Playdates

Majestic View Nature Center
7030 Garrison St.
Arvada, CO 80301
Take the kids to enjoy a nature playdate. Register online.

Apr 23, 2019 10:30am – noon

4/24 Family Star Party: Life of a Star
Family Star Party: Life of a Star
Inspire the next generation of astronomy enthusiasts with a fun, learning environment for the whole family. An evening of looking to the stars and discovering the wonders of the universe. This event creates a fun learning environment for the whole family and inspires the next generation of astronomy enthusiasts!

Activities include:
Virtual Reality
Creating a Nebula
Night Sky Viewing: Rosetta Nebulla
Science On a Sphere® presentations
Free outdoor telescope viewing.
Half-price admission for indoor activities,

Contact: (719) 576-8000


Apr 24, 2019 at 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm (Wed)

Space Foundation Discovery Center
4425 Arrowswest Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80907

4/24 Intro to Theater: Shakespeare Crash Course
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 (6:30 PM – 8:30 PM)
Learn basic Shakespearean acting techniques, from movement to breaking down the language. We’ll have some fun with Shakespearean insults, interpret lines fro modern meanings and perform a Shakespeare scene with ease!

This recurring workshop will focus on a different aspect of theater each month. No experience is necessary and all skill levels are welcome. In the Forum Theater.
Register here –

4/25 (Adult) Madame Defarge’s School for Wayward Hands: French Knots and Forget-Me-Knots: Embroidery
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Zeppelin Station
3501 Wazee Street
Denver, CO 80216

Join the experts from The Craftsman & Apprentice for this two hour crash course in the basics of hand embroidery. We’ll create a fun sampler that will give you all the skills to embark on your own free hand embroidery journey! All materials provided.
RSVP here –

4/25 Page to Stage: The Jungle Book
Apr 25, 2019 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM

Enjoy treats and Jungle Book-themed crafts before settling in to a performance of the Rudyard Kipling classic. Adapted for Page to Stage by Andrew Parker; performed by Front Range Theatre Company.

FREE! but registration required
Register in person, online, or by calling (303) 791-7323
DCL in Highlands Ranch
9292 S. Ridgeline Blvd.
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

4/26 Denver Public Schools Shakespeare Festival 2019
Shakespeare somehow finds a way to sneak into every textbook under the sun, even mathematics on occasion. It’s time to slam those books shut and let his work come to life on stage at the Denver Public Schools Shakespeare Festival. Thousands of K-12 students from the region don colorful, old-time costumes to perform scenes from Shakespeare’s most acclaimed work. This is an opportunity for students to avoid snoring through another lecture and learn about the famous playwrights through personal expression and creativity.

4/26 Astronomy Star Party
Date and Time: Fri, 04/26/2019 – 07:30pm – 09:30pm
Location: Littleton Campus – West Lawn
Join ACC’s Astronomy department for an Astronomy Star Party on Friday, April 26 from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at the Littleton Campus (West Lawn).

4/26 Joyful Light Youth Theater presents Disney’s Peter Pan Jr.
Friday & Saturday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 2:00 PM

Based on the Disney film and J.M. Barrie’s enchanting play, Disney’s Peter Pan JR. is a modern version of the timeless tale about a boy who wouldn’t grow up. The score includes new arrangements of classic Disney songs and a story featuring one rousing adventure after another. Pirates, mermaids, fairies, and the chief’s tribe create a colorful experience of imagination at its finest.

Purchase tickets online
The Schoolhouse Theater
19650 Mainstreet
Parker, CO 80138

4/26-27 Living history days
Living History Days provides a great opportunity for you to experience history hands-on. Bring the whole family for a fun and educational day you’ll never forget.

April 26-27, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
$4/person (age 4+)
Max $20/family
Life Fellowship Church
11500 Sheridan Boulevard
Westminster, CO 80020

4/26-28 StarFest Denver 2019
Denver Marriott DTC & Hilton Garden Inn|4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO | Map

StarFest is an annual science fiction extravaganza held in Denver, Colorado. While its roots are as a festival for fans of Star trek, Lost In Space and Xena, it has expanded over the years, now attracting hundreds of fans of other fantasy and space-themed works as well. Fest goers can enjoy a diverse array of cosplay events, autograph and photo sessions, Q&As, seminars and more.

4/26-28 Denver silent film fest

4/27 Movie Matinee: Bohemian Rhapsody
Date: 04/27/2019 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Bemis Library
6014 S. Datura Street
The story of the legendary rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid. Free popcorn and lemonade at the film. (PG-13)

4/27 Superkids Expo
Orchard Town Center
14697 Delaware St.
Westminster, CO 80023
Explore summer offerings plus Battle of Superheroes, pony rides, bouncy castle, rock climbing wall, and camp giveaways.
Apr 27, 2019 10am – 3pm

4/27 Earth Day at the Lakewood Heritage Center
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Lakwood Heritage Center
801 South Yarrow Street
Lakewood, CO

Price: Free
Earth Day Celebration at the Lakewood Heritage Center

A FREE community event celebrating sustainability in Lakewood on April 27, 2019 11 AM to 4 PM

Activities include: Beer Garden, Food Trucks, Bike Valet, Live Music, Sustainable Backyard, Fitness and Kid’s activities, Interactive Art and Vendors.

4/27 Community Cretaceous Carnival at Dinosaur Ridge
Dinosaur Ridge
16831 W. Alameda Pkwy.
Morrison, CO 80465
Join in for fun, games, and food—dinosaur style. Enjoy rock climbing walls, inflatable slides, bounce houses, and midway games with dinosaur-themed prizes.

Apr 27, 2019 11am – 3pm
$1 per tickets. Games and rides ranging from 1-5 tickets

4/27 Earth Day at The Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center presents Earth Day! We will have face painting, a scavenger hunt, and tons of other Earth Day fun.

Call for reservations:
Adults: $35 (12+)
Kids: $15 (8-11)

Contact: (719) 687-9742


Apr 27, 2019 at 09:00 am – 11:00 am (Sat)

Colorado Wolf & Wildlife Center
4729 Twin Rocks Road, Divide, CO 80814

4/27 (teen/adult) RiNo Mural Safari: Looking for Rhinos with Global Conservation Corps
10:00am – 12:00pm

Denver Central Market
2669 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80205

Registration for this event will close on April 27, 2019 @ 12:00pm.
Take a walk on the wild side with this tour of RiNo Art District murals depicting wild and endangered animals. Our guides are from the Global Conservation Corps and they represent a wealth of knowledge about the magnificent animals that share our planet. Bring a bottle of water, wear comfortable shoes and meet us at Denver Central Market to start.
RSVP here –

4/27 Family Discovery Series: OOPS

The Schoolhouse at Mainstreet
19650 Mainstreet
Parker, CO 80138
Enjoy slapstick humor, audience interaction, and shadow play in this play about learning from failure and finding joy in imperfection.

Apr 27, 2019 10am

4/27 Arbor Day Celebration
Apr 27, 2019 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

The Arbor Day event is held rain, snow, or shine!
The Town of Parker and the Parks and Recreation Department celebrate Arbor Day by giving away seedling trees! There are family-friendly activities, Arbor Day goodies, and delicious pancakes, while supplies last. Be sure to stop by the arborist table and meet the Town’s Parks and Forestry team. They can answer questions about tree planting, pruning, and tree selection. Learn how to take care of your trees and make them last.

Discovery Park
20115 E. Mainstreet
Parker, CO 80138

Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
6350 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Price: $39.00 – $199.00
Starting: 1:00 PM

with Bad Religion, The Vandals, Black Flag, Strung Out, Dwarves

4/28 The Art of Brunch
11:00 AM 3:00 PM
Art District on Santa Fe
Santa Fe Drive Denver, CO United States (map)

The Art of Brunch is back! Join us for gallery hopping and complimentary brunch bites at more than 20 galleries and creative business in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe.

Access Gallery
Art from Ashes
Artists on Santa Fe
Bitfactory Gallery
Carol Mier Fashion
Central City Opera House
Denver Art Society
Diego Pellicer Colorado
Gallerie BB
Georgia Amar’s Habitat Gallery & Studio
Grace Gallery Fine Art
Grace Noel – Art by Grace
Green Lady Gardens
Joe Maxx Coffee Co. Denver
Kashi Kari Gallery
Kat Payge Art
Mai Wyn Fine Art
Michael Warren Contemporary
Neo Art Studios
Ninni & Foffa’s
Niza Knoll Gallery
Spark Gallery
Sync Gallery
Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW Post 1

No ticket necessary. Simply come down and enjoy a free day at the galleries!

4/29 Teen Time: Intention Bracelets
Monday, April 29th, 2019
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Schlessman Family Branch Library
100 Poplar St.
Denver, CO 80220

Ages: Teen
Ideal for ages 12 to 18.
Devote time to designing one intention bracelet using natural stone beads and elastic cord. After creating your bracelet, Jen Pastalo Dacpano, Owner of Art+Craft, will teach you a short and easy way to ground yourself in the moment as well as how to charge your bracelets with intentions and use them for taking deep breaths. Ideal for ages 12-18. Space is limited, please arrive early.

4/29 Teen Program: Paint a Fortnite Llama
5:30pm – 6:30pm
Valdez-Perry Branch Library
4690 Vine Street
Denver, CO 80216

Ages: Teen
Join us for a fun painting session of a Fortnite llama guided by the talented Erica Reyna, hot chocolate will be provided for the ultimate Sip and Paint experience.

4/30 (Adult) Ladies of LUPEC: Vintage Cocktails in RiNo
7:00pm – 8:30pm

The Preservery
3040 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80205

LUPEC is Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails and the Denver chapter of this lively group has compiled a recipe book of fabulous retro cocktails. The book includes tidbits of information about the origin of the cocktails as well as notes about the ladies themselves. Join them for a soiree celebrating the publication of their recipe book. The Preservery mixologist will be on hand to create vintage cocktails from the book and host Ann Flynn, and her fellow ladies of LUPEC, will be there to dazzle you with a presentation on the history of the drinks and the organization. Cocktail recipe books will be available for purchase at the event and 100% of the proceeds benefit SafeHouse Denver.
RSVP here –

4/30 Preparing to Hike the Front Range
Date: 04/30/2019 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Bemis Library
6014 S. Datura Street

Littleton is an awesome base camp for day hikers. Exploring our Front Range is a low cost habit, and has the side effect of being incredibly good for you. Join veteran hiker and author Pete KJ for an overview of local hikes. He will speak on hiking strategies such as pacing, timing, and seasons. Learn about some of his all-time favorite walks in the area, as described in his new guidebook, Base Camp Denver: 101 Hikes in Colorado’s Front Range.

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  2. Thank you for this information.
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    Interested to get my children into it.
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