SCFD free days

Children’s museum of Denver – 9/3 4-8pm (2121 Children’s Museum Dr, Denver)

Denver Botanic Gardens – 9/3 (1007 York St, Denver)

Museo De Las Americas – 9/6 5-9pm( 861 Santa Fe Dr, Denver)

Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab – 9/7 10-5pm, 9/27 5-8pm (99 W 12th Ave, Denver)

DAM – 9/7 (100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver)

Clyfford Still museum – 9/12 10-5pm (1250 Bannock St, Denver)

Four mile park – 9/13 12-4pm (715 S Forest St, Denver)

Longmont museum – 9/15 (400 Quail Rd, Longmont)

Molly Brown House Museum – 9/27 (1340 Pennsylvania St, Denver)

DMNS – 9/29 (2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver)

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First Friday art walks, 9/6, usually 5-9pm in most places

Santa Fe drive (5-9th st) – www.artdistrictonsantafe.com/
Golden triangle Denver – (They have moved it to Final Friday) www.goldentriangleofdenver.com/final-fridays/
River North – rinoartdistrict.org/visit/first-fridays
Tennyson st – denverartwalk.squarespace.com/
Niwot, CO – niwot.com/events/first-friday-art-walk-3-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Old pearl st, Denver – 1200-1500 blocks – southpearlstreet.com/
Block 7 – www.artsonbelmar.com/
Navajo street – www.navajostreetartdistrict.com/

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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
June-Labor day kids 18 and under are free at Colorado History Museum and sister locations
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Free culture passes from the library

Jeffco
www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=jcpl&curapp=passes

Douglas
www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=dclibs&curapp=passes

Arapahoe
arapahoelibraries.org/exploration-pass-events

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8/27-9/2 COLORADO STATE FAIR

1001 Beulah Ave
Pueblo, CO 81004

Bring the family for 11 days and nights of Colorado’s biggest Summer party! Enjoy it all – Concerts, Rodeos, Carnival, Livestock, AG Exhibits, Fiesta, Free Attractions and fabulous Fair Food.

8/29-9/1 YAMPA VALLEY CRANE FESTIVAL

1289 Lincoln Av.
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
CITY:Steamboat Springs

Enjoy Greater Sandhill Cranes in the beautiful setting of Northwest Colorado! The 8th annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival takes place in Steamboat Springs and Hayden, CO. and features guided crane viewings, expert speakers, bird walks, & fun activities for all ages.

8/30-9/1 JAS Aspen Snowmass

jazzaspensnowmass.org
Snowmass Town Park
2000 Brush Creek Rd.
Snowmass Village, CO 81611
Attend a 3-day weekend of world-class performances on multiple outdoor stages, food and drink vendors, and a kiddie corner. Musicians include John Mayer, Sting, Weezer, and Portugal the Man.

8/30-9/2 Palizzi Farm Corn & Chile Harvest

www.palizzifarm.com
Palizzi Farm
6th Ave. and 15380 E. Bromley Ln.
Brighton, CO 80601
Stock up on roasted chiles and fresh produce. On Sunday, Sept. 1, enjoy live music, food vendors, roasted corn, games for the kids, face painting, a corn eating contest, and a fireworks display at 9pm.

Free admission

8/31-9/2 A Taste of Colorado

atasteofcolorado.com
Civic Center Park
101 W. 14th Ave.
Denver, CO 80202
Attend this Labor Day Weekend festival with local and international cuisine, six music stages, kids activities, and shopping.

Sat and Sun, 11am-10pm; Mon 11am-8:30pm
Free

8/31-9/2 Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off

Start your morning off right with a hot air balloon mass ascension of over 70 balloons accompanied by breakfast and drinks from local vendors. Activities will continue throughout the day with skydiving demonstrations, wakeboarding exhibitions, paddle boarding, live entertainment, chainsaw carving and donut eating competitions.

Wrap up your visit at Memorial Park over the Labor Day weekend with a hot air balloon glow at dusk. We are also looking for volunteers to help with this event. Volunteer Roles & Shifts: assist with event operations including parking, VIP hospitality, beer garden, etc. To volunteer, please visit our website or call the number below.

Free
Contact: (719) 219-3333
Aug 31, 2019 at 06:00 am – 10:00 pm (Sat)Sep 1, 2019 at 06:00 am – 10:00 pm (Sun)Sep 2, 2019 at 06:00 am – 10:00 pm (Mon)
Memorial Park, Colorado Springs
1605 E. Pikes Peak Ave, Colorado Springs, CO

8/31-9/2 Boulder Creek Hometown Festival

www.bceproductions.com
Central Park, Boulder
1236 Canyon Blvd.
Boulder, CO 80302
Close out the summer event season in Boulder with a juried art show, live performances, the Great Zucchini Race, Classic Car Show, Rocky Mountain Beer Festival, and Great Boulder Duck Race.

Sat and Sun, 10am-8pm; Mon 10am-5pm
Free admission and concerts. Some vendors charge a fee

9/1-30 Seedlings Classes

Denver Botanic Gardens York Street
1007 York St.
Denver, CO 80206
Explore the plant world while developing an understanding and appreciation for plants and their importance. Classes include interactive explorations, nature walks, and stories for children and their caregivers. Week of Sept. 4: Magical Monarchs; Sept. 11: Bug Bungalows; Sept. 18: Apples and Cinnamon; Sept. 25: Fall Frolic. Ages 18 months to 6 years.

$14 child, $12 member child, includes one adult entry per registration

9/1-30 Strolling Stories

Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms
8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Rd.
Littleton, CO 80128
Stroll along Deer Creek each week and investigate nature as it changes with the seasons. Along the trail, stop to read a seasonally-themed story and then continue the adventure with an exploration based on the day’s book. Recommended for ages 3-6 years.

$10 child, $8 member child. Includes free admission for one adult

9/1 Labor Day Weekend Fireworks

www.elitchgardens.com

Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park
2000 Elitch Cir.
Denver, CO 80204
See the downtown Denver skyline light up with fireworks.

Included with admission

9/2 Labor Day Vintage Baseball

The highlight of Labor Day is our annual vintage baseball match between the Camp Creek Cloud Busters (your home team) and the 1882 Denver & Rio Grande Reds. The Cloud Busters is no “farm team,” but needs your support to cheer them on to victory!

The first pitch will be at 1 p.m. This game is vintage rules: no one wears a mitt or glove (except the catcher) and “cranks” (that’s you, the spectators) can influence the umpire’s call in your team’s favor!

Picnics are welcome, but don’t miss the opportunity to sip a cold cream soda or root beer available for purchase at the general store. Vendors will be here to supply hot dogs, popcorn and ice cream as well. Visit the historic homes throughout the site. It may be the end of summer, but not the fun!

Adults (18-54): $8
Seniors (55+): $5
Students (Ages 6-17): $4
Children 5 and under are Free

Sep 2, 2019 at 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
First pitch at 1 p.m.
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site
3105 Gateway Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

9/2 84th Annual Labor Day Parade and fall fest

10:00 am – 10:30 am
Louisville, CO
Join the City of Louisville for the 84th Annual Labor Day Parade! Enjoy the floats and appearances by community groups, youth groups and local businesses. Come early to get a good spot along the parade route and enjoy the Children’s Pet Parade at 9 am. Parade winners will be announced and trophies awarded at approximately 1pm in Memory Square Park, 3 blocks west of Main Street. Parade route: The Labor Day Parade begins near Main and Lafayette Streets and moves south on Main Street, ending near Elm Street. Parade marshals and volunteers help make this a fun and safe event for the whole community.

Labor Day Fall Festival
9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Memory Square Park
801 Grant Avenue
Louisville, CO
Be sure to stop by the Labor Day Fall Festival for a whole day of activities on Labor Day. Located just 2 blocks west of Main Street, Memory Square Park is home to the Louisville Center for the Arts where you can visit the National Fine Arts and Photography show and the outdoor Memory Square Pool, which will offer free swimming all day long. Throughout the day, enjoy fine art, craft and information booths. Food trucks will be on site with a variety of tasty offerings. And, there will be children’s activities galore including face painting, Henna tattoos, bounce houses, inflatable fun, and Jeff and Paige concerts at 12 and 1:30.

9/2-8 Crush Walls

crushwalls.org

River North Art District
3611 Chestnut Pl.
Denver, CO 80216
Attend an urban art festival with local and international artists celebrating the spirit of Denver’s RiNo Art District. See museum-quality, outdoor graffiti and street art. Watch muralists create art before your eyes.
Free

9/4 Homeschool Day: Back to School with STEAM Careers

Homeschool Day: Back to School with STEAM Careers
You don’t have to be an astronaut to work in space — learn about the future of the space industry as we help you “Launch your Future with STEAM Careers.”

In order to meet NASA’s call to “go back to the Moon, and on to Mars,” it will require a whole new generation of scientists, engineers, space explorers, and astronauts. But luckily you don’t have to be an astronaut to work in space! Explore other STEAM careers with us at the Space Foundation, including: Deep-Sea Diving, Electrical, Welding, Nursing, and Engineering and learn about the future of the space industry as we help you “Launch your Future with STEAM Careers” on our Science on a Sphere®! Visit with our special guest Jeff Gonyea, writer/creator of Zack and Zoey Adventures, who will be presenting his magazine S.T.E.M. to Bloom at 10:30 a.m.

Ages 2 to 4: $2
Ages 5 to 17: $7
One adult free per family, each additional adult $5. No additional discounts
Sep 4, 2019 at 10:00 am – 04:00 pm (Wed)

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

9/5-7 Highlands Ranch Pioneer Days

hrcaonline.org

Highlands Ranch Mansion
9950 E. Gateway Dr.
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
Celebrate Colorado heritage with western entertainment, livestock displays, and hay rides.
$5 adult, $3 child, free age 2 and under

9/5-8 Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival

www.scotfest.com

Estes Park Event Complex
1209 Manford Ave.
Estes Park, CO 80517
See a parade, jousting competitions, Highland games, dance performances, Ninja Warrior Course, and dog show contests, while enjoying Scottish and Irish food.
$5 and up

9/6 Food Truck Rodeo

www.auroragov.org

Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn
15151 E. Alameda Pkwy.
Aurora, CO 80012
Take your taste buds on a wild ride at the city of Aurora’s Food Truck Rodeo. Several different food trucks will be serving up tasty food and drink. Costs vary for food and drink.

Sep 06, 2019 11am – 2pm
Free

9/6 Olde Town Telescope Night

arvada.org

Majestic View Nature Center
7030 Garrison St.
Arvada, CO 80301
Stop by Olde Town Square for some night sky viewing with telescopes and learn about nocturnal wildlife.

Sep 06, 2019 8 – 10pm
Free

9/6 First Friday on the Farm

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Star Acre Farms
Arvada, CO

Price: Free
Monthly community festival with live Bluegrass music by Michael Furry. Arvada Fire Department Station #7 comes out with their large truck for the kiddos. Authentic Mexican food for sale (low cost). Star Acre Farms farm stand is open with vegetables and fruit for sale. Local Artisans and Vendors.

9/6 Pedal Powered Smoothies

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Sam Gary Branch Library
2961 Roslyn St.
Denver, CO 80238

Ideal for ages 6 to 99 – accompanied by an adult.
​Come learn about Food Justice issues and try your hand (or rather your feet) at making your own pedal powered smoothies with our homemade bike blender. A food item donation for our local food pantry is suggested but not required.

9/6 First Friday Paint and Sit

6:30pm – 9:00pm

Byers Branch Library
675 Santa Fe Dr.
Denver, CO 80204
Ages: Adult, Birth-Pre-K, Kid, Teen
Take a break from the Art Walk for our Paint and Sit on the Byers front lawn. We’ll have various canvases and paints available to you, and easels and paintbrushes ready for you to create. Don’t just look at art this First Friday, make your own and take it home!

9/6 Teen Program: Bob Ross Paint Along

Date: 09/06/2019 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Bemis Library
6014 S. Datura Street
Littleton, Colorado 80120
Grab a brush and get ready to paint some happy trees. We’ll provide all the materials you need to paint along with Bob (or paint a masterpiece on your own while listening to the calming voice of a pop culture icon)!

Space is limited and registration is required.
Sign up for the program through this link! docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfg9U1Bkf53vRfeM7xzP9e42mg52lSvtQJn3G5lL4xelys8yA/viewform

This is an after hours event. Participants must have an adult parent/guardian ready to pick them up at 7pm, or a signed note from a parent/guardian giving their permission for the participant to leave on their own.

9/6-8 Snowmass Balloon Festival

www.gosnowmass.com

Snowmass Town Park
2000 Brush Creek Rd.
Snowmass Village, CO 81611
See 30 pilots compete in challenges and races in colorful hot air balloons.

Free

9/6-15 Colorado Mineral and Fossil Show

www.coloradomineralandfossilshows.com

Crowne Plaza Hotel
15500 E. 40th Ave.
Denver, CO 80239
See minerals, fossils, gemstones, polished stones, crystals, meteorites, carvings, and jewelry. Free parking.

Free

9/7 Doggie Plunge

app.etapestry.com

Pirates Cove Aquatic Center
1225 W. Belleview Ave.
Littleton, CO 80120
Bring your pooch to take the plunge with other four-legged swimmers. This is a fundraiser for dogs (and their humans) to benefit Freedom Service Dogs.

Sep 07, 2019 9am – 3pm
$15

9/7 Ridgefest

ridgeat38.com

Ridge at 38
4251 Kipling St., Suite 580
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Celebrate Wheat Ridge with a day of fun in the heart of the Ridge at 38 district. Enjoy four bluegrass bands, a classic car show, chalk art, food trucks, local beer, and kids activities.

Sep 07, 2019 3 – 9pm
Free

9/7 Miniature Golf – After Hours Event

Saturday, September 7th, 2019
5:30pm – 7:00pm

Park Hill Branch Library
4705 Montview Blvd.
Denver, CO 80207

Ages: Adult, Birth-Pre-K, Kid, Teen
Ideal for ages 3 and up – accompanied by an adult.
Join us for a Hole Lot of Fun!

Even though the Park Hill Branch Library is closed to the public for the night, we are re-opening at 5:30 p.m. for a fun family event – Mini Golf in the library! This year our basement community room will be the location of a hole made with donations to the Greater Park Hill Food Bank! We request participants to bring one or more items to donate and grow the hole during the night!

We will be taking tee times two weeks in advance! Call 720-865-0250 or stop by the library to sign up. Groups of five will tee off every five minutes. Walk-ins are welcome and will tee off on space available basis.

9/7 Barker Days (Dogs & Families)

Sep 7, 2019 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Bring the pups for a dip in the pool, a romp in the field, and to rub noses with local vendors. Goodie bags are available for the first 1,000 pre-registered dogs. Walk-up registration begins at 11:00 AM, based on capacity. Rabies tags needed to enter. (Note: Dogs in heat, puppies under four months or have not had final shots, aggressive dogs, and sick dogs may not attend.)

Parker Resident Dogs: $6 | Non-Resident Dogs: $8
Pre-register online or at the event if space is available
www.parkerrec.com/BarkerDays

H2O’Brien Pool
10795 Victorian Dr.
Parker, CO 80138

9/7 Doggie Splash and Pet Expo

www.hrcaonline.org

Outdoor Pool at Westridge
9650 Foothills Canyon Blvd.
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
Take Fido for a special day at the pool. All social dogs welcome but no adults are allowed in the pool.

Sep 07, 2019 9am – 1pm
$7 per dog in advance, $10 at the door

9/7 Friendship Powwow & American Indian Cultural Celebration

denverartmuseum.org

Denver Art Museum
100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy.
Denver, CO 80204
Celebrate the vitality of American Indian cultures through American Indian dancers, drum groups, and hands-on art making in Martin Plaza.

Sep 07, 2019 10am – 5pm
Free

9/7-8 Festival Italiano

www.belmarcolorado.com

Belmar
464 S. Teller St.
Lakewood, CO 80226
Get a taste of Italy in Colorado. Celebrate Italian culture with Italian food, wine, and artisan vendors, plus grape stomping for kids age 12 and under.

Sept. 7, 10am-9pm; Sept. 8, 10am-5pm
Free

9/7-8 Stanley Arts Festival

stanleyartsfestival.org

Stanley Marketplace
2501 N. Dallas St.
Aurora, CO 80010
Attend the annual event, produced by CherryArts, to see the work of Colorado artists and other artists around the country. Families can enjoy children’s activities at Creation Station and visit the CherryArts Mobile Art Gallery throughout Stanley Marketplace. Proceeds benefit CherryArts’ mission to provide access to art and art education year-round.

Sept. 7, 10am-7pm; Sept. 8, 10am-5pm
Free

9/7-8 Frisco Fall Fest

www.townoffrisco.com

Frisco Historic Park and Main Street
Frisco, CO 80443
Taste the flavors of Frisco as restaurants showcase their signature dishes. See local and regional art at the Meet the Artist art show. Participate in make-and-take art projects for children and adults including painting flags and making postcards plus face painting, balloon art, and hamster balls to roll around in. Food/beverage costs vary from vendor to vendor.

Sept. 7-8, 10am-5pm
Free

9/7-8, 14-15, 21-22 Day Out with Thomas: The Steam Team Tour 2019

coloradorailroadmuseum.org

Colorado Railroad Museum
17155 W. 44th Ave.
Golden, CO 80403
Ride on a train led by Thomas the Tank Engine and have pictures taken with Sir Topham Hatt, the controller of Thomas’ railway. Enjoy model trains, a petting zoo, temporary tattoos, Imagination Station (train table play area), sing-alongs, bean bag toss, and a magic show.

Sept 7-8, 14-15, and 21-22, 8am-5pm
$23, includes access to museum exhibits

9/7-15 Denver Mineral, Fossil, Gem, and Jewelry Show

www.denvercoliseum.com

Denver Coliseum
4600 Humboldt St.
Denver, CO 80216
See exhibitors, dealers, educational booths, and mineral identification, plus free gold panning for kids. Events occur at Denver Coliseum and National Western Complex.

Free

9/8 Yoga In The Grove

Experience outdoor yoga with Studio B Evergreen at Hiwan Grove! Enjoy yoga poses, breathing techniques and meditation while connecting with nature and community. Free classes, donations accepted and appreciated. Please dress for the weather, bring water and wear sunscreen. Spare mats can be provided. Weather dependent.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hiwan Heritage Park
28473 Meadow Dr
Evergreen, CO 80439

9/8 Honey Festival

9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Fairgrounds Park
700 S. Railroad Ave.
Loveland, CO

Price: Free
– Bee Keeping Demos – Honey & Beeswax Products – Bee-Friendly Gardens by CSU Master Gardeners – Cooking With Honey Demos – Loveland Public Library Teddy Bear Picnic & Games – Honey Massage – Nutritionist

This event is free. Items available for purchase from vendors.

9/8 Junior Rangers

www.auroragov.org

Morrison Nature Center
16002 E. Smith Rd.
Aurora, CO 80011
Learn about Aurora’s true nature by exploring Star K Ranch. This month’s topic is all about beavers. Registration required. Ages 6-12.

Sep 08, 2019 1:30 – 3pm
Free

9/8 Garden Harvest

kidconsciousproject.com

Englewood Community Garden
3001-3099 S. Fox St.
Englewood, CO 80110
Help harvest vegetables like beans, zucchini, and tomatoes. After the harvest, help deliver the produce to a local food bank. Help to weed the garden to prepare for the next batch of products. Registration required. Age 6-12.

Sep 08, 2019 10am – noon
Free

9/12 Bear Cubs Nature Program

www.Lakewood.org

Bear Creek Lake Regional Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd.
Lakewood, CO 80228
Enjoy stories, songs, and interactive programs surrounding the theme of bears. Registration required. Ages 3-5.

Sep 12, 2019 10 – 10:45am
$5

9/12 Kids Outside with Brian Lewis

feralmountainco.com

FERAL
3936 Tennyson St.
Denver, CO 80212
Get inspiration and tips for taking young kids hiking, camping, or backpacking from the creator of the award-winning film series Wild Toddler Chronicles. Brian will also discuss how he plans trips with young kids and will recommend gear.

Sep 12, 2019 6:30
Free

9/13 Parker Oktoberfest

O’brien Park
10795 Victorian Drive
Parker, CO
The Parker Oktoberfest fall festival event celebrating German culture features live music, dance, family fun, food, drinks, vendors and more! www.parkeronline.org/calendar.aspx?EID=5630

9/13 Guided Night Hikes: Harvest Full Moon

www.Lakewood.org

Bear Creek Lake Regional Park
15600 W. Morrison Rd.
Lakewood, CO 80228
Leave the flashlights at home for this unique hiking adventure for the whole family. Registration required.

Sep 13, 2019 6:30 – 8pm
$5

9/13 SummerStage Outdoor Concert: Finaleyes (All Ages)

Sep 13, 2019 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Grab your picnic blanket and get ready for some family fun! Free kids’ activities along with live music by Finaleyes. Food trucks will be onsite with a variety of delectables available for purchase.

FREE!

www.castlepinesgov.com/events

Elk Ridge Park
7005 Mira Vista Ln.
Castle Pines, CO 80108

9/13 Freaky Friday the 13th Full Moon Hike

www.highlandsranch.org

Fly’n B Park
2910 W. Plaza Dr.
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
Listen to eerie Colorado myths and legends by twilight and discover what is prowling the ranch while everyone else sleeps. Take a hike to observe nocturnal animals and get hands-on with skins and skulls. Registration is required.

Sep 13, 2019 6:30 – 8pm
$12, $10 for non-Highlands Ranch residents

9/13-15 Boulder Fall Fest

www.boulderfallfest.com

Pearl Street Mall
1300 Pearl St.
Boulder, CO 80302
Attend a three-day autumn festival featuring live music, food, local micro-brews, wine and margaritas, children’s activities, and more than 100 artisans presented by Firefly Handmade Markets.

Fri, 5-10pm; Sat, 10am-9pm; Sun, 10am-5pm
Free

9/14 Colorado Lebanese Festival

5:00 pm
Saint Rafka Maronite Church
2301 Wadsworth Blvd
Lakewood, CO

Greetings Everyone!! Join CICE Denver-Boulder for a fun cultural learning experience. COLORADO LEBANESE FESTIVAL 2019 Experience the taste of Lebanon and meeting of the East and the West in the Heart of Lakewood through food, fun, faith and culture! “Travel to the Land of the Cedars of The Lord Where God Laid A garden fountain, a well of living water, and flowing streams from Lebanon.” (Song of Solomon 4:15) Saturday 11 am – 10 pm FUN AND SAFE EVENT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY FREE ADMISSION * LIVE MUSIC * AUTHENTIC LEBANESE FOOD MADE WITH FRESH AND ORGANIC INGREDIENTS * SOUVENIRS * GAMES & MORE * PET FRIENDLY

9/14 (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.

September 14: Fiber Nature Weaving with Heather Cotterman

FREE! but registration required
Register online; each class is limited to 20 students
parkerartistsguild.com/youth-workshops

Hobby Lobby
10901 S. Parker Rd.
Parker, CO 80134

9/14 Concert in the Park at Castlewood Canyon (All Ages)

Sep 14, 2019 5:00 PM
Enjoy live music in the beautiful outdoor amphitheater at Castlewood Canyon State Park. Free with Park admission (Colorado State Parks day pass or annual pass required to enter Park).

Saturday, September 14 at 5:00 PM: Mark Cormican (Folk/Americana)
FREE! (State Parks Day or Annual Pass Required to Enter Park)
www.facebook.com/pg/CastlewoodCanyonPark/events

Castlewood Canyon State Park
2989 S. State Hwy. 83
Franktown, CO 80116

9/14 Guided Nature Hike in the Bluffs: Harvest Moon (Ages 5+)

Sep 14, 2019 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
September Full Harvest Moon Hike
Guides: Cindy and Peggy from South Suburban Parks and Recreation

Hike up to a breathtaking overlook to experience the nearly simultaneous setting sun and the rising moon. Play mind-boggling optical illusion games. Learn how humans see in darkness compared to light and compare our vision with those of animals who rely on their vision for hunting and survival. Plus, learn why the September moon is called the “Harvest Moon” — and why it looks SO BIG rising on the horizon!

Sun sets at 7:12 PM, so we’ll be descending in twilight and by the light of the full moon, using our human night vision. Flashlights for emergencies only, please. Bring along your friends and family to this moderate two-mile hike.

FREE! but registration required
Register online
ridgegate.com/events

Willow Creek Trail at Prairie Sky Park
9381 Crossington Way
Lone Tree, CO 80124

9/14 Schweiger Ranch Campfire Series: Maria von Trapp (Ages 8+)

Sep 14, 2019 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Step back in time to learn the story behind The Sound of Music and meet the funny, lively, and unforgettable Maria von Trapp, portrayed by Elsa Wolff.

Matriarch of the Trapp Family Singers, Maria von Trapp was a woman of passionate faith and uncompromising determination. From orphan to Baroness, she led her family from being refugees to an internationally-known singing group. Sharing memories from pre-WWII Austria to the 1965 release of The Sound of Music, learn the story of the Trapp Family and their journey to a new home in America.

Schweiger Ranch events take place rain or shine, with a move to an indoor location in case of inclement weather. Please wear appropriate shoes for a ranch; no open-toed shoes. The event is free, but seating is limited and registration is required.
schweigerranch.org/upcoming-events

Schweiger Ranch
10822 Havana St.
Lone Tree, CO 80124

9/14 What IF…Festival of Innovation and Imagination

The award-winning Festival where imagination takes flight! One of the first questions artists, musicians, entrepreneurs, explorers, inventors and scientists ask when they begin a new endeavor is What IF…?

What If…business people, art-makers of all kinds, inventors, educators, tech savvy folks, and garage tinkerers shared a day of wows, innovation, and creativity with people of all ages?! Spend the day laughing, playing, discovering, learning, and connecting to new ideas, new people, and new experiences! Engage your imagination and meet innovative people and businesses on 6 city blocks in downtown Colorado Springs among our region’s best venues: Pikes Peak Center, Plaza of the Rockies, and CS Pioneers Museum.

People of all ages can engage with over 100 interactive “experiences” in science, health, engineering, the arts, technology, education, local foods and business, with 3 main stages, multiple small stages, a Beer and Wine garden, and much more. The What If…Festival features an imaginative array of intriguing creativity from the Pikes Peak region. A full schedule of performances, delectable foods, and hands-on experiences, as well as a festival map, will be available in advance and on-site on Festival Day.

Free
Sep 14, 2019 at 10:00 am – 04:00 pm (Sat)
Downtown Colorado Springs
1 N Tejon St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

9/14 Cockpit Demo Day

wingsmuseum.org

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum
7711 E. Academy Blvd.
Denver, CO 80230
Climb aboard select aircraft and get a pilot’s perspective of the instruments and controls including a F-111 Aardvark and a late 20th century DC-10.

Sep 14, 2019 10am – 2pm
Included with admission

9/14 Summerset Festival

www.summersetfest.com

Clement Park
7306 W. Bowles Ave.
Littleton, CO 80123
Enjoy local food and culture, family fun, a car show, and a business fair.

Sep 14, 2019 11am
Free

9/14 The Van Briggle Pottery Festival and Tour

The Woman’s Educational Society of Colorado College (WES) will co-present the annual Van Briggle Pottery Festival with the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College Bemis School of Art on September 14, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with guided hour-long tours taking place every 20 minutes. We will have one-hour walking tours beginning every 20 minutes.

Proceeds fund WES scholarships and scholar programs at Colorado College. www.coloradocollege.edu/wes This fundraising event will include walking tours of the historic pottery including presentations at several points in the building:

Hear Anne Van Briggle’s account of the founding of Van Briggle Pottery
View artifacts found on-site and learn about the history of the architecture and its preservation after the purchase by Colorado College Step into Anne Van Briggle’s studio where Van Briggle collectors and experts will display and discuss work produced by the studio. Patrons may bring their Van Briggle Pottery pieces for review; we will not authenticate pieces this year.
Bemis School of Art potters will have a wheel throwing booth ($5 for a 10-minute lesson) staffed by Bemis students and members of the Colorado College Collaborative Clay Club. The experience is a child-friendly event, complete with an archaeological dig and a sculpting area where folks can get hands-on with clay! The Horticultural Arts Society Fall Bulb Sale will be held in the Heritage Gardens, adjacent to the pottery. Festival partners will have information tables – visit with representatives from the McAllister House, the Manitou Springs Heritage Center and the Friends of Monument Valley Park. WES will have a table with Van Briggle literature for sale and a silent auction is being planned.

$15
Free for children under 14 accompanied by an adult.

Timed tickets go on sale on Friday, September 13 from 3 – 5 p.m. at the Van Briggle Pottery Building.

Sep 14, 2019 at 09:00 am – 03:00 pm (Sat)
Van Briggle Pottery Building
1125 Glen Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

9/14 Haunted History Tours

Join the Old Colorado City Historical Society for history tours of Fairview Cemetery in Colorado Springs, as historic interpreters represent the spirits of Old Colorado City. As the summer shines around us, thoughts begin to drift off to the approaching autumn weather and the event of the season! The Old Colorado City Historical Society invites you to Haunted Histories. The spirits have returned from beyond the grave to tell you the history of Colorado City.

Here you will be introduced to some of our well-known permanent residents in the Fairview Cemetery and have visitors from other cemeteries that were part of Colorado City’s history….and yes, we will look at some resident’s stories that will chill your fall.

$20

Tickets are available for purchase on August 1 by calling or visiting the center.
Contact: (719) 636-1225
Sep 14, 2019 at 06:00 pm (Sat)
Tours starting at 6pm

Old Colorado City History Center
1 South 24th Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

9/14 19th Annual Evergreen Cemetery Historic Walking Tour

History comes alive for the Annual Evergreen Cemetery Historic walking tour. Evergreen Heritage AKA Evergreen Cemetery Benevolent Society brings to life a few of the residents of historic Evergreen Cemetery. Listen to the amazing stories of the people who made Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region what it is today. The tour is approximately 1.5 miles and last 2 hours. Proceeds benefit restoration projects at Evergreen and Fairview Cemeteries.

General Admission: $8
Children 12 and under are free.
Cash Only-Tickets are available at the gate.
Pre-Ticket sales are available August 30 through September 11 by calling the number below.

Sep 14, 2019 at 10:00 am – 12:30 pm (Sat)
Evergreen Cemetery
1005 Hancock Expressway, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

9/14 Lafayette Brew Fest

business.lafayettecolorado.com

Old Town Lafayette
600 S. Public Rd.
Lafayette, CO 80026
Sample micro and craft beers from a variety of local breweries, along with wine for sale, and music.
Sep 14, 2019 2 – 7pm
Free admission. $2 for each 4-ounce pour

9/14 Family Fun: Field Day

douglascountylibraries.evanced.info

Douglas County Libraries Parker
20105 E. Mainstreet
Parker, CO 80138
Participate in fun races, play with bubbles, and enjoy popsicles. Registration is required. Ages 3-5.

Sep 14, 2019 1 – 2pm
Free

9/14 Ruler of the Railzz

highlandsranch.org

Redstone Park
3270 Redstone Park Cir.
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
Participate in a skateboarding/scooter competition. Helmets and a parental waiver are required. Register online in advance or on-site day of event.

Sep 14, 2019 Noon
$10

9/14 Sunnyside Music Festival

www.sunnysidemusicfest.org

Chaffee Park
1901 W. 43rd Ave.
Denver, CO 80211
Enjoy music, entertainment, local food, and kids activities in the greater Sunnyside neighborhood of Northwest Denver.

Sep 14, 2019 Noon – 7:30pm
Free

9/14 Rally for the Canal-ly

highlinecanal.org

Schomp Subaru
580 S. Havana St.
Aurora, CO 80012
Join the High Line Canal Conservancy along with community leaders and Schomp Subaru for a family-friendly celebration of the progress made to protect and enhance the High Line Canal. Help launch groundbreaking projects with free food, family fun, and a Canal cleanup.

Sep 14, 2019 9:30am – noon
Free

9/14 Cosmic Campfire

arvada.org

Majestic View Nature Center
7030 Garrison St.
Arvada, CO 80301
See Jupiter and Saturn when they are visible while enjoying time around the campfire. Registration required.

Sep 14, 2019 8 – 10pm
Free

9/14 and 28th Hiking With All 5 Senses

www.auroragov.org

Quincy Reservoir
18350 E. Quincy Ave.
Aurora, CO 80015
Immerse yourself in nature and learn tips to make your nature walks more enjoyable. Registration required. Age 5 and up.

Sept. 14 and 28, noon–1:30pm
Free

9/14-15 History & Heritage’ Mt. Pisgah Speaks’ Historic Cemetery Tour

The Gold Camp Victorian Society of Cripple Creek presents its popular annual tour of the historic Mt. Pisgah Cemetery “Mt. Pisgah Speaks” on Saturday September 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday September 14 from 9:30 a.m to 1pm. Tours start every 30 minutes from the Cripple Creek District Museum at 5th & Bennett in downtown Cripple Creek and last approximately 90 minutes.

Tours are fully narrated by costumed members of the Society, with trolley transportation to the cemetery and various characters from Cripple Creek’s fascinating past providing gravesite descriptions and histories of their colorful lives in “The World’s Greatest Gold Camp”. Refreshments and door prizes will be furnished. Be a part of this unique glimpse into the past, with proceeds going to support the historic and cultural programs of the area.

Advance reservations are strongly suggested due to the popularity of this tour. Tickets are $10 per person; group and advance reservations are available as space allows.

Advance and group tickets are available via mountpisgahspeaks@outlook.com or by phone at (303) 921-6329. Tickets will be sold at the pavilion in front of the District Museum at 5th & Bennett in Cripple Creek both days as available. Advance reservations are strongly recommended due to the popularity of this tour!

Email: mountpisgahspeaks@outlook.com
Sep 14, 2019 at 09:30 am – 02:00 pm (Sat)Sep 15, 2019 at 09:30 am – 01:00 pm (Sun)
Cripple Creek District Museum
5th & Bennett, PO Box 1210, Cripple Creek, CO 80813

9/14-15 1840s Rendezvous & Spanish Colonial Art Market

www.tesoroculturalcenter.org

The Fort
19192 Highway 8
Morrison, CO 80465
Commemorate the historical blending of the American mountain men and Hispanic communities of Old Bent’s Fort. See historical interpreters demonstrate their wares, including trade silver, moccasins, beaver skin hats, and buckskin period dress.

$5 for adults, free age 12 and under

9/15 Welcoming Week Community Art Mural: Fingerprint Peace Dove

2:00pm – 3:00pm

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

Ages: Adult, Birth-Pre-K, Kid, Teen
In honor of Welcoming Week, join us for a community art mural. Show the world that you welcome by joining members of the library community in creating a beautiful work of art that speaks of peace and love. All ages welcome.

9/15 Myth and Memory in Denver’s Pioneer Monuments

2:00pm – 4:00pm

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

Ages: Adult, Teen
In 1911 Denverites opposed plans for a Pioneer Monument they read as celebrating American Indian dominance over white settlers. Over the next century, Coloradans erected many conventional public statues depicting cowboys, American Indian warriors, and frontier families. But a few Colorado pioneer monuments also experimented with more avant garde artistic designs and greater cultural inclusivity. Cynthia Culver Prescott, author of the new book Pioneer Mother Monuments: Constructing Cultural Memory, will recount changing depictions of Colorado’s frontier history in the pioneer monuments. Participants will then be invited to walk outside the Library to view the Pioneer Monument and other frontier-themed sculptures in Civic Center Park with new eyes.

9/15 Crafts and Trades of Olden Days

www.bouldercounty.org

Agricultural Heritage Center
8348 Ute Highway 66
Longmont, CO 80503
Learn about old-fashioned jobs and the traditional arts and crafts that went into making what was needed for life down on the farm. Enjoy games and demonstrations including blacksmithing, candle-dipping, and working with a drop spindle. Several “make and take” activities are offered.

Sep 15, 2019 10am – 3pm
Free

9/17 Crayon Art – Teen Program

3:30pm – 4:30pm

Woodbury Branch Library
3265 Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO 80211
Ages: Teen

Add your personal touch to a canvas using crayons and a design of your choice.

9/17 Art with Clyfford Still Museum

5:30pm – 7:00pm

Hampden Branch Library
9755 E. Girard Ave.
Denver, CO 80231
Ages: Adult, Kid, Teen

Join staff from the Clyfford Still museum for an interactive art workshop. Free, no registration required, all ages welcome.

9/18 The History of Colorado

Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 1:30-2:30 pm

Come discover the stories of Colorado History. You will learn about the competing claims to Colorado dating back to the Native Americans who originally lived here. We will cover the 15 year struggle to become the 38th state as well as the role of mining and oil in the evolution of the state. Bring your favorite Colorado stories to share!
Location: Washington Street Community Center, 809 S Washington St, Denver, CO 80209… map
Cost: Free

9/18 Lunch & Learn Lecture: Hometown Pride and the Colorado High School Athletic Association

18 September, 2019 12:00PM – 12:45PM
Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Parkway
Join us for a lively conversation with Rhonda Blanford–Green, Commissioner of the Colorado High School Activities Association. Discover more about her connection to Aurora as a graduate of Aurora Central High, record-setting athlete, serving as an Aurora Public Schools educator/coach culminating into a discussion about the current activities that engage and impact lives of Aurora Public School students and beyond.

Cost: $4 ($3 Residents)
Aurora Historical Society members FREE
Bring your lunch

9/19 The Science Lounge: Extreme Sports (Ages 21+)

Sep 19, 2019 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Explore some of the riskiest activities in the world in the temporary exhibition, Extreme Sports: Beyond Human Limits. Find out how the human body responds to mental and physical challenges, and learn about the history of climbing from the Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum.
$15 (cash bar)

www.dmns.org/visit/events-and-activities

Denver Museum of Nature & Science
2001 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80205

9/19 Silent Films at The Preservery: Safety Last! (1923) starring Harold Lloyd

7:00pm – 9:00pm

The Preservery
3040 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80205
Ages: Adult, Kid, Teen
Registration for this event will close on September 19, 2019 @ 7:00pm.

Catch the film that includes the iconic scene in which the master of physical comedy, Harold Lloyd, hangs from a giant clock face. Showtime is 7pm, but arrive early to order special appetizers, drinks and entrees inspired by the films. See this rarely screened but classic American comedy. Run time: 70 min.
www.denverlibrary.org/event/silent-films-preservery-safety-last-1923-starring-harold-lloyd

9/20 Final Joy Park Free Night

www.mychildsmuseum.org

Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus
2121 Children’s Museum Dr.
Denver, CO 80211
Discover the joy of climbing, digging, zip-lining, and splashing before Joy Park closes for the season.

Sep 20, 2019 4 – 8pm
Free

9/20 Nature At Night

auroragov.org

Morrison Nature Center
16002 E. Smith Rd.
Aurora, CO 80011
Discover the world of nature that thrives when the sun goes down. Registration required.

Sep 20, 2019 6:30 – 7:30pm
Free

9/20 Campfire at Autumn Equinox

arvada.org

Majestic View Nature Center
7030 Garrison St.
Arvada, CO 80301
Celebrate the upcoming autumn equinox by roasting a marshmallow over the cracking fire and hear stories about how our local wildlife adapts to the changing season. Registration required.

Sep 20, 2019 7 – 8:30pm
Free

9/20-22 Broomfield Days

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Midway Park
Midway Boulevard and Kohl Street
Broomfield, CO

Broomfield Days begins on Friday, September 20, 2019 with a Golf tournament in the afternoon and a Street Dance in the evening sponsored by Senior Resources of Broomfield, and Bingo games at the Girl Scout Shelter in the evening sponsored by the Broomfield Lions Club. Saturday, September 21, 2019 is the main event with activities and entertainment throughout the day including a 5K race, clown contest, parade, trade fair, craft festival, food booths, three stages of entertainment, demonstrations, and great community spirit. This is an opportunity for local organizations and businesses to showcase their services and increase community exposure. www.broomfield.org/calendar.aspx?EID=8019

9/20, 21 Longmont Oktoberfest

www.lefthandbrewing.com

Roosevelt Park
700 Longs Peak Ave.
Longmont, CO 80501

Celebrate German traditions at a family-friendly event, featuring live music from local performers, a variety of Longmont’s craft brewers, and food for purchase. Reservations required.

Sept. 20, 3-10pm; Sept. 21, 11am-10pm
$5 and up

9/20-22 Schatzi’s Oktoberfest

schatzisoktoberfest.webs.com

Bega Park
2250 W. Main St.
Littleton, CO 80120

Attend a family-friendly festival that includes food, drink, and activities including stick horse races, puppet theater, and other German activities.

Sept. 20-22
Free

9/20-10/27 (certain dates) Corn Maze at Chatfield Farms

Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms
8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Rd.
Littleton, CO 80128

Wind your way through seven acres of corn. The maze can be viewed from two 15-foot tall illuminated bridges. Visitors under the age of 10 can explore the a mini corn maze.

Fri-Sun, 10am-6pm
$12-$14 adult, $13 student/senior/military, $9-$11 ages 3-­12, free age 2 and under

9/21 A Paris Street Market at Park Meadows (All Ages)

Sep 21, 2019 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

A Paris Street Market at Park Meadows is an open-air vintage, antique, and artisan market on the third Saturday of the month, June through October. Visit this special market to meet the fabulous people and explore the abundant treasures and special collections that can be found at this this vibrant, eclectic, and one-of-a-kind shopping experience!

FREE admission!
Just show up
www.parkmeadows.com/en/events.html

Park Meadows Shopping Center
8401 Park Meadows Center Dr.
Lone Tree, CO 80124

9/21 Fall Festival

12:00pm – 2:00pm

Valdez-Perry Branch Library
4690 Vine Street
Denver, CO 80216
Ages: Adult, Birth-Pre-K, Kid, Teen

Join our annual Fall Festival celebration for an afternoon of food, games, friends, and more!

9/21 Live: Colorado Symphony

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Koelbel library, 5955 S. Holly St.
Centennial CO 80121
Bring the whole family to hear music from popular films performed by members of Colorado Symphony. Enjoy an intimate performance and learn about the instruments that bring these songs to life.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED
(303) 542-7279 Email:
aa@ald.lib.lib.co.us

9/21 The Festival of Mountain and Plain and Colorado’s First Movies with David Emrich

2:30pm – 4:30pm
Park Hill Branch Library
4705 Montview Blvd.
Denver, CO 80207
Ages: Adult

Colorado’s movie-making history starts with Edison’s filming at Denver’s Mardi Gras, the Festival of Mountain and Plain, in 1897. The Festival’s rich history will be shown through photographs and these movies.

9/21 Centennial House Open House

21 September, 2019 10:00AM – 1:00PM
1671 Galena Street, Aurora 80010
Location: 1671 Galena Street
Visit the oldest home on Galena Street, built in 1890!

9/21 HOOTenanny Owl and Music Festival

www.denveraudubon.org

Audubon Center at Chatfield State Park
11280 Waterton Rd.
Littleton, CO 80125
Discover the secret life of owls through crafts, activities, and interactive tables from many nonprofit partners and outdoor educators, along with local folk music and food trucks.

Sep 21, 2019 10am – 2pm
$6-$12

9/21 Oktoberfest Celebration

hrcaonline.org

Town Center
9288 Dorchester St.
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
Enjoy German food, music, and great Biers at this family-friendly cultural event.

Sep 21, 2019 2 – 10pm
Free

9/21 International Migratory Bird Day Celebration

arvada.org

Majestic View Nature Center
7030 Garrison St.
Arvada, CO 80301
Celebrate birds from all over as they migrate through Arvada. Partake in a bird walk, or join in on some feathered festivities with kids activities, a live raptor demonstration, and storytime in the garden.

Sep 21, 2019 8am – 2pm
Free

9/21 Givetoberfest

www.givetoberfest.com

Stanley Marketplace
2501 N. Dallas St.
Aurora, CO 80010
Dance to Rick Borger and the Average German band while they play traditional German music. Enjoy authentic German beer and food including brats, spaetzle, and pretzels. There will be stein hoisting and costume contests, plus face painting and balloon artists for kids of all ages. This is a benefit for Stapleton Schools.

Sep 21, 2019 4 – 9pm
$5 in advance, $10 at the door. Free age 2 and under

9/21 Arvada Car Care Fest and Free Car Show

www.arvadacarcarefest.com

Sonsio
5630 Ward Rd.
Arvada, CO 80002
Get free car advice, services, child car seat inspection info, coupons, and giveaways. Plus see more than 250 cars on show and enjoy live entertainment including a bouncy castle and balloon artists.

Sep 21, 2019 10am – 1pm
Free

9/21 Water Lantern Festival

www.waterlanternfestival.com

Boyd Lake State Park
3720 N. Co. Rd. 11C
Loveland, CO 80538
Create a beautiful and memorable experience coming together to celebrate happiness and hope. Price includes admission, a floating lantern, commemorative drawstring bag, and marker for decorating.

Sep 21, 2019 4 – 9:30pm
$1-$40

9/21 Nature Journal Club: Wildlife Tracks and Signs in Watercolor

After a short demonstration on using watercolor pencils, search the area for tracks, scat and other signs of wildlife and sketch your discoveries. We will also enjoy a potluck lunch.
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Deer Creek Canyon Park
13388 Grizzly Drive
Littleton, CO 80127

FREE – prior registration required
Register here! – secure.rec1.com/CO/jefferson-county-open-space/catalog

9/21 10th Annual Rock Ledge Ranch Powwow

On this special day, the Ranch celebrates America’s indigenous nations with a traditional Powwow. The rich American Indian heritage of the Pikes Peak region is interpreted on a daily basis at Rock Ledge Ranch. But on this special day, the Ranch celebrates America’s indigenous nations with a traditional Powwow. The 10th Annual Garden of the Gods Rock Ledge Ranch Powwow features two Host Drums, The Denver Singers and the Standing Bear Singers. Eric “Many Winds” Herrera, Blackfeet flute player, will perform, and exhibition dances will be performed by the Seven Falls Indian Dancers.

Inter-tribal dances will also include several specials. Visit the vendors for Native jewelry, arts and crafts, Native food and for educational exhibits.

Adults (18-54): $8
Seniors (55+): $5
Students (Ages 6-17): $4
Children 5 and under are Free

Sep 21, 2019 at 10:00 am – 05:00 pm (Sat)
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site
3105 Gateway Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

9/21 Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

www.smithsonianmag.com

History Colorado Center
1200 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203
Attend museums around the country, including 25 in Colorado such as History Colorado Center and Denver Firefighters Museum, for free. Visit website for list of participating museums and download a branded ticket for free entry.
Free

9/21-22 Doors Open Denver

denverarchitecture.org
Get to know Denver in a new way, through its architecture. Visit more than 60 unique spaces you might not ordinarily get to explore, plus Insider Tours. The event occurs at various locations around Denver; visit the website for details.

Free with $12 for guided tours

9/21-22 Punkin Chunkin, Colorado

auroragov.org

Arapahoe Park
26000 E. Quincy Ave.
Aurora, CO 80016

Oh.My.Gourd! Colorado’s most unique fall festival is back!
Punkin Chunkin, Colorado—Aurora’s legendary pumpkin launching competition—is flying into fall with all new activities like a larger-than-life pumpkin-carved display and Carve War’s chainsaw carving competition! This family friendly festival is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 21 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Arapahoe Park racetrack, 26000 E. Quincy Ave.

Over 20 teams of chunkers from across the country will compete to break world records and gain bragging rights using a wide variety of air cannons, trebuchets and even a jet engine. Punkin Chunkin teams compete in divisions based on their type of machine – air cannon, trebuchet, catapult, centrifugal, torsion, human powered and youth. Division winners are those with the farthest launch along with one overall distance winner. The farthest pumpkin ever launched at Punkin Chunkin, Colorado was nearly a mile, 4,787 feet!

In addition to cheering for their favorite team of pumpkin chunkers, visitors can pick their own prized pumpkin from the patch and enjoy pony rides, a petting zoo, a pumpkin carver, face painting, crafts, Carve War’s chainsaw carving competition and other family activities. New to the festival this year our larger than life pumpkin carved displays! Pumpkins will line various parts of Punkin Chunkin to culminate in a larger than life pumpkin carved display!

Beer, as well as alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase and food vendors will be serving up favorite festival treats. Parking is free, and tickets at the gate are $5 for ages 5 and older; children age 4 and younger are free.

For more information, visit AuroraGov.org/PunkinChunkin.

9/21-11/1 The Patch ~ September 21 through November 1 (Ages 0-10)

Tuesday-Friday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Saturday-Sunday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

With a pumpkin patch, a petting zoo, a hay ride, a 130-foot slide, horseshoes, roping dummies, and much more, The Patch may become your family’s favorite fall tradition. Admission covers all activities and attractions other than “punkin chunkin” and pony rides (available on weekends only)! Be sure to visit the concessions stand that sells seasonal favorites like apple cider, apple butter, pumpkin butter, and even apple pancake mix!

Per Person: $12 | Family Pass: $65 (immediate family only, please)
www.thepatchinelizabeth.com

The Patch
39980 Fox Trot Cir.
Elizabeth, CO 80107

9/22 Chili Bowl Street Party

www.studioartsboulder.org

Studio Arts Boulder
1010 Aurora Ave.
Boulder, CO 80302
Browse a pottery sale and enjoy food, music, art, and activities at this annual event.

Sep 22, 2019 Noon – 5pm
Free

9/24 Hands Dirty Feet Wet: Outdoor Nature Playdates

arvada.org

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

Sep 24, 2019 10:30am – noon
Free

9/24 Candle Making – Teen Program

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019
3:30pm – 4:30pm

Woodbury Branch Library
3265 Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO 80211
Ages: Teen

Make any room smell amazing with a fragrant candle!

9/24 YouthBiz

kidconsciousproject.com

Young Americans Center for Financial Education
3550 E. First Ave.
Denver, CO 80206
Attend an information session from a Young Americans Center Leader about how to spend and save while balancing wants and needs. Kids will create their own product with given materials. The kids will have the option to sell and/or buy items from their peers. They will learn how to describe their self-made item and how it will help the community. Ages 8-12. Registration required.

Sep 24, 2019 4:30 – 6pm
Free

9/25-28 Biennial of the Americas Festival

www.biennialoftheamericas.org

Civic Center Park
101 W. 14th Ave.
Denver, CO 80202
Attend the 2019 Biennial of the Americas Festival, which showcases ideas, art, and cultures across North and South America. Enjoy a family-friendly outdoor concert and festival with a light and sound show on Sept. 28, 4-10pm.
Free

9/25-10/3 (dates and times vary) Anderson Farms Fall Festival

andersonfarms.com

Anderson Farms
6728 County Rd. 3 1/4
Erie, CO 80516
Explore the corn maze, visit the pumpkin patch, and enjoy children’s activities. Private campsite rental available with reservation.

$12-$19

9/26 Nature EdVentures: Shelter Building

www.highlandsranch.org

Fly’n B Park
2910 W. Plaza Dr.
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
Get hands-on experience building an outdoor shelter and learn about the wilderness survival rules of three. Registration required.

Sep 26, 2019 5:30 – 7pm
$10-$12

9/26 Under the Sea Party

3:45pm – 4:45pm

Athmar Park Branch Library
1055 S. Tejon Street
Denver, CO 80223
Ages: Kid

Make a mermaid tail, eat some snacks, or add some fish gills to your outfit at this party!

9/26 Teen Ukulele and Songwriting

4:00pm – 5:30pm

Schlessman Family Branch Library
100 Poplar St.
Denver, CO 80220
Ages: Teen
Ideal for ages 12 to 18.

Join Jen Pastalo Dacpano with Art and Craft for some ukulele and songwriting fun! We’ll learn a couple of easy chords, and then jump into the storytelling with music, also known as songwriting. Bring your ukulele if you have one. Some ukuleles to share will be provided.

9/27 Family Stargazing Event

For Kids, Teens and Adults
Date: 09/27/2019 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Location: Bemis Library
6014 S. Datura Street
Littleton, Colorado 80120

For centuries, people have stood in awe and wonder of the night and its glorious show. As the hobby of amateur astronomy has become more popular, people have gathered to share information and the joy and wonder of stargazing. Join us for a brief informational presentation then we head outside to view the night skies through telescopes provided courtesy of the University of Denver’s Chamberlin Observatory and Denver Astronomical Society. For all ages. Reservations required. Call 303-795-3961 and ask for the Children’s Room to reserve your space.

9/27 Hamiltunes

www.broomfield.org

Broomfield Auditorium
3 Community Park Rd.
Broomfield, CO 80020
Join other fans of Broadway’s Hamilton for a sing-along led by the students of the Broomfield Library’s Vocal Workshops. Age 8 and up.

Sep 27, 2019 7pm
Free

9/27 -28 16th Street Fair

11:00 am – 7:00 pm

16th Street Mall
Denver, CO

Price: Free
The 11th annual 16th Street Fair is an annual celebration of fine art, handcrafted goods, and the 16th Street Mall in Downtown Denver. Take a stroll along the 16th Street Mall to enjoy a showcase of emerging artists and designers, producing original and unique handmade goods, in a wide array of media. This is Downtown Denver’s premier art and craft festival located in the city center along the busiest pedestrian street in the State.

9/28 Castle Rock Oktoberfest

www.downtowncastlerock.com

Downtown Castle Rock
Wilcox St. between 3rd and 5th St.
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Enjoy bounce houses, face painters, balloon artists, live music, extreme pumpkin carving, a cornhole tournament, food trucks, and a variety of Colorado breweries.

Sep 28, 2019 1 – 9pm
Free

9/28 Energy Day Colorado

energydayfestival.org

East High School
1600 City Park Esplanade
Denver, CO 80206
Learn about STEM education and exciting careers in the energy industry. Featuring exhibits and interactive demonstrations.

Sep 28, 2019 11am – 4pm
Free

9/28 Let’s Explore!: Aviation

www.louisvilleco.gov

Louisville Public Library
951 Spruce St.
Louisville, CO 80027
Learn about all things aviation with a paper airplane contest and crafts.

Sep 28, 2019 2 – 4pm
Free

9/28 Kids Safety Fair

www.kidswonder.net

Kids Wonder
7562 S. University Blvd., Suite GG
Centennial, CO 80122
Meet a variety of first responders in person (fire, sheriff, and ambulance), plus experts and vendors with information and resources dedicated to children’s safety. Age newborn-8.

Sep 28, 2019 10am – noon
Free

9/28-29 Colorado Mountain Fest

www.cmc.org

American Mountaineering Museum
710 10th St.
Golden, CO 80401
Head to a celebration of Colorado’s outdoor community, through demos from top brands, clinics, and workshops led by well-known outdoor athletes. There will also be a party featuring local food, entertainment, a beer garden, and giveaways.
Free

9/28-10/31 (dates and times vary) Maize in the City

www.maizeinthecity.com

Maize in the City
10451 McKay Rd.
Thornton, CO 80233
Navigate through the 20-acre corn maze or mini maze. Pick the perfect pumpkin, launch ears of corn with corn launchers, ride through the field on the barrel train, bounce above the corn stalks on a pumpkin bounce pillow, visit the petting zoo, and swim through the corn kernel box
20-acre corn maze: $12 adults, $9 age 5 and up, free age 4 and under. Mini maze: $5 for kids that can walk with one free adult companion. All other attractions: $1-$10

9/29 Falloween Festival at Curtis Park

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Offsite Location: Curtis Park, 2323 East Orchard Road
Greenwood Village CO 80121

Autumn is in the air with live music, tasty treats and fall fun for the whole family! Join us at this outdoor festival featuring a concert with Bowregard, the 2019 winners of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Food trucks on site, crafts, an inflatable corn maze and a visit from the Library on Wheels will round out the fun. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and we’ll bring the party.

No reservations needed. Arapahoe Libraries and Greenwood Village have teamed up to host the event.

9/29 Woofstock

www.mountvernoncc.com

Mount Vernon Canyon Club
24933 Clubhouse Cir.
Golden, CO 80401
Enjoy activities for the entire family, including music, a dog costume parade, a pet psychic, and Bryce Jackman’s “Dog Days of Summer” show. MVCC’s Overlook Grill will offer snacks and drink specials throughout the afternoon.

Sep 29, 2019 1 – 4pm
Free

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  2. Thank you for this information.
    How do you become part of a girl scout when you are homeschooling.
    Interested to get my children into it.
    Thanks in advance

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