The City of Golden hosts a variety of events each year. From large events to small, each one is enhanced by the beauty of our city and the surrounding community which supports these events. Here is a list of some of our more popular public events. Check our Community Calendar for dates and more information on upcoming events.
Celebrate summer at the Golden Music Festival (formerly Summer Solstice Music Festival) on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 14-16, 2013. Spread your blanket on the natural hillside amphitheater at Clear Creek History Park in Golden, Colorado, and enjoy toe-tapping live bluegrass, Americana, and folk music. Beer, food, and other refreshments will be available for purchase at this annual fundraiser for Golden History Museums’ programming and exhibits. Outside food is permissible, but alcohol may only be purchased inside the park. Tickets will go on sale May 1, 2013, and are available in-person at the Golden History Center, or by phone at 303-278-3557. Tickets are non-refundable, and the festival will be held rain or shine. Advance ticket sales will end at 4:00 p.m., Thursday, June 13.
Golden’s annual Buffalo Bill Days Festival brings the rip-roaring Wild West back to historic downtown for a weekend of fun. Weekend events include entertainment, arts and craft vendors, food and beverage vendors, rides and games for the kids. This event typically happens on the last weekend in July.
The Golden Police Department hosts National Night Out in conjunction with law enforcement agencies across the country. The Golden event is held in Parfet Park on the first Tuesday in August. The event is an opportunity for residents to meet local law enforcement, meet each other and get educated about neighborhood safety.
The Golden Lions Club along with the City of Golden host the annual 4th of July Festival in Lions Park, near 10th and Maple streets. In the past, the event has included entertainment for children, food and beverage concessions, live music and of course, a spectacular fireworks show at the end of the night.
Golden was honored to host the Stage 6 start of the inaugural USA Pro Cycling Challenge, then again the second year. This was the largest spectator event in Colorado history and one of the largest sporting events to ever take place in the United States, rivaling the Tour de France. Golden hopes to host the event again in the future.
Gather at 6 p.m. at the Foothills Art Center, 15th and Arapahoe streets, for caroling. Buy a candle for 50 cents from the Golden Chamber of Commerce and walk down Golden’s main street, Washington Avenue, by candlelight. The walk ends at the Golden Visitors Center, 1010 Washington Ave., where there is a stage show and a variety of performances, and the downtown Christmas lights are ceremonially turned on.