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CSM "M" Climb
August 17, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. - The Annual Colorado School of Mines M Climb is this Friday and will require a Lookout Mountain Road closure from the pillars to the "M" from 7 a.m. to approximately 1 p.m. Please use an alternate route.
Golden Fine Arts Festival
August 17 - 19 - 11th Street will be closed from Maple to Arapahoe Streets for The Golden Fine Arts Festival beginning Friday, August 17 through Sunday night, August 19.
Colorado Classic Bike Race
- 6 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. - Lookout Mountain Road will be closed at the US 6 & 19th Street intersection beginning at 6 am. The road will be closed to everyone except residents going in and out of the neighborhood.
- 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. - There will be a brief hard closure of roads along the route, indicated on the map to the right. Access to downtown will be from the north during this time.
**Please note that closure times could change depending on what occurs within the race and is not in the control of the City of Golden.
We have a special treat in store at Parfet Park this Friday for Movies & Music in the Park! This week we present a special Day of the Dead inspired performance by Fiesta Colorado, the premier Mexican Folkloric Dance Troupe in the metro area, followed by a showing of Coco, the 2017 Best Animated Feature Oscar winner by Disney's Pixar Studios. Movies & Music in the Park (MMITP) happens the first four Fridays of August, featuring family-friendly movies and music for free in Parfet Park.
The Fiesta Colorado dance performance begins at 7 p.m. and the featured movie will start rolling at dusk, generally around 8:30 p.m. The movies are shown on a giant inflatable screen under the stars.
Bring blankets or low-slung chairs, and make yourself comfortable! If you need to sit up high in a regular height chair, however, please be courteous of those sitting on the ground, and keep to the edges of the crowd. Come early and bring a picnic dinner, or enjoy food and drinks from local vendors. A number of vendors will be on site to offer tasty selections such as tacos, ice cream and sodas. Then, of course, save room, because what’s a movie without hot, buttery popcorn?
Dogs are welcome, just keep them on a leash. And please leave your adult beverages at home - this is an alcohol-free and tobacco-free event. Regular park rules apply.
See our Movies & Music in the Park page for a full line-up of coming attractions this August!
Golden, Colorado is rich with culture, outdoor activities, scenic beauty, thriving businesses, and friendly people, but the City’s origins are largely thanks to another valuable resource – gold. A small amount of gold discovered in Clear Creek attracted the area’s earliest settlers in the mid-19th century and Golden City quickly became an important supply stop for gold miners seeking their fortunes in the adjacent mountains. Farmers soon discovered the rich soil in the valley that is now home to the Coors complex, and Golden City further swelled as coal mining and clay extraction industries settled in the area, utilizing the region’s ample natural resources. Golden City became the capital of the federally recognized Colorado Territory in 1862, and the territorial legislature met from 1862 to 1867 in the building that is now home to the Old Capitol Grill restaurant. By the end of the 1860s, Golden City had been elected the seat of Jefferson County and the capital of the provisional Jefferson Territory. Locals were outraged when neighboring Denver snagged the honor of becoming capital of the newly formed state in 1876, but the loss of name distinction did nothing to dampen Golden’s vital growth – business was booming. Today, with the official name of City of Golden, the town continues to thrive. It offers residents and visitors an abundance of recreational, cultural and culinary opportunities. Come live, work and play with us in our modern town with an old west flair!