Calendar

May
11
Sat
2019
Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
May 11 @ 7:00 am

stamp out hunger food driveMay 11, 2019 is the 27th annual Letter Carrier’s Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, when postal workers all over the country collect food from patrons on their routes and deliver those contributions to local community food banks.

To participate, simply put non-perishable food in a sack next to your mailbox in the morning and your donation will be collected and used to help fellow Golden residents in need.

May
12
Sun
2019
Mother’s Day
May 12 all-day
May
27
Mon
2019
Memorial Day
May 27 all-day

Golden administrative offices will be closed on Monday, May 27 in recognition of Memorial Day.

Memorial Day
May
28
Tue
2019
Golden Bicycle Cruise 2019 @ Golden Library
May 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Golden Bike CruiseGet your costumes ready and pump up your tires! The Golden Bicycle Cruise is back for another fun season of music, beer, food, and the always popular costume-themed cruise rides around Golden.

Golden-based New Terrain Brewing Company will pour two local brews each night, while local bands provide the music and Bob’s Atomic Burgers provides the food. If you plan on purchasing food or drinks, please note that this is a cash-only event.

There are prize drawings for adults and kids during every ride. Adults earn prize tickets with the purchase of beer, and kids can earn tickets by (1) showing up (2) wearing a costume and/or (3) bringing nonperishable food donations for a local food pantry.

The family-friendly event, sponsored by the Golden Community Commons group, takes place on the last Tuesday of the month, May through September. Gather at 6 p.m. in the parking lot next to the library for music, food and beer. Ride starts at 7 p.m. and ends back at the library lot where the fun continues until 9:30 p.m.

2019 Cruise Themes

May 28: Grease – The 1950’s
Music by Dorado

June 25: Cartoon Characters
Music by Jackie and the Racket

July 30: Moustache Ride
Music by Chris Thompson and Friends

August 27: Pirates
Music by Half Pint and the Growlers

September 24:  Zombies
Music by Weatherbee and the Gnarbillys

May
30
Thu
2019
Jeffco Library Foundation Whale of a Used Book Sale @ Jefferson County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall
May 30 all-day

Whale of a Used Book Sale 2019The Jeffco Library Foundation Whale of a Used Book Sale is a bi-annual event that raises funds for the Jefferson County Library System while giving book-lovers great deals on books of all kinds! The event will be held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall.

Dates and hours of the sale

May 30, 6 – 8 p.m. – Friends Only Night (Memberships available for purchase!)

May 31, 8 – 9 a.m. – Early Bird Entry ($10 Fee)
9 – 5 p.m. – Free to the Public

June 1, 9 – 5 p.m. – Free to the Public

June 2,  11-3 p.m. – Free to the Public

May
31
Fri
2019
Jeffco Library Foundation Whale of a Used Book Sale @ Jefferson County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall
May 31 all-day

Whale of a Used Book Sale 2019The Jeffco Library Foundation Whale of a Used Book Sale is a bi-annual event that raises funds for the Jefferson County Library System while giving book-lovers great deals on books of all kinds! The event will be held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall.

Dates and hours of the sale

May 30, 6 – 8 p.m. – Friends Only Night (Memberships available for purchase!)

May 31, 8 – 9 a.m. – Early Bird Entry ($10 Fee)
9 – 5 p.m. – Free to the Public

June 1, 9 – 5 p.m. – Free to the Public

June 2,  11-3 p.m. – Free to the Public

Jun
1
Sat
2019
Jeffco Library Foundation Whale of a Used Book Sale @ Jefferson County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall
Jun 1 all-day

Whale of a Used Book Sale 2019The Jeffco Library Foundation Whale of a Used Book Sale is a bi-annual event that raises funds for the Jefferson County Library System while giving book-lovers great deals on books of all kinds! The event will be held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall.

Dates and hours of the sale

May 30, 6 – 8 p.m. – Friends Only Night (Memberships available for purchase!)

May 31, 8 – 9 a.m. – Early Bird Entry ($10 Fee)
9 – 5 p.m. – Free to the Public

June 1, 9 – 5 p.m. – Free to the Public

June 2,  11-3 p.m. – Free to the Public

Jun
2
Sun
2019
Jeffco Library Foundation Whale of a Used Book Sale @ Jefferson County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall
Jun 2 all-day

Whale of a Used Book Sale 2019The Jeffco Library Foundation Whale of a Used Book Sale is a bi-annual event that raises funds for the Jefferson County Library System while giving book-lovers great deals on books of all kinds! The event will be held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall.

Dates and hours of the sale

May 30, 6 – 8 p.m. – Friends Only Night (Memberships available for purchase!)

May 31, 8 – 9 a.m. – Early Bird Entry ($10 Fee)
9 – 5 p.m. – Free to the Public

June 1, 9 – 5 p.m. – Free to the Public

June 2,  11-3 p.m. – Free to the Public

Jun
25
Tue
2019
Golden Bicycle Cruise 2019 @ Golden Library
Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Golden Bike CruiseGet your costumes ready and pump up your tires! The Golden Bicycle Cruise is back for another fun season of music, beer, food, and the always popular costume-themed cruise rides around Golden.

Golden-based New Terrain Brewing Company will pour two local brews each night, while local bands provide the music and Bob’s Atomic Burgers provides the food. If you plan on purchasing food or drinks, please note that this is a cash-only event.

There are prize drawings for adults and kids during every ride. Adults earn prize tickets with the purchase of beer, and kids can earn tickets by (1) showing up (2) wearing a costume and/or (3) bringing nonperishable food donations for a local food pantry.

The family-friendly event, sponsored by the Golden Community Commons group, takes place on the last Tuesday of the month, May through September. Gather at 6 p.m. in the parking lot next to the library for music, food and beer. Ride starts at 7 p.m. and ends back at the library lot where the fun continues until 9:30 p.m.

2019 Cruise Themes

May 28: Grease – The 1950’s
Music by Dorado

June 25: Cartoon Characters
Music by Jackie and the Racket

July 30: Moustache Ride
Music by Chris Thompson and Friends

August 27: Pirates
Music by Half Pint and the Growlers

September 24:  Zombies
Music by Weatherbee and the Gnarbillys

Jun
27
Thu
2019
3rd Annual Golden Summer Jam @ Colorado Railroad Museum
Jun 27 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

2019 Golden Summer JamThe 3rd Annual Summer Jam, sponsored by the Golden Civic Foundation, features live music, food and fun for all ages. The goal of this summertime event is to connect with Golden families and residents, promote community involvement and celebrate Golden’s small town, friendly atmosphere.

The evening will feature live music by Dorado, Bowregard and The Great Salmon Famine, three bands with Golden connections. Attendees will also have the chance to explore the Colorado Railroad Museum’s scenic, 15-acre railyard that is home to more than 100 locomotives, passenger cars and cabooses. Guests can enjoy a ride on the Galloping Goose Railway and also delight in the charm of a fully operational miniature garden railway.

Local non-profit partners will be on-site to offer family-oriented activities including the Colorado Mountain Club with their popular Bouldering Bus and the Golden Backpack Program and The Drake Durkee Foundation who have partnered to provide a Bouncy House for the evening. Food and beverage will be sold by New Terrain Brewing Co. (beer), Ace Liquor (wine), Bob’s Atomic Burgers, the Crock Spot and Mooontime Crepes food trucks.

Tickets to the Golden Summer Jam are $20 for adults and free for youth under 18 (maximum 2 free per family) and are available online. Each adult ticket includes one complimentary New Terrain beer. Event proceeds will support the Golden Civic Foundation, a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization. All ticket sales are final and tickets to this event are non-refundable.

COG Mesa

 Golden was named after Thomas L. Golden,
a gold prospector who arrived in Jefferson County in 1858.

Additional Resources

City of Golden, Colorado
COG Mesa