Calendar

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
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
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.

Jul
4
Thu
2019
Lions Club 4th of July Celebration 2019 @ Lions Park
Jul 4 @ 11:00 am – 9:30 pm
4th of July CelebrationCome out to celebrate with the 48th annual Lions Club Fourth of July celebration in Lions Park.

Enjoy the day in the park, listening to the great line up of live music provided by the Lions Club. Pack your own picnic or purchase food and drink in the park. Sangria and wine will be available from Bonacquisti Wines, Denver’s urban winery. Remember that outside alcohol may not be brought into or consumed in the park.

Don’t forget to get your raffle tickets for the many great prizes donated by generous community partners and merchants to the Lions Club.  All the proceeds go to fund the many community projects the Lions Club does for the community.  Friendly and leashed dogs are welcome.

The fun starts at 11 a.m. and doesn’t end until the fireworks display begins, approximately 9:30 p.m., weather and fire conditions permitting.

Musical Line Up:

12 – 3 p.m. – Thunder and Rain (Bluegrass / Americana)

3:30 – 6 p.m. – Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene (Rockabilly)

6:30 – 9:15 p.m. – Ryan Chrys & the Rough Cuts (Modern Outlaw Country)

The Golden RulePark Rules to keep in mind:

You can get the full scoop on what is and is not allowed on our Park Rules page, but here are the highlights!

  • If you are planning to bring your own grill, please be aware of park rules governing the use of grills in Lions Park: Use of a portable propane camp stove is permitted if the stove’s propane tank has a capacity of 2 pounds or less. Ordinance No: 2046.
  • Smoking, vaping and the use of electronic smoking devices is not permitted in any Golden Park or recreation facility.
  • Dogs must be kept on leashes and the person having the charge of the animal must immediately pick up the poop and dispose of it appropriately.

 

Jul
16
Tue
2019
Leadership Golden Meet and Greet @ Old Capitol Grill
Jul 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Now in its 36th Year, Leadership Golden is accepting applications for the 2019-20 Program.  This tuition-free program provides local learning about Golden with 11 sessions that run from Sept. 7 to May 7, 2020.  Topics include Golden history, government, public works, finance, growth and development, education, arts and recreation, and the justice system.  Great program for newcomers and long-time residents interested in the fabric of Golden.  Visit leadershipgolden.org for all the details and complete an application form online.  The application deadline is July 31.

To meet with the Leadership Golden Board of Directors, Steering Committee, and Alumni, you are invited to attend the “Meet and Greet” reception from 5:50 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16 at the Old Capitol Grill, 12th & Washington.  Complimentary appetizers and a cash bar will be provided.

Jul
27
Sat
2019
GFD Pancake Breakfast @ Golden Fire Station
Jul 27 @ 6:00 am – 10:00 am

Pancake breakfast videoWho better to fire up the griddle than Golden’s Firefighters! Don’t miss out on their tasty pancakes and bacon. Invite your friends and family to join you on the morning of Saturday, July 27, at the Golden Fire Station, 911 10th St., to fuel up your belly before heading to the Buffalo Bill Days parade.

The breakfast begins at 6 a.m. and lasts until just before the Buffalo Bill Days parade at 10 a.m. This is a great opportunity for you to get to meet Golden’s first responders in a fun and interactive way. Last year, 55 members of the Golden Fire family helped out at the event, and they served around 1,700 people!

Purchase your tickets at the fire station ahead of time or the morning of the breakfast. Suggested donations are $8 for adults and $6 for kids under 12. Keep in mind that the biggest crowds are between 8:45 and 9:45 a.m., so try to come early. Funds raised at the breakfast go toward advanced training, equipment, and other support services for the mostly-volunteer Golden Fire Department.

COG Mesa

 Golden has 402 acres of open space
and maintains 253 acres of parks right within the city itself.

Additional Resources

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