Calendar

May
25
Sat
2019
The Splash at Fossil Trace Opens for 2019! @ The Splash at Fossil Trace
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 6:30 pm

Splash WaterparkThe Splash at Fossil Trace opens for another great summer season on May 25.

Day passes are available as well as 10-visit passes and season passes. When the mercury shoots up, cool down at the Splash!

Visit SplashinGolden.com for more information and to purchase your 10 visit and season passes.

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

Jun
8
Sat
2019
Kids’ Bike Rodeo @ Parking lot at 10th and Jackson
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

kid in the bike rodeoGet a safe start to summer! The City of Golden is partnering with Bicycle Colorado for a Kids’ Bike Rodeo. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at the Coors Tek parking lot on the corner of 10th and Jackson Streets (across the street from Parfet Park).

Children do not need to bring bikes, but should bring helmets if they have them. Bicycle Colorado will assist with proper helmet fitting for children. This is a great opportunity for children to learn safety techniques. Bike rodeos are recommended for children ages 4 to 13. Bicycles and striders will be provided. Children can come anytime and go through the course as many times as they like!

The event is completely free.

For more information, contact Nick Eagleson at 303-384-8096 or by email at neagleson@cityofgolden.net.

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.

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
25
Thu
2019
Buffalo Bill Days 2019
Jul 25 all-day
Buffalo Bill Days 2018The annual Buffalo Bill Days celebration dates back to the 1940’s as a trail ride up Lookout Mountain to Buffalo Bill’s grave.

Over the years the celebration has expanded with more activities and multiple days of fun — it is now the largest community festival held in Golden. The event draws many people from surrounding communities who enjoy bringing their families to a wholesome, small-town community event.

This year’s activities include Cody’s Wild West, the “Best of the West” theme Parade, Muttin’ Bustin’, live music, a car show, a golf tournament, food and merchandise vendors and much more.

See a full schedule of activities and learn more at Buffalobilldays.com.

Jul
26
Fri
2019
Buffalo Bill Days 2019
Jul 26 all-day
Buffalo Bill Days 2018The annual Buffalo Bill Days celebration dates back to the 1940’s as a trail ride up Lookout Mountain to Buffalo Bill’s grave.

Over the years the celebration has expanded with more activities and multiple days of fun — it is now the largest community festival held in Golden. The event draws many people from surrounding communities who enjoy bringing their families to a wholesome, small-town community event.

This year’s activities include Cody’s Wild West, the “Best of the West” theme Parade, Muttin’ Bustin’, live music, a car show, a golf tournament, food and merchandise vendors and much more.

See a full schedule of activities and learn more at Buffalobilldays.com.

Jul
27
Sat
2019
Buffalo Bill Days 2019
Jul 27 all-day
Buffalo Bill Days 2018The annual Buffalo Bill Days celebration dates back to the 1940’s as a trail ride up Lookout Mountain to Buffalo Bill’s grave.

Over the years the celebration has expanded with more activities and multiple days of fun — it is now the largest community festival held in Golden. The event draws many people from surrounding communities who enjoy bringing their families to a wholesome, small-town community event.

This year’s activities include Cody’s Wild West, the “Best of the West” theme Parade, Muttin’ Bustin’, live music, a car show, a golf tournament, food and merchandise vendors and much more.

See a full schedule of activities and learn more at Buffalobilldays.com.

Jul
28
Sun
2019
Buffalo Bill Days 2019
Jul 28 all-day
Buffalo Bill Days 2018The annual Buffalo Bill Days celebration dates back to the 1940’s as a trail ride up Lookout Mountain to Buffalo Bill’s grave.

Over the years the celebration has expanded with more activities and multiple days of fun — it is now the largest community festival held in Golden. The event draws many people from surrounding communities who enjoy bringing their families to a wholesome, small-town community event.

This year’s activities include Cody’s Wild West, the “Best of the West” theme Parade, Muttin’ Bustin’, live music, a car show, a golf tournament, food and merchandise vendors and much more.

See a full schedule of activities and learn more at Buffalobilldays.com.

COG Mesa

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

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