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
1
Sat
2019
Excellence in Climbing Celebration @ American Mountaineering Museum
Jun 1 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Excellence in ClimbingJoin other climbing enthusiasts at the American Mountaineering Museum on June 1 from 3 to 9 p.m. for a festival celebrating all things climbing.

Enjoy games, tours of the American Mountaineering Museum, an Open Air Vendor Village, food trucks and local beverages.

The highlight of the event will be the induction of inspirational climbing heroes into the Hall of Mountaineering Excellence (H.o.M.E.).

Visit the American Mountaineering Museum website for more information, and to buy tickets.

Golden Super Cruise 2019 @ South Golden Road
Jun 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Super Cruise carOnce a month, car lovers gather along South Golden Road to watch hot rods, classic cars, and custom rides of all kinds do what they do best – cruise! This is Colorado’s biggest annual car cruise, and it happens on the first Saturday of each month, May through October.

Learn more at www.goldensupercruise.com.

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
6
Sat
2019
Golden Super Cruise 2019 @ South Golden Road
Jul 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Super Cruise carOnce a month, car lovers gather along South Golden Road to watch hot rods, classic cars, and custom rides of all kinds do what they do best – cruise! This is Colorado’s biggest annual car cruise, and it happens on the first Saturday of each month, May through October.

Learn more at www.goldensupercruise.com.

Jul
8
Mon
2019
ARTSWEEK GOLDEN 2019
Jul 8 – Jul 14 all-day

ARTSWEEK GOLDENJoin in a week-long celebration of the arts! ARTSWEEK GOLDEN includes activites that will take place throughout Golden such as yarn-bombing of Golden sculptures, performance art, sidewalk chalk masterpieces, plein air painting, and much more.

The festival will culminate in the Foothills Fine Arts Festival with more than 100 national artists exhibiting their works in downtown Golden at Arapahoe and 12th Street.

Learn more and see the full schedule of events at Artsweekgolden.org.

Jul
12
Fri
2019
Free class: Hiking 14ers: What you need to know @ Golden Fire Station
Jul 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Have you hiked our Colorado 14ers? Or, maybe thinking about hiking a 14er and want to be more prepared? The Alpine Rescue Team will give you insight on some of the ins & outs of how to successfully and safely hike our tallest peaks, whether you have hiked them all or not yet hiked any of our 14ers.
What should you bring? Do you know how to read the weather? What about if you get lost or hurt…what do you do then?
Alpine Rescue Team will help prepare you for your 14er adventure, as well as provide perspective from the rescuer’s point of view, and how best to be assisted in case you have a bad day in the mountains.
This is a FREE class, for more information call 303-384-8094

COG Mesa

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

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