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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
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.

Sep
7
Sat
2019
Toby’s Pet Parade & Fair @ Downtown Golden
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Toby's Pet Parade Fire DogDress up your pup and join about 2,000 other animal lovers for a parade and fair in downtown Golden.

Hundreds of pups in costume will stroll down Washington Avenue and end in Parfet Park for a family-friendly fair.

The parade is free to watch, while parade entrants are $25 per pup. Proceeds of this annual event benefit the more than 12,000 animals that Foothills Animal Shelter cares for annually.

For details, visit Tobyspetparade.org or call 720-407-5249.

Oct
12
Sat
2019
Knock your Boots Off Beer Tasting & Chili Cook-off @ Parfet Park
Oct 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Beer Tasting and Chili Cook-OffThe 12th Annual “Knock Your Boots Off” Beer Tasting & Chili Cook-Off is an opportunity for beer and chili to take center stage near the heart of historic downtown Golden. 

This annual fall event offers beer and chili tasting, along with live entertainment, food vendors, corporate exhibitors and a silent auction. 

The Beer Tasting & Chili Cook-Off takes place in Parfet Park, (SE corner of Washington Ave & 10th Street) just adjacent to downtown Golden, Colorado.

The event was created to benefit the Golden Chamber of Commerce and St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Oct
13
Sun
2019
GOGO Goosetown 5k & Festival @ Goosetown Neighborhood
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

GOGO Goosetown 5k & Festival logoHelp support the Golden Volunteer Fire Department while enjoying a 5k fun run through beautiful Golden followed by music, food trucks, local craft beer and a classic car show!

The event starts and ends in the Historic Goosetown neighborhood, 514 9th St. from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The race entry fee is $30 with $10 of every entry donated to the Golden Fire Foundation. In addition, 100 % of vendor fees and sponsorships will also go directly to the Golden Volunteer Fire Dept.

Learn more and sign up at Runsignup.com/Race/CO/Golden/GOGOGoosetown5K.

Oct
18
Fri
2019
Whale of a Used Book Sale @ Jefferson County Fairgrounds
Oct 18 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Whale of a Used Book Sale

The annual Whale of a Used Books Sale happens October 18 – 20 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W. 6th Ave. Frontage Rd.

Build your library and find amazing deals with prices starting at just 50 cents, all while supporting the Jefferson County Library Foundation.

Shop for gently used, new and antique books, along with DVDs, CDs, and records for children and adults.

The sale opens to the public on Friday, October 18 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. with free admission, or pay $10 for Early Bird Admission at 8 a.m.  On Saturday, the sale is again open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and teachers, Friends of JCPL and Jeffco Employees enjoy 50% savings on purchases. October 20, the final day of the sale runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, visit www.WhaleSale.org.

Oct
19
Sat
2019
Whale of a Used Book Sale @ Jefferson County Fairgrounds
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Whale of a Used Book Sale

The annual Whale of a Used Books Sale happens October 18 – 20 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W. 6th Ave. Frontage Rd.

Build your library and find amazing deals with prices starting at just 50 cents, all while supporting the Jefferson County Library Foundation.

Shop for gently used, new and antique books, along with DVDs, CDs, and records for children and adults.

The sale opens to the public on Friday, October 18 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. with free admission, or pay $10 for Early Bird Admission at 8 a.m.  On Saturday, the sale is again open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and teachers, Friends of JCPL and Jeffco Employees enjoy 50% savings on purchases. October 20, the final day of the sale runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, visit www.WhaleSale.org.

Oct
20
Sun
2019
Whale of a Used Book Sale @ Jefferson County Fairgrounds
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Whale of a Used Book Sale

The annual Whale of a Used Books Sale happens October 18 – 20 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W. 6th Ave. Frontage Rd.

Build your library and find amazing deals with prices starting at just 50 cents, all while supporting the Jefferson County Library Foundation.

Shop for gently used, new and antique books, along with DVDs, CDs, and records for children and adults.

The sale opens to the public on Friday, October 18 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. with free admission, or pay $10 for Early Bird Admission at 8 a.m.  On Saturday, the sale is again open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and teachers, Friends of JCPL and Jeffco Employees enjoy 50% savings on purchases. October 20, the final day of the sale runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, visit www.WhaleSale.org.

Nov
2
Sat
2019
Golden High School Demon Dash 5K Run/Walk @ Golden High School
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am

Demon Dash 5K on 11-2-19 at 9amJoin your neighbors for this fun community event and support Golden High School! All money raised by the Demon Dash will benefit Golden High School students by funding technology and co-curricular activities such as clubs and athletics.

Learn more and register online.

COG Mesa

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

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