The 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.
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)
Park 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.
Join 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.
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.
The Golden Police Department invite you to our 19th annual National Night Out event from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6 in Parfet Park on the corner of 10th Street and Washington Avenue. Join us for live music, performances, raffle prizes, free food and drink, and much more!
National Night Out is an annual community event that promotes police-community partnerships in a fun and relaxing environment.
A Golden icon for nearly three decades, Golden Fine Arts Festival is a prestigious juried art show located in the heart of historic downtown Golden.
With its prime location and free admission to the public, this premier event draws over 35,000 visitors over 2 days to enjoy art, live performances, craft beer, food vendors, and children’s activities.
The established art fair will be limited to 136 artists selected through a competitive jury process. Cash prizes are awarded to 1st and 2nd place winners in nine categories, as well as Best of Show and Best of Colorado honors.