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.

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 or call 720-407-5249.

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.

COG Mesa

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

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City of Golden, Colorado
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