Calendar

Aug
17
Sat
2019
29th Annual Golden Fine Arts Festival @ Downtown Golden
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Fine Arts FestivalA 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.

Aug
18
Sun
2019
29th Annual Golden Fine Arts Festival @ Downtown Golden
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Fine Arts FestivalA 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.

Aug
23
Fri
2019
Colorado Classic Bike Race @ Downtown Golden
Aug 23 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Colorado Classic Finish LineThe Colorado Classic comes to Golden on Saturday, August 24 and the route they have chosen will be an exciting day of fast-paced action right downtown.

On paper, Stage 3 in Golden looks like a sprinter’s delight with seven swift laps of a nine-mile circuit that starts and finishes under the iconic Golden arch downtown. But don’t be fooled as the short steep climb up the historic Washington Avenue is enough for a mini-Queen of the Mountain on the last lap. Seven laps means the racers will come through downtown SEVEN times – that’s a lot of great opportunity for spectating. New Terrain Brewery will also have a front row seat to the action, as the route will take the race right in front of the brewery.

Visit www.coloradoclassicgolden.com for all things race related, and watch an animation of the race route.

Aug
27
Tue
2019
Golden Bicycle Cruise 2019 @ Golden Library
Aug 27 @ 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

Sep
14
Sat
2019
10th Annual Safety & Preparedness Day @ Golden Fire Station
Sep 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

10th Annual Safety and Preparedness DayCome join your neighbors and first responders on September 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a FREE safety event that’s fun and educational for the whole family! There will be child car seat checks, live fire demonstrations, free refreshments, prizes and giveaways.

Firefighters will be on hand for fire apparatus tours and will answer any fire and life safety questions that you may have.

Sep
18
Wed
2019
CSM Master Plan Public Meeting @ CSM Student Center
Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Golden School of Mines will hold a community meeting on Wednesday, September 18 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Avery Room at the Student Center, 1200 16th Street, to discuss the Mines Master Plan and provide updates on Mines construction projects.

For more information, see the meeting agenda.

Sep
24
Tue
2019
Golden Bicycle Cruise 2019 @ Golden Library
Sep 24 @ 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

Sep
28
Sat
2019
Colorado Mountain Fest @ American Mountaineering Center
Sep 28 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Colorado Mountain Fest logoJoin friends and family for a weekend celebrating outdoor adventure and Colorado lifestyle!

This family-friendly event is free and open to the public with a vendor village featuring gear demos and giveaways, a film festival, entertainment, food trucks, craft beer garden from Odell, and more.

Sign up for sports clinics and free outdoor skills seminars led by top athletes and brands in a variety of disciplines, from mountain biking to climbing, outdoor photography, trail running, and fly fishing. They will even have Mini-Mountain Fest for the kiddos so they can have fun, while you get after it.

Learn more and register online at CMC.org.

Sep
29
Sun
2019
Colorado Mountain Fest @ American Mountaineering Center
Sep 29 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Colorado Mountain Fest logoJoin friends and family for a weekend celebrating outdoor adventure and Colorado lifestyle!

This family-friendly event is free and open to the public with a vendor village featuring gear demos and giveaways, a film festival, entertainment, food trucks, craft beer garden from Odell, and more.

Sign up for sports clinics and free outdoor skills seminars led by top athletes and brands in a variety of disciplines, from mountain biking to climbing, outdoor photography, trail running, and fly fishing. They will even have Mini-Mountain Fest for the kiddos so they can have fun, while you get after it.

Learn more and register online at CMC.org.

Oct
11
Fri
2019
GHS Homecoming Parade & Game
Oct 11 @ 5:00 pm

Join Golden High School in celebrating homecoming with a parade on Washington Avenue, beginning around
5 p.m.

The GHS varsity football game kicks off at 7 p.m. at Marv Kay Stadium, Colorado School of Mines campus.

COG Mesa

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

Additional Resources

City of Golden, Colorado
COG Mesa