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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.

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.

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
30
Wed
2019
Mayor’s Community Celebration, Oct. 30 @ CSM Ben H. Parker Student Center
Oct 30 @ 6:30 pm
Crowd gathered for the Mayor's Community Celebration.

Join Golden Mayor Marjorie Sloan for the 2019 Mayor’s Community Celebration.

This free event begins at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 30 at the Student Center on the Colorado School of Mines campus.

Join the Mayor in recognizing Goldenites who have contributed greatly to making a difference in the community. Following the presentation of the awards, we are pleased to introduce Dr. Martín Carcasson as the evening’s keynote speaker.

Martín Carcasson, Ph.D., is a professor in the Communication Studies department of Colorado State University (CSU), the founder and director of the CSU Center for Public Deliberation (CPD), which was recently awarded a “Civvy” Award in Washington, D.C. as a national example of a best practice in civic collaboration and collective action. Dr. Carcasson’s research focuses on helping local communities address “wicked problems” more productively through improved public communication, community problem solving, and collaborative decision-making. The CPD is a practical, applied extension of his work, and functions as an impartial resource dedicated to enhancing local democracy in Northern Colorado. Dr. Carcasson and the staff train students to serve as impartial facilitators, who then work with local governments, school boards, and community organizations to design, facilitate, and report on innovative projects and events on key community issues.

Dr. Carcasson will talk about how conversations between neighbors, and strong community dedication to deliberate engagement, can result in respectful and collaborative community results.

There is no need to RSVP for this free event. Simply come and celebrate the contributions of members of the Golden community!

Dec
6
Fri
2019
2019 Candlelight Walk @ Foothills Art Center
Dec 6 @ 6:30 pm

Candlelight WalkExperience the beauty of the holiday season as you walk through downtown Golden, candle in hand, singing holiday carols during this annual tradition. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand for photos before the walk, then gather at 6 p.m. at the Foothills Art Center, 809 15th St. on Friday, December 6. The walk begins at 6:30 p.m. down to the Visitors Center for a holiday show, the countdown to the lighting of the lights by Mayor Marjorie Sloan, and a short fireworks display from the roof of the Golden Hotel.

Enjoy the lights that will shine all along Washington Avenue and Clear Creek, along with various activities for everyone to enjoy.

Dec
7
Sat
2019
Breakfast with Santa @ Calvary Church
Dec 7 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Mr. and Mrs. Santa wave at the camera.Join the Golden Chamber of Commerce for pancakes with Santa! The event is from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 at Calvary Church, 1320 Arapahoe St. It’s a wonderful way to celebrate the season with your little ones. Breakfast includes pancakes, orange juice, and coffee. All kids will receive a goody bag as part of the experience.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there to listen to all of those wish lists! There will be Carol singing with Alli Coffey and holiday readings by Golden Children’s Librarian, Emily Vrotsos. Celebrity chefs from the Golden Volunteer Fire Department and Calvary Episcopal Church will cook up the breakfast.

Tickets must be purchased in advance at www.goldenchamber.org. Adults are $10, kids are $5, and children under three are free. No tickets will be sold at the door. A portion of the proceeds from Breakfast with Santa will go to the Golden Fire Foundation and Lunch and Life program for the Colorado School of mines free lunch program. For questions call 303-279-3113.

Olde Golden Christmas Parade 2019 @ Washington Ave. in Downtown Golden
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Santa rides on a float and waves in the Olde Golden Christmas ParadeOn Saturdays in December, authentic and historic downtown Golden becomes a festive holiday center. Join in the holiday spirit and watch floats, clowns, festive holiday characters, and Santa Claus on the firetruck parade down Washington Avenue. After the parades, head to the downtown area shops and restaurants. Each parade is different, providing the perfect reason to bring the family back to Golden again and again!

The route is down Washington Avenue from 11th to 13th Streets through historic downtown, with lots of activities before and after. The parades are presented by the Golden Chamber of Commerce. Go to www.VisitGolden.com for more information.

Dec
8
Sun
2019
JSO Holiday Concert 2019 @ CSM Green Center
Dec 8 @ 3:00 pm

Jefferson Symphony OrchestraA Jefferson Symphony tradition and audience highlight continues with the JSO Holiday Concert. JSO musicians share the stage with vocalists Christie Conover and James Baumgardner in December and return to the newly designed Green Center at Colorado School of Mines. Howard Hanson’s musical homage to the 19th-century “Symphony No. 2 (Romantic)” is programmed alongside Peter Boyer’s bold and brassy “Festivities.”

For more information and to purchase your tickets, please visit www.jeffsymphony.org/holiday-concert.

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 Did You Know?
Golden was originally chosen as the territorial capital of Colorado in 1862.

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