Calendar

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.

Oct
24
Thu
2019
Golden United Housing Task Force @ Golden Public Library
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm

The community driven Golden United Housing Task force is advancing actions to improve access to affordable housing for all income levels while preserving Golden’s unique small town character.

All are welcome for this meeting on Thursday, October 24 from 6 to 7:45 p.m. in the Golden Public Library. Ann Norton will lead a discussion about preservation of affordable housing.

Nov
19
Tue
2019
Golden United Housing Task Force @ CSM Arthur Lakes Library "Fish Bowl" Meeting Room
Nov 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The community driven Golden United Housing Task force is advancing actions to improve access to affordable housing for all income levels while preserving Golden’s unique small town character.

The full Housing Task Force will meet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. This will feature a discussion with CSM on how we can work together to address and manage student housing needs.

Following that, the Preserving Existing Housing Subgroup will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. All are welcome to participate in this subgroup.​

All are welcome to both meetings on Tuesday, November 19 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the “fish bowl” meeting room at the Colorado School of Mines Arthur Lakes Library.

Aug
21
Sat
2021
31st Annual Golden Fine Arts Festival @ Downtown Golden
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Golden Fine Arts Festival logoA Golden icon for three decades, Golden Fine Arts Festival is a prestigious juried art show located in the heart of historic downtown Golden, Colorado happening August 21-22.

With its prime location just 20 minutes west of Metro Denver and free admission to the public, this premier event traditionally draws over 30,000 visitors (pre-COVID) over 2 days to enjoy art, live entertainment, beer and wine gardens, and food vendors.

The event, rich in community tradition and a well-established reputation, is limited to 100 artist booth spaces. If social distancing restrictions are in place, booth spaces may be limited further. Artists are selected through a competitive jury process selected by art professionals. Traditionally, over half of participating artists travel to Golden from outside of the state of Colorado. Colorado is also home to many talented artists who participate at the event each year. Cash prizes are awarded to 1st and 2nd place winners in nine categories, as well as Best of Show and Best of Colorado honors.

Produced by the Golden Chamber of Commerce, Golden Fine Arts Festival is a favorite of those who value an attentive and welcoming ‘home hospitality’ of Golden, Colorado for artists and patrons alike. Visit www.goldenfineartsfestival.org before you go for more information, and to ensure there are no additional, pandemic-related restrictions implemented.

Aug
22
Sun
2021
31st Annual Golden Fine Arts Festival @ Downtown Golden
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Golden Fine Arts Festival logoA Golden icon for three decades, Golden Fine Arts Festival is a prestigious juried art show located in the heart of historic downtown Golden, Colorado happening August 21-22.

With its prime location just 20 minutes west of Metro Denver and free admission to the public, this premier event traditionally draws over 30,000 visitors (pre-COVID) over 2 days to enjoy art, live entertainment, beer and wine gardens, and food vendors.

The event, rich in community tradition and a well-established reputation, is limited to 100 artist booth spaces. If social distancing restrictions are in place, booth spaces may be limited further. Artists are selected through a competitive jury process selected by art professionals. Traditionally, over half of participating artists travel to Golden from outside of the state of Colorado. Colorado is also home to many talented artists who participate at the event each year. Cash prizes are awarded to 1st and 2nd place winners in nine categories, as well as Best of Show and Best of Colorado honors.

Produced by the Golden Chamber of Commerce, Golden Fine Arts Festival is a favorite of those who value an attentive and welcoming ‘home hospitality’ of Golden, Colorado for artists and patrons alike. Visit www.goldenfineartsfestival.org before you go for more information, and to ensure there are no additional, pandemic-related restrictions implemented.

Sep
11
Sat
2021
Golden Sidewalk Sale @ Downtown Golden
Sep 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Two women walk in Downtown Golden carrying shopping bags.Don’t miss the Golden Sidewalk Sale in beautiful downtown Golden. Roam Washington Avenue and stroll up and down the side streets looking for shops sporting balloons signaling a sale. Golden’s mostly locally-owned stores are going all out for this event with great prices on everything from outdoor gear and jewelry to clothing and artisan crafts. Get to Golden early for the best selection. The sale is citywide and most Downtown Golden merchants are participating. With a wide variety of shops and restaurants offering sidewalk sales and outdoor dining, there is no better time to visit Golden and get a jump on holiday shopping.

Did we mention the fun? Because this year, you’ll also enjoy entertainment including a mobile bubble tower, face painting, and paint a pumpkin kit for kids (while supplies last), making the Golden Sidewalk Sale perfect for free family amusement. Stop by the back patio of Golden Visitor & Information Center (1010 Washington Ave.) for face painting and to pick up the children’s activity.
Families can also enjoy the premier of Colorado Railroad Museum’s Day Out With Thomas event.

Saturday, September 11, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.!
Bubble Tower (Washington Ave.) – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Face Painting (Golden Visitor Center back Patio) – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

COG Mesa

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

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