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Aug
28
Sat
2021
Celebration of Golden: A Commemoration of Resilience @ Kafadar Commons (Mines Quad)
Aug 28 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

logos for community celebrationSeveral community organizations have come together to bring a celebration of the spirit and resilience of the Golden community to life. The event will provide a chance for the community to collectively reflect on the experiences of the past year and celebrate those who have supported us through a difficult time.

The event will be held from 12 to 2 p.m. on Kafadar Commons (Mines Quad) on Illinois St., and offers an opportunity to:

  • Participate in a community art project to capture collective pandemic experiences
  • Reflect on how the pandemic impacted us and commemorate those who supported us
  • Musical performances, including local band Alibi
  • Visit booths of Mines and community organizations
  • Win prizes from Golden businesses
  • Enjoy kids activities with Mines students
  • Enjoy food and drink from local vendors (including from Bob’s Burgers, Basic Kneads Pizza, Golden Poultry and Meats, the Eddy Hotel, and others)

Take a ride on the new Mines-Golden Downtown automated shuttle.

Featured speakers include:

  • Mayor Laura Weinberg
  • Councilor Bill Fisher
  • School of Mines executive and a student leader
  • Kim Mangle, Director of Non-Profit Executive Director Roundtable
  • Hannah Frey, Undergraduate Student Government President

 

Aug
31
Tue
2021
Golden Bicycle Cruise 2021 @ Celebration Plaza @ Calvary Episcopal Church
Aug 31 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Golden Bicycle Cruise is back in 2021!

The family-friendly event, sponsored by the Golden Community Commons group, takes place on the last Tuesday of the month, June through September. Golden Bike Cruise

New Location: Celebration Plaza next to the Golden Episcopal Church.

Check the theme and get your costume ready! Food, drink and music start at 5:30 p.m., the ride starts at 7 p.m.

Themes:

  • June: “Hometown Heroes” with music by Marafiki
  • July: “Red, White & Blue” with music by Chris Thompson and Friends
  • August: “Disco/80’s” with music by Dorado
  • September: “Zombies” with music by Weatherbee and the Gnarbillys

 

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.

Sep
28
Tue
2021
Golden Bicycle Cruise 2021 @ Celebration Plaza @ Calvary Episcopal Church
Sep 28 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Golden Bicycle Cruise is back in 2021!

The family-friendly event, sponsored by the Golden Community Commons group, takes place on the last Tuesday of the month, June through September. Golden Bike Cruise

New Location: Celebration Plaza next to the Golden Episcopal Church.

Check the theme and get your costume ready! Food, drink and music start at 5:30 p.m., the ride starts at 7 p.m.

Themes:

  • June: “Hometown Heroes” with music by Marafiki
  • July: “Red, White & Blue” with music by Chris Thompson and Friends
  • August: “Disco/80’s” with music by Dorado
  • September: “Zombies” with music by Weatherbee and the Gnarbillys

 

Oct
3
Sun
2021
Autumn Fest 2021 @ Golden History Museum
Oct 3 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Autumn Fest logoJoin us at the Golden History Museum (923 10th St.) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 3 for the first-ever Autumn Fest and a packed afternoon of fun for the whole family, sponsored by Golden Kids Dental and Orthodontics.

Free Family Activities

incredible chalk art
hourly puppet shows (plus hands-on stations to make your own show)
make-your-own-bubbles station
silent movie viewing
4-H petting zoo
craft stations
BIG TRUCK demo (Streets, Fire, and Police Departments)
costumed Civil War interpretation
karate demonstration
Other Fun
Westernaires pony rides ($3 per ride)
CODA Brewing Company beer garden

The best part? It’s fun for the whole family and a great way to welcome the fall season!

Nov
6
Sat
2021
Veterans Day Ceremony @ US Marine Corps Memorial
Nov 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The United States Marine Corps Memorial Foundation will hold the annual ceremony for Veterans Day on US Marine Corps Memorial LogoSaturday, November 6 at 2 p.m.

The ceremony, honoring veterans and the 100 year anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, will feature Guest Speaker Cmdr. Jason Pratt, USN (Retired) along with a music program. The 13 US troops fallen on August 26th will also be honored, and a parade float of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier will be on site.

This year the USMC Memorial has been expanded to collect donations for the Toys for Tots program.

Bring your donations for the Toys for Tots donation drop-off from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Arrive early; parking is available in the commercial lots across the street.

Learn more about, and donate to, the USMC Memorial remodel project.

Dec
3
Fri
2021
Olde Golden Candlelight Walk @ Foothills Art Center
Dec 3 @ 6:30 pm

Candlelight NightsExperience the beauty of the holiday season with a walk down Washington Ave., candle in hand, singing carols this Friday, Dec. 3.

The pre-walk holiday show starts at 5 p.m. on the stage at 10th and Washington. The walk starts at 6:30 p.m. at Foothills Art Center on 15th St. and will culminate with a short, live entertainment program, and lighting of the lights.

Dec
11
Sat
2021
Olde Golden Holiday Parade @ Downtown Golden
Dec 11 @ 10:30 am

Olde Golden Christmas ParadeBursting with Colorado charm and holiday spirit, Golden’s holiday parade is a beloved family-friendly tradition. The parade route runs along Washington Ave. from 10th St. to 13th St. and will feature elves, marching bands, floats, Victorian carolers, antique cars, the Grinch, Buffalo Bill and, of course, Santa!

Dec
18
Sat
2021
Jingle on the Avenue – Holiday Character Mingle @ Downtown Golden
Dec 18 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Spend a magical day in Golden meeting and mingling with family favorite holiday characters along Washington Avenue!

Christmas elves pose around a Christmas tree on the sidewalk

 

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

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