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


Golden Gran Fondo @ Under the Arch in Downtown Golden
Aug 29 @ 8:00 am

Gran Fondo National Series logoThe Golden Gran Fondo attracts adventurous cyclists who love climbing into the mountains and relaxing in the shady beer garden after a tough and rewarding day on the bike. A challenging and rewarding course, the Golden Gran Fondo features more elevation gain per mile than any other Series event, all between 5,600-11,000 feet above sea level. Typical for the Rocky Mountains, individual climbs are 30+ minutes long, with substantial descents.

The ride will begin in downtown Golden at 8 a.m. under the arch. The race route first follows the course of the inaugural USA Pro Cycling Challenge, then continues its tracing of historical bicycle racing with a long climb towards the continental divide and some of the same roads used in the Coors Classic and featured in the movie American Flyers.

Come out to cheer these racers on, or test your own prowess on the bicycle! The post-ride party will be in Parfet Park. Learn more and register to ride at

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.


  • 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


Planning Commission Meeting
Sep 1 @ 6:30 pm

The Planning Commission, established in 1948, affords residents the opportunity to actively participate in the planning of the City and its welfare; to learn all facets of the regulations governing such functions; interact with a wide variety of citizens participating in the shaping of Golden’s future; and assume an active role in any regulation changes involving zoning and subdivision activity.

To download the agenda for the next meeting, or view archived agendas, minutes or listen to audio from past meetings, please visit the Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedules page. Visit the Planning Commission page to learn more about their responsibilities and duties.

Public Art Commission Meeting
Sep 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

The Public Art Commission (PAC) has the responsibility of promoting, selecting, acquiring and maintaining public art in the fulfillment of the City’s Art in Public Places program.

PAC meets on the first Thursday of each month from 9 to 10:30 a.m. These meeting are open to the public.

Please view our Public Art Commission page for more information on PAC responsibilities and to view a list of commission members. Visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedules page to view agendas and meeting minutes.

Golden United Housing Task Force Meeting @ Virtual Meeting
Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Golden United Housing Task Force will meet virtually on Thursday, September 2 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. All are welcome and no registration is needed.

Join the Zoom meeting online

Call in: 669-900-6833 or 253-215-8782

Meeting ID: 838 1073 1032

The Golden United Housing Task Force meets the first Thursday of the month, unless otherwise noted, at 6 p.m. Learn more about the Task Force.

Zoning Code Rewrite Mapping Meeting (North Neighborhoods) @ Golden Community Center
Sep 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Zone In for MappingJoin Planning Staff on Wednesday, Sept. 8 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Golden Community Center for a community meeting to discuss the mapping of the new zoning code in the R1 and R2 zoned neighborhoods north of Highway 58. Those who own or rent a property in that area will receive a post card in the mail. Two more meetings are scheduled this month on the 20th and 23rd to discuss mapping of the new zoning code in other areas of Golden as well.

Each meeting will be hosted at the Golden Community Center from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The purpose of these meetings is to present the new Form Zone Overlay Districts that have been mapped to specific zone districts. Staff will be on hand to explain the methodology used to apply these maps, and gather feedback.

Staff will work with the community to refine the current map of the new form zone overlays.

Economic Development Commission Meeting
Sep 9 @ 6:30 pm

The Economic Development Commission (EDComm) was established by Golden City Council in June of 1999 and consists of seven members. The purpose of the Economic Development Commission is to provide leadership, education, and the tools necessary for the Golden community to optimize appropriate economic opportunities. Their duties include developing a structure and strategy for marketing/promoting the Golden community.

To download the agenda for the next meeting, or view archived agendas, minutes or listen to audio from past meetings, please visit the Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedules page.

The Economic Development Commission meets regularly on the second Thursday of each month starting at 6:30 p.m. If a meeting must be rescheduled for some reason, the date will be noted on the Community Calendar and on the agendas page.

September 11th – 20th Anniversary Remembrance @ Parfet Park
Sep 11 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am

20 years ago, our nation watched in horror as four commercial airliners were hijacked and directed towards major American institutions, including the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. That fateful day nearly 3,000 men, women, and children lost their lives and countless other families and loved ones felt the long-lasting impact of this tragedy.

Join Mayor Laura Weinberg and the brave members of the Golden Fire Department and the Golden Police Department for a September 11th 20th Anniversary Commemoration, as we pause and remember those lost on 9/11/2001, especially those public servants that gave the ultimate sacrifice that day in the service of others.

Gather in Parfet Park at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 11, 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.

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

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