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!

Historic Preservation Board Meeting
Oct 4 @ 6:30 pm

The Historic Preservation Board has a number of responsibilities regarding the preservation and upkeep of Golden’s many historic sites.

The Board meets on the first Monday evening of each month in public hearing at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted on the calendar. Study sessions may be scheduled the third Monday of each month.

To see agendas, minutes and audio recordings of past meetings, please visit our Agenda, Minutes, Web Casts, Schedule page.

Planning Commission Meeting
Oct 6 @ 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
Oct 7 @ 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 Beer Tasting and Chili Cook-off @ Parfet Park
Oct 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Presented by the Golden Chamber of Commerce and their partner, Coors Distributing Company, this is a fall tradition of all things chili and beer! Over 30 breweries and 100 brands of beer under the Coors Distributing Company umbrella of products will be showcased. All ticketed guests will receive a souvenir sampling beer glass.  Chili cooks compete for top prizes, taste your way through the event and vote for your favorites in each category – Red, Green and Other! Event is Rain or Shine!

Tickets are needed, to purchase yours, and for more information visit:


Regular City Council Meeting
Oct 12 @ 6:30 pm

The Golden City Council meets every second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m., unless rescheduled due to holidays or other events happening in the City.

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

Visit Guiding Golden Council Comments for ideas, thoughts and information from council members pertinent to current and upcoming issues facing the community, as well as contact information.

LGAA Candidate Forum @ Council Chambers
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
2021 City Council Candidate ForumThe Leadership Golden Alumni Association (LGAA) is hosting a Candidate Forum in connection with this year’s Golden election of City Councilors. The forum will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 911 10th St.
The forum will allow each candidate to respond to questions developed by LGAA membership and the public, along with opening and closing statements. The Candidate Forum will also be broadcast live and re-broadcast on Cable Channel 8/880, and streamed live and on-demand at as well as the city website at For more information, contact Paul Haseman at
US6 & Heritage Road Interchange Open House #4 @ Virtual Meeting
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm
The next US6 & Heritage Road Interchange Open House #4 happens on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. The meeting is entirely virtual and requires pre-registration. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
This open house will include a presentation describing four alternatives for project aesthetics, and an opportunity for participants to ask questions and provide input.
If you are unable to attend, a video of the meeting along with meeting exhibits and opportunities to provide feedback will be available at
Economic Development Commission Meeting
Oct 14 @ 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.

Downtown Development Authority Meeting
Oct 18 @ 6:30 pm

DDAThe Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is a special district entity authorized and directed by state statute to benefit the economic and community vitality of the downtown area. The DDA will also be authorized to provide tax increment economic incentives to eligible redevelopment projects, much like GURA was able to do in the past.

The DDA meets the third Monday at 6:30 p.m.

Please visit the Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedules to download agendas and minutes and view webcasts. View the DDA page for more information on the Downtown Development Authority.

COG Mesa

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

Additional Resources

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