National Public Land Day Clear Creek Cleanup @ Meet Behind the Public Works & Planning Building
Sep 24 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

National Public Lands Day Sept 24 2022Join your neighbors for a day of celebration and community service on National Public Land Day! The City of Golden, in partnership with Jefferson County Open Space and the City of Wheat Ridge, is sponsoring a Clear Creek Clean-up.

Participants will be working along a 22 mile stretch of the Peaks to Plains Trail along Clear Creek. Past efforts have resulted in the collection of 12,220 pounds of trash. Mismanaged trash that escapes into waterways can create a wide range of problems. Aquatic trash affects water quality, endangers plants and animals, and pollutes the outdoor spaces that we depend on for tourism and recreation.

The canyon will be closed for this very special event.

Volunteers must Sign up online to participate in this special day of community service.

Afterwards, be sure to join a post-project celebration at the Gateway Trailhead in Golden. Volunteers will be treated to live music, free food from a handful of food trucks and beer for individuals 21 years of age and older.

The Golden Cruise 2022 @ Calvary Church Celebration Plaza
Sep 27 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Woman poses with her bike before the cruise gets started.This family-friendly event, sponsored by the Golden Community Commons group, takes place on the last Tuesday of the month, May through September.

Gather at Calvary Church’s Celebration Plaza at 5:30 p.m. for music, food, raffles and New Terrain Brewery on site serving beer and cider. A themed, costumed bike cruise heads off at 6:30 p.m. for a ride around Golden before heading back to the Plaza for more fun that continues until 9 p.m.

2022 Cruise Themes

  • May 31:  TUTU fun!
  • June 28:  Red, White & Blue + Moustaches
  • July 26:  Christmas in July
  • August 30:  Minions
  • September 27:  Zombies!!

The cruise starts and ends at Calvary Church’s Celebration Plaza, at 13th & Arapahoe. For more info check out the Facebook page of @TheGoldenCruise.

REDI Community Conversation @ Virtual Meeting
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Based on community feedback, gathered through focus groups and a community survey, we have developed draft goals and strategies for our plan. We would like to learn more from the Golden community about how, working together, we can realize our shared vision for Golden.

Please join us for a REDI community conversation via Zoom on Sept. 29, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Please RSVP attendance and any accommodations needed to support your participation by Sept. 23 to Alex Mansfield (303) 384-8011 or


En base a sus comentarios, recopilados a través de grupos de enfoque y una encuesta comunitaria, hemos desarrollado un borrador de metas y estrategias para nuestro plan. Nos gustaría aprender más de usted sobre cómo, trabajando juntos, podemos realizar nuestra visión compartida para Golden.

¡Por favor únase a nosotros! Conversación Comunitaria REDI 29 de Septiembre, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. Únase con nosotros en Zoom.

Confirme su asistencia y las adaptaciones necesarias para respaldar su participación antes del 23 de Septiembre a Alex Mansfield (303) 384-8011

Metro Denver Green Homes Tour & Special Events
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Metro Denver Green Homes Tour logoSign up for the Metro Denver Green Homes Tour happening Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to visit over a dozen homes that showcase solutions and ideas for conserving energy and growing a more sustainable community.

There are a lot of events planned all day Saturday! Tour a “Tiny Home” at the American Mountaineering Center then stick around for a reception and Green Expo with food, drink and live music! You can also visit a “Growing Dome” and an “Electric Vehicle Round-Up” at other Golden locations.

Visit the Metro Denver Green Homes website to get tickets for the tour and to see a list with times and locations of all the additional free events happening that day.

Beer Tasting and Chili Cook Off @ Parfet Park
Oct 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Presented by the Golden Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Coors Distributing Company, the Golden Beer Tasting & Chili Cook-Off is a celebration of all things beer, chili and fun!

Ticketed guests enjoy an afternoon of fun with unlimited beer and chili samples (as long as supplies last), entertainment, snack vendors and the Beer & Chili Awards Ceremony!

NOTE:  The event is rain or shine!  CoBeer Tasting and Chili Cook-Offme prepared for unpredictable Colorado fall weather and help support the Golden Chamber and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Autumn Fest 2022 @ Golden History Museum
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
AUtumn Fest

Autumn Fest is a free celebration of Golden featuring hands-on activities for the whole family, including crafts, big trucks, and even farm animals. Join us to welcome the fall season at Golden History Museum (923 10th St.)

Free and Low-Cost Family Activities

  • thaumatrope station and lawn games (hoop toss, ladder ball, and cornhole)
  • 4-H petting zoo
  • craft stations
  • BIG TRUCKS (Streets, Fire, and Police Departments)
  • costumed Civil War interpretation
  • karate demonstration
  • hands-on paper-making station

2022 Partners

  • Colorado Volunteer Infantry Group
  • 4-H
  • Boulder Apple Tree Project
  • Mines Museum of Earth Science
  • Golden Library
  • Foothills Art Center
  • Golden Street, Police, and Fire Departments
  • Golden Public Art Commission
  • Lane Academy of Martial Arts
Public Art Commission Meeting @ Council Chambers
Oct 6 @ 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.

Historic Preservation Board Meeting @ Council Chambers
Oct 12 @ 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 in Council Chambers on the second Wednesday evening of each month in public hearing at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted on the calendar. Study sessions may be scheduled as needed.

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

A Spooktacular Event! @ Colorado School of Mines Earth Science Museum
Oct 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Two boys work on a pumpkin with play tools.The Mines Museum of Earth Science is having their annual Spoooktacular event on October 15th, 2022, from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Spooktacular is a super fun, FREE, blue pumpkin trick or treat event. People can come in their favorite costumes, enjoy STEM themed hands-on activities (and treats), win prizes, and take pictures with Ms. Colorado herself!

Also not to be missed…
– Mr. Bones
– Face painting
– Blaster the burro
– Spooky exhibits!

This is a free event open to the Golden community. For more information check out the Museum Facebook page.

Mines Museum of Earth Science
1310 Maple Street
Golden, CO 80401

Email or call 303-384-2071 for more info.


Trick or Treat Street @ Washington Avenue
Oct 31 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Calling all ghouls and ghosts!

Put on your Halloween costume and come on down to downtown Golden for the annual Trick or Treat Street!

The City of Golden, in conjunction with the downtown merchants, invites all Golden school-aged kiddos to show off their costumes and collect some candy!

Monday, October 31

Washington Avenue

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.


There might even be a few fun surprises!

COG Mesa

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

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