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Jul
4
Tue
2023
4th of July Festival @ Lions Park
Jul 4 @ 11:30 am – 9:30 pm

PLEASE NOTE: JULY 4, 2023 – DUE TO PREDICTIONS OF SEVERE WEATHER, THE FIREWORKS DISPLAY HAS BEEN POSTPONED FOR TONIGHT, AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR ANOTHER DATE DURING THE SUMMER.

The Golden Lions Club is hosting the 51st annual 4th of July community celebration in Lions Park. Activities kick off at 11 a.m. with music by three local bands, food, drink, children’s activities (including a hula hoop contest at 2:30 p.m.) and a raffle.

The day culminates in a fireworks display at approx. 9:30 p.m., weather and fire conditions permitting. Keep an eye on the City’s social media channels (Facebook and Twitter) for up-to-the-minute updates if a cancellation is necessary.

The celebration is a day for families, friends, and neighbors to gather in Lions Park to picnic or purchase food and drink. All raffle and festival proceed go to support the work that the Lions Club does in the community throughout the year.

Parking near the festival is extremely limited. The 8th, 9th and 10th Street neighborhood will be closed to through traffic and festival parking. Ride your bike or walk to the event if you are local.

Parking options

  • Jackson Street public parking garages
  • The Clear Creek lot at 304 10th Street
  • Colorado School of Mines Lot K (near Marv Kay Stadium) will be available for event parking on the 4th of July

Remember that all fireworks are ILLEGAL in the city limits of Golden, so leave the fireworks to the professionals. You can view the show from anywhere along the creek path, near Lions Park, and the Golden History Park.

Band Schedule

  • 11:30 a.m. — Jewel & The Rough
  • 3 p.m. — High Country Heartbreakers
  • 6:30 p.m. — The Johnny O Band

Learn more!

Jul
7
Fri
2023
Movies & Music in the Park
Jul 7 @ 7:00 pm

Movies & Music in the ParkJoin us for three Friday nights of free family-friendly movies and live music over the course of the summer:  July 7, Aug. 4 and Sept. 1.

July 7 and Sept. 1 of the free series will hosted in Parfet Park (10th Street and Washington Avenue) in downtown Golden.

On Aug. 4, we’ll be moving the event down the street to the Lions Park Ballfields (10th St. and Maple).

This Year’s Lineup

Jul
29
Sat
2023
GFD Pancake Breakfast @ Golden Fire Station 1
Jul 29 @ 6:00 am – 10:00 am

Golden Fire Department Pancake BreakfastWho better to fire up the griddle than Golden’s Firefighters! Don’t miss out on their tasty pancakes and bacon. Invite your friends and family to join you on the morning of Saturday, July 27, at the Golden Fire Station, 911 10th St., to fuel up your belly before heading to the Buffalo Bill Days parade.

The breakfast begins at 6 a.m. and lasts until just before the Buffalo Bill Days parade at 10 a.m. This is a great opportunity to meet Golden’s first responders in a fun and interactive way.

Purchase your tickets at the Fire Station 1 or from your favorite Golden Firefighter. Keep in mind that the biggest crowds are between 8:45 and 9:45 a.m., so try to come early. Funds raised at the breakfast go toward advanced training, equipment, and other support services for the Golden Fire Department.

Golden Farmers Mini-Market @ Golden High School Upper Lot
Jul 29 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Golden Farmers Mini Market will be at the GHS on Saturday July 29.The Golden Farmers Market, sponsored by the Golden Chamber of Commerce, will not be at its regular place this weekend due to Buffalo Bill Days.

Join us at the Golden High School upper lot from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday July 29 for a “Mini Market”.

For more information, visit GoldenFarmersMarket.org.

Aug
1
Tue
2023
National Night Out 2023 @ Parfet Park
Aug 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Golden National Night Out happens Aug 1 2023Turn on your porch lights, lock your doors, and join the Golden Police Department for the 2023 National Night Out event from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 1 in Parfet Park on the corner of 10th Street and Washington Avenue. Bring the whole family for face painting, crime prevention tips, food, and fun. The Flight for Life Helicopter will land at 7 p.m., provided they are not on a service call.

National Night Out is an annual community event that promotes police-community partnerships in a fun and relaxing environment.

Aug
4
Fri
2023
Movies & Music in the Park @ Parfet Park
Aug 4 @ 7:00 pm

Movies & Music in the ParkJoin us for three Friday nights of free family-friendly movies and live music over the course of the summer:  July 7, Aug. 4 and Sept. 1.

The August 4 event of the free series will hosted in Parfet Park (10th Street and Washington Avenue) in downtown Golden.

This Year’s Lineup

Aug
7
Mon
2023
Clear Creek Cleanup @ Golden History Museum
Aug 7 @ 7:30 am

Clear Creek Clean Up volunteers line up wearing orange vests and hard hats.Grab your neighbors and join us each Monday and some Thursday mornings this summer on the Creekside Patio of the Golden Natural History Museum (923 10th Street) to help us keep Clear Creek beautiful!

Volunteers can check in at the table on the patio anytime beginning at 7:30 a.m. and help for as long as their schedule allows, or until 10 a.m., when we usually finish up.

  • Sign up and learn more!
  • Wear appropriate clothing, which may include long pants, long-sleeved shirts, hats, and sturdy, closed-toe shoes.
  • Don’t forget sunscreen, insect repellent, and a water bottle!
  • Check in at the table on the patio to sign in and receive any necessary gear and instructions for the activity.
  • Safety vests, gloves, bags/buckets, and other needed tools will be provided, but feel free to bring your own work gloves and trash collection bags if you’d prefer.
Aug
10
Thu
2023
Clear Creek Cleanup @ Golden History Museum
Aug 10 @ 7:30 am

Clear Creek Clean Up volunteers line up wearing orange vests and hard hats.Grab your neighbors and join us each Monday and some Thursday mornings this summer on the Creekside Patio of the Golden Natural History Museum (923 10th Street) to help us keep Clear Creek beautiful!

Volunteers can check in at the table on the patio anytime beginning at 7:30 a.m. and help for as long as their schedule allows, or until 10 a.m., when we usually finish up.

  • Sign up and learn more!
  • Wear appropriate clothing, which may include long pants, long-sleeved shirts, hats, and sturdy, closed-toe shoes.
  • Don’t forget sunscreen, insect repellent, and a water bottle!
  • Check in at the table on the patio to sign in and receive any necessary gear and instructions for the activity.
  • Safety vests, gloves, bags/buckets, and other needed tools will be provided, but feel free to bring your own work gloves and trash collection bags if you’d prefer.
Aug
14
Mon
2023
Clear Creek Cleanup @ Golden History Museum
Aug 14 @ 7:30 am

Clear Creek Clean Up volunteers line up wearing orange vests and hard hats.Grab your neighbors and join us each Monday and some Thursday mornings this summer on the Creekside Patio of the Golden Natural History Museum (923 10th Street) to help us keep Clear Creek beautiful!

Volunteers can check in at the table on the patio anytime beginning at 7:30 a.m. and help for as long as their schedule allows, or until 10 a.m., when we usually finish up.

  • Sign up and learn more!
  • Wear appropriate clothing, which may include long pants, long-sleeved shirts, hats, and sturdy, closed-toe shoes.
  • Don’t forget sunscreen, insect repellent, and a water bottle!
  • Check in at the table on the patio to sign in and receive any necessary gear and instructions for the activity.
  • Safety vests, gloves, bags/buckets, and other needed tools will be provided, but feel free to bring your own work gloves and trash collection bags if you’d prefer.
Aug
21
Mon
2023
Clear Creek Cleanup @ Golden History Museum
Aug 21 @ 7:30 am

Clear Creek Clean Up volunteers line up wearing orange vests and hard hats.Grab your neighbors and join us each Monday and some Thursday mornings this summer on the Creekside Patio of the Golden Natural History Museum (923 10th Street) to help us keep Clear Creek beautiful!

Volunteers can check in at the table on the patio anytime beginning at 7:30 a.m. and help for as long as their schedule allows, or until 10 a.m., when we usually finish up.

  • Sign up and learn more!
  • Wear appropriate clothing, which may include long pants, long-sleeved shirts, hats, and sturdy, closed-toe shoes.
  • Don’t forget sunscreen, insect repellent, and a water bottle!
  • Check in at the table on the patio to sign in and receive any necessary gear and instructions for the activity.
  • Safety vests, gloves, bags/buckets, and other needed tools will be provided, but feel free to bring your own work gloves and trash collection bags if you’d prefer.
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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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