Calendar

Apr
13
Sat
2019
26th Annual Courage Walk @ Jefferson County Courthouse
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am

Crime Victims' Rights WeekNational Crime Victims’ Rights Week is recognized this year from April 7-13, 2019, and offers an opportunity for communities to come together to honor victims of crime and to promote victims’ rights. This year’s theme is “Honoring Our Past. Creating Hope for the Future.”

In Jefferson County, the weeklong remembrance ends with the 26th annual Courage Walk on Saturday, April 13. The walk begins at 10 a.m. with a continental breakfast and registration on the steps of the Jefferson County Courts and Administration building. The walk begins at 11 a.m.

Doves will be released in honor of victims, following a short ceremony at the Courage Garden, which was built to provide a place of respite for crime victims and their families on the courthouse grounds.

The event is family friendly and the one-mile walk is wheelchair accessible. Leashed pets are welcome.

A suggested donation of $10 is recommended, but not required. Proceeds will go to the maintenance of the Courage Garden, training for victim advocate volunteers and to help victims of crimes and other traumatic events in our community.

Rocky Mountain Storytelling 2019 Story SLAM @ American Mountaineering Museum
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

story seeds conferenceRocky Mountain Storytelling (RMS) is a nonprofit, volunteer-led organization of storytellers, story listeners and story lovers based in Golden, CO. Their 2019 Story Seeds Conference takes place April 12 – 14 with a story SLAM on April 13, 7 to 9 p.m. at the American Mountaineering Museum. The theme of the story slam is “Illusion.” Come with a five minute story and put your name in the hat. One by one names will be drawn and the storyteller will take the stage. Story can be true or a traditional tale, but no notes can be used. The winner will be selected by a panel of judges.

Visit www.rmstory.org for more information about the story SLAM and the conference.

Apr
20
Sat
2019
2019 Easter Egg Hunt @ Parfet Park
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Easter Egg HuntThe Golden Kiwanis, with the assistance of their sponsored youth (Builders Club, Key Club, and Circle K) along with the Golden Chamber of Commerce and local merchants provide thousands of stuffed plastic eggs for the kids of Golden to enjoy at Easter.

On the morning of the hunt, eggs are spread throughout Parfet Park with different areas for different age groups. Once the bell sounds, kids clean the park in 30 seconds or less and head into downtown for more activities, so don’t be late!

May
4
Sat
2019
Golden Super Cruise 2019 @ South Golden Road
May 4 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Super Cruise carOnce a month, car lovers gather along South Golden Road to watch hot rods, classic cars, and custom rides of all kinds do what they do best – cruise! This is Colorado’s biggest annual car cruise, and it happens on the first Saturday of each month, May through October.

Learn more at www.goldensupercruise.com.

May
12
Sun
2019
Mother’s Day
May 12 all-day
May
25
Sat
2019
The Splash at Fossil Trace Opens for 2019! @ The Splash at Fossil Trace
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 6:30 pm

Splash WaterparkThe Splash at Fossil Trace opens for another great summer season on May 25.

Day passes are available as well as 10-visit passes and season passes. When the mercury shoots up, cool down at the Splash!

Visit SplashinGolden.com for more information and to purchase your 10 visit and season passes.

May
27
Mon
2019
Memorial Day
May 27 all-day

Golden administrative offices will be closed on Monday, May 27 in recognition of Memorial Day.

Memorial Day
May
28
Tue
2019
Golden Bicycle Cruise 2019 @ Golden Library
May 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Golden Bike CruiseGet your costumes ready and pump up your tires! The Golden Bicycle Cruise is back for another fun season of music, beer, food, and the always popular costume-themed cruise rides around Golden.

Golden-based New Terrain Brewing Company will pour two local brews each night, while local bands provide the music and Bob’s Atomic Burgers provides the food. If you plan on purchasing food or drinks, please note that this is a cash-only event.

There are prize drawings for adults and kids during every ride. Adults earn prize tickets with the purchase of beer, and kids can earn tickets by (1) showing up (2) wearing a costume and/or (3) bringing nonperishable food donations for a local food pantry.

The family-friendly event, sponsored by the Golden Community Commons group, takes place on the last Tuesday of the month, May through September. Gather at 6 p.m. in the parking lot next to the library for music, food and beer. Ride starts at 7 p.m. and ends back at the library lot where the fun continues until 9:30 p.m.

2019 Cruise Themes

May 28: Grease – The 1950’s
Music by Dorado

June 25: Cartoon Characters
Music by Jackie and the Racket

July 30: Moustache Ride
Music by Chris Thompson and Friends

August 27: Pirates
Music by Half Pint and the Growlers

September 24:  Zombies
Music by Weatherbee and the Gnarbillys

May
30
Thu
2019
Jeffco Library Foundation Whale of a Used Book Sale @ Jefferson County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall
May 30 all-day

Whale of a Used Book Sale 2019The Jeffco Library Foundation Whale of a Used Book Sale is a bi-annual event that raises funds for the Jefferson County Library System while giving book-lovers great deals on books of all kinds! The event will be held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall.

Dates and hours of the sale

May 30, 6 – 8 p.m. – Friends Only Night (Memberships available for purchase!)

May 31, 8 – 9 a.m. – Early Bird Entry ($10 Fee)
9 – 5 p.m. – Free to the Public

June 1, 9 – 5 p.m. – Free to the Public

June 2,  11-3 p.m. – Free to the Public

May
31
Fri
2019
Jeffco Library Foundation Whale of a Used Book Sale @ Jefferson County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall
May 31 all-day

Whale of a Used Book Sale 2019The Jeffco Library Foundation Whale of a Used Book Sale is a bi-annual event that raises funds for the Jefferson County Library System while giving book-lovers great deals on books of all kinds! The event will be held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall.

Dates and hours of the sale

May 30, 6 – 8 p.m. – Friends Only Night (Memberships available for purchase!)

May 31, 8 – 9 a.m. – Early Bird Entry ($10 Fee)
9 – 5 p.m. – Free to the Public

June 1, 9 – 5 p.m. – Free to the Public

June 2,  11-3 p.m. – Free to the Public

COG Mesa

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

Additional Resources

City of Golden, Colorado
COG Mesa