Calendar

Feb
9
Sat
2019
Mini Poms Dance Clinic
Feb 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mini Poms FlyerThe GHS Dance Team will hold a Mini Poms Dance Clinic on Saturday, February 9 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Golden High School Main Gym with a special appearance by Caitlynn Kern, Broncos cheerleader and GHS Dance Team alumni.

This 3-hour dance clinic is for kids in Kindergarten though 6th Grade. Participants will work on dance skills, play games and learn a dance to be performed with the award-winning GHS Dance Team at a Golden High School Basketball game on February 12 at 7 p.m.

Learn more and register!

Feb
21
Thu
2019
Colorado Environmental Film Festival
Feb 21 all-day

Colorado Environmental Film FestivalIf you have never been to the Colorado Environmental Film Festival (CEFF), mark your calendar for February 21 to 23. Back for its 13th year, CEFF will present a timely and inspiring program of thought provoking films that raise awareness of a wide variety of interconnected ecological, social and economic themes. Nearly 50 films by local, international and young filmmakers will screen in two theaters. For many of the screenings, filmmakers will be present to engage with the audience in Q&A sessions.

Activities planned to complement the festival include a CEFF Community Night and an Eco Expo that will bring together local golden businesses and festival-goers who want to learn more about the issues presented in the films, and discover ways to actively get involved. Highlights of this year’s Eco-Expo include Wildlife Protection Solutions who will provide a virtual reality wild animal experience, and Nature’s Educators who are bringing their amazing live animal ambassadors to educate and wow attendees!

Community Night is from 5 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21 at the American Mountaineering Center, 710 10th St. It is free and family friendly. A silent auction, CEFF’s largest fundraiser, will help support this important film festival.

You can find a full schedule of events and showings, film descriptions, as well as purchase tickets online at www.ceff.net.

Feb
22
Fri
2019
Colorado Environmental Film Festival
Feb 22 all-day

Colorado Environmental Film FestivalIf you have never been to the Colorado Environmental Film Festival (CEFF), mark your calendar for February 21 to 23. Back for its 13th year, CEFF will present a timely and inspiring program of thought provoking films that raise awareness of a wide variety of interconnected ecological, social and economic themes. Nearly 50 films by local, international and young filmmakers will screen in two theaters. For many of the screenings, filmmakers will be present to engage with the audience in Q&A sessions.

Activities planned to complement the festival include a CEFF Community Night and an Eco Expo that will bring together local golden businesses and festival-goers who want to learn more about the issues presented in the films, and discover ways to actively get involved. Highlights of this year’s Eco-Expo include Wildlife Protection Solutions who will provide a virtual reality wild animal experience, and Nature’s Educators who are bringing their amazing live animal ambassadors to educate and wow attendees!

Community Night is from 5 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21 at the American Mountaineering Center, 710 10th St. It is free and family friendly. A silent auction, CEFF’s largest fundraiser, will help support this important film festival.

You can find a full schedule of events and showings, film descriptions, as well as purchase tickets online at www.ceff.net.

Feb
23
Sat
2019
Colorado Environmental Film Festival
Feb 23 all-day

Colorado Environmental Film FestivalIf you have never been to the Colorado Environmental Film Festival (CEFF), mark your calendar for February 21 to 23. Back for its 13th year, CEFF will present a timely and inspiring program of thought provoking films that raise awareness of a wide variety of interconnected ecological, social and economic themes. Nearly 50 films by local, international and young filmmakers will screen in two theaters. For many of the screenings, filmmakers will be present to engage with the audience in Q&A sessions.

Activities planned to complement the festival include a CEFF Community Night and an Eco Expo that will bring together local golden businesses and festival-goers who want to learn more about the issues presented in the films, and discover ways to actively get involved. Highlights of this year’s Eco-Expo include Wildlife Protection Solutions who will provide a virtual reality wild animal experience, and Nature’s Educators who are bringing their amazing live animal ambassadors to educate and wow attendees!

Community Night is from 5 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21 at the American Mountaineering Center, 710 10th St. It is free and family friendly. A silent auction, CEFF’s largest fundraiser, will help support this important film festival.

You can find a full schedule of events and showings, film descriptions, as well as purchase tickets online at www.ceff.net.

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
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.

Jun
1
Sat
2019
Excellence in Climbing Celebration @ American Mountaineering Museum
Jun 1 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Excellence in ClimbingJoin other climbing enthusiasts at the American Mountaineering Museum on June 1 from 3 to 9 p.m. for a festival celebrating all things climbing.

Enjoy games, tours of the American Mountaineering Museum, an Open Air Vendor Village, food trucks and local beverages.

The highlight of the event will be the induction of inspirational climbing heroes into the Hall of Mountaineering Excellence (H.o.M.E.).

Visit the American Mountaineering Museum website for more information, and to buy tickets.

Jun
8
Sat
2019
Kids’ Bike Rodeo @ Parking lot at 10th and Jackson
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

kid in the bike rodeoGet a safe start to summer! The City of Golden is partnering with Bicycle Colorado for a Kids’ Bike Rodeo. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at the Coors Tek parking lot on the corner of 10th and Jackson Streets (across the street from Parfet Park).

Children do not need to bring bikes, but should bring helmets if they have them. Bicycle Colorado will assist with proper helmet fitting for children. This is a great opportunity for children to learn safety techniques. Bike rodeos are recommended for children ages 4 to 13. Bicycles and striders will be provided. Children can come anytime and go through the course as many times as they like!

The event is completely free.

For more information, contact Nick Eagleson at 303-384-8096 or by email at neagleson@cityofgolden.net.

Jun
27
Thu
2019
3rd Annual Golden Summer Jam @ Colorado Railroad Museum
Jun 27 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

2019 Golden Summer JamThe 3rd Annual Summer Jam, sponsored by the Golden Civic Foundation, features live music, food and fun for all ages. The goal of this summertime event is to connect with Golden families and residents, promote community involvement and celebrate Golden’s small town, friendly atmosphere.

The evening will feature live music by Dorado, Bowregard and The Great Salmon Famine, three bands with Golden connections. Attendees will also have the chance to explore the Colorado Railroad Museum’s scenic, 15-acre railyard that is home to more than 100 locomotives, passenger cars and cabooses. Guests can enjoy a ride on the Galloping Goose Railway and also delight in the charm of a fully operational miniature garden railway.

Local non-profit partners will be on-site to offer family-oriented activities including the Colorado Mountain Club with their popular Bouldering Bus and the Golden Backpack Program and The Drake Durkee Foundation who have partnered to provide a Bouncy House for the evening. Food and beverage will be sold by New Terrain Brewing Co. (beer), Ace Liquor (wine), Bob’s Atomic Burgers, the Crock Spot and Mooontime Crepes food trucks.

Tickets to the Golden Summer Jam are $20 for adults and free for youth under 18 (maximum 2 free per family) and are available online. Each adult ticket includes one complimentary New Terrain beer. Event proceeds will support the Golden Civic Foundation, a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization. All ticket sales are final and tickets to this event are non-refundable.

Jul
4
Thu
2019
Lions Club 4th of July Celebration 2019 @ Lions Park
Jul 4 @ 11:00 am – 9:30 pm
4th of July CelebrationCome out to celebrate with the 48th annual Lions Club Fourth of July celebration in Lions Park.

Enjoy the day in the park, listening to the great line up of live music provided by the Lions Club. Pack your own picnic or purchase food and drink in the park. Sangria and wine will be available from Bonacquisti Wines, Denver’s urban winery. Remember that outside alcohol may not be brought into or consumed in the park.

Don’t forget to get your raffle tickets for the many great prizes donated by generous community partners and merchants to the Lions Club.  All the proceeds go to fund the many community projects the Lions Club does for the community.  Friendly and leashed dogs are welcome.

The fun starts at 11 a.m. and doesn’t end until the fireworks display begins, approximately 9:30 p.m., weather and fire conditions permitting.

Musical Line Up:

12 – 3 p.m. – Thunder and Rain (Bluegrass / Americana)

3:30 – 6 p.m. – Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene (Rockabilly)

6:30 – 9:15 p.m. – Ryan Chrys & the Rough Cuts (Modern Outlaw Country)

The Golden RulePark Rules to keep in mind:

You can get the full scoop on what is and is not allowed on our Park Rules page, but here are the highlights!

  • If you are planning to bring your own grill, please be aware of park rules governing the use of grills in Lions Park: Use of a portable propane camp stove is permitted if the stove’s propane tank has a capacity of 2 pounds or less. Ordinance No: 2046.
  • Smoking, vaping and the use of electronic smoking devices is not permitted in any Golden Park or recreation facility.
  • Dogs must be kept on leashes and the person having the charge of the animal must immediately pick up the poop and dispose of it appropriately.

 

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

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