Calendar

Aug
27
Tue
2019
Golden Bicycle Cruise 2019 @ Golden Library
Aug 27 @ 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

Aug
28
Wed
2019
Public Works Citizen’s Academy Kick-off Session @ Public Works and Planning Building
Aug 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join the Public Works Department for the kick-off session of the Annual Public Works Citizen’s Academy. This Academy is a free 20-hour program exploring the work that goes into keeping Golden’s streets clear, the water flowing, and the city beautiful! Participants can expect equipment demonstrations, presentations by Public Works staff, and tours of City facilities including a field trip to Guanella reservoir. Participants should be able to commit to consecutive Wednesday nights and two Saturdays throughout September. For the full syllabus and to register, visit the PW Citizen’s Academy page.

Sep
14
Sat
2019
10th Annual Safety & Preparedness Day @ Golden Fire Station
Sep 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

10th Annual Safety and Preparedness DayCome join your neighbors and first responders on September 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a FREE safety event that’s fun and educational for the whole family! There will be child car seat checks, live fire demonstrations, free refreshments, prizes and giveaways.

Firefighters will be on hand for fire apparatus tours and will answer any fire and life safety questions that you may have.

Sep
24
Tue
2019
Golden Bicycle Cruise 2019 @ Golden Library
Sep 24 @ 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

Sep
28
Sat
2019
Colorado Mountain Fest @ American Mountaineering Center
Sep 28 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Colorado Mountain Fest logoJoin friends and family for a weekend celebrating outdoor adventure and Colorado lifestyle!

This family-friendly event is free and open to the public with a vendor village featuring gear demos and giveaways, a film festival, entertainment, food trucks, craft beer garden from Odell, and more.

Sign up for sports clinics and free outdoor skills seminars led by top athletes and brands in a variety of disciplines, from mountain biking to climbing, outdoor photography, trail running, and fly fishing. They will even have Mini-Mountain Fest for the kiddos so they can have fun, while you get after it.

Learn more and register online at CMC.org.

Sep
29
Sun
2019
Colorado Mountain Fest @ American Mountaineering Center
Sep 29 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Colorado Mountain Fest logoJoin friends and family for a weekend celebrating outdoor adventure and Colorado lifestyle!

This family-friendly event is free and open to the public with a vendor village featuring gear demos and giveaways, a film festival, entertainment, food trucks, craft beer garden from Odell, and more.

Sign up for sports clinics and free outdoor skills seminars led by top athletes and brands in a variety of disciplines, from mountain biking to climbing, outdoor photography, trail running, and fly fishing. They will even have Mini-Mountain Fest for the kiddos so they can have fun, while you get after it.

Learn more and register online at CMC.org.

Oct
3
Thu
2019
Helping Kids Thrive Parent Conference & Community Wellness Fair @ Bell Middle School
Oct 3 @ 5:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Golden Helping Kids Thrive Parent ConferenceThe Rotary Club of Golden and Jefferson Center have joined forces to present a free event at Bell Middle School, 1001 Ulysses Street on October 3 from 5 to 8:45 p.m. for the Golden community, providing resources and hands-on practical information for parents, caregivers and guardians to help children of all ages grow in positive ways.
Participants can choose two classes from a number of educational opportunities available. While adults learn from expert educators, children will enjoy fun, supervised activities, and a light dinner. Drinks and sandwiches will be served to all participants.

To register and read a description of all the classes available, visit www.jcmh.org/events/helpingkidsthrive.

Spanish translation is also available by calling 303-432-5325.

Oct
12
Sat
2019
Knock your Boots Off Beer Tasting & Chili Cook-off @ Parfet Park
Oct 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Beer Tasting and Chili Cook-OffThe 12th Annual “Knock Your Boots Off” Beer Tasting & Chili Cook-Off is an opportunity for beer and chili to take center stage near the heart of historic downtown Golden. 

This annual fall event offers beer and chili tasting, along with live entertainment, food vendors, corporate exhibitors and a silent auction. 

The Beer Tasting & Chili Cook-Off takes place in Parfet Park, (SE corner of Washington Ave & 10th Street) just adjacent to downtown Golden, Colorado.

The event was created to benefit the Golden Chamber of Commerce and St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Oct
13
Sun
2019
GOGO Goosetown 5k & Festival @ Goosetown Neighborhood
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

GOGO Goosetown 5k & Festival logoHelp support the Golden Volunteer Fire Department while enjoying a 5k fun run through beautiful Golden followed by music, food trucks, local craft beer and a classic car show!

The event starts and ends in the Historic Goosetown neighborhood, 514 9th St. from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The race entry fee is $30 with $10 of every entry donated to the Golden Fire Foundation. In addition, 100 % of vendor fees and sponsorships will also go directly to the Golden Volunteer Fire Dept.

Learn more and sign up at Runsignup.com/Race/CO/Golden/GOGOGoosetown5K.

Oct
18
Fri
2019
Whale of a Used Book Sale @ Jefferson County Fairgrounds
Oct 18 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Whale of a Used Book Sale

The annual Whale of a Used Books Sale happens October 18 – 20 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W. 6th Ave. Frontage Rd.

Build your library and find amazing deals with prices starting at just 50 cents, all while supporting the Jefferson County Library Foundation.

Shop for gently used, new and antique books, along with DVDs, CDs, and records for children and adults.

The sale opens to the public on Friday, October 18 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. with free admission, or pay $10 for Early Bird Admission at 8 a.m.  On Saturday, the sale is again open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and teachers, Friends of JCPL and Jeffco Employees enjoy 50% savings on purchases. October 20, the final day of the sale runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, visit www.WhaleSale.org.

COG Mesa

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

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City of Golden, Colorado
COG Mesa