M W F 12 noon National Center for Atmospheric Research
1850 Table Mesa Dr., Boulder, CO 80305
Holiday Hours: 9:00AM to 4:00PM Hours: MON – FRI: 8:00AM to 5:00PM Hours: SAT – SUN: 9:00AM to 4:00PM
Visit NCAR to learn about weather, climate, and solar science. Enjoy interactive exhibits, an outdoor weather trail, supercomputers, an art gallery and more. Public noon-hour tours are offered MWF, with private group tours offered by appointment. Open weekends/holidays 9am-4pm, but without Visitor Center staff on weekends. Come for a visit!
Weekends Belmar’s Music on the Plaza
Friday’s 6 – 8pm and Saturday’s 3 – 4pm
8/1-2 10am Colorado Day
History Colorado Center
8/1 First Friday Art Walks
Art District on Santa Fe – Artify Your Brain. See, taste and feel the energy that is Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe
Belmar Block 7 Art District – Block 7 will feature four artist–owned working studios, a photographic school and a gallery showcasing a wide range of artwork by local artists. (Located in the Belmar City Center in Lakewood.)
Golden Triangle Museum District – Meet the artists, see new exhibitions, shop for local art and get inspired at the galleries open on First Friday. The neighborhood is also home to the Denver Art Museum, Clyfford Still Museum, Kirkland Museum, Denver Firefighters Museum and the Byers–Evans House Museum with Plein Air art on display.
Navajo Street Art District – Stroll the district tucked away in the Lower Highlands area of Denver, home to amazing galleries, great performance art and ample parking. Join us for Day of the Dead celebrations. It’s truly one of the best little Art Districts in town to experience art!
Old South Gaylord & South Pearl – Take time to visit these two neighborhoods south of downtown Denver; both are home to many artist’s studios and galleries, along with one–of–a–kind shops and restaurants.
RiNo (River North Art District) – Tour the district “Where art is made!” RiNo is home to creative businesses and more than 60 galleries and studios and 150 artists including painters, media artists, sculptors, photographers, illustrators, designers and furniture makers.
8/2 10:30am – 3pm Boog-A-Loo Youth Arts Festival
McNichols Civic Center Building,
8/2 10am – 3pm Arts Street – Boogaloo
McNichols Municipal Building, 144 W Colfax, Denver CO (map)
Boog-A-Loo, Arts Street’s 2nd Annual Arts Festival is a FREE summer event open to the public featuring many local artists and performers. All ages are welcome to join in our interactive activities! Last year Youth on Record had a music-making station, and they will be back this year along with VSA Access Gallery, Jobs for Thy Neighbor, and other local visual and performing arts organizations dedicated to enriching youth’s lives!
8/2 6 – 10pm Starlight Summer Movie #3 –” Despicable Me 2″
Festival Park, 300 Second St., Castle Rock 80104
The entertainment before each movie includes live music, kids’ activities, as well as food and beverages from various vendors. Bring shampoo and conditioner to donate at the Douglas Elbert Task Force booth. Kids – dress up for the Minion parade before the movie.
8/2 6 – 9pm Lone Tree summer Concert Series
Moses Jones Band is a hard hitting, high energy dance band that is rocking the scene in Colorado. Whether it’s the old school dance classics or the hits from today, The Moses Jones Band is sure to light any event on fire!
8/2 8:30am Nature Walk-Aurora’s Newest Open Space
Discover Aurora’s newest open space on this morning walk. Free program for ages 5 and older, but registration is required by calling 303-326-8650 or online www.auroragov.org/recreation. For more information please call 303-739-2428. Directions to this property: Go past Coal Creek Arena, 21000 E. 6th Avenue, and the next driveway on the north side of 6th is where you turn. Parking is along the driveway on the outside of the property gate. Please carpool as parking is VERY limited. There are no trails, so please wear sturdy hiking shoes. There is also no restroom or access to water, so please plan accordingly.
8/2 1 – 4pm Centennial House Open Days
Centennial House, 1671 Galena St., Aurora 80010
Tour Centennial House, one of Aurora’s original homes built in 1890. Museum staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions.
8/2 10am – 4pm Denver Firefighters Museum
1326 Tremont Place Denver 80204
The Museum does not have parking. The best parking option when visiting the museum is metered street parking. There are meters on both sides of the street throughout the immediate area that cost $1.00 per hour with a 2 hour limit.
8/2 10am – 12noon Fourth Annual Pee Wee Parade
We will assemble on the sidewalk near the Stagecoach Inn Restaurant and head west to Soda Springs Park. Children of all ages are welcome but the focus is on the young child, babies through elementary school age. It is encouraged to be in costume with decorated strollers wagons, bikes, and play instruments. Upon arrival at the park, various generous people will have set up booths and tables with pools for children to ride big wheels, do art and science, make bubbles, float rubber duckies, and paint on their beautiful faces. This event is a money-free zone! There is no fee to participate and no fees can be charged to the parents.
• A tunnel made of cardboard boxes for kids to crawl through
• Sculpting with clay
• A costume/dress up area
• Manitou Spring water and lemonade stand
• A booth with a variety of musical instruments to play
• A non scary clown
• Magic show
8/2 3-5pm Bluegrass Concert in the Grove
Evergreen – Hiwan Homestead Museum Heritage Grove
Exciting selection of Bluegrass tunes played by Spurs of the Moment.
8/3 12noon – 4pm Boulder History Museum
1206 Euclid Avenue, Boulder, CO 80302, United States (map)
8/4 Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York St., Denver 80206
8/4 7-8pm Summer Concert Series
Manitou Springs – Soda Springs Park
The Little London Winds is Colorado Springs’ premier Wind Ensemble. It was established in August 1992 by a small group of musicians who wished to play quality literature and maintain a high level of performance.
8/5 6-7:30pm Library Lawn Concerts – Brickyard Blues
Manitou Springs Library
All concerts are free and open to the public. Bring a picnic supper, blanket, lawn chairs and enjoy an evening of music on the lawn!
8/5 Children’s Museum
8/5 Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield
8500 West Deer Creek Canyon Road Littleton, CO 80128
Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield is a working farm located along the banks of Deer Creek in southern Jefferson County. Bring your binoculars and wander the many trails. The area is known for exceptional bird watching.
8/5 National Night Out
The National Association of Town Watch, a nonprofit organization dedicated to crime-prevention programs like neighborhood watch, started National Night Out in 1984 as an effort to promote involvement in crime-prevention activities. The event is hosted annually on the first Tuesday in August.
While the event began with its traditional “lights on” campaign, it has turned into a celebration that includes block parties, cookouts, parades, rallies, exhibits, safety demonstrations and more. National Night Out now involves over 37.8 million people and 16,124 communities across the U.S., Canada and U.S. military bases.
8/5 5 – 8pm Castle Rock Police National Night Out
White Pavilion, 414 N. Perry St., Castle Rock 80104
8/7 6:30 – 8pm Aurora Sumer Concerts – Fourever Fab
Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora 80012
Featuring Fourever Fab – Ultimate Live Beatles Experience – Bring a blanket and find a spot on the lawn for the city of Aurora’s 28th annual Aurora Summer Concerts series featuring a variety of music from pop to big band swing. Concerts are every Thursdays during the summer.
8/7 Four Mile Historic Park
715 S. Forest Street, Denver 80246
Travel back to 1859…for free! Enjoy a tour of the Four Mile House Museum – a Denver Landmark, panning for gold, and meeting our many farm-animals! On the first Friday of each month, Four Mile Historic Park is offering free general admission, courtesy of the support provided by your Scientific & Cultural Facilities District.
8/7 7-8pm Summer Concert Series
Soda Springs Park, Park Ave., Manitou Springs 80829
The Fountain Creek Brass Band, based in Colorado Springs is an elite 33 member ensemble in the classic British brass band tradition. Concerts electrify audiences in educational and public settings and promote excellence in music.
8/7 Clyfford Still Museum
1250 Bannock Street, Denver 80204
8/8-17 Western Welcome Week-Littleton
8/9, 8/13, 8/15, 8/20, 8/30 MOA – Museum of Outdoor Arts
1000 Englewood Parkway Suite 2-230 Englewood, CO 80110
MOA offers indoor galleries, studios and special events and programs.
8/9 11am Littleton Twilight Criterium & Little Jam
Historic Downtown Littleton bike race
8/9 7:30 – 10:30pm Little Jam Featuring the Tunisia
Historic Downtown Littleton
A high-energy dynanmic group playing music from the 80’s, 90’s, and today’s hits.
8/9 1 – 4pm DeLaney Farm Open Days
DeLaney Farm, 170 S. Chambers Rd. Aurora 80012
Tour the historic buildings, including the DeLaney Round Barn and the Gully Homestead House, & learn about the people who lived there 100 years ago. Museum staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions.
8/9 6 – 10pm Centennial Under the Stars – DSB: America’s Favorite Tribute to Journey
Centennial Center Park, 13050 E. Peakview Ave., Centennial
8/9 4:30 – 10pm Second Saturdays in Olde Town
Olde Town Arvada Grandview Avenue
8/10 4 – 8pm Summer Sundays at the Farmhouse – Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra
640 Main Street, Broomfield
Children’s Carnival from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Live entertainment from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Live entertainment and a children’s carnival! Enjoy games, inflatables, storytellers, and arts and crafts. Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra. Denver’s finest jazz musicians perform jazz, Latin, rock and modern pop.
8/13 5pm Evergreen Lake House Park – Open Space, with Laura Meyer
8/15 7pm City of Westminster Movies in the Park – “The Lego Movie”
Westminster Center Park, 4801 @ 92nd Ave.
Enjoy watching family-friendly movies on a 24’ screen under the stars. Food vendors and fun pre-movie activities open at 7pm.
8/15 7:45 pm Nature at Night
Morrison Nature Center, 16002 E. Smith Rd., Aurora 80011
Learn about Skunks during this Nature at Night program. All ages welcome; reservations required for this FREE program. For more info call 303-739-2428. To register for this nature program call 303-326-8650 or go online www.auroragov.org/recreation.
8/15-16 Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival
8/15 dusk Flicks in the Square! “Akeelah and the Bee”
Olde Town Square, Olde Wadsworth and 56th Ave.
8/16 7:15pm Nature in Your Neighborhood
Sand Creek Park, 2700 N. Peoria St. Aurora 80010
Stroll the trails in your neighborhood park with a naturalist to see what animals are out at night. To register for this FREE program call 303-326-8650 or visit www.auroragov.org/recreation.
8/16 8pm Family Movie in the Park – Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Fairmount Heritage Froundation – Fairmount Cemetery
8/16-17 Golden Fine Arts Festival
11th St. and Arapahoe St., Golden
Come browse a variety of beautiful art at the Golden Fine Arts Festival. The festival hosts more than 140 high-quality artists (many of which are Coloradoans) in a variety of media, including ceramic arts, fiber arts, glass, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture.
8/16 Molly Brown House
1340 Pennsylvania Street, Denver, Colorado 80203 (map)
8/17 6:30PM Jefferson Symphony Concert in the Park
8/21 7pm University of Denver Family Summer Concert Series
University of Denver, Campus Green
8/21 7pm University of Denver Family Summer Concert Series – City Sky
Join the University of Denver community for a series of open-air, family-friendly concerts. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, picnic, family and friends to enjoy a beautiful Denver summer evening with us! ALL SHOWS ARE FREE! Featuring giveaways and activities for all ages.
8/22-23 Old Fashioned Corn Roast Festival
Friday 5pm and Saturday 9:30am
8/23 9 – 11am 4th Saturday at the CFM
Colorado Freedom Memorial, 756 Telluride St., Aurora 80011
Veterans, families of the fallen, military groups and service organizations, Scout troops and others are invited to this monthly guided tour of the Colorado Freedom Memorial, including stories of veterans honored on the memorial, future plans for the site, a description of the unique design features and more. Special guests and activities also will be included in the spring and summer months. A selection of shirts and hats will be available for purchase each month.
8/23 10am 48TH Annual Evergreen Fine Arts Festival
Heritage Grove Park
Join the Evergreen Artists Association in welcoming and enjoying over 100 fine artists and craftsmen from across the nation, favorite local musicians, and fabulous food at the 48th Annual Evergreen Fine Arts Festival.
Taking place under the shady pines of Heritage Grove Park, next to the Hiwan Homestead on Meadow Drive, this beloved local festival is sure to offer up amazing art for all tastes.
8/28 7pm University of Denver Family Summer Concert Series – Jason Klobnak Quintet
University of Denver Denver
Join the University of Denver community for a series of open-air, family-friendly concerts. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, picnic, family and friends to enjoy a beautiful Denver summer evening with us!
8/29 – 9/1 A Taste of Colorado
Civic Center Park, Broadway and Colfax Ave.
A Taste of Colorado stands proud as the end-of-summer celebration of community pride and spirit in the Denver region. Over 500,000 people make the four-day festival their Labor Day Weekend celebration, enjoying the offerings of more 50 area restaurants, 250 marketplace artisans and vendors, seven stages, and educational programs promoting the diverse cultural and western heritage of the region.
Love Music? Check out these web sites for DU and UCD. There are concerts and recitals by students and faculty for free or very low cost. Guest artists that come for the Colorado Symphony also do mini concerts for the students/public. It is a wealth of excellent music! UCD also offers theater from their drama majors. ♪
Not free but…SCFD 10 for $10
Low cost ticket program supported by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District.
The Denver Center for the Performing Arts provides $10 tickets throughout the year. Supported by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, we invite people who have not experienced the joy of live theatre to attend. Each Tuesday at 10am, we will release “10 for $10” – a limited number of $10 tickets for every Denver Center Theatre Company performance in the coming week (up to 25 shows per week). Occasionally, tickets to select Denver Center Attractions shows may be available.
How to buy – each Tuesday at 10am: Call 303.893.4100 or Visit our Box Office at Speer & Arapahoe in the lobby of the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex