We can’t think of a better way to spend a day than among 10,500 square feet of bargain-priced items, including jewelry, collectibles, vintage odds & ends, holiday decor and a vast array of household items — all for a good cause. If you count yourself a true-blue “junker,” then stop by the semi-annual Beautiful Junk Sale on Friday & Saturday, September 27 & 28 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. [Read more…] about Beautiful Junk Sale at Jefferson County Fairgrounds
You can never be too prepared for an emergency. That’s one reason why so many fire departments host safety fairs. The Arvada Fire Safety Fair is Saturday, September 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Arvada Fire Training Center. The FREE event promises loads of fun with a fire truck pull, interactive booths, FREE food, emergency preparedness information and a chance to meet local first responders. [Read more…] about Arvada Fire Safety Day – Free Food, Fun & Fire Trucks
Let the bugling begin as Estes Park hosts Elk Fest. As usual, the festival coincides with the annual autumn elk rut, providing the natural sight and sound spectacle created during the big game’s mating season in and around Rocky Mountain National Park. While the park charges an entrance fee or requires a National Parks Pass, the FREE Elk Fest is on Saturday & Sunday, September 28 & 29 from 10 a.m. to about 5 p.m. [Read more…] about Free Elk Fest in Estes Park Welcomes In Autumn
Energy Day is Colorado’s first FREE family festival showcasing exhibits focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Energy Day will feature exciting exhibits and interactive demonstrations that will teach students and their families about various forms of energy and how through STEM education, they can find an exciting career in the energy industry. The FREE event is Saturday, September 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at East High School. [Read more…] about Energy Day Festival Shines Spotlight On Science
The Living History Days Colonial Reenactment in Morrison runs two days, Friday & Saturday, September 27 & 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event looks at June, 1778 at the Monmouth Court House in New Jersey, with 18th-century costumed interpreters, hands-on activities, along with two demonstrations of military maneuvers.
Immerse yourself in all aspects of colonial life including woodworking, outdoor cooking, candle making and other activities of the 1770s. Admission is $5 per person or $20 per family. Held on the grounds of Red Rocks Baptist Church, 14711 W. Morrison Rd., Morrison.
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Pumpkins, hay rides and games are just a few of the time-honored fall harvest traditions and old-fashioned family fun to be celebrated during Harvest Day at CALF Lowell Ranch’s 133-acre property on Saturday, September 28. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. stroll the grounds, see the livestock, choose the perfect pumpkin right out of the patch, and enjoy educational demonstrations. [Read more…] about Fall Family Fun at CALF’s Harvest Day
Celebrate autumn at the annual Cider Days harvest festival at Lakewood’s Heritage Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday & Sunday, October 5 & 6. Cider Days features — what else? — cider by the glass or gallon. And bring your own apples (or buy on-site) to press. There’s even an apple pie eating contest. [Read more…] about Celebrate Lakewood’s Cider Days
Colorado has a strong Native American population. Members of that community come together in celebration during the Denver American Indian Festival on Saturday & Sunday, September 28 & 29. This is a FREE, family friendly, fun festival open to everyone. The Festival lets people share in and have a chance to learn about and appreciate the Native American culture through song, dance, arts, crafts, food and fun. [Read more…] about Denver American Indian Festival in Thornton
The National Park Service is waiving entrance fees to all of its 417 parks, monuments and other sites on National Public Lands Day, Saturday, September 28. The aspens of Rocky Mountain National Park, virtually in the metro Denver/Boulder area’s backyard, are showing the yellows and oranges, and the bull elk are bugling early in the morning and again in the afternoon and evening in one of the Rockies’ most fantastic wildlife experiences.
Other federal land management agencies also waive access fees on National Public Lands Day, which also provides volunteer opportunities on public lands at national and state parks, public and community gardens, beaches, wildlife preserves or forests.
How sweet it is! The annual Colorado Honey Festival takes place at Four Seasons Farmers and Artisans Market in Wheat Ridge. The Festival runs Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. The Colorado Honey Festival at Four Seasons celebrates bees, beekeeping, pollinators of all kinds, and of course, honey! [Read more…] about Colorado Honey Festival in Wheat Ridge
At the Helping Kids Thrive Parent Conference and Wellness Fair you’ll receive hands-on, practical information to help kids of all ages grow in positive ways. Parents have two options to attend (both events are identical in programming): Thursday, September 26 at Creighton Middle School in Lakewood and Thursday, October 3 at Bell Middle School in Golden. This is the 29th annual conference, thanks to an ongoing partnership between Jeffco Public Schools, Jefferson Center, and other community organizations. [Read more…] about Get Hands-On, Practical Tips at Helping Kids Thrive Parent Conference
Unless someone on the block has backyard chickens, city and suburban youngsters don’t have many opportunities to see farm animals. Make a point of visiting some this fall, when all the critters are running around at CALF’s Lowell Ranch in Castle Rock. This is a great time to visit CALF, as you can also explore the pumpkin patch. [Read more…] about See Farm Animals on CALF Lowell Ranch Fall Tours
You may not have heard of WOW! Children’s Museum (World of Wonder), but the Lafayette-based museum provides kids with an interactive experience that sparks imagination and inspired learning through play. Typically, adults pay $5, while children ages 1 to 11 pay $10. In honor of Boulder Pridefest, WOW! hosts Family Pride Night on Friday, September 27. Tickets are just $1. [Read more…] about $1 Entry – Family Pride Night at WOW! Children’s Museum
O’Brien Park in downtown Parker plays host to the Parker Fine Arts & Music Festival on Saturday & Sunday, September 21 & 22. Enjoy a sparkling collection of national & local juried fine arts, with jewelry, ceramics, leather, photography, mixed media, metal arts, painting, fiber, and more. Admission and parking are FREE. [Read more…] about Parker Fine Arts & Music Festival This Weekend