On August 1, 1876, President Grant made Colorado the “Centennial State.” You can celebrate Colorado’s birthday with music, dancing, performances and FREE admission at History Colorado Center on Colorado Day, Thursday, August 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
More than 20 partner attractions — from alpacas to art cars to Smokey Bear — come together at History Colorado Center to create an epic day worthy of this momentous occasion. Balloons, birthday cake, a bounce house, chalk art, folklorico dancers, face painting, live music, and photos with Denver mascots are just the tip of the snow cone at this carnivalesque gathering fit for an entire state.
This year’s Colorado Day celebration includes a first-time outdoor block party in addition to great programming and performances inside.
Colorado Day will also be celebrated at the Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art with FREE admission from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum also offers 20% off Colorado books featuring Colorado artists in the Museum Store.
At noon, you can enjoy a tour highlighting “Women Trailblazers of Colorado Ceramics” led by Sherise Talbott. The tour will cover the work of Colorado ceramic pioneers Anne Van Briggle Ritter, Donna Marecak, Nan Bangs McKinnell and Betty Woodman.
This is a limited capacity tour. Spots are secured on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up to participate upon arrival at the Welcome Desk. No advanced reservations.