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Upcoming Events

30th Annual Pancake Breakfast 05/02/2015

30th Annual Pancake Breakfast

Rise and shine to delicious pancakes from Flippin’ Flapjacks food truck and sausage at the 30th annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, May 2 from 7 a.m. – 10 a.m. at the Commerce City Recreation Center, 6060 E. Parkway Dr.

Bring the whole family to enjoy FREE activities in the Commerce City Recreation Center gym. Kids can jump in the bounce house, create art in the craft corner and more. Bid on the Quilting & Sewing club’s fiber arts and crafts at the silent auction. Proceeds from the event benefit the Goodfriends Scholarship program, providing financial assistance toward recreation programs for seniors.

Purchase tickets in advance at the Commerce City Older Adult/Senior Center, 6060 E. Parkway Dr. or online at register using code 4601.28. Tickets can also be purchased at the door on the day of the event. Tickets are $4 per plate for the breakfast, but the entertainment and activities are FREE!

303-289-3789. Cost: FREE entertainment, $4 per plate for breakfast. Commerce City Recreation Center, Commerce City

Let's Move Aurora 05/02/2015

Where: Gateway High School

When: May 2nd, 2015 from 9:00 a.m-12:00 p.m

Who: All APS students, staff, and families

Why: To celebrate lifelong wellness

What: A free fun-filled day of exciting vendors, and delicious food samples.

Super Hero one mile fun run! Free Breakfast, Vendor & Community Resources, Obstacle Course, Smoothie Bike & more!

The creator of BOKWA international sensation Paul Mavi will be conducting  the healthy fair with a Bokwa class at 12 noon. Join us in this fun and exciting fitness experience. No dance experience needed.

. Cost: FREE for APS students, staff and families.. Gateway High School, Aurora

FREE Community Event - Get With Our Field Day 05/02/2015

The G.W.M.E. Youth Volunteers have Planned a Community Field Day!!!

Come and bring your children 12yrs & younger out to enjoy Relay Races, Tug of War, Sack Races, Flag Football, Egg Races, Mini Basketball Tournaments, Inflatable Jungle Jumper, Free Snacks, Tablet Raffle & MORE!!!

Let the Youth of your Community know that you Support their Efforts and that their Choices Now Lead to a Better Life Later!!!

888-766-3330 Ext 101. Cost: FREE. City Park of Aurora, Aurora

FREE Community Event - Get With Our Field Day 05/02/2015

The G.W.M.E. Youth Volunteers have Planned a Community Field Day!!!

Come and bring your children 12yrs & younger out to enjoy Relay Races, Tug of War, Sack Races, Flag Football, Egg Races, Mini Basketball Tournaments, Inflatable Jungle Jumper, Free Snacks, Tablet Raffle & MORE!!!

Let the Youth of your Community know that you Support their Efforts and that their Choices Now Lead to a Better Life Later!!!

888-766-3330 Ext 101. Cost: FREE. City Park of Aurora, Aurora

18th Annual AirLife Memorial 5K/10K Run/Walk and Volleyball Tournament 05/09/2015

WHAT: The 18th Annual AirLife Memorial Run/Walk and EMS Celebration, which benefits the Friends of AirLife. The event includes a 5k/10k run, 5k walk and kids fun run, as well as a “fire/EMS muster” and numerous activities for all ages to enjoy. There are kids events including trampolines, face painting, climbing walls and a challenge course. After the run there is a EMS volleyball tournament, great food and fun.
For more information and registration, please visit

WHEN: Saturday, May 9th, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. (registration opens at 7am)

WHERE: The Hudson Gardens and Event Center, 6115 South Santa Fe Drive, Littleton

WHY: Each year, Friends of AirLife hosts a fun family friendly event in honor of the everyday heroes in EMS and those who have given the ultimate sacrifice. The race was created in memory of Pete Albplanalp, Beth Barber, Leslie Feldmann and Julie Olmstead, who died on Dec. 14, 1997, in an AirLife helicopter crash and related car accident. Since its inception, the race has evolved to include honoring the everyday heroes of air medical, EMS, fire and police.

. Cost: Free festival; Adults (18+) Run/Walk - $30; Children (0-17) Run/Walk - $15. Hudson Gardens and Event Center, Littleton

Boy Scout Day at Dinosaur Ridge 05/09/2015

On Saturday, May 9 from 9am to 3pm Boy Scouts of all levels can earn Geology Merit Badges, Academic Pins, & Belt Loops and Astronomy Academic Pins & Belt Loops. Registration closes April 9 (late registration accepted for $1 per person late fee). Check out for more information and the registration form.  Contact Amber at or 303-697-3466 x107 for more information.

3036973466. Cost: free. Dinosaur Ridge Visitor’s Center, Morrison

Meet A Donkey Day 05/16/2015

The Longhopes Donkey Shelter in Bennett is hosting our annual Meet A Donkey Day on Saturday, May 16th from 10am-2pm.  Come hug all of our long-eared, friendly residents!  Only 30 minutes east of Denver on I70.

303-644-5930. Cost: . Longhopes Donkey Shelter, Bennett

Rocky Mountain Pet Expo 05/16/2015


If you love pets than you need to visit the Rocky Mountain Pet Expo where you’ll find:

* Cutiest Dog Contest
-Enter your Dog in the contest and win fabulous prizes. Drawing will be held at the end of the event. Your Dog Must be present to win!

* Pet entertainment

* Pet friendly vendors like:
-Veterinarian Clinics
-Pet Food & Pet Treat Manufacturers
-Pet care
-Retail Pet Stores
-Pet Adoptions
-Humane Societies
-Spay and Neuter Services
-Non-Profit Pet Organizations
-Pet Products & Services
and more!

303-617-3976. Cost: FREE Admission. National Western Complex, Denver

Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center Open House 05/16/2015

Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center Open House (May 16)

Saturday, May 16

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

5540 E. Hwy. 86, Franktown, CO 80116

Cost: FREE

No RSVP required, all ages welcome.

(303) 751-5772

Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center Open House (May 16)

Horse lovers of all ages are invited to the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center open house and adoption day. The event will take place on Saturday, May 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Harmony Equine Center, located at 5540 E. Highway 86, just west of Franktown. Visitors can enjoy guided tours of the facility, refreshments from local food truck vendors and activities for kids, watch horse trainings and demonstrations, and meet horses available for adoption. No RSVP required.

The Harmony Equine Center is a private rehabilitation and adoption facility for horses, ponies, donkeys and mules that have been removed from owners’ care by law enforcement authorities. It is not a sanctuary or a rescue facility, and the center does not accept owner-relinquished horses. For more information, visit or call (303) 751-5772.


303-751-5772. Cost: Free. Harmony Equine Center, Franktown

Rock the Food Co-op II: Bluegrass & Brews Edition 05/17/2015

Celebrate a great year of cooperation with the Northeast Community Co-op Market, as we host our 2nd edition of Rock the Food Co-op. This year, our free event will feature bluegrass music, food trucks, gardening resources, lawn games, a beer and wine garden, and much, much more. Stay tuned for more information about vendors, artists and other things that will be happening on this fun afternoon on the Conservatory Green!

-Music by That Damn Sasquatch, Others TBA
-Food by A Taste of the Philippines, Others TBA
-Photobooth by From the Hip Photography
-Beer and Wine Garden, Participants TBA

7209891065. Cost: Free. Conservatory Green, Denver

Three Little Griddles One Year Anniversary 05/23/2015 - 05/27/2015

Come celebrate the One Year anniversary with Three Little Griddles! We will have specialty items available for all our awesome customers! Thank you for making our first year a grand success! We will be partying from open to close! Come stop by!



. Cost: Free!. Three Little Griddles, Aurora

Colorado Remembers at the Colorado Freedom Memorial 05/23/2015

Colorado Remembers

at the Colorado Freedom Memorial

The Denver Brass with Sound of the Rockies Chorus

Rick Crandall – host

May 23 – 7:00pm

Free public concert, donations accepted

Bring a blanket, lawn chair, and picnic basket

Springhill Community Park

756 Telluride St.   Aurora, 80011

“Time will not dim the glory of their deeds.” – General of the Armies, John J. Pershing

A sincere and humble thank you to those who gave their lives protecting liberty and freedom both at home and abroad. Their sacrifice goes beyond the pride of a uniform and commitment to duty; a soldier embodies passion, sacrifice and honor. We salute these courageous men and women.


Camp Distant Valor


Colorado Freedom Memorial 2nd Anniversary Ceremony


The Denver Brass & Sound of the Rockies Free Concert

303.832.4676. Cost: Free. Colorado Freedom Memorial, Aurora

Summer Celebration Craft and Vendor Show 05/31/2015

Over 50 vendors will be at this event to help you kick off your Summer!  Many fun and entertaining things will be happened  kids and adults alike!

Come shop for unique hand-made items as well as commerical products.

Admission is Free!!

720-226-1105. Cost: . Summit Event Center, Aurora

KidSpree 06/06/2015

KidSpree is a zany and fun outdoor festival for kids in the heart of Aurora, Colo., that draws thousands of kids and parents each year in June. Activities, performances, and attractions, offers the ideal mix for families. The event is hosted by the city of Aurora, and entices both local residents and visitors with fantastic food, crafts, booths/vendors, pony rides, live performances, face painting and so much more.

. Cost: Free. The Great Lawn-Aurora Municipal Center, Aurora

2015 Denver Undy Run 06/27/2015

The Undy Run is a 5K walk/run and 1 mile Kids Fun Run to raise awareness about colorectal cancer. Participants in the Undy Run events are encouraged to draw attention to their bottoms—and colorectal cancer—by participating in their underwear. This is a FAMILY FRIENDLY event and all participants will receive a commemorative pair of Undy Run boxer shorts! Proceeds from the race benefit the Colorado Colorectal Screening Program, providing Colonoscopies to income-eligible uninsured Coloradoans, and the Colon Cancer Alliance, the oldest and largest national patient advocacy organization dedicated to ending the suffering caused by colorectal cancer.Register here at
303-419-6178. Cost: $30-$40. Denver City Park, Denver

4th of July Spectacular 07/04/2015

Celebrate this Independence Day with America’s Got Talent Star Emily West at the City of Aurora’s 4th of July Spectacular presented by Chambers Wine & Liquor. Aurora’s 4th of July celebration begins at 4:00pm at the Aurora Municipal Center 15151 East Alameda Parkway, Aurora, CO 80012. This festive family event will feature crafts, the American Furniture Warehouse Backyard BBQ competition for the title of best neighborhood BBQ team, car show, food and Dry Dock beers all before one of the largest fireworks displays at 9:30pm. Guests will enjoy live performances that are sure to entertain all leading up to musical maverick Emily West in her only Colorado stop along her nationwide tour. For more details about the City of Aurora’s 4th of July Celebration visit or call 303.326.8FUN (8286)

303.739.7163. Cost: Free. Aurora Municipal Center, Aurora

Peace Village Interfaith Children's Camp 07/06/2015 - 07/10/2015

This year’s camp is an intrafaith camp to build respect and skills for today’s world. Your children will meet and make friends with persons of many different faith traditions and learn how each experiences God’s presence in their lives and traditions. Communication and conflict management skills are a part of each day’s work.  All the faith traditions share values for service to neighbors so we will do service projects everyday.

Space is limited. Registration closes July 1.

There are options for afternoon care. Request information when registering.

303-777-0343. Cost: $60 plus donation of food for service project. Kirk of Bonnie Brae United Church of Christ, Denver

2nd Annual Oktoberfest Season Kick-Off 08/29/2015 - 08/30/2015

Come visit us in the beautiful Colorado high country.  We have a beautiful outdoor location for an Oktoberfest.  We will be cooking up some authentic food to go with the ice cold beer. We will have German music provided by our three local bands.  The Continentals, The Rhinelanders and Die Edelsteiner.  We will also have performances by our very own dance groups.  The Schuhplattlers and the Volkastanzgruppe.

On Sunday, we will have a Fruschoppen starting at noon.  With specials, and happy hour both days.  The is the perfect family event.  Visit our site for more info

Admission Adults $7, Kids 6-15 $3  5 and under Free

303-289-5621. Cost: Adults $7, Kids 6-15 $3 5 and under Free. T.E.V. Edelweiss Pavilion, Morrison

Superhero Challenge 08/30/2015

The Superhero Challenge is a wonderful 5k event that brings the community together to honor patients, survivors and family members affected by prostate cancer.Through funding of this event PCEC is able to provide men with free prostate and men’s health screenings locally as well as increase awareness about prostate cancer and the importance of early detection.

Registration/Check-in opens at 8:00am! Superhero attire is optional! There will be prizes for best dressed Teams, Individuals and little superheroes!

Click below to register:
303-316-4685. Cost: $30 . Washington Park, Denver