Glass Orbs, Golden Retrievers, Environmental Films, Valentine’s Romance & More...February 2021 is shaping up to be an interesting month in Golden, Colorado. Check out these online and “on your own” activities:Winter - Glass Orb

The Golden Glass Orb Hunt – Throughout February, a one-of-a-kind glass orb will be hidden daily somewhere in Golden by Foothills Art Center. On weekdays, one glass orb will be hidden and on Saturdays and Sundays, there will be two orbs hidden. “Finders are keepers” of these beautiful orbs handcrafted by Colorado artists.

International Golden Retriever Day – Although there is no Goldens in Golden gathering due to the pandemic, there is plenty of online fun to celebrate the city’s connection to this beloved dog breed. Goldens and their humans are invited all month long to enjoy Golden on their own with a selfie-station for photos, hotel packages and various dog-friendly merchant deals, including “pup cups” and patio dining deals at select restaurants and coffee shops. Walk your Golden in Golden all month long! There will also be social media fanfare, videos and giveaways from Golden-based KONG. Follow @VisitGoldenCO on Instagram and Facebook to participate in the fun.  

Christmas Bridge LightsHoliday Lights, Romantic Walks & Dining Deals – The city’s celebrated holiday lights display remains illuminated through mid-February, making it a great destination for creek side walks and downtown strolls. Plan a Valentine’s date in Golden – walk through town and then cozy up on a heated patio or “igloo” or act fast to snag one of the limited indoor reservations. You can also call ahead to pick up a special Valentine’s take out meal after your walk. Check out www.visitgolden.com for a list of Valentine’s dining deals.

Colorado Environmental Film Festival – The show must go on – especially when you’re in the urgent business of alerting the public to important environmental issues facing our world! This year’s CEFF will be virtual from February 12 – 21. Although there will not be any public gatherings, there is no shortage of important and intriguing films. More info here: https://ceff.net/