The perfect day is closer than you think! Golden offers all kinds of summer festivals, events and fun. Be sure to check out visitgolden.com to plan your perfect day in Golden.
Miners Alley Playhouse presents Blue Ridge, April 15 – June 5. Premiering at The Atlantic Theater Company in 2018 to great reviews, Miners Alley presents the regional premiere of this pitch-dark comedy about heartbreak, hell-raising and healing. A progressive high-school teacher with a rage problem retaliates against her unscrupulous boss and is sentenced to six months at a church-sponsored halfway house, where she attends to everyone’s recovery but her own.
Golden’s Easter Egg Hunt, April 16. Starting promptly at 10 a.m. on April 20th, Golden’s Family Easter Egg Hunt features thousands of colorful stuffed eggs spread throughout Parfet Park. The hunt is open to kids ages 9 and under.
Colorado School of Mines E-Days, April 22 – 23. Since 1934, Mines students have put aside studying each spring to celebrate Engineering Days (E-Days) and honor CSM’s unique traditions with cardboard boat races on Clear Creek, a concert, a Tesla coil demonstration, fireworks and more.
Taste of Golden, April 25, 5 – 7:30 p.m at the Buffalo Rose. The Golden Chamber of Commerce’s annual showcase of Golden restaurants is a delicious way to get to know Golden and usually sells out fast!
Golden Bike Library, late Spring to Fall. Check out a bike for free at Golden’s Bike Library! The program usually runs from April through October and provides adult and children’s bikes through a check-out system located behind the Golden Visitor Center at 10th and Washington. A Variety of bikes are available for up to two hours of free use or $10 per day. Riders are required to sign a waiver and a valid ID and credit card required for rentals.
Golden Super Cruise, first Saturday of month, May – October. From 5 – 8:30 p.m., and starting on South Golden Road, the Golden Super Cruise is a longstanding tradition of fabulous cars and good old fashioned cruising fun.
Dinosaur Express Train, May 28. Railroad tracks meet dinosaur tracks in this day of exciting dinosaur-themed family fun at the Colorado Railroad Museum. Featuring coal fired steam locomotive rides as well as dinosaur-themed activities, the Dinosaur Express Train brings together two childhood favorites in a day-long celebration.
Colorado Railroad Museum Summer Train Rides, Thursdays – Sundays, late May – mid-August, 2022. On Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, hop onboard for train rides at the Colorado Railroad Museum. Featuring open-air coaches pulled by a vintage diesel locomotive or steam locomotive, summer train rides are a thrill for all and a small fee in addition admission.
Golden Farmer’s Market , Saturdays, June 4 – October 8. Featuring farm-fresh produce, gourmet cuisine, refreshing beverages and local vendors and entertainment, the Golden Farmer’s Market is held in the Golden Public Library’s West Parking Lot, 10th & Illinois.
Monthly Movies & Music in the Park, one Friday/month, June, July & August (date TBD), Free music and a family-friendly movie are shown one Friday night each summer month in Parfet Park. Bands begin performing at 7 p.m. and the featured movie of the night begins at dusk, around 8:30 p.m. The movies are shown on a giant inflatable screen under the stars.
Ride the Rockies, Final Day, Breckenridge to Golden, June 17. Ride The Rockies is one of the longest running bicycle tours in the country. The 36th annual Ride the Rockies, which runs June 11-17, starts at Copper Mountain and ends along Colorado’s Front Range in Golden.
ARTSWEEK GOLDEN FESTIVAL, July 9-10. Kick off a week-long celebration of the arts in Golden at this two-day juried arts festival that features top quality artwork in a friendly, relaxed setting in Golden. There will be a week’s worth of art activities in Golden orchestrated by Foothills Art Center in partnership with Golden arts-oriented organizations.
Buffalo Bill Days, July 23 - 31. Thousands of people fill the streets of Golden for Buffalo Bill Days. Catch Cody's Wild West, the popular parade, mutton busting, live music, a classic car show, a golf tournament, food and merchandise vendors and, of course, Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley!
The Golden Fine Arts Festival, August 20& 21. A Golden icon for three decades, Golden Fine Arts Festival is a prestigious juried art show located in the heart of historic downtown Golden. The premier event draws over 35,000 visitors over two days to enjoy art, live entertainment, beer and wine gardens, food vendors, and children’s activities. The event is limited to 100 artist booth spaces. Artists are selected through a competitive jury and traditionally, over half of participating artists travel to Golden from outside of Colorado.
Golden’s Sidewalk Sale, September TBD. Golden is home to a variety of mostly locally owned shops and galleries. Merchants will set out deep discounts all throughout Golden, from local fashions to great deals on outdoor gear. Bargain hunters get ready to “strike gold” with the deals in Golden!
Day Out With Thomas at the Colorado Railroad Museum, Sept. 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25. Hop on board an interactive train ride with a life-sized Thomas the Tank Engine and enjoy access to hands-free activities including live entertainment, scavenger hunt, hay bale maze, stage shows, sing-a-longs and much more! It’s full steam ahead to an unforgettable day with a host of train-related activities, including a special appearance from Sir Topham Hatt, the Railway Controller from The Island of Sodor. Capacity is limited and advanced tickets are required. Tickets for the Day Out With Thomas™ event are offered online thru www.DayOutWithThomas.com or by calling TicketWeb toll-free at 866-468-7630.
Autumn Fest at the Golden History Museum, October 2. Autumn Fest is a free celebration of Golden featuring hands-on activities for the whole family, including crafts, big trucks, and even farm animals. Join us to welcome the fall season at Golden History Museum (923 10th St.). Activities include chalk art, hourly puppet shows (plus hands-on stations to make your own show), 4-H petting zoo, craft stations, BIG TRUCKS (Streets, Fire, and Police Departments), costumed Civil War interpretation, karate demonstration, Westernaires pony rides.
For a complete list of events, activities, hikes, bike rides, restaurant and shopping opportunities, go to: www.visitgolden.com