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Calendar details for Saturday, May. 11th



When: All day
Where: Dinosaur Ridge Discovery Center, 17681 W. Alameda Parkway, Golden, CO

9:00 and 10:00 a.m.

Join us at the Discovery Center for this fun, 30-minute craft and storytime! Tickets can be purchased for children aged 2+. Children 1 and under and adults are free to attend, but please limit the total number of children attending in your group to three (3) to leave room for other families due to limited open spots.



The Emperor's New Clothes - MAPAC Children's Theater

When: All day
Where: Miners Alley Performing Arts Center, 1103 Arapahoe Street, Golden, CO

11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. 

The Emperor loves his clothes! In fact, he cares more about his clothes than his people, and that’s not right! Along come a pair of swindlers ready to take advantage of the gullible Emperor and his two town officials, and the story begins.

Come help the Emperor learn appearances are not everything and honesty is the best policy.



When: All day

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710 10th Street (map)
Closed Saturday and Sunday and all Federal Holidays

987 1/2 Lookout Mountain Road (map)
CLOSED Monday, New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas

The Buffalo Bill Story, Buffalo Bill's Death, The Americans, A Visit to the Wild West, Firearms, Kid's Cowboy Corral

17155 W. 44th Avenue (map)
CLOSED Monday, New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Year's Eve Day

Center for Railroad Photography & Art Winners

Every year, the Center for Railroad Photography & Art holds a contest that attracts some of today’s finest and most creative photographers. Those who placed in this year’s program will have their photographs displayed at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden into 2023. The Museum’s goal is to showcase not only Colorado’s rich railroad history, but also the many creative people—around the world—who keep the spirit of railroading alive and well in the 21st century.

Without Words
Shining a spotlight on how railroaders have communicated over the years using sight, sound and code

New exhibit opening soon!

809 15th Street (map)
CLOSED Wednesday, New Year's Day, President's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Year's Eve Day

Creative Campus Opening May 18, 2024
Astor House Opening May 25, 2024

923 10th Street (map)
(Museum) CLOSED Sunday, Monday, New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Year's Eve Day

Discovery Awaits:  Highlights from the Collection, Signs O' The Times, Confection Perfection: Jolly Rancher Company, Epic Events, Legendary People, the History Lab, and the Touch Gallery

The Salon:  Golden High School 150th Anniversary Exhibit 

Golden History Park (11th & Arapahoe):  The outdoor setting re-creates the look and feel of a late 1800's mountain ranch complete with gardens, a working blacksmith shop, schoolhouse and chicken coop (chickens included).

Colorado School of Mines
1310 Maple Street (map)
CLOSED New Year's Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving and Christmas 

The main floor exhibits feature specimens from many Colorado mining districts, other global localities and an introductory video on area geology. The Special Exhibit Room hosts prominent precious metal and invited displays. The main gallery also showcases historic mining murals by Irwin Hoffman.

The basement contains numerous exhibits regarding radioactivity, fossils, basic geology, gemstones, meteorites, ultraviolet minerals and underground mining illumination. The outdoor geologic trail features seven outcrops with various geologic and paleontological points of interest, including fossilized dinosaur tracks, logs and leaves.

200 Violet Street, Unit 140 (map)
CLOSED New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas

Evolutions CFE

(through July 20, 2024)
The Evolutions CFE show never disappoints with the variety of entries. The jurors have made their choices of the quilts that will be in the exhibit, and we think you will be surprised and delighted with the quilts.

Thorns & Spikes | The 4 Common Corners

(through July 20, 2024)
It is amazing to see what comes from a creative group of people challenging each other to create original quilts for a theme. They take 4 months to develop and create their work for each theme. This exhibit is the result of the THEME challenge "Thorns and Spikes" for a group who all live in the Common 4 Corner states, and the only rule is that their work represents these states.

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Golden History Tours

Golden History Tours

When: All day

Golden History Tours offers Wild West Walking Tours, Pub Crawls, Ghost Tours, and more!  If you don't see a scheduled tour on a particular date, you can book a tour at a custom time.

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USPS Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

When: All day

Bag healthy, non-perishable food items and place by your mailbox for your letter carrier to pick up and deliver to the CAG Food Pantry.

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Saturday Morning Run and Social Walk

When: 8AM
Where: Golden History Park, Arapahoe and 11th Streets, Golden, CO

Join the Foothills Running and Cycling Club for a morning run and social walk every week!

 For more info, visit our website:

Postponed: Bird Watching Walk in Kinney Run

When: 8AM
Where: Kinney Run Trail, Illinois Street, Golden, CO

Stewards of Golden Open Space is hosting three bird watching tours this year, which highlight our resident and  migrating birds. The scheduled dates are May 11th and May 18th. Tour participants will meet their guides at about 8:00 a.m. at the base of the Kinney Run trail on Illinois Street.  To sign up send an email to and tell us which day you prefer (give a backup if possible), how many in your party and a contact phone number.

Free Paint & Electronics Recycling Event

Free Paint & Electronics Recycling Event

When: 9AM-1PM
Where: Golden High School Parking Lot, 701 24th Street, Golden, CO

Hello Golden, CO, and all Jefferson County residents! Join us in making a positive environmental impact and supporting the Rotary Club of Golden’s Youth Programs by participating in our free paint and electronic recycling event. We encourage you to spread the word to friends, family, and neighbors about this eco-friendly initiative. Together, let’s support environmental sustainability and youth in our community! 

Donations to the Rotary Club of Golden will help support their many youth programs. Cash, Credit Cards, or Checks payable to the Golden Rotary Foundation ( will be accepted.

Wagon Ride Through Golden History

When: 10AM
Where: Vasquez and Depot Streets, Golden, CO

Enjoy a leisurely ride through Golden's historic districts, provided by two handsome young Clydesdales.  Learn Golden's story from its beginning during the Gold Rush through the Industrial Revolution, Prohibition, Depression, and two World Wars.  Hear about the long decline and spectacular recovery of our historic downtown.  Buy tickets here.

Brunch at the Rose

When: 10AM-3PM
Where: Buffalo Rose, 1119 Washington Avenue, Golden, CO

The Rose will be hosting brunch every Saturday and Sunday. Come enjoy our delicious brunch menu, along with signature cocktails. 

Music from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Saturday Train Rides

Saturday Train Rides

When: 10AM-3PM
Where: Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 W. 44th Avenue, Golden, CO

The familiar whistle has always promised adventure. The gentle rock of the rails has set the rhythm of our lives. Climb aboard one of our locomotives on static display and you can re-live the magic of the rails all over again! Then, catch a ride on-board a passenger car pulled by a powerful locomotive!

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Train Rides: $4 adults, $2 ages 2-17.
Admission: $10 adults, $5 ages 2-17, $8 seniors ages 60+. Free for Museum members. Children under age 2 do not require a ticket.

Not a member? Visit to learn more, or call us at 303-279-4591 during business hours.

Family Time

Family Time

When: 10:15-10:45AM
Where: Golden Library, 1019 10th Street, Golden, CO

It’s reading fun for everyone! Gather the whole family for engaging stories, dancing, singing and rhyming.


Customer Appreciation Saturday

When: 11AM-4PM
Where: Avalanche Harley Davidson, 18425 W. Colfax Avenue, Golden, CO

Free Lunch * Cheap beers * Great Music * Games & Prizes
Build Your Own Burger Bar and chips


Succulent Troll Workshop

When: 11AM-12PM
Where: Morris & Mae, 18475 W. Colfax Avenue, Golden, CO

Create your own piece of nostalgia with 90's troll dolls and faux succulents. $25 workshop includes all supplies and instruction.

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Rocky Mountain Tree Festival

When: 12-6PM
Where: New Terrain Brewing Company, 16401 Table Mountain Pkwy, Golden, CO

Join us for the 7th annual Rocky Mountain Tree Festival here at New Terrain Brewing Co. 

In addition to live music and our delicious beers, we'll have fun merch, food trucks and good times. 

Help raise money to plant trees in areas affected by fires and floods in our beautiful state of Colorado. The event is free and we can't wait to see you here! 

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PAWS for Reading

When: 1-3PM
Where: Golden Library, 1019 10th Street, Golden, CO

Read with a four-legged friend from the Denver Pet Partners! Dogs are the perfect reading companions because they create a relaxed, comfortable and safe environment for sharing books. Children must be able to read independently and are encouraged to share a favorite book.


Maypole Dance

When: 5PM
Where: Denver Kickers Sport Club, 16776 W. 50th Avenue, Golden, CO

Come celebrate Maypole at the Denver Kickers with your team, friends, and family! Watch the Denver Kickers Schuhplattlers dance group perform, with live music from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:00 p.m., and the Schuhplattlers will display traditional Bavarian dances. Audience participation is welcome and encouraged! Favorites dances are the Airplane Fliegerlied, the Hokey-Pokey, and the Duck Dance, more commonly referred to as the Chicken Dance. When the band breaks, there will be line dancing for everyone! Food and drink will be served, and admission and parking are FREE!  

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When: 6-11PM
Where: Coda Brewing Company, 15965 South Golden Road, Golden, CO

Multiple DJs spin vinyl and electronic dance music, fog machine, and laser lights. It’s loud, dark and we get down!  We only do this once a quarter; don’t miss it!

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The Full Monty

The Full Monty

When: 7:30PM
Where: Miners Alley Performing Arts Center, 1103 Arapahoe Street, Golden, CO

This ten-time Tony Award nominee musical mixes razor-sharp humor with toe-tapping pizzazz, for a must-see upbeat comedy! While spying on their wives at a “Girls’ Night Out,” a group of unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo sees how much they enjoy watching male strippers. The jealous guys come up with a bold, unclothed idea for making some quick cash. As they conquer their fears, self-consciousness, and prejudices, the men come to discover that they’re stronger together. With their new courage and convictions, can these lovable misfits really pull it off? Packed with honest affection, engaging melodies, and the most highly anticipated closing number ever! 

Age recommendation: 17 and older for adult situations, language, and nudity (the original film received an “R” rating)