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

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

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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Rotary Epic Morning of Service

When: 7:45AM-12:30PM

Rotary’s Morning of Service

We have two projects: 

1) 9am – 12:30pm: Gardens for Seniors at Canyon Gate Senior Apartments by the Rec Center. 
2) 8am – 10:30am & 10am – 12:30pm: Ramps for Residents of a Golden mobile home community ~ 2 single Moms with life altering injuries.
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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!

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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.

Wilderness First Aid

When: 8AM-5PM
Where: American Mountaineering Center, 710 10th Street, Golden, CO

This is a two-day class:  May 18-19

Reduce your risk outdoors with a Wilderness First Aid course! Learn how to anticipate risks and hazards; identify medical, traumatic, and environmental problems; recognize life-threatening issues; initiate basic care; and deliver a cohesive report. The curriculum encourages students to think creatively, adapt to ever changing situations, and learn valuable leadership, decision making, and communication skills.


Bike Walk Golden Trail Etiquette Booth

When: 8:30AM-1PM
Where: Clear Creek Trail, west of the RV park, Golden, CO

Bike Walk Golden would like to share their new Courtesy Campaign and get your feedback on using a shared path. 

Join them on the Clear Creek Path (just west of the RV park and before the HWY 6 underpass). 

Visit their tent, see what they are all about and grab a giveaway.

(This event will take place weather permitting.)

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Colorado Crossings

When: 9AM-5PM
Where: Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 W. 44th Avenue, Golden, CO

Metro Denver’s Largest Rail Enthusiast Event Returns!

This weekend (intended for narrow gauge and history enthusiasts) celebrates railroading in Colorado. There will be steam train rides, special activities including model and garden railroads in operation, and more!

Each day will kick off with a parade of steam locomotives and Galloping Goose motorcars (9:30am). Train Rides each day will feature a passenger train including historic coaches. Late each afternoon (approx. 3:30pm), a special photographers’ train will operate. Regular admission and train ride pricing applies. Capacity is very limited for this event, so advance purchase of admission and train ride tickets is recommended.
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Creating a Cozy Campsite

When: 9AM-12PM
Where: Golden History Museum, 923 10th Street, Golden, CO

Join expert Aaron “Hutch” Hutchings in building a cozy home away from home while camping. This class will prepare you to stay warm and comfortable while sleeping outdoors or chatting around the campfire. Both historic and modern camp building skills will be taught. While everyone else shivers, you’ll be sleeping your cares away in your perfectly designed campsite.



When: 9AM-12PM
Where: Golden History Museum, 923 10th Street, Golden, CO

Have you always wanted to learn about blacksmithing but you’ve had trouble finding a good option? Join our volunteer every third Saturday at Golden History Park for a fun morning of observation and learning about blacksmithing. Our recreated blacksmith shop, complete with historic tools and coal-fired forge, will transport you to the 1800s. Bring your technical questions and your camera and we’ll take care of the rest.

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Walk With a Geologist at Triceratops Trail

When: 9:30AM-12PM
Where: Triceratops Trailhead, 6th Avenue and 19th Street, Golden, CO

  • $20 per person
  • Tour is suggested for ages 16 and older
  • 2 hours
  • Admission to the Exhibit Hall at Dinosaur Ridge Main Visitor Center is included with each ticket
  • Tour may be called off for active precipitation, temps below 32 degrees, or lack of registrations
  • Appropriate attire: comfortable shoes, sun hats, sunglasses, removable clothing (windbreakers, fleeces, etc.)
  • Bring water
  • Minimum of 2 and maximum of 19 participants

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Earth Day Celebration

When: 10AM-2PM
Where: DeLong Park, 395 23rd Street, Golden, CO

The City of Golden and Weedbuster volunteers invite you to DeLong Park to Celebrate Earth Day, learn about the pesticide free park and the native plants that live there.

There will be games for children, exploration learning, giveaways and more.

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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.

Foothills Art Center - Creative Campus Opening and Ribbon Cutting

When: 10AM-5PM
Where: Foothills Art Center, 809 15th Street, Golden, CO

Join us for the Public Opening of the Creative Campus with the Foothills Art Center and discover the newly renovated space.

There is an open house from 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony by the Chamber at 10:00 a.m.

As a hub for vibrant art classes, studio artists, and diverse educational programs, the Creative Campus invites you to explore its offerings. During the Public Opening, you’ll have the opportunity to mingle with the Creative Campus Studio Artists, purchase art from Open Studio artists, and explore the new ceramics studio.

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Mini-Garage Sale

When: 10AM-12PM
Where: Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, 200 Violet Street, Suite 150, Golden, CO

RMQM has an over abundance of fabric from recent donations and a shortage of storage space - so YOU get the benefit in a Mini-Garage Sale!

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.


Sewing Bee

When: 10:30AM-3PM
Where: First Presbyterian Church of Golden, 17707 W. 16th Avenue, Golden, CO

Once a month the church hosts a sewing bee where people can bring whatever project they're working on to get help or just hang out. This is also an opportunity for get help troubleshooting problems you may be having.

Feel free to bring lunch and snacks.

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Gluten-Free Foodie Festival!

When: 11AM-10PM
Where: Holidaily Brewing Company, 801 Brickyard Circle, Golden, CO

Save the date for our 3rd Annual Gluten-Free Foodie Festival at the Golden Taproom!

We are thrilled to have eight food vendors (Food Trucks & pop-ups) on-site that day. All food trucks and vendors on-site are gluten-free. 

Confirmed Foodie Friends: 

Crestone Bakery
Reel Fish
Wave The Grain
Baked By Bros
The Savage Beet
Good Love Foods
The Wandering Potato
We will add more details as they develop! 
We hope to see you and your family there! No tickets, just show up! 

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Digestive Health 101

When: 12-12:45PM
Where: Natural Grocers, 2401 Ford Street, Golden, CO

Today, 70% of Americans experience digestive-related symptoms or diseases. This is a startling statistic as an unhealthy gut has been linked to worsening overall health, including increased risk for chronic diseases such as diabetes, obesity, autism, depression and anxiety. Join this class to learn the ins and outs of supporting digestive health and digestive comfort and how this could be the key to making a difference in your overall health and well-being.

Presented by: Christina Berg, MBWP
Sponsored by: Natural Grocers

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Make Something: Memories Box

When: 2:30-4PM
Where: Golden Library, 1019 10th Street, Golden, CO

Commemorate the memorable moments of May! From Mother's Day to graduations, birthdays, and Memorial Day, this month is filled with cherished memories. Join Rachel Gamblin from History and Home as she guides you through the art of documenting your special moments and crafting a personalized memory box. Using replicas of your documents and photographs, learn how to preserve your memories creatively.


Colorado Summit Home Game

When: 7PM
Where: Marv Kay Stadium, 1250 12th Street, Golden, CO

The Colorado Summit is a professional ultimate frisbee team.  


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)