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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, 1100 Miners Alley, 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!

822 12th Street (map)
CLOSED New Year's Day, President's Day, Easter, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas

Visit the new Foothills Art Center space with three inaugural exhibits:

The 20th Annual Mile High International Pastel Society Exhibition

Vibrant colors abound in this show of over 80 of the world's finest pastel artworks.

John Taylor Wagner
An exploration of The Hero's Journey--bold narratives with layered meaning contrasting distilled technique.

Moose Cain - Rodenfels: Sjón - A Solar System of Vision
Graphical work inspired by the interconnection between vision, perception and the role that each plays in shaping the world around us.

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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Spring Whale of a Used Book Sale

When: All day
Where: Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 West Sixth Avenue, Golden, CO

Colorado's biggest used book sale is back at the Jeffco Fairgrounds. Adult hardbacks & paperbacks, children's books, DVDs, CDs, movies, fiction, nonfiction, and special antique books at super low prices

For more information call 303-403-5076, email, or visit us on the web. Proceeds benefit children and teen literacy programs.

Library Summer Challenge - Where Adventure Begins!

When: All day
Where: Golden Library, 1019 10th Street, Golden, CO

Challenge runs June 1 - July 31.

Discover a new adventure with Jefferson County Public Library's Summer Challenge, where learning is for everyone! Delve into an exciting journey to earn points and win prizes during the Library Summer Challenge.

Register to take new quests through daring reads, discover sensational interests, write inspiring stories and find new ways to keep adventure alive through all stages of life. Learning doesn't have to happen inside!

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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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Goldengrass Bluegrass Weekend 2024

When: All day
Where: New Terrain Brewing Company, 16401 Table Mountain Pkwy, Golden, CO

Join us for the Goldengrass Bluegrass Weekend here at New Terrain Brewing! Starting back in 2017, this festival has brought bluegrass music and craft beer together here in our beautiful outdoor beer garden backdropped by North Table Mountain. 

This year we will have multiple food trucks daily, an ice cream truck and face painting on Sat & Sun, plenty of bars to get beer from, more activities to be announced, and, of course, the following FREE live acts:

The Mighty Pines
High Country Hustle
Buffalo Galaxy
Chain Station
Foggy Mountain Spaceship
Dirty Cello
Tonewood String Band
Big Hooray Bluegrass
Brandywine & The Mighty Fines

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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:


When: 8AM-12PM
Where: Sheriff's Office Headquarters, 200 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden, CO

The JCSO is proud to join with Metro Denver Crime Stoppers, Fox 31 / KDVR, Shred-It Denver and other metro area law enforcement to help prevent identity theft by holding our annual Shred-a-thons at three law enforcement locations throughout the metro Denver area.

There will be no charge for the event, however, donations are encouraged and go directly to the Metro Denver Crime Stoppers. Crime Stoppers is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports local law enforcement agencies by offering cash awards to individuals who can help solve crime and submit tips through our tip line 720.913.STOP (7867). All tipsters remain anonymous.

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OPENING DAY: Golden Farmers Market

When: 8AM-1PM
Where: Corner of 10th and Illinois Streets, Golden, CO

The Golden Farmers Market (GFM) is produced and managed by the Golden Chamber of Commerce, a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization in Golden, Colorado. A long-standing tradition in the Golden community, we strive to contribute to the success of local food growers and producers, as well as other businesses, and create vibrant community gatherings. The revenue generated from vendor sales commission helps to cover market operating expenses and directly benefits small businesses and the economic development of the Golden Community.

The market is located at the corner of 10th and Illinois Streets.

We appreciate your support of the Golden Farmers Market and Colorado agriculture!

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In-Store Kids Workshop

When: 9AM-12PM
Where: Home Depot, 16900 W. Colfax Avenue, Golden, CO


Fresh Start

When: 9AM-1PM
Where: Jefferson County Administration and Courts Facility, 100 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden, CO

People with active warrants in Gilpin or Jefferson counties in the following categories will have an opportunity to resolve their case without being arrested:

• Low-level, non-violent misdemeanors and traffic offenses
• Select low-level non-violent felonies which have been reclassified as misdemeanors  
• Some class 5 and class 6 felony property offenses and class 4 drug felonies

The Fresh Start event will not only benefit individuals with outstanding warrants but will cut down on the costs to taxpayers and allow law enforcement to direct their resources toward offenders who commit higher level crimes and directly victimize others in the community. Questions about eligibility can be emailed here. Questions about probation violation warrants can be emailed here.

There will also be community resources available for anyone interested, including the Community Connections Center (C3), Bayaud Enterprises, Behavioral Treatment Services, Benefits in Action, Front Range Clinic, Hazelbrook Sober Living, Intervention, Inc., Kenekt, and Master's Apprentice.

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Yoga in Parfet Park

When: 9-10AM
Where: Parfet Park, 10th Street and Washington Avenue, Golden, CO

This special face-to-face class is one of several pop-up classes in the park. We will include a flowing yoga style and meditation for all levels.

Donations are appreciated. Pre-registration is required at least 30 minutes before class. 

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Dinosaur Express Train

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

Dinosaurs are coming back to Golden, Colorado—only this time, they are arriving on the Dinosaur Express Train! Railroad tracks will meet dinosaur tracks for a day of family fun at the Colorado Railroad Museum, when the Dinosaur Express Train chugs into the museum’s station.

The world’s first Stegosaurus and Apatosaurus fossils were found at nearby Dinosaur Ridge, and Golden is where the first T-Rex tooth fossil was discovered, so it’s only fitting that two of every kid’s favorite things – dinosaurs and trains – be brought together for this fun festival.

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Full Walking Tour @ Dinosaur Ridge

When: 9:30-11:30AM
Where: Dinosaur Ridge, 16831 West Alameda Parkway, Morrison, CO

The Full Walking Tour is a guided tour of the East and West sides of Dinosaur Ridge. A volunteer guide will interpret the dinosaur tracks and bone fossils, local history, and geology during the one-way, 1.5-mile tour on a paved trail will take 1.5-2 hours. All walkers require a ticket to be transported via a shuttle bus to their starting point. This tour is designed for participants ages 10 and older. 
Tour Specifics:

  • $18 per person (All walkers require a ticket to be transported via a shuttle bus to their starting point)
  • 1.5-2 hours
  • Admission to the Exhibit Hall is included with each ticket
  • Masks are required on the shuttle bus (ages 3+).
  • 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 13 participants

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Coffee With Councilors

Coffee With Councilors

When: 10AM
Where: Golden Community Center, 1470 10th Street, Golden, CO

Join your neighbors for Coffee with Councilors the first Saturday of the month at 10:00 a.m. in the Golden Community Center Bear Creek South room (1470 10th St.) unless otherwise noted on the calendar. 

Today's discussion is with Meredith Ritchie, Community Engagement and Communications Director, on the new city website and general communications.

Bring your thoughts, ideas, and questions, and let’s have a conversation!

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.


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.


Grill & Chill

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

Free lunch and drinks - hot dogs & chips
Great music * Games & More

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Inflammation 101

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

Discover the good, the bad, and the ugly sides of inflammation. Although chronic inflammation may go unnoticed, there are diet, lifestyle, and environmental choices you can make in your everyday life that have the power to tame your internal flame and support a balanced inflammatory response. Learn how to calm the fire within.

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

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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.


Virtual: Dungeons & Dragons for Beginners

Virtual: Dungeons & Dragons for Beginners

When: 1-2:30PM

Do you love epic fantasy adventure? Dungeons and Dragons is a table top role playing fantasy game where a roll of the dice can change your future. If you have never played before or are a brand new to questing come roll initiative with other new adventurers! Suitable for ages 12-18. 

This is a month-long quest, meeting each Saturday. Registration is required and is for all sessions.

Virtual: Dungeons & Dragons for Advanced Players

When: 3:30-5PM

Do you love epic fantasy adventure? Dungeons and Dragons is a table top role playing fantasy game where a roll of the dice can change your future. If you are a seasoned adventurer come roll initiative with other heroes! Suitable for ages 12-18. 

This is a month-long quest, meeting each Saturday. Registration is required and is for all sessions.

Golden Super Cruise

When: 5-8:30PM
Where: South Golden Road, Golden, CO

2024 is the start of the Golden Super Cruise’s 20th official anniversary season. There will no longer be entertainment, official vendors, an information line or email contact. The Cruise has always been yours and you know the drill. If you’ve been a participant or spectator, come out as usual. If you’re new to the Cruise, start at South Golden Road and jump in. It’s easy and the people are great. Support the City of Golden and Golden businesses because they’ve always been our gracious hosts. Thank you very sincerely for the perfect job of picking up and packing out trash. Point of important courtesy: Drive straight through all roundabouts, but ESPECIALLY at South Golden Road and Ulysses at the top of the hill. Tell others and use it as a cooldown and space it out to come back around through the Quaker roundabout.

Golden Super Cruise

The Full Monty

The Full Monty

When: 7:30PM
Where: Miners Alley Performing Arts Center, 1100 Miners Alley, 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)