Arvada Community Events

Explore our great city and connect with family and friends, or take a class and learn something new. Below is a list of upcoming local events happening in Arvada and surrounding cities. Plus, a list of place to visit in and around Colorado. Please check back frequently for updates.

Fall Activities & Pumpkin Patches

Arvada


Trick or Treat Street
October 26
oldetownarvada.org

Aurora


Punkin Chunkin
October 6 & 7
auroragov.org


Boulder


Fall Fest
September 14-16
boulderdowntown.com

Chili Bowl
September 16
bouldercoloradousa.com

Cottonwood Farm Pumpkin Patch
September 22 – October 31
cottonwoodfarms.com

Growing Gardens Fall Festival
October 3
growinggardens.org

Munchkin Masquerade
October 31
boulderdowntown.com

 

Broomfield


Rock Creek Farm Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch
September 30 – October 31
rockcreekfarm.com

 

Castle Rock


Oktoberfest
September 29
Facebook.com/events/148903029227882/

Spooktacular
October 27
Cargo.com

Centennial


Tagawa Pumpkin Festival
October 6 & 7, 13 & 14, 20 & 21
tagawagardens.com

 

Denver


Taste of the Broncos
September 10
denverbroncos.com

Oktoberfest
September 21-23 & 28 – 30
Thedenveroktoberfest.com

Fright Fest
September 28 – October 28
Elitchgardens.com

Westword Feast
September 30
denver.org

Glow at the Gardens
October 17 & 18, 23-25
botanicgardens.org

Dia de los Muertos Celebration
November 3
botanicgardens.org

Erie


Anderson Farms Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch
September 19 – October 31
andersonfarms.com

 

Golden


Knock Your Boots Off Beer Tasting
October 13
Goldenchamber.org

Greeley


Fall at Fritzlers Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
September 15 – October 31
fritzlerfarmpark.com

Hops N’ Husks Oktoberfest
September 15 & 16
fritzlerfarmpark.com

Scream Acres
September 28 – October 31
fritzlerfarmpark.com

 

Lakewood


Everitt Farms Pumpkin Patch
September 28 – October 31
everittfarms.com

Littleton


Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
September 21 – October 28
botanicgardens.org

Pumpkin Festival
October 12 – 14
botanicgardens.org

Longmont


Oktoberfest
October 5 & 6
lhbfoudnation.org

Information subject to change. Please check respective websites for updates, cancellations, etc.

 

Morrison


Morrison Ciderfest
September 29
Morrisonciderfest.org

Parker


Flat Acres Farm Pumpkin Patch
September 22 -October 31
Flatacresfarm.com

Thornton


Maize in the City
September 28 – October 31
Maizeinthecity.com

Westminster


Halloween Harvest Festival
October 20
cityofwestminster.us

2018 Frightacular Haunted Houses

Denver


The Ghosts of Capitol Hill Tour
Fridays & Saturdays
September – November
& Wednesday, October 31
www.denverfreewalkingtours.com

13th Floor Haunted House
September 21- November 10 (see online calendar)
www.13thfloorhauntedhouse.com

UNDEAD: Abomination
September 21 – November 10
www.undeaddenver.com

Fright Fest
Friday nights, Saturdays & Sundays
September 28 – October 28
www.elitchgardens.com

VIP Paranormal Exploration Ghost Tours
Thursdays & Sundays
October 4 – 28
www.denverfreewalkingtours.com

Dead Zone Scream Park
Fridays – Sundays
October 5 – 8
www.deadzonescreampark.com

Erie


Terror in the Corn
September 21- October 28
www.terrorinthecorn.com

Henderson


Asylum Denver
September 21 – November 3
www.asylumdenver.com

City of the Dead
September 21 – November 3
www.cityofthedeadhaunt.com

La Salle


Scream Acres
September 28 – October 31
www.fritzlerfarmpark.com

Loveland


Creepy Walk in the Woods
October 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27
www.creepywalk.com

*Time/Dates/Events subject to change. Please visit each respective website for details and times.

Scenic Drives in Colorado

 

Northeast


Pawnee Pioneer Trails
128 miles

South Platte River
19 miles

North Central


Guanella Pass
22 miles

Mount Evans
49 miles

Peak to Peak
55 miles

Cache La Poudre
101 miles

Trail Ridge Road
48 miles

Lariat Loop
40 miles

Northwest


Colorado River Headquarters
80 miles

Flat Tops Trail
82 miles

Grand Mesa
63 miles

Dinosaur Diamond
486 miles

Southeast


Highway of Legends
82 miles

Santa Fe Trail
188 miles

South Central


Los Caminos Antiguos
129 miles

Top of the Rockies
82 miles

Silver Thread
117 miles

Gold Belt Tour
131 miles

Frontier Pathways
103 miles

Collegiate Peaks
57 miles

For more information, please visit: www.colorado.com and www.coloradoDOT.info/travel/scenic-byways

Train Rides around Colorado

 

Alamosa


Rio Grande Scenic Railroad
610 State Avenue
May-October
www.coloradotrain.com

Antonito


Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
5234 B US Hwy 285
May – October
www.cumbrestoltec.com

 

Cañon City


Royal Gorge Route Railroad
330 Royal Gorge Boulevard
March – January
www.royalgorgeroute.com

Cripple Creek


Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad
520 E Carr Street
May – October
www.cripplecreekrailroad.com

 

Denver


Platte Valley Trolley
1416 Platte Street
May – October
www.denvertrolley.org

 

Durango


Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
479 Main Avenue
Year-Round
www.durangotrain.com

Georgetown


Georgetown Loop Railroad
1520 Argentine St
May – January
www.georgetownlooprr.com

Golden


Colorado Railroad Museum
17155 W 44th Avenue
October – January
www.coloradorailroadmuseum.org

Leadville


Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad
326 E 7th Street
May – October
www.leadville-train.com

 

Manitou Springs


Pikes Peak Cog Railway
515 Ruxton Avenue
Year-Round
www.cograilway.com

 

Train Ride Adventure Packages
Please visit www.VacationsbyRail.com for more information.

*Information subject to change. Please visit websites for more information and specific dates and weather closures.

2018 COLORADO FREE DAYS


With so many things to do in Denver, why not take advantage of doing them for free? Denver Zoo, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Art Museum, Children’s Museum, Botanic Gardens, and even Rocky Mountain National Park all offering multiple free days throughout the year!

Denver Botanic Gardens at York St.


1007 York St., Denver
720-865-3500
botanicgardens.org
Free Days: January 15th, February 19th, March 22nd, April 8th, June 5th, July 19th, August 29th, and November 3rd.

Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms


8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Rd., Littleton
720-865-3500
botanicgardens.org
Free Days: January 2, February 6, Maarch 6, April 3, June 5, July 3, August 7, and November 6.

Denver Zoo


2300 Steele St., Denver
720-337-1400
DenverZoo.org
Free Days: January 11, 19, 20, February 4th and 5th, November 9th and 12th.

Denver Art Museum


100 W 14th Avenue Pkwy, Denver
720-865-5000
DenverArtMuseum.org
Free Days: January 6, February 3, March 3, April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7,  August 4, September 1, October 6, November 3, December 1.

Denver Museum of Nature & Science


2001 Colorado Blv\d., Denver
303-370-6000
Dmns.org
Free Days: January 8 & 28th, February 12, April 9 & 29, June 3, July 5, August 13, September 12 & 30, October 14, November 3, December 9.

Children’s Museum


2121 Children’s Museum Dr., Denver
303-433-7444
mychildsmuseum.org
Free Days: January 2, February 6, March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5, July 3, August 7, September 4, October 2, November 6, December 4.

Where to take out-of-town guests

Colorado is one of the best places for entertaining out-of-town guests and has some of the best sight-seeing & attractions around. Plan fun activities on the town, visit any of our iconic spots. Colorado is the ideal destination for any trip. Here’s a list of the best places to visit while in Colorado.

Aspen


Maroon Bells
maroonbellsaspen.com

The John Denver Sanctuary
aspenchamber.org

Wheeler Opera House
wheeleroperahouse.com

Boulder


Boulder History Museum
boulderhistory.org

Chautauqua Park
bouldercolorado.gov

Pearl Street Mall
boulderdowntown.com

Buena Vista


Elk Mountain Ranch
elkmtn.com

Cañon City


Royal Gorge Route Railroad
royalgorgeroute.com

Colorado Springs


Air Force Academy
usafa.af.mil

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
cmzoo.org

Garden of the Gods
gardenofthegods.com

Pikes Peak
pikes-peak.com

Denver


16th Street Mall
16thstreetmalldenver.com

Botanic Garden.org
botanicgardens.org

Children Museum
mychildmuseum.org

Denver Art Museum
denverartmuseum.org

Denver History Colorado Center
historycolorado.org

Denver Mint
usmint.gov

Denver Museum of Nature & Science
dmns.org

Denver Zoo
denverzoo.org

Elitch Gardens
elitchgardens.com

Larimer Square
larimersquare.com

Molly Brown House Museum
mollybrown.org

Estes Park


Rocky Mountain National Park
www.nps.gov

Fort Collins


Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
fcmod.org

Glenwood Springs


Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
glenwoodcaverns.com

Hanging Lake
hanglinglakeinn.com

Golden


Colorado Railroad Museum
coloradorailroadmuseum.org

Coors Brewery Tours
millercoors.com

Morrison


Red Rocks Amphiteatre
redrocksonline.com

Silver Plume


Georgetown Loop Railroad
georgetownlooprr.com

Steamboat Springs


Strawberry National Hot Springs
strawberryhotsprings.com

Information is subject to change.

Top 10 – Off Leash Colorado Dog Parks

Barnum Park


3256 W 5thAve
Denver, CO 80204

Bear Creek


1685 S 21st
Colorado Springs, CO80905

Chatfield State Park


11500 N Roxborough Park Rd
Littleton, CO 80125

Durango


Highway 160W And Camino Del Rio
Durango, CO 81301

Elk Meadow Open Space


32391 Stagecoach Blvd
Evergreen, CO 80439

Forsberg – Iron Spring


14800 W Alameda Pkwy
Lakewood, CO 80228

Grandview


17500 E Quincy Ave
Aurora, CO 80015

Lowry


Yosemite Way & E 4th Pl
Denver, CO 80230

Railyard


1610 Little Raven St
Denver, CO 80230

Rampart


8270 Lexington Dr
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Food Banks/Pantries Around Metro Denver

 

Across Colorado


Colorado Pet Pantry
www.coloradopetpantry.com
720-441-3111

Arvada


Arvada Community Food Bank
www.arvadacommunityfoodbank.org
303-424-6685

Aurora


Aurora Interfaith Community Services
www.interchurch.info
303-360-0260

Catholic Charities: little Flower Emergency Assistance Center
www.ccdenver.org
303-360-9686

More Life Center
www.morelifecenter.org
720-748-0257

 

Boulder


Boulder Shelter for the Homeless
www.bouldershelter.org
303-468-4316

Emergency Family Assistance Association
www.efaa.org
303-442-3042

Harvest of Hope Pantry
www.hopepantry.org
720-382-1971

Brighton


Calvary Chapel Food Pantry
www.calvarychapelbrighton.com
303-669-8139

Castle Rock


Douglas Elbert Task Force Food Bank
www.detaskforce.org
303-688-1114

Centennial


Smoky Hill Christian Church Food Bank
www.shvchurch.org
303-690-2520

Denver

American Charities Emergency Food Assistance
www.us-cca.com
720-641-9627

Bienvenidos Food Bank
www.bienvenidosfoodbank.org
303-433-6328

Crossroads of the Rockies
www.crossroadsoftherockies.org
303-922-8772

Food Bank of the Rockies
www.foodbankoftherockies.org
303-371-9250

Metro Car Ring
www.metrocarering.org
303-860-7200

Options Food Pantry ACS Community LIFT
www.acslift.org
303-935-7389

Share our Strength’s Operation Frontline
www.strength.org
303-892-8480

Englewood


Cornerstone Food Bank
www.cornerstonefoodbank.webs.com
720-229-2236

Lakewood


Grace’s Food Ministry
www.gracecovenantlakewood.org
303-988-7505

 

Littleton


Mission Hills Church Home & Health Ministry Food Bank
www.missionhills.org
303-794-3564

Parker


Parker Task Force Food Pantry
www.parkertaskforce.org

Thornton


Thornton Community Food Bank
www.thorntoncares.com
303-287-7268

Westminster


Westminster United Methodist Church Assistance
www.umc.org
303-429-1569

Wheat Ridge


Helping Hands for the Homeless Food Bank
www.homelessshelterdirectory.com

Information subject to change.

Breweries in and around Metro Denver

 

Arvada


Arvada Beer Co.
www.arvadabeer.com

Odyssey Beerwerks Brewery and Taproom
www.odysseybeerwerks.com

 

Aurora


Dry Dock Brewing Company
www.drydockbrewing.com

 

Boulder


Asher Brewing Co.
asherbrewingco.com

Avery Brewing Co.
www.averybrewing.com

BJ’s Restaurant Brewhouse
www.bjsbrewhouse.com

Boulder Beer Co.
www.boulderbeer.com

BRU Handbuilt Ales
www.bruboulder.com

Colorado Brewing Company Draft House
www.boulderdrafthouse.com

Fate Brewing Co.
www.fatebrewingcompany.com

Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery
www.mountainsunpub.com

Redstone Meadery
www.readstonemeadery.com

Twisted Pine Brewing Co.
www.twistedpinebrewing.com

Wild Woods Brewery
www.wildwoodsbrewery.com

Upslope Brewing Co.
www.upslopebrewing.com

Broomfield


Big Choice Brewing
www.bigchoicebrewing.com

Gordon Biersch Brewing
www.gordonbiersch.com

 

Castle Rock


Rockyard American American Grill and Brewing
www.rockyard.com

Denver


Blue Moon Brewing Co.
www.bluemoonbrewingcompany.com

Breckenridge Brewery
www.breckenridgebrewery.com

Bull & Bush Brewery
www.bullandbush.com

Caution Brewing Co.
www.cautionbrewingco.com

Colorado Cider Co.
www.coloradocider.com

Copper Kettle Brewing Co.
www.copperkettledenver.com

Crooked Stave
www.crookedstave.com

Denver Beer Co.
www.denverbeerco.com

Fiction Beer Co.
www.fictionbeer.com

Great Divide Brewing Co.
www.greatdivide.com

Hogshead Brewery
www.hogsheadbrewery.com

Mockery Brewing Co.
www.mockerybrewing.com

Our Mutual Friends Tenth Acre & Brewery
www.omfmb.com

Pint’s Pub
www.pintspub.com

Prost Brewing
www.prostbrewing.com

Renegade Brewing Co.
www.renegadebrewing.com

River North Brewery
www.rivernorthbrewery.com

Strange Craft Beer Co.
www.strangecraft.com

Wit’s End Brewing Co.
www.witsendbrewing.com

Wynkoop Brewing Co.
www.wynkoop.com

Golden


Golden City Brewery
www.gcbrewery.com

Miller Coors
www.millercoors.com

Mountain Toad Brewing
www.mountaintoadbrewing.com

Highland Ranch


Grist Brewing Company
www.gristbrewingcompany.com

 

Lakewood


Ironworks Brewery
www.ironworkspub.com

Lone Tree


Lone Tree Brewing Co.
www.lonetreebrewingco.com

Longmont


300 Suns Brewing
www.300sunsbrewing.com

Left Hand Brewing Co.
www.lefthandbrewing.com

Long’s Peak Pub
www.mountainsunpub.com

Louisville


Crystal Springs Brewing Co.
www.crystalbrewing.com

Twelve Brewing
www.twelvedegree.com

Northglenn


Beer by Design Brewery & Tap Room
www.beerbydesign.com

Parker


Elk Mountain Brewing
www.elkmountainbrewing.com

Hall Brewing Co.
www.hallbrewingco.com

Westminster


Yak & Yeti Restaurant & Brewpub
www.theyakandyeti.com

Wheat Ridge


Brewery Rickoli
www.breweryrickoli.com

Information subject to change.

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