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 local events happening in Arvada and surrounding communities. Please check back frequently for updates.

April 2018

Sunday, April 8th
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Stenger Sports Complex
58th Ave. & Quail St.

Come join this FREE, fun, family event. Whether you’re flying or watching kites, get outside with your family and enjoy all of the exciting outdoor activities the festival has to offer! Dogs are welcome, but must be leashed.

Get more details at:

Saturday, April 14th
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Secrest Youth & Teen Center
6820 W 66th Ave.

This event offers safety skill-building activities, obstacle courses, free bike helmets (supplies limited), free bike safety checks, refreshments, bike decorating, and kid’s activities.

For more details, click here:

Arvada Police Department’s Drug Take Back
The 2018 event is April 14,
8 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
Arvada Police Department Headquarters
8101 Ralston Road

When over-the-counter or prescription medications are expired or no longer needed, they should be removed from the home. Many people believe that the best way to dispose of unused or expired medications is to flush them down the toilet. However, this pollutes our waterways and adversely affects wildlife and plant life along our streams and rivers.

The Drug Take Back program gives residents a safe way to dispose of these types of medications. Simply gather up your unused, unwanted and expired medications and bring them to the Arvada Police Headquarters parking lot, where you can drive up, hand off and drive away.

Get all the details and listed of items that are permitted and excluded here:

4th Annual Sonsio Arvada Car Care Festival
Saturday April 14th
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
5630 Ward Rd.

State of the City
Presented by Mayor Marc Williams and the Chamber of Commerce
Friday, April 20th
7:15am Check-in
7:30am Program Begins
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
6901 Wadsworth Blvd.
RSVP required. $15 each

Good News Breakfast
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 6:59 AM to 8:29 AM (MST)

Jefferson County Fairgrounds
15200 West 6th Avenue,  Golden, CO 80401
Hosted by the Good News Coalition in Jefferson County
Be part of the celebration and attend the 28th annual Good News Coalition Breakfast.
Hear the good news and help honor those who make Jefferson County a better place to live!
$20.00 for two (bring a friend!)

Includes breakfast provided by Warren Tech Restaurant


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
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
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
Free Days: January 11, 19, 20, February 4th and 5th, November 9th and 12th.

Denver Art Museum
100 W 14th Avenue Pkwy, Denver
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 Blved., Denver
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
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.


Maroon Bells

The John Denver Sanctuary

Wheeler Opera House


Boulder History Museum

Chautauqua Park

Pearl Street Mall

Buena Vista

Elk Mountain Ranch

Cañon City

Royal Gorge Route Railroad

Colorado Springs

Air Force Academy

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Garden of the Gods

Pikes Peak


16th Street Mall


Children Museum

Denver Art Museum

Denver History Colorado Center

Denver Mint

Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Denver Zoo

Elitch Gardens

Larimer Square

Molly Brown House Museum

Estes Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

Fort Collins

Fort Collins Museum of Discovery

Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

Hanging Lake


Colorado Railroad Museum

Coors Brewery Tours


Red Rocks Amphiteatre

Silver Plume

Georgetown Loop Railroad

Steamboat Springs

Strawberry National Hot Springs

Information is subject to change.