Local Events

Affordable Arts Festival

Sunday, August 27th. 9AM-3PM

Imagine an arts festival where you can afford all of the art from over 150 artists. The Affordable Arts Festival makes that happen every August when artists from all over Colorado and the country converge on the campus of the Arapahoe Community College in Littleton to sell all of their art for $100 or less!

Now in its 6th year, the 2017 Affordable Arts Festival is August 27 from 9AM to 3PM. There are thousands of deals to be found and for 2017 we have several pieces that were originally priced at $2,000 or more going for $100. Our best deal is a $4,000 original oil painting selling for $100. There is plenty of free parking on the campus so come early for the best deals. Admission is $10 and proceeds go to the ACC Foundation to fund scholarships for art students. Over $50,000 has been raised for the foundation so far.
For more information go to www.AffordableArtsFestival.com . For a discount coupon for buying a ticket at the gate click on this link- http://www.affordableartsfestival.com/srd.html

Live music starts at 7AM and a team of golf carts wait for you at the exit to help you get all of your purchases to your vehicle. Hope to see you there!

Denver Tattoo Arts Convention

Twenty-year veteran tattoo convention organizers and promoters, Villain Arts, will be ushering in for the first time ever, their World Famous, star-studded, traveling Tattoo Convention. The exhibition boasts hundreds of the finest professional tattooers, tattoo memorabilia and curiosity themed carnival of sideshow performers this September 1-3, 2017.



arc Heroes Gala

September 9th, 2017 5:30pm

Hyatt Regency Tech Center

arc Heroes serve as examples of the organization’s mission in action – to have people with intellectual/developmental disabilities gain self-respect, self-determination, and independence in their communities and professional workplace. Each of the three heroes honored this year are arc Ambassadors who work throughout the organization and help us raise awareness of people with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

For one special night we will celebrate the Everyday Heroes and our Special arc Heroes. Your support will greatly assist our mission of funding advocacy and services for children and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities; our Heroes.

Cocktails | Dinner and Program | Silent Auction
Fashion Show | Live Music by “The Bluebirds” | Cocktail Attire


Bear Creek Family Day


Academy Mortgage presents Bear Creek Family Day on September 9th sponsored by Genworth, Ullrich Insurance, Allstate Insurance, and First Alliance Title.

Location: Bear Creek High School (Lakewood, Colorado) 9800 West Dartmouth Place, Lakewood, Colorado 80227. 11AM-5PM

Join us for a day full of family fun including a DJ, bouncy castles, face painters, food trucks, and small business vendors!

Admission is $1 (or more) donation or a snack item (uncooked items or cans are not accepted). All preceeds will be given to the USO – a nonprofit organization that supports military service members and their families.

USO Denver is the Northern Colorado representative for the larger USO, Inc, which operates over 200
centers worldwide. They’re mission is to strengthen America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family,
home and country, throughout their service to the nation. Donations from this event will be used to support
operations and programs at their Denver Airport and Military Entrance Processing Station facilities as
well as their outreach efforts across Northern Colorado. In 2016, they served over 156,000 military
members and their families and they are on track to serve over 165,000 in 2017.

If there are any questions about USO Denver’s mission or participation in this event, please contact me
at 303‐324‐2231 or svanderbach@uso.org.

Corn Maze at Chatfield Farms

Get lost in the 7-acre Corn Maze at Chatfield Farms. Enjoy favorite fall foods like funnel cakes and freshly squeezed lemonade. Dare to enter the Dead Zone Scream Park, which includes Corn Stalkers Haunted Maze, After Dark Corn Maze and Haunted Hayride. September 15 – October 29. See website for dates, times and all the details. 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Rd, Littleton.


Out of the Darkness Community Walk at Coors Field

AFSP Denver Metro, Out of the Darkness Community Walk at Coors Field

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

8:30am – 12:00pm

Coors Field Concourse

1663 Park Avenue West – Denver, CO  (Free Parking in Lot A)

Suicide prevention starts with everyday heroes like you.  Join us at Coors Field and be a part of the movement turning hope into action, and creating a culture that’s smart about mental health. Funds raised at the walks will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – the leader in the fight against suicide. We fund research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.  Join a quarter of a million people from hundreds of cities across all 50 states – over 500 walks, to raise awareness and funds that will save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.


Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Sunday, September 24th, 2017
7:00am – 11:00am

Auraria Campus
900 Auraria Parkway
Denver, CO 80204

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series is the world’s largest, most successful fundraising and education event for breast cancer. The race series includes more than 140 events on four continents, with over one million participants coming together every year to take part in the fight against breast cancer.


Denver Botanic Gardens presents Calder: Monumental

Denver Botanic Gardens presents Calder: Monumental. Alexander Calder was one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. View his bold, energetic sculptures among the changing landscape of Denver Botanic Gardens. April 28 through September 24. Included with admission. Visit botanicgardens.org.

Colorado Rockies Non-Profit Game to benefit American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Friday, September 29th

The Colorado Rockies and the AFSP Colorado Chapter invite you to a special fireworks game vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field. A portion of each ticket sold will benefit the AFSP Colorado Chapter to help create a culture that’s smart about mental health through education and community programs, research and advocacy, and support for those affected by suicide.

Help us Save lives and Bring Hope to Those Affected by Suicide while enjoying the game and fireworks show!

$35 Outfield Box ($40 Face Value)
$35 Corner Outfield Box ($40 Face Value)
$18 Lower Reserved, Infield ($20 Face Value)

Learn More and Buy Tickets Here

Shopkins Live!

November 22
Paramount Theater

Shopkins Live! lights up the stage in this premiere live production packed with show stopping performances featuring the Shoppies. Join Jessicake, Bubbleisha, Peppa-Mint, Rainbow Kate, Cocolette, and Polli Polish as they perform the coolest dance moves, sing the latest pop songs, and show off the trendiest fashions.

All of Shopville is in a tizzy as preparations get underway for the annual “Funtastic Food and Fashion Fair”. Shady Diva showcases her latest fashion designs; Lippy Lips gives colorful advice at the nail salon; Kooky Cookie tries to get in a beauty nap! But wait!! No event is complete without a few hiccups! Who has high-jinxed the fashion pageant? Where is the super-secret celebrity guest? Will Slick Breadstick ever find a dance partner? The Shopkins and Shoppies need your help – the show must go on!

Featuring innovative set design, creative costuming, and state of the art projections, this is one theatrical you don’t want to miss!