What to Do in Denver with Kids - May 2019

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Chances are you have something going on every day in May with crazy spring sports schedules and a myriad of activities celebrating the end of the school year. But, if you are looking for something else to do, we’ve got you covered!
Notes:

  • Please check this any day you are looking for something to do, but also scroll through the month as there are ticketed events and others that require reservations, which we do try to note.
  • It is always a good idea to call ahead to make sure the event you are interested in is still happening.

What to do in Denver with Kids and Family: MAY 15-19
Wednesday, May 15:

  • Cardboard Construction, Sam Gary Library, 4-5 p.m.
  • All Ages Play and Explore, 7-7:30 p.m.
  • Concert on the Green, Park Hill Library,
  • ideaLAB Open Hours, Central Library, 1-6 p.m.

Thursday, May 16:

  • Carnival, Bill Roberts K-8, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Star K Kids (5 and under), Morrison Nature Center in Aurora, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.
  • Baby Story Time, Park Hill Library, 11-noon
  • All Ages Story Time, Park Hill Library, 10-10:30 a.m.
  • Toddler/Preschool Tinker Time, Central Library 11-11:30 a.m.
  • ideaLAB Open Hours, Central Library, 1-6 p.m.

Friday, May 17:

  • Aurora Public Library Pop-up. Stanley Marketplace 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Joy Park FREE Night, Children’s Museum, 4-8 p.m.
  • Endangered Species Day, Denver Zoo, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Park Hill Arts Festival, Montview & Dahlia Streets, 3-10 p.m.
  • Nature at Night, Morrison Nature Center in Aurora, 8-9 p.m. (reservation required)
  • FREE Day, Dinosaur Ridge, Museum Hours
  • MindCraft Makerspace, Friday Night Tinker Fun (child drop-off/date night), 6-8 p.m.
  • Toddler and Me Yoga, the mama’hood, 10:15-11 a.m.
  • Baby Story Time, Park Hill Library, 11:15-noon
  • Baby Story Time, Sam Gary Library, 10:15-10:45 a.m.
  • Toddler Story Time, Park Hill Library, 10:30-11 a.m.
  • Preschool Story Time, Sam Gary Library, 11:15-11:45 a.m.

Saturday, May 18:

  • Park Hill Arts Festival, Montview & Dahlia Streets, 3-10 p.m.
  • Mini-Con, Aurora Public Library Main Branch, 11a.m.-2p.m.
  • Five Points Jazz Festival, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Little University Book Making, Schlessman Library (Lowry), 10:30-11 a.m.
  • Great American Pizza Festival, Mile High Station, noon-8 p.m.
  • Family Fun Day & Charity Horse Show, Little Raven Ranch (Littleton), 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Kids Club, Whimsy Paint and Sip Northfield, 10:30 a.m.
  • Sunday, May 19:
  • Ubuntu Day, High Tech Elementary School (open to public), 3-5:30 p.m.
  • Pokémon Go Club, Aurora Public Library Main Branch, 3-5p.m.
  • Family Night: Stories & S’mores, Denver Botanic Gardens, 5:30-8 p.m.
  • Denver’s Largest ParTea, Marriott DTC, various times (tickets required)
  • Station Sensation (street party for new light rail), SkyRidge Station, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Park Hill Arts Festival, Montview & Dahlia Streets, 3-10 p.m.
  • Family Class, Whimsy Paint and Sip Northfield, 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
  • Tinker Studio Open Hours, Central Library, 1 a.m.-4 p.m.

What to do in Denver with Kids and Family: MAY 20-26
Monday, May 20:

  • Dinner with Anna and Elsa, Oblio’s Pizzeria, 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. by reservation
  • Little Wings, Wings Over the Rockies, 9-10 a.m., ages 2-4
  • Story Time, Sam Gary Library, 11:15-11:45 a.m.
  • ideaLAB Open Hours, Central Library, 3-8 p.m.
  • Toddler/Preschool Tinker Time, Central Library 11-11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, May 21:

  • Let’s Build It, Rockets Sam Gary Library, 4-5 p.m.
  • Kids Book Club, Park Hill Library, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Kids Night (Balloon animals, face painting, pizza, sundae), Oblio’s Pizzeria, 5-9 p.m.
  • Preschool Story Time, Sam Gary Library, 10:15-10:45 a.m.
  • ideaLAB Open Hours, Central Library, 3-8 p.m.
  • Toddler/Preschool Tinker Time, Central Library 11-11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, May 22:

  • All Ages Story Time, Sam Gary Library, 7-7:30 p.m.
  • ideaLAB Open Hours, Central Library, 3-8 p.m.

Thursday, May 23:

  • Star K Kids (5 and under), Morrison Nature Center in Aurora, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.
  • Baby Story Time, Park Hill Library, 11-noon
  • All Ages Story Time, Park Hill Library, 10-10:30 a.m.
  • Toddler/Preschool Tinker Time, Central Library 11-11:30 a.m.
  • ideaLAB Open Hours, Central Library, 1-6 p.m.

Friday, 24:

  • Aurora Public Library Pop-up. Stanley Marketplace 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Farmer’s Market, Stanley Marketplace, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Hands Dirty Feet Wet, Majestic View Nature Center (Arvada), 10:30-noon
  • Toddler and Me Yoga, the mama’hood, 10:15-11 a.m.
  • MindCraft Makerspace, Friday Night Tinker Fun (child drop-off/date night), 6-8 p.m.
  • Baby Story Time, Park Hill Library, 11:15-noon
  • Baby Story Time, Sam Gary Library, 10:15-10:45 a.m.
  • Toddler Story Time, Park Hill Library, 10:30-11 a.m.
  • Preschool Story Time, Sam Gary Library, 11:15-11:45 a.m.

Saturday, May 25

  • Stapleton Pools Open!
  • Sweet William Market, The Green, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Denver Arts Festival, Conservatory Green Plaza, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Boulder Creek Festival, Central Park in Boulder, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Little University Creature Meet and Greet, Schlessman Library (Lowry), 10:30-11 a.m.
  • Kids Club, Whimsy Paint and Sip Northfield, 10:30 a.m.
  • ideaLAB Open Hours, Central Library, 1-5 p.m.

Sunday, May 26:

  • Denver Arts Festival, Conservatory Green Plaza, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • South Gaylord Memorial Weekend Street Fair, 1000 S. Gaylord St. Block, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Boulder Creek Festival, Central Park in Boulder, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Culture on the Green (outdoor ballet performance), Civic Green Park in Highlands Ranch,6:30-8 p.m.
  • Family Class, Whimsy Paint and Sip Northfield, 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
  • Tinker Studio Open Hours, Central Library, 1 a.m.-4 p.m.

What to do in Denver with Kids and Family: MAY 27-31
Monday, May 27 – Memorial Day:

  • DJs at the Pools, Stapleton Pools, Pool Hours
  • South Gaylord Memorial Weekend Street Fair, 1000 S. Gaylord St. Block, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Boulder Creek Festival, Central Park in Boulder, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Tuesday, May 28:

  • Kids Night (Balloon animals, face painting, FREE pizza & sundae), Oblio’s Pizzeria, 5-9 p.m.
  • Preschool Story Time, Sam Gary Library, 10:15-10:45 a.m.
  • ideaLAB Open Hours, Central Library, 3-8 p.m.
  • Toddler/Preschool Tinker Time, Central Library 11-11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, May 29:
  • All Ages Story Time, Sam Gary Library, 7-7:30 p.m.
  • ideaLAB Open Hours, Central Library, 3-8 p.m.

Thursday, May 30:

  • JoJo Siwa DREAM Tour, Paramount Theatre, 6:30 p.m.
  • Star K Kids (5 and under), Morrison Nature Center in Aurora, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.
  • Baby Story Time, Park Hill Library, 11-noon
  • All Ages Story Time, Park Hill Library, 10-10:30 a.m.
  • Toddler/Preschool Tinker Time, Central Library 11-11:30 a.m.
  • ideaLAB Open Hours, Central Library, 1-6 p.m.

Friday, May 31:

  • Summer Reading Kickoff, All Denver Public Library Branches
  • Denver Pop Culture Con, Colorado Convention Center
  • MindCraft Makerspace, Friday Night Tinker Fun (child drop-off/date night), 6-8 p.m.
  • Toddler and Me Yoga, the mama’hood, 10:15-11 a.m.
  • Baby Story Time, Park Hill Library, 11:15-noon
  • Baby Story Time, Sam Gary Library, 10:15-10:45 a.m.
  • Toddler Story Time, Park Hill Library, 10:30-11 a.m.
  • Preschool Story Time, Sam Gary Library, 11:15-11:45 a.m.

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