Family Friendly Events in Jeffco

Our community is home to many fun, family-friendly events and learning opportunities!

We work to collect current information about a variety of events taking place across Jeffco.

Browse this page to:

  • Find opportunities to connect with other parents
  • Access support in our community
  • Learn about events to educate and entertain your little one


Jeffco Libraries host a variety of weekly events for you and your children across all locations:

Baby Time – Help the littlest minds develop and grow. Bounce, sing, rhyme and read with your baby!

Toddler Time – Your little one is constantly on the move. Help their mind stay active, too. Get them ready to read by singing, rhyming, dancing and telling stories together.

Preschool Time – Create a lifelong love of reading with interactive Story Time. Sing, rhyme, dance and even craft together for added fun!

Family Time – Your little one is constantly on the move. Help their mind stay active, too. Get them ready to read by singing, rhyming, dancing and telling stories together.

Let’s Dance! Wiggle, dance and have fun while building little brains! Families welcome. (Babies, Preschoolers, Toddlers)

Discovery Play – Let’s play! Build STEM skills as you enjoy songs, stories and hands-on fun with your family. (Babies, Preschoolers, Toddlers)

Visit the Library website for more detail, and click on “Events” to see all days, times, and locations!

Drop in Discovery at the Nature Center

1st Thursdays & 3rd Tuesdays each month


Majestic View Nature Center
7030 Garrison Street, Arvada CO 80004

Investigate the amazing natural world in and around the Nature Center. Explore different themes with activities, books, puzzles, crafts and other interactive displays. No need to sign up for this program, just swing by and enjoy! Free for all ages.

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Colorado Backyard at the Butterfly Pavilion

9:00am – 5:00pm every day (closed certain holidays)

The Butterfly Pavilion
6252 W. 104th Avenue, Westminster, CO 80020

Butterfly Pavilion’s newest interactive exhibit connects guests to the rich and diverse life that surrounds us, and inspires a greater commitment to conserve all of our natural treasures in Colorado and beyond. Colorado Backyard features indoor play structures, live animals, a virtual reality experience and a rotating exhibit area.

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Edgewater Library Family Place™: Play & Learn Series (5 Event Series)

Saturdays: January 18, January 25, February 1, February 8, February 15
9:30AM – 10:45AM
Edgewater Library
1800 N Harlan St., Edgewater, CO, 80214

Help your little ones play, move, socialize and use their imagination. Meet families, explore toys, make crafts and talk with community professionals. Speech therapists, child behavior specialists, music teachers and nutritionists are on hand to answer your questions in this fun and informal setting.

Please register for the entire series. Registration opens January 4, 2020. Siblings under five are welcome and do not need to be registered.

Family Place Libraries™ is a nationwide network of children’s librarians who believe that learning begins at birth, and that libraries can build healthy communities by supporting healthy families. The Family Place Libraries network includes more than 450 sites in 30 states and continues to grow.

The Edgewater Library is part of the network of Family Place Libraries™.

This project is made possible by a grant from the U S Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Registration & Info

The Velveteen Rabbit – Theater Performance

When a rocking horse tells an old-fashioned velveteen rabbit that toys become real when they are truly loved, the stuffed animal jumps at the opportunity to be the favorite playmate of a young boy. But when the boy gets sick, their friendship is tested and both learn a lesson in loyalty and what being “real” truly means.

January 31st through March 13th, 2020

Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities
6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, CO 80003

Tickets: $9 – $13
Purchase here


Let’s Talk about Mental Health in Jeffco Public Schools!

Saturday, February 22nd, 2020

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

St Anthony Hospital
11600 W 2nd Place, Lakewood

Good mental health is critical to a child’s success in school and life, but with all of today’s challenges, how can we introduce the right resources and better help our kids? Join Jefferson Center and Jeffco Public Schools to share your perspectives and talk about children’s mental health and substance use, including what’s working, what resources are needed in the community, and how we can all work together to create a brighter future where mental health matters and is accessible to all.

RSVP here!

Arvada Winterfest

Saturday, February 29th, 2020

11:00am – 3:00pm

McIlvoy Park
5750 Upham Street
Arvada, CO 80002

WinterFest is a free, culturally driven family event with games, performances, music, vendors, food, and hot drinks. Kids can collect passport stamps as they visit booths and play games inspired from around the world. Come on out and celebrate the diversity in Arvada at our annual Winter Festival.

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