Free 2019 Winter Events for Denver Families

Now that we’ve officially welcomed winter to the Denver area, it’s time to break out those mittens and snow boots for some free family-friendly events, activities, and festivals. From January to March, Arapahoe County has a whole lot of fun in store for families and kids of all ages. Check out our list of top free winter events in Denver.

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Friday Night Ice Skating at Skyline Park

The Downtown Denver Rink at Skyline Park will host a special winter skating event every Friday through January. Lace up those skates and do your best (PG-rated) Tonya Harding impersonation on these dates:

  • January 11 – Hustlin’ to the 70s
  • January 18 – Dancin’ to the 80s
  • January 25 – Rockin’ out to the 90s
  • February 1 – Groovin’ to the 50s and 60s

Pick your poison. Entry is free, but you’ll have to pony up for skate rentals.

Visit for additional details.

Denver Botanic Gardens Free Days

Thanks to donations and funding from the SCFD, Denver’s three Botanic Gardens locations are free to the public on select 2019 dates.

The York Street location is free to the public on January 21, February 18, and March 22. It features 24 acres of “living collections” and landscapes, as well as the Science Pyramid, which is a must-visit attraction in Denver.

Chatfield Farms offers free entry on February 5 and March 5. This 700-acre farm and refuge is located in Littleton, CO, just a few miles from our Centennial Honda dealership. The Butterflies at Chatfield exhibit will be open during these Free Days, though a small fee will be required to enter the butterfly house.

Located in the city of Aurora, the Plains Conservation Center will be free on January 17, February 21, and March 21. You and the kids can take a guided tour around the prairie, watch for prairie dogs and antelope, and participate in many fun activities.

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Teen Lounge at Denver Museum of Nature & Science

On January 25, between 7 and 10 P.M., the Denver Museum of Nature & Science will be hosting a free event specifically for teenagers: Teen Lounge. A live DJ will be spinning the hits all night, door prizes will be handed out, and teens can do whatever it is teens do under the glow of bioluminescent rock walls.

Reserve your teen’s tickets online to secure a spot.

Cripple Creek Ice Festival

Pack your Odyssey well for this annual winter tradition! The 12th annual Ice Festival returns on February 8, 2019, and its theme will be Super Heroes in Ice. That’s right—ice sculptors from all over the world will be creating icy statues of your favorite cape-wearing vigilantes. A variety of fun all-age activities will be going on as well.

For more details, visit the Cripple Creek site.

Espresso & Exhaust Car Show

Have you been to the Vehicle Vault in Parker, CO? Our Honda dealership near Denver may have hundreds of vehicles in stock, but we can honestly say that the Vehicle Vault garage has us beat. Rare and exotic vehicles from all over Denver and the world are on display during their free car shows on February 9 and March 9, 2019.

Head to for additional event details.

2019 Ice Climbing World Cup

For the very first time, Denver’s Civic Center Park is to play host to the UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup championship. Over the February 22-24 weekend, more than 200 athletes will compete in the Lead Climbing and Speed Ice Climbing races. This is the sixth and final circuit of the season, which means “win or go home.”

Become a spectator by visiting

About Kuni Honda on Arapahoe

As one of the top-rated car dealers near Denver, Kuni Honda is here to serve. We offer great prices and an even greater selection of new Honda vehicles and used cars for sale. Let us show you how a dealer should work. Contact our Honda dealership at (720) 636-7000 or simply stop in to speak with a member of our team. We’re located at 10750 E Arapahoe Rd in Centennial, CO.



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