Summer Solstice and How to Celebrate

June 21, 2019

This is the summer solstice–the longest day of the year! We’ll have 14 hours, 59 minutes, and 14 seconds of daylight. The sun will rise at 5:32AM and set at 8:31PM. We’re four days past the full moon, but in case your evening revelries extend into nighttime, the moon will rise at 11:52PM.

Golden Weekends Downtown:
Celebrate the solstice by coming downtown tonight for a carriage ride, some street music, a browse through the downtown shops and a bite at the restaurants. Tonight’s music is sponsored by Creekside Jewelers and Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches. Jim Hecker (strings) and Trevor Toms (vocal and guitar) will be playing along Washington Avenue from 5-8PM.

The carriages, which will operate from 6-8PM, are sponsored by Avenue Gifts. Start the ride on 12th Street, next to the Old Capitol Grill and Smokehouse.

While you’re down there, you should take a walk along the creek, to see how high it is…I attended a Golden Cultural Alliance meeting on the Visitors Center patio yesterday morning, and it was hard to hear each other over the roar of the Creek!

Dave Powers, who does a lot of photography for, will host a slideshow and discussion about his trip to Cuba at Cafe 13 tonight at 6PM. If you’re interested in Cuba or just want to meet the great Dave Powers–come! If you can’t attend the talk, make sure you stop in the Cafe sometime soon to see Dave’s Cuba pictures, hanging on the walls.

Live Music in Golden Colorado

Tonight’s Music:
Ace Hi Tavern – Karaoke at 9PM
Buffalo Rose – Boogie Machine, 8PM
Dirty Dogs Roadhouse – Face the Music, 7-11PM
Wrigley’s Chicago Bar & Grill – Falling Rock, 5-9PM

Saturday Preview:
The Farmers Market will run from 8AM-1PM. This week’s Chamber Business Spotlight Booth will be occupied by Golden Real Estate. The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum will be there in the Golden Cultural Alliance booth.

The Golden Fire Department often rescues hikers who fall or become trapped in Clear Creek Canyon, west of the City. The are partnering with the Colorado Mountain Club tomorrow, offering a FREE “Introduction to Hiking Safely.” The program will be held at the firestation from 11AM-1PM. Click here to register.

Don’t forget tomorrow’s Summer Solstice fundraiser at Golden City Brewery. Get your limited edition pint glasses filled with beer for$10, all of which goes to support Comeback Yoga and their work with veterans and PTSD. Yoga in the grass starts 11am. Pile High Burgers will be there all day!

Commencement, Music, Christmas, and Golden History

December 14, 2018

The School of Mines is holding their 2018 Midyear Commencement today. The undergraduate ceremony takes place at 9AM and the graduate ceremony at 2PM, both in the Lockridge Arena in the Student Rec Canter. CONGRATULATIONS to the graduates! That’s a huge accomplishment! We hope you come back to visit Golden many times.

Holiday Art Market at Foothills Art Center

Just a reminder–the Holiday Art Market is now open at Foothills Art Center. This event happens only once a year, and it’s a wonderful opportunity to see or buy (or both!) some beautiful, affordable arts and crafts–for yourself or as a gift.

Another reminder–tomorrow is the last day to send a letter to Santa via the mailbox at the Visitors Center. Be sure to include a return address, so Santa can write back!

Tonight’s Live Music:
Golden High School Winter Concert – 6:30PM
Ace Hi Tavern – Karaoke, 9:00 p.m.
Dirty Dogs Roadhouse – Kenny Perkins Band, 7PM
Jolynn’s Food and Spirits – Drama Americana, 9PM

Olde Golden Christmas book by Barb Warden

Saturday Preview:
Tomorrow will be a day of “lasts:” Last holiday parade (10:30AM), last day for hayrides after the parade, last day for the Victorian Carolers downtown, last Saturday for free carriage rides, last day for making gingerbread houses at Foothills Art Center. Be sure to make it downtown to catch the full panoply of Olde Golden Christmas celebrations.

Tomorrow will also be the last Golden History Roundtable. Frank Blaha will tell us about Golden’s water history, and Barb Warden will describe how Golden has celebrated Christmas over the past 159 years.

A Full Day of Fun and a Splash of Art

July 14, 2018

Dinosaur Train at the Colorado Railroad Museum - Golden CO

8AM-1PM:  Golden Farmers Market

9-10AM:  Yoga in Parfet Park

9AM-4PM:  Dinosaur Express Train at the Railroad Museum

10:15-10:45:  Family time at the Golden Library

11AM-12PM:  Coffee with Councilor Casey Brown at the Library

12-5PM:  Summer in Paris at Earth Sweet Botanicals

Downtown Weekends - Golden Colorado

5-8PM:  Golden Weekends (free carriage rides, street music, sales and samples in the downtown stores)

7:30PM:  Opening weekend for Lend Me a Tenor at Miners Alley Playhouse

Artsweek Golden

Make sure you check out the yarn-bombing on the statues!  This is the opening salvo for Artsweek Golden.  Starting tomorrow, you can expect to seeing artists in various vantage points around town, creating artwork depicting Golden in all its splendor!

Artsweek Golden