• Golden Ticket

    The Golden Ticket is your chance to SAVE and WIN at Golden businesses just as a thank you for visiting Golden. The Golden Ticket is your passport for fun, exciting entertainment, delicious food and drink and great deals!

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  • Golden Visitors Center

    Stop by the Golden Visitors Center to pick up informational brochures, grab directional maps or learn suggestions for things to see and do.

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  • Coors Brewery Tours

    If you think Golden is refreshing, wait until you tour the Coors Brewery, the largest single-site brewery in the world. The self-guided tour includes a ride through historic downtown Golden, beer tasting (for 21+) and a visit to the Coors & Co gift shop.

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  • Olde Golden Christmas

    Experience small town, authentic holiday charm at Olde Golden Christmas in historic downtown Golden. The month long magical celebration includes a candlelight walk, parades, free horse-drawn carriage rides, shopping, and more

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Welcome to Golden where you’ll discover our small town charm comes with world-class recreation; over 20 cultural attractions; affordable dining and eclectic shopping; and of course, the world’s largest single site brewery, the Coors Brewery Tour.

Plan Your Visit

Book a hotel room, make a reservation for dinner or find the perfect gift at one of Golden’s shops.

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Things to Do

Welcome to Golden where you’ll discover with our small town charm comes world-class recreation, including hiking, mountain-biking and water sports

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Coors Brewery Tour

Plan your visit to the Coors Brewery and discover our cool city and cold beer.

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About Golden Colorado

Welcome to Golden where you’ll discover our small town charm comes world-class recreation, including hiking, mountain-biking and water sports; over 20 cultural attractions; affordable dining and eclectic shopping; and of course, the world’s largest single site brewery, the Coors Brewery Tour.

Golden is a place of history mixed with contemporary fun. You can experience the Old West at the historic Clear Creek History Park, climb aboard the trains at the Colorado Railroad Museum or travel the Lariat Loop featuring Buffalo Bill’s Grave and Museum on Lookout Mountain, just to name a few of the adventures you can have in Golden.

No matter if you enjoy the arts or the outdoors, Golden is the place for adventure for the whole family. Our attractions rival any town in Colorado and with most being free, your next vacation won’t break the bank! Come Play in Golden with us and experience “Where the West Lives!”

Be sure to “follow” and “like” us on Twitter and Facebook, and we’ll keep you in the know on all Golden’s events and activities. You can also sign up for Golden’s monthly E-newsletter, the Golden Nugget, for deals, travel tips, local’s secrets and more.

To book your lodging or find a restaurant, we have everything you need to know in the “Plan Your Visit” section of the website. Save 5% to 20% off your next purchase with a Golden Ticket, available at the Visitors Center or on the Coors Brewery Tour. Win up to $500 cash when you scratch your Golden Ticket at over 85 participating businesses.

Upcoming Events

Dec
20
Sat
11:00 am Christmas Parade & Activities @ Historic Downtown Golden
Christmas Parade & Activities @ Historic Downtown Golden
Dec 20 @ 11:00 am
Christmas Parade & Activities @ Historic Downtown Golden | Golden | Colorado | United States
Olde Golden Christmas Parade Activities take place Saturdays, Dec. 6, 13, & 20.  Watch Santa zoom around in his sidecar motorcycle, heckle the Grinch as he drives by in his corvette, or cheer on elves as they race on unicycles during the weekly Old Golden Christmas Parade. This old-fashioned holiday parade bursts with Colorado charm and authentic holiday spirit and is a perfect free family-friendly tradition.  Listen to Victorian carolers and snappy barbarshop quartets, admire antique fire trucks and hear the hoof beats of the prancing horses. Children will cheer as the parade travels down Washington Avenue. Free parking and free community activities following the parade. Free Community Activities: Newfoundland […]
12:00 pm Celtic Music Concert @ Meyer Hardware
Celtic Music Concert @ Meyer Hardware
Dec 20 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Celtic Music Concert  @ Meyer Hardware | Golden | Colorado | United States
Celtic Music Concert in Golden!  Enjoy the classic melodies of Celtic guitarist, Jerry Barlow while shopping for friend and family at Meyer Hardware.  Meyers has all of the tried and true gadgets as well as the Red Flyer Wagon in all sizes.  Relax on the store’s main floor and be a part of this traditional event or shop in this two level hardware store for all your holiday gifts. Acclaimed Celtic finger style guitarist Jerry Barlow is a virtuoso musician, a warm and accessible performer, and a world-class storyteller.  His repertoire is composed of a synthesis of traditional music from the British Isles and his own original Celtic-inspired compositions. Barlow’s music […]
7:00 pm Belly Dancing & Masquerade Ball @ The Buffalo Rose
Belly Dancing & Masquerade Ball @ The Buffalo Rose
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm – 1:45 am
Belly Dancing & Masquerade Ball @ The Buffalo Rose | Golden | Colorado | United States
Belly Dancing and Masquerade Party! On Saturday, Dec. 20, there will be a Holiday Masquerade Party at the Buffalo Rose beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is FREE and open to the public! There will be vendors with great last minute gifts and belly dancig will be on stage from the dancers at Muse  along with some local favorites! Mark the calendar now for the big  Illumination Event planned for  November 13-15, 2015. Zoe Jakes will perform at the Masquerade Ball and offer her Archetype workshops!
Dec
21
Sun
12:00 pm Free Horse Drawn Carriage Rides @ Across from Bloom Boutique
Free Horse Drawn Carriage Rides @ Across from Bloom Boutique
Dec 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Free Horse Drawn Carriage Rides @ Across from Bloom Boutique | Golden | Colorado | United States
Free Horse Drawn Carriage rides through historic downtown Golden, Colorado every Sunday in Dec. until the 21st.  Get in the holiday spirit as you view the historic architecture, quaint shops and restaurants. Experience the beauty of the holiday season in Golden.  Check out our Holiday Dining Guide and all the things to do just before Christmas.
Dec
23
Tue
5:30 pm Beer Dinner Festivus for the Res... @ Barrels & Bottles Brewery
Beer Dinner Festivus for the Res... @ Barrels & Bottles Brewery
Dec 23 @ 5:30 pm
Beer Dinner Festivus for the Rest of Us @ Barrels & Bottles Brewery | Golden | Colorado | United States
Beer Dinner at Barrels and Bottles Brewery! Join the 2nd Annual “Festivus for the Rest of Us Dinner”. If the holidays have family visiting and there’s a need to get away to a really cool place, the Festivus for the Rest of Us Beer Dinner is the answer. Most holidays are made up anyway, so why not celebrate the non-commercial aspect of Festivus! This annual event has a whole list of interesting activities and great food. So what are some of the rules and traditions of Festivus? How is it celebrated? This is one of the biggest questions newcomers have when it comes to Festivus. Since this holiday was spawned […]
Jan
3
Sat
9:00 pm Crooks: Live Country Music @ The Buffalo Rose
Crooks: Live Country Music @ The Buffalo Rose
Jan 3 @ 9:00 pm – Jan 4 @ 1:00 am
Crooks: Live Country Music @ The Buffalo Rose | Golden | Colorado | United States
Crooks: live country music on the main stage at the Buffalo Rose. There’s no shortage of country music in Crooks’ hometown of Austin, TX. But ask anyone who has crammed into a packed honky-tonk to catch one of their infamously rowdy late-night shows and they’ll say there’s something that sets them apart from the rest. Crooks are breathing new life into decades-old musical traditions, stripping away the polish and shine of modern radio country and replacing it with earnest songs about life, work and pain. Sometimes it’s weary and lonesome, sometimes it’s downright bleak, and oftentimes it’s just reckless fun. Suddenly, country music is dangerous again. Front man Josh Mazour […]
Jan
10
Sat
10:00 am 2015 Young Artists Competition –... @ Colorado Christian University Music Center
2015 Young Artists Competition –... @ Colorado Christian University Music Center
Jan 10 @ 10:00 am
2015 Young Artists Competition – Piano @ Colorado Christian University Music Center | Lakewood | Colorado | United States
2015 International Young Artists Competition – Piano. Twelve young pianists from around the world will compete for a grand prize of $5,000 and the chance to perform with the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra in the 2015 Jefferson Symphony International Young Artists Competition  on January 10, 2015. The competition will take place at Colorado Christian University throughout the day and is free for the public to attend. The top three winners will perform in recital that evening. This is the 56th year that the Jefferson Symphony Association has sponsored this exciting opportunity for up and coming stars in the world of classical music. The competition has grown and evolved over the years […]
Jan
15
Thu
6:00 pm Living History: Colorado Outlaws... @ Astor House Museum
Living History: Colorado Outlaws... @ Astor House Museum
Jan 15 @ 6:00 pm – Jan 16 @ 7:30 am
Living History: Colorado Outlaws, Con Men and Gunslingers @ Astor House Museum  | Golden | Colorado | United States
Living history: Colorado Outlaws, Con Men and Gunslingers Throughout history, scoundrels have always been abundant. They could often get away with their lies, cheating, tricks, cons, murders and thefts for much longer than they can today. Learn about fascinating scoundrels who caused havoc as they roamed through Colorado, including here in Jefferson County. 6:00 to 7:30 pm at Astor House Museum. Members $10; non-members $15. This class will be taught by Ed Weising who is a historian and tour guide with over 30 years of experience as a speaker. His presentations will be illustrated with historical photos. Call us at 303-278-3557 with any questions.   Make sure to see Golden History […]
Jan
22
Thu
10:00 am 26th Annual Colorado Cowboy Gath... @ American Mountaineering Center
26th Annual Colorado Cowboy Gath... @ American Mountaineering Center
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
26th Annual Colorado Cowboy Gathering @ American Mountaineering Center | Golden | Colorado | United States
The Colorado Cowboy Gathering brings the country’s best cowboy poets, musicians,storytellers and comedians together for four days of pure Western entertainment! See headliners Dave Stamey and Eli Barsey.  The event also includes classes, workshops and branding event at the Clear Creek History Park.  Purchase tickets online. The Colorado Cowboy Gathering celebrates cowboy heritage, traditions and entertainment, which grew out of the traditions of workers on cattle drives.
Jan
23
Fri
10:00 am 26th Annual Colorado Cowboy Gath... @ American Mountaineering Center
26th Annual Colorado Cowboy Gath... @ American Mountaineering Center
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
26th Annual Colorado Cowboy Gathering @ American Mountaineering Center | Golden | Colorado | United States
The Colorado Cowboy Gathering brings the country’s best cowboy poets, musicians,storytellers and comedians together for four days of pure Western entertainment! See headliners Dave Stamey and Eli Barsey.  The event also includes classes, workshops and branding event at the Clear Creek History Park.  Purchase tickets online. The Colorado Cowboy Gathering celebrates cowboy heritage, traditions and entertainment, which grew out of the traditions of workers on cattle drives.

From the Blog

What to do on New Year’s Eve in Golden

Having trouble deciding where to take your sweetheart for New Year’s Eve? Head to Golden to make a night of it. With options including delicious restaurants, live entertainment, and hotel packages, you’ll be glad you did.

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‘Tis Just Before Christmas!

Gather friends and family together and come to Golden for holiday activities including Christmas crafting, light displays, parades, and traditional music. Create fabulous memories in Golden this year.

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Points of Interest

Traveling to Golden? We have four major highways (I-70, Hwy 6, Hwy 58 and C-470) that lead to Golden. No matter if you are coming from the East or West, North or South, Golden is conveniently located at the foothills of the Rockies just 20 minutes from downtown Denver.

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