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Fishy business: Arvada’s Kids Fishing Contest, June 7, 2014
by Agnes Reardon
Posted 6/2/14

Warm weather is here to stay and there’s no better place to savor the bright sun and beautiful landscapes of summer than Arvada. Whether it’s hiking or music, culture or crafts, there’s something to meet everyone’s needs in the month of June. Including a beach party. Come and start exploring everything that Arvada has to offer as the summer sun shines!

14th Annual Kids Fishing Contest

Fishy business: Arvada’s Kids Fishing Contest, June 7, 2014

Aspiring anglers of all ages will get the chance to showcase their skills at the Arvada Reservoir during the 14th Annual Kids Fishing Contest. Admission is free for kids 3-14, so bring the family bright and early for a morning of fishing and fun.  There are prizes for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in each age group, so grab your fishing tackle and get ready to cast! 

When: June 7, 2014, starting at 6:00 a.m.
Where: Arvada Blunn Reservoir, 18915 West 64th Parkway, Arvada, Colo.

Arvada Trails Day
Wildlife at the Majestic View Nature Center
Wildlife at the Majestic View Nature Center

Celebrate the great outdoors by taking in Arvada’s natural beauty at the 13th Annual Arvada Trails Day. The Majestic View Nature Center and the Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge will provide everything from live animal presentations to biking and hiking groups. Free ice cream and hot dogs will be provided at both locations so bring your energy and an appetite!
When: June 7, 2014, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison Street, Arvada, Colo. and Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge, West 80th Avenue, Arvada Colo. (east of Kipling Street)

Summer at the Center: Jamie Cullum
Jazz at the Amphitheatre: Jamie Cullum on June 9, 2014
Jazz at the Amphitheatre: Jamie Cullum on June 9, 2014

Take in an evening of music that blends a variety of jazz, pop, and rock with jazz artist Jamie Cullum, whose music has graced television and the stage. The talented UK musician brings his unique style and charismatic performances to Arvada for a beautiful medley of musical style and rhythm. Purchase tickets at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities.

When: June 9, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheater
Info: (720) 898-7200

Second Saturday Street Fair

Playing Olde Towne in June: the Wendy Woo Band, June 14, 2014
Playing Olde Towne in June: the Wendy Woo Band, June 14, 2014

Historic Olde Towne Arvada has a new way to enjoy the warm summer weather with the Second Saturday Street Festival. Take in the sights of Olde Towne while enjoying live music, food, a Kids Zone and arts and crafts booths. June’s headline act is the Wendy Woo Band, so bring the family and wander the Olde Towne streets for an experience that engages all the senses.

When: June 14, 2014, 4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Where: Grandview Avenue, Arvada, Colo. (between Olde Wadsworth and Upham Street)

Sand in the City Festival
Colorado’s premier beach party: Sand in the City Festival, June 28 – 29, 2014
Colorado’s premier beach party: Sand in the City Festival, June 28 – 29, 2014

The beach comes to you with the help of the 2nd annual Sand in the City Festival. Colorado’s premier beach party is expected to attract over 10,000 visitors this year, and you won’t want to be left out of the fun. With beachside staples such as sand sculptures, local food and buried treasure, there’s something for everyone to do as they soak up the sun and savor the sand between their toes.

When: June 28 and 29, 2014, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Where: Ralston Park at 64th and Simms, Arvada, Colo.
Info: ashley@arvadachamber.org

Tip from Arvada’s Concierge:
The Five Parks Farmers Market is held every Thursday in the Five Parks Neighborhood from 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. and it’s a great way to grab some summer goodies. “It’s a great way to check out the local produce and explore what Arvada has to offer,” says Jean Gordon, concierge at the Arvada Visitors Center. Call (303) 431-1261 for more information.

Drop by the Arvada Visitors Center
Drop by the Arvada Visitors Center

Arvada Visitors Center
Jean Gordon, Arvada’s Concierge
7305 Grandview Ave.
Arvada, Colo. 80002
(720) 898-3380
Visitor Center hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Email Jean Gordon, Arvada’s concierge
Click here to request a visitor’s guide