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Mark These Dates for August Family Fun in Arvada

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Free movie under the stars in Olde Town Square Friday, August 22, 2014: Frozen
by Agnes Reardon
Posted 7/31/14

Rain or shine, Arvada is the perfect place to savor the last weeks of summer. Take in the wonders of the Colorado landscape and broaden your mind in the arts and culture of our historic streets. …

Rain or shine, Arvada is the perfect place to savor the last weeks of summer. Take in the wonders of the Colorado landscape and broaden your mind in the arts and culture of our historic streets. Whether dancing the night away or clapping to live music, everyone can find their perfect summer dream in Arvada.

Free movie under the stars in Olde Town Square

Free movie under the stars in Olde Town Arvada

Friday, August 1, 2014: The Goonies

Ralston House .5K Run 

 Ralston House 5k Run

Run to help kids: The Ralson House annual .5K race

The Ralston House 8th Annual .5k Endurance Challenge Race calls for just a few steps to help put an end to child abuse. Funds raised go to the Ralston House, which helps abused children share their stories and heal.

When: Saturday, August 2, 8:30 a.m. registration, 10:00 a.m. race
Where: Olde Town Arvada, 7500 W. 57th Avenue, Arvada, Colo.
Info: (720) 898-6744

Salsa Sundays at The D Note

Salsa Sunday's at the DNote

Salsa dancing and lessons every Sunday in August

Dance your heart out to the best live salsa music in Colorado every Sunday in August! A tradition at The D Note for ten years, beginners and experienced dance floor experts alike can test their dancing shoes in a perfect end to a summer Sunday.

When: Salsa lessons 8:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
Where: 7519 Grandview Ave., Arvada, Colo.
Info: (303) 463-6683

Admission: $8

National Night Out

Join your neighbors  to help combat crime through prevention programs, strengthening community spirit, and build partnerships between neighborhoods and police. Arvada is encouraged to cook out, host block parties, and hold flashlight walks the night of the event, so help keep your neighborhood safe with your friends on this community night!

When: August 5, 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Olde Town Square, Arvada, Colo.

Free movie under the stars in Olde Town Square

Free Movie in Olde Town Arvada Hairspray

Friday, August 8, 2014: Hairspray

Doctor Robert at the Second Saturday in Olde Towne

Dr. Robert at the Second Saturday in Olde Town

August 9, 2014 in Olde Towne: Doctor Robert. Image: Kevin Reinert

Join in Arvada’s new summertime event in the rich atmosphere of Historic Olde Town Arvada! Doctor Robert will be playing as visitors can listen, shop, sample delicious food and keep the kids happy with activity and entertainment booths. The street will be closed to traffic to make the day safe and fun for the whole family.

When: August 9, 4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Where:  7307 Grandview Ave., Arvada, Colo.
Info: (303) 420-6100

Free movie under the stars in Olde Town Square

Free Movies in Old Towne Akeelah and the Bee

Friday, August 15, 2014: Akeelah and the Bee

Community Garden Open House

Savor delicious treats from the local gardeners of Arvada at the Community Garden Open House! There will be drinks, corn-on-the-cob and tours of the community garden as well as an attendee-judged garden plot contest.

When: August 16, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Where: 9195 West 57th. Ave. 57th & Garrison, Arvada, Colo.
Info: info@Arvadagardeners.org

Free movie in Olde Town Square

Free Movies in Olde Town Arvada Frozen

Friday, August 22, 2014: Frozen

Free movie in Olde Town Square

Free Movies in Olde Town The Hunger Games 

Friday, August 29, 2014: Hunger Games

Tip from Arvada’s Concierge:

“Join us every Friday night in August for a different free film showing in Olde Town Square,” says Jean Gordon, Arvada’s concierge at the Arvada Visitors Center. “Bring a blanket, a lawn chair and a picnic. Movies begin at dusk.” Info: (303) 431-1261.

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

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