Colorado Day at HCC
The Centennial State celebrates its 145th birthday on Sunday, August 1, 2021 with a free event at the History Colorado Center!
Join us at this carnivalesque gathering fit for an entire state. From alpacas to mascots to professional chalk artists, there will be more than 20 attractions surrounded by live music provided by local artists, including everything from traditional taiko drummers to jazz guitars. Ice cream, popcorn, and other refreshments will be available both outside and in the museum's Café Rendezvous. Inside, guests will enjoy four floors of award winning exhibits, including the new Building Denver: Visions of the Capital City. The History Colorado Makerspace will be open all day, as will face painting stations.
Colorado Day at the History Colorado Center will also feature the launch of the new monthly Heritage Produce Basket in partnership with Colorado Proud. These overflowing baskets of fresh local produce are accompanied by historic recipes, and will be available each month.
The event is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Advance registration is highly recommended to allow guests to skip longer lines for entry.
All parking meters are free on Sunday. Covered parking is available at the Art Garage (1268 Lincoln St.) and the Cultural Center Complex Garage (65 W. 12th Ave.), and RTD will bring you right to the museum’s doorstep.
When you select August 1 on our ticketing page, advance tickets are free!
Colorado Day Around the State
The party is state-wide! Celebrate Colorado Day with free admission at community museums around the state.
The following museums will be open on Sunday, August 1st with free admission for all guests:
In addition, while Trinidad History Museum will not be open on Colorado Day, they will be hosting a special advance celebration on Saturday, July 31st with free admission for all guests.
Colorado Day Postcards
Hey History Buffs, we’d love to know what you think. Tell us about your favorite place in
Colorado—you can even draw us a picture!
Instructions to mail us your letter:
1. Print your letter and fill it out.
2. Place your letter in a stamped envelope and address to:
1200 N Broadway
Denver, CO 80203
3. Make sure to put a return address on your envelope, so we can send you something back as
well. We hope to hear from you soon!