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Museum Events, Exhibits and Lectures
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Denver Postcard Show
May 6 & 7, 2016:   11 am - 7 pm
Jefferson County Fairgrounds
15200 West 6th Avenue

Golden Super Cruise
May 7, 2016:  5:30 - 8:30 pm
South Golden Road

Season Closing Concert
Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 5 in C#Minor

Sponsor: Jefferson County Orchestra
May 5:  3 pm
CSM Green Center
16th and Cheyenne


Athena Project: Sheltered
May 7, 2016: 7 pm
Sponsor: West Side Live
Jefferson Unitarian Church
14350 West 32nd Avenue

Golden Games
May 20 - 22, 2016:  5:30 - 7 pm
Clear Creek Whitewater Park
1300 10th Street

Moms, Music and Model Trains
May 21, 2016:  Noon - 4 pm
Colorado Railroad Museum
17155 West 44th Ave.

Golden Cruise
May 31, 2016:  6 - 9:30 pm
Adjacent to Golden Library Parking Lot
1019 10th Street

Whale of a Used Book Sale
June 3 - 5, 2016:  9 am - 5 pm
Sponsor: Friends of the Jefferson County Library
Jefferson County Fairgrounds
15200 West Sixth Avenue

Farmers' Market
Saturdays beginning June 4, 2016:   8 am - 1 pm
Adjacent to Golden Public Library
1019 Tenth Street

First Friday Street Fair
June 3, 2016:   5 - 8 pm
Downtown Golden
Washington Avenue from 11th to 13 St.

Golden Super Cruise
June 4, 2016:  5:30 - 8:30 pm
South Golden Road

Golden Music Festival
June 10 - 12, 2016:  
Clear Creek History Park
11th and Arapahoe Streets

Golden Cruise
June 28, 2016:  6 - 9:30 pm
Adjacent to Golden Library Parking Lot
1019 10th Street

May and June are when summer returns to Golden, Colorado, along with the Saturday Farmers' Market, classic car events, community bike rides, and street parties. It's when many downtown restaurants open their outdoor dining areas, and the sidewalks fill with shoppers.

Golden Retriever in Clear CreekThe Super Cruise on the first Saturday of each month, among other events, brings back the good old days during Golden's summer.

May is also when the water begins to rise in Clear Creek, and roiling rapids at the Clear Creek Whitewater Park thrill kayak enthusiasts who flock to Golden at this time of year to watch and engage in this unique sport. Flows in Clear Creek peak in late May and typically remain high and fast throughout June. Temperatures in Golden rise from an average high and low of 67° and 39° at the beginning of May to 87° and 57° at the end of June. Water temperatures in Clear Creek are typically in the low 50's, so you'll need a wet suit or lots of courage to go in the water.

In May and June, historic downtown's First Friday shopping nights expand into full-fledged evening street fairs, with Washington Avenue closed to vehicular traffic to make room for pedestrians, beer sales and food stands. The Buffalo Rose, Golden Hotel and Pandoro's Bakery regularly host outdoor musicians to be enjoyed by patrons and passersby alike.

Meanwhile, farther from downtown both children and adults enjoy the amenities at Golden's Splash Water Park and Fossil Trace Golf Course. The Jefferson County Fairgrounds also hosts a variety of springtime shows and activities.