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The City of Arvada's Festivals Commission produces eight festivals each year! Participants fly kites, enjoy scarecrow fun, celebrate American's Independence, eat great BBQ and drink different ales and pales, and learn about Arvada’s scenic trails and wildlife! They sample Colorado’s wines for a good cause and drink tea with our wise elders. Visit for information on all their great events.

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Festivals Commission Events

Trails Day

Enjoy the great outdoors at three Arvada locations. Held annually in June.

4th of July Celebration

Music, food, fireworks and more provided by the City of Arvada, Apex Park & Recreation District, Arvada Festivals Commission and KOOL105. Held annually on the 4th of July.

Arvada on Tap

Enjoy great BBQ, pales, ales and more! Held annually in July.

Annual Chocolate Affair

Chocolate! Chocolate!  Chocolate!  It’s a love affair with everything chocolate. Held annually in February.

Arvada Kite Festival

Enjoy kites, bike rides, food, and much more! Held annually in April.

Cheers for the Holidays (Formerly Wines for the Holidays)

Uncork your holiday cheer at this annual holiday event and learn about Colorado wines while helping raise funds for an Arvada non-profit. Held annually in November.

Festival of Scarecrows

Historic Olde Town Arvada (HOTA) is taking over this event! Contact HOTA for details about this event!

High Tea for Seniors

Seniors (ages 90+) enjoy tasty food, elegant desserts, and tea served from fancy and unique teapots. Held annually in March.