Signature Events

Festival of Scarecrows

Saturday, October 8th

Town Square will become a pumpkin patch and scarecrows of all shapes and sizes will stand guard throughout Olde Town. Bring costumed kids for the parade, navigate the corn maze, find a perfect pumpkin and be sure to vote for your favorite scarecrow – the winners will receive prizes – or enter your own scarecrow into the contest. Click here for more info. 


Tuesday, December 6

Celebrate Lagniappe (lawn-yahp) as our local business owners thank their loyal customers with small gifts of appreciation. The Mayor will begin the festivities by lighting the Tree in Town Square. Olde Town will glow with holiday lights, carolers will sing traditional holiday songs, and Santa will be waiting to meet young children and listen to the Holiday wishes.

Celebrate the Holidays/Saturdays with Santa

Saturdays- December 3rd, 10th and 17th

We invite you to experience a touch of holiday charm this season. Celebrate the holidays with us this season and find that unique gift only found in one of our many authentic boutiques and enjoy dinner in our locally owned restaurants.  Santa will be on the Olde Town Square for picture opportunities and you can enjoy a horse drawn carriage ride through Olde Town.

Pictures with Santa are free with a donation of canned food that we'll donate to the food bank at The Rising Church.  Carriage rides are $10 per adult, $5 per child 2-16 and little one on laps are free.  Carriage rides leave the Square every 15 minutes during the event.

A Chocolate Affair

February 6, 2016

Chocolate! Chocolate!  Chocolate!  It’s a love affair with everything chocolate. Bliss out on tasty delights and have fun in Olde Town. This tasty event features good treats and fun! 

St. Patrick's Day Festival

Saturday, March 11th (snow date Saturday, March 18th)

Everyone's Irish at our all-ages St. Patrick's Day Festival.  This street festival features live stage music, plenty of Irish elements, arts and crafts vendors, food, and of course beer and wine.  Kids activities and plenty of great Olde Town merchants to visit make it a welcoming experience for the whole family. Admission is free and the festival area will be closed to traffic.

Ladies Only Sample Tour

Thursday, May 5th 4pm-8pm

A special evening awaits you in Olde Town, where can “sample” all there is to offer. Bring your mother, daughter, or girl friends for a fabulous girls’ night out! Purchase an event bracelet and get a map of samples made available by our local businesses.

2nd Saturday Street Festivals

Saturday, June 11th 4:30pm-10:00pm
Saturday, July 9th 4:30pm-10:00pm
Saturday, August 13th 4:30pm-10:00pm

Historic Olde Town Arvada again invites our community to celebrate in Olde Town at our 2nd Saturday Street Festivals! Olde Town events typically bring around 4,000 people to Grandview Avenue. In addition to live music, we will feature arts/crafts booths, food booths, kids activities, and beer/wine sales. Admission is free and Grandview Ave will be closed to auto traffic, ensuring a fun and safe atmosphere for all.

Flicks in the Square

Fridays in August

Get out of the house this summer and enjoy a relaxing evening under the stars. Sit back with free family friendly outdoor movies in Olde Town Square. Movies start at dusk and a preceded by entertainment in the square. 

August 5th- Frozen
August 12th- Back to the Future
August 19th- The Incredibles
August 26th Ferris Bueller's Day Off

National Night Out

Tuesday, August 2nd

You can be a crime fighting hero! On this special night, our downtown district and communities across the nation join hands against crime and drugs. Join us for the potluck BBQ and safety demonstrations in Olde Town Square to send a message to criminals: Our neighborhood is organized and crime will not be tolerated, we put the unity in our community.

Other events celebrated in Olde Town…

Ralston House .5K Endurance Challenge

Harvest Festival

St. Anne's Bazaar

Arvada Farmer's Market