Thornton History Events

  • Second Saturdays: Open house hours for the public from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Chief Carl R. Nelson Fire Station, 9451 Dorothy Blvd., on the second Saturday of the month, March-October. Tour the station, attend the free workshop below, and learn more about Thornton's unique history. Free admission. For more information, email or call 720-977-5888.

  • Digital Preservation Workshop: 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Chief Carl R. Nelson Fire Station and on the second Saturday of each month, weather-permitting. Get tips on preserving your family's history including scanning materials, digitally storing and accessing materials, and protecting original copies. Free. For more information, email or call 720-977-5883.

7th Annual Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) Community Celebration, Saturday, November 4, 12-5 p.m.

McAllister Park Center, 750 W. 96th Ave.

Mark your calendars to celebrate this historic Mexican holiday with free, family-friendly activities including music, dancing, face painting, food trucks, art market, stilt-walkers, selfie booth, games and Katrina costume contest. Bring your ancestor pictures to place on the ofrenda altar.

For more information, contact or call 720-977-5882. Sponsored by the Mexican Cultural Center, Scientific Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), and Thornton Arts Sciences & Humanities Council (TASHCO). All information is subject to change.

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