Golden Civic Foundation Annual Events

Since 1970, the Golden Civic Foundation has helped to build a lively downtown, thriving economy and strong connection with our community. In addition to this community support, the Golden Civic Foundation hosts two primary fundraising/friend-raising events per year:

The Golden Summer Jam

This summertime event is designed to connect with Golden families and residents, promote community involvement and celebrate Golden’s small town friendly atmosphere. This “friendraiser/fundraiser” is held annually at the Colorado Railroad Museum and features live music by local Golden bands, food and fun for all ages!

The Golden Summer Jam 2024 is planned for June 20th, 2024. Stay tuned for details.


The Golden Civic Foundation has held a fall fundraiser since 1975. These fall fundraisers have ranged from meaningful galas to the Wild West Oktoberfest and Bavarian Banquet in 2023. This longstanding tradition of hosting a fall fundraiser is the primary way that the Golden Civic Foundation raises money to support its community grants program. As of 2023, this program has provided more than $7.47 million in funding to non-profit organizations that provide social, civic, cultural and education-based services to Golden residents. Plans are underway for our fall fundraising event in 2024. Please check back for details! 

“The Golden Civic Foundation was instrumental in the purchase and renovation of our beautiful building, and has given each of our organizations a home we can be proud of.  But more than that, over the years, the Foundation has supported all of us with grants that have enabled us to grow our membership, enhance our library, expand our museum, and purchase tools to maintain the trails we love so much.  Supporting the Golden Civic Foundation supports all of us.”

Shelby Arnold

Executive Director, American Mountaineering Museum

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