Arvada Harvest Festival – 2nd Oldest Community Celebration in Colorado!

When: September 9, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: McIlvoy House, 7307 Grandview Ave, Arvada, CO 80002, USA

On the last day of the Festival, we will have displays about Arvada’s rich history, Arvada-specific merchandise, pull tabs/pickles, root beer floats, and so much more…including a wealth of information about why and how Arvada was founded.

Mother’s Day Tea

When: May 12, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: historic McIlvoy House, 7307 Grandview Ave, Arvada, CO 80002, USA

Our popular Mother’s Day Tea will soon be sold out – reserve your seat now! Reservations required and will be confirmed once payment is received no later than ten days before the event. Cost:  $25 per person.

Under the Water Tower – an oral history

Under the Water Tower – an oral history
When: April 7, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: historic McIlvoy House, 7307 Grandview Ave, Arvada, CO 80002, USA

Join us for a lively discussion of life under the Arvada Water Tower, our town’s  famous landmark. Reminisce with us about the Water Tower and how it affected every day life.  We encourage attendees to bring their photos and stories

Holiday Open House

Holiday Open House
When: December 9, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: McIlvoy House

Join us for Holiday cheer at our home – historic McIlvoy House.  Renew friendships and make new ones as we celebrate the season.  Light refreshments will be served.

Arvada Folklore

Arvada Folklore

Our float in 2017 Harvest Festival Parade illustrates three local legends:  The Hackberry Tree, Mrs. Benjamin’s Gold Nugget, and Big Chief Rain-in-the-Face.  Below is the full story behind each of these local legends. Legends of the Hackberry Tree When the

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