The City of Loveland has closed all facilities until March 27, and the Museum, Rialto, Library and Chilson through April 20, as we monitor the COVID-19 situation. Due to these closures, and the direction of local, state and federal guidelines, City staff has decided to cancel this year’s Colorado Children’s Day event, scheduled for April 20, 2020 at Fairgrounds Park. Ever-changing guidelines on social distancing and overall resources available from the City to produce this event, have also impacted the decision for cancellation.
Celebrated in Loveland since 2002
The City of Loveland, with the help of the Thompson School District, will celebrate the annual Colorado Children’s Day on Monday, April 20 at Fairgrounds Park.
The event was founded by long-time resident Annie Hall who believed that children deserved a day totally dedicated to celebration and enjoyment.
Last year, more than 2,500 children and their parents enjoyed this fun-filled annual event that combines fun with hands-on learning and experiential education.
Activities – coming soon!
Children’s Day will be held rain, snow or shine. Some activities may be impacted by weather. Please dress for the weather.
Representatives from City departments including Cultural Services, Facilities Management, Fire Rescue Authority, Loveland Public Library, Parks and Recreation, Police, Streets and Traffic, Stormwater and Water & Power work with the Thompson School District to plan and hold Colorado Children’s Day every year.
Colorado Children’s Day History
Children’s Day is the result of the long-time dream of Loveland resident Annie Hall, who lived for 100 years as the biggest fan of children and celebrating them and their spirit. With Annie’s request, Colorado Senator Stan Matsunaka sponsored Senate Joint Resolution 01-015 in March 2001, which created a Colorado Children’s Day to be celebrated each year on the first Wednesday in March. The resolution was unanimously passed by the Colorado legislature. The City of Loveland in cooperation with Thompson School District has been celebrating Colorado Children’s Day since 2002. The day that the event is celebrated has been adjusted over time to better accommodate school schedules, but is still celebrated in Loveland in Annie’s memory.