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50th Anniversary

Happy Anniversary Northglenn!  Celebrating 50 years strong in 2019.

Please note - there will be no anniversary events on April 27 nor May 1.  

Learn more about the city's history.

Events and Activities

Next Up:

Community Iron Pour on June 5 starting at 4 pm
The community iron pour will take place in conjunction with the first summer concert of 2019!  Starting at 4 pm, attendees can scratch their own block for a take home piece of art.  The concert will feature Thumpin'. Following the concert will be the performance art by Jesse Blumenthal.

Iron pours are part art and part performance. Witness molten iron being poured into sculpted blocks, resulting in one-of-a-kind pieces.  Before the concert - make your own piece of art. Following the concert, watch the iron pour art performance.  

Learn more about the artists:
Ira Hill
Jesse Blumenthal

Upcoming Events:
Food Truck Carnival Ice Sculpture Carving Contest
The Food Truck Carnival takes place May 10 to May 12 and will feature an ice sculpture on Saturday to celebrate the 50th anniversary! The Photo Bus will also be your photo booth on wheels. Get a FREE commemorative photo on Saturday and Sunday. 

Year-Long Activities, Events and Programs:
Resident Recognition Program
Every year residents do great things to improve our community and positively affect the lives of others. Share their stories with us and help us celebrate them! Nominees will be recognized at the second monthly City Council meeting of each month through 2019.

Arbor Day and 50 Trees for 50 Years
On April 19, in celebration of Arbor Day and the city's Incorporation Day, the city arborist, other staff and council joined more than 400 students from Westview Elementary School to plant 5 of the 50 trees planted in the city this spring.  The event took place in  Danahy Park. The other 45 trees can be found throughout the city by finding the temporary plaque placed at each location.

Display of Historic Items
View the gallery of memorabilia in the lower level of City Hall (11701 Community Center Drive).  A display case and surrounding walls will feature old photos, blueprints, architectural plans and other items that were found in the city archives and also loaned by Northglenn residents. Display will be updated and changed throughout the year.

Tunnel Mural
Painting has already begun on the Tunnel Mural Project by Denver based muralist, Chad Bolsinger.  Northglenn Arts & Humanities Foundation is leading a mural art project with a theme of 50 years of Northglenn. It is located in the pedestrian tunnel that connects the Civic Center and the RTD Park-N-Ride. The piece will illustrate the history of Northglenn with an eye toward the future. The artist will be signing prints of a piece of the mural at the city's July 4 celebration.  Learn more about Chad Bolsinger.

Police Challenge Coin and Badge
The Police Department is selling 50th anniversary challenge coins. Funds raised will support production of a 50 years badge to be worn in 2019.

Previous Events:

The anniversary will kick off at a special Mingle with the Mayor at Periodic Brewing on Jan. 9 at 6 p.m. Learn more on page 7. 

In honor of Women's History Month, the city will present a speaking engagement with Northglenn native Lt. General Laura Richardson. She is one of the highest-ranking women in the U.S. Army. 
Watch the entire night's presentation.

 Photo Galleries

Related Information



Heather Rule Grady
Interim Communications Manager

Send in old photos to:

John Eisel
c/o Northglenn City Hall
11701 Community Center Drive
Northglenn, CO