A nonprofit arts & culture organization  •  Nederland, CO  •  303.258.3457


Watch the Film, Carving Joy

Film About the Carousel Now Available for Streaming! Carving Joy is an award-winning, short documentary film about the origins of the Carousel of Happiness and its founder, Scott Harrison. Produced by Reel Inspired Media, the film debuted at the 2020 Mountainfilm festival and is now available for streaming on Vimeo for $10 per view. Fifty percent of the proceeds, after taxes and fees, will go to support the Carousel, the inspiration for this touching film. The free trailer is posted […]

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Carousel Closure

In order to be proactive in our response to the spread of the coronavirus, the Carousel closed on March 12 until further notice. We regret any inconvenience and we extend our heartfelt wish that our community stay healthy and safe. We will be engaging our staff in spring cleaning efforts and plan to continue to post messages to our community via our social media accounts during this period. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see what’s happening and stay

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Animals After Dark Gala: Sept. 7, 7-10 pm at the Carousel

Join us Saturday, Sept. 7th for an evening of fun, friendship and philanthropy!   The celebration begins @ 7 pm, and includes hors d’oeuvres and drinks, live music by The Gael, and a live auction starting @ 8:30 pm. Come dressed to impress — it’s a Ned-style Black Tie. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE Advance Tickets: $45 per individual or $75 per couple At the door: $50 each The ONLINE AUCTION IS NOW LIVE for local as well as remote supporters of the carousel. We

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Annual Fundraiser & Live Auction – Sept. 22, 2018

  Purchase Tickets at the Door!   THE MUSIC:  ARWEN AND THE GAEL! We call our music Celtic/Eclectic and when our vocalist Arwen joined the group, she took it to a new level. Her songs range from Sheryl Crow and Loreena McKennitt, to an old Russian cabaret song, and some traditional Celtic songs as well.   Our new show is kind of like the Colorado weather: if you hear something you don’t like, the next tune will likely be different. There

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11am to 5pm


10am to 5pm


10am to 5pm


10am to 5pm

Last ride of the day at 4:45pm

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We are a 501c3 Arts and Culture organization on a mission to promote happiness, well-being, and service to others through stories and experiences.  Your donation today will keep us spinning for another year!