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


The Carousel of Happiness is a special place. Our goal is to bring a little joy into people’s lives. We are committed to keeping our ride price low, so we use a number of volunteers to help greet visitors,  answer questions, sell tickets and ring up gift shop merchandise. 

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please use the link below, email us at [email protected], call our office at (303) 258-3457, or just stop by during business hours. We’d love to have your help!

If you would like to volunteer in another area, please let us know and we can talk about other Carousel needs. We logged over 20,000 volunteer hours since opening in 2010, in a variety of different areas. We value our volunteers’ energy and ideas!

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Local Gardeners Needed!
Many Nederland locals have gardens, and some manage not only their own gardens, but they help keep the Carousel of Happiness north and south gardens looking gorgeous June through November.  Think about volunteering a morning each week to dead-head our spent Achillea, or water our aspens, irises and poppies one evening each week from June through October.  
Donate some flowering shrubs from your own garden, or volunteer to sweep and tidy our circular bench and paths,  perhaps with your children or grandchildren,  on a regular day throughout summer. We welcome  and value our dependable volunteers who tend the garden which adds to the joy of our guests who visit the Carousel of Happiness.  Call Ellen at (303) 258-9246 or Melody at (303) 258-3457 to sign up.
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11am to 5pm


11 am to 5pm


11am to 5pm


11am to 5pm


10am to 5pm


10am to 5pm


10am to 5pm

Last ride of the day at 4:45pm

Call (303) 258-3457 for more information

Join us for the 2nd Annual


$1 Carnival Games

Popcorn, Cotton Candy, Festival Fare

Two Circus Shows at 1pm and 4pm

Show Tickets $45-$55 per person

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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!