Denver7 list of the 7 best things to do in Denver this weekend, March 18-20, 2016

DENVER - Every weekend, Denver7 compiles a list of some family friendly events you might enjoy.  Here are our picks for the 7 best things to do in Denver this weekend.  

Thursday - Sunday

Denver Auto Show

What: Considering a new car or truck this year?  This is the premier showcase for the newest vehicles to suit every budget and lifestyle.  Compare prices and features, and visit with factory and vehicle representatives in a no-pressure environment.  Plus, you’ll get a sneak peek at selected intros, concepts and tricked out cars.  Stroll the showroom floor, sit in the cars, pop the hoods, and kick the tires.  It’s great entertainment for both the serious shopper and the car buff.

Where: Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street, Denver, Colo. 

When: Thursday-Friday: 12 p.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; and Sunday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Admission: $12 – Adults; $6 – Kids 6-12 years; Kids under 6 years are free.  

More Information: denverautoshow.com

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Friday - Sunday

Denver Home Show

What: Planning to remodel, update or simply need help finishing your honey-do list?  This is your one-stop-shop, your chance to visit with companies ready to introduce new technologies and trends in home improvements and landscaping. There will be no excuses after attending this show.

Where:  National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt Street, Denver, Colo.

When: Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: Adults - $11; Kids 12 years and under are free. (Discount tickets available online.)

More Information: homeshowdenver.com

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Friday – Sunday

Celestial Seasonings Factory Tour

What: Did you know you can tour Colorado’s very own Celestial Seasonings Factory for free?  Factory tours run every hour Monday through Sunday.  And every tour includes a whiff of the Mint Room, guaranteed to clear any stuffy nose.  Afterwards, be sure to visit the sampling bar with over 100 kinds of tea to taste.  Note that kids must be at least 5 years old to tour the factory floor.

Where: Celestial Seasonings, 4600 Sleepytime Drive, Boulder, Colo.

When:  Mondays – Saturdays: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Sundays: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Admission: Free

More Information: celestialseasonings.com

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Friday - Saturday

Colorado Eagles vs. Utah Grizzlies

What: The Colorado Eagles are back on home ice to face the Utah Grizzlies this Friday and Saturday night.  Be a part of the action and cheer on our ECHL hometown hockey team.

Where: Budweiser Event Center, 5290 Arena Circle, Loveland, Colo.

When: Friday and Saturday: 7:05 p.m.

Admission: Tickets start at $16

More Information: coloradoeagles.com

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Saturday - Sunday

Spring Break at Denver Art Museum

What: Planning a stay-cation for Spring Break?  Well spend a day at the Denver Art Museum.   Your family will enjoy hands-on art activities, special performances and more.  Plus, be sure to visit the Just for Fun Center - Japan to get an up close look at Japanese art and culture, and even design your own Samurai helmet. 

Where: Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver, Colo.

When: Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Museum closed Mondays.)

Admission: Free admission for Members and Kids 18 years and under; $10 – Non-Member Adults

More Information: denverartmuseum.org

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Saturday

Denver Botanic Gardens Free Day

What: It may snow on Friday, but Saturday’s forecast is bright and sunny. Get outside and enjoy a free day strolling the Denver Botanic Gardens. 

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street, Denver, Colo.

When: Saturday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Admission: Free

More Information: botanicgardens.org

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Saturday

Spring Craft Bazaar

What:  This annual event attracts a multitude of unique vendors.  From handcrafted items to commercial retailers, this show will feature over 100 exhibitors displaying jewelry, accessories, candles, dolls and more.

Where: Highlands Ranch Recreation Center at Eastridge, 9568 University Blvd., Highlands Ranch, Colo.

When: Saturday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.   

Admission: Free

More Information: hrcaonline.org

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