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.
Friday - Sunday
Home & Gadget Expo
What: All the things you’d expect from a home improvement show, with a technical twist. Get innovative home renovation ideas from cutting-edge technology to amazing tools to help you maximize space. Plus stage demonstrations and a special appearance from Food Network Celebrity Chef Kristin Sollenne. This show will have something for every project. And the kiddos will also enjoy activities, games and face painting.
Where: Island Grove Regional Park, 501 N. 14th Avenue, Greeley, Colo.
What: It’s a film festival featuring documentaries all about Colorado! There will be documentaries by local filmmakers and never-before-seen historic films. Enjoy a movie or two, or make it a movie marathon this weekend.
Where: History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway, Denver, Colo.
When: Friday – Sunday; Various times (Check website for details)
Admission: $12 – Non-Member Film Screening Ticket (Member and package discounts available.)
What: As Colorado’s largest authentic American Indian art show, this annual event celebrates art, culture and dance. Featuring nationally acclaimed artists selling their wares and over 50 intertribal American Indian dancers and drum groups sharing their heritage through traditional dance and regalia. Plus, educational and interactive exhibits, art demonstrations and more.
Where: The Fort Restaurant, 19192 Hwy 8, Morrison, Colo.
When: Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: $5 – Adults, $3 – Students with ID; Seniors and Kids under 12 years are free.
What: Voted one of Denver’s Best Flea Markets by Westword, this curated market will feature emerging artists and independent businesses selling vintage, antique and handmade products. Over 90 of Colorado’s most creative sellers and food trucks will set up shop in the architectural antiques yard of Eron Johnson Antiques for this one-day market.
Where: Eron Johnson Antiques, 389 Lipan Street, Denver, Colo.
What: Join the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge for an educational day of geology and fossil fun. Enjoy hands-on activities like panning for gold, fossil sifting and dinosaur track painting at the Visitor Center. Then hike or bike the trail, learning from the scientists and volunteers along the way. (Or you can take the shuttle for a small fee.)
Where: Dinosaur Ridge, 16831 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison, Colo.
What: It’s high flying fun. Spread a blanket to lay and watch as kite fliers from around the world perform ballets, battles, and fly giant tiger, fish and bird kites through the skies above. Plus, food, activities, demonstrations and giveaways throughout the day. Kids will also have the chance to make their own kites. Free shuttles will run from the parking lot at Hughes Stadium.
Where: Spring Canyon Community Park, 2626 W. Horsetooth Road, Ft. Collins, Colo.