7NEWS list of the 7 best things to do in Denver this weekend, August 1-3, 2014

DENVER - Every weekend, 7NEWS compiles a list of some family friendly events you might enjoy.  Here are our picks of the 7 Best Things To Do in Denver this weekend.

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Friday

We Believe in Colorado Day

What:  Join 7NEWS downtown as we celebrate Colorado’s Birthday.  Free T-shirts, music, food, games and more will fill Glenarm Street in front of the Denver Pavilions.

Where: Denver Pavilions, at Glenarm and 16th Street

When: Friday: 10:30 a.m.

Admission: Free

More Information: thedenverchannel.com

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Friday - Sunday

Denver County Fair

What: Celebrate the creativity and personality of Denver with events, exhibitors, blue ribbon competitions, stage demonstrations, kid’s activities, entertainment and more.

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

When: Friday: 12 p.m.-9 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Admission: $5-$10

More Information: denvercountyfair.org

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Saturday

The Color Run

What: Also known as the Happiest 5K on the Planet, runners begin race wearing white and finish the race plastered in color.  The fun continues after the race with a Finish Festival that will include music, dancing and more color.  Come out to run or just watch the fun.

Where:  Coors Field

When: Saturday: 8 a.m.

Admission: Runner entry fee $50

More Information: thecolorrun.com/denver

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Saturday

Denver Broncos Summer Scrimmage

What:  Hey Broncos fans, don’t miss your chance to watch the Denver Broncos play at Sports Authority Field at Mile High for Free!   The summer scrimmage is a free, public event that will also include family friendly pre-event activities located on the new Sports Legend Mall at the south end of the stadium.

Where: Sports Authority Field at Mile High

When: Saturday: Gates open at 8:45 a.m., Practice begins 10:45 a.m., Scrimmage begins at 11:55 a.m.

Admission: Free

More Information: denverbroncos.com

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Saturday

Boog-A-Loo Youth Arts Festival

What:  Music, visual and performance artists come together with Colorado families for a day of fun and learning. Attractions include art and dance activities for kids, professional artists, plus food, music and fun.

 Where:  McNichols Civic Center Building, 144 W. Colfax, Denver, Colo.

When:  Saturday: 10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Admission: Free

More Information: arts-street.org

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Saturday

Highlands Ranch Concert Band – Children’s Concert

What: The annual children’s concert, with Symphonic Highlights from Frozen and other popular movie theme songs.  Kids are invited to dance in front of the stage, help conduct the band, see the instruments, and even enjoy a free otter pop.

Where: Civic Green Park, 9370 Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch, Colo.

When: Saturday: 6:30 p.m.

Admission: Free

More Information: hrconcertband.org

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Saturday - Sunday

Colorado Renaissance Festival Final Weekend

What: Journey back to medieval times, as you wonder through the village streets being entertained by costumed merrymakers from jugglers to maidens, full-armor jousting, turkey legs, music and more.  The festival also features a marketplace of more than 200 artisans.

Where: 650 W. Perry Park Ave., Larkspur, Colo.

When: Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Admission: $9-$19.95

More Information: coloradorenaissance.com

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