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 the Denver metro area this weekend.
1. Denver County Fair
What: Prepare for Denver’s own fair-ly weird county fair! Enjoy carnival rides, blue ribbon pies, as well as six stages with a variety of programming, local bands and performers, a ukulele contest, hot dog, pie and bug-eating contests and much, much more.
When: Friday, July 21 from noon to 9 p.m.; Saturday, July 22 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.
Where: National Western Complex
Admission: Between $3 - $20 (does not include carnival rides)
What: Prepare your stomach for all the beer you can… stomach! The German Fest is bringing all the German food, music, dancing and other activities you can imagine! You can also enjoy some arts and crafts with the rest of the family, but please leave the dogs at home.
When: Friday, July 21 from 4 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, July 22 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Lakewood Heritage Center, 801 S. Yarrow Street, Lakewood, Colo.
Admission: $7 for adults, $2 for kids ages 3 to 9.
What: If you’re anxiously waiting for the 2017-2018 season of the Colorado Symphony, you may want to check out the season preview concert this weekend. You must get to the box office before 6 p.m. in order to get a ticket.
When: Saturday, July 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th Street in Denver, Colorado.
What: Did you know that you can take a free tour of Colorado’s very own Hammond’s Candy Factory? Tours run every half-hour Monday through Saturday. Watch candy makers as they hand-pull and twist oversize candy canes, ribbon candy, lollipops and chocolate. It’s educational fun for candy lovers of all ages. And bonus, every tour guest gets a free candy sample.
Where: Hammond’s Candies, 5735 N. Washington Street, Denver, Colo.
What: Prepare to dress up in period-accurate fashion, bring your appetite for turkey legs and get ready to return to the past, because the 41st annual Colorado Renaissance Festival is coming back to Larkspur this weekend.
When: Saturday, June 10 – Sunday, July 30
Where: 650 West Parry Park Avenue in Larkspur, CO.
Admission: Adults $24, Children between 5 and 12-years-old $12, Children under 5 get in free.