7 best things to do in Denver this weekend, July 1-2

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. The 2017 Denver Comic Con

What: The biggest nerd fest to hit Colorado begins in just a couple of days. The Denver Comic Con gets underway Friday at the Denver Convention Center downtown.

When: Friday, June 30 through Sunday, July 2 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday

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

Admission: $49.50 (Saturday), $44 (Sunday) 

More info: Learn more about the 2017 Denver Comic Con here

2. Art and All That Jazz in Boulder

What: The Boulder Art & Jazz Fest takes over Bandshell Park for three days of live music, plus arts and crafts by more than 100 artisans. 

When: Saturday, July 1 through Monday, July 3; Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Monday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Bolder Bandshell, 1212 Canyon Bouelvard, Boulder, Colo. 

Admission: Free

More info: http://www.boulderjazzfest.com/

3. Cherry Creek Arts Festival 

What: This free, outdoor extravaganza of Denver’s celebration of the visual, performing and culinary arts, gives more than 350,000 visitors the chance to meet and talk with international visual artists, enjoy a wide range of family-friendly fund and sample fine cuisine.

When: Saturday, July 1 through Monday, July 3, 2017; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Where: Cherry Creek North, 299 Milwaukee Street, Denver, Colo. 

Admission: Free

More info: http://cherrycreekartsfestival.org/

4. Family Day at Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys

What: The Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys holds a Family Day the first Sunday of every month. Exhibits include giant teddy bears, Japanese dolls, fully furnished miniature houses, miniature trains, planes and cars, a miniature circus, antique dolls and much more. 

When: Monthly on the first Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

Where: Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys, 1880 Gaylord Street in Denver, Colo. 

Admission: Free, but $1 donation suggested

More info: https://www.dmmdt.org/

Where: Cherry Creek North, from 2nd to 3rd Avenues, on the seven streets between Columbine and Steel Streets.

5. Colorado Renaissance Festival

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.

More info: Learn more about the Colorado Renaissance Festival here.

6. 88 Drive-In Theater: Triple-Feature

What: If you long for the days of the drive-in movie theater experience, you don’t have to look very far. 88 Drive-In Theater is the only drive-in theater left in the Denver metro area still showing movies. Click here for the current line-up.

When: Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28 starting at 8 p.m.

Where: 88 Drive Theater, 8780 Rosemary Street, Commerce City

Admission: $8

More info: https://www.88drivein.net/faqs

7. Arapahoe Philharmonic Summer Concert

What: The Arapahoe Philharmonic is launching its 2017-18 season with a free Americana/pop performance featuring music by Bernstein, Copland, Gershwin, Sousa, Williams and others.

When: Sunday, July 2 fat 3 p.m.to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Fisher Auditorium on The Englewood Campus, 3800 South Logan Street in Englewood, Colo. 

Admission: Free

More info: https://www.arapahoe-phil.org/events/

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