DENVER - Every weekend, 7NEWS compiles a list of some family friendly events you might enjoy. Here are our picks of the 7 Things To Do this weekend.
Hike and Seek: South Platte Park
What: Encourage kids to spend more time outdoors with this nationwide event that includes fun activity stations on the trail, volunteer naturalists, crafts and a mild hike.
Where: South Platte Park and Carson Nature Center, 3000 W. Carson Dr., Littleton, Colo.
Saturday: 9 a.m.
Admission: Varies – registration required.
More Information: http://coloradoparent.com/event/hike-and-seek-south-platte-park.html
Wildlife Art and Wine
What: Come and see the new art exhibit and have your taste of over 160 different wines from around the world at The Wildlife Experience. Wildlife Experience in Art is a juried exhibition of over 60 pieces of art by artists from a seven-state Rocky Mountain region. All works of art will be for sale with a portion of the proceeds going to support The Wildlife Experience. Several artists on hand will be demonstrating their techniques and talking about their process. Also, you can create your own piece of art to take home.
Where: 10035 Peoria Street, Parker, Colo.
Saturday: 5 p.m.-9 p.m.
Admission: Admission is $35 for Wildlife Experience members, $40 for non-members and $25 for designated drivers and is all-inclusive.
More Information: http://thewildlifeexperience.org/wildlife-art-wine/
Jared's 8th Annual Giant Pumpkin Festival and Weigh-Off
What: Jared's is hosting our 8th Annual Giant Pumpkin Festival and Weigh-Off. Come see half ton pumpkins, pumpkins dropping from a crane, giant straw maze, a galleria of ghouls and new in 2013 live music. There are balloon twisters, face painters, bouncy castle, food and beverages. Most activities are free. Face painting, food, beverages and the bouncy castle do have a cost.
Where: Jared's Nursery, Gift and Garden, 10500 W Bowles Ave., Littleton, Colo.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
More Information: http://www.jaredsgarden.com/giantpumpkin.html
Youth Exercising for Awesome Heath (Y.E.A.H.)
What: Rather than letting your kids watch the Saturday morning cartoons, have them come out to Ruby Hill Park and exercise with former Denver Broncos running back Tatum Bell. Other activities include Tug-of-War, cheerleading, hula hoops and flag football. Event is for kids ages 5-18.
Where: Ruby Hill Park, 1200 West Florida Avenue, Denver
Saturday: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Admission: Free, registration is required.
More Information: To register, call: (720) 913-0689
Radio Disney Block Party
What: What a better way to celebrate the end of summer than with a block party? As the neighborhood of Stapleton opens up three new streets connecting Denver to Aurora, come to the ribbon cutting ceremony where you can win prizes and enjoy family-friendly entertainment.
Where: Iola Street between E. 25th Avenue and 26 th, Denver
Sunday: 12 p.m.-3 p.m.
PacaBuddies Open House
What: Experience alpacas from 20 farms. Attend educational seminars, fiber demonstrations and see crafts, yarns and fleece.
Where: Douglas County Fairgrounds & Events Center, 500 Fairgrounds Rd., Castle Rock, Colo.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
More Information: http://coloradoparent.com/event/pacabuddies-open-house.html
All Weekend Long
12th Annual 1830’s Rendezvous & Spanish Colonial Art Market
What: Learn about the 1830’s through the eyes of award winning Spanish Colonial artists.
Where: 19192 Hwy 8, Morrison, Colo.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m-5 p.m.
More Information: http://www.tesoroculturalcenter.org/Calendar.html
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