South Platte RiverFest and more: 7 things to do in Denver this weekend

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 Taco Festival

What: The whole reason behind the festival is to put tacos in your face, according to the event’s website, and we have no problem with that!

When: Saturday and Sunday from noon to at least 8 p.m.

Where: 725 w. 39th Ave.

Admission: Kids 12 and under FREE! The Tequila Expo is an event within the main event. $20 entry includes 5 shots and entry to the separate expo entertainment area.

More info: http://bit.ly/1pBPXfL

2. South Platte RiverFest

What: An urban river fest with several activities that include board demos, kids zone, live music and beer.

When: Open 10 am - 8 pm on Saturday and 10 am - 5 pm on Sunday

Where: Confluence Park

Admission: Free to attend

More info: http://bit.ly/25yhLuy

3. Silverthorne Theater Grand Opening

What: The new $9 million Silverthorne Performing Arts Center opens with a day of community celebrations and performances.

When: Saturday

Where: Silverthorne

Admission: Free to attend

More info: http://bit.ly/2t50r2B

4. 6-28-05 Memorial Workout

What: More than 100 individuals are registered to do a military-style workout at Littleton Public Stadium in honor of those who lost their lives.

When: Saturday 7 a.m. to noon.

Where: Littleton Public Stadium at Littleton High School.

More info: http://bit.ly/2sLUiG5

5. Sand in the City

What: The festival touts itself as all-ages fun in the sun with a variety of entertainment, food, and beverage.

When: Saturday and Sunday

Where: Ralston Park in Arvada

Admission: $5 for adults, kids 12 and under are free.

More info: http://bit.ly/2tYMBvC

6. Buskerfest

What: The festival features street performers, live bands, film screenings, face-painters, interactive workshops & a scavenger hunt.

When: Friday and Saturday

Where: Union Station

Admission: Free to attend.

More info: http://bit.ly/2rHkX5j

7. 16th Street Fair

What: The 16th Street Fair is an annual celebration of fine art, handcrafted goods, and the 16th Street Mall in Downtown Denver.

When: Friday and Saturday

Where: 16th Street Mall

Admission: Free to attend

More info: http://bit.ly/1LrZWlU

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