7NEWS list of the 7 best things to do in Denver this weekend, April 4-6, 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 this weekend.


Get Growing with Ollin Farms

What: The Children Museum’s monthly garden program with Ollin Farms kicks off in April. Kids and families are invited to help the farmers from Ollin Farms plant seeds and prepare WOW!’s outdoor garden for the growing season. Garden program is included with Museum admission. Free for adults and infants.

Where:  WOW! Children's Museum, 110 North Harrison Avenue, Lafayette, Colo.

When: Friday: 11:30 a.m.

Admission: $9

More Information: http://www.wowchildrensmuseum.org/


Colorado Rockies Home Opener

What:  Make your way down to 20th and Blake Street to watch the Colorado Rockies open their home portion of their 2014 season!

Where: Coors Field, 2001 Blake Street, Denver

When: Sunday: 2:10 p.m.

Admission: Buy single game tickets here: http://colorado.rockies.mlb.com/ticketing/singlegame.jsp?c_id=col&y=2014&affiliateId=DC-9419194-33503876194-10066714-397344154

More Information: http://colorado.rockies.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=col



Summer Camp and Community Resource Fair

What: With the summer break on the horizon, come and take a look at the different workshops and information on summer camps. The many different subjects include camps in music, arts, theatre, science and technology and much more!

Where: Auraria Campus, North Classroom Building, Denver

When: Saturday: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Admission: Free

More Information: http://www.msudenver.edu/


SnowDash Winter Park

What:  Entering its second year SnowDash Winter Park is an adventurous 5k race that has participant’s climbing, running up hill in the snow, crawling through powder pits and darting up steep terrain. Complete with costume contests, beer, cheer and loud music is why it's quickly becoming a fan favorite among our winter events.

Where: Hideaway Park, 78260 US Highway 40, Winter Park, Colo.

When: Saturday: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Admission: $25

More Information: http://www.playwinterpark.com/snowdashwp.html


Teen Pop-Up Shop

What: The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver’s Teen Program: Failure Lab invites high school-age teen crafters to participate in the 2014 Teen Pop-Up Shop. They are looking for teens that make jewelry, t-shirts, bags, art, buttons, screen prints - anything creative. It is completely free to be part of the Pop-Up Shop and it’s also free for teens to attend.

Where: MCA DENVER, 1485 Delgany Street, Denver

When: Saturday: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Admission: Free

More Information: http://mcadenver.org/index.php


Community Electronics Recycling Collection

What: E-Cycle Colorado electronic recycling collection event. Visuals will include recycling collection activities, collection trucks and bins, Republic Services, ERI and The Mountain staff, volunteers and leadership. 


Dick’s Sporting Good Park, 6000 Victory Way, Lot H, Commerce City, Colo.

When: Saturday: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Admission: Computers, laptops, tablets and cell phones are Free. Video display devices to include televisions and monitors are $25. All other electronic devices with a  power cord or powered by battery is $5.

More Information: Call: 303-286-1200



12th Annual Arvada Kite Festival

What: Kite flying competitors will be divided into two groups based upon age: a 10 and younger age group and an 11 and older age group. There will be four categories of competition: highest kite, smallest kite, largest kite and most visually appealing kite. It’s free to compete and trophies will be awarded to the top four winners in both age groups.

Where: Stenger Soccer Complex, 58th and Quail St., Arvada, Colo.

When: Sunday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Admission: Free

More Information: https://arvada.org/arts-and-culture/kite-festival


All Weekend Long

Repticon Denver Reptile & Exotic Animal Show

What: Repticon Denver is a reptile event featuring vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages, and merchandise. Participate in free raffles held for enthusiasts, animal seminars, and kid’s activities. Children four and under are free.

Where: Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, 25690 East Quincy Ave., Aurora, Colo.


Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sunday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Admission: $5-$10

More Information: http://www.repticon.com/denver.html#


Dashing Danny & Hello, Harlot

What: The first feature, "Dashing Danny," is a comedy about a young gentleman, from a small town, looking for adventure in the big city. The second feature, "Hello Harlot," is a drama and goes through a day in the life at a brothel during the early 1900's. Join us in our silent film pursuit, and be a part of the story, a part of the mischief, and a part of the beauty.

Where: Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Theatre, 119 Park Avenue West, Denver


Saturday: 7:30 p.m.

Sunday: 6:30 p.m.

Admission: $15

More Information: http://www.denver.org/events/detail?e=19905&t=


If you have a future event that you want featured in our 7 Things To Do This Weekend article, send an email to justin.adams@kmgh.com.

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