7NEWS list of the 7 best things to do in Denver this weekend, May 16-18, 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 in Denver this weekend.


Five Points Jazz Festival

What: This free community event celebrates the music, culture and history of Denver’s historic Five Points neighborhood, with performances highlighting many of Denver’s finest jazz musicians. Performances and activities take place in numerous venues in Historic Five Points, with food and art vendors along Welton Street.

Where: 2600 Washington Street, Denver

When: Saturday: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Admission: Free

More Information: http://artsandvenuesdenver.com/events-programs/five-points-jazz-festival/


Valverde Bazaar 1-Day Pop-Up Market

What:  Recently voted Denver’s Best New Flea Market by Westword, this Pop-Up Market brings together emerging artisans and small, local businesses selling a mix of vintage, antique and hip handmade products. Enjoy the free admission, food trucks, live music and free parking.

Where:  Valverde Bazaar at Eron Johnson Antiques, 389 South Lipan Street Denver

When: Saturday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Admission: Free

More Information: http://eronjohnsonantiques.com/pages/valverde-bazaar-pop-up-outdoor-market


Tour de Tech

Welcome to our open house technology fair! Explore our booths and discover the Library District’s variety of technology offerings, services and gadgets, from Google Glass to the Oculus Rift to 3D Printing. Try out new innovations, see demonstrations, and visit The Studio at Southglenn Library, where you can express your creativity with a green screen and soundproof audio room.

Where: The Streets at Southglenn, 6972 S. Vine Street, Centennial, Colo.

When: Saturday: 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Admission: Free

More Information: http://www.denver.org/includes/calendar-of-events/Tour-de-Tech/20659/



What: WOW! celebrates all things toddler during Toddler-Palooza. Take a look at theart activities for toddlers, snack samples from Happy Family foods, and drop-in sensory activities with Little Piggy Sensory Experience.

Where: 16th Street Mall, Downtown Denver

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

Admission: Included with paid admission

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


Saturday and Sunday

Park Hill Arts Festival

What:  The Park Hill Art Festival is a juried fine art and fine craft show that will showcase 65 accomplished artists from Colorado and beyond.

Where: Park Hill Masonic Lodge grounds, 4819 E. Montview Blvd, Denver

When: Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: Free

More Information: http://www.parkhillartfestival.com/


Highlands Ranch Music Festival

What: This free, two-day family event features a variety of music groups, with jazz and swing performances by Highlands Ranch Concert Band, Denver Concert Band, Blues 88, William and the Romantics, Over the Hill Band, the Colorado VFW Band and more. The Marketplace offers an assortment of items by artists, crafters and other retail vendors, including food. 

When: Saturday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Sunday: 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Admission: Free

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


All Weekend Long

El Jebel Shrine Circus

What: We proudly present to you, our version of the Great American Circus! We search over land and sea to bring you the best circus performers in the world today. The circus is a combination of strength & skill, beauty & mystery. With amazing lighting and sound, watch as our human and animal performers transform you into the magical world of circus. The circus is a fun family adventure that is for everyone.

Where: 1st BANK Center, 11450 Broomfield Lane, Broomfield, Colo.


Friday: 7:30 p.m.

Saturday: 11 a.m., 3:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

Sunday: 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m.

Admission: $14-$35

More Information: http://www.denvercircus.net/


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