7NEWS list of the 7 best things to do in Denver this weekend, May 2-4, 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.


The Denver Derby – A Celebration of the Kentucky Derby

What:  You're invited to the Denver Derby party featuring R&B sensation Christopher Williams and actor Leon Robinson. Gentlemen dress in your best sport jackets and ladies dress to impress in your sun dress and big hats.

Where:  The Denver Athletic Club Rooftop Sundeck, 1325 Glenarm Place, Denver

When: Saturday: 1 p.m.-7 p.m.

Admission: $40

More Information: https://www.purplepass.com/


Elitch Gardens Opening Day

What: Elitch Gardens Theme Park opens up, ushering in another wonderful summer season.

Where: Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park, 2000 Elitch Circle, Denver

When: Saturday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Admission: $32 and more

More Information: https://www.elitchgardens.com/


Youth Concerto Soloist Spotlight

What: Please join us for the Inside the Orchestra Youth Concerto Soloist Spotlight! These gifted students perform at our Tiny Tots and school programs, inspiring young audiences to love music and to want to play themselves. This will be an evening of extraordinary musical performances by students and alumni of the Inside the Orchestra concerto program. Admission is free and includes hors d’oeuvres and beverages for kids and adults.

Where: Schmitt Music, 155 W Hampden Ave, Englewood, Colo.

When: Saturday: 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Admission: Free

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


Star Wars at the Hangar

What:  Join Wings Over the Rockies as they celebrate the movie Star Wars.

Where: Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver

When: Saturday: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Admission: $10-$20

More Information: http://www.denver.org/includes/calendar-of-events/Star-Wars-at-the-Hangar/19800/


Furry Scurry

What: Help homeless pets at the Dumb Friends League by participating in the Furry Scurry. The event includes a two-mile walk for the animals, fun activities and shopping at our Flea-less Market.

Where: Washington Park, S. Downing St. & E. Louisiana Ave., Denver

When: Saturday: 9 a.m.

Admission: $25-$50

More Information: http://support.ddfl.org/



Denver Outlaws Home Opener

What: The Denver Outlaws and the Ohio Machine are facing off in an epic battle between the Rebel forces and the Galactic Empire, all taking place at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Dress up as your favorite character or simply meet some of the Star Wars characters at the game. Both teams will be wearing specialty Star Wars jerseys which will be auctioned off after the game to benefit the Wounded Warrior Foundation.

Where: Sports Authority Field at Mile High, 1701 Bryant Street, Denver

When: Sunday: 3 p.m.

Admission: $12

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


All Weekend Long

Cinco de Mayo Festival

What: A weekend filled with food, fun and culture, Denver's Cinco de Mayo 'Celebrate Culture' Festival puts the spotlight on the Mile High City's vibrant Latino population. With more than 400,000 attendees expected, it's one of Denver's most fun and family-friendly events.

Where: Civic Center Park, E. Broadway Ave. & Colfax, Denver

When: Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Admission: Free

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


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