7NEWS list of the 7 best things to do this weekend in Denver, June 13-15, 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.


Summer In Denver Benefit Concert

What: Support some of Denver’s best poets and artist for a great cause. Summer in Denver gives kids and young adults the opportunity to have free, safe fun in the summer. The concert features award winning Slam Nuba poet Ayinde Russell.

Where: New Hope Baptist Church, 3701 Colorado Boulevard, Denver

When: Friday: 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Admission: $5

More Information: https://www.facebook.com/summerindenver?hc_location=timeline



Juneteenth Music Celebration

What: Commemorated in cities across the nation and around the world, Juneteenth is a cultural event celebrated by diverse people of all colors, backgrounds, and nationalities. The celebration revisits the ending of slavery and the beginning of African American independence in the United States. The festival features Grammy nominated group Les Nubians, comedian Derrick Rush and Mayor Michael Hancock for the Juneteenth parade.

Where:  Juneteenth Parade starts Manual High School, 26th and Gilpin Street. Celebration is at 26th and Welton Street, Denver.

When: Saturday: Parade starts at 10 a.m., Festival opens at 12 p.m.

Admission: Free

More Information: http://juneteenthmusicfestival.com/


National Get Outdoors Day

What: The 7th annual National Get Outdoors Day Colorado will be held June 14 at Denver’s City Park from 9am to 4pm.  Free and open to the public, the event is for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, and aims to provide educational experiences for healthy living, active outdoor lifestyles and conservation awareness.

Where: Denver City Park, 17th and Colorado Boulevard, Denver

When: Saturday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Admission: Free

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


32nd Annual Highlands Street Fair

What: Featuring 10 a.m. kickoff with traditional Scottish bagpipe music, Over 180 vendor booths featuring artisan wares, leather goods, jewelry, photography, paintings, pottery, clothing, furniture and much more.

Where: Highlands Square, W. 32nd Avenue and Lowell Blvd., Denver

When: Saturday: 10 a.m. to dusk

Admission: Free

More Information: http://www.highlands-square.com/StreetFair/index.htm


Highlands Ranch Classic Car Show

What: Come and show off your classic ride, or just enjoy your neighbor's. The Classic Car Show is a fun day that is sure to take you back. Great cars, motorcycles, food, music, and more are at this popular and free event.

Where: Cherry Hills Community Church, 3900 Grace Blvd., Highlands Ranch, Colo.

When: Saturday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Admission: Free

More Information: http://hrcaonline.org/hrcainfo/calendarhrca/tabid/275/ctl/viewdetail/mid/1302/itemid/5790/d/20140614/Classic-Car-Show.aspx



A Taste of Puerto Rico

What: Celebrate the heritage of Puerto Rico by eating amazing Puerto Rican cuisine. Also, there are plenty of things for your kids to do including the Hula competition. 

Where: Civic Center Park, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver

When: Sunday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Admission: Free

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

All Weekend Long

Denver Comic Con

What: This exciting 3-day pop culture event features collectables, gaming, cosplay, family fun, plus celebrities and artists from the worlds of film, television and of course -- comic books.

Where: Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street, Denver

When: Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

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

Admission: $15+

More Information: http://denvercomiccon.com/


World Cup Soccer Celebration

What: The World Soccer Celebration presented by Western Union will run from June 13-16 in downtown Denver, featuring live broadcasts of matches from Brazil on a 20-foot screen in Skyline Park near the 16th Street Mall. The public is invited to this free event that includes four days of live soccer, food and drink vendors, games, giveaways and more. The event will culminate in the U.S. National Team's match against Ghana on Monday, June 16 at 3:30 p.m.

Where: Skyline Park, 16th and Arapahoe Streets, Denver


Friday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Sunday and Monday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Admission: Free

More Information: http://www.coloradorapids.com/worldsoccercelebration


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