Free day at the Denver Art Museum and more: 7 best things to do in Denver this weekend, Aug. 4-6

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. First Friday Art Walks

What: Come and enjoy the local art scene at Denver’s five art districts: Arts District Santa Fe, Golden Triangle Museum District, the Tennyson Street Cultural District and the RiNo Arts District.

Where: Denver Arts Districts (several locations)

When: Monthly on the first Friday of every month, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Admission: Free

More info: Check each district’s website for more information

2. Boulder, Adams, Archuleta, Larimer and San Luis Valley County Fairs

What: Five county fairs will take place this weekend in Boulder, Adams, Archuleta, Larimer and San Luis Valley Counties. Enjoy eating contests, truck-and-tractor pulls, cow pie bingo and rodeo.

Where: Several Locations

When: Friday, Aug. 4 through Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017.

Admission: Varies

More info: Click here to check out more information on these county fairs

3. Denver Art Museum Free Day

What: Enjoy free admission to the Denver Art Museum.  Note that special exhibitions will require a ticketed admission.

Where: Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver, Colo.

When: Saturday: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Admission: Free

More info: denverartmuseum.org

4. Taste of Ethiopia Festival

What: We are less than a month away from a Taste of Colorado, but if you’d like to give your palate a taste of something different, then you might want to head out to a Taste of Ethiopia. Cultural dances, arts and crafts and even Ethiopian coffee will be part of this year’s event

Where: Parkfield Lake, 15555 East 53rd Avenue, Denver.

When: Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Admission: Free

More info: https://www.facebook.com/tasteofethiopiafestival

5. Denver World’s Fair of Money

What: The largest coin show in the country is coming to Denver this weekend! See more than $1 billion worth of historic rare coins and colorful currency, plus find out what your old coins may be worth today.

Where: Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street in Denver, Colo.

When: Saturday, Aug. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission: Free

More info: https://www.money.org/worldsfairofmoney

6. Hammond’s Candy Factory Tour

What: Did you know that you can take a free tour of Colorado’s very own Hammond’s Candy Factory?  Tours run every half-hour Monday through Saturday.  Watch candy makers as they hand-pull and twist oversize candy canes, ribbon candy, lollipops and chocolate.  It’s educational fun for candy lovers of all ages.  And bonus, every tour guest gets a free candy sample.

Where: Hammond’s Candies, 5735 N. Washington Street, Denver, Colo.

When:  Mondays – Fridays: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; and Saturdays: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (Closed Sundays)

Admission: Free

More Information: hammondscandies.com

7. Parker Honey Festival

What: The City of Parker will be buzzing this Sunday as residents learn about honeybee as well as bee-friendly plants and how honeybees make honey. Vendors will also be there with many honey-related items.

Where: O’Brien Park, 10795 Victorian Drive

When: Sunday, Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Admission: Free

More info: http://parkerarts.org/2043/Honey-Festival

BONUS:

8. Cortez Rendezvous Hot Air Balloon Air Rally

What: A fleet of hot air balloons will take over the skies in Cortez this weekend as Mesa Verde County celebrates the Cortez Rendezvous Hot Air Baloon Rally. 

Where: Parque de Vida, Cortez, Colo. 

When: Friday, Aug. 4 through Sunday, Aug. 6 starting at 6:30 a.m.

Admission: Free of charge

More info: http://www.mesaverdecountry.com/calendar/

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