Denver7 list of the 7 best things to do in Denver this weekend, July 15-17, 2016

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 Denver this weekend.  

Saturday - Sunday

Pearl Street Arts Fest

What: Boulder’s Pearl Street Mall is always a hub of activity and this weekend is no different.  Take a stroll through the Arts Fest that will feature over 100 artists from around the country displaying original works from jewelry and paintings to sculpture and recycled art.  Plus interactive performances and activities for the kids.

Where: Pearl Street Mall, between 11th Street and 15th Street, Boulder, Colo. 

When:  Saturday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission:  Free

More Information: boulderdowntown.com

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Saturday - Sunday

Summerfest

What: With the majestic mountain setting as a backdrop, this two-day fine arts and craft festival will feature over 100 artists from around the country, plus live music and special performances, food, craft beer, and a kid’s activity area.

Where:  Evergreen Parkway/Hwy 74 and Squaw Pass Road, Evergreen, Colo.

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

Admission: $3 – Adults; Kids are free.

More Information: evergreenarts.org

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Saturday - Sunday

Orthodox Food Festival and Old Globeville Days

What: This annual festival will tempt your palate with savory flavors from Greece, Russia, Romania, Italy and more. While you are digesting the authentic cuisine, enjoy live music, dancing, vendors and other family fun activities.   

Where:  Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Cathedral and Argo Park, 349 E. 47th Avenue, Denver, Colo.

When:  Saturday: 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. and Sunday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: Free (Tickets must be purchased for food and drink.)

More Information: globevilleorthodoxfoodfestival.org

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Saturday

Insectival at Butterfly Pavilion

What:  It’s got to be the creepiest, crawliest celebration in town. The Butterfly Pavilion and Rosie are turning 21 this year and are throwing a party. Celebrate in this fun-filled carnival atmosphere that will include everything from cockroach races and bouncy castles to stilt walkers and face painting.  All Insectival activities are included with your general admission ticket.

Where: Butterfly Pavilion, 6252 West 104th Avenue, Westminster, Colo.

When: Saturday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: $11 – Adults; $9 – Seniors; $6 – Kids 2-12 years; Kids under 2 are free (Member discounts available.)

More Information: butterflies.org

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Saturday

Centennial Brew-N-Que

What: Stop by Centennial’s inaugural BBQ and Beer Tasting Festival featuring local breweries and food trucks.  Plus live music from Colorado bands County Wide Bluegrass and New Family Dog.  All ages are welcome, but you must be 21 years and older to taste the brews.

Where: Centennial Center Park, 13050 E. Peakview Avenue, Centennial, Colo.

When: Saturday: 4 p.m.-9 p.m. 

Admission: Free  (Food available for purchase. Beer tasting wristbands are $15 for 10, 3 oz. samples.)

More Information: centennialco.gov

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Saturday

Colorado Rapids vs. Sporting Kansas City

What: Our Colorado Rapids are on a roll and are at home to face Kansas City this Saturday.  Come out to see Tim Howard in action and watch the fast paced excitement of the MLS.      

Where:  Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, 6000 Victory Way, Commerce City, Colo.

When: Saturday: 7 p.m.

Admission: Tickets start at $31

More Information: altitudetickets.com

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Saturday

Summer Movie Series at Skyline Park: Finding Nemo

What:  Bring a blanket and enjoy a great family movie under the stars. 

Where: Skyline Park, at 16th Street and Arapahoe, Downtown Denver, Colo.

When: Saturday: Movie begins at dusk

Admission: Free

More Information: downtowndenver.com

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