Denver7 list of the 7 best things to do in Denver this weekend, June 17-19, 2016

DENVER - Every weekend, Denver7 compiles a list of some family friendly events you might enjoy.  It’s Father’s Day weekend, and there are plenty of activities for Dads to enjoy.  Here are our picks for the 7 best things to do in Denver this weekend.  

Friday - Sunday

Greek Festival

What: Opa!  Eat, drink and dance like a Greek.  This annual festival will offer plenty to tempt your palate, from traditional Greek food and pastries to music and dance.   Plus, other family fun including rides, games, and vendors. 

Where: Assumption Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 4510 E. Alameda Ave., Denver, Colo.

When: Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m.-12 a.m.; and Sunday: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Admission: $5 – Adults; $3 – Seniors; Kids 12 years and under are free.

More Information: thegreekfestival.com

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Friday - Saturday

Classic Rock Cruise In Car Show & Street Party

What:  A vintage car show will take over the streets of downtown Castle Rock on Saturday.  An event made for Dads!   View more than 300 classic cars, hot rods and trucks, as well as vintage military vehicles.  This family-friendly event will also include activities for the kids, street vendors and live music.  But first, kick the weekend off Friday night at the street party and concert.

Where: Wilcox Square, Wilcox Street between 4th and 5th Street, Castle Rock, Colo.

When:  Friday: 5 p.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday: 10 a.m-3 p.m.

Admission: Free

More Information: classicrockcruisein.com

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Saturday - Sunday

Denver Arts Festival

What: After spending 17 years in Downtown, the Denver Arts Festival has found a new home.  Showcasing over 140 of Colorado’s best artists and a select group of nationally recognized talent, this free festival moves to Stapleton and will feature a variety of art including mixed media, clay, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, photography, sculpture and more.

Where: Conservatory Green in Northfield at Stapleton, 8304 E. 49th Place, Denver, Colo.  

When:  Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: Free

More Information: denverartsfestival.com

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Saturday - Sunday

Denver PrideFest 2016

What: Celebrate community, family and culture at what is considered to be one of the largest pride celebrations in the country.  This annual festival open to all is filled with live entertainment, over 200 vendors and art booths, contests, kids activities, a parade, food and more.

Where: Civic Center Park, Broadway and Colfax, Denver, Colo.

When: Saturday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Parade starts Sunday at 9:30 a.m.)

Admission: Free

More Information: glbtcolorado.org

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Saturday

Juneteenth Music Festival

What: Denver plays host to one of the largest Juneteenth events in the nation, and is celebrated by people of all backgrounds and nationalities to mark the end of slavery.  This event kicks off with a parade, and continues throughout the day with art and cultural exhibitions, live musical performances, food and vendors.

Where: Denver’s Five Points Neighborhood, 27th Street and Welton, Denver, Colo.

When: Saturday: Parade starts at 10 a.m.; Music Festival starts at 11 a.m.

Admission: Free

More Information: juneteenthmusicfestival.com

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Saturday

Colorado Rapids vs. Chicago Fire

What: Take Dad out to a soccer match!  Our Colorado Rapids are home to face the Chicago Fire.  Buy dad a beer and a hot dog, then sit back and watch the fast pace action 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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Sunday

Boulder Jewish Festival

What: A free, family-friendly celebration of Jewish culture, featuring live music, fine art, great food, kids activities and more. 

Where: Pearl Street Mall and Boulder County Courthouse Lawn, Boulder, Colo.

When: Sunday: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Admission: Free

More Information: boulderjewishfestival.org

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Bonus Things To Do: Get your pop culture fix at Denver Comic Con happening this weekend at the Convention Center; or celebrate the Japanese American culture at the Cherry Blossom Festival, Saturday and Sunday at Sakura Square in Downtown Denver.

 

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