Every weekend, 7NEWS 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.
Thursday - Monday
National Western Stock Show & Rodeo
What: Rustle up them doggies, because the Stock Show is back in town. From bulls and broncs to cowboys and cowgirls, rodeo’s biggest superstars will perform amazing feats of athleticism during each performance of this professional rodeo. In the grand tradition of showcasing the elegance of the world’s top reining horses, the hard-hitting competition of Denver Professional Bull Riders Chute-Out, and the Mexican Rodeo Extravaganza, this year’s event will have something for everyone.
Where: National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt Street, Denver, Colo.
When: Various times/events daily through Jan. 24th. (Check website for details)
Admission: Adult Grounds Admission range $10-$19; $2-$3 Kids 3-11 years; Kids 2 and under are free. (Special pricing for some events.)
More Information: nationalwestern.com
Thursday - Monday
Southwest Rink at Skyline Park
What: Grab your family and friends and head Downtown for some ice skating in Skyline Park. Skate rental is $2, or bring your own pair and skate for free.
Where: Skyline Park at 16th Street and Arapahoe, Downtown Denver, Colo.
When: Daily, various times daily through Feb. 15th (Check website for details)
Admission: Free ($2 skate rental or bring your own.)
More Information: downtowndenver.com
Thursday - Sunday
International Sportsmen’s Expo
What: With over 500 exhibitors from fishing and hunting to camping and off-roading, this is the largest gathering of outdoor enthusiasts in Colorado. See the latest gear at special expo pricing. Plus, talk face-to-face with lodge and resort owners from around the region to help plan the trip of a lifetime.
Where: Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street, Denver, Colo.
When: Thursday & Friday: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Sunday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: $15 – Adults; Kids under 16 years are free.
More Information: sportsexpos.com
CU Wizards: The Chemistry of Cooking
What: Join CU Professors for an entertaining and informative show that explores the science behind what we do in our own kitchens every day. These free, monthly interactive shows are geared towards children and teens in grade 4 and up, but all ages are welcome.
Where: University of Colorado at Boulder, Cristol Chemistry Building, Room 140, Boulder, Colo.
When: Saturday: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
More Information: colorado.edu
Cockpit Demo Day
What: Aviation fanatics of all ages can climb aboard select aircraft to get a pilot’s perspective of the instruments and controls of a real airplane. Kids can imagine themselves soaring through the clouds navigating their flight as they sit in these historic aircraft.
Where: Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver, Colo.
When: Saturday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Admission: $11 – Adults; $9 – Military & Seniors; $6 - Kids 4-12 years (Members and kids 3 and under are free.)
More Information: wingsmuseum.org
Free Day at Denver Botanic Gardens
What: Bundle up and enjoy all that the Denver Botanic Gardens has to offer, for free this Monday.
Where: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street, Denver, Colo.
When: Monday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
More Information: botanicgardens.org
Martin Luther King Jr. Marade
What: Be a part of the largest Martin Luther King Jr. march and rally in the US. Gather in City Park and march along Colfax Avenue to Civic Center Park, where a large rally will commemorate the life of Martin Luther King Jr.
Where: Marade route along Colfax Avenue, from City Park to Civic Center Park, Denver, Colo.
When: Monday: 10 a.m.
More Information: drmartinlkingjrchc.org
Bonus Things To Do: Planning a vacation in 2016? Stop by the AAA Vacations Showcase this Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Sheraton DTC Hotel.
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