Every weekend, 7NEWS compiles a list of some family friendly events you might enjoy. We all know there is a big game on Sunday, but there are a few other things happening around town that may also peak your interest. Here are our picks for the 7 best things to do in Denver this weekend.
Thursday - Sunday
National Western Stock Show & Rodeo – Final Weekend
What: Rustle up them doggies, because it's the final weekend of the Stock Show y'all. 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 Sunday (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 - Sunday
Colorado Cowboy Gathering
What: The Stock Show isn’t the only reason to dust off your boots this weekend. Find your inner cowboy at this four-day event celebrating the cowboy life and culture. Enjoy an all-star line-up of cowboy poets and musicians. Plus, two unique classes will be offered where you can learn to weave a horse tack cinch or learn to play the cowboy harmonica. The weekend will capture the true spirit of the cowboy life through poetry, song and verse.
Where: American Mountaineering Museum, 710 10th Street, Golden, Colo.; and Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave, Golden, Colo.
When: Various performance/event times Thursday – Sunday. (Check website for details.)
Admission: Tickets start at $10, and vary by event
More Information: coloradocowboygathering.com
Thursday - Sunday
Ruby Hill Rail Yard
What: Why fight I-70 traffic when you can ski and ride for free here in town? The Ruby Hill Rail Yard is now open for a 10th season. This popular urban terrain park is equipped with several rails and boxes great for all ability levels. Free rental equipment for youth ages 8 to 17 is also available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, provided courtesy of Christy Sports. Check website for equipment hours. And don’t forget to wear your helmet!
Where: Ruby Hill Rail Yard, at W. Florida Avenue and S. Platte River Drive, Denver, Colo.
When: Daily: Dawn to 9 p.m. (Open through late February, weather permitting)
More Information: winterparkresort.com
Thursday – Saturday
Hammond’s Candy Factory Tour
What: Have a sweet tooth? Did you know you can tour Colorado’s very own Hammond’s Candy Factory for free? 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: 10:15 a.m.-3 p.m. (Closed Sundays)
More Information: hammondscandies.com
Friday - Sunday
Colorado Indian Market
What: Santa Fe comes to Denver! Hundreds of premier artists from around the country will fill the Denver Mart with dazzling displays of traditional Indian jewelry, pottery, paintings, sculptures, contemporary southwest fashions, wildlife and western décor, and more. You’ll have the opportunity to meet and greet the artists, and customize your order. It will be a weekend full of art, entertainment and family fun.
Where: The Denver Mart, 451 East 58th Avenue, Denver, Colo.
When: Friday: 1 p.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Sunday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: $13 – Adults; Kids under 13 years are free.
More Information: indianmarket.net
Saturday - Sunday
Edwina The Great and Her Amazing Traveling Flea Circus
What: The Public Works Theatre Company in Lafayette has revived the historic sideshow art form with their latest production, Edwina The Great and Her Amazing Traveling Flea Circus. Edwina has traveled the world, searching high and low, to find the most talented fleas to woo audiences. This show will engage and delight people of all ages.
Where: Mary Miller Theatre, 300 E. Simpson Street, Lafayette, Colo.
When: Saturday & Sunday: Shows at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day
Admission: $12 – Adults; $10 – Kids and Seniors
More Information: publicworkstheatre.com
Family Day at CU Museum of Natural History
What: The theme of the day – Tromping Through Time with Dinosaurs, Ice Age Mammals and More. Explore how some animal tracks last only a few moments while others become fossils that stand the test of time. Learn what animal movements tell us about the world in which they lived. Plus, kids will be able to make their own track stamp, get an up close look at museum specimens, talk to a scientist, and just explore.
Where: University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, Henderson Building, 15th and Broadway, Boulder, Colo.
When: Saturday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
More Information: cumuseum.colorado.edu
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