Every weekend, 7NEWS compiles a list of some family friendly events you might enjoy. This weekend brings the start of the fall season, filled with Oktoberfest celebrations and corn mazes. Here are our picks for the 7 best things to do in Denver this weekend.
Friday - Sunday
Corn Maze at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms
What: Get lost in the 8-acre corn maze at the Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms. Maze admission also includes the mini-maze, unlimited jumping pillow and hayrides. Pony and train rides available for an additional fee. Food vendors selling your favorite fall snacks like funnel cakes and kettle corn will also be available.
Where: Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton, Colo.
When: Fridays: 4 p.m.-9 p.m.; Saturdays: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sundays: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Weekends through Nov. 1st)
Admission: $13 – Adult; $10 – Kids 3-12 years; Kids 2 and under are free. Member discounts available.
More Information: botanicgardens.org
Friday - Sunday
What: Grab your stein and head downtown to Oktoberfest Denver, which has been touted as “The Best Oktoberfest” in the United States by USA Today. This Denver tradition since 1969 commemorates the world-famous and time-honored tradition of German heritage through live music and dance performances, bier-themed activities, and authentic German food.
Where: Denver’s Historic Ballpark Neighborhood, on Larimer Street between 20th Street and 22nd Street, Denver, Colo.
When: Friday: 5 p.m.-2 a.m.; Saturday: 11 a.m.-2 a.m. and Sunday: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Weekends through Sept. 27th)
More Information: thedenveroktoberfest.com
Friday - Sunday
What: Say goodbye to summer at this annual family-friendly event. Enjoy live music and fireworks Friday night, followed by two full days packed with activities including arts and crafts, music, food and drinks, and a Saturday night concert featuring headliner Chris Daniels & The Kings. The kids will stay entertained as well with a climbing wall, inflatables, mini golf and more, plus a Safety Fair and a Sunday morning Fishing Derby. Also on Sunday, bring your furry friends to enjoy FunDay for dogs.
Where: Clement Park, 7306 W. Bowles Avenue, Littleton, Colo.
When: Friday: 5 p.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (Concert from 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.) and Sunday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
More Information: summersetfest.com
Friday – Sunday
Downtown Boulder Fall Fest
What: As one of Boulder’s most treasured community events, this 3-day festival will feature artisan booths, live music, food and brews. Add a Children’s Carnival, complete with obstacle course, bouncy castles, face painting and performers, and this festival promises the perfect weekend adventure for the whole family.
Where: Pearl Street Mall, Downtown Boulder, Colo.
When: Friday: 5 p.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
More Information: boulderdowntown.com
Saturday - Sunday
Celtic Harvest Festival
What: Experience the rich Celtic culture through traditional pipe bands, step dancing, food and drink, and musical performances. Stroll through the Celtic village watching sword fighters, wool spinners and other unique craftsmen and vendors. Kids will also enjoy games, bouncy castles, an authentic Punch & Judy puppet show, crafts and more. And don’t miss the sheep herding demonstration, which is sure to entertain both young and old.
Where: Citizen Park, 24th and Benton Street, Edgewater, Colo.
When: Saturday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: $2; Kids under 16 years are free.
More Information: celticharvestfestivaledgewater.com
Saturday – Sunday
What: Celebrate German heritage and traditions at Parker Oktoberfest this weekend featuring live German music, Bavarian dancers, delicious German food, and a Biergarten. This family-friendly festival will also include over 100 vendor booths and a variety of kids activities, including an obstacle course, bungee jump, slide and more.
Where: O’Brien Park, 10795 Victorian Drive, Parker, Colo.
When: Saturday: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
More Information: parkeroktoberfest.com
What: Chocoholics rejoice! This is the event for you! Indulge yourself with decadent delights from truffles and toffee, to cakes and cookies, to chocolate-infused wine and beer. Featuring the best chocolatiers and vendors from the Rocky Mountain region, it will be a true chocolate haven.
Where: Omni Interlocken Resort & Spa, 500 Interlocken Blvd., Broomfield, Colo.
When: Saturday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Admission: $5 - Adults; Kids 12 years and under are free. (Tasting tickets purchased for an additional fee.)
More Information: chocolatefests.org
Bonus Things To Do: Visit the Butterfly Pavilion for just $5 on Saturday. Tickets are also still available for that big football rivalry this Saturday, the Rocky Mountain Showdown. Or add some color to your weekend, and stop by the Centennial Chalk Art Festival at Centennial Center Park, happening both Saturday and Sunday.
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