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Denver7 list of the 7 best things to do in Denver this weekend

Posted: 3:38 PM, Jul 06, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-06 17:38:17-04

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.  

Thursday - Sunday

Colorado Rockies vs. Philadelphia Phillies

What: The Rockies are back in town for a home stand against the Phillies.  Head to the ballpark, grab a hot dog, and sit back to enjoy the ambiance of Coors Field.  And in case you haven’t had your fill of fireworks, Saturday’s game will be followed by a spectacular display. 

Where:  Coors Field, 2001 Blake Street, Denver, Colo.

When: Thursday: 6:40 p.m.; Friday: 6:10 p.m.; Saturday: 6:40 p.m.; and Sunday: 2:10 p.m.

Admission: Tickets prices vary by game.  (Expect higher prices for the fireworks game.)

More Information: colorado.rockies.mlb.com

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Friday - Sunday

Colorado Black Arts Festival

What: Indulge your senses in a feast of color, movement and pageantry.  This three day festival will showcase the creative talents of local and national African American artists, as well as feature musical performances from jazz, blues and reggae to traditional African drum and dance.  And be sure to catch the popular Boogaloo Celebration Parade on Saturday.

Where: Denver’s City Park, 17th Avenue and Colorado Blvd., Denver, Colo.

When:  Friday: 12 p.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Admission:  Free

More Information: colbaf.org

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Friday - Sunday

Biergarten Festival

What: Button up the Lederhosen, and grab a bratwurst and a cold Paulaner beer at this annual Morrison tradition.  This family-friendly cultural event features traditional German food, entertainment, music, dance groups, kids activities and of course, beer.  Come experience the atmosphere of a German biergarten in the summertime.

Where: TEV Edelweiss Pavilion, 17832 Hwy 8, Morrison, Colo.

When:  Friday: 4 p.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; and Sunday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Admission: $5 – Adults; $3 - Kids 6-12 years; Kids 5 years and under are free.   

More Information:  biergartenfest.com

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Friday - Sunday

Colorado Irish Festival

What: St. Patty’s Day has nothing on this three day Irish festival.  Touted as the largest celebration of Irish heritage in the region, it will be an eclectic gathering of kilts, bagpipes, Gaelic sports and Irish step dancing, plus the best Irish rock and classic music this side of the pond.  And of course, you can have your fill of traditional Irish food and drink, crafts and more.

Where:  Clement Park, 7306 W. Bowles Avenue, Littleton, Colo.

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

Admission: Friday: $10; Saturday and Sunday: $16 – Adults; Friday: $10; Saturday and Sunday: $13 – Seniors, Military, Students; Kids 12 and under are free all weekend.  (Online discounts available if purchased in advance.)

More Information: coloradoirishfestival.com

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Friday

Four Mile Historic Park Free Day

What: It’s a free day at the Four Mile Historic Park.  You’ll feel like you’ve traveled back in time as you wander this 1859 farm.  Pan for gold, meet the farm animals and more.   You can enjoy free admission at this Denver landmark on the second Friday of each month. 

Where:  Four Mile Historic Park, 715 S. Forest Street, Denver, Colo.

When: Friday: 12 p.m.-4 p.m.

Admission: Free

More Information: fourmilepark.org

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Saturday

2nd Saturday Street Festival

What: Back by popular demand! Olde Town Arvada will shut down Grandview Avenue to all car traffic for another 2nd Saturday Street Festival.   Featuring local headliner Chris Daniels and the Kings, it will be an evening of good music, good food and fun.  Plus, arts and crafts vendors and kid’s activities.

Where: Olde Town Arvada, on Grandview Avenue between Wadsworth and Vance, Arvada, Colo.

When: Saturday: 4:30 p.m.-10 p.m. 

Admission: Free

More Information: oldetownarvada.org

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Saturday

Drums Along the Rockies

What: It’s like a “Broadway musical on a football field.”  This premier marching band event has become a summer tradition for many families.  The world’s top drum corps will entertain and battle for top honors with performances that feature colorful sights and powerful sounds unique to the marching arts.  

Where: Sports Authority Field at Mile High, 1701 Bryant Street, Denver, Colo.

When: Saturday: 6:30 p.m. (Gates open at 5 p.m.)

Admission: Tickets start at $15.

More Information: ascendperformingarts.org

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Bonus Things To Do: Watch Jaws under the stars as part of the Historic Elitch Theatre Summer Film Series on Friday night; or catch a free concert featuring Fab Four at Orchard Town Center in Westminster Saturday night; or shop the locally-grown goods at the Parker Farmer’s Market Sunday morning.

 

If you have a future event that you want featured in our 7 Best Things To Do This Weekend article, send an email to carrie.ripes@kmgh.com.