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7 best things to do in Denver this weekend

Posted: 4:23 PM, Apr 27, 2016
Updated: 2016-04-27 18:23:05-04

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.  

Friday- Sunday

Shrine Circus

What: America’s original 3-ring circus is in town for three days of shows this weekend.   The El Jebel Shrine Circus will dazzle audiences both young and old with feats of strength, skill, beauty and mystery, surrounded by an amazing display of light effects and sound. 

Where: 1st Bank Center, 11450 Broomfield Lane, Broomfield, Colo. 

When: Friday - Sunday: Various performance times

Admission: Tickets start at $20

More Information: altitudetickets.com

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Friday

Shakespeare After-Fest

What: Celebrate all things Shakespeare at this free event.  Enjoy live music performed by DeVotchKa’s Tom Hagerman and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.  Plus special performances by DCPA’s Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, Black Actor’s Guild, Catamounts Company, PHAMALY and more.

Where: Denver Performing Arts Complex, 14th and Curtis, Denver, Colo. 

When: Friday: 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

Admission: Free  

More Information: denvercenter.org

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Friday

Colorado Mammoth vs. Vancouver Stealth

What:  The Colorado Mammoth are home to face West Division rival Vancouver Stealth.  Experience the fast-paced action that is indoor lacrosse.  Great entertainment for the whole family.

Where: Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver, Colo.

When: Friday: 7:30 p.m.

Admission: Tickets start at $10

More Information:  altitudetickets.com

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Saturday - Sunday

Elitch Gardens Opening Weekend

What: Ok, so the weather might not be ideal on Saturday but we must be getting closer to summer because Elitch Gardens opens for the season this weekend.  

Where: Elitch Gardens, 2000 Elitch Circle, Denver, Colo.  

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

Admission:  $49.99 – Adult Weekend; $31.99 – Kids (Discount adult tickets available online.)

More Information: elitchgardens.com

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Saturday - Sunday

Boulder SpringFest 2016

What: Celebrate Spring on the Pearl Street Mall at this annual free festival featuring arts & crafts vendors, live music and food.  Plus face painting, balloon twisting and crafts for the kids. 

Where: Pearl Street Mall, 1400 Pearl Street, Boulder, Colo.

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

Admission: Free

More Information: dickensstore.com

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Saturday

Kite Flite Festival

What: It’s high flying fun.  Learn the artistry of kite flying and enjoy some friendly competition, or simply spread a blanket to lay and watch the colors dive, dip and zip through the air.  This fun family festival will also feature kids’ crafts and games, face painting, music, food, vendors and more.  Check website before heading out if weather looks questionable. Festival will only be cancelled in the event of heavy snow, rain or high winds. 

Where: Anderson Park, 4355 Field Street, Wheat Ridge, Colo.

When: Saturday: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Admission: Free

More Information:  kiteflitefestival.com

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Sunday

Star Wars at the Hangar

What:  Is the Force strong with you?  Bring your Jedi moves to this epic event.  Star Wars fans of all ages can mingle with costumed characters, take aim at Blast-a-Trooper, step into a favorite Star Wars scene with Green Screen Adventures and more.  

Where: Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver, Colo.

When: Sunday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Admission:  $20 – Adults; $10 – Kids 4-16 years; Kids 3 years and under are free. (Member discounts available.)

More Information:  wingsmuseum.org

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