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.
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.
More Information: fourmilepark.org
Friday – 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
Saturday - Sunday
Colorado Tartan Day Festival
What: The Celtic festival season kicks off this weekend. Stroll this free festival featuring vendor and clan booths, delicious food, historical re-enactments, live music from the Colorado Youth Pipe Band and Dancers, and more. Spend the weekend celebrating the rich Celtic heritage.
Where: Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont, Colo.
When: Saturday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
More Information: coloradotartanday.com
Saturday - Sunday
Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres
What: It’s opening weekend! Jump on the bandwagon and see our Blake Street Bombers take on the San Diego Padres. Single game seats are still available for the Saturday and Sunday games.
Where: Coors Field, 2001 Blake Street, Denver, Colo.
When: Saturday: 6:10 p.m.; and Sunday: 2:10 p.m.
Admission: Tickets start at $16 (Rockpile seats are $6)
More Information: colorado.rockies.mlb.com
Boulder Farmers Market
What: Springtime in Colorado also means that the farmers markets are open for business. Get outside and browse the wide selection of locally grown veggies, fruits, flowers, plants, gourmet cheeses and more at this Boulder County favorite.
Where: Central Park, on 13th Street between Canyon and Arapahoe, Boulder, Colo.
When: Saturday: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
More Information: boulderdowntown.com
Denver Museum of Nature and Science Free Day
What: Enjoy a free day at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Fees still apply for IMAX, Planetarium and temporary exhibitions.
Where: Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, Colo.
When: Sunday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
More Information: dmns.org
Aerobotics at the Hanger
What: Love robotics and remote-controlled planes? This is your chance to learn about the inner workings of robots and see how R/C planes and drones are flown. Watch drones take flight inside the hanger, assemble your own model airplane, operate an R/C plane with help from one of the aircraft flight instructors, observe an R/C jet engine demonstration (weather permitting), and meet BB-8 and R2-D2 from Star Wars.
Where: Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver, Colo.
When: Sunday: 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: $12.50 – Adults; $9 – Military & Seniors; $6 - Kids 4-16 years (Members and kids 3 and under are free.)
More Information: wingsmuseum.org
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