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 - Saturday
Banff Mountain Film Festival
What: Featuring the best mountain filmmakers, this festival will allow fans to experience the stories that inspire and encourage us to continue exploring the environment. Enjoy three nights of films celebrating the beauty of our planet.
Where: Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver, Colo.
When: Thursday – Saturday; 7 p.m. Show each night (Doors open at 6 p.m.)
Admission: $18 – General Admission
More Information: altitudetickets.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
Thursday - Sunday
Colorado RV, Sports, Boat & Travel Show
What: With these warm temperatures, there is no time like the present to start planning your summer adventures. Check out the latest RVs, campers, and boats, fishing and hunting gear, vacation ideas and more at the Colorado RV, Sports, Boat and Travel Show. There will be great deals to be found on all your favorite outdoor activities.
Where: National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt Street, Denver, Colo.
When: Thursday & Friday: 12 p.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Sunday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: $10 – Adults; Kids 12 years and under are free.
More Information: gsevents.com
Thursday – Sunday
Chocolate: The Exhibition
What: Tantalize your taste buds in the newest exhibition at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Explore the history and evolution of this sweet indulgence. Entrance into the exhibit is included with your general admission ticket.
Where: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, Colo.
When: Daily: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Exhibit runs through May.8th)
Admission: $14.95 – Adult General Admission; $9.95 - Kids 3-18 years (Members are free)
More Information: dmns.org
Friday - Sunday
Denver Restaurant Week
What: Restaurant Week kicks off this Friday with 10-days of special menus offered at your favorite Denver hot spots. This annual celebration is popular, so make your reservations now!
Where: Participating restaurants throughout Metro Denver. (Visit website for complete list.)
When: Special Menus available through Sunday, March 6th
Admission: Multi-course dinners: $60 for two people; $30 for one person
More Information: denver.org
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: Saturday: 3 p.m.
Admission: Tickets start at $10
More Information: altitudetickets.com
Buffalo Bill Birthday Celebration
What: Happy Birthday to one of America’s greatest legends, William ‘Buffalo Bill’ Cody. Visit the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave for this annual birthday celebration. Sing Happy Birthday, eat cake, play games and maybe even learn a thing or two about this legend from the Wild West.
Where: Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave, 987 1/2 Lookout Mountain, Golden, Colo.
When: Sunday: 12 p.m.-4 p.m.
More Information: buffalobill.org
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