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
Southwest Rink at Skyline Park
What: Grab your family and friends and head Downtown for some ice skating in Skyline Park. Skate rental is $2, or bring your own pair and skate for free.
Where: Skyline Park at 16th Street and Arapahoe, Downtown Denver, Colo.
When: Daily, various times daily through Feb. 14th (Check website for details)
Admission: Free ($2 skate rental or bring your own.)
More Information: downtowndenver.com
Saturday - Sunday
Colorado Garden & Home Show
What: Planning to remodel, update or simply need help finishing your honey-do list? This is your one-stop-shop, your chance to visit with over 650 companies ready to introduce new technologies and trends in home improvements and landscaping. Get lost in one of the inspiring garden oasis, full of rich color and fragrance. Check out the Hot Products Zone displaying all the must-have gadgets for your home and lawn. Attend one of the free seminars and how-do demonstrations. There will be no excuses after attending this show.
Where: Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street, Denver, Colo.
When: Saturday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Runs daily through Feb. 12th. Check website for weekday times.)
Admission: $12 – Adults; $10 – Seniors; Kids 12 years and under are free. (Attend on a weekday, get 2 for 1 admission.)
More Information: coloradogardenfoundation.org
Free Day at Denver Art Museum
What: Enjoy free admission to the Denver Art Museum with full access to the art collections and non-ticketed exhibitions. Plus, family friendly activities including live artists painting and special giveaways.
Where: Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver, Colo.
When: Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
More Information: denverartmuseum.org
AAA 2017 Vacations Showcase
What: Whether you are planning the trip of a lifetime or simply looking for your next family road trip destination, stop by the AAA Vacations Showcase to shop ideas and great deals. Visit with over 60 vendors and travel experts from destinations that span the globe, take advantage of onsite passport services, purchase travel merchandise, and enter for your chance to win a cruise getaway package.
Where: Sports Authority Field at Mile High, East United Club Level, 1701 Bryant Street, Denver, Colo.
When: Saturday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: $8 – General Admission (AAA members receive $2 discount)
More Information: colorado.aaa.com
Bald Eagle Festival
What: The 5th annual event celebrating this majestic bird of prey will educate guests of all ages. Enjoy live raptor presentations and talk with experts from the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies. Take a 3-mile guided hike or a ride on the Eagle Express for an up close wildlife watching experience. (Note that reservations are required for the guided hike and Eagle Express.) Plus, there will be crafts for the kids, and they can even help a Naturalist construct a life-sized replica of a bald eagle’s nest.
Where: Barr Lake Nature Center, Barr Lake State Park, 13401 Picadilly Road, Brighton, Colo.
When: Saturday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (Check website for scheduled activity times.)
Admission: $7 - State Park Daily Entrance fee (per vehicle); or annual State Park Pass.
More Information: cpw.state.co.us
Arvada’s Chocolate Affair
What: It’s a chocolate-lover’s paradise! Sinful, tasty delights will be available to sample at various locations in Olde Town. You can also embark on a chocolate treasure hunt. It’s all things chocolate this Saturday.
Where: Various locations, around Historic Olde Town Arvada, Colo. (Check website for details)
When: Saturday: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Admission: Tasting tickets: $1/each
More Information: oldetownarvada.org
Colorado Mammoth vs. Georgia Swarm
What: The Colorado Mammoth are home to face the Georgia Swarm. 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: 7 p.m.
Admission: Tickets start at $10
More Information: altitudetickets.com
Bonus Things to Do: Bundle up and enjoy free admission to the Denver Zoo on Thursday.
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