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7 best things to do in Denver this weekend

Posted: 2:51 PM, Jun 01, 2016
Updated: 2016-06-02 22:20:13-04

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.  

Saturday - Sunday

Capitol Hill People’s Fair

What: An annual tradition to start the summer festival season.  Celebrate Denver’s diverse urban community with a weekend of family-friendly entertainment, activities and attractions.  As of one of the leading arts and crafts events in the region, you’ll find all kinds of unique items from homemade cakes and jam to jewelry and one-of-a-kind paintings.  Plus live music, street theatre, delicious food, kids activities and more.

Where: Civic Center Park, Broadway and Colfax, Denver, Colo.

When: Saturday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Sunday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Admission: Free (Tickets required for some carnival attractions) 

More Information:  peoplesfair.com

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Saturday - Sunday

Denver Chalk Art Festival

What: Watch as more than 200 artists turn the streets in and around Larimer Square into a museum of chalk art in what has become one of the city’s most treasured events.   The artists will spend hours recreating masterpieces or sharing their own original works that will amaze and come to life right before your eyes.   

Where: Larimer Square, Downtown Denver, Denver, Colo.

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

Admission: Free

More Information: larimerarts.org

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Saturday

Denver Art Museum Free Day

What: Enjoy a free day at the Denver Art Museum.  In fact, you can enjoy free general admission on the first Saturday of every month. 

Where: Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver, Colo.

When: Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Admission: Free

More Information:  denverartmuseum.org

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Saturday

Hot Cars Cool Nights

What: Hitting the road this weekend?  Consider heading to Loveland for one of Colorado’s hottest classic car shows.  Embrace the nostalgia of vintage Americana as hundreds of unique pre-1976 hot rods and classic cars line the streets of downtown Loveland.  Plus, enjoy live music, craft beers, kids activities and more. 

Where: Downtown Loveland, along 4th Street, Loveland, Colo.

When: Saturday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Admission: Free

More Information:  hotcarscoolnights.com

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Saturday

Summer Kickoff Concert

What:  Bring your lawn chair and kick off the summer with a free concert featuring the U.S. Air Force Academy Band, the Falconaires.  Plus a special K9 demonstration by the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office.  Food and kids activities will also be available.    

Where: Centennial Center Park Amphitheater, 13050 E. Peakview Avenue, Centennial, Colo.

When:  Saturday: 6 p.m. 

Admission: Free

More Information:  centennialco.gov

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Sunday

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. 

Admission: Free

More Information: dmns.org

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Sunday

KidsFest

What: Back by popular demand, this has become the must-attend summer event for all preschool and elementary-age kids, featuring hands-on activities that celebrate arts, science and entertainment.  Plus music, family-friendly vendors, and the Strider Cup Race, which is sure to put a smile on every face.

Where: Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons Street, Lone Tree, Colo.

When: Sunday: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Admission: Free

More Information: cityoflonetree.com

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Bonus Things To Do:  Celebrate the outdoors on Saturday at Arvada Trails Day Festival, with activities spanning three parks.  For more info, visit  arvadafestivals.com .  Also, the Urban Market opens for the season Saturday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. in Skyline Park. Featuring a cornucopia of local arts and crafts, this downtown outdoor marketplace will open on select dates through October. And City Park Jazz kicks off its free summer concert series this Sunday from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

 

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