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Denver7 list of the 7 best things to do in Denver this weekend, March 31-April 2, 2017

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Posted at 10:39 PM, Mar 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-30 00:39:15-04

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.  

Thursday - Sunday

Disney on Ice “Dream Big”

What:  Take an adventurous journey on ice with all your favorite Disney friends, including Mickey and Minnie, the Disney Princesses, Tinker Bell, Olaf, and many more.  There are several performance times throughout the weekend to entertain kids of all ages.

Where:  Budweiser Events Center, 5290 Arena Circle, Loveland, Colo.

When:  Thursday - Sunday: Various performance times

Admission: Tickets start at $15

More Information: disneyonice.com

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Friday - Sunday

Boulder Arts Week

What: Did you know that Boulder has the eighth largest concentration of artists in the US?  Come celebrate the city’s vibrant arts and cultural scene as this week-long event kicks off this weekend.  Programming highlights include art walks, First Friday, exhibitions, performances, dance, music, theatre, artist demonstrations, lectures, readings, workshops and symposia.

Where: Various locations, Boulder, Colo.

When:  Friday – Sunday; Various times/events through April 8th (Check website for details)

Admission: Free (Some events require ticketed admission.)

More Information: bouldercountyarts.org

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Saturday - Sunday

Sesame Street Live! Elmo Makes Music

What:  Join Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and the rest of the gang from Sesame Street as they discover musical instruments they never knew existed.  This show will be toe-tapping good time, filled with music, friendship and laughter. 

Where:  Bellco Theatre, Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street, Denver, Colo.

When:  Saturday and Sunday; Various performance times

Admission: Tickets start at $17

More Information: axs.com

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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.  (Note that a separate admission ticket will be required for special exhibitions.)

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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Sunday

Denver Botanic Gardens Free Day

What: Spring has sprung!  Get outside and enjoy a free day strolling the Denver Botanic Gardens. 

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street, Denver, Colo.

When: Sunday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Admission: Free

More Information: botanicgardens.org

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Sunday

Arvada Kite 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 family-friendly event will also feature music, food and other fun activities.  Whether you come to fly a kite or just want to marvel at the colorful display, your family will enjoy this annual outdoor event.

Where: Stenger Soccer Complex, 58th Avenue and Quail Street, Arvada, Colo.

When: Sunday: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Admission: Free

More Information: arvadafestivals.com

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Sunday

Tulip Fairy & Elf Festival

What: Calling all pint-sized fairies and elves.  Join the Tulip Fairy as she celebrates springtime in Boulder.  This annual family-friendly event includes live stage performances, face painting, cookie decorating, and other activities kids will love.  All fairies and elves will be invited to join the Tulip Fairy and members of the Boulder Ballet in the parade around the mall which will leave the performance stage at 3:30pm.

Where:  Pearl Street Mall, between Broadway and 15th Street, Boulder, Colo.

When: Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: Free

More Information: boulderdowntown.com

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