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7 best things to do in Denver this weekend

Posted: 1:12 PM, Mar 02, 2016
Updated: 2016-03-02 15:12:28-05

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

Boulder International Film Festival

What: Considered one of the “25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World,” the Boulder International Film Fest will feature over 50 local and international films.  Catch a flick or two, engage in thought-provoking discussions, or just join the celebration of fine film making. 

Where: Boulder Theater, 2032 14th Street, Boulder, Colo.; and various locations in Boulder

When: Thursday – Saturday; Various times (Check website for details)

Admission: $12 - Single Screening; Special event and package pricing available.  

More Information:  biff1.com

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Thursday - Sunday

Denver Restaurant Week

What: It’s your last chance to take advantage of the special menus offered at your favorite Denver hot spots.  Denver’s Annual Restaurant Week is winding down, so make your reservations now!   

Where: Participating restaurants throughout Metro Denver. (Visit website for complete list.)

When: Special Menus available through Sunday.

Admission: Multi-course dinners:  $60 for two people; $30 for one person

More Information:  denver.org

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Saturday - Sunday

Rocky Mountain Train Show

What:  All aboard!  Touted as the largest train show west of the Mississippi, the Rocky Mountain Train Show will impress train lovers of all ages.  Browse hundreds of tables of toy trains for sale, admire the working model train displays, or sit in on a how-to clinic covering topics from setting up your first model train set to real railroad operations.  And be sure the kids visit the Kids Corner, which will be full of hands-on fun for the little conductors.

Where: Denver Mart, 451 E. 58th Avenue, Denver, Colo.

When: Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Admission: $10 – Adults; Kids under 12 years, Scouts in uniform and Active Duty Military are free.

More Information:  rockymountaintrainshow.com

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Saturday - Sunday

Japanese Doll & Cultural Festival

What: This unique family-friendly cultural festival will be filled with colorful displays and entertainment for all ages.  Japanese dolls, kimonos, floral arrangements, bonsai and calligraphy will be on display.  Watch live performances of taiko drums, martial arts, Japanese dance and music.  Plus, enjoy demonstrations of origami, calligraphy and the tea ceremony.

Where: Simpson United Methodist Church, 6001 Wolff Street, Arvada, Colo. 

When: Saturday and Sunday: 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Admission: Free

More Information: denver.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

Dog Sled Race Party – Iditarod 2016

What: Enjoy a family fun day to celebrate the 44th running of the Iditarod.  Watch the live start of the race at noon.  Meet dogs from all walks of life and get your picture taken with a live wolf.  Plus Alaska themed crafts and other fun activities.  All museum activities included with admission  

Where: Liniger Building at CU South Denver, 10035 S. Peoria Street, Parker, Colo.

When:  Saturday: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Admission: $10 – Adults; $6 – Kids 3-12 years; Kids under 3 years are free.

More Information: southdenver.cu.edu

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Saturday

Colorado Eagles vs. Allen Americans

What: Join us for Denver7 Night at The Colorado Eagles game.  Meet the Denver7 Anchors. Plus, giveaways, contests and more, as the Eagles take on the Allen Americans. 

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

When: Saturday: 7:05 p.m.

Admission: Tickets start at $18

More Information:  coloradoeagles.com

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