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.
Discover the Dinosaurs Unleashed
What: Journey back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Wander this vast exhibit to experience up-close encounters with Stegosaurus, T-Rex and other life-like dinosaurs. Kids can become junior paleontologists on a scavenger hunt, dig for fossils, and take a ride on the Jurassic Jeeps. Plus, an Adventure Zone filled with bounce houses, crafts, mini golf and more. It promises to be prehistoric fun for the whole family.
Where: Denver Mart, 451 E. 58th Avenue, Denver, Colo.
When: Friday: 2 p.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Admission: $19 – General Admission Ages 2+ (Online ticket purchase is encouraged. Attend on Friday to get $5 off admission.)
More Information: discoverthedinosaurs.com
Friday – Sunday
What: Celebrate Colorado’s eclectic side at Denver’s most original urban pop-up festival. This quarterly festival turns an otherwise vacant lot into a thriving weekend festival featuring good music, good beer and over 100 of the city’s most creative food, fashion and craft vendors.
Where: The BigWonderful, 4400 Fox Street, Denver, Colo.
When: Friday: 4 p.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday: 12 p.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday: 12 p.m.-6 p.m.
Admission: General Admission tickets range from $5-10 depending on day and time. Beerfest tickets are an additional charge. Kids 12 years and under are free. (Visit website for package pricing.)
More Information: thebigwonderful.com
Saturday - Sunday
Cinco de Mayo Festival
What: Spend the weekend immersed in the largest event of its kind in the U.S. celebrating the freedom and beauty of the Latino culture. This fun family-friendly environment will feature special attractions, musical and cultural performances, plus delicious Mexican cuisine. The Festival kicks off with a parade Saturday morning, and will include celebrated events like the taco eating contest, the beloved Chihuahua races, and more throughout the weekend.
Where: Civic Center Park, 144 W. Colfax Avenue, Denver, Colo.
When: Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
More Information: cincodemayodenver.com
Cherry Creek Fresh Market
What: April showers bring May flowers, and the return of the weekend farmers markets. The Cherry Creek Fresh Market opens its seasonal run this Saturday, with a high-quality mix of local growers and unique gourmet food vendors representing the best of the Rocky Mountain Region. Visitors will also enjoy chef events, live music, and free parking during market hours.
Where: Cherry Creek Shopping Center, corner of 1st Avenue and University Blvd., Denver, Colo.
When: Saturday: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
More Information: coloradofreshmarkets.com
What: Bring the kids to explore and climb on their favorite big rigs and meet some hometown heroes. A fire engine, a sheriff’s car, an RTD bus, and even a Zamboni are among the vehicles that will fascinate kids of all ages. Throw in a refreshing Kona Ice drink and this will be a day the kids will remember for years.
Where: Family Sports Dome, 6959 S. Peoria St., Centennial, Colo.
When: Saturday: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
More Information: ssprd.org
Denver Art Museum Free Day
What: Enjoy free admission to the Denver Art Museum. Note that special exhibitions will require a ticketed admission.
Where: Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver, Colo.
When: Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
More Information: denverartmuseum.org
Denver Outlaws vs. Charlotte Hounds
What: The 2016 MLL Champs, the Denver Outlaws open their home schedule this Sunday against the Charlotte Hounds. Experience the fast-paced action of Major League Lacrosse.
Where: Sports Authority Field at Mile High, 1701 Bryant Street, Denver, Colo.
When: Sunday: 3 p.m.
Admission: Tickets start at $16
More Information: denveroutlaws.com
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