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7 best things to do in Denver this weekend

Posted at 2:53 PM, Feb 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-20 01:32:31-05

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

Free Day at Denver Zoo

What: With spring-like temps on deck for Thursday, it will be the perfect day to spend enjoying all that the Denver Zoo has to offer, for free.

Where: Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele Street, Denver, Colo.

When: Thursday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Admission: Free

More Information: denverzoo.org

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Thursday - Saturday

The Colorado Environmental Film Festival

What: In the true spirit of Colorado, this film festival that will inspire, surprise, motivate, entertain, and transform attendees.  Screenings of local and national feature length and short films, will explore interconnected ecological, social and economic themes.  Catch a film or two, engage in thought-provoking discussions, listen in on a filmmaker’s forum, or visit with a variety of environmental groups.  It’s a film festival for all ages.

Where: American Mountaineering Center, 710 10th Street, Golden, Colo.

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

Admission: $10 - Single Screening; Special event and package pricing available online.  All screenings on Friday are free.

More Information: ceff.net

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Thursday - 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: Thursday and Friday: 12 p.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Sunday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Admission:  $12 – Adults; Kids 12 years and under are free.

More Information: coloradogardenfoundation.org

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Friday - Sunday

Denver Golf Expo

What:  Get your golf game ready this weekend at the Denver Golf Expo. Whether you are a beginner or a scratch golfer, this event has something for all abilities. Have your swing analyzed by a pro, demo the latest equipment, take advantage of great deals on gear and green fees, and more.  Kids can also get into the game at the Junior Golf Central.   Your golf season starts this weekend.

Where: The Denver Mart, 451 East 58th Avenue, Denver, Colo.

When: Friday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Admission: $13 - Adults; $11 – Seniors and Military; $3 - Kids 16 years and under

More Information: denvergolfexpo.com

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Friday – Sunday

Celestial Seasonings Factory Tour

What: Did you know you can tour Colorado’s very own Celestial Seasonings Factory for free?  Factory tours run every hour Monday through Sunday.  And every tour includes a whiff of the Mint Room, guaranteed to clear any stuffy nose.  Afterwards, be sure to visit the sampling bar with over 100 kinds of tea to taste.  Note that kids must be at least 5 years old to tour the factory floor.

Where: Celestial Seasonings, 4600 Sleepytime Drive, Boulder, Colo.

When:  Mondays Saturdays: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Sundays: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Admission: Free

More Information: celestialseasonings.com

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Saturday

CU Wizards: Energy and Oxidation

What: Join CU Professors for an entertaining and informative show that features lively explanations packed with explosions, implosions, electrolysis and more. These free, monthly interactive shows are geared towards children and teens in grades 1 and up, but all ages are welcome. 

Where: University of Colorado at Boulder, Cristol Chemistry Building, Room 140, Boulder, Colo.

When: Saturday: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Admission: Free 

More Information: colorado.edu

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Saturday

Battle on Blake

What:  It’s ice hockey on the baseball diamond.  Coors Field will play host to the Battle on Blake as the Denver Pioneers face off against their rival Colorado College Tigers this Saturday night.   

Where: Coors Field, 2001 Blake Street, Denver, Colo.

When: Saturday: 6:10 p.m.

Admission: Tickets start at $10 

More Information: ticketmaster.com

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