DENVER -- 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 the Denver metro area this weekend.
1. A Taste of Colorado
What: Downtown Denver’s Civic Center Park and the surrounding streets are transforming for the four-day, free admission, music, food, shopping and family-fun festival of the 35th Annual A Taste of Colorado
Where: Denver’s Civic Center Park
When: Saturday, September 1 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, September 2 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Monday (Labor Day), September 3 from 11 a.m. - 8pm.
What: People from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, Nicaragua, Belize and Mexico will come together to celebrate all things Central America. Music of several different Latin American genres such as salsa, merengue, punta, bachata, cumbia, reggaeton, and marimba will be performed. Food from the many different countries will also be available for purchase.
Where: Lowry Community Park, 1001 Dayton Ave. in Aurora, Colorado.
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.
7. Buy local, straight-from-the-farm fresh produce
What: You know our winter season is finally over when farmers' market start popping up in your neighborhood. Luckily for all of us in Colorado, there are dozens of places to choose fresh produce from before winter makes its comeback in just a few months.
Where: Various locations across Colorado
When: From Monday through Sunday
Admission: Free (unless you end up buying something, of course)