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7 best things to do in Colorado this weekend, April 12-14, 2019

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Posted at 2:02 AM, Apr 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-12 14:45:04-04

DENVER – Every weekend, Denver7 compiles a list of some fun events you might enjoy. Here are our picks for the 7 best things to do in the Denver metro area and beyond this weekend.

1. The Paper Fashion Show
What: The Paper Fashion Show showcases Denver talent and features over 50 haute couture fashions made entirely from paper. The show is judged by an esteemed panel of top Denver-area designers and celebrities and benefits the local arts scene in Aurora.
Where: 2501 N. Dallas St. in Aurora, Colo.
When: Friday, April 12 from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Admission: $25-$135; buy tickets here.
More info: https://www.paperfashionshow.com/

2. Monster Energy Supercross
What: The most competitive and highest-profile off-road motorcycle racing championship in the world is coming to Denver this weekend. Featuring tight corners, fast straightaways, challenging rhythm sections, triple jumps, and whoops sections, athletes will bring heart-stopping excitement to the Mile High City!
Where: Broncos Stadium at Mile High, 1701 Bryant St. in Denver
When: Saturday, April 13 starting at 11 a.m.
Admission: $20-$27; buy tickets here.
More info: https://www.supercrosslive.com/events/denver-co-2019-tickets

3. Colorado Mineral and Fossil Spring Show
What: Love rocks and gems that sparkle? Then you might want to check out the Colorado Mineral and Fossil Spring Show this weekend. There will not only be a bunch of rocks and minerals to choose from in order to add to your growing collection, but there will also be jewelry-making workshops and kids activities.
Where: Crowne Plaza Denver Airport, 15000 E. 40th Ave. in Denver
When: Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: Free
More info: https://www.coloradomineralandfossilshows.com/httpwwwcoloradomineralandfossilshowscom.html

4. Greeley Beer & Spirits Festival
What: The 5th Annual Greeley Beer & Spirits Festival will feature some of the best breweries and distilleries from Colorado. The fundraiser for the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra will also feature live music, fantastic food trucks, unlimited beer tastings, a 50/50 raffle, and more.
Where: Colorado Model Railroad Museum, 680 10th St. in Greeley, Colo.
When: Saturday, April 13 from noon to 4 p.m.
Admission: $10-$50; get tickets here.
More info: For more information on the Greeley Beer and Spirits Festival, click here.

5. Estes Park Bigfoot Days
What: Colorado isn’t just known for its mountains and the horrendous weekend traffic on I-70. Interestingly enough, it’s also known for Bigfoot sightings! Held every year at Bond Park, this free event includes live music, vendors, big wheel races, a beer garden, and a chance to meet and learn from some of the country's most celebrated Big Foot experts.
Where: Bond Park, 170 MacGregor Ave. in Estes Park, Colo.
When: Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: Free
More info: http://www.estesparkeventscomplex.com/bigfoot-days.html

6. Free Day at the Denver Botanic Gardens
What: Spring has sprung! Get outside and enjoy a free day strolling the Denver Botanic Gardens.
Where: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street in Denver
When: Sunday, April 14 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Admission: Free
More info: https://www.botanicgardens.org/

7. See “Game of Thrones” at these Colorado spots
What: After a 20-month hiatus, the final season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” is finally here. Don’t have an HBO subscription? No problem! Several venues across the state will offer drinks, music and the season 8 premiere of this critically-acclaimed show.
Where: Various locations across Colorado
When: Sunday, April 14 starting as early as 11 a.m.
Admission: $0-$50
More info: Check out all the “Game of Thrones” watch parties in Colorado by clicking here.

BONUS:

SPLIFF Film Festival
What: Dan Savage is bringing films created by stoners, for stoners (and everyone else in between). The SPLIFF film festival showcases original short films exploring stoner themes – from serious takes on pot culture to stoner comedy – these films celebrate the devil’s lettuce, its use and its effects on our everyday lives. The event is 21+.
Where: Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. in Denver
When: Saturday, April 13 at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Admission: $20; buy tickets here.
More info: https://splifffilmfest.com/

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