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. Tour the Cherokee Ranch & Castle in Sedalia
What: Always wanted to go to a castle but haven’t had the chance to travel abroad to see one? No worries – Colorado has one and you can take a public (or private) tour! Cherokee Castle’s unique architecture combines aspects of the Western United States and a 1450’s Scottish-style castle built in the 1920’s. The Castle is home to historic collections of fine art, furnishings and memorabilia from around the world.
Where: Cherokee Ranch & Castle Foundation, 6113 N. Daniels Park Road in Sedalia, Colo.
When: Friday, April 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
More info: https://cherokeeranch.org
2. Colorado’s 4 national parks and monuments are free this Saturday
What: National parks across the United States are waiving admission fees on Saturday, April 20 to kickoff National Park Week. In Colorado, that includes four national parks and four monuments! It’s important to note that while national parks will be free on Saturday, Colorado state parks will still be charging admission.
Where: Various locations across Colorado
When: Saturday, April 19.
More info: Learn more about which national parks and monuments are free this weekend here.
3. Not into "Game of Thrones"? Head over to the DMNS for the Harry Potter-Thon!
What: Ten Harry Potter films in ten weeks. Watch the trio battle their way from levitation charms in first year to facing Lord Voldemort himself in seventh year. Then, watch Newt Scamander and friends track Gellert Grindelwald in the latest installments of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." There's a new film each week!
Where: Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. in Denver
When: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays until June 8, 2019, starting at 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Adult $9.95, kids ages 3-10 and 11-18, as well as seniors get in for $7.95.
More info: https://secure1.dmns.org/harry-potter-thon
4. BEYOND at the International Church of Cannabis
What: Starting this 4/20 weekend, the Elevationists at the International Church of Cannabis will bring a guided meditation, an audio visual art installation, and a musical laser light experience to their sacred place.
Where: International Church of Cannabis, 400 S. Logan St. in Denver
When: Friday, April 19 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, April 20 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, April 21 from noon to 6 p.m.
More info: https://www.elevationists.org/
5. Go on an Easter egg hunt across the Front Range
What: Looking to take the little ones on an Easter egg hunt this weekend? You’ve come to the right place because more than three dozen egg hunts are happening across the Front Range this weekend!
Where: Several locations across the Front Range
When: Easter weekend.
More info: To see a full list of the Easter egg hunts happening in the Front Range, click here.
6. Experience yoga with goats in Colorado Springs
What: Rocky Mountain Goat Yoga is sweeping the Rockies with a bunch of goat yoga events in Colorado – and this weekend, it’s all happening in Colorado Springs! The practice will take 45 mins. to complete and end with a 15 min. decompression for guests and the goats.
Where: Trampoline World, 780 Vondelpark Drive in Colorado Springs, Colo.
When: Sunday, April 21 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
More info: To learn more about Goat Yoga in Colorado Springs, click here.
7. Immerse yourself in the world of ‘Natura Obscura’
What: Ever wondered what it would be like to step into your favorite painting? This self-guided exploration takes visitors through a surrealist forest that combines art, sculpture, augmented reality and digital technologies.
Where: Museum of Outdoor Arts, 1000 Englewood Parkway, Suite 2-230 in Englewood, Colo.
When: Now through Sept. 29
Admission: Varies, click here for ticket information.
More info: https://www.naturaobscura.org/
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