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7 best things to do in Colorado this weekend, Feb. 21-23, 2020

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Posted at 9:19 PM, Feb 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-20 17:29:30-05

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. Experience bluegrass music during WinterWonderGrass at Steamboat Ski Resort
What: If you love bluegrass and can’t wait for the summer to go to a concert, head to the WinterWonderGrass festival, to be held at Steamboat Ski Resort this weekend! Billy Strings, Margo Price, The Bluegrass Generals and more will be performing. Enjoy beer tastings, beer halls, a coffee bar, a kids’ zone, food trucks, and much more.
Where: Steamboat Ski Resort, 2305 Mt. Werner Cir. in Steamboat Springs, Colo.
When: Friday, Feb. 21 through Sunday, Feb. 23 from 1:45 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Admission: $89-209; buy tickets here.
More info: https://winterwondergrass.com/steamboat/

2. Get your folk on during the Winter Folk Music and Photography Showcase
What: Through the whole month of February, Winter Folk descends upon Longmont for 12 days of music and photography! This weekend, enjoy music by the Elephant Collective – Women of Folk, Esme Patterson, Willie Watson and more.
Where: The St. Vrain, 635 3rd Ave. in Longmont, Colo.
When: February 7 through March 1
Admission: $49-$399; buy tickets here.
More info: https://www.fafcolorado.org/winter-folk?fbclid=IwAR0G1KMeXWhz-s7b38W2CdZDx5DcRr70SFWmCWzmztuPGWjsiLp5irOOfQw

3. Love comics, toys and collectibles? Drive down to the Comic and Toy Show in Colorado Springs
What: If you’re loving the new “Dawn of X” comics as much as I am, then you might want to travel down to the Comic and Toy Show in Colorado Springs this weekend! Vendors will also be showcasing toys, collectibles, games, and much more.
Where: Colorado Springs Flea Market, 5225 E. Platte Ave. in Colorado Springs, Colo.
When: Saturday, Feb. 22 and Sunday, Feb. 23 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission: $2; kids 12 and under get in free
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/843199312782394/

4. Looking for adventure? Head to the Denver Travel and Adventure Show
What: If you’re in need of a vacation but don’t know where to start, your best bet will be to head to the Denver Travel and Adventure Show where you can explore endless vacation options, discover over 150 destinations from around the world, talk to thousands of travel experts about your plans, immerse yourself in other cultures with live song and dance performances, and much more.
Where: Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St. in Denver
When: Saturday, Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: $15 for adults (one day) or $22 (two-day); kids 16 and under get in free
More info: https://travelshows.com/shows/denver/event-info/

5. Travel to Middle Earth for the 2020 Carnivale Parade in Manitou Springs
What: It’s become an annual tradition to march down Manitou Avenue to celebrate Mardi Gras and this year, you’re encouraged to dress as hobbits, faeries, woodland creatures and other “Lord of the Rings”-esque attire for the event, as this year’s theme is Rockey’s Magical Middle Earth! Prizes will be awarded for those who come dressed for the theme.
Where: Memorial Park, 502 Manitou Ave. in Manitou Springs, Colo.
When: Saturday, Feb. 22 at 1 p.m.
Admission: Free of admission
More info: https://manitousprings.org/carnivale-parade/

6. Let the good times roll for the 10th annual Denver Mardi Gras
What: The EXDO Event Center is figuratively turning into Bourbon Street this weekend for Denver’s Mardi Gras festivities. If you’ve been wanting to go all out before Ash Wednesday, what better way to do so than during Mardi Gras? There will be over 60 performers entertaining the crowd, live music, beads (of course), tarot readers, face painters, and burlesque shows. Safe to say this event is 21+. You’re encouraged to come in costume and wear a mask. Gold, purple and green are traditional Mardi Gras colors.
Where: EXDO Event Center, 1399 35th St. in Denver
When: Saturday, Feb. 22 from 6 p.m. to 11 pm.
Admission: $25-$149
More info: https://denvermardigras.com/

7. Cheer on the Denver Nuggets as they take on Minnesota Timberwolves
What: If you’re looking for some rowdy, indoor fun, head to the Pepsi Center to watch the Denver Nuggets take on the Minnesota Timberwolves
Where: Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Circle in Denver.
When: Sunday, Feb. 23 starting at 4 p.m.
Admission: $20-$130; buy tickets here.

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Want to see professional skiers and snowboarders in Denver? Head to the Downtown Open Jam
What: If you want to see some professional skiers and snowboarders ski and ride downtown Denver this weekend, you’re in luck. The Civic Center Conservancy and Pacifico are hosting the “Downtown Open” this Saturday evening – a rail jam competition that will feature a 90-foot slopestyle course, a beer garden, food trucks and live music.
Where: Denver’s Civic Center Park
When: Saturday, Feb. 22 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Admission: Free of admission
More info: https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/downtown-open-rail-jam-brings-snowboarders-skiers-to-civic-center-park-this-saturday

Get inspired during the Colorado Garden & Home Show
What: If you’re getting into gardening or are an old-time garden savant, you’ll still want to attend the Rocky Mountain’s largest, oldest, and most prestigious garden and home show in Colorado! Find inspiration from the latest ideas and trends in landscaping, gardening and home improvement.
Where: Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St. in Denver
When: Saturday, Feb. 22 through Sunday, March 1
Admission: $10; buy tickets here.
More info: https://www.coloradogardenfoundation.org/colorado-garden-home-show/

Want fun for the whole family? You’ll want to go to Denver Family Fest
What: If you’ve already gone to the movies, the park or the ice-skating rink and want a different kind of family fun, head to FamilyFest! There will be vendor booths, kid’s entertainment, fun stage presentations as well as prizes.
Where: National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St. in Denver
When: Saturday, Feb. 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; buy tickets here.
Admission: $10 for adults, $5 for seniors 65+ and military; kids are free
More info: https://denverfamilyfest.com/


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