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. If you’re in the mood for a carnival, you better go to Steamboat Springs
What: You may have a pretty good idea of what a carnival is, but that’s about to change once you make a trip to the Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival! There will be speed and flight night ski jumping, a s’more family fun party, a Nordic jumping exhibition, amateur ski jumping, a night extravaganza (that ends with a fireworks show!) and much, much more.
Where: Steamboat Springs, Colo.
When: Wednesday, Feb. 5 through Sunday, Feb. 9
More info: https://www.steamboatchamber.com/events/annual-events/steamboat-winter-carnival/schedule/
2. Don’t miss Colorado’s famous snow goose migration during the High Plains Snow Goose Festival
What: The fields and reservoirs of Southeastern Colorado are turning white, but not from snow – but from large white geese arriving by the thousands during their annual migration, and you’ll have a chance to see them this weekend during the High Plains Snow Goose Festival! The festival not only offers birders the opportunity to view on of largest migrations in the state – they also offer field trips, seminars, hiking opportunities, history lessons, a close up view of the state’s raptors, and much more.
Where: Lamar, Colo.
When: Thursday, Feb. 6 through Sunday, Feb. 9
More info: https://highplainssnowgoose.com/
3. Get ready for those summer hobbies with the help of the Denver Golf Expo
What: Longing for golf season, Colorado? Worry not! The 2020 Denver Golf Expo is here this weekend to make the wait a little less noticeable. Bring the family and enjoy a long putt challenge contest, a long drive challenge, as well as seminars and enter for a chance to win a trip for two to the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Oregon.
Where: Denver Mart, 451 E. 58th Ave. in Denver
When: Friday, Feb. 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: $3-$13; buy tickets here
More info: https://denvergolfexpo.com/
4. Head to Monster Jam if you’re looking for bigger, faster, louder fun this weekend
What: One of the most renowned monster truck events is coming to Denver this weekend and the whole family is invited to an unexpected, unscripted and unforgettable experience on the dirt as dozens of monster trucks participate in the Monster Jam! Stay for the Pit Party to see the monster trucks up close, meet your favorite drivers and crews, get autographs, take pictures, and more.
Where: Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir. In Denver
When: Friday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 8 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 9 at 1 p.m.
Admission: $15-$101; buy tickets here.
More info: https://www.monsterjam.com/en-US/events/denver-co/feb-07-2020-feb-09-2020
5. Catch the magical creations of ice sculpting artists at the Cripple Creek Ice Festival
What: Didn’t catch the international Snow Sculpture Championships in Breckenridge at the end of January? You’ll have your chance to experience something similar during the Cripple Creek Ice Festival. Ice sculptors will carve ice into beautiful works of art. This year’s theme will be “Carver’s Choice.” There will also be interactive sculptures for attendees to climb on for a selfie or a group
photo – and there is also an ice slide for kids.
Where: Cripple Creek, Colo.
When: Saturday, Feb. 8 through Sunday, Feb. 16
Admission: Free of charge
More info: https://visitcripplecreek.com/event/ice-fest/
6. Challenge yourself or your friends during the Ice Climbing Festival in Lake City
What: Just one block south of historic downtown Lake City is the Lake City Ice Park, which is where you’ll want to go if you’re looking to climb during the winter months! The ice wall offers 10 to 15 routes, 60 to 100-foot pitches, bolted anchors and mixed grades.
Where: Lake City Ice Park in Lake City, Colo.
When: Saturday, Feb. 8 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: Free of charge
More info: lakecity.com/mountain-town-activities/winter/32-things-to-do/winter/105-lake-city-ice-park
7. Join Denver7 for Hollywood’s biggest night at Alamo Drafthouse
What: Come hang out with some of your favorite local TV stars from Denver7 at the Alamo Drafthouse Oscars Watch party! The pre-party starts at 5 p.m. at Pandora’s Box (inside Alamo Drafthouse), which will be decorated with an Oscars-themed look for the night. Then, everyone will head into the theater to watch the 91st Academy Awards starting at 6 p.m. There will be celebratory drinks and you are encouraged to dress as if you yourself were walking the red carpet on Hollywood Blvd! All ticket proceeds will benefit the Denver Actor’s Fund.
Where: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Westminster, 8905 Westminster Blvd. in Westminster, Colo.
When: Sunday, Feb. 9 starting at 5 p.m.
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See local art in Denver – for free – during First Friday Art walks
What: Come and enjoy the local art scene at Denver’s five art districts: Arts District Santa Fe, Golden Triangle Museum District, the Tennyson Street Cultural District and the RiNo Arts District.
Where: Denver Arts Districts (several locations)
When: Monthly on the first Friday of every month, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
More info: Check each district’s website for more information
You’ve seen the movie (hopefully?), so why not see Matilda on stage?
What: If you’re a millennial, you more than likely remember seeing Matilda take a stand against cruel authority figures in the 1996 film. Now, the story of this extraordinary girl who has some smarts (not to mention psychokitenic powers) comes to the stage in the form of a musical for the whole family.
Where: Parker Arts Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave. in Parker, Colo
When: Friday, Feb. 7 and Saturday, Feb. 8 starting at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 8 and Sunday, Feb. 9 starting at 2 p.m.
Admission: $24-$34; find tickets here.
More info: https://tickets.parkerarts.org/event/roald-dahls-matilda-the-musical/
Celebrate the Lunar New Year in Salida this weekend
What: The Chinese Lunar New Year happened a week ago, but that won’t stop the folks over in Salida from continuing the celebrations! The town will be holding their Community Dragon Parade at Alpine Park, followed by an Asian fusion lounge disco party for those 21 and up.
Where: Alpine Park in Salida, Colo.
When: Saturday, Feb. 8 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Admission: $0-$15; buy tickets here.
More info: https://allevents.in/mobile/amp-event.php?event_id=200018786064643
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