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. Want to party it up the whole weekend? Don't miss the 42nd annual SnowDown in Durango
What: If you like to party, you better make the drive to Durango for the 42nd annual SnowDown. Enjoy a Chickin Flickin’ Bucket Bonanza, take part in a hot wing eating contest, pub around for Mock and Roll, beat others during the SnowDown scavenger hunt, participate in Bomber Bowling, find your center with cat yoga, show your hip skills during the hula hoop contest, and stay for the SnowDown SlowDown Super Bowl 54 party.
Where: Purgatory Resort, 1 Skier Pl. in Durango, Colo.
When: Wednesday, Jan. 29 through Sunday, Feb. 2
Admission: Varies by event
More info: https://www.snowdown.org/default.asp
2. In the mood for theater? Go see “Jekyll and Hyde” at the Candlelight Dinner Playhouse
What: Based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson, this musical brings to life the epic struggle about the nature of man. Dinner seating starts at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. from Thursday through Saturday. Saturday and Sunday matinees start at 1:30 p.m.
Where: Candlelight Dinner Playhouse, 4747 Marketplace Dr. in Johnstown, Colo.
When: Thursday, Jan. 30 through Sunday, March 29, 2020
Admission: $29.95-$65.95; Call (970) 744-3747 to purchase tickets.
More info: http://www.coloradocandlelight.com/
3. Looking to travel soon? Head to the 2020 Travel Expo in Denver
What: AAA Travel, North America’s largest leisure travel agency is hosting 30,000-square feet of travel expertise over two days! There will be over 60 exhibitors from the world’s best known and top-rated tour and cruise companies that will help you plan out your dream family vacation. There will be a raffle where you could win $1,000 toward a guided vacation, ocean and river cruise and many other prizes.
Where: Empower Field at Mile High, 1701 Bryant St. in Denver, Colo.
When: Friday, Jan. 31 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
More info: https://www.colorado.aaa.com/travel/travel-expo/attend-the-event-denver
4. An international cat show is coming to Brighton this weekend
What: For the love of cats! Join the Econo Cat Club this weekend to learn all about cats, quietly cheer on cat show contestants, and help raise money for Angels with Paws, a Lakewood shelter that works to rehoming sheltered felines. There will be a Cats 101 class which will teach cat owners everything they ever wanted to know about their pet. There will also be a raffle and food.
Where: Adams County Fairgrounds, 9755 Henderson Rd. in Brighton, Colo.
When: Saturday, Feb. 1 and Sunday, Feb. 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: $4.50-$17; buy tickets here.
More info: https://www.econocatclub.com/
5. Get into the Denver Art Museum for free on Saturday
What: Enjoy free admission to the Denver Art Museum. Note that special exhibitions will require a ticketed admission.
Where: Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver, Colo.
When: Saturday, Feb. 1 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
More info: denverartmuseum.org
6. Get your country on and see Miranda Lambert in concert
What: If you’re looking for a little music in your life, head to the Pepsi Center for Miranda Lambert’s “Wildcard Tour 2020.” The multi-year winner of the ACM Award Female Vocalist of the Year will be performing with Cody Johnson and LANCO.
Where: Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Circ. in Denver
When: Saturday, Feb. 1 starting at 7 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
More info: https://www.altitudetickets.com/events/detail/miranda-lambert
7. Love skateboarding and snowboarding? Head to Minturn to do both at the same time
What: If you weren’t aware of this (I certainly wasn’t!) there’s a sport out there that lets you skateboard on snow. Crazy, right?! Well, if you’re up for a fun challenge, head to Minturn. Registration starts at 2 p.m. and the Snowskate Open starts at 4 p.m. There will be an after party at the Minturn Saloon around 7 p.m. There will be cash prizes, food, a raffle, music by a local DJ and much more.
Where: Little Beach Park and Amphitheater, 100 Cemetery Rd. in Minturn, Colo.
When: Saturday, Feb. 1 starting at 4 p.m.
Admission: Free of charge
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1286445971563143/