DENVER – Every weekend, Denver7 compiles a list of some family friendly events you might enjoy. Here are our picks for the 7 best things to do in the Denver metro area this weekend. Editor's Note: “Shark Tank” is coming to Denver this weekend. If you think you have what it takes to get your entrepreneurial project up and running, then you might want to read this before you go to bed tonight.
1. Lavender Festival at Chatfield Farms
What: More than 2,000 lavender plants (nearly 1,000 in bloom) will set the scene for this family-friendly celebration of Chatfield Farms' Lavender Garden. The festival includes lavender demonstrations, farm tours, music and kids activities.
Where: Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Road in Littleton, Colo.
When: Saturday, July 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: General admission is $7, but kids 12 and under get in for free
2. German Fest Denver
What: Wunderbar! Come to the City of Lakewood over the weekend to celebrate and share wonderful German traditions including German beer and food (yes, there will be a beer garden), dance performances, arts and crafts, activities for kids and more.
Where: Lakewood Heritage Center, 801 S. Yarrow Street in Lakewood, Colo.
When: Saturday, July 21 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, July 22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission: $7 for adults, $2 for kids ages 3 to 9.
More info: https://www.germanfestdenver.com/
3. Mile High Dance Festival in Denver
What: If you’re tired of plays, comedy shows or live music concerts, then you may want to check out the Mile High Dance Festival this weekend. The day will be filled with free classes, events, food and more!
Where: Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, 119 Park Avenue West in Denver
When: Saturday, July 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
More info: https://cleoparkerdance.org/events/
4. Pearl Street Arts Fest
What: A celebration of visual art in Downtown Boulder, the 40th annual Pearl Street Arts Fest includes a variety of art, from whimsical and modern sculptures to traditional watercolors, oils & more. More than 100 artists will showcase their craft between 11th and 15th Streets, turning the Mall into one huge outdoor gallery.
Where: Pearl Street Mall in Boulder, Coo.
When: Saturday, July 21 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, July 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
More info: https://www.boulderdowntown.com/arts-fest
5. Summer Fest in Evergreen
What: The 39th annual Summerfest in Evergreen is a family-friendly festival of art, crafts, music, and beer! Over 120 artists and craftspeople from across the country will showcase their work in ceramics, digital art, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture, wood, and more!
Where: Buchanan Park, five minutes from the Evergreen Parkway exit at I-70
When: Saturday, July 21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, July 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: $5 for adults, free for children
More info: http://www.evergreenarts.org/summerfest.php
6. Longmont Jazz Festival
What: The 20th annual Longmont Jazz Festival continues to celebrate the music and culture surrounding Jazz this year - but at a different location. The festival will be held in downtown Longmont this year on 5th Avenue. Ritmo Jazz Latino, the 2017 nominee for Denver's best Jazz group, will be the festival headliner.
Where: Downtown Longmont
When: Saturday, July 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
7. Levitt Pavilion free concert series
What: Red Rocks is cool and all, but we all know the drive back after a concert or movie night can be quite the nightmare. The solution? A new music venue not too far from downtown - this weekend, Soto Mayor and Don Chicarron on Saturday and The Stone Foxes and Tracksuit Wedding on Sunday.
Where: Levitt Pavilion Denver, located in Ruby Hill Park
When: Saturday and Sunday, July 21 and 22 starting at 6 p.m.
More info: http://levittdenver.org/free-events/
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