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. Discover something new at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival
What: This free, outdoor extravaganza of Denver’s celebration of the visual, performing and culinary arts, gives more than 350,000 visitors the chance to meet and talk with international visual artists, enjoy a wide range of family-friendly fun and sample fine cuisine.
When: Friday, July 5 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, July 6 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, July 7 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Cherry Creek North, 2nd through 3rd Avenues from Clayton through Steele Streets.
More info: http://cherrycreekartsfestival.org/
2. Get ready to dance at the Mt. Sopris Music Fest
What: Celebrates Carbondale’s vibrant local, live music scene this weekend
Where: 4th St. Plaza and Park (downtown) Carbondale, Colo.
When: Friday, July 5, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
More info: https://www.carbondale.com/event/18th-annual-mt-sopris-music-fest/
3. Enjoy local art at 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.
4. Jam out at the Spanish Speaks Music Festival
What: The Spanish Peaks Music Festival comes to La Veta for two days each July and features a solid lineup of awesome country music. People come from all over and pour into the La Veta Airport along the Scenic Highway of Legends for this jam-packed concert.
\Where: Cuchara Valley at La Veta Airport in La Veta, Colo.
When: Friday, July 5 and Saturday, July 6
More info: https://spanishpeakscountry.com/event/spanish-peaks-music-festival/
5. Smell the flowers at the Wildflower Festival in Crested Butte
What: This ten-day long festival is all about flowers! There are hikes, tours, gardening, photography and art classes, performances and a lot of entertainment.
Where: 716 Elk Ave. in Crested Butte, Colorado.
When: Friday, July 5 through Sunday, July 14
More info: https://www.crestedbuttewildflowerfestival.com/
6. The Denver Art Museum is free this weekend
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: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
More info: denverartmuseum.org
7. Music in the Mountains Classical Music Festival
What: The mission of the Music in the Mountains Classical Music Festival is to produce an exceptional summer music festival with musicians of the highest caliber; entertain, educate and delight audiences with the richness of classical music, and complement concerts with year-round educational programs for youth.
Where: Several locations
When: Sunday, July 6 through Sunday, July 28
More info: https://musicinthemountains.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=251
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Go back in time at the Colorado Renaissance Festival
What: Prepare to dress up in period-accurate fashion, bring your appetite for turkey legs and get ready to return to the past, because the 43rd annual Colorado Renaissance Festival is coming back to Larkspur this weekend.
Where: 650 West Parry Park Avenue in Larkspur, Colo.
When: Saturday, July 6 and Sunday, July 7 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission: Adults $23.50, Children between 5 and 12-years-old $11, Children under 5 get in free.
More info: https://coloradorenaissance.com/
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