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. Haven’t checked out the Dillon Ice Castles? Do it this weekend
What: If you’ve never checked out the Dillon Ice Castles, you better plan for a trip out of town this weekend because you won’t see them again months from now. The castles are made of hundreds of thousands of hand-placed icicles, and features ice-carved tunnels, fountains, slides, frozen thrones and towers that light up and twinkle to m
Where: 120 Buffalo St. in Dillon, Colo.
When: Now through Saturday, March 9.
Admission: $15.95 during the week and $18.95 on weekends; children tickets cost $5 less.
More info: https://icecastles.com/dillon
2. The Colorado RV, Sports & Travel Show is rolling into Denver
What: The largest RV Show in the Rockies will roll into Denver this weekend! The show will showcase RVs ranging from Class A motor homes to lightweight, easy-to-pull tent trailers, fifth-wheels, travel trailers and truck campers, RV and camper accessories, financing options campgrounds and travel destinations.
Where: National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt. St in Denver
When: Thursday, March 7 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, March 8 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, March 9 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, March 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: $12 for adults; $10 for Good Sam Member; kids 12 and under get in free
More info: https://www.coloradorvsportsshow.com/
3. Experience Frozen Dead Guy Days in Nederland
What: It’s no Walt Disney conspiracy theory – it’s better than that. Frozen Dead Guy Days pays homage to a Norwegian man whose body has been cryogenically preserved on dry ice in the mountains overlooking the town for nearly 30 years. This… unique celebration The party marks the end of winter with outrageous traditions like coffin races, a costumed polar plunge, brain-freeze contest and other seasonal-themed fun.
Where: Nederland, Colo.
When: Friday, March 8 through Sunday, March 10
Admission: Free; unless you want in on the music events – that’ll cost you $20 for entrance into all 3 live music tents.
More info: https://frozendeadguydays.org/
4. Love antiques? You’ll love the World Wide Antique Show
What: Between 85 to 100 antique and vintage dealers from around the United States will come down to Denver for the 44th annual World Wide Antique & Vintage Show.
Where: 451 E. 58th Ave. in Denver.
When: Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, March 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
More info: http://www.findyourantique.com/
5. Enjoy a free day at the Longmont Museum
What: The Longmont Museum, housed in a distinctive contemporary building, features changing exhibits in history, art, and science, as well as the award-winning Front Range Rising, a long-term exhibit on the history and culture of this region.
Where: Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Road in Longmont, Colo.
When: Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
More info: https://www.longmontcolorado.gov/departments/departments-e-m/museum
6. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial: In Concert at the Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts
What: Don’t miss Steven Spielberg’s cinematic masterpiece with John Williams’ Academy Award®-winning score performed live to motion picture this weekend in Colorado Springs
Where: Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts, 190 S. Cascade Ave. in Colorado Springs, Colo.
When: Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9 starting at 7:30 p.m.
More info: For ticket information, click here.
7. Take in the sights at the 36th Annual Monte Vista Crane Festival
What: Every year, like clockwork, nearly 20,000 Sandhill Cranes descend on Colorado’s scenic San Luis Valley for a six-week stopover to rest and refuel before continuing their northward spring migration. Activities during the Monte Vista Crane Festival include interpreter-led bus tours to view the cranes as well as field trips to local archaeological sites and local tours to view and learn about raptors. There is a Craft/Nature Fair on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Where: Ski Hi Complex, 2389-2499 Sherman Ave. in Monte Vista, Colo.
When: Friday, March 8 through Sunday, March 10
Admission: $5-20; buy tickets here.
More info: https://mvcranefest.org/
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