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7 best things to do in Denver this Mother's Day weekend, May 12-13, 2018

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Posted at 6:59 PM, May 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-11 20:59:45-04

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.

1. Surprise mom with thousands of sweets from the Colorado Chocolate Festival

What: The 11 annual Chocolate Festival features more than 50,000 chocolate samples from a variety of regional and national chocolate companies. There will be several Mother’s Day gift booths so you can surprise mom a day before her day.

Where: Denver Mart, 451 E. 58th Avenue in Denver.

When: Friday, May 11 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission: $5 (kids under 5 get in free)

More info: https://www.cochocolatefests.com/colorado-chocolate-festival.html

2. Celebrate with mom during the Spring Plant Sale at the Denver Botanic Gardens

What: Nothing marks spring quite like the Denver Botanic Gardens’ annual Spring Plant Sale. Find over 85,000 plants for sale along with gardening supplies and other gifts.

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street

When: Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission: Free

More info: https://www.botanicgardens.org/events/special-events/spring-plant-sale

3. Find the perfect gift for mom at the Denver Art Market

What: Funded by artists for artists, the Denver Art Market – or Denarket – offers local artists the chance to sell their work and receive exposure form the community two times a month. Over 25 local artists with a variety of styles and products.

Where: 855 Inca Street in Denver, Colo.

When: Sunday, April 29, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission: Free of charge

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/195866854545905/?active_tab=about

4. Buy something for mom during the 2018 Spring Horseshoe Market

What: Named Denver’s best Flea Market by Westword, the Spring Horseshoe Market will open for its 9th season a day before Mother’s Day – a great opportunity to find the perfect gift for mom. Enjoy over 120 local makers, artists, vintage vendors, home décor, food trucks, drinks, live music and more.

Where: Horseshoe Craft & Flea Market, 4345 W. 46th Avenue in Denver.

When: Saturday, May 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission: Free of charge

More info: http://horseshoemarket.com/

5. Spring Bee and Honey Festival

What: The Springs Bee and Honey Festival at Four Seasons celebrates bees, beekeeping, pollinators of all kinds and, of course, honey! So if you’re looking to learn more about bees, buy some good honey or just want to see what it’s all about, then this festival is for you.

Where: Four Seasons Farmers and Artisans Market, 7043 W. 38th Ave. in Wheat Ridge, Colo.

When: Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, May 13, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Admission: Free of charge

More info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spring-bee-and-honey-festival-tickets-45663952110?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=new_event_email&utm_term=viewmyevent_button

6. Hops for Homes Craft Beer Festival

What: Over 30 breweries will participate in the Hops for Homes Craft Beer Festival this weekend, bringing the community-driven spirit of the craft brewery community together to craft a home and build hope for a local family in need.

Where: Great Divide Brewing Event Space, 3403 Brighton Blvd., in Denver.

When: Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission: $50

More info: https://www.habitatmetrodenver.org/get-involved/donate/the-house-that-beer-built/

7. Colorado Rockies vs. Milwaukee Brewers

What: If your mom is a Rockies fan, then there is perhaps no greater gift on Mother’s Day than an afternoon at Coors Field! The Rockies play the Brewers starting at 1:10 p.m.

Where: Coors Field, 2001 Blake Street in Denver.

When: Sunday, May 12, 2018 starting at 1:10 p.m.

Admission: Varies

More info: Find tickets to the Rockies game by clicking here.


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