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7 best things to do in Denver this weekend, June 2-3, 2018

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Posted at 9:45 PM, Jun 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-02 01:47:33-04

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. Denver Chalk Art Festival

What: More than 200 professional, amateur and student artists will delight and amaze the people of Denver with their incredible talents in what has become one of the city’s most treasured events in Larimer Square. There will also be live music, food and beverages.

Where: 1430 Larimer Street (Larimer Square) in the LoDo neighborhood

When: Saturday, June 2 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Admission: Free

More info: https://www.larimerarts.org/

2. Free Day at the Denver Art Museum

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.

Admission: Free

More info: denverartmuseum.org

3. Denver People’s Fair Art & Music Festival 2018

What: Denver’s largest and longest-running block party will celebrate its 47th year this weekend. Hosted at Civic Center Park every year, the multi-day event marks the start of summer by bringing together live music, local artists, some of Denver’s best food trucks and much more.

Where: Denver’s Civic Center Park

When: Saturday, June 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, June 3 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission: Free

More info: https://peoplesfair.com/

4. Free fishing in Colorado this weekend

What: Colorado boasts more than 2,500 lakes and reservoirs, many within beautiful State Parks, and 9,500 miles of fishable streams and rivers including 300 miles of Gold Medal streams, which is why Colorado Parks and Wildlife wants to invite you to fish for free this weekend.

Where: Various locations

When: Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3, 2018

Admission: Free

More info: Check out this article for all information related to Free Fishing Weekend

5. Free Kelly Clarkson concert in Colorado Springs

What: Kelly Clarkson, one of American Idol’s most renowned contestants, will perform a free concert at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs as part of the opening ceremony for the 2018 Warrior Games.

Where: Falcon Stadium, 2169 Field House Drive, U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs

When: Saturday, June 2 starting at 5 p.m.

Admission: Free

More info: Click here for more information about Clarkson’s free concert in Colorado Springs this weekend.

6. Little Shop of Horrors

What: A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world.

Where: The Bug Threatre, 3654 Navajo Street in Denver

When: Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Admission: $20

More info: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3117569?cookie_header=1

7. 18th annual Indian Market and Pow Wow

What: Tesoro Cultural Center’s Indian Market & Powwow is a yearly tribute to the American Indian tribes that shaped the cultural community of Bent’s Old Fort, an important fur trading post that operated along the famous Santa Fe Trail in the 1830s. Award-winning Native American artists will sell their wares and shair their artistic traditions throughout the weekend with the public. Intertribal dancers and drum groups will bring music to the Market and Pow Wow. There will also be eagle and hawk demonstrations.

Where: The Fort Restaurant, 19192 CO-8 in Morrison, Colo.

When: Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission: $5 for adults; kids under the age of 12 get in free

More info: http://www.tesoroculturalcenter.org/indian-market-and-powwow/


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