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. Get $10 ‘Hamilton’ tickets for weekend performances
What: If you’re still looking to get tickets to “Hamilton,” your next chance to do so is Friday and early Saturday.
Where: The Buell Threatre, Denver Perofrming Arts Center
When: Saturday, March 10 until 9 a.m.
More info: hamiltonmusical.com/lottery
2. Frozen Dead Guys in Nederland
What: A bizarre tale of a frozen dead guy in Nederland has turned into a yearly tradition for the town that it has since become a weekend festival. Enjoy the Parade of Hearses, Coffin Race, Ice Turkey Bowling, Salmon Toss and more.
Where: Nederland, Colo.
When: Saturday, March 10 from 11 a.m. to midnight and Sunday, March 11 from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Admission: $20 (for all three music tents over the weekend)
3. Enjoy the Longmont Museum for free
What: The Longmont Museum features changing exhibits in history, art and science – and it’s free on the second Saturday of each month.
Where: Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Road in Longmont, Colo.
When: Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
4. Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure
What: Turn Boulder into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city tour. Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history.
Where: Boulder Central Park, 1200 Canyon Boulevard in Boulder, Colo.
When: Saturday, March 3 and Sunday, March 4 starting at 10 a.m.
Admission: Varies between $9.00 to $20.00; Only $39.20 for a team of 2-5 people.
More info: http://www.urbanadventurequest.com/
5. Hammond Candies Factory Tour
What: Did you know that you can take a free tour of Colorado’s very own Hammond’s Candy Factory? Tours run every half-hour Monday through Saturday. Watch candy makers as they hand-pull and twist oversize candy canes, ribbon candy, lollipops and chocolate. It’s educational fun for candy lovers of all ages. And bonus, every tour guest gets a free candy sample.
Where: Hammond’s Candies, 5735 N. Washington Street, Denver, Colo.
When: Mondays – Fridays: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; and Saturdays: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (Closed Sundays)
More info: hammondscandies.com
6. Coors Brewery Tours
What: Coors has been making beer in Golden, Colo., since the 1870s. The brewery experience includes a 30-minute self-paced tour highlighting the malting, brewing and packaging processes.
Where: Ford Street, Golden, CO
When: Weekly on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Weekly on Sunday from noon – 4 p.m.
More info: http://visitgolden.com/coors-brewery/
7. Celestial Seasonings Factory Tour
What: Did you know you can tour Colorado’s very own Celestial Seasonings Factory for free? Factory tours run every hour Monday through Sunday. And every tour includes a whiff of the Mint Room, guaranteed to clear any stuffy nose. Afterwards, be sure to visit the sampling bar with over 100 kinds of tea to taste. Note that kids must be at least 5 years old to tour the factory floor.
Where: Celestial Seasonings, 4600 Sleepytime Drive, Boulder, Colo.
When: Mondays – Saturdays: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Sundays: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
More Information: celestialseasonings.com
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