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’s Cinco de Mayo Festival
What: Denver’s annual Cinco de Mayo “Celebrate Culture” Festival is taking over Civic Center Park this weekend as regional and international dancers will showcase the beauty of the Cinco de Mayo celebration in Latin American culture. There will also be Chihuahua races, a taco eating contest, a low-rider showcase, as well as a children’s carnival. A parade starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday.
Where: Denver’s Civic Center Park in downtown Denver
When: Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Admission: Free of charge
More info: http://www.cincodemayodenver.com/
2. The Great Western Alpaca Show
What: Is the apocalypse upon us? Who knows! But here’s one thing that’s certain: The alpacalypse is definitely happening this weekend as hundreds of them convene in Denver for the Great Western Alpaca Show at the National Western Complex.
Where: National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt Street in Denver
When: Saturday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
More info: http://www.alpacabreeders.org/
3. 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: First Saturday of every month, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
More info: denverartmuseum.org
4. Denver Postcard and Paper Ephemera Show
What: If you’re looking for a trip down memory lane when postcards were all the rage when it came to communicating with friends, then you might want to attend the Denver Postcard and Paper Ephemera Show.
Where: Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W. 6th Avenue in Golden, Colo.When: Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
More info: http://denverpostcardshow.com/
5. Family Day at Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys
What: On the first Sunday of every month, the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls & Toys holds a Family Day for all metro area families. Exhibits include giant teddy bears, Japanese dolls, fully furnished miniature houses, miniature trains, planes and cars, a miniature circus, antique dolls and so much more.
Where: Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys, 1800 Gaylord Street in Denver
When: Sunday, June 6, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
More info: https://www.dmmdt.org/
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. Four Seasons Farmers and Artisans Market
What: Farmers’ Markets are generally known to be open for a very limited amount of time in the fall, but that’s not the case for Four Seasons Farmers and Artisans Market in Wheat Ridge, which is open year-round. Come and show for produce, honey, jams and jellies, as well as alpaca wool products, paintings, jewelry and more.
Where: Four Seasons Farmers and Artisans Market, 7043 W. 38th Ave. in Wheat Ridge, Colo.
When: Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
More info: http://www.fourseasonsfam.com/