Colorado Indian Market and more: 7 best things to do in Denver this weekend

Posted at 5:54 AM, Jan 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-19 07:59:22-05

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. Free evening at the Clyfford Still Museum

What: It may be a small museum, but don't let that fool you: The Clyfford Still Museum has a good collection of abstract art you simply cannot miss. Every Friday, the museum is free of charge for a couple of hours, so what better way to check it out as temperatures dip as soon as the sun sets? 

Where: Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock Street in Denver

When: Friday, Jan. 18, 2018 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Admission: Free

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2. The 112th National Western Stock Show

What: You have just a few more days to enjoy the 112th annual National Wester Stock Show at the National Western Complex. The shows features nearly 30 professional rodeo performances and several horse and livestock shows. The show will go on through January 21.

Where: National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt Street

When: Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 through Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018

Admission: Varies; Check the show’s ticket website for more information

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3. The 37th annual Colorado Indian Market and Southwest Showcase

What: Enjoy three magicla days of art, craft, song, dance and culture at the 37th Annual Colorado Indian Market and Southwest Showcase. The market showcases some of the country's most prolific Native American artists. It also features storytelling, dancers, food vendors and more. 

Where: Denver Mart, 451 East 58th Avenue in Denver

When: Friday, Jan. 19 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 20 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission: $15 (valid for all three days); $13 for seniors 60 and up; free of charge for kids 13 and under.  

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4. 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)

Admission: Free

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5. 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.

Admission: Free

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6. 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.

Admission: Free

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7. Ice skate at Skyline Park on the 16th St. Mall

What: Ice skate, fall, get up and repeat! Across from the Christkindl Market, you’ll find downtown Denver’s annual ice skating rink, so bring the whole family or that special someone for a fun night! Skate rentals are $8 ($6 for children 12 and under). If you bring your own skates, you get in free. There will be free days specifically for children.

Where: Skyline Park

When: Nov. 21, 2017 through Feb. 14, 2018

Admission: $8 for skates, but free if you bring your own.

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