Colorado Renaissance Fest, Top of the World Rodeo and more: 7 things to do in Denver this weekend

Posted at 6:05 PM, Jun 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-09 21:34:45-04

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. Colorado Renaissance Festival

What: Prepare to dress up in period-accurate fashion, bring your appetite for turkey legs and get ready to return to the past, because the 41st annual Colorado Renaissance Festival is coming back to Larkspur this weekend.

When: Saturday, June 10 – Sunday, July 30

Where: 650 West Parry Park Avenue in Larkspur, CO.

Admission: Adults $24, Children between 5 and 12-years-old $12, Children under 5 get in free.

More info: Learn more about the Colorado Renaissance Festival here.

2. Parker Days Festival

What: The City of Parker is going all out for the Parker Days Festival. There will be shows, carnival rides, a parade, yummy food, and three concert stages with free music.

When: Friday, June 9 from 5 p.m. to midnight; Saturday, June 10 from 10 a.m. to midnight and Sunday, June 11 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: 19590 E. Mainstreet #100 in Parker, CO.

Admission: Single-Day Carnival Ticket $30 (save $5 when buying online); Mega Carnival Pass $60 (available online only)

More info: Learn more about the Parker Days Festival here.

3. 2017 Top of the World Rodeo

What: The highest elevation rodeo in the world is taking place this weekend in the City of Cripple Creek! The 9,640-foot kickoff begins Friday with the championship Belgian Draft Horse Team. Enjoy pancake breakfast, a western parade down Bennet Avenue and the first day of the Colorado Professional Rodeo Association’s (CPRA) Mutton Busting competition.

When: Friday, June 9 starting at 6 p.m., Saturday, June 10 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, June 11 from 7 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: 501 West Golden Teller County Road 1 in Cripple Creek, CO

Admission: Single-Day Pass: Adults $10, Children 12 and under $5, Military and Veterans $5; Two-Day Pass: $18 adults, $8 for Children 12 and under as well as Military and Veterans

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4. IRONMAN Boulder

What: Two-thousand athletes will compete at this year’s IRONMAN Boulder event. The athletes will take a 2.5-mile swim at the reservoir, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run.

When: Sunday, June 11

Where: Boulder, CO.

Admission: Varies

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5. National Get Outdoors Day at Sloan’s Lake

What: Celebrate the 10th annual National Get Outdoors Day at Sloan’s Lake Park! The annual Get Outdoors Day Colorado program is free and created for the whole family to enjoy. Activities include rock climbing, fishing, paddle boating, canoeing, kayaking and more.

When: Saturday, June 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Sloan Lake’s Park, 17th and Utica Street in Denver.

Admission: Free

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6. End of the World Pub Crawl – Denver 2017

What: Flesh eating zombies will take over LoDo this weekend – and your challenge will be to crawl through the Dead Zone while avoiding the zombies trying to take your life. Four participating bars will be participating in the End of the World Pub Crawl on Larimer etween 20th and 21st Street.  

When: Saturday, June 10 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Larimer Street between 20th and 21st Streets.

Admission: $25

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7. Lawson Adventure Park’s Summer Kick-off Party

What: Colorado’s newest family-friend outdoor destination – located less than an hour’s drive from Denver, will celebrate its summer kickoff with a big celebration! Activities include ZORBing, rappel, challenge course, disc-golf and more.

When: Saturday, June 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: 3440 Alvarado Road in Dumont, CO.

Admission: $10 - $149

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