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: The art you'll find at the Denver Chalk Art Festival isn't in white room galleries – it’s on the floor! The event features more than 200 professional and amateur artists who will spend hours on the floor over the course of two days to bring their art to Larimer Square.
When: Saturday, June 3 from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sunday, June 4 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Where: Larimer Square
More info: http://www.larimersquare.com/
2. Arvada Trails Day
What: The 15th annual Arvada Trails Day includes a number of events at Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge. Featured are trail walks, a 5-mile family-friend bike ride, nature exhibits, kids activities and more.
Where: Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge, 9210 West 80th Avenue
When: Saturday, June 3 from 10 p.m. – 2 p.m.
3. Denver Art Museum Free Day
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.
More info: denverartmuseum.org
4. Lakewood INSPIRE Arts Week 2017
What: During the first ten days of the month of June, Lakewood encourages residents to experience the city’s culture and arts scene with more than 30 free and discounted events.
Where: Several locations around Lakewood
When: June 1 – June 10 starting at 10 a.m.
More info: http://www.lakewood.org/inspire/
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. Annual People’s Fair
What: Denver’s oldest neighborhood festival is set to kickoff this weekend, and there will be plenty of fun to go around. The 46th annual People’s Fair is a free, two-day event that features delicious culinary delights, music, and entertainment.
Where: Civic Center Park
When: Saturday, June 3 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday, June 4 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
More info: https://peoplesfair.com/
7. 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/