DENVER – Every weekend, Denver7 compiles a list of some fun events you might enjoy. Here are our picks for the 7 best things to do in the Denver metro area and beyond this weekend.
1. The Rockies take on the Dodgers for Opening Day at Coors Field
What: The Colorado Rockies are taking on their bitter rivals for their home opener weekend at Coors Field. Don’t miss out on the Rockies’ Opening Day Fest (from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 21st and Blake) – and If you want to get the party started early, make sure to head over to The Rooftop at Coors Field starting at noon.
Where: Coors Field, 2001 Blake St. in Denver
When: Friday, April 5 at 2:10 p.m.; Saturday, April 6 at 6:10 p.m.; Sunday, April 7 at 6:37 p.m.
Admission: Varies; find tickets for the Rockies here.
More info: https://www.mlb.com/rockies
2. Get to know the local art scene at First Friday Art Walks
What: Come and enjoy the local art scene at Denver’s five art districts: Arts District Santa Fe, Golden Triangle Museum District, the Tennyson Street Cultural District and the RiNo Arts District.
Where: Denver Arts Districts (several locations)
When: Monthly on the first Friday of every month, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
More info: Check each district’s website for more information
3. Get in to the Denver Art Museum for free
What: Enjoy free admission to the Denver Art Museum every first Saturday of the month. Note that special exhibitions will require a ticketed admission.
Where: Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver, Colo.
When: Saturdays from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
More info: denverartmuseum.org
4. Learn the story behind Denver’s best murals at the Denver Graffiti Tour
What: The Denver Graffiti Tour takes guests in a two-hour walking tour of the RiNo Art District and explores the story behind Denver’s best murals and the artists who created them. The tour, which also touches on issues of gentrification and how displacement has affected the local art scene, ends at Denver Central Market, where you’ll be able to enjoy drinks and eats after a long walk. You must make an online reservation if you wish to attend.
Where: 2314 N. Broadway (look for the big “DENVER” mural).
When: Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7 from 10 a.m. to approximately noon.
More info: https://www.denvergraffititour.com/
5. Monster Jam in Colorado Springs
What: Machines weighing 12,000-pounds capable of doing backflips, vertical two-wheel skills and racing at speeds of up to 70 miles per hour will leave families with mouths wide-open during Monster Jam, taking place in Colorado Springs this weekend.
Where: Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. in Colorado Springs, Colo.
When: Friday, April 5 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, April 6 at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.; Sunday, April 7 at 1 p.m.
More info: http://www.broadmoorworldarena.com/events/detail/monster-jam-3
6. Celebrate film at the 5th Annual Lyons International Film Festival
What: Couldn’t get enough of the Denver Film Festival and, most recently, the Boulder International Film Festival? If you’re craving independent films, then head over to the Lyons International Film Festival, which celebrates works ranging from environmental documentaries, outdoor recreational adventure films and international shorts.
Where: Rogers Hall, 408 High St. Lyons, in Colo.
When: Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
More info: https://coloradofests.com/festivals/lyons-film-festival/
7. Welcome the warmer season with a cold one at the Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival
What: Celebrate the arrival of spring season by heading to Breck to sip on some brew, enjoy the views and jam out to live music!
Where: Main Street Station & The Village at Breckenridge off Park Ave. in Breckenridge, Colo.
When: Saturday, April 6 from noon to 5 p.m.
Admission: $35-75; buy tickets here.
More info: https://spring.breckenridgebeerfestival.com/
Test your kite-flying skills at the Arvada Kite Festival
What: You loved them as a child (probably) and you found them to be quite mesmerizing – but now, as an adult, you know it requires some serious skill. We’re talking about kite flying! This weekend, you’ll be able to test your skills and partake in friendly competition at the Arvada Kite Festival! There will also be food, music, and much more.
Where: Stenger Soccer Complex, 11200 W. 58th Ave. in Arvada, Colo.
When: Sunday, April 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
More info: https://arvadafestivals.com/arvada-kite-festival/
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