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 Taco Festival
What: The whole reason behind the festival is to put tacos in your face, according to the event’s website, and we have no problem with that!
When: Saturday and Sunday from noon to at least 8 p.m.
Where: 725 w. 39th Ave.
Admission: Kids 12 and under FREE! The Tequila Expo is an event within the main event. $20 entry includes 5 shots and entry to the separate expo entertainment area.
More info: http://bit.ly/1pBPXfL
2. South Platte RiverFest
What: An urban river fest with several activities that include board demos, kids zone, live music and beer.
When: Open 10 am - 8 pm on Saturday and 10 am - 5 pm on Sunday
Where: Confluence Park
Admission: Free to attend
More info: http://bit.ly/25yhLuy
3. Silverthorne Theater Grand Opening
What: The new $9 million Silverthorne Performing Arts Center opens with a day of community celebrations and performances.
More info: http://bit.ly/2t50r2B
4. 6-28-05 Memorial Workout
What: More than 100 individuals are registered to do a military-style workout at Littleton Public Stadium in honor of those who lost their lives.
When: Saturday 7 a.m. to noon.
Where: Littleton Public Stadium at Littleton High School.
More info: http://bit.ly/2sLUiG5
5. Sand in the City
What: The festival touts itself as all-ages fun in the sun with a variety of entertainment, food, and beverage.
When: Saturday and Sunday
Where: Ralston Park in Arvada
Admission: $5 for adults, kids 12 and under are free.
More info: http://bit.ly/2tYMBvC
What: The festival features street performers, live bands, film screenings, face-painters, interactive workshops & a scavenger hunt.
When: Friday and Saturday
Where: Union Station
Admission: Free to attend.
More info: http://bit.ly/2rHkX5j
7. 16th Street Fair
What: The 16th Street Fair is an annual celebration of fine art, handcrafted goods, and the 16th Street Mall in Downtown Denver.
Where: 16th Street Mall
More info: http://bit.ly/1LrZWlU