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 PrideFest
What: Recognized as one of the Top 10 pride events in the country, Denver PrideFest kicks off this weekend at Civic Center Park. Enjoy activities and entertainment for kids, adults and pets; browse health and wellness booths, the youth interactive area, retail and commercial booths; and recharge at food and beverage stands while watching the famous Dogs in Drag Parade.
When: Saturday, June 17 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, June 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Civic Center Park
More info: Find out more about what you need to know if you’re going to PrideFest by clicking here.
2. 2017 Denver Greek Festival
What: The Denver Greek Festival is back for another year, and if you have never been, you may want to plan for it this weekend. The festival, now in its 52nd year, will be taking place at East Alameda Avenue and South Leetsdale Drive through the weekend.
When: Friday, June 16: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, June 17: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, June 18: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: 4610 East Alameda Avenue, Denver
More info: To learn more about what you can expect at the 2017 Denver Creek Festival, click here.
3. 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.
4. Ninth Annual 1940’s World War II Era Ball
What: The Boulder Municipal Airport will blast into the past this Saturday with the 1940’s World War II Era Ball. In its ninth year, the large-scale charity ball and destination event will transport two-thousand plus guests back to the 1940’s through music, costumes, food, drinks, and dancing. The 2017 Ball will benefit The Colorado 10th Mountain Division, The Commemorative Air Force, and Rocky Mountain Honor Flight.
When: Saturday, June 17 from 6 p.m. to Sunday, June 18 at f1 a.m.
Where: Boulder Municipal Airport, 3327 Airport Road, Boulder, Colo.
More info: 1940sball.org
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. 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/
7. 88 Drive-In Theater: Triple-Feature
What: If you long for the days of the drive-in movie theater experience, you don’t have to look very far. 88 Drive-In Theater is the only drive-in theater left in the Denver metro area still showing movies. Click here for the current line-up.
When: Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18 starting at 8 p.m.
Where: 88 Drive Theater, 8780 Rosemary Street, Commerce City
More info: https://www.88drivein.net/faqs