7 best things to do in Colorado this weekend, April 21 – 22, 2018

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. Begin National Park Week with a free day to Colorado’s four national parks

What: Saturday marks the first day of National Park Week and to celebrate, the National Park Service is giving you the opportunity to experience Colorado’s four national parks for free.

Where: Rocky Mountain National Park, Mesa Verde National Park, Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve and Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

When: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Admission: Free of charge

More info: https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/fee-free-parks.htm

2. Experience the Butterfly Pavilion for $5

What: Experience the tiny, wonderful world of over 1,6000 free-flying butterflies, hold Rosie (the pavilion’s famous tarantula), or explore incredible adaptions of sea stars, bees, beetles, spiders and so much more – for very cheap this Saturday!   

Where: Butterfly Pavilion, 6252 West 104th Avenue in Westminster, Colo.

When: Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission: $5

More info: https://www.butterflies.org/

3. Celebrate Earth Day in Colorado

What: Celebrate Mother Earth at the Colorado State Capitol with yoga, live music, an opening ceremony by Four Winds Native American Council, a beer garden, a children’s zone and guest speakers including Olympic gold medalist and coach Justin Reiter, Tay Anderson and Colorado State Rep. Joseph Salazar.
Where: Colorado State Capitol, 200 E. Colfax Avenue in Denver, Colo.

When: Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission: Free of charge

More info: https://sierra.secure.force.com/events/details?formcampaignid=7010Z000001P6cLQAS

4. Celebrate Record Store Day across metro Denver

What: Record Store Day Is this Saturday and to celebrate, several record stores across the Denver metro area will be celebrating with vinyl record specials and deals. Some of the participating stores are Angelo’s CDs & Records, Wax Trax Records, Twist & Shot, and more

Where: Several locations

When: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Admission: Varies, depending on store deals and specials

More info: https://www.recordstoreday.com/Home

5. Modular smart home pops up in Denver this weekend

What: Kasita, an award-winning manufacturer of 400-square foot smart, modular homes is stopping in Denver this weekend. Step into the future of housing with Kasita. Enjoy refreshments and light bites while touring the “crystal ball” of urban living, a smart home meant for simplified living. he modular smart-home manufacturer based out of Austin, TX will showcase the latest iteration of “Independent,” the brand’s single-family micro-home / accessory dwelling unit (ADU), and share insights on its newly-launched “Community” model - a stackable, multi-family platform.

Where: Great Divide Barrel Room, 1812 35th Street in Denver, Colo.

When: Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission: Free and open to the public

More info: https://kasita.com/

6. Broncos fit 7K run and salute to fans rally

What: The Denver Broncos will host the first of four Broncos Fit 7K runs in Colorado and a ‘Salute to Fans Rally.’ Broncos players will be attendance, as well as team cheerleaders, and you’ll have the chance to take photos with the Lombardi trophies. There will be giveaways and prizes, such as game tickets and autographed merchandise.

Where: Budweiser Brewery Experience, 2351 Busch Drive in Fort Collins, Colo.

When: Saturday, April 21, 2018 beginning at 7 a.m.

Admission: $40 for adults, $35 for seniors (60 and over) and youth (17 and under); $30 for military

More info: https://events.com/r/en_US/registration/broncos-7k-series-fort-collins--salute-to-fans-rally-fort-collins-april-732839

7. Four Seasons Farmers and Artisans Market

What: Farmers’ Markets are generally known to be open for a very limited amount of time in the fall, but that’s not the case for Four Seasons Farmers and Artisans Market in Wheat Ridge, which is open year-round. Come and show for produce, honey, jams and jellies, as well as alpaca wool products, paintings, jewelry and more.

Where: Four Seasons Farmers and Artisans Market, 7043 W. 38th Ave. in Wheat Ridge, Colo.

When: Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission: Free

More info: http://www.fourseasonsfam.com/


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