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Psst… What to do with Kids in Denver this Weekend August 4th – 6th, 2017

What to do with Kids in Denver this Weekend August 4th – 6th, 2017

The first weekend of August in Denver features fairs, festivals and carnivals, more outdoor movies, special shows and events, and free museum days!

WHAT TO DO WITH KIDS IN DENVER THIS WEEKEND AUGUST 4th – 6th, 2017

ADAMS COUNTY FAIR

Adams County Fair | The Denver Ear

When: Friday, August 4th, through Sunday, August 6th, 2017

Where: Adams County Regional Park, 9755 Henderson Rd, Brighton, CO 80601

Time: Friday & Sunday 10am – 12am; Saturday 10am – 12:30am

Cost: Free; Fee-Based for Special Events

Purchase Fee-Based Tickets Online

Ages: All Ages

Adams County Fair dates back to 1888 and is now the largest county fair in the state. Entry to the fair and most of the events are free, but the Rodeo, Truck Pull, Demolition Derby and Dia de la Familia Mexican Rodeo are ticketed events. The fair brings communities together, crossing cultural demographic and ethnic lines to provide affordable family entertainment, education and enrichment.

DOUGLAS COUNTY FAIR & RODEO
Douglas County Fair & Rodeo | The Denver Ear

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When: Friday, August 4th, through Sunday, August 6th, 2017

Where: Douglas County Fair, 500 Fairgrounds Rd, Castle Rock, CO 80104

Time: Friday 12pm – 11:30pm; Saturday 10:30am – 11:30pm; Sunday 7:30am – 6pm

Cost: Varies

Purchase Tickets Online

Psst… Receive $2 Off Online Tickets with Promo Code: DC02

Ages: All Ages

Douglas County Fair & Rodeo is a family tradition featuring two entertainment stages, three PRCA Rodeos, Xtreme Bulls, Carnival, Mutton Bustin’, Stick Horse Rodeo, Pancake Breakfast, 4-H and FFA exhibits – including livestock, general projects and the Jr. Livestock Sale.

WAGNER’S BACK TO SCHOOL CARNIVAL
Wagner's Carnival | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Wagner’s Carnival

When: Friday, August 4th, through Sunday, August 6th, 2017

Where: Town Center at Aurora, 14200 E Alameda Ave, Aurora, CO 80012

Time: Friday 6pm – 12am; Saturday, 12pm – 12am; Sunday 2pm – 10pm

Cost: $1 Per Ticket; $22 – $25 Wristbands

Ages: All Ages

Wagner’s Carnival is coming to Town Center at Aurora with a special, Back to School Carnival, in honor of the upcoming new school year. The carnival will feature many different types of rides from delightful kid rides for the youngsters to family rides, to spectacular, giant thrill rides for the more adventurous.

MARVEL UNIVERSE LIVE! AGE OF HEROES
Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes | The Denver Ear

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When: Friday, August 4th, through Sunday, August 6th, 2017

Where: Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir, Denver, CO 80204

Time: Friday 7pm; Saturday 11am, 3pm & 7pm; Sunday 1pm & 5pm

Cost: $20 – $100

Purchase Tickets Online

Ages: All Ages

Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes will showcase a live, action-packed, legendary battle to defend the universe from evil. This all new show unites some of Marvel’s greatest Super Heroes including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, Hulk and Black Widow against some of the most threatening villains.

Psst… Douglas County Fair & Rodeo, Wagner’s Back to School Carnival & Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes were also featured in our ‘34 Things to do in Denver this August 2017‘ guide!

OLDE TOWN ARVADA’S FLICKS IN THE SQUARE: THE WIZARD OF OZ
The Wizard of Oz | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: ©MGM Studios

When: Friday, August 4th, 2017

Where: Olde Town Arvada, Olde Wadsworth Blvd & 56th Ave, Arvada, CO 80002

Time: 7pm

Cost: Free

Ages: Film is Rated G

Olde Town Arvada is kicking off its summer Flicks in the Square event with a screening of The Wizard of Oz. Sit back with free family friendly outdoor movies in Olde Town Square. Movies start at dusk and a preceded by a one hour concert.

ELITCH GARDENS DIVE-IN MOVIE: MOANA
Moana | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Disney

When: Friday, August 4th, 2017

Where: Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park, 2000 Elitch Cir, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 7:30pm

Cost: Park Admission or Season Pass

Ages: Film Rated G

Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park will screen the film Moana, outdoors at its Island Kingdom Water Park pool. The Dive-In Movie can be viewed in the water or on lawn-chairs and cabanas outside the pool.

DENVER INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

Denver International Festival Kids Village | The Denver Ear

When: Saturday, August 5th, 2017

Where: Civic Center Park, 101 W 14th Ave, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 10am – 8pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

The Mile High City is home to more than two million Denver locals representing hundreds of countries and cultures from around the world. The Denver International Festival is a celebration of the best traditional food, music and art from our own backyard. Come dance, eat, drink and play and in the heart of Denver at Civic Center Park.

Activities include: CommUNITY FitnessInternational Beer & Wine TastingInternational Tug of War Challenge, a Kids Village – complete with face painting, a balloon artist, bubble stations, arts & crafts, and live characters, and more.

Psst… Check out our featured article for this event!

WILD WEST KIDS AT FOUR MILE HISTORIC PARK
 Four Mile Historic Park | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Four Mile Historic Park

When: Saturday, August 5th, 2017

Where: Four Mile Historic Park, 715 S Forest St, Denver, CO 80246

Time: 10am – 2pm

Cost: $5; Free for Members & Children 2 & Under

Psst… Admission Includes a Horse-Drawn Wagon Ride

Ages: All Ages

Saddle up for a unique pioneer experience at Four Mile Historic Park. Kids and families will explore critters and the outdoors, compete in traditional races and contests, hear tales of early Colorado life, try their hand at pioneer games, and participate in living history demonstrations. Pack a picnic and come in your favorite pioneer outfit.

Psst… Four Mile Historic Park was also featured in our guide ‘Experience Pioneer Life at these Colorado Places‘!

FREE DAY: DENVER ART MUSEUM
Denver Art Museum | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Denver Art Museum

When: Saturday, August 5th, 2017

Where: Denver Art Museum, 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 10am – 5pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Visit the Denver Art Museum for free on Saturday, made possible by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District.

PARKER’S MOVIE IN THE PARK: ZOOTOPIA
Zootopia | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Disney

When: Saturday, August 5th, 2017

Where: O’Brien Park, 10795 Victorian Dr, Parker, CO 80138

Time: Starting from 6pm

Cost: Free

Ages: Film Rated G

Movies in the Park, presented by Parker Adventist Hospital and the Parker Chamber of Commerce, is a free event for families at O’Brien Park in Parker. This Saturday enjoy games, vendors, music, concessions and a special screening of the film Zootopia.

Psst… Check out our complete guide of ‘Where to Watch Outdoor Movies in Denver this Summer 2017‘!

PARKER HONEY FESTIVAL

Parker Honey Festival | The Denver Ear

When: Sunday, August 6th, 2017

Where: O’Brien Park, 10795 Victorian Dr, Parker, CO 80138

Time: 9am – 1pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Celebrate ten sweet years of the annual Parker Honey Festival. Families will enjoy this free community event while learning about the benefits of the honey bee.

FREE DAY: DENVER MUSEUM OF NATURE & SCIENCE
Denver Museum of Nature & Science Free Day | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Denver Museum of Nature & Science

When: Sunday, August 6th, 2017

Where: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205

Time: 9am – 5pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Visit the Denver Museum of Nature & Science for free this Sunday, made possible by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District.

FINAL CONCERT: CITY PARK JAZZ
City Park Jazz | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: ©CHOWEN PHOTOGRAPHY

When: Sunday, August 6th, 2017

Where: City Park, 1700 York St, Denver, CO 80206

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

City Park Jazz will take place for the final time this season with a special performance by Alpha Schoolmarm Orchestra. This summer concert also features food trucks and family-friendly entertainment!

Psst… For more summer concerts, check out our complete guide of ‘Free Outdoor Summer Concerts in Denver 2017‘!

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