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Psst… What to do with Kids in Denver this Weekend July 14th – 16th, 2017

What to do with Kids in Denver this Weekend July 14th – 16th, 2017 | The Denver Ear

Denver families can enjoy many unique and special events this weekend such as festivals focusing on insects, lavender, American history, Bastille Day celebrations, an Irish festival, a birthday block party, stage performances, shopping, outdoor movies and live music and more!

WHAT TO DO WITH KIDS IN DENVER THIS WEEKEND JULY 14th – 16th, 2017

CHERRY CREEK NORTH SIDEWALK SALE
Cherry Creek North Sidewalk Sale | The Denver Ear

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When: Friday, July 14th through Saturday, July 16th, 2017

Where: Cherry Creek North, Denver CO 80206

Time: Friday & Saturday 10am – 5pm; Sunday 11am – 5pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

The 47th Annual Cherry Creek North Sidewalk Sale will feature amazing deals from nearly 90 Cherry Creek North boutiques, businesses and restaurants. The Sidewalk Sale offers fantastic deals on designer trends, home furnishings, art, salon services and more.

Psst… Check out our featured article for this event!

TESORO CULTURAL CENTER’S LIVING HISTORY EXPERIENCE
Tesoro Cultural Center | The Denver Ear

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When: Friday, July 14th through Saturday, July 16th, 2017

Where: The Fort Restaurant, 19192 CO-8, Morrison 80465

Time: 11am – 3pm

Cost: $5; Free for Children 12 & Under

Ages: All Ages

Tesoro Cultural Center’s Living History Experience will be hosted on the grounds of The Fort Restaurant and will feature engaging family-friendly activities, dynamic enrichment opportunities, and immersion into the past.

This week’s theme is Living History, and will include an introduction to Shinin’ Times narrated by Sam Arnold (as shown on PBS), mini exhibits on the cultural diversity of early Colorado, Bent’s Quarters Trade Room with its collection of medicinal herbs, beads, buttons, china, calico, tobacco twists, sugar cones, tea bricks, and more.

FOUR MILE HISTORIC PARK: FREE DAY
Four Mile Historic Park | The Denver Ear

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When: Friday, June 14th 2017

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

Time: 12pm – 4pm; Hay Bales & Tall Tales Story & Activity 12pm – 1pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Travel “back in time” and become a pioneer for the day for free at Four Mile Historic Park this Friday, made possible by the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District.

BASTILLE DAY

Bastille Day | The Denver Ear

When: Friday, July 14th, 2017

Where: Alliance Française de Denver, 571 Galapago St, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 4:30pm – 10pm

Cost: Free Admission; Fee-Based Activity Tickets

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Ages: All Ages

Alliance Française de Denver is hosting a special celebration in honor of Bastille Day. The Bastille Day celebration will feature numerous activities, food, wine & beer. The evening will finish with a French traditional “Ball” of Bastille Day with D.J. Titi de Nice.

COLORADO IRISH FESTIVAL

Colorado Irish Festival | The Denver Ear

When: Friday, July 14th through Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Where: Clement Park, 7306 Bowles Ave, Littleton, CO 80123

Time: Friday 5pm – 10pm; Saturday 10am – 10pm; Sunday 10am – 7pm

Cost: $7 – $11 Adults; $9 Seniors (65+), Active Military (with ID) & Youth (11-18); Free for Children 10 & Under

Purchase Tickets Online

Ages: All Ages

The Colorado Irish Festival celebrates all that is Green. This eclectic gathering of tens of thousands is known throughout the west for its outrageous display of kilts and bagpipes; Gaelic sports and Irish step dancing; and the best Irish rock and classic music this side of the Emerald Isle.

HISTORIC ELITCH THEATRE: THE PRINCESS BRIDE
The Princess Bride | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©The Princess Bride

When: Friday, July 14th, 2017

Where: Historic Elitch Theatre, 4655 W 37th Ave, Denver, CO 80212

Time: 6pm

Cost: $5; Free for Children 6 & Under

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Ages: Film Rated PG

Historic Elitch Theatre will be screening the film The Princess Bride, outdoors this Friday. Guests can enjoy live music by 300 Days before the film begins at and food and drink will be available for purchase as well. The Denver Fencing Center will also be in attendance.

ANNIE
Phamaly Theatre Company | The Denver Ear

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When: Friday, July 14th through Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Where: Stage Theatre, 1400 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202

Time: Friday & Saturday 7:30pm; Sunday 2pm

Cost: Starting from $20

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Ages: Recommended for Children 6 & Up

Phamaly’s 2017 musical tells the story of the energetic and optimistic Annie, an orphan living in Depression-era America. Based on Little Orphan Annie, Harold Gray’s popular 1920s comic strip, Annie is the epitome of resilience amidst struggle.

ELITCH GARDENS DIVE-IN MOVIE: FINDING DORY
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When: Friday, July 14th, 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 Finding Dory, 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.

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

BUTTERFLY PAVILION: INSECTIVAL
Insectival | The Denver Ear

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When: Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Where: Butterfly Pavilion, 6252 W 104th Ave, Westminster, CO 80020

Time: 9am – 5pm

Cost: $14 – $16 Adults; $12 Children (2-12); $5 Members; Free for Children Under 2

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Ages: All Ages

Rosie and the Butterfly Pavilion are turning 22 this year, so they’re hosting Insectival, the biggest, crawliest party ever to celebrate Get ready to bounce, slide and spring your way through giant inflatables, spider walls, and carnival games. Enjoy delicious cuisine from a selection of local food trucks, and snack on popcorn, snow cones, and cotton candy. Grab a local brew in their Beer Garden and experience live music, lawn games, and more.

DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS: LAVENDER FESTIVAL
Lavender Festival | The Denver Ear

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When: Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms, 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Rd, Littleton, CO 80128

Time: 9am – 5pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Denver Botanic Gardens‘ Lavender Festival, celebrates the Lavender Garden at Chatfield Farms. The garden was planted in 2015 and has more than 800 blooming lavender plants, creating a gorgeous backdrop for this family-friendly event. The festival includes lavender demonstrations, farm tours, music and kids activities.

COLORADO RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL
Colorado Renaissance Festival | The Denver Ear

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When: Saturday, July 15th & Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Where: 650 W. Perry Park Ave., Larkspur, CO 80118

Time: 10am – 6:30pm

Cost: $9 – $19.95

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Ages: All Ages

The Colorado Renaissance Festival is a thematic recreation of a 16th Century village and marketplace set in the picturesque mountain venue of “Larkspurshire”, just south of Denver. Hundreds of colorfully costumed characters entertain continuously upon the village streets and on the Festivals 10 stages, performing 60 shows daily.

More than 200 period artisans sell their one-of-a-kind works and demonstrate their ancient craft along the shaded streets and pathways. Tantalizing medieval delicacies and the finest ales and beverages entice the palette and satisfy the heartiest of appetites.

GOLDEN TRIANGLE PUBLIC ART PARTY
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When: Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Where: 10am – 2pm  James Davis Designs, 1449 Galapago St, Denver, CO 80202; 3pm – 7pm 11th Avenue Hotel and Hostel, 1112 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203; 5pm – 8pm The Boulevard Apartments, 150 W 9th Ave, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 10am – 8pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

In honor of Denver Design Week, the Golden Triangle Creative District is throwing a PArty, a Public Art party inviting members of the community to help create a piece that will be on display in the Golden Triangle.

Events include participation in James David Designs‘ unique technique of using electricity to burn custom designs into wood. Food, beer, wine, live music, muralists, vendors, and a complimentary reception and viewing of the community-created public art piece.

DELANEY OPEN FARM DAY: BLACKSMITH DEMONSTRATION

Blacksmith | The Denver Ear

When: Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Where: DeLaney Community Farm, 170 S Chambers Rd, Aurora, CO 80017

Time: 10am – 2pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

DeLaney Community Farm is hosting an Open Farm Day, where you will get to witness a real blacksmith demonstration as well. DeLaney Farm Historic Site and Open Space contains a historic homestead, one-room schoolhouse, rare round barn, and an expanse of open space that is home to many different species of plants and animals.

DENVER ZOO’S DINOS! PREHISTORIC PARTY
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When: Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Where: Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St, Denver, CO 80205

Time: 6:30pm – 9pm

Cost: $11 – $17

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Ages: All Ages

Come celebrate the opening of the Denver Zoo‘s newest traveling exhibit, DINOS! Live, brought to you by your Hometown Toyota Stores at DINOS! Prehistoric Party, offered every Saturday night in July. Visit these 21 life-size animatronic dinosaurs after the sun goes down while enjoying additional family-friendly entertainment.

DRUMS ALONG THE ROCKIES
Drums Along The Rockies | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: ©Tony Villalobos May

When: Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Where: Sports Authority Field at Mile High, 1701 Bryant St, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 6:30pm – 10:30pm

Cost: $30 – $50

Purchase Tickets Online

Ages: All Ages

Drums Along The Rockies, Colorado’s premier marching music event, is annually one of the best and most popular events of its kind in the world. Witness the world’s top drum corps entertain an enthusiastic crowd and battle for top honors at Drums Along The Rockies.

SOUTH PEARL STREET FARMERS MARKET: BIKE-O-RAMA

Bike-o-Rama | The Denver Ear

When: Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Where: South Pearl Street, 1500 S Pearl St, Denver, CO 80210

Time: 9am – 1pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

South Pearl Street Farmers Market will feature a special event this Sunday: Bike-o-Rama, an event celebrating all things bike related. Ride your bike to the farmers market and stop at the multiple bike vendors and exhibitors that will be present to share their wares.

Psst… Check out our ‘Complete Guide to Farmers Markets in Denver 2017′!

150 & FABULOUS: MARGARET BROWN’S 150th BIRTHDAY BLOCK PARTY
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When: Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Where: Molly Brown House Museum, 1340 Pennsylvania St, Denver, CO 80203

Time: 12pm – 4pm

Cost: $11 Adults; $9 Seniors, Military & College Students; $5 Children

Register Online

Ages: All Ages

Historic Denver is celebrating Margaret Brown’s 150th birthday milestone in the spirit of Margaret’s Carnival of Nations, an event held in 1906 that highlighted the diverse cultures settling the west. Denver’s own leading lady, the unsinkable Margaret “Molly” Brown, will be throwing a block party and inviting all of the amazing cultural organizations in our community to help celebrate her 150th birthday and highlight what makes our city so unique. Join them for a block party carnival of Titanic proportions.

CITY PARK JAZZ
City Park Jazz | The Denver Ear

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When: Sunday, July 9th, 2017

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

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

City Park Jazz returns this Sunday with a special performance by Judge Roughneck. This summer concert also features food trucks and family-friendly entertainment!

Psst… Check out our complete guide of ‘Free Outdoor Summer Concerts in Denver 2017‘!

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