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Psst… What to do with Kids in Denver this Weekend July 28th – 30th, 2017

Arapahoe County Fair | The Denver Ear

This weekend, Denver families can learn about and view tigers, experience petting zoos, enjoy carnival rides, watch fireworks, attend outdoor movie screenings, touch butterflies, listen to live music, see tiny houses, shop at local indie markets and more!

WHAT TO DO WITH KIDS IN DENVER THIS WEEKEND JULY 28th – 30th, 2017

BUTTERFLIES AT CHATFIELD
Butterflies at Chafield Closing Weekend | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Denver Botanic Gardens

When: Friday, July 28th through Sunday, July 30th, 2017

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

Time: 9am – 4pm

Cost: $2 – $4; Free for Children 2 & Under

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Encounter native Colorado butterflies and plants in the one-­of­-a­-kind butterfly house at Chatfield Farms.
This seasonal habitat is home to hundreds of native Colorado butterflies, such as swallowtails, monarchs, mourning cloaks and painted ladies.

Butterflies at Chatfield is presented to you through a partnership with Butterfly Pavilion & Denver Botanic Gardens.

COLORADO TINY HOUSE FESTIVAL
Colorado Tiny House Festival | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Colorado Tiny House Festival

When: Friday, July 28th through Sunday, July 30th, 2017

Where: Wild Animal Sanctuary, 2999 Co Rd 53, Keenesburg, CO 80643

Time: Friday & Sunday 12pm – 8pm; Saturday 10am – 6pm

Cost: Single Day – $10 Online / $15 Door Adults; $5 Online / $7 Door Children (13-17); Three-Day $20 Online / $30 Door Adults; $10 Online / $13 Door Children (13-17); Free for Children 12 & Under

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Ages: All Ages

The first annual Colorado Tiny House Festival will feature the latest and greatest in tiny home living trends in upwards of 25 tiny homes and other small unique structures. Festival-goers will learn about going tiny, simplifying your life, minimalistic living, and living greener. Hosted on the sprawling grounds of the Wild Animal Sanctuary in northeast Denver, there will be vendors, speakers, entertainment, food and drink.

Psst… Check out our featured article for this event!

ARAPAHOE COUNTY FAIR
Arapahoe County Fair | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Arapahoe County Fair

When: Friday, July 28th through Sunday, July 30th, 2017

Where: Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, 25690 E Quincy Ave, Aurora, CO 80016

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

Cost: $15; Free for Children 36″ & Under

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Ages: All Ages

Arapahoe County Fair features unlimited carnival rides, two nights of fireworks, the petting farm, two rodeos, concerts, truck and tractor pulls, high-flying dog shows, kids’ corral, and homestead activities. Activities include: concerts, Dock Dogs, Mutton Bustin’, Kiddie Tractor Pull, Kiddie Stage Show – “The Magic Bean”, Rodeos, and more.

HISTORIC ELITCH THEATRE: E.T THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL
E.T The Extra-Terrestrial | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Universal Pictures

When: Friday, July 28th, 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 E.T The Extra-Terrestrialoutdoors this Friday. Kids will be able to enjoy a special with a special Kids Zone, prior to the film screening. Food and drink will be available for purchase as well.

ELITCH GARDENS DIVE-IN MOVIE: SING
Sing | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of © Illumination Entertainment

When: Friday, July 28th, 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 Sing, 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.

CHEESMAN PARK ART FEST
Cheesman Park Art Fest | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Dash Events LLC

When: Saturday, July 29th & Sunday, July 30th, 2017

Where: Cheesman Park, 1599 8th Ave, Denver, CO 80218

Time: Saturday 9am – 6pm; Sunday 9am – 5pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Cheesman Park Arts Fest, presented by Dash Events, will feature 130 juried artists and craftsmen from 30 different states showcasing their work. This colorful outdoor festival will also include live music and food trucks.

INTERNATIONAL TIGER DAY AT DENVER ZOO
Denver Zoo | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Denver Zoo

When: Saturday, July 29th, 2017

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

Time: 9am – 5pm

Cost: General Admission

Ages: All Ages

Celebrate Denver Zoo‘s resident Amur tigers and tigers all over the world this International Tiger Day. Find out what you can do to help these awe inspiring and endangered animals.

TIGER WEEKEND AT DOWNTOWN AQUARIUM DENVER
Downtown Aquarium Denver | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Downtown Aquarium Denver

When: Saturday, July 29th & Sunday, July 30th, 2017

Where: Downtown Aquarium Denver, 700 Water St, Denver, CO 80211

Time: 10am – 3pm

Cost: General Admission

Psst… Wear a Tiger Costume and/or Tiger Facepaint for 10% Admission!

Ages: All Age

Downtown Aquarium Denver is hosting a special Tiger Weekend this weekend. Activities include: animal appearances, animal show on stage, a “Tiger Quest” throughout the exhibit, and Tiger enrichment & training demonstrations.

COLORADO DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL
Colorado Dragon Boat Festival | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Colorado Dragon Boat Festival

When: Saturday, July 29th & Sunday, July 30th, 2017

Where: Sloan’s Lake Park, 1700 N Sheridan Blvd, Denver, CO 80212

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

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

The Colorado Dragon Boat Festival (CDBF) is a free family-friendly festival highlighting Colorado’s rich Asian Pacific American heritage at Sloan’s Lake Park in Denver. A window to the Pan Asian world, this diverse festival is the only one of its kind in the United States. It showcases an array of traditional and contemporary performing arts, cultural customs, cuisine and a marketplace of unique and hard-to-find arts, crafts and vendors, in addition to two days of action packed dragon boat racing.

JACKALOPE ARTS SUMMER FAIR
Jackalope Arts Summer Fair | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Jackalope Arts

When: Saturday, July 29th & Sunday, July 30th, 2017

Where: McNichols Building, 144 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80202

Time: 10am – 5pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Jackalope Arts is a unique, curated shopping experience featuring the top trendsetting makers & designers of local goods. Their Summer Market will feature over 150 local artisans, vendors, food & drink, and more.

HORSESHOE MARKET POP UP AT BELMAR
Horseshoe Craft & Flea | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Horseshoe Craft & Flea Market

When: Saturday, July 29th, 2017

Where: Belmar, 464 S Teller St, Lakewood, CO 80226

Time: 10am – 4pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Horseshoe Craft & Flea Market is popping up at Belmar and will feature over 6o of Colorado’s local makers, vintage vendors, artists, designers, live music and DIY activities. Plus, kids activities include and art making station from Belmar’s Little Red Hen Creative Studio.

Psst… Hourly giveaways at the main Horseshoe Booth starting from 11am!

FINAL WEEKEND: COLORADO RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL
Colorado Renaissance Festival 2016 | The Denver Ear

Photograph by ©Colorado Renaissance Festival

When: Saturday, July 29th & Sunday, July 30th, 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 will take place for the final weekend this summer. The 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.

NORTHGLENN’S FAMILY CAMP OUT WEEKEND
City of Northglenn | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©City of Northglenn

When: Saturday, July 29th through Sunday, July 30th, 2017

Where: E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park, 11800 Community Center Dr, Northglenn, CO 80233

Time: Saturday 5pm through Sunday 9am

Cost: $55 Per Campsite for Residents; $65 Per Campsite for Non-Residents

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Ages: All Ages

City of Northglenn is hosting a Family Camp Out at E.B Rains Jr. Memorial Park this weekend. Families are welcome to experience an outdoor overnight adventure. Enjoy pedal boat rides, fishing and other fun activities, including roasting marshmallows. Each campsite can have up to four people, which should include at least one youth and one adult. The fee includes a tent to use, full dinner and a light breakfast.

FINAL WEEKEND: DINOS! PREHISTORIC PARTY
DINOS! Live | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Denver Zoo

When: Saturday, July 29th, 2017

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

Time: 6:30pm – 9pm

Cost: $11 – $17

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Ages: All Ages

For the final time, the Denver Zoo is celebrating its newest traveling exhibit, DINOS! Live, brought to you by your Hometown Toyota Stores with a DINOS! Prehistoric Party. Visit these 21 life-size animatronic dinosaurs after the sun goes down while enjoying additional family-friendly entertainment.

CENTENNIAL’S MUSIC & A MOVIE: TROLLS
Trolls | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Trolls

When: Saturday, July 29th, 2017

Where: Centennial Center Park, 13050 E Peakview Ave, Centennial, CO 80111

Time: 7pm – 10pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

City of Centennial Government is hosting an evening of live music by the Retro Tribute Band, a “mostly” 80’s tribute band, followed by a screening of the popular animated movie: Trolls. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at this free event. It’s lawn seating, so don’t forget to bring your chairs and blankets.

OPEN FARM & SNUGGLE DAY
Broken Shovels Farm | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Broken Shovels Farm

When: Sunday, July 30th, 2017

Where: Broken Shovels Farm, 8640 Dahlia St, Henderson, CO 80640

Time: 1pm – 3pm

Cost: Suggested $5 Donation Per Person

Ages: All Ages

Broken Shovels Farm is inviting you to their Open Farm & Snuggle Day this Sunday, where you and your family can enjoy hugging calfs, piglets, goats and more!

CITY PARK JAZZ
City Park Jazz | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©City Park Jazz

When: Sunday, July 30th, 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 JoFoKe. 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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