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Psst… What to do with Kids in Denver this Weekend July 7th – 9th, 2017

Marvel | The Denver Ear

This weekend, Denver families can enjoy special festivals and markets, animals such as cats, calfs, goats, and Dinosaurs, speciality shows, Marvel Baseball, outdoor movies and concerts, and more!

WHAT TO DO WITH KIDS IN DENVER THIS WEEKEND JULY 7th – 9th, 2017

COLORADO BLACK ARTS FESTIVAL
Colorado Black Arts Festival | The Denver Ear

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When: Friday, July 7th through Sunday, July 9th, 2017

Where: City Park, 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205

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

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Celebrate the 31st Annual Colorado Black Arts Festival showcasing the rich and creative talents of local, regional, and national African-Americans in art and culture. The three-day event will feature three performing stages filled with dance, jazz, blues, soul, reggae, gospel, traditional African drum and dance.

DENVER’S BIERGARTEN FESTIVAL
Denver’s Biergarten Festival | The Denver Ear

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When: Friday, July 7th through Sunday, July 9th, 2017

Where: 17832 CO-8, Morrison, CO 80465

Time: Friday 4pm – 10pm; Saturday 11am – 10pm; Sunday 10am – 7pm

Cost: $5 Adults Daily Pass, $3 Children (12–5), Free for Children 5 and Under

Ages: All Ages

Denver’s Biergarten Festival is family-friendly cultural event that offers traditional German food, entertainment, live music, dance groups and of course, beer. The event is open to the public and provides an atmosphere of German summer family time together, reminiscent of the times families spent in the Biergartens throughout Germany. The event will offer several games and activities for the children.

WATER WORLD’S AFTER HOURS BEACH PARTY
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When: Friday, July 7th, 2017

Where: Water World, 8801 N Pecos St, Federal Heights, CO 80260

Time: 4pm – 8pm

Cost: $15 After Hours Admission Only; $5 Extra with Full Day Admission; Free for Season Pass Holders

Ages: All Ages

Don’t let the fun set on your day and attend Water World‘s After Hours Beach Party, every Friday during the month of July! Enjoy all park attractions from 4pm to 6pm and then select attractions, including most major attractions, from 6-8pm.

FINAL WEEKEND: LUZIA BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
LUZIA Cirque du Soleil | The Denver Ear

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When: Friday, July 7th through Sunday, July 9th, 2017

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

Time: Friday & Saturday 4:30pm & 8:30pm; Sunday 1:30pm & 5pm

Cost: Starting from $39

Purchase Tickets Online

Ages: All Ages

For the final time this summer, LUZIA by Cirque du Soleil, will take you you to an imaginary Mexico, like in a waking dream, where light quenches the spirit and rain soothes the soul.

Freely inspired by Mexico, LUZIA is a poetic and acrobatic ode to the rich, vibrant culture of a country whose wealth stems from an extraordinary mix of influences and creative collisions – a land that inspires awe with its breathtaking landscapes and architectural wonders, buoyed by the indomitable spirit of its people. The tableaux of LUZIA weave an intricate, contemporary mosaic that awakens your senses and transports you to a place suspended between dreams and reality.

THE BIG WONDERFUL SUMMER WEEKEND
The Big Wonderful at Stanley Marketplace | The Denver Ear

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When: Friday, July 7th through Sunday, July 9th, 2017

Where: Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St, Aurora, CO 80010

Time: 5pm

Cost: $5 – $59; Free for Children 12 & Under

Purchase Tickets Online

Ages: All Ages

The Big Wonderful is back for a special Summer Weekend event at Stanley Marketplace. TheBigWonderful is Denver’s most original urban festival that celebrates Colorado’s eclectic culture to the fullest. Founded in Rino Arts District in 2014, this quarterly weekend festival incorporates a Beerfest, Bands, and a huge day & night Bazaar featuring Denvers best eating & drinking & pop up retail.

DIVE-IN MOVIE: ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story | The Denver Ear

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When: Friday, July 7th, 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 PG-13

Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park will screen the film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, 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.

FILM ON THE ROCKS: THE LEGO MOVIE
The Lego Movie | The Denver Ear

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When: Friday, July 7th, 2017

Where: Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison, CO 80465

Time: 7pm

Cost: $15

Purchase Tickets Online

Ages: All Ages

“Everything is awesome!”. Truly fun for the whole family, THE LEGO MOVIE took the world by storm three years ago and is set for a lego-verse of sequels and spin-offs.  Come play with everyone’s favorite toys under the stars at Red Rocks Amphitheatre with this special family-friendly Film on the Rocks movie, with pre-movie live music by School of Rock.

Psst… Elitch Gardens’ Dive-In Movies & Red Rocks’ Film on the Rocks were also features in our guide ‘Where to Watch Outdoor Movies in Denver this Summer 2017‘!

DAY OUT WITH THOMAS
Day Out with Thomas the Tank Engine | The Denver Ear

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When: Saturday, July 8th & Sunday, July 9th, 2017

Where: Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 W 44th Ave, Golden, CO 80403

Time: 8am – 5pm

Cost: $20 – $25; Free for Children 1 &Under

Purchase Tickets Online

Ages: All Ages

Thomas the Tank Engine invites little engineers to team up with him for a day of family fun at the Colorado Railroad Museum for its Day Out with Thomas: The Ready, Set, Go Tour 2017

This fun-filled event offers children and their families the opportunity to take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, star of the popular Thomas & Friends™ series. In addition, they will meet Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway and enjoy a day of Thomas-themed activities including a petting zoo, temporary tattoos, Imagination Station (train table play area), sing-a-longs, bean bag toss, hula hoops, bubbles, ladder golf & a magic show!

Psst… Check out our featured article for this event!

HORSESHOE SUMMER MARKET
Horseshoe Market | The Denver Ear

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When: Saturday, July 8th, 2017

Where: 4345 W 46th Ave, Denver, CO 80212

Time: 9am – 4pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Denver Horseshoe Craft & Market is back with its Summer Market edition this July. Horseshoe Market is a premier indie craft vintage market featuring all things handmade, vintage, art, and design.

Psst… Colorado Black Arts Festival, Denver’s Biergarten Festival, The Big Wonderful & the Horseshoe Summer Market, were also featured in our ‘42 Things to do in Denver this July 2017‘ roundup!

COLORADO RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL
Colorado Renaissance Festival | The Denver Ear

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When: Saturday, July 8th & Sunday, July 9th, 2017

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

Time: 10am – 6:30pm

Cost: $9 – $19.95

Purchase Tickets Online

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.

DUMB FRIENDS LEAGUE’S CATFEST 2017

CatFest | The Denver Ear

When: Saturday, July 8th, 2017

Where: Dumb Friends League, 2080 S Quebec St, Denver, CO 80231

Time: 10am – 3pm

Cost: Free; $8 CatFest 2017 Shirts Benefit Dumb Friends League

Purchase CatFest 2017 Shirts Online

Ages: All Ages

Cat lovers of all ages are invited to a day of feline fun at the Dumb Friends League – Quebec Street Shelter this Saturday! CatFest 2017 will feature dozens of adoptable cats and kittens, clicker-training demonstrations, photo booths, activities for kids, pet behavior and veterinary advice from experts, food and shopping at the “Meow Market.”

CLYFFORD STILL MUSEUM’S FREE SUMMER FAMILY DAY

Face Painting | The Denver Ear

When: Saturday, July 8th, 2017

Where: Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 10am – 4pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Visit the Clyfford Still Museum this Saturday for their special Free Summer Family Day! This event is a family-friendly summer celebration in the Museum’s forecourt and galleries. Festivities will include face painting, art making, and family tours.

OLDE TOWN SUMMER SOUNDS ON SECOND SATURDAYS: BIG BAND & LEGENDS OF AMERICAN JAZZ
Historic Olde Town Arvada | The Denver Ear

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When: Saturday, July 8th, 2017

Where: Historic Olde Town Arvada, Vance St & Grandview Ave, Arvada, CO 80002

Time: 3pm – 9pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Historic Olde Town Arvada will feature its Summer Sounds on Second Saturdays Festival, and this month’s feature is: A Night of Big Band & Legends of American Jazzwith musical guests The Jazz Spiders, Swing City Express and The Boulder Big Band. In addition to live music, they will feature arts & crafts booths, food booths, kids activities as well as beer and wine sales.

DENVER ZOO’S DINOS! PREHISTORIC PARTY
Denver Zoo | The Denver Ear

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When: Saturday, July 8th, 2017

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

Time: 6:30pm – 9pm

Cost: $11 – $17

Purchase Tickets Online

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.

COLORADO ROCKIES MARVEL SUPER HERO NIGHT
Marvel | The Denver Ear

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When: Saturday, July 8th, 2017

Where: Coors Field, 2001 Blake St, Denver, CO 80205

Time: 7:10pm

Cost: $30 – $70; Psst… Use Promo Code: SUPERHERO

Purchase Tickets Online

Ages: All Ages

The Colorado Rockies are proud to announce the 1st annual Marvel Super Hero Night at Coors Field. The Marvel Super Hero Night includes a ticket to watch the Rockies take on the White Sox in one of their special Super Hero seating sections, and a collector’s-edition Marvel Super Hero themed Colorado Rockies T-Shirt!

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

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When: Sunday, July 9th, 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

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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 Buckner Funken Jazz. 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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