Psst… What to do with Kids in Denver this Weekend: June 22 – 24, 20185 min read

Sand in the City | The Denver Ear

This weekend is filled with amazing festivals, shows, free outdoor movies and concerts, special events and so much more!


JUNE 22 – 24, 2018


Photo: ©Town of Fredrick

When: Friday, June 22 through Sunday, June 24, 2018

Where: Centennial Park, 630 Eighth St, Frederick, CO 80530

Time: 5am – 9pm, Saturday Glow Party 5pm – 9pm

Cost: Free, Ballon Ride for Two $400

Ages: All Ages

Fredrick in Flight, hosted by the Town of Frederick, is a festival celebrating the many forms of flight in June with a hot air balloon lift, glow party, and tons of fun for the whole family. The Glow Party will take place on Saturday evening from 5pm–9pm at Centennial Park and will feature live music, food vendors, beer and wine garden, kids activities, and hot air balloons candle-sticking and glowing (weather permitting).

Colorado Tiny House Festival | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©Colorado Tiny House Festival

When: Friday, June 22 through Sunday, June 24, 2018

Where: Adams County Fairgrounds, 9755 Henderson Rd, Brighton, CO 80601

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

Cost: Starting from $10, Free for Children 12 & Under

Purchase Tickets Online

Ages: All Ages

The Colorado Tiny House Festival returns with over 40 tiny homes on display, more than 20 vendors, entertainment, food & drink and more!

Colorado Renaissance Festival 2016 | The Denver Ear

Photograph Courtesy of ©Colorado Renaissance Festival

When: Saturday, June 23, 2018

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.

Sand in the City | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©Arvada Chamber of Commerce

When: Saturday, June 23 & Sunday, June 24, 2018

Where: Ralston Park, W 64th Ave & Simms St, Arvada, CO 80004

Time: Saturday 10am – 8pm; Sunday 10am – 5pm

Cost: $5 Adults; Free for Children 12 & under

Ages: All Ages

Arvada Chamber of Commerce‘s 6th Annual Sand in the City Festival is Colorado’s premier beach party, expected to attract 15,000+ visitors this year. See giant sand sculptures, enjoy local food & artisan vendors, a Kids Zone with buried treasure, live music, craft beer, and more!

Psst… Check out our complete guide of ‘Summer Festivals 2018 Colorado Guide‘!

Coors Light South Platte Riverfest | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©The Greenway Foundation

When: Saturday, June 23, 2018

Where: Confluence Park, 2250 15th St, Denver, CO 80202

Time: 11am – 8pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

The South Platte RiverFest, Presented by Elitch Gardens, is Denver’s premier urban River Festival, benefiting The Greenway Foundation, and includes events such as Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP)/ Kayak/ Tube Races and SUP Showcases. Other activities include free stand up paddle board demos, a variety of riverside recreational activities, a kids zone, live music, beer, food vendors, and more.

Cherry Blossom Festival | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©Cherry Blossom Festival

When: Saturday, June 23 & Sunday, June 24, 2018

Where: Sakura Square, 1255 19th St, Denver, CO 80202

Time: Saturday 11am – 6pm; Sunday 11am – 4pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

The 46th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates the Japanese American heritage and culture through live entertainment, food, arts and crafts, and informative exhibits and demonstrations. The festival will also feature a Kid’s Craft Area where kids can make Japanese crafts.


What to do with Kids in Denver this Weekend | The Denver Ear

When: Saturday, June 23, 2018

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

Time: 11am – 2pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

City of Centennial Government is hosting a special Picnic in the Park event this Saturday! Experience live music and performances by dance troop Mile-High Stars Athletics and live music by the School of Rock and the Margarita Brothers. Bring your own picnic or grab lunch from one of the many food trucks.

Psst… Enjoy family games and a free bounce house available throughout the event!

Unicorn Festival | The Denver Ear

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When: Saturday, June 23, 2018

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

Time: 11am – 6pm

Cost: $20, Free for Children 2 & under

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Ages: All Ages

The Unicorn Festival is a celebration of the imagination and all things mythical. This festival will be filled with Unicorn rides, swimming Mermaids, meet and greets with beloved Princesses, wandering fairies, Quidditch matches and more.


When: Saturday, June 23, 2018

Where: Highlands Square, 3599 W. 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211

Time: 11am – 7pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

The 36th Annual Highlands Street Fair will feature activities stretching from Julian St. to Perry St. along 32nd Ave. This quintessential summer event is a celebration for all ages, with three stages, a bike parade, slack-line instruction, kid’s art area, local vendors, beer garden, craft cocktails and more. One of Highlands Square’s largest events of the year, the Highlands Street Fair attracts Highlands Square residents, Denver locals and visitors to enjoy Highlands Square’s laid-back, family-friendly vibe.

City Park Jazz | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©City Park Jazz

When: Sunday, June 24, 2018

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 Dotsero. This summer concert also features food trucks and family-friendly entertainment!

Psst… Check out our complete guide of ‘Free Outdoor Summer Concerts in Denver 2018‘!

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