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Psst… What to do with Kids in Denver this Weekend March 10th – 12th 2017

What to do with Kids in Denver this Weekend March 10th – 12th 2017 | The Denver Ear

This weekend you and your family can celebrate and enjoy St. Patrick’s Day, Purim, World Spider Day, unique events, expos, musicals, museums, and more!

What to do with Kids in Denver this Weekend March 10th – 12th 2017

Rocky Mountain Horse Expo 2017

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When: Friday, March 10th through Sunday, March 12th 2017

Where: National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St, Denver, CO 80216

Time: March 10th & March 11th Expo: 9am – 7pm, “The Mane Event”: 7pm – 9pm; March 12th Expo 9am – 5pm

Cost: Expo $10 Adults; $8 Seniors & Students; Free for Children 5 and under; “The Mane Event” $10 All Ages; 3-Day Passes & Family Passes Available

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Ages: All Ages

Rocky Mountain Horse Expo 2017, presented by The Colorado Horse Council, Inc., brings together all kinds of breeds, disciplines and horse lovers. The Expo includes a holistic horse fair, miniature horse show and breed demos, a lineup of clinics, and more.

Children will enjoy special family-friendly events such as “The Mane Event”, that puts the spotlight on over 90 horses reining, racing, and playing. Other fun events include the Stick Horse Rodeo, Art in the Park, a Craft Fair, and more.

Free Day | Four Mile Historic Park
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When: Friday, March 10th 2017

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

Time: Open 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 your Scientific & Cultural Facilities District.

The Wizard Of Oz | PACE Center

When: Friday, March 10th through Sunday, March 12th 2017

Where: PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Avenue, Parker, CO 80138

Time: March 10th 7:30pm; March 11th 2pm & 7:30pm; March 12th 2pm

Cost: $12.50 – $22.50

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Ages: All Ages

The Wizard Of Oz, presented by Lutheran High School, will be on stage at the Parker Arts, Culture & Events (PACE) Center this weekend. The musical chronicles the journey of Dorothy on her quest to get back to her home in Kansas. Along the way, she encounters new found friends in the Scarecrow, Tinman and Lion as they travel to visit the wizard in the magical land of Oz.

World Spider Day | Butterfly Pavilion
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When: Saturday, March 11th 2017

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

Time: 9am – 5pm

Cost: Museum Admission

Ages: All Ages

Join Butterfly Pavilion for World Spider Day and learn about the importance of spiders and what makes them fascinating through crafts, games, special presentations, and live animal encounters. Everyone’s favorite spider hero will also be here to help them celebrate!

2017 Denver St. Patrick’s Day Parade
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When: Saturday, March 11th 2017

Where: St. Patrick’s Day Parade Route

Time: Starting at 9:30am

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

The 2017 Denver St. Patrick’s Day Parade celebrates Irish culture and heralds the start of spring. It’s the largest St. Patrick’s Day parades west of the Mississippi, and the largest annual parade in Denver, with more than 200,000 people lining the route to enjoy horses and stagecoaches, marching bands, dancers, floats and Irish-themed fun with a Western flair. The Denver St. Patrick’s Day Parade is suitable for the whole family!

Psst… The parade is also featured in our St. Patrick’s Day 2017 Denver event guide!

Cockpit Demo Day | Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

When: Saturday, March 11th 2017

Where: Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, 7711 E Academy Blvd #1, Denver, CO 80230

Time: 10am – 2pm

Cost: Museum Admission

Ages: All Ages

This Saturday visit Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum for their Cockpit Demo Day! Kids of all ages can climb aboard select Wings aircraft, get a pilot’s perspective of the instruments and controls, and set their imagination free as they soar through the billowing clouds and navigate the sky in these historic aircraft.

The GrowHaus Annual Seed Swap 2017
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When: Saturday, March 11th 2017

Where: The GrowHaus, 4751 York St, Denver, CO 80216

Time: 10am – 6pm

Cost: $12 Adults Online / $15 Adults Day of Event; Free for Children 12 and under & Elyria-Swansea + Globeville Residents

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Ages: All Ages

The GrowHaus invites Denver gardeners and veggie-lovers to their 7th annual Seed Swap 2017 event! The Seed Swap will feature gardening workshops, community food vendors, music, face painting, and of course, seeds.

Storybooks on Stage | Stories on Stage

When: Saturday, March 11th 2017

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

Time: 10:30am

Cost: $10 Adults; $5 Children

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Ages: Recommended for Children from Pre-School through Elementary School Grades

Join Stories on Stage for family entertainment as professional actors perform children’s literature at the McNichols Civic Center Building. The show will feature stories designed to entertain both young folks and their parents alike!

McTeggart Irish Dance Performance | WOW! Children’s Museum

When: Saturday, March 11th 2017

Where: WOW! Children’s Museum, 110 N Harrison Ave, Lafayette, CO 80026

Time: Starting at 11am

Cost: Museum Admission

Ages: All Ages

Get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit at WOW! Children’s Museum with a special performance by the McTeggart Irish Dancers! This cultural program is sponsored by the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission.

St. Patrick’s Day Festival 2017 | Historic Olde Town Arvada
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When: Saturday, March 11th 2017

Where: Historic Olde Town Arvada, 7307 Grandview Ave, Arvada, CO 80002

Time: 12pm – 6pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Everyone’s Irish at Historic Olde Town Arvada‘s all-ages St. Patrick’s Day Festival 2017. This street festival features live stage music, plenty of Irish elements, arts and crafts vendors, food, and of course beer and wine. Kids activities and plenty of great Olde Town merchants to visit make it a welcoming experience for the whole family.

Weekend Pop-Up: Chaos & Cream | The Source

When: Saturday, March 11th 2017

Where: The Source, 3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO 80216

Time: 1pm – 5pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

The Source is hosting a special Weekend Pop-Up: Chaos & Cream this Saturday for the entire family! Enjoy made-to-order, Thai-style rolled ice cream with flavors such as: Cookie Jar, Strawberry Avalanche, Salted Caramel Crunch, S’mores, Magically Delicious & Ella’s Funfetti.

Paint in the Park for Free | Alchemy Art Collective

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When: Sunday, March 12th 2017

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

Time: 12pm – 3pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Bring the family to Cheesman Park and test Alchemy Art Collective‘s new Coloring Canvas Projects for free! This event will feature 30 to 40 sample projects for you to sample and review, a potluck BBQ, and you will also be a part of their Kickstarter video.

Passport to Culture: Denver Taiko | Lone Tree Arts Center

When: Sunday, March 12th 2017

Where: Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St, Lone Tree, CO 80124

Time: 1:30pm

Cost: $5

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Ages: All Ages

Lone Tree Arts Center‘s Passport to Culture program is specifically designed for children and families to experience arts and culture outside the classroom. Children receive a Passport at their first show and will get stickers at each performance, after 8 stickers are collected, the child receives a free ticket to the next Passport event.

This Sunday, the program features a performance by Denver Taiko. Denver Taiko comprises third, fourth and fifth generation Japanese Americans honoring their cultural heritage through the exhilarating performance art of Taiko.

DYAO Spectacular! | Denver Young Artists Orchestra

When: Sunday, March 12th 2017

Where: Boettcher Concert Hall at Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1000 14th St, Denver, CO 80202

Time: 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Cost: $19.50 Adults; $15 Seniors (65+); $6 Students & Children ages 25 and under

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Ages: All Ages

Join the Denver Young Artists Orchestra for their DYAO Spectacular! this Sunday. This concert brings together nearly 250 young musicians ages 7 to 23 from all orchestras of the DYAO. Conducted by Wes Kenney, Gal Faganel, and Carmen Wiest, this concert includes Rimsky Korsakov’s Scheherazade, excerpts from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1, Faure’s In Paradisum, and more.

Purim in Zootopia | Chabad of NW Metro Denver
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When: Sunday, March 12th 2017

Where: Westminster City Park, 10455 N Sheridan Blvd, Westminster, CO 80020

Time: 4pm – 6:30pm

Cost: $15 Adults Online / $18 Door; $12 Children Online / $15 Door

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Ages: All Ages

Join Chabad of NW Metro Denver‘s Purim in Zootopia at Westminster’s City Park! Purim in Zootopia will feature an animal ventriloquist show, a build-your-own 18″ stuffed animal, t-shirt decorating for your pets, a grand Purim feast, a masquerade in costume, Hamantashen, a family portrait session, a Megilah reading, and more!

A Very Disney Purim | Chabad South Metro Denver
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When: Sunday, March 12th 2017

Where: Chabad South Metro Denver, 9950 Lone Tree Pkwy, Lone Tree, CO 80124

Time: 4pm – 7pm

Cost: $10 Online; $13 Door

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Ages: All Ages

Join Chabad South Metro Denver‘s A Very Disney Purim event this Sunday, and enjoy a buffet dinner, Disney attractions and entertainment, and Hamentashen & Graggers. Come dressed up in your favorite Disney costume!

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