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Psst… What to do with Kids in Denver this Weekend May 18 – 20, 20185 min read

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It’s a jam-packed weekend filled with fun outdoor events and festivals from music festivals to urban markets. Let’s hope the weather is kind!

WHAT TO DO WITH KIDS IN DENVER THIS WEEKEND MAY 18 – 20, 2018

MILITARY APPRECIATION WEEKEND AT DOWNTOWN AQUARIUM
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When: Friday, May 18, through Sunday, May 20, 2018

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

Time: Friday & Saturday 10am – 9pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm

Cost: Buy One Get One Free with Military ID

Ages: All Ages

Downtown Aquarium Denver is hosting a Military Appreciation Weekend this weekend. Present your Military ID and receive a second exhibit pass for free!

ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY AT DENVER ZOO
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When: Friday, May 18, 2018

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

Time: 8:30am – 5pm

Cost: General Admission

Ages: All Ages

Visit the Denver Zoo this Friday for their special event: Endangered Species Day. Denver Zoo honors the diversity of endangered species and encourages you to find out what you can do to positively impact animals and ecosystems. The Zoo will feature special demonstrations and activities highlighting African wild dogs, fishing cats, clouded leopards and gibbons.

PARK HILL ART FESTIVAL
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When: Friday, May 18, through Sunday, May 20, 2018

Where: Park Hill Masonic Lodge, 4819 Montview Blvd, Denver, CO 80207

Time: Friday 12pm – 8pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am – 5pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

The 5th Annual Park Hill Art Festival is a juried fine art and fine craft show that will showcase 80 fine artists from Colorado and beyond. The artists look forward to showing their fine oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, charcoal, and mixed media paintings – elegant bronze, stone, metal, mixed media, and luminous glass sculptures – functional stoneware, Raku ceramics, inlaid wood turned bowls, one-of-a-kind jewelry, fabulous silk fabrics & color and black & white photography.

BUTTERFLY PAVILION’S BLOOMAPALOOZA
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When: Saturday, May 19, 2018

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

Time: 9am – 5pm

Cost: General Admission

Ages: All Ages

Join Butterfly Pavilion for Bloomapalooza and explore the wonderful world of plants and pollinators! Explore the sights, smells, textures and tastes of plants from around the world and get inspired to conserve them! The event includes a pollinator plant sale, hands-on gardening activities, incredible plant and animal encounters, delectable tastings in our beer & mead garden featuring Wonderland Brewery and Queen Bee Brews, and much more.

JEFFERSON PARK FARM & FLEA

When: Saturday, May 19, 2018

Where: 2500 Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80211

Time: 10am – 3pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

The Jefferson Park Farm & Flea, a flea market with an urban homesteading and farmers market twist, will start its 4th season this Saturday and will feature over 70 local vendors, including seedlings to get your garden started, handmade goods, vintage, artisanal food and food trucks.

Urban homesteading education including bee keeping information, container gardening and small-space gardening education and tools, twin baby goats and chickens onsite and animal husbandry education. Live music, face painting, sangria tastings, and ice cream sandwiches from new food truck Sprinkle Me Smitten.

Psst… First 50 customers to the market get a canvas shopping bag filled with sponsor and vendor goods!

FREE DAY: THE URBAN FARM AT STAPLETON

When: Saturday, May 19, 2018

Where: The Urban Farm at Stapleton, 10200 Smith Rd, Denver, CO 80239

Time: 10am – 4pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Enjoy a Free Day at The Urban Farm at Stapleton during their ‘Plant, Eat & Get Local Day’, made possible by your scientific & cultural facilities district.

FIVE POINTS JAZZ FESTIVAL
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When: Saturday, May 19, 2018

Where: Five Points, Denver

Time: 11am

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

The Five Points Jazz Festival takes place the third Saturday of May and celebrates the history of Denver’s Five Points neighborhood. Once known as the Harlem of the West, Five Points was home to several jazz clubs which played host to many of jazz music’s legends such as Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk and many more. Come out to Five Points to enjoy this free festival of music, food, culture and fun.

LAFAYETTE NINJA FESTIVAL
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When: Saturday, May 19, 2018

Where: Rocky Mountain Kung Fu, 990 S Public Rd, Lafayette, CO 80026

Time: 11am – 3pm

Cost: Free first course trial or $5 unlimited course

Ages: All Ages

Rocky Mountain Kung Fu is hosting the Lafayette Ninja Festival along with Colorado’s local American Ninja Warrior, Brian Arnold. The festival will feature a massive mobile Ninja Warrior course, warped wall and all. Community members of all ages will get the chance to run the course, race side-by-side, eat from local food trucks and participate in a wide variety of fun activities! In the open field, we will have tug-of-war competitions and water balloon slashing with ninja swords!

Psst… Kids under the age of 6 will get unlimited runs on the “Little Ninja” obstacle course!

THEBIGWONDERFUL AT STANLEY MARKETPLACE
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When: Saturday, May 19 & Sunday, May 20, 2018

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

Time: 12pm – 6pm

Cost: $5 – $50, Free for Children 12 & under

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Ages: All Ages

Part farmers’ market, part outdoor flea market, all fun, TheBigWonderful also includes beach volleyball, a craft beer garden, an urban farm, and live music and entertainment.

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