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Psst… What to do with Kids in Denver this Weekend October 14th – 16th, 201610 min read

What to do with Kids in Denver this Weekend October 14th – 16th, 2016 | The Denver Ear

This weekend, you and your children can enjoy events that include mummies, princesses, and firefighters, as well as more Fall, Pumpkin & Harvest Festivals, Kids Activities for Halloween, bike rides, shopping, chocolate, ice cream, films and even enjoy some snow in the middle of downtown Denver!

Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs | Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Denver Museum of Nature & Science

When: from Friday, October 14th, 2016

Where: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205

Time: 9am – 5pm

Cost: Museum Admission

Ages: All Ages

Denver Museum of Nature & Science is opening its new exhibition, Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs!

Receive a rare look at 20 mummies, many of which have never been on public display, originating from ancient Egypt and Peru, from many historic ages and backgrounds. Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs reveals these people’s burial secrets, new details about their lives, and the societies they lived in.

The experience is enhanced by richly decorated coffins, sarcophaguses, mummification tools, and mummies of birds, cats, and crocodiles. Ancient civilizations and the modern world intersect as you see how the latest technologies are making it possible to unravel the distant past.

Beautiful Junk Sale

Beautiful Junk Sale | The Denver Ear

When: Friday, October 14th & Saturday, October 15th, 2016

Where: Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W 6th Ave Frontage Rd, Golden, CO 80401

Time: Oct. 14th Early Bird: 7am – 8:30am & 8:30am – 7pm; Oct. 15th 8am – 4pm;

Cost: $4 Adults; Free for Children 15 and under; Early Bird Friday: $30 & includes Free Saturday Admission

Psst… Bring two or more non-perishable food donations and receive $1 off of admission

Ages: All Ages

The Action Center is hosting a two-day junk sale event! The Beautiful Junk Sale is the largest bargain shopping extravaganza in Jefferson County, and offers 10,500 square feet of jewelry, collectibles, vintage odds and ends, a vast array of household items, sporting goods, holiday decor, kitchen gadgets, and more.

Snowboard on the Block Festival
Snowboard on the Block Festival | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Snowboard on the Block

When: Friday, October 14th & Saturday, October 15th, 2016

Where: Denver Performing Arts Complex & Sculpture Park, 1231 Champa St, Denver, CO 80204

Time: Oct. 14th 5pm – 10pm; Oct. 15th 1pm – 10pm

Cost: Friday $19.99; Saturday $39.98; 2-Day Pass $49.98; VIP 2-Day Pass $94.98

Purchase Tickets at: bit.ly/SnowboardBlockFestival

Ages: All Ages

The Snowboard on the Block Festival, Presented by Snowboarder and Transworld Snowboarding, will feature a pro rail jam with real snow, anticipated ski film premieres, world-class live music, and a giant pop-up retail experience complete with ski-industry product giveaways, pro athlete appearances, and more.

Traditions of Día de los Muertos – Sugar Skulls | Denver Botanic Gardens

Traditions of Día de los Muertos - Sugar Skulls | The Denver Ear

When: Friday, October 14th & Saturday, October 15th, 2016

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St, Denver, CO 80206

Time: Oct. 14th 5:30pm; Oct. 15th 10am & 2pm

Cost:  Adults Members $10 / Non-Members $12; Children Members $15 / Non-Members $17

Register at: bit.ly/TraditionsOfDiaDeLosMuertos

Ages: Children ages 5 and up

Denver Botanic Gardens is hosting the family workshop, Traditions of Día de los Muertos – Sugar Skulls. Explore the cultural traditions of Día de los Muertos. Learn how to make and decorate sugar skulls as you discover the cultural significance of these important icons. Each person can make and take home two sugar skulls.

Bug-A-Boo | Butterfly Pavilion
Bug-A-Boo | Butterfly Pavilion | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Butterfly Pavilion

When: Saturday, October 15th & Sunday, October 16th, 2016

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

Time: 9am – 5pm

Cost: Admission

Ages: All Ages

The Butterfly Pavilion is hosting its annual Bug-A-Boo, a two-day event, where you and your kids can celebrate Halloween with all your favorite creepy crawlies.

Bug-A-Boo will feature cockroach races, costume parades, and trick-or-treating at each exhibit as well as face painting, pumpkin decorating, stilt walkers, balloon artists and more!

Choctoberfest Colorado 2016
Choctoberfest Colorado 2016 | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Colorado Chocolate Festivals

When: Saturday, October 15th, 2016

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

Time: 10am – 6pm

Cost: Admission $5; Children (0-4) Free; $10 for 12 Tasting Ticket; $20 for a 24 Tasting Ticket; $50 VIP

Psst…  A percentage of profits will be donated to The Action Center to benefit needy families

Purchase Tickets at: bit.ly/ChoctoberfestColorado2016

Ages: All Ages

The 3rd annual Choctoberfest Colorado 2016 will include over 70 vendors from across the US, as well as special events and activities for all ages.

Events include the Chocolatier Championships with People’s Choice Award, kids’ activities including a Pre-Halloween costume contest, aerial chocolate apple bobbing, a chocolate pudding eating contest, face painting and more.

Psst… Check out our featured article for this event!

Fire Safety Week: Free Day at Denver Firefighters Museum
Denver Firefighters Museum | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Denver Firefighters Museum

When: Saturday, October 15th, 2016

Where: Denver Firefighters Museum, 1326 Tremont Pl, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 10am – 4pm; Activities: 10am – 2pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

National Fire Safety and Prevention Week is held each year to mark the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and to raise public awareness of fire safety. Visit the Denver Firefighters Museum for free and learn about this year’s theme  with hands-on activities and special presentations.

Fall Festival at 17 Mile House
Fall Festival at 17 Mile House | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: ©Mike Macey

When: Saturday, October 15th, 2016

Where: 17 Mile House Farm Park, 8181 S Parker Rd, Centennial, CO 80112

Time: 10am – 4pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Step back in time and celebrate a piece of Colorado’s history during the free Fall Festival, hosted by Arapahoe County and held outside at the 150-year old 17 Mile House.

Pick out and purchase your favorite pumpkin and take a scenic hayride. Take a turn milking Bessie the Cow and visit her barnyard friends in the petting farm. Enjoy breakfast or lunch from some of Denver’s hottest food trucks. Try your hand at gold panning, learn more about the fine art of blacksmithing, tour the farmhouse, meet a local beekeeper and more.

The festival will also include live music by local bands, and local historians will be on-site to give guided tours and talk about the history of the property and its significance to the Old West.

1st Annual Platt Park Pumpkin Patch

When: Saturday, October 15th, 2016

Where: 1945 S Ogden St, Denver, CO 80210

Time: 10am – 4pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

The 1st Annual Platt Park Pumpkin Patch, Presented by What’s Up in Platt Park, will offer free of charge pumpkins and a gift card raffle for businesses such as Pearl Wine Company, Pajama Baking Company and Stella’s Coffee.

Aurora FallFest
FallFest | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©City of Aurora

When: Saturday, October 15th, 2016

Where: Fletcher Plaza, Aurora Cultural Arts District, 9898 E Colfax Ave, Aurora, CO 80010

Time: 11am – 4pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Celebrate fall with FallFest in Aurora with a free outdoor festival of music, art, games, sports and family fun.

This year’s entertainment lineup includes something for everyone: bluegrass music from Lonesome Days, traditional Mexican music from Las Dahlias, brass band excitement from Gora Gora Orkestar, and much more.

Zwickelfest | Denver Beer Co.

Zwickelfest | Denver Beer Co.

When: Saturday, October 15th, 2016

Where: Denver Beer Co., 1695 Platte St, Denver, CO 80202

Time: 11am – 8pm

Cost: Free Admission

Ages: All Ages

The 1st annual Zwickelfest, hosted by Denver Beer Co., is a family-friendly event for all ages!

At Zwickelfest you can drink a Pretzel Assassin poured right off the Zwickel in your new German Beer Mug, make your own pretzel necklaces at their pretzel necklace station, snap some pics in a photo booth, and enjoy fun for the whole family!

This event will also feature a roasted hog dinner and live music by Chain StationKlawRoyal Surf Band.

Princess Day | Maize in the City

When: Saturday, October 15th, 2016

Where: Maize in the City, 10270 Riverdale Rd, Thornton, CO 80229

Time: 10am – 8pm; Activities 12pm – 2pm

Cost: Free; Mazes $5 – $12

Ages: All Ages

Maize in the City is hosting a special Princess Day! Meet Princess Anna of Frozen and enjoy a meet and greet, singing and story time. Visitors are encouraged to wear their princess and prince costumes.

Psst… Maize in the City was also featured in our Pumpkin Patches in and around Denver guide!

Downtown Castle Rock Harvest Festival
Harvest Festival | Town of Castle Rock | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Town of Castle Rock

When: Saturday, October 15th, 2016

Where: Festival Park, 199 Perry St, Castle Rock, CO 80104

Time: 2pm – 8pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Harvest Festival, brought to you by the Town of Castle Rock, will transform Downtown Castle Rock into a fall and harvest celebration!

The Festival Park Pumpkin Patch will have pumpkins for purchase to carve on-site, face painting and crafts. For those adventurous folks, take part in the HarvestFest 5K. Stick around to light the Great Pumpkin Wall with your child’s pumpkin creation, and don’t miss the outdoor showing of the classic “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!”

Mom and Dad can also enjoy a local craft beer and delicious food while the kids delight in the fun.

St. Dominic’s Oktoberfest
St. Dominic’s Oktoberfest | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©St. Dominic Parish

When: Saturday, October 15th, 2016

Where: St. Dominic Parish, 2905 Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80211

Time: 2pm – 9pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

St. Dominic’s Parish is hosting the Oktoberfest Beer Festival for the Highlands neighborhood in Denver. St. Dominic’s Oktoberfest will feature six local microbreweries, three Highlands food vendors, a kids zone, and a silent auction that will include over 50 items.

Story Time with Rapunzel | Second Star to the Right Children’s Books

When: Saturday, October 15th, 2016

Where: Second Star to the Right Children’s Books, 4353 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212

Time: 4pm – 5pm

Cost: $2 Per Family

Register by calling: (303) 455-1527

Ages: All Ages

Get ready to let down your hair! Second Star to the Right Children’s Books is hosting a special Story Time with Rapunzel event this Saturday. They will read the book Tangled, you get to make a craft, enjoy sing-a-long music and receive fun goodie bags for all attendees.

Croptoberfest: The Table Urban Farm Harvest Party
The Table Croptoberfest | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©The Table

When: Saturday, October 15th, 2016

Where: 1850 S Ogden St, Denver, CO 80210

Time: 4pm – 7pm

Cost: Suggested donation $20 (ages 21+); $10 (ages 13-20); kids 12 & under free

Register at: bit.ly/Croptoberfest

Ages: All Ages

The Table Urban Farm is celebrating the fall season with Croptoberfest, an annual harvest party to conclude the growing season. It’s an open house format, come whenever you can, stay as long as you wish. There will plenty of activities and fun for all ages, live music, a pig roast, a pumpkin patch and community!

Broadway Ice Cream Ride

Broadway Ice Cream Ride | The Denver Ear

When: Sunday, October 16th, 2016

Where: Sweet Action Ice Cream, 52 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203

Time: 1pm – 3pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Bring your bikes and your kids to Sweet Action Ice Cream this Sunday to celebrate the new Broadway 2-Way Bike Lane!

The Broadway Ice Cream Ride, Presented by Bikes on Broadway, will include free ice cream for children, a photography session and free digital photos on the new bike lane by a professional photographer, and free checks on kids’ bikes.

Movie on the Field: Beetlejuice

Movie on the Field: Beetlejuice

When: Sunday, October 16th, 2016

Where: Maize in the City, 10270 Riverdale Rd, Thornton, CO 80229

Time: 6:45pm – 9pm

Cost: Free

Ages: Movie is Rated PG-13

Watch an outdoor screening of the film “Beetlejuice” at Maize in the City! Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and enjoy a fun night. Popcorn, snacks & drinks, including beer & wine, will be available for purchase.

Happy Weekend Denver Adults & Kids!

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