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Psst… What do with Kids in Denver this Weekend September 22 – 24, 2017

Morrison Ciderfest | The Denver Ear

This weekend marks the opening of some of Denver’s pumpkin patches and farms, as well as speciality fairs, exhibits, free museum days, local markets, celebrations, Oktoberfests, races, fall festivals, and more!

WHAT TO DO WITH KIDS IN DENVER THIS WEEKEND SEPTEMBER 22 – 24, 2017

OPENING WEEKEND: FALL FEST AT ANDERSON FARMS
Anderson Farms | The Denver Ear

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When: Friday, September 22nd, through Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Where: Anderson Farms, 6728 County Rd 3 1/4, Erie, CO 80516

Time: View Schedule Online

Cost: $10 – $16; Free for Children 3 & Under

Purchase Tickets Online

Ages: All Ages

Anderson Farms is the home of Colorado’s longest-running Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch. The pumpkin patch features  30 acres of pumpkins and over 70 different varieties of pumpkins, squash and gourds, and you can take a wagon ride out to the Pumpkin Patch on a wagon pulled by an antique Oliver tractor.

Race your friends around the track on their man powered go karts, mine for gemstones and fossils, ride the Mine Cars, the Barrel Train, lose yourself in the “Krazy” Rainbow Maze, explore Tire Mountain, “Fort A-Lot-A Fun”, “Punchin’ Pumpkins”, Farm Lights, pet farm animals, and more.

FREE DAY: HISTORIC DENVER’S MOLLY BROWN HOUSE MUSEUM
Molly Brown House Museum | The Denver Ear

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When: Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Where: Molly Brown House Museum, 1340 Pennsylvania St, Denver, CO 80203

Time: 10am – 3:30pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Visit Historic Denver’s Molly Brown House Museum for free this Friday, made possible by your Scientific & Cultural Facilities District.

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE EXPO
Colorado Parks & Wildlife | The Denver Ear

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When: Saturday, September 23rd & Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Where: Cherry Creek State Park, 4201 S Parker Rd, Aurora, CO 80014

Time: Saturday 9am – 4pm; Sunday 9am – 3pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will hold the inaugural Outdoor Adventure Expo at Cherry Creek State Park this weekend. New adventures begin here with three separate recreation areas (Outdoor, Shooting, and Water) which offer archery, biking, fishing, OHV’s, paddle boarding, rock climbing, sailing, shooting and more.

MONARCH DAY AT BUTTERFLY PAVILION
Butterfly Pavilion | The Denver Ear

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When: Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

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

Time: 9am – 5pm

Cost: General Admission

Ages: All Ages

Monarch Day, at Butterfly Pavilion, is a fun-filled celebration of these amazing butterflies. From their important role in our ecosystem to their incredible migration, there’s so much to discover.

DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS’ FREE DAYS + FALL PLANT & BULB SALE
Denver Botanic Gardens | The Denver Ear

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When: Saturday, September 23rd & Sunday, September 24th, 2017

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

Time: 9am – 5pm

Cost: Free Admission

Ages: All Ages

Get a jump­-start on your spring garden at Denver Botanic Gardens’ Fall Plant & Bulb Sale, as well as free admission to the Gardens. Hundreds of bulbs and Grown at the Gardens plants are offered, along with expert advice from their horticulturists.

COLORADO HONEY FESTIVAL
Colorado Honey Festival | The Denver Ear

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When: Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

Where: Four Seasons Farmers & Artisans Market, 7043 W 38th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Time: 9am – 2pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

The Colorado Honey Festival at Four Seasons Farmers & Artisans Market, celebrates bees, beekeeping and honey. The Honey Festival is also an educational venue about bees, beekeeping, bee conservation, plants for pollinators, as well as the myriad health benefits of honey itself.

EXHIBIT OPENING OF STORYLAND: A TRIP THROUGH CHILDHOOD FAVORITES™
Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites™ | The Denver Ear

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When: Saturday, September 23rd & Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Where: CU South Denver, 10035 S Peoria St, Parker, CO 80134

Time: 9:30am – 5pm

Cost: $8 – $12; Free for Children 2 & Under

Purchase Tickets Online

Ages: Recommended for Children 8 & Under

CU South Denver presents Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites™ immerses children and adults in favorite picture books, from the gardens of The Tale of Peter Rabbit to the urban snowscape of The Snowy Day and the tropical island of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. Step into the pages of beloved children’s books and enter a world of early literacy adventures.

HIGHLANDS RANCH OKTOBERFEST CELEBRATION & 5K
Oktoberfest Celebration Highlands Ranch | The Denver Ear

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When: Saturday, September 23, 2017

Where: Highlands Ranch Town Center, 9344 Dorchester St, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

Time: 5K 9:30am; Celebration 2pm – 10pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Oktoberfest Celebration & 5K, presented by Highlands Ranch Community Association, will kick-off with a 5K event in the am and will continue with an authentic German cultural event. The celebration will feature German food, music, great biers from Paulaner, live music, games, rides and inflatables, a magician and balloon artist, Dachshund Races, and more.

MORRISON CIDERFEST

Morrison Ciderfest | The Denver Ear

When: Saturday, September 23, 2017

Where: Bear Creek Center, 150 Spring St, Morrison, CO 80465

Time: 10am – Dark; Hay & Pony Rides 11am – 3pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Morrison Ciderfest is a cider festival that has been around since 1989. This festival encourages families to sip from steaming mugs together and partake in fun and family-friendly activities.

At the festival you can expect to enjoy cider presses, a custom car show, kids area with a bouncy castle, arts and crafts exhibits, a silent auction, a horseshoe tournament, live music, food vendors and more.

CENTENNIAL CHALK ART FESTIVAL
City of Centennial | The Denver Ear

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When: Saturday, September 23rd & Sunday, September 24th, 2017

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

Time: 11am – 4pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

City of Centennial is hosting its annual Chalk Art Festival this weekend, which will feature more than 40 talented artists bringing masterpieces to life right at your feet. Enjoy live music along with a variety of fine art vendors. Food from metro area food trucks and beverages will be available for purchase.

RENEGADE CRAFT FAIR
Renegade Craft Fair | The Denver Ear

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When: Saturday, September 23rd, through Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Where: EXDO Event Center, 1399 35th St, Denver, CO 80205

Time: 11am – 6pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Renegade Craft Fair will take place at EXDO Event Center and will feature unique handmade items from hundreds of Makers, fun DIY workshops, immersive special features, food + drink, and more.

WESTMINSTER FIRE STATION 6 OPEN HOUSE & HERO’S DAY
Westminster Fire Department | The Denver Ear

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When: Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

Where: Westminster Fire Station 6, 999 W 124th Ave, Westminster, CO 80234

Time: 12pm – 3pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Join the Westminster Fire Department for firefighters, food, and fun for an open house at Fire Station 6. Bring the family to see the fire engines and ambulances, visit with firefighters, play some games, grab some grub, and even take a ride on the vintage 1958 Seagraves fire engine.

Along with their open house event at Station 6, we will also be hosting Hero’s Day geared towards individuals with special needs and their families.

FROZEN YOGURT WITH CHASE & SKYE
Yo Craze Frozen Yogurt | The Denver Ear

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When: Saturday, September 23, 2017

Where: Yo Craze Frozen Yogurt, 18801 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80013

Time: 2pm – 5pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Visit Yo Craze Frozen Yogurt this Saturday and enjoy frozen yogurt while taking pictures with Chase & Skye.

FAMILY FUN NIGHT: CAMPFIRE TALES

campfire | The Denver Ear

When: Saturday, September 23, 2017

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

Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Cost: $6 – $8; Free for Children 2 & Under

Register Online

Ages: All Ages

Gather around the campfire as the Denver Botanic Gardens celebrates the end of summer. Make s’mores, investigate signs of fall throughout the Children’s Garden and plant a house plant to take home with you. Special guest storyteller Cliff Davidson will join us and share family-friendly stories.

SUSAN G. KOMEN COLORADO 25TH ANNUAL RACE FOR THE CURE
Susan G. Komen Colorado | The Denver Ear

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When: Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Where: 900 Auraria Parkway, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 8am – 11am

Cost: $25 – $45

Register Online

Ages: All Ages

Race for the Cure is a fun, rewarding event offering 5k Run/Walk, Family walk, vendors and a very special 25th Celebration and Survivor Ceremony. For 25 years, Susan G. Komen Colorado has lead the fight to save local lives affected by breast cancer.

FAMILY “CHEMICAL” BONDS
Chemical Family "Bonds" at Denver Museum of Nature & Science | The Denver Ear

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When: Sunday, September 24th, 2017

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

Time: 10am – 12pm

Cost: $8 – $15

Purchase Tickets Online

Ages: All Ages

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is hosting the family workshop: Family “Chemical” Bonds this Sunday. Does your family have chemistry? It’s time to prove it in this wacky workshop. Your family will really “bond” over some colorful chemistry demonstrations and a chance to work together to build density towers and polymers.

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