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Psst… What to do with Kids in Denver this Weekend September 29 – October 1, 2017

Maize in the City | The Denver Ear

The fall season has officially begun and with it many fall season related events, and some Halloween events as well.

Psst… Don’t forget to check out our complete guide of Pumpkin Patches in and around Denver!

WHAT TO DO WITH KIDS IN DENVER THIS WEEKEND SEPTEMBER 29 – OCTOBER 1, 2017

FINAL WEEKEND: DISNEY’S FROZEN THE BROADWAY-BOUND MUSICAL
Frozen: The Broadway-Bound Musical | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: ©Andrew Eccles; Photograph courtesy of ©DCPA Press

When: Friday, September 29th, through Sunday, October 1st, 2017

Where: Buell Theatre at Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 1350 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202

Time: Friday 7:30pm; Saturday & Sunday 2pm & 7:30pm

Cost: Starting from $30

Purchase Tickets Online

Ages: Recommended for Children 6 & Up

Disney’s Broadway-bound Musical Frozen, inspired by the hit award-winning film, concludes its Denver run on stage this weekend at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Frozen, features more music, incredible stagecraft, and the epic story you love – now told as a full-length Broadway musical.

OPENING WEEKEND: MAIZE IN THE CITY FARM FESTIVAL
Maize in the City | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Maize in the City

When: Saturday, September 30th & Sunday, October 1st, 2017

Where: 10270 Riverdale Rd, Thornton, CO 80229

Time: 9am – 6pm

Cost: $9 – $12; Pumpkin Field + Kids Attractions: Free

Purchase Tickets Online

Ages: All Ages

Maize in the City is hosting over a month-long fall festival which will include the Crazed Corn Maze, a mini maze, a pumpkin field, pony rides, petting zoo, jumping castles, air slides and sand art, among other attractions for the whole family.

Psst… Check out our featured article for this event!

JAPANESE KITE FESTIVAL
Japanese Kite Festival 2017 | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Japan America Society of Colorado

When: Saturday, September 30th & Sunday, October 1st, 2017

Where: Saturday Workshops – Central Park Recreation Center, 9651 M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Denver, CO 80238 & Sunday Festival – Denver Pavilion at Central Park, 8601 M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Denver, CO 80238

Time: Saturday 9:30am – 3:30pm; Sunday 10am – 3pm

Cost: Workshops $5; Free Admission for Festival

Register for Workshops Online

Ages: All Ages

The 4th Annual Japanese Kite Festival 2017, presented by  Japan America Society of Colorado, is a two-day event that will feature two Japanese kite-making workshops and a Japanese Kite Flying Festival with Colorado Kite Master Scott Skinner and Edo Kite Master Mikio Toki.

Psst… Check out our featured article for this event!

JARED’S GIANT PUMPKIN WEIGH-OFF & FESTIVAL
Jared’s Nursery Gift & Garden Center | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Jared’s Nursery Gift & Garden Center

When: Saturday, September 30th, 2017

Where: Jared’s Nursery Gift & Garden Center, 10500 W Bowles Ave, Littleton, CO 80127

Time: 10am – 4:30pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

The 12th Annual Jared’s Giant Pumpkin Festival and Weigh-Off is the largest pumpkin weigh off in the state of Colorado. The festival will include a 100′ pumpkin drop off, a half ton pumpkin weigh off, live music, beer, food vendors, a straw maze, inflatable games for kids and adults, and over $5,000 of prizes awarded to attendees.

OUT OF THIS WORLD ASTRONOMY
Children's Library - Denver Public Library | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Children’s Library – Denver Public Library

When: September 30th, 2017

Where: Children’s Library – Denver Public Library, 10 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 10am – 4pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Blast off into space for a tour of the Milky Way Galaxy and beyond at the Children’s Library in the Denver Public Library. They will explore planetary movement, constellation myths and phases of the moon.

RIDE THE RAILS SATURDAY
Colorado Railroad Museum | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of © Colorado Railroad Museum

When: September 30th, 2017

Where: Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 W 44th Ave, Golden, CO 80403

Time: 10am – 4pm

Cost: General Admission + Ride Tickets Additional $2 – $4

Ages: All Ages

Colorado Railroad Museum features Ride the Rails Saturday, where you can catch a ride behind one of the Museum’s steam or diesel locomotives in passenger cars from different eras in Colorado railroad history or on one of the unique Rio Grande Southern “Galloping Goose” Motorcars.

THEBIGWONDERFUL OKTOBERGRASS
TheBigWonderful | The Denver Ear

Photo by Dylan Langille © TheBigWonderful All Rights Reserved 2017-10

When: Saturday, September 30th & Sunday, October 1st, 2017

Where: 4400 Fox St, Denver, CO 80216

Time: 11am – 6pm

Cost: $5 – $59; Free for Children 12 & Under

Purchase Tickets Online

Ages: All Ages

TheBigWonderful Oktobergrass will feature two days of bands, a bouncy castle obstacle course, an off-leash dog park, a cornhole tournament on Sunday, and TheBigWonderful’s signature craft and boutique shopping and food trucks, and a mini-golf course set up on-site.

Psst… Check out our featured article for this event!

OPENING WEEKEND: ELITCH GARDENS FRIGHT FEST FAMILY BY DAY
Fright Fest: Family by Day | Elitch Gardens | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Elitch Gardens

When: Saturday, September 30th & October 1st, 2017

Where: Elitch Gardens, 2000 Elitch Cir, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 12pm – 5pm

Cost: $34.99 – $39.99

Purchase Tickets Online

Ages: All Ages

Halloween festivities invade Elitch Gardens throughout the day each weekend for Fright Fest – Family by Day. Little ghosts and goblins can enjoy Free Candy on the Trick or Treat Trail and partake in Halloween themed interactive challenges.

TRUCK STOP: FOOD TRUCK RALLY
 Truck Stop: Food Truck Rally | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of © Truck Stop: Food Truck Rally

When: Saturday, September 30th, 2017

Where: Welton St & 28th St, Denver, CO 80205

Time: 12pm – 6pm

Cost: $5

Two Parts & Mile High Festivals present, Truck Stop: Food Truck Rally. Dozens of food trucks will line Welton Street from Park Avenue to Downing Street for Truck Stop, a rally featuring Colorado’s fleet of amazing food trucks. This rally will explore the ever-evolving world of food truck fare through small-bite offerings, local craft beer and cocktails, and a soundtrack of live soul and funk tunes.

BALISTRERI VINEYARDS HARVEST PARTY
Balistreri Vineyards Harvest Party | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Balistreri Vineyards

When: Sunday, October 1st, 2017

Where: Balistreri Vineyards, 1946 E 66th Ave, Denver, CO 80229

Time: 12pm – 5pm; Children’s Grape Stomping 2pm

Cost: $70

Purchase Tickets Online

Ages: All Ages

Balistreri Vineyards are hosting their Annual Harvest Party which includes a complimentary children’s grape stomping, tasting of Balistreri Wine releases along with a variety of antipasti, artisan cheeses, wood fired pizza, pig roast and desserts all while listening to live music.

GRAND OPENING: BE THE ASTRONAUT
Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

When: Sunday, October 1st, 2017

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

Time: 12pm – 5pm

Cost: General Admission

Ages: All Ages

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum features a new exhibit this month through March 2018, Be The Astronaut. The exhibit, developed with assistance from NASA’s Langley Research Facility, is an interactive pod-based exhibit that thrusts visitors into a world of space discovery.

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