things to do in denver: Parade of Lights - Denver, CO 12/6 & 12/7/13 - 11/26/13 07:34 AM
Parade of Lights - Denver CO - 12/6 & 12/7/13
The City of Denver will provide Denver residents some grand entertainment next Friday and Saturday! The annual 2013 Parade of Lights will be held in downtown Denver with a 2-mile route for families to enjoy the lights and sounds of a Holiday parade.
Friday night the parade will begin at 8 pm, Saturday night the parade will begin at 6 pm. If the weather is chilly, be sure to bundle up the kiddos, pack some hot chocolate and be prepared to enjoy some great entertainment. If you decide
things to do in denver: 40th Annual Mile High United Way Turkey Trot - Denver CO - 11/28/13 - 11/21/13 05:23 AM
40th Annual Mile High United Way Turkey Trot - Denver CO - 11/28/13
Come and join 10,000 other runners in the 40th Annual Turkey Trot at Washington Park in Denver for a 4 mile fun run/walk. This is United Way’s largest fundraiser to assist those in need. Dollars go towards Mile High United Way’s School Readiness, Youth Success and Adult Self Sufficiency initiatives.
Bring your family and friends, and you can register at the event, but be sure to show up early enough to park and register. (They recommend getting there by 8 am) The first
things to do in denver: Holiday Food & Gift Festival - Denver - November 1-3, 2013 - 11/02/13 06:20 AM
Holiday Food & Gift Festival - Denver - November 1-3, 2013
Come One - Come All! The 27th Annual Holiday Food & Gift Festival is in Denver for only THREE DAYS. The Colorado Convention Center is the place to be in downtown Denver this weekend. This the largest festival you will see, with 30,000 attendees in past years completing their Holiday showing at this event! You will have 100,000 square feet to explore!
You will see 500 exhibitors displaying unique one-of-a-kind gifts you won’t find anywhere else. You have choices of art, crafts, jewelry, clothing, wood, music, photography, toys, Christmas
things to do in denver: Pumpkin Harvest Festival - Denver - October 5th & 6th, 2013 - 09/25/13 06:15 AM
Pumpkin Harvest Festival - Denver - October 5th & 6th, 2013
It's Fall, and it's time for PUMPKINS! Come and enjoy the Pumpkin Harvest Festival at 4 Mile Historic Park. Bring the family, friends and neighbors - FREE ENTRY!
Find the perfect pumpkin in the patch Get an "old-timey" photo taken with a costume Enter a pie eating contest Participate in the cake walk Create a Scarecrow Listen & dance to old time music Create historic crafts Horse-drawn rides Take a tour of the Four Mile House Enjoy homemade caramel apples and other desserts.
** Charge for pumpkins
things to do in denver: Octoberfest - Denver - 2013 - 09/19/13 06:52 AM
Octoberfest - Denver CO - September 2013
The 44th Annual Oktoberfest celebration will begin September 27th in Denver's Ballpark Neighborhood and still have another weekend to enjoy the fun! This event usually attracts 350,000 over the 6-day festival, celebrating the German heritage where you will enjoy food and fun for all ages.
WHERE: Between 20th & 22nd on Larimer St.
WHEN: September 27-29, 2013 & October 4-6, 2013
HOURS: Fridays-5pm-2am Saturdays-11am-2am Sundays - 11am to 5pm
German and Rock bands will be the featured throughout the festival and you can check
things to do in denver: Need Sweetening? Visit the Honey Festival - 9/28/13 Denver, CO - 09/12/13 06:41 AM
Need Sweetening? Visit the Honey Festival - 9/28/13 Denver, CO
Want to support local beekeepers? Denver Urban Homesteading is hosting their 2nd annual Honey Festival on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.
FREE --- Noon to 4 pm
Denver Urban Homesteading, 200 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO
Taste some delicious honey, and find out what it takes to be a beekeeper in the Denver area. You can also observe a honeybee colony through a glass window beehive, and find out more about the honey extraction process.
There will not only be honey for purchase,
things to do in denver: Dog Days in Centennial CO - September 14, 2013 - 09/09/13 05:32 AM
Dog Days in Centennial CO - September 14, 2013
Don’t miss the first ever DOG DAYS in Centennial that is planned for this Saturday - 9/14/13. Lots of fun stuff is planned for the family as well as your four-legged friends.
You will enjoy the Cast-A-Ways Show Comedy and Trick Show featuring dogs, birds and a hog performing, as well as Canine Stars featuring stunt dog performances highlighting the sports of freestyle flying disc, high jump, agility and fly-ball racing. There will be a demonstration by the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit and the
things to do in denver: Things to do in Denver - Labor Day Weekend 2013 - 08/27/13 04:48 AM
Things to do in Denver - Labor Day Weekend 2013
The Labor Day weekend is right around the corner and that means the Taste of Colorado will be held at Civic Center Park in downtown Denver. There is a full weekend planned packed with great food, arts and crafts and a variety of music. FREE Entry!
FOOD: You will find Cajun, German, Greek, Caribbean, French, Middle Eastern, South American, Asian, Indian, Mexican and many types of desserts. There are over 50 restaurants featured and offer portions to full meals. You will be able to buy tickets to purchase food.
things to do in denver: Denver Botanical Gardens - Free Day - August 27, 2013 - 08/22/13 06:36 AM
Denver Botanical Gardens - Free Day - August 27, 2013
The Denver Botanical Gardens feature a variety of gardens from all over the world. Many are best grown in Denver due to the high altitude and geography. There are gardens that are planted to show "drought-tolerance" and another focused on European horticulture.
The gardens were first dedicated in 1954 at City Park, but the "night diggers" were controllable in the unfenced area. In 1958 the Botanical Gardens were moved to the current location at 9th & York.
The gardens should be full of
things to do in denver: Things to Do in Denver - Adams County Fair - July 31 through August 4, 2013 - 08/03/13 06:42 AM
Things to Do in Denver - Adams County Fair - July 31 through August 4, 2013
Adams County is celebrating 109 years with the County Fair this week! The fair will offer opportunity for those participating with emphasis on youth and agriculture.
See the Clydesdales and Longhorns, enjoy the car show, mutton bustin’, carnival rides, fireworks on Saturday night, “dog camp” and race, coloring contest, live music, demolition derby, laser tag, wheat box and lots more!
Visit these links for this weekend's events ---
Saturday - August 3rd
Sunday - August 4th
Admission to the
things to do in denver: Dragon Boat Festival - Denver, CO - July 27-28, 2013 - 07/26/13 05:34 AM
Dragon Boat Festival - Denver, CO - July 27-28, 2013
Sloan's Lake is a great location nestled among trees and has the back drop of our Rocky Mountains which is the location of the 13th Annual Dragon Boat Festival.
10am-7pm Sat. July 27
10am-5pm Sun. July 28
Sloan's Lake Park, Denver Performances, Food, Gift Vendors & of course, the excitement of Dragon Boat Races! Bring the family, and enjoy the Pan Asian Pacific American experience!
Parking at INVESCO Field
FREE buses to the festival!
SCHEDULED EVENTS SATURDAY, JULY 27 Festival Hours – 10 am-7 pm Dragon Boat
things to do in denver: It's All About the Minis - Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls & Toys - 07/02/13 07:15 AM
It's All About the Minis - Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls & Toys
The Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls & Toys is having a guided tour through this museum of miniatures and you will hear the history of its collections and of how the Pearce McAllister Cottage came to be what it is today.
Some of the unique items on display will be cathedrals and castles completely constructed of matchsticks, and every three months they have new exhibits. Some permanent exhibits you will find include Japanese dolls, miniature houses, miniature trains, planes and cars, giant teddy bears,
things to do in denver: 2013 Firework Displays - Denver Metro Area - 06/20/13 04:52 AM
2013 Firework Displays - Denver Metro Area
Fourth of July firework displays are scheduled in many locations across the Metro area, so pick one close to you. Some of these events have music, vendor booths, and food available prior to the firework displays.
Elitch Gardens - come play for the day on the rides, and at dusk watch the firework display on 7/4/13.
Coors Field after the Rockies game at dusk on 7/4/13.
Mile High Stadium - after the Outlaws game at dusk on 7/4/13.
Dick's Sporting Goods Park - after
things to do in denver: Time for the Greek Festival in Denver - June 14 - 16, 2013 - 06/06/13 05:59 AM
Time for the Greek Festival in Denver - June 14 - 16, 2013
The Denver Greek Festival is the first outdoor festival of the season and will be held next weekend - Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy the traditional music and wonderful Greek food.
~ Hellenic Dance Academy of Denver
~ Idomeneas Cretan Dancers
- Etho Ellas will perform Greek music
~ Assumption Cathedral Choir will perform
~ Green delicacies
The Assumption of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox
things to do in denver: Colorado Urban Winefest - June 2 - 8, 2013 - 06/03/13 06:42 AM
Colorado Urban Winefest - June 2 - 8, 2013
It is time for the 3rd annual Colorado Urban Winefest in Denver this week celebrating wine and food from top Denver restaurants. This is the sister event of the Wine Fest held in September in Palisade every year. Come and be able to enjoy the flavors of over 40 different Colorado wines.
There will be enjoy tastings from different wineries across Colorado, live cooking demonstrations, live entertainment and participants will have the opportunity to purchase wine direct from the winemakers.
When: Wine tastings during
things to do in denver: Denver Chalk Art Festival - June 1 & 2, 2013 - 05/29/13 10:14 AM
Denver Chalk Art Festival - June 1 & 2, 2013
The 11th annual Denver Chalk Art Festival will be held in Larimer Square to promote arts awareness and education in Denver. For two days the street will be closed in order to transform Larimer Square into a Museum of Chalk Art. You will see artists turning pavement into a canvas of art with vivid pastel chalk.
WHEN: June 1st & 2nd, 2013
Saturday - 10 am to 10 pm
Sunday - 10 am to 7 pm
Awards with be done at 6
things to do in denver: Muddy Mama 5K - Parker CO - May 25, 2013 - 05/24/13 04:38 AM
Muddy Mama 5K - Parker CO - May 25, 2013
Muddy Mama Race is a race of a different kind! Those participating are getting dirty ….. so little girls can get a clean start.
The race registration is no longer accepting registrations, but this will be an event you will want to watch on Saturday of the Holiday weekend! This race for women only and observers will be watching them climb, swing and crawl their way through TEN muddy obstacles and all while laughing until it hurts. We have always wanted to play in the mud
things to do in denver: Movies Under the Stars in Denver - 05/23/13 06:46 AM
Movies Under the Stars in Denver
Outdoor movies are gaining popularity and nothing better than sitting outdoors under the summer stars to watch a movie with the entire family! Here are a couple venues with outdoor films scheduled for the summer. Bring a picnic dinner and popcorn!
Red Rocks Amphitheater offers Film On The Rocks with an opening comedian or band with audience participation contests. Advance tickets are $12, and $13 day of show. There are two other options for attendance to include dinner, party bus and drinks. More information on their web site.
things to do in denver: Shred-A-Thon in Denver - Saturday 5/18/13 - 7 am to noon - 05/16/13 06:03 AM
Shred-A-Thon in Denver - Saturday 5/18/13 - 7 am to noon
Identity theft is on the rise, and the annual Shred-a-Thon has been scheduled again this year and will be held in five locations in the Metro Denver area. 9 NEWS and Shred-It have once again teamed up to help Metro Denver's residents.
WHEN: Saturday - May 18th, 2013 7 am to noon
500 Speer Blvd.
Denver (6 am to noon)
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
200 Jefferson County Pkwy
Westminster Police Department
9110 Yates St.
Arapahoe County Sheriff’s
things to do in denver: Colorado Chocolate Festival - May 10th & 11th, 2013 - 05/05/13 06:01 AM
Colorado Chocolate Festival - May 10th & 11th, 2013
Celebrate Mother’s Day weekend by joining other chocoholics strolling through 30,000 square feet of 80 vendors with every type of chocolate you can find! What more could Mom ask for on her special day?
The Chocolate Festival will provide -
~ dark to sweet & milky, gooey to waxy smooth chocolates
~ chocolate with wine, chocolate with nuts
~ chocolate infused with tea, slathered on cakes
~ chocolate baked into brownies and melted truffles
Other festivities you will find -