things to do in denver: Denver Botanical Gardens - Free Day - August 4, 2014
- 08/04/14 07:51 AM
Denver Botanical Gardens - Free Day - August 4, 2014
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
things to do in denver: Denver County Fair - August 1-3, 2014
- 08/02/14 06:04 AM
Denver County Fair - August 1-3, 2014
Don't miss the annual Denver County Fair that has had a new and improved theme since 2011! Denver is not the cow town some people think, we are a thriving Metropolis. Bring the family and friends and enjoy the activities planned.
Where: National Western Complex
4655 Humboldt, Denver, CO 80216
When: August 1 through 3, 2014
Saturday 10 am to 8 pm
Sunday 20 am to 6 pm
Cost: $5 Kids & $10 for Adults - entry fee (Kids under 4 are FREE)
things to do in denver: Denver Summer Restaurant Week - August 23 - 29th, 2014
- 07/24/14 06:18 AM
Denver Summer Restaurant Week - August 23 - 29th, 2014
This will be the first ever SUMMER restaurant week!
Denver Restaurant Week will take place end of August where patrons will enjoy a multi-course dinner for two for $60 or $30 per person not including tip or tax!
Menus were just released by most restaurants early this week, and reservations need to be made quickly. Servers work their hardest during these two weeks and patrons should be generous with tipping!
Some restaurants have reduced
things to do in denver: Dragon Boat Festival - Denver, CO - July 19-20, 2014
- 07/20/14 06:45 AM
Dragon Boat Festival - Denver, CO - July 19-20, 2014
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 14th Annual Dragon Boat Festival.
10am-7pm Sat. July 19
10am-5pm Sun. July 20
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 Chris Jose of KDVR and Jacki Jing of KWGN will
things to do in denver: Movies Under the Stars in Denver - 2014
- 07/07/14 10:17 AM
Movies Under the Stars in Denver - 2014
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 $12.25. You can get tickets at King Soopers. There are two other options for attendance to include dinner, party bus and drinks. More information on their
things to do in denver: Cherry Creek Arts Festival - Denver CO - July 4-6, 2014
- 07/03/14 05:26 AM
Cherry Creek Arts Festival - Denver CO - July 4-6, 2014
The Cherry Creek Arts Festival is a time for the public to enjoy the award winning art, the culinary experience and many musical and dance performances.
Over these three days, there are 350,000 visitors expected and this year is no exception. This is a great time to find that special "one of a kind" piece of art you have always wanted!
The exhibits will be from 2nd to 3rd and from Columbine through Steele, so expect some street closures.
Dates & Times: July 4th - 10 am to 8
things to do in denver: Furry Scurry - Denver, CO - May 3, 2014
- 04/11/14 05:22 AM
21st Annual Furry Scurry - Denver, CO - May 3, 2014
The Annual Furry Scurry will be held at Wash Park in Denver May 3rd, 2014. All monies raised (100%) will go for the care of over 25,000 pets that are brought to shelters to care for homeless pets. It costs $20,330 per day to care for these homeless pets. This will be a 2 mile walk around Wash Park, with refreshments before, during and after walk. This is Dumb Friends League's largest annual fundraiser and expect more than 12,000 people and 5,000 dogs to join in this fundraiser.
things to do in denver: Denver Auto Show 2014 - 4/9-4/13/14
- 03/18/14 06:35 AM
Denver Auto Show 2014 - 4/9-4/13/14
There is a serious NEW CAR smell at the Denver Convention Center coming soon! Have you been thinking about a brand new car? Are you curious to know what the new models are offering for 2014? Now is the time to enjoy wandering through hundreds of shiny new cars at the Denver Car Show! There are import vehicles as well as domestic 2014 models, but also a sneak peek into the 2015 ideas.
You will find the latest examples of fuel efficiency, and others that are tricked out for those loving
things to do in denver: Runnin' of the Green - Denver's Classic Irish Jog - Sunday 3/16/14
- 02/22/14 06:28 AM
Runnin' of the Green - Denver's Classic Irish Jog - Sunday 3/16/14
The 25th annual Runnin' of the Green - the Lucky 7K will be held this Sunday, March 16th.
Start: 17th & Wazee (in front of Union Station)
Registration begins at 7 am, race begins at 10:15 am
Entry Fee: $39.00 (until end of February 3/1-3/15 $44.00
Day of Registration $47.00
RACE DAY - 3/16/14
7:30 - 9:30 a.m. - Race Day Registration (Registration packet pickup will close for all events at 9:30
things to do in denver: Colorado Garden & Home Show - Denver - 2/15-2/23/14
- 02/04/14 07:00 AM
Colorado Garden & Home Show - Denver - 2/15-2/23/14
Time for the Colorado Garden & Home Show where you can find inspiration from the latest ideas and trends in landscaping, home improvement and gardening. You will find an entire acre of landscaping (14 full gardens) and can take in the multitude of fragrances.
~ 1400 Booths over 400,000 square feet
~ 50 FREE Educational seminars
~ $116,000 worth of flowers, trees & shrubs
~ 15,000 flowers, 200 trees & 500 shrubs
~ 400 tons of boulders and rocks & 2000 cubic yards of recycled mulch
~ 60,000 expected to
things to do in denver: Things to Do in Denver - The Denver Center for the Performing Arts
- 01/25/14 06:41 AM
Things to Do in Denver - The Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Denver has an Arts Complex in the heart of downtown known as the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. In this 4 block, 12-acre sight, you will find 6 facilities for Broadway theatre shows, music & dance.
The construction began on this complex in December 1974 and Boettcher was the first to open in March of 1978. Interestingly, it was modeled after the Berlin Philharmonie in Germany. The Temple Buell opened its doors for the first time in 1991. Today we enjoy all six venues
things to do in denver: National Western Stock Show - Denver, CO Jan 11 - January 26, 2014
- 01/09/14 07:00 AM
National Western Stock Show - Denver, CO 1/11-1/26/14
The National Western Stock Show will be in town and is celebrating their 108th Birthday in Denver! Come to the Stock Show Parade downtown to kick off the season on 1/9 at noon. There will be longhorn horses, cows, mini cowboys/cowgirls and lots of cowboy hats! The Parade will begin at Union Station, travel up 17th Street to Tremont. Time to don your cowboy boots and hat! This time of year, everyone can be a COWBOY (or cowgirl)!
There is an abundance of events to choose
things to do in denver: Zoo Lights at the Denver Zoo - 2013
- 12/16/13 06:11 AM
Zoo Lights at the Denver Zoo - 2013
The Denver Zoo has a special event that will definitely boost your Holiday spirit! The whole family will enjoy 38 acres of brilliantly illuminated lights and 150 animated animal sculptures. The whole month will feature the Festival of Lanterns taking place in the Toyota Elephant Passage.
While at Denver Zoo Lights - text Dzoo to 56512 to hear Scheduled Events, up close animal encounters & special offers.
Dates: December 6 - January 5, 2014 Open nightly from 6 pm to 9 pm
General (Non-Members) Admission Fees
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