10 fun things to do in Denver this weekend
posted by: Amber Johnson
There are plenty of fun family events in Denver this weekend including the Carnation Festival, Western Welcome Week, Bohemian Nights and a diaper drive. See our event calendar for full listings.
Just Between Friends of Loveland Consignment Sale at The Outlets at Loveland
Aug 4– 9
Twice a year, Mile High Mamas does a round-up detailing Colorado’s popular children’s consignment sales. Thousands of shoppers find bargains on kids’ clothing for newborn-preteen, toys, strollers, furniture, baby equipment, books, shoes, maternity items and more…all at 50-90% below retail.
Western Welcome Week in Littleton
Aug 12 – 21
Western Welcome Week is an annual festival celebrating community in the greater Littleton area. Western Welcome Week started in the late 1920s, and has been held every year since. Today the festival has over 40 events benefiting dozens of local civic and charitable organizations.
Bohemian Nights at Newwestfest Kids’ Music Adventure in Downtown Fort Collins
Aug 12 – 14
Hours vary by date. Enjoy a festival that includes free music from all over the state including The Fray and DeVotchKa plus activities including a petting zoo and carnival for kids. There will also be a Kids’ Music Adventure area where kids can listen to music, make their instruments and attend music workshops.
Carnation Festival at Anderson Park
Aug 12 – 14
The Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival will feature Fireworks, Specialty Food Events, Automezzi, Fine Art Show, Student Art Auction, Music, Beer Garden and a Parade. The Zoppe’s bring their enchanting exhibition of old world European circus to Wheat Ridge as the festival’s main attraction.
Free Day at Four Mile Historic Park
Aug 12, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Denver Sloan’s Lake Art and Music Festival
Aug 13 – 14
Juried national artists display and sell art in 12 categories, including painting, jewelry, mixed media, photography, wearable art, and more. Sloan’s Lake Park is located in the heart of Denver near trendy residential districts Lower Downtown (LoDo), Highlands (LoHi and HiLo), River North (RiNo) and Edgewater.
Edwina The Great and Her Amazing Traveling Flea Circus at Chautauqua Community House
Aug 13, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Watch Public Works Theatre Company revives the historic sideshow art form, with “Edwina The Great and Her Amazing Traveling Flea Circus.” Reservations required.
Mothers of Multiples Society Sale at Douglas County Events Center
Aug 13 , 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Twice a year, Mile High Mamas does a round-up detailing Colorado’s popular children’s consignment sales. Thousands of shoppers find bargains on kids’ clothing for newborn-preteen, toys, strollers, furniture, baby equipment, books, shoes, maternity items and more…all at 50-90% below retai
Woofstock – Burger and “Dogs” BBQ at Mount Vernon Country Club
Aug 13, 11:00 am
Mount Vernon Country Club is celebrating the dog days of summer by partnering with the Evergreen Animal Protective League to offer a Saturday BBQ and animal adoption event on Aug. 13 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Admission is free and all proceeds will benefit the Evergreen Animal Protective League. The event will feature music by 60’s cover band “The Modnicks” and fun activities for all ages.
Diaper Drive and Back to School Open House, Great Play Cherry Creek
Aug 15 – Aug 20
Diapers are a basic need for children in the United States, as essential to their health and well-being as food, shelter and a parent’s love. Yet many families struggle to afford diapers, and few resources exist to help them. Diapers cost $18 per week, or $936 per year, on average per child; Babies need 6-10 diapers a day! A lack of diapers has many detrimental outcomes for children and families’ health, economic, emotional well-being and educational opportunities. Also, on Aug. 18, Great Play will be running special free trial classes on Wednesday 8/17 and Thursday 8/18 to kick off their Fall Programs – reserve a spot to join the fun and save.
Be sure to add your community events to our calendar.