19 things to do in Denver this week
posted by: Amber Johnson
Spring Break in Denver is alive and well. We have 19 events this week that include the Tulip Fairy & Elf Festival, free days, a kite festival and much more. See our event calendar for additional details.
Spring Break at the Denver Art Museum
Mar 24 – Apr 2
Spring into family fun at the Denver Art Museum during Spring Break! The Costume Studio, in-gallery Create-n-Takes and the Family Activity Cart are open every day of Spring Break, and special performances of the family play Art Emergency 2.
Boulder Arts Week
Mar 31 – Apr 8
Boulder Arts Week is Boulder’s only large-scale, inclusive celebration of our community’s vibrant arts and cultural offerings. This citywide event highlights Boulder’s distinguished arts and cultural programming and includes art walks, First Friday, exhibitions, performances, dance, music, theatre, artist demonstrations, lectures, readings, workshops, and symposia.
The Vintage Whites Market at the National Western Complex
Mar 31 – Apr 1
Do you LOVE vintage? Come to this event to shop over 100+ vendors from in and out of Colorado — all in ONE place! Architectural salvage, shabby chic, vintage industrial…you name it. There will also be LIVE music, food, coffee, artisan workshops, a fashion show and MORE. Kids 12 and under are free.
Family Tour at the Clyfford Still Museum
Mar 31, 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Enjoy an art adventure designed for the whole family! Family Tours are full of games, art making and close looking in the galleries. Their professional team of gallery teachers leads these tours designed for the young (ages 5 to 10) and young at heart. Each child must be accompanied by at least one adult. Maximum two adults per child.
Boulder Bach Festival Performance at the Wow! Children’s Museum
Mar 31, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Enjoy a fun and interactive classical music performance by the musicians of the Boulder Bach Festival! Boulder Bach Festival celebrates the music of Johann Sebastian Bach by providing high quality performances and educational opportunities.
The Little Mermaid at the June Swaner Gates Concert Hall at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 31 – Apr 2
Colorado Ballet will close out its 2016-2017 season with the children’s classic The Little Mermaid, with choreography by Tony Award nominated choreographer Lynne Taylor-Corbett and original music by composer Michael Moric.
Free Day at the Denver Art Museum
Apr 1, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
General admission is free on the first Saturday of the month thanks to Your 6 Hometown Toyota Stores and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).
Easter Limited Edition Event at Bloom Portraits
Apr 1, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
This event will feature LIVE BABY CHICKS that your little ones will be pictured with. What’s Included: *15 minute photoshoot with same day online ordering *Designed Easter Themed sets in the studio *Treats and goodies to enjoy after your shoot *Up to 50% off regular-priced prints, digitals and art products.
Kite Festival at Barr Lake State Park
Apr 1, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Get a FREE kite sponsored by the Friends of Barr Lake. Check out other kites and meet experts from other kite clubs. Please RSVP 303-659-6005.
Play Minecraft in a movie theatre at Century 16 Boulder
Apr 1, 10:30 am – 12:15 pm
Welcome to Week 1 of Super League’s Minecraft City Champs! Come prepared to build and battle in order to determine your ranking. Top players from the qualifiers will advance to represent their city team in the playoffs to determine the national champions of this season.
Elemental: A Family Concert
Apr 1, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
A one hour celebration of Earth, Air, Fire, and Water for the whole family, with dragons, story-telling, and selections from their It’s Elemental! concert with choral music spanning seven centuries.
Justin Roberts Lemonade Concert at Swallow Hill at Swallow Hill
Apr 1, 11:00 am
Twice GRAMMY Nominated, Justin Roberts is truly one of the “all-stars” of the indie family music scene. USA Today calls him “hands down the best songwriter in the genre,” and his prolific output is celebrated with a new Best Of Justin Roberts album and a brand new disc of original tunes titled, Lemonade. Paste Magazine called Lemonade “an absolute gem.” With numerous national awards and recognition and a devoted fan base, Justin dishes out unexpectedly intelligent and whimsically rocking music for kids and their parents.
Spring Tea at Byers-Evans House Museum
Apr 1, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Join a knowledgeable guide for an hour-long tour of the historic Byers-Evans House, then enjoy a three-course tea with fresh fruit, scones, tea sandwiches and desserts. All food is prepared off-site by a caterer. Limited food restrictions can be accommodated and special requests must be made at the time reservations are made.
Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music in Denver at Bellco Theater
Apr 1 – 2
When the new music teacher’s instruments go missing, Elmo, Abby, Big Bird and more come to the rescue and discover instruments they didn’t know existed. Children learn everyone can play and make beautiful music together.
Music Train Family Concert Series
Apr 1, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
All age family friendly concerts! Join your friends, families and neighbors for an afternoon of great music, BBQ, wine, beer, juice boxes and fun.
Free Day at Denver Botanic Gardens York Street
Apr 2, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Free Days occur throughout the year at both York Street and Chatfield Farms, thanks to funding from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). No tickets are needed for admission to Free Days. Free Days are for regular Gardens hours only and do not include ticketed events.
2017 Macaroni Kid Douglas County Summer Camp & Activities Fair at CU South Denver
Apr 2, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The 2017 Macaroni Kid Douglas County Summer Camp & Activities Fair is a one-stop community-focused event for families in and around Douglas County. Meet representatives from 40+ summer camps and activities from the Douglas County area plus enjoy special offers, door prizes, access to The Wildlife Experience exhibits and galleries, and LOTS of great giveaways!
Eagle Express, Barr Lake State Park
Apr 2, 10:00 am
Make a date to come to Barr Lake for bald eagle viewing! If all goes well, eaglets hatch in late March. As of 2016, Barr Lake bald eagles have fledged 54 young.
A Symphonic Beauty and the Beast at Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex
Apr 2, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tale as old as time, this fairytale concert brings your family together for an afternoon of magical music that inspires this all-time favorite children’s classics. Featuring music from Beauty and the Beast and other wondrous legends that inspire your inner child, this is a must-not-miss program for your little prince, princess, or beast. Costumes encouraged and be sure to arrive early for family fun.
Tulip Fairy & Elf Festival at Pearl Street Mall
Apr 2, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Spring officially arrives in Downtown Boulder when the vibrant Tulip Fairy, along with pint-sized fairies and elves, parade around the Pearl Street Mall ‘welcoming the tulips’. This beloved springtime tradition features performances and activities for girls and boys and celebrates the more than 15,000 tulips that adorn the world renowned Pearl Street Mall throughout the spring season.