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15 Earth Day and Other Events in Denver

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There are plenty of Earth Day events geared to families in Denver this weekend. Don’t miss our round-up, as well as other fun activities. Go to our event calendar for additional details.

The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes at Paramount Theatre
Apr 20, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
See the actor whose memoir “As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride” became a New York Times Bestseller. The event includes Q &A, Behind the Scenes Stories, and a screening of the legendary film. See website for times.

Just Between Friends of Denver at the National Western Complex 
Apr 21 – 23 
Denver’s largest consignment sale. 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.

Earth Day Denver
Apr 21, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Earth Day Denver 2017 will take place in Skyline Park on Friday, April 21st from 10am – 2pm. This year’s event will highlight sustainability-related resources available to Denver residents with a focus on renewable energy.

$5 Day at the Butterfly Pavilion 
Apr 22, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Experience Butterfly Pavilion and all of our small wonders for only $5! Journey through our new and improved Crawl-a-See-Em, hold Rosie, touch a starfish and make your way through our Tropical Rainforest with 1,600 fluttering butterflies. $5 for each guest 2 and older; Free for members and children 1 and under.

Celebrate Earth Day and Barr Lake’s 40th Anniversary 
Apr 22, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Come celebrate Earth Day AND the 40th Anniversary of Barr Lake State Park with many fun activities including a bird walk, Eagle Express rides to the Gazebo and Great Blue Heron rookery, face painter & kids’ crafts and the dedication and sealing of BLSP Time Capsule (see you in 25 years!)

Free Days at National Parks 
Apr 22 – 23 
National Park Week Weekend. During the fee free days, all National Park Service sites will waive their entrance fees for all visitors.

Inside the Orchestra’s Tiny Tots Performances at Buck Recreation Center
Apr 22, 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Tiny Tots gets children truly inside the orchestra by seating the audience on the floor and surrounding them with a 30+ piece orchestra. Designed for children six and under, this 45-minute program gives young ones the chance to interact with the conductor and the musicians and learn about the instruments in the process. 

Earth Day at the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus 
Apr 22, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Celebrate Earth Day with us with activities throughout their exhibits that focus on our amazing planet.

Family Fun Day: Party for the Planet at Cu South Denver 
Apr 22, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
This Earth Day, join the party as we celebrate our special planet and the amazing plants, animals and ecosystems that are warming and waking up this spring. Be prepared to get a little dirty as we plant seeds, make art with recycled materials, play music, dissect plants under microscopes, look for birds and bunnies and make discoveries about the diversity of life on Earth. Investigate seasons from a planetary perspective with Fiske Planetarium inside the StarLab.

Wild Earth Day at the Wild Animal Sanctuary
Apr 22, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join us for an event that is designed to not only help “Mother Earth”, but also the animals and humans that inhabit this wonderful planet! A general celebration with arts, crafts, vendors, and special food will add lots of fun to the mix, so plan to celebrate your “Wild Earth Day” with us and more than 450 of the wildest friends you could ever have!

Flight of Fancy at The Hive 
Apr 22, 11:00 am
Award-winning Public Works Theatre Company premieres its latest work, Flight of Fancy! Using masks and puppets to create a magical, cartoon-like world inside of a biodome, Flight of Fancy spins a tale of wonder when a puffin and a girl become unlikely friends and break loose into a night of adventure.

Congress Park Earth Day Festival at the Capitol Heights Faith Communities
Apr 22, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join us for a family-friendly afternoon of music, food, art and fun! Celebrate Mother Earth by learning how to become more sustainable through interactive games and activities. The event is free and open to the public.

Spring with the Children’s Chorale at the Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex 
Apr 22, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Come play with us, this spring, as we laugh, dance and sing our way through life. This concert is filled to the brim with everything from childhood favorites to uplifting music performed by 400 of your favorite children, there is no doubt that this concert will be Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Most appropriate for children ages 4 and up.

Amsoil Arenacross Series at the Denver Coliseum 
Apr 22 – 23 
AMSOIL Arenacross is the most intense motorsport on the planet. A full contact sport, where the meek inherit the dirt. Sixteen gallons of riders are jammed into six gallons of track, resulting in a white knuckle chase to the checkered flag where almost anything goes and everything will happen. 

Cherry Creek Sneak at the Cherry Creek Shopping Center 
Apr 23, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Don’t miss the best arty party in Colorado with loads of free activities including  free beer in the Leinenkugel Beer Garden for participants age 21 and over, Children Diaper Dash (10 am in the Kids’ Fun Zone, Costume Contest (10:30 am in the Leinenkugel Beer Garden) and samples. 

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