16 fun things to do in Denver this week
posted by: Amber Johnson
There are so many fun events this week including Denver Days, Marvel Universe Live! free days at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver Art Museum, Mile High Flea Market and more. See our event calendar for full listings.
Aug 6 – 13
Five years ago the Mayor turned that vision into reality by creating Denver Days, a program during the first week of August that encourages neighbors to get to know their neighbors by hosting block parties, picnics, and service projects with the focus on small, organic gatherings.
Just Between Friends of Loveland Sale at the Outlets at Loveland
August 3 –7
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.
Play and Learn at Lakewood Link Recreation Center
Searching for ways to utilize your spare time while making a positive impact upon a child’s life? Become a Foster Parent! Savio House has children and teens waiting for loving homes like yours. We provide ample training, support, and up to $2,100 stipend. Join us at Foster Parent Information Event to discover more.
Free Fridays at the Mile High Flea Market
Aug 4, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Come and enjoy the flea market on a Friday for free. You get free admission into the market and rides on August 4th.
Colorado Scottish Festival
Aug 4 – 6
Experience the Thrill of Scotland at the Colorado Scottish Festival. Please join us for the Annual Colorado Scottish Festival coming to Snowmass Village.
16th Annual Breckenridge Main Street Art Festival
Aug 4 – 6
The 16th Annual Breckenridge Main Street Art Festival is now ranked at #65 in Sunshine Artist’s top 200 fine art festivals in 2016!!! Now moved to beautiful Main Street Station in South Breckenridge on the first weekend in August. This established show will feature over 80 artists from around the country.
Fantastic Friday Family Theatre
Aug 4, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
These short shows (30-40 min) are the perfect way to introduce young audiences and families to theater! All shows are written by the cast and are adaptations of classic stories, fables, myths, and fairy tales.
Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes at the Pepsi Center
Aug 4 – 9
Marvel fans, assemble for this live, action-packed, legendary battle to defend the universe from evil. Spider-Man, the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy join forces with Doctor Strange, master of the mystic arts, in a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before it falls into Loki’s hands.
Run for the Ring 5K & Kids Fun Run at the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes
The 3rd Annual Run For The Ring 5K and Kids Fun Run is an event for everyone, whether you’re a competitive runner or want to enjoy a walk/jog around the beautiful Anschutz Medical Campus. Kids will also love their own track with splash zones, bounce houses, games, and more.
Colorado Music Festival Finale – Violinist Gil Shaham at Chautauqua Auditorium
Aug 4, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The 2017 CMF Season comes to a close with the extraordinary Gil Shaham, one of the foremost violinists of our time. His flawless technique and his inimitable warmth and generosity of spirit have solidified his renown as an American Master.
Free First Saturday at the Denver Art Museum
Aug 5, 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).
Denver Urban Spectrum’s Family Reunion Festival at Great Lawn Park in Lowry
Aug 5, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
This festival will provide a new and exciting opportunity for the whole family to enjoy themselves in a family friendly atmosphere. There will be a stage full of live entertainment for every member of the family, as well, as delicious food provided by a host of vendors from throughout the Denver area.
Wild West Kids at Four Mile Historic Park
Aug 5, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Saddle up for this unique pioneer experience. Kids and families will explore critters and the outdoors, compete in traditional races and contests, hear tales of early Colorado life, try their hand at pioneer games, and participate in living history demonstrations. Pack a picnic and come in your favorite pioneer outfit.
Free Day at Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Aug 6, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Scientific & Cultural Facilities District is a voter-approved special district in the seven-county metro area that provides a stable source of supplemental funding to more than 300 scientific and cultural organizations inside the district’s boundaries.
Free Day at the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys
Aug 6, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys (DMMDT) was founded in 1981 through the support of a grass-roots community coalition of miniature doll artists, business owners and civic leaders.
Crafting Your Compass: A Balanced Mama Mini-Workshop
Aug 3, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mindful mamas are invited for an evening with other women just like you. “Crafting Your Compass” is an intimate and friendly experience for you to explore your challenges and solutions while meeting other moms and having some grownup drinks.