18 family events in Denver this week
posted by: Amber Johnson
Fun events in Denver this week include Buffalo Bill Birthday Celebration, Denver Restaurant Week, THe Rocky Mountain Horse Expo and more. See our event calendar for full listings and be sure to check-out Spring Break in Denver: Over 50 activities listed.
Denver Restaurant Week at Denver Metro
Feb 21 – 29
The 16th annual Denver Restaurant Week takes place Feb. 21 – March 1, 2020. Hundreds of Denver’s top restaurants will offer multi-course dinners for three tasty prices: $25, $35 or $45.
Colorado Garden & Home Show at Colorado Convention Center
Feb 22 – March 1
Discover the Rocky Mountain region’s oldest, largest and most prestigious garden and home show – a nine-day spectacular event – where you can find inspiration from the latest ideas and trends in landscaping, gardening and home improvement. Enjoy the multitude of fragrances as you stroll through more than an acre of professionally landscaped gardens – 11 in all. Talk to representatives from more than 650 companies from 25 states and Canada. Visit with the region’s gardening gurus and home improvement experts about the best ways to move your home and garden projects forward.
Rocky Mountain Horse Expo at National Western Complex
Feb 28 – March 1
For 27 years, the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo has entertained and educated horse lovers of all breeds and disciplines. The 2019 Rocky Mountain Horse Expo takes place from February 28-29 and March 1, 2020.
LEGO Building Workshop at History Colorado Center
Feb 29, 9:00 – 10:00 am
LEGO City Police Patrol Car Kit. Build (and keep!) your own Colorado-style LEGO set, then take a special guided museum tour based on your creation. For this workshop visitors will build the LEGO City Police Patrol Car Kit, and have a special guided tour of our Denver A to Z exhibit.
8th Annual 285 Winterfest at Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce
Feb 29, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
The 2020 285 Winterfest is presented by The Thompson Group and kicks off at 9:30 am on the Meyer Ranch Sledding Hill for the Mount Lugo Luge Snow Tubing Competition. Teams of four compete by tubing down the hill both individually and as a team with awards for the fastest and best aerial dismount
Insider the Orchestra’s Tiny Tots Concerts at The Falls Event Center
Feb 29, 9:30 am – 12:45 pm
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 music and learn about the instruments in the process.
Harlem Globetrotters at Pepsi Center
Feb 29, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Harlem Globetrotters live at Pepsi Center!
Paw Patrol Live: Race to the Rescue at Bellco Theatre
Feb 29 – March 1
It’s the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race between Adventure Bay’s Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger, but Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found. PAW Patrol Race to the Rescue! Ryder summons Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Rocky, Zuma and Everest to rescue Mayor Goodway and to run the race in her place.
Colorado Mammoth vs. Philadelphia Wings at Pepsi Center
Feb 29, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
The Mammoth are proud to be part of Kroenke Sports and Entertainment’s annual Military Appreciation series, which will honor all those who serve, who have served, or are committing to enlist in the military. Every branch of the armed forces will be represented as the team celebrates those who have served in the past and those who are nobly swearing-in to help protect our freedoms.
Harlem Globetrotters at 1STBANK Center
Feb 29, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Original Harlem Globetrotters are preparing for their action-packed World Tour! A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to witness the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages. New this season, the Globetrotters will debut basketball’s first 4-point line. The 4-point line will be located 30 feet from the basket – 6 feet, 3 inches beyond the top of the NBA’s current 3-point line. You won’t want your family to miss it – buy your tickets today!
Buffalo Bill Birthday Celebration at Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave
March 1, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Celebrate the birthday of one of America’s greatest legends, William “Buffalo Bill” Cody. In the grand tradition of parties, the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave will host the annual Buffalo Bill Birthday Bash on Sunday, March 1 with special activities from noon to 4 p.m. Sing Happy Birthday, eat cake, make crafts and maybe even learn a thing or two on this very festive FREE day.
Noon: Sing Happy Birthday and enjoy free cake and ice cream (while supplies last) at the Pahaska Tepee Gift Shop and Cafe.
Denver Nuggets vs. Toronto Raptors at Pepsi Center
March 1, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Toronto Raptors vs Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center. Family Night w/ Purchase of Promotional Offer
Hansel and Gretel at the Miners Alley Playhouse
Feb. 1 – 29
Oooey gooey gumdrops! Join us for a modern spin on this deliciously classic tale: two siblings wind up lost in the woods, leading to unexpected adventures, mysterious creatures, and a witch’s candy house. Children of all ages will appreciate this lively story about gratitude, love, art, the power of family…. and, of course, CANDY! minersalley.com
The Science Behind Pixar at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Oct. 11 – April 5, 2020
Enjoy a unique look into the Pixar process, and explore the science and technology behind some of the most beloved animated films and their characters with The Science Behind Pixar. This interactive exhibition showcases the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts used by the artists and computer scientists who help bring Pixar’s award-winning films to the big screen. dmns.org
Oct. 26 – March 8, 2020
Come on in, jump on board, and have some fun in VR Arcade. The pop-up experience uses virtual reality technology that lets you explore wherever your curiosity leads. VR Arcade features a four-person Virtual Reality Transporter ride, an individual Birdly flight, and six bays for individual VR opportunities.
The Velveteen Rabbit at the Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities
Jan. 30 – May 20, 2020
When a rocking horse tells an old-fashioned velveteen rabbit that toys become real when they are truly loved, the stuffed animal jumps at the opportunity to be the favorite playmate of a young boy. But when the boy gets sick, their friendship is tested and both learn a lesson in loyalty and what being “real” truly means. This musical adaptation of Margery Williams’ 1922 classic The Velveteen Rabbit presents an updated version of one of the most celebrated children’s tales of our time. Filled with longing and the companionship that fulfills it, the story presents an appreciation for a childhood that is sincere and filled with fun and magic. This timeless tale shows the transformative power of love, and will touch anyone who has ever had a beloved childhood toy.
Night Lights Denver at Daniels & Fisher Tower
Now through Dec. 21, 2020
The Denver Theatre District’s ongoing, year-round projection mapping installation will be projected on the Arapahoe Street side of the Daniels & Fisher Tower every Thursday through Saturday evening. Night Lights Denver will include rotating content, designed by artists and the community, featuring a wide range of art. nightlightsdenver.com