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25 family events in Denver this week

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Awesome events this week include Runnin’ of the Green, Frozen Worlds Spring Break, Carnival of the Animals and more. See our event calendar for full listings and due to Coronavirus precautions, always check with the organization to confirm the event is still happening. 

Also, don’t miss our Guide to Denver Easter Egg Hunts 2020

Just Between Friends of Arvada Sale at Flatiron Marketplace 
March 12 –16
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.

Free Day at Colorado Railroad Museum 
March 12, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
To celebrate our partnership with the SCFD (Scientific and Cultural Facilities District) the Museum is proud to offer free general admission to all visitors select Thursdays throughout the year.

Frozen Worlds Spring Break at YMCA of the Rockies Estes Park 
March 13 – April 2 
Spring Break vacations, YMCA of the Rockies will also offer specially-themed “Frozen Worlds” weekends from March 13 – April 2 with activities such as:  Snow fort building, Snowflake crafts and educational polar bear & deer talks.

Free Day at Four Mile Historic Park 
March 13, 12:00 – 4:00 pm
Diverse organizations from across the metro area provide more than 100 free days each year made possible, in part, by funding from SCFD.

Grand Tango Piano / Cello Duo at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church 
March 13, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Experience the inspiring piano/cello music of Carl Algermissen and Ethan Lazarus as they present a program ranging from the passion of nuevo tango to the lyricism of cinema scores. For 35 years, this duo has shared the unique beauty of their piano and cello sounds with local and national audiences. This concert will feature original arrangements from their newest album, “Street Tango” along with several debuts.

Partners Mentoring Youth Sharin’ O’ The Green 5K at Fort Collins City Park 
March 14, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
2020 marks the 22nd anniversary of Partners Mentoring Youth helping northern Colorado celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a fun run This 5K race will take place on March 14th in Fort Collins, and always brings out a crowd of festive runners and walkers.  This race is a Fort Collins favorite, bringing over 2,000 individuals together in support of mentoring.

Dinosaur Adventure at Denver Mart
March 14 – 15 
Dinosaur Adventure is North America’s newest and most advanced traveling Dinosaur exhibit featuring realistic, life-sized dinosaurs that come alive with their life-like movement and roars. Learn about the most popular dinosaurs -Tyrannosaurus, Triceratops, Diplodocus, Velociraptor, and explore the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous time periods.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade at LoDo 
March 14, 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Join one of Colorado’s largest celebrations in Downtown Denver. Celebrate community and culture with family and friends, because everybody can be a little Irish for the parade!

Spring Break at Denver Zoo 
March 14 – April 5 
Colorado’s ultimate Spring Break destination is waiting for you! Come for the 2,600+ animal residents and stay for the keeper talks and special demonstrations. Buy your tickets today and experience the wonder of wildlife at Denver Zoo

The Growhaus’ 10th Annual Seed Swap at Growhaus 
March 14, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
This event is a celebration of the upcoming growing season and our vibrant and diverse community. Throughout the day, we will have organic and heirloom seeds to swap, a gardening and sustainability workshop series, live music, local community food vendors (cash only), face-painting and more!

Tri-State Auto Exhibition at National Western Complex 
March 14, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
“The Tri-State Auto Exhibition Is BACK !!! The Largest, Most Prestigious Display of Premier Vehicles in the West. Long time local Rod and Custom auto show is coming back in 2020 to the National Western Complex. Come see the premier show for custom, classic and specialty cars in the Rocky Mountain area at the Tri-State Auto Show.”

Boulder County 4-H Carnival at Boulder County Fairgrounds 
March 14, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Join us for a family fun day full of games, food and fun! This fun educational carnival is open to all of the public and at only 50 cents per ticket, you can play all day!

Olde Town Arvada St. Patrick’s Day Festival at Olde Town Arvada 
March 14, 12:00 – 6:00 pm
Your Top Destination for St. Patrick’s Day on the Front Range! The Olde Town Arvada Business Improvement District is thrilled to bring the annual Saint Patrick’s Day Festival back to the historic streets of Olde Town Arvada. Join us for live music, craft vendors, tons of street eats, family fun and of course plenty of libations from Arvada’s favorite breweries, wineries and distilleries.

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood at Bellco Theatre 
March 14, 1:30 – 7:00 pm
“Won’t you ride along with me?” Following the hugely successful “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live: King for a Day” tour that traveled to more than 50 neighborhoods in 2019, Daniel Tiger and all his friends from the beloved Emmy Award-winning PBS KIDS television series are hopping back aboard Trolley for DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE: NEIGHBOR DAY.

Denver Brass: Celtic Obsession at University of Denver | Newman Center for the Performing Arts 
March 14  – 15 
IT’S CONTAGIOUS. The buzz is in the air, and it’s not just the sound of Denver Brass warming up for what Westword calls one of Denver’s best annual St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Behold the visual and sonic experience that only Denver Brass offers, made complete with brass, bagpipes, hammered dulcimer, pennywhistle, guitar, voice, and some of the best Irish and Highland dancing in town.

Runnin’ of the Green at LoDo neighborhood 
March 15, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Runnin’ of the Green (ROTG) is a family-oriented 7K and 2 Mile race/walk that is centered around the Irish celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day and Spring. We take our Irish fun seriously, after all, there is a good ole’ reason we have been voted the best race post-party! Fun festivities include LoDo Runnin’ of the Green Festival/Expo, Live Irish Music and Irish Dancers.

Mercury Cafe Kids’ Concert at Mercury Cafe Denver 
March 15, 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Live, indoor science/nature-kids’ concert at this cozy, hip cafe. Ample seating, great stage/sound. Enjoy an hour-long kids’ concert at The Mercury Cafe, a cozy, hip, wind and solar-powered hub for organic food, community and music. Expect live, original, nature-inspired music for kids, educational/hilarious skits, quick costume changes and tons of audience participation. Show appropriate for kids ages 3-9.

One Book, One Broomfield Junior at Broomfield Amphitheater 
March 15, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
A two-time Newbery Medal winner and bestselling author will be announced as the 2020 One Book, One Broomfield Junior author. Information about the author talk, book signing and additional programming will be at

Colorado Avalanche vs. Vegas Golden Knights at Pepsi Center 
March 15, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Colorado Avalanche vs. Vegas Golden Knights live at the Pepsi Center!

Carnival of the Animals at Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex 
March 15, 2:30 – 4:00 pm
This performance introduces little ones to the joys of the orchestra with Carnival of the Animals, one of the best-known pieces by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns. Each movement depicts a different animal from the royal lion to the graceful swan and is truly a fantastic family experience for all ages!

Sensory-friendly Passport to Culture: Spoke N Motion Dance at Lone Tree Arts Center 
March 15, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Spoke N Motion celebrates a passion for music and movement in a diverse population of dancers with and without disabilities in a unique, creative art form called Integrated Dance. Spoke N Motion comprises youth through seniors, with and without vision, wheelchair-bound and able-bodied, individuals recovering from traumatic brain injury, some with Parkinson’s or autism, and all who share the LOVE of dance!


Extreme Sports: Beyond Human Limits at Denver Museum of Nature and Science
September 13, 2019 – April 12, 2020
“Extreme Sports: Beyond Human Limits” takes guests inside the minds and bodies of extreme athletes to explore the psychology, physiology and physicality of some of the most extreme activities in the world. In this high-energy exhibition, guests experience the thrill of extreme sports in exciting, interactive exhibits and immersive environments. Meet passionate athletes, hear their incredible stories and take in the artistry, motivation and thoughtfulness that goes into everything they do.
Terry Maker: Because the World is Round Exhibit at Visit Longmont
Jan. 24 – May 17, 2020
Terry has created a unique exhibit especially for the Longmont Museum: Because the World is Round. Terry mines commonplace materials, cutting and re-combining them into dense and tactile wall reliefs and large-scale freestanding sculptures. For this show, she is focusing on a recurring theme in her work—the circle. Circles have a host of symbolic meanings, and Terry wants to invoke them all—cosmic, cyclical, universal, sacred… Her transformation in the gallery is awe-inspiring.

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.

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.

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