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10 fun family events in Denver this week

Fun events in Denver this week include the Frozen premiere at the Buell Theatre, Lafayette Peach Festival and BREASTIVAL at Cheesman Park. Go to our event calendar for full listings. 

Just Between Friends of Aurora Sale at Arapahoe County Fairgrounds
Aug 17 – 20
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. Be sure to check out the following fabulous sales. Always double-check the website for times, details and admission coupons.

Frozen Premiere at the Buell Theater 
Aug 17 – 20 
The beloved Disney tale of two sisters torn apart and their journey to find themselves comes to life on the stage in August. Premiering at the Buell Theatre in Denver first – before it reaches Broadway in New York – the highly anticipated new musical will run through October 1, 2017.

Joy Park Free Nights at Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus 
Aug 18, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
We’re keeping Joy Park open after hours from 4 – 8 pm (or dusk) on the third Friday of every month, May – September, thanks to a collaboration with Denver Parks and Recreation. Please note: These FREE nights include access to Joy Park only and are weather permitting. Except for the restrooms, the inside of the Museum will be closed.

Denver Writes Hosts Free Reading and Book Launch at the BookBar
Aug 18, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Denver Writes is proud to announce the release of our Summer Camp 2017 Anthology. This collection features stories and plays created by talented and amazing young writers over the course of our four unique camps, inspired by their adventures in and around Denver.

Global Fest at the Aurora Municipal Center 
Aug 19 
The city of Aurora, Colorado invites you to experience fantastic flavors, cultural experiences and artistic expression from around the world at Global Fest. Come thirsty! The World Beer Market will offer different beverages with brewing techniques and flavors from around the world. All beers are globally inspired…and locally made.

Sleep Tight Colorado’s 7th Annual 5K Pajama Jog at City Park 
Aug 19, 8:00 am
Sleep Tight Colorado is excited to be hosting their 7th Annual 5K Pajama Jog in Denver’s City Park on Saturday, August 19th starting at 8AM. Support a great cause and appear in a costume for contest prizes. 

Free Day at the Denver Firefighters Museum 
Aug 19, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
A great way to say goodbye to summer! Join us for fun, family-friendly activities in our historic 1909 fire station, free of charge. Visitors of all ages are welcome.

Lafayette Peach Festival 
Aug 19, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The 18th Annual Peach Festival centers around world famous all natural Palisade, Colorado peaches. Enjoy peach pies, peach cobbler and peach smoothies. Food vendors, crafters, antique dealers along with some of the finest artists from the Front Range and Western States will be showcased. Children’s activities, live entertainment and music throughout the day.

Free Day at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
Aug 19, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The mission of the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and educate the public about quilts; honor quiltmaking traditions; and embrace the evolution of the art and craft of quilting.

BREASTIVAL at Cheesman Park 
Aug 20, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Bring the whole family for a day of FREE fun and activities! This year’s event features over 30 vendors, face painting, bounce house, balloon animals, numerous activities (baby wearing, music classes, infant sign language, yoga, story time, etc.), food trucks and more. 

Every time I ski, things go downhill.

I have a confession to make: I hate skiing.  There. I said it. I’ve lived in Colorado for over 11 years, and I am not a skier. *gasp* Do people like me actually exist? Yes. Yes, we do.

Don’t get me wrong.  Sledding is fun!  Snowmobiling rocks!  I love the resorts!  There is so much to do at our wonderful ski resorts that doesn’t involve skiing. I’m just not a big fan of pain, and I never have been. In fact, I have yet to hurt myself at a lodge.

(No, the person in that photo is not me. This is a stock photo by Wia-Tirol.)

Even though I hate skiing, I love skiers! A lot of my friends ski. My husband is a skier. I hope my daughter to one day be a skier. I, on the other hand, am not a skier. In all fairness, what I do cannot be called skiing.

There is not that much screaming in skiing.

How can someone who loves the snow, doesn’t mind being cold, and actually lives at the foot of some of the best mountains around, not like skiing?

It all started when we moved here in January 1999.