7 best things to do in Denver this weekend

Posted at 4:06 PM, Feb 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-24 18:06:58-05

Every weekend, Denver7 compiles a list of some family friendly events you might enjoy.  Here are our picks for the 7 best things to do in Denver this weekend.  

Thursday - Saturday

Banff Mountain Film Festival

What: Featuring the best mountain filmmakers, this festival will allow fans to experience the stories that inspire and encourage us to continue exploring the environment.  Enjoy three nights of films celebrating the beauty of our planet.

Where: Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver, Colo.

When: Thursday – Saturday; 7 p.m. Show each night (Doors open at 6 p.m.)

Admission: $18 – General Admission

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Thursday – Saturday

Hammond’s Candy Factory Tour

What: Have a sweet tooth?  Did you know you can tour Colorado’s very own Hammond’s Candy Factory for free?  Factory tours run every half-hour Monday through Saturday.  Watch candy makers as they hand-pull and twist oversize candy canes, ribbon candy, lollipops and chocolate.  It’s educational fun for candy lovers of all ages.  And bonus, every tour guest gets a free candy sample.

Where: Hammond’s Candies, 5735 N. Washington Street, Denver, Colo.

When:  Mondays Fridays: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; and Saturdays: 10:15 a.m.-3 p.m. (Closed Sundays)

Admission: Free

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Thursday - Sunday

Colorado RV, Sports, Boat & Travel Show

What: With these warm temperatures, there is no time like the present to start planning your summer adventures.   Check out the latest RVs, campers, and boats, fishing and hunting gear, vacation ideas and more at the Colorado RV, Sports, Boat and Travel Show.  There will be great deals to be found on all your favorite outdoor activities.

Where: National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt Street, Denver, Colo. 

When: Thursday & Friday: 12 p.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Sunday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: $10 – Adults; Kids 12 years and under are free.

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Thursday – Sunday

Chocolate: The Exhibition

What:  Tantalize your taste buds in the newest exhibition at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.  Explore the history and evolution of this sweet indulgence.  Entrance into the exhibit is included with your general admission ticket.

Where: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, Colo.

When: Daily: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Exhibit runs through May.8th) 

Admission: $14.95 – Adult General Admission; $9.95 - Kids 3-18 years (Members are free)

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Friday - Sunday

Denver Restaurant Week

What: Restaurant Week kicks off this Friday with 10-days of special menus offered at your favorite Denver hot spots.  This annual celebration is popular, so make your reservations now!   

Where: Participating restaurants throughout Metro Denver. (Visit website for complete list.)

When: Special Menus available through Sunday, March 6th

Admission: Multi-course dinners:  $60 for two people; $30 for one person

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Colorado Mammoth vs. Vancouver Stealth

What:  The Colorado Mammoth are home to face West Division rival Vancouver Stealth.  Experience the fast-paced action that is indoor lacrosse.  Great entertainment for the whole family.

Where: Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver, Colo.

When: Saturday: 3 p.m.

Admission: Tickets start at $10

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Buffalo Bill Birthday Celebration

What:  Happy Birthday to one of America’s greatest legends, William ‘Buffalo Bill’ Cody.  Visit the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave for this annual birthday celebration.  Sing Happy Birthday, eat cake, play games and maybe even learn a thing or two about this legend from the Wild West.

Where: Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave, 987 1/2 Lookout Mountain, Golden, Colo.

When: Sunday: 12 p.m.-4 p.m.

Admission:  Free

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