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7 best things to do in Denver this weekend

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Posted at 4:37 PM, May 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-04 18:37:02-04

Every weekend, Denver7 compiles a list of some family friendly events you might enjoy.  This Mother’s Day weekend is filled with activities that will please every mom.  Here are our picks for the 7 best things to do in Denver this weekend.  

Friday - Sunday

Blue Star Weekend at Centennial Airport

What:  Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum host this special event honoring veterans and mothers of veterans.   Get up-close to classic WWII warbirds such as the P-51 Mustang, the B-25 Mitchell and more, hear pilot briefings and veteran stories, see WWII memorabilia and re-enactors, plus a kiddie airport and pedal plans.  Also, this is your chance to tour the Flying Fortress “Aluminum Overcast,” one of the few remaining airworthy B-17s from WWI (additional fee and reservation required.)  

Where: Centennial Airport, near intersection of Interport Boulevard and Peoria Street, Centennial, Colo. Follow event signage.

When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  (Weather permitting)

Admission: Free (Purchased ticket required for B-17 tours/flights and Mother’s Day brunch.)

More Information: wingsmuseum.org

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Friday - Saturday

Colorado Chocolate Festival

What: Indulge mom with chocolates!   From chocolate candy, cakes and cookies to chocolate brownies, truffles and fudge, over 80 vendors will be sampling and selling their chocolate delights.   Plus, the festival will also feature workshop topics including chocolate and wine pairing and cooking with chocolate.     

Where: Denver Merchandise Mart, 451 E. 58th Avenue, Denver, Colo.

When: Friday: 4 p.m.-9 p.m.; and Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Admission: $5; Kids under 5 years are free.  (Tasting tickets are $10 for 12 tickets.)

More Information: chocolate-festival.org

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Saturday - Sunday

Cinco de Mayo Festival

What: Spend the weekend immersed in the largest event of its kind in the U.S. celebrating the freedom and beauty of the Latino culture.  This fun family-friendly environment will feature special attractions, musical and cultural performances, plus delicious Mexican cuisine.  The Festival kicks off with a parade Saturday morning, and will include celebrated events like the taco eating contest, the beloved Chihuahua races, and more throughout the weekend.   

Where: Civic Center Park, 144 W. Colfax Avenue, Denver, Colo.

When: Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Admission:  Free

More Information: cincodemayodenver.com

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Saturday

Horseshoe Craft and Flea Market

What: Flea market meets craft fair.  This boutique-like market is full of experienced and emerging vendors, making it Denver’s premier indie craft vintage market.  Browse over 100 art and antique vendors, food trucks, small-batch foods and “craft stations” where you can create your own unique item.  Kids will also enjoy face painting and a DIY station from Denver Public Library.   

Where: Denver’s Tennyson/Berkeley Neighborhood, 4345 W. 46th Avenue, Denver, Colo. 

When:  Saturday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Admission:  Free

More Information: horseshoemarket.com

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Saturday

Denver Art Museum Free Day

What: Enjoy a free day at the Denver Art Museum.  In fact, you can enjoy free general admission on the first Saturday of every month. 

Where: Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver, Colo.

When: Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Admission: Free

More Information: denverartmuseum.org

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Sunday

HRCA Farmers and Street Market

What: Two outdoor markets in one location make this truly one-stop shopping.  Take mom for a stroll through the tasty food booths of the farmer’s market featuring locally grown produce and gourmet products.  And be sure to check out the treasures found in the street market, including handbags, accessories, cooking utensils, garden adornments and more.   

Where: Town Center South, 9288 Dorchester Street, Highlands Ranch, Colo.

When: Sunday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Admission: Free

More Information: hrcaonline.org

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Sunday

Mother’s Day Family Show

What:  Mom is sure to laugh at this all-ages comedy show.  Up and coming funny man Mike E. Winfield makes a stop in Denver this weekend.  His brilliant, yet clean comedy, make him fun for all ages. 

Where: Comedy Works South at the Landmark, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village, Colo.

When: Sunday: 3:00 p.m.

Admission: $15 – Adults; $7.50 Kids 12 years and under

More Information: comedyworks.com

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Bonus Things To Do: Assuming Mother Nature cooperates, it’s the (rescheduled) opening weekend at Elitch Gardens; and the Cherry Creek Fresh Market opens for the season, Saturday from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

 

If you have a future event that you want featured in our 7 Best Things To Do This Weekend article, send an email to carrie.ripes@kmgh.com.