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7 best things to do in Denver this weekend, June 23-24, 2018

7 best things to do in Denver this weekend, June 23-24, 2018
Posted at 10:19 PM, Jun 22, 2018

DENVER – 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 the Denver metro area this weekend.

1. Denver Taco Festival 2018

What: Why wait until Tuesday when you can enjoy all the of the tacos this weekend at the Denver Taco Festival? Enjoy live music, Lucha Libre wrestling, high-speed daredevil Chihuahua dog racing, live game shows and much, much more!

Where: Fox Street Compound, 725 W. 39th Ave. in Denver

When: Saturday, June 23 from noon to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, June 24 from noon to 8 p.m.

Admission: $5 for general admission, or $20 for the Tequila Expo

More info: https://givebacktickets.com/tickets/denver-taco-festival-2018

2. South Platte RiverFest

What: The 6th annual South Platte RiverFest is moving back to Confluence Park this year so you can enjoy more water sports and other family-friendly activities such as stand-up paddleboard or kayak. There will also be live music, a food truck court and much more more. 

Where: Confluence Park, 2250 15th St. in Denver

When: Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Admission: Free

More info: http://www.thegreenwayfoundation.org/south-platte-riverfest.html

3. Coors Light Presents: Westword Music Showcase 2018

What: The Westword Music Showcase is returning to the Golden Triangle this year. The 24th annual music festival promises to be better than ever, with national headliners as well as more local bands than you can probably hear in a day, performing at venues throughout the neighborhood.

Where: Golden Triangle neighborhood in Denver

When: Saturday, June 23, 2018 from noon to 10 p.m.

Admission: $40 - $85

More info: https://www.westwordshowcase.com/

4. Cherry Blossom Festival 

What: Held each year since 1972, the Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates the Japanese-American heritage and culture through live entertainment, food, arts and crafts, and informative exhibits and demonstrations. If you're attending, make sure to use the hashtag #CBFest2018. 

Where: Sakura Square, 1905 Lawrence St. in Denver

When: Saturday, June 23 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, June 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Admission: Free

More info: https://cherryblossomdenver.org/

5. The Book of Mormon at The Ellie Caulkins Opera House

What: One of the most highly acclaimed Broadway musicals of the decade is back in Denver due to popular demand! The musical comedy tells the story of two young Mormon missionaries who travel to Uganda to spread the teachings of their religion. The play, which had its first stage performance in 2011, mocks various Mormon beliefs and practices.

Where: Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 1101 13th St. in Denver

When: Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Admission: General admission tickets start at $35, and prices vary by date and availability.

More info: If you'd like to learn more about the musical, click here

6. Michael Che at Paramount Theatre

What: Having been named one of Rolling Stone’s “50 Funniest People,” Buzzfeed's "50 Hottest Men in Comedy," and Variety’s “Top 10 Comics To Watch,” Michael Che is quickly leaving his mark on the media landscape. A native of lower Manhattan, Che’s comedy uses humor to identify humanity in the most controversial actions.

Where: Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Pl. in Denver

When: Saturday, June 23, 2018. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Admission: $29.50 to $39.50

More info: https://www.altitudetickets.com/events/detail/michael-che

7. Rugby: England vs. New Zealand at Sports Authority Field at Mile High

What: Imagine 13 running backs playing against 13 linebackers - without pads, helmets and blocking - and then switching from offense to defense, and vice versa, when the ball changes sides! The inaugural Rugby League Football International Challenge is a double-header headlined by world No. 2-ranked New Zealand versus world No. 3-ranked England at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. You won't want to miss the All Black's (New Zealand) pre-match tradition: The haka. 

Where: Sports Authority Field at Mile High, 1701 Bryant St. in Denver

When: Saturday, June 23, 2018 from noon to 4 p.m. 

Admission: $15 - $109

More info: https://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/1E005461EBFE4F1E


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