All posts tagged: Events

Popular Denver Farmers’ Markets

Summer is a vibrant place in colorful Colorado, but nothing is more full of life than the local farmers’ markets in Denver. Ranging from small and simple to sprawling, you can’t spend a weekend in Denver without passing a market, and why would you want to? With treats like local honey, salsas and vegetables, Denver farmers’ markets have plenty of choices for every kind of eater. Check out each of the following markets on different weekends or all at once if you don’t mind filling up on free samples. Old South Pearl St Farmers’ Market May – November, Sundays 9-1 Old South Pearl isn’t your typical hipster market. The neighborhood of Platte Park provides a small-town atmosphere and the local shops that line the street give the pleasant air of a European market. Operating on Sundays from 9-1, from May through November, the Old South Pearl Farmers’ Market is small but packed with sophistication and local treats including green chilies and palisade peaches. The City Park Esplanade Fresh Market June – October, Sundays 9-1 Wedged …

Things for Kids to Do: Museums After Hours

Many of the attractions that would be fun for families to participate in together are only open during 9-5 hours or on weekends. Weekends can be a great time to explore, but for many families this means fighting with crowds or competing with athletic schedules. While this can limit a family’s ability to fully participate in all that Denver has to offer in the way of museums and other child-oriented attractions, a number of museums offer “after hours” type events or stay open late one day a week, which makes it more feasible for everyone to enjoy all that Denver has to offer. The Children’s Museum at the Marsico Campus The Children’s museum has something to offer kids of all ages, and it was recently renovated within the last year with even more exhibits. While the museum closes at 4 pm on weekdays and 5 pm on weekends, on Wednesday nights they stay open until 7:30 pm, which makes it possible for parents and kids to go after school or work. Downtown Aquarium The Downtown …

Summer Camps for Kids

Many adults have fond memories of attending sleep away camps in their youth. There they formed bonds with kids they had never met from a variety of places, immersed themselves in outdoor activities, and enjoyed some time away from mom and dad. For those lucky enough to live in Colorado, there are a number of camp options available in Denver’s Rocky Mountain backyard. Camps range in age level and specialties, but ultimately there is a camp out there to meet the needs of every camper and his or her parents. Girl Scouts of Colorado Overnight Camps If your daughter is a Girl Scout or you are looking for a camp for just girls, the Girl Scouts of Colorado offer two excellent overnight camps within a few hours of Denver, running between 3-12 days each. Tomahawk Ranch is situated just outside of Bailey, Colorado. Campers here have access to running water and showers, and typically sleep in cots or bunk beds housed within lodges, seasonal shelters or platform tents. Campers at Tomahawk participate in a variety …

Where the Locals Go: First Friday

Denver’s First Friday events are officially the Mile High City’s way of connecting art with the community, providing a time for galleries and shops to invite the public in and show off local work. From the Highlands to South Broadway, First Fridays are a bustling smorgasbord for families, artists and everyone in between. Here’s a quick guide to help you figure out where you might want to go, or new places you might want to check out. Santa Fe Santa Fe is the original Denver art walk and remains one of the most popular. Santa Fe is much more of an art district than other First Friday locations, and focuses heavily on connecting the community with local artists. With several galleries that have a strong focus on Latino culture, this First Friday art walk is a great way to connect with the often-overlooked community in Lincoln Park and to try some local food, like the legendary El Taco De Mexico. Santa Fe’s art walk is also home to Metropolitan State University’s Center for Visual Arts, …

5 Popular Spots to Take Family Photos

Upon moving to Denver, you’re sure to spot family photos in friends’ homes that demonstrate a beautiful backdrop of trees, mountains, wooden bridges or interesting architectural angles. While some of these spots may seem like local secrets, there are a number of locations around Denver where you can shoot your family photos against beautiful backgrounds. Washington Park – Denver Not only is this park a favorite among locals, it offers a number of great opportunities to take beautiful family photos. During the spring and summer months, you’ll see newlyweds, infants, and quinceaneras being photographed throughout the lush property. Within the park you will find lakefront views, mountainous backgrounds, seasonal gardens with beautiful flowers, quaint bridges and even shaded spots that look like they are right out of the forest. Busy as the park is, it’s always possible to find a quiet nook to shoot some great photos. Jackass Hill Park – Littleton Don’t let the name fool you, this park is a well-known spot among photographers. The park itself may be small, but it opens …

Doors Open Denver: Seeing the City From the Inside Out

Have you ever passed a building and been curious about what’s inside? Or have you seen an interesting doorway, stairwell or façade and wondered where it came from? Denver’s annual Doors Open Denver event on April 23rd & 24th 2016 might give you the chance to find out. With public access to over 60 buildings across the city, you can take a self-guided free tour of Denver’s buildings or pay for a guided tour that gives you access to even more interesting sites. With the mission of allowing residents to see the city in a new, creative way and keeping people connected with Denver’s architecture, the Denver Architectural Foundation hosts this springtime event every year. Famous buildings like the Governor’s Mansion and Union Station are staples on the tour, but other hidden gems include the Historic Sugar Building on 16th Street, which is home to an intricate antique elevator and Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, a historic church turned dance studio. New additions to the tour this year include the Lighthouse Writers Workshop, housed in a …