Denver Weekend Fun

Now that the snow is clearing, everyone is ready to get out and have some fun! St. Patrick’s Day is this Sunday, March 17th and along with that comes many great, local events. So if you’re looking for something to do, we’ve got you covered!

☆ The Denver St. Patrick’s Day Parade is being held on Saturday, March 16th with a 9:30 am start time. For parade route or parking info, visit here.

☆ Olde Town Arvada is putting on a St. Patty’s Day festival from noon to 6 pm on Saturday, March 16th. The family friendly street festival will have food, vendors, beer and live music. There will also be kids’ activities and street entertainment. Admission to the festival is free. 

☆ Run in the the Lucky Laces 1 mile, 5K or 10K race on Saturday, March16th at 8 am. The races will be held at Denver’s City Park. A Lucky Laces after-party will have live Irish music, beer and more. Race registration can be completed online.

☆ The Denver Nuggets continue their stellar season with a Saturday night matchup against the Indiana Pacers. The Nuggets and Pacers will tip off at 7 pm at the Pepsi Center. Denver Nuggets Family Night and Military Appreciation tickets are available at or by the Pepsi Center box office.

☆ Actor John Cusack will attend a screening of his movie Gross Pointe Blank on Sunday at Denver’s Paramount Theatre. After the movie, Cusack will hold a live conversation regarding the making of the film and his career in Hollywood with hits such as Say Anthony, High Fidelity and Better Off Dead, sharing stories and taking audience questions. Tickets and VIP seats (with post-show photo op with Cusack), are sold through

☆ The 31st Annual Runnin’ of the Green begins St. Patrick’s Day Sunday in LoDo in front of Union Station. The family-friendly, race/walk begins at 10:15 am, with on-site registration opening at 7 am. The race, which raises funds for Volunteers of America, also features a post-race party and Irish celebration of St. Patrick’s Day and spring. Visit for Runnin’ of the Green race registration.

☆ If you’re looking to plunge into water to benefit Special Olympics Colorado, there’s still time this winter! Another plunge will take place at 11:30 am, Saturday, March 16th at the Boulder Reservoir. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed in their best Irish costumes for a chance to win the coveted Irish Polar Bear Trophy. An After Splash Bash, hosted by Rayback, will offer one free beer per participant (21+), food and more. Boulder Polar Plunge registration information is available at

☆ The Colorado Avalanche complete their homestand with two games this weekend at Pepsi Center. The Avs battle the Anaheim Ducks at 7 pm, Friday, March 15th and the New Jersey Devils at 1 pm, Sunday, March 17th. Friday’s game is a Military Appreciation Night and Sunday’s event is a Family Night as well as a Happy Hour St. Patrick’s Day celebration. 

☆ Colorado’s largest rummage sale for a cause returns to the Jefferson County Fairgrounds this Friday, March 15th and Saturday, March 16th. The sale is the largest bargain shopping extravaganza in Jefferson County with over 10,500 square feet of jewelry, collectibles, vintage odds and ends, a vast array of household items, sporting goods, holiday decor, kitchen gadgets and more. The show offers buy one, get one free general admission tickets for $5 and children 16 and under are free. Proceeds benefit Jeffco Action Center, which helps those in need.

→ And if you like to plan ahead, consider going to this fun event next weekend!

March 23, 2019 | 10 am – 1 pm

The Jacquard Hotel & Rooftop, Cherry Creek North

Indulge in a sweet and savory menu from the top brunch restaurants in Denver at The 5280 Brunch Event. Fun cocktails, a build-your-own drink bar, and photo booths galore. Get tickets for you and your crew!