Weekend fun happening May 10 – 12

This weekend temps are expected to climb back up into the 60’s! No better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than with some time in the great outdoors. Here’s a look at some fun, local events happening near you this weekend.

Spring Plant Sale

May 10 – 11 at the Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver 

☆ Denver Botanic Gardens hosts a Spring Plant Sale. The event features a sale on roses, summer bulbs, herbs and houseplants. You can find some gorgeous plants and explore the gardens with no admission fee as part of National Public Gardens Week. ‎

Colorado Chocolate Festival

May 10 – 11 at The Denver Mart, 415 E. 58th Ave., Denver

Purchase $5 tickets  here

Calling all chocolate lovers, the Colorado Chocolate Festival is back in Denver. The event features two days dedicated to all things chocolate with tons of chocolate samples, demonstrations, competitions, speakers and more. You can shop from vendors presenting a myriad of chocolatey goodness throughout the festival.

Spring Horseshoe Market

May 11 – May 12 at Broncos Stadium, 1701 Bryant St., Denver 

$5 entry

☆ The Horseshoe Market kicks off its 10th year at Broncos Stadium at Mile High this weekend. The vintage and artisan market will have over 200 vendors and on-site creative workshops. The new location in Lot G on the west side of Broncos Stadium will include a renewed focus on home décor. Admission is just $5 and covers both days, plus moms get in for free on Mother’s Day between 10 a.m. and noon. Visit HorseshoeMarket.com for show hours and information. 

Denver Farmers Market Opening Day

May 11, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Union Station Farmers Market, 1701 Wynkoop St., Denver 

☆  Union Station Farmers Market hosts the Denver Farmers Market Opening Day. The event features the first day of farmers market season with an awesome line up of vendors presenting fresh produce, local goods and more. You can shop the market and find a great Mother’s Day gift for all of the moms you know. Also, the first 100 moms at the market will receive a free succulent.

Food Truck Carnival

May 10 – 12 at the SE corner of 120th & I-25 in Northglenn.

☆ Food trucks, carnival rides, brew battle and live music headline Northglenn’s Food Truck Carnival. There will be 20 carnival rides, midway game booths, and a few dozen food trucks. Lots of parking will be available at the Wagon Road Park-n-Ride. To see a list of all the food trucks and their delicious creations, and to get a $5 off carnival ride tickets, visit FoodTruckCarnival.com