Things to do in Denver this weekend

Looking for something to do this weekend?  Here’s a list of some fun things happening near you…

  • The Denver St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Saturday, March 17th @ 9:30 am

Start St. Patrick’s Day the right way!  Bag pipes, celtic dancers and more are sure to entertain all ages.  Be sure to arrive early to stake out a spot.  For parade route info, click here.


Denver Fashion Week (DFW) is Denver’s largest fashion showcase featuring emerging designers, local boutiques, national brands, hairstylists, makeup artists and models.


  • Run the Lucky Laces 1M/5K/10K at Denver’s City Park

Start off the weekend with a fun run through City Park and be greeted at the finish line with green beer and live music!


  • Body Mind Spirit Expo at The Denver Mart, Friday, March 16- Sunday, March 18

For those looking to explore the world of holistic possibilities, this gathering at the Denver Mart is sure to please. The expo was created for like-minded individuals to come together and commune in the spirit of fun, self exploration, self empowerment and self improvement. There will be over 250 exhibitors, 80 talks and seminars, 95 readers and healers and much more. The Body Mind Spirit Expo runs from Friday to Sunday at the Denver Mart at I-25 and 58th Ave. Admission is $7 and parking is included. To see the full schedule of events, visit

  • Rainforest Yoga at The Butterfly Pavilion, 8-9 am Saturday, March 17th

It’s no Emerald Isle, but you can still get a great, green start to the day with a yoga practice in the midst of a tropical rainforest. For $10 in advance or $12 at the door, surround yourself with vines and vinyasa your way to inner peace. It’s the most soothing, centering thing you can do on St. Patrick’s Day.  Find out more at the Butterfly Pavilion Facebook page.


  • Beautiful Junk Sale, Friday, March 16th- Saturday, March 17th at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Golden.

What better way to spend a day than among 10,500 square feet of bargain-priced items, including jewelry, collectibles, vintage odds & ends and holiday decor — all for a good cause.  Admission for adults is $4 and free for children 15 and under. If you bring two or more cans of food, you can get $1 off. Proceeds benefit Jeffco Action Center, which helps those in need.

  • Old Towne Arvada’s Saint Patrick’s Day Festival, 12- 6 pm, Saturday, March 17th.

This street festival may be your best bet if you’re looking for a St. Paddy’s Day celebration with a small-town feel. This family friendly event will have Irish music and dancing, craft vendors and a paint-by-number mural to entertain little ones. Admission is free, find out more at Olde Town Arvada’s website.



Best Snowshoe Trails

Snowshoeing is a fun winter activity that can take you well into spring.  Are you a beginner?  No problem- visit a Colorado Nordic Center for equipment rental, groomed trails, maps and expert advice.  Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Crested Butte, Eldora, Keystone, and Vail Nordic Center all have great, scenic trails.


Grand County also has some of the best snowshoeing and cross country skiing trails around.  Made up of Grandby, Grand Lake, Kremmling, Hot Sulphur Springs and Winter Park/Fraser, Grand County is only 67 miles from Denver.  Here are a few trails, most with accommodations, nearby:

-Latigo Ranch in Kremmling: 9,000 feet above sea level, provides never-ending panoramic views of the continental divide.  Rent a cabin here and enjoy home-cooked meals daily and a nice hot tub soak after a long day of hitting the trails.

Snow Mountain Ranch near Winter Park is part of the YMCA of the Rockies: this 5,100 acre is the world’s largest YMCA and has an abundance of groomed trails to choose from.

Devil’s Thumb Ranch tucked between Fraser and Tabernash: A little more luxury than the others, DTR offers great dining options, a 12,000 square foot spa and great snowshoeing trails for some daytime fun.

The Grand Lake Touring Center: Over 20 miles of groomed trails that wander over what is the Grand Lake Golf Course in the summertime.  No accommodations here, but an easy day trip to make from Denver.


We live in one of the most beautiful places for a reason, get out and enjoy it!