There’s a lot happening in Colorado this weekend! You and your family can enjoy a free day at the Denver Zoo, a weekend at the rodeo and so much more! Check out some of our favorite events happening near you:

Where: Denver Zoo | 2300 Steele Street, Denver 80205-4899
When: Saturday | 9 AM – 4 PM

Fun Family Activities in & Around Denver: Jan 17-19th

This Saturday marks a rare and special treat courtesy of the Denver Zoo!

Admission for everyone will be FREE all day from 9 AM to 4 PM. The Denver Zoo is surely one of the top family-friendly destinations in all of Colorado and provides a full day of educational fun for all who experience it.

Where: National Western Stock Show | 4655 Humboldt St, Denver 80216
When: All Weekend

Fun Family Activities in & Around Denver: Jan 17-19th

The annual National Western Stock Show returns for its 114th year in 2020!

This is considered by many to be the premier rodeo, livestock and horse show in the entire country. Don’t miss out on a variety of awesome activities and attractions, including a trade show, rodeo, livestock show, live performances and so much more!

Where: The Denver Mart | 451 E 58th Ave, Denver 80216
When: All Weekend | Friday & Saturday: 10 AM – 7 PM | Sunday: 10 AM – 5 PM

Fun Family Activities in & Around Denver: Jan 17-19th

The Colorado Indian Market & Southwest Art Fest returns to Denver this weekend for a celebration of all things Native American and Western/Southwestern!

Here you will find a variety of native tribal dancers, entertainers, culinary artists, interactive attractions and so much more!

Where: Colorado Convention Center | 700 14th St, Denver 80202
When: All Weekend | Friday: 3 PM – 7 PM | Saturday & Sunday: 10 AM – 7 PM

Fun Family Activities in & Around Denver: Jan 17-19th

The Progressive International Motorcycle Shows are a series of motorcycle conventions all over the country, including a stop right here in Denver!

Bring the whole family and get up-close and personal with a variety of motorcycles from around the world. This is a great place to bring kiddos who love all things with an engine, and kids under 12 get in for FREE!

Where: South Platte Park Nature Center | 3000 W Carson Dr, Littleton 80120
When: Friday | 7 PM – 9 PM

Fun Family Activities in & Around Denver: Jan 17-19th

Bring the kids to the South Platte Park Nature Center in Littleton this Friday for a FREE educational nature film in a comfy nature center environment!

Here you can warm up by the fire and enjoy a wonderful film that is environmentally-focused and family-friendly. Make sure to register in advance as these do fill up!

Where: Aurora Fox Arts Center | 9900 E Colfax Ave, Aurora 80010
When: All Weekend | Friday & Saturday @ 7 PM | Sunday @ 2 PM

Fun Family Activities in & Around Denver: Jan 17-19th

The Phamaly Theatre Company is a troupe of theatre enthusiasts who are completely inclusive to all racial, ethnic, gender and classic identities.

You don’t want to miss their production of HONK!, a story based on the Hans Christen Anderston story The Ugly Duckling. Make sure to secure your tickets in advance!

Where: BookBar Denver | 4280 Tennyson St, Denver 80212
When: Friday | 10 AM – 11 AM

Fun Family Activities in & Around Denver: Jan 17-19th

Join BookBar in Denver as they team up with Real Baby to bring you a special storytime this Friday!

Bring your baby for this storytime designed for very-little-one’s and enjoy conversing with other parents and cafe drink specials. This event is FREE and participants get a coupon for Real Baby for attending!

Where: Money Museum | 818 N. Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs 80903
When: Saturday | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM | 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Join the Money Museum in Colorado Springs for a special “Kids Zone” class where kids can learn all about money and currency from past to present.

This class will be on “Coin Collecting Basics” and is totally FREE for children 12 and under! Class for ages 4-7 is 10:30 AM – 12 PM, and ages 8-12 will be at 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

Where: Estes Park Events Complex | 1125 Rooftop Way, Estes Park 80517
When: Saturday & Sunday | 12 PM – 4 PM

The annual Estes Park Winter Festival returns this weekend! Here you can celebrate all things winter with fun activities that include live music and entertainment, kids’ activities, food vendors, a silent disco, and beer/wine tastings for the adults.

Kids activities include an inflatable bounce house and obstacle course, live music, airbrush face painting and more!

Where: Winter Park Resort | 85 Parsenn Road, Winter Park 80482
When: Saturday | 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Fun Family Activities in & Around Denver: Jan 17-19th

There’s lots of fun happening at Winter Park this weekend!

Here you can enjoy slope-side fireworks with bonfires, a s’mores bar, live music and more! There’s also some other great family-friendly events taking place over the weekend at Winter Park, including: Parry’s Parade, Skating Clinic with Olympian Paul Wylie, and Vans King of the Grommets at Winter Park!

Where: Denver Museum of Nature & Science | 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver 80205
When: Sunday | 6 PM – 9 PM

Enjoy a sensory-friendly evening at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science where you and your family can enjoy experiencing the museum with little crowds, dimmed lights and minimal noise.

This is a great opportunity for families with sensory integration issues. Book your tickets in advance!

Where: Plains Conservation Center | 21901 E Hampden Ave, Aurora 80013
When: Friday | 6 PM

Fun Family Activities in & Around Denver: Jan 17-19th

Join the Plains Conservation Center for a special bonfire evening that is focused on stories of survival!

You and your family will love hearing real-life stories of survival in the wilderness around a cozy campfire while enjoying hot cocoa and s’mores! Make sure to book your tickets in advance as it fills up quick!

Where: Dillon Ice Castles | 120 Buffalo St, Dillon 80435
When: All Weekend

Fun Family Activities in & Around Denver: Jan 17-19th

The Dillon Ice Castles are back again for another season!

These magical & award-winning creations are an experience you and your family do not want to miss. Here you can explore giant castles and sculptures carved completely out of ice that are lit with LEDs. You can buy your tickets at this link.

Where: Colorado Conservatory of Dance | 3001 Industrial Lane, #12, Broomfield 80020
When: Saturday | 11 AM – 1 PM

Fun Family Activities in & Around Denver: Jan 17-19th

Join the Colorado Conservatory of Dance for a FREE open house to the public!

If your child is interested in dance, this is the perfect opportunity to check out what it’s like before enrolling. Here you can watch dancers in action and participate in a sample class at noon. Healthy snacks and fun crafts for kids will be features as well!

Where: Edge Movement | 82 Inverness Dr E Unit B, Englewood 80112
When: Friday | 6 PM – 8 PM

Fun Family Activities in & Around Denver: Jan 17-19th

Join Edge Movement this Friday from 6 PM – 8 PM for Youth Game Night!

Here kids can enjoy a variety of fun games and activities that include dodgeball, NERF wars and much more! Game nights last for two hours, one with the lights on and one with the lights off that features glow in the dark fun!