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Colorado Rockies Opening Day at the Ballpark and Beyond

photo: Rox Pile

Colorado Rockies Opening Day might just be Denver’s most anticipated spring event. Here’s what you need to know to get the most out of the Rockies Opening Day – whether or not you have tickets!

Colorado Rockies Opening Day at the Ballpark
While the game starts at 2:10 p.m., if you have tickets be sure to head to the stadium early. (If for no other reason than to find a parking place or avoid overcrowded light-rail trains!) The parking garage opens at 9 a.m.

Get a first look at our home team when they take the field for practice at 11:20 a.m. At noon, the Rooftop opens for drink specials and music. Pregame activities include honorary first pitches, music and a flyover. Fireworks are expected after the National Anthem, when the Rockies take the field and during the 7th-inning stretch.

Rockies Opening Day in Downtown Denver
Missed out on tickets or want to spend some time downtown before or after the ballgame? Here are some spots to visit on Rockies Opening Day.

  • ViewHouse: Get a very early start here at 8 a.m. for $4 Coors and music. Don’t have a ticket to the game? They have some to giveaway!
  • Ophelia’s: Get your funk on with live music from Super Majick at noon. No cover charge!
  • Howl at the Moon: Doors open at 11 a.m. for $3 Coors, $5 Jameson and $25 Home Run Buckets. Head back after the game for live music.
  • Vesta: Have a sample of Nitro Cracker Jacks while heading to the game. We have no idea what those are, but sure – why not?
  • Improper City: Find food trucks, drink specials and music.
  • Avelina: From 11 a.m. to 2:10 p.m., score free bratwurst and Coors Light!
  • The Pig & The Sprout: Hang out...

Five, Four, Three, Two, One: Blast Off With The Five Essential Steps for Getting Your House Ready to Sell

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With snow and cold temperatures hitting us more often than sunny dry days, it might be hard to believe spring selling season – when sellers list their home to beat the even busier summer – is upon us. Before you jump in, here’s five important things you should do when getting your house ready to sell. These steps are especially crucial this spring as the playing field is leveling between sellers and buyers.

Exterior – Step 1 in Getting Your House Ready to Sell

The saying “it’s what’s inside that counts” doesn’t really apply in the real estate world. Rather exterior and interior are of equal importance when it comes to selling a home. Why? The exterior is the first thing a potential buyer sees. It sets the stage for what is going to be inside. It has happened that when taking clients to a showing, they’ve decided not to go in based on the outside.

So what do you do?

Make sure bushes and tall ornamental grasses are trimmed and tidy and mulch is refreshed. And don’t forget any little presents your dog might leave in the yard. Believe it or not, if a buyer takes a misstep, they will associate that moment when evaluating their entire experience at your home.

Once that is done, take a look at your paint. Are there nicks on pillars or on your handrails? Touch those up! One easy fix to spruce up the look of your home is a fresh coat of paint on your door. Perhaps even a new pop of color. But do this with caution and after consulting your real estate agent. You need a color that will appeal to the masses, not serve as...

What to Do in Denver with Kids in March

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Will March be snowy, or will spring show its pretty face? The answer is probably both! So in our March roundup of things to do in Denver with kids, we included activities inside and out.
Notes:

  1. Please check this any day you are looking for something to do, but also scroll through the month as there are ticketed events and others that require reservations, which we do try to note to note those that do.
  2. It is always a good idea to call ahead to make sure the event you are interested in is still happening.

WHAT TO DO IN DENVER MARCH 7-10
MARCH 7:

  • Sand Art, Pauline Robinson Library, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
  • Star K Kids (5 and under), Morrison Nature Center in Aurora, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.
  • Baby Story Time, Park Hill Library, 11-noon
  • All Ages Story Time, Park Hill Library, 10-10:30 a.m.
  • Toddler/Preschool Tinker Time, Central Library 11-11:30 a.m.
  • ideaLAB Open Hours, Central Library, 1-6p.m.

MARCH 8:

  • Mother Daughter Yoga + Date Night: Yoga & Henna, the mama’hood, 6-8 p.m.
  • Family Overnight: Spring into Science, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 6 p.m.
  • Mary Poppins Movie/Concert, Boettcher Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m.
  • FREE Day with Storytime, Four Mile Historic Park, 12-4 p.m. (Storytime: 12:30)
  • MindCraft Makerspace, Friday Night Tinker Fun (child drop-off/date night), 6-8 p.m.
  • Baby Story Time, Park Hill Library, 11:15-noon
  • Baby Story...

Neir Team’s Top 10 Denver Restaurant Week Picks

We are such fans of Denver Restaurant Week that we which we could clones ourselves to we could get to every participating restaurant during this wonderful 10-day celebration of all things yummy in Denver. Since we haven’t figured out the cloning – yet – we made a list of our 10 favorites, highlighted below in no particular order, and what looks good on their menus.

Denver Restaurant Week Special at Bang Up to the Elephant
Price: $25
Courses: 3
Our Picks:
Habanero-pineapple Soy Wings
Bake and Shark
Icebox Cheesecake
Of note: Gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options

Denver Restaurant Week Special at The Family Jones
Price: $35
Courses: 3
Our Picks:
Smoked Baby Back Ribs
Salted Oreo Ice Cream with Oatmeal Cookies and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Specialty Cocktail
Of note: Gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options

Denver Restaurant Week Special at Osteria Marco
Price: $35
Courses: 4
Our Picks:
House made Formaggi, Salumi & Antipasti
Salad with Pine Nuts, Salami, Gorgonzola and Red Wine Vinaigrette
Fig & Goat Cheese
Luca’s Wild Mushroom Fusilli
Of note: Gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options

Denver Restaurant Week Special at Old Major
Price: $45
Courses:
Our Picks:
Ham and Cheddar Cheese Biscuits with Red Pepper Jam
Korean beef short ribs
Butterscotch Pot de Crème with Sugar Cookie and Peanut Bacon Brittle
Of note: Gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options...

Mangia! Denver Restaurant Week Comes to Stapleton and Park Hill

Photo: Provided by Olbio's Pizzeria - Vegan Pizza

Denver Restaurant Week Special at CATTIVELLA
Price: $35
Courses: 4
Our Picks:

  1. Steamed mussels
  2. Arugula pear salad
  3. Cheese and truffle fondue stuffed pasta
  4. Borlenghi: thin crispy wafers with chocolate hazelnut and coffee flavor mousse

Of note: Gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options

Denver Restaurant Week Special at CONCOURSE RESTAUARANT MODERNE
Price: $45
Courses: 4
Our Picks:

  1. Half Burrata, Salsa Verde, Grilled Bread
  2. Castle Rock Bison Bolognese, Pappardelle, Spiced Dark Chocolate
  3. Mediterranean-Style Salmon, Eggplant Puree, Ratatouille
  4. Tropical Fruit Carpaccio, Lemon Curd, Lime Meringue

Denver Restaurant Week Special at LA SANDIA CANTINA
Price: $25
Courses: 3
Our Picks:

  1. Lobster & Poblano Bisque
  2. Striped Bass Ala Talla
  3. Gaznates (crispy flour wrap with coconut meringue, whipped cream, strawberries and cajeta)

Of note: Gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options

Denver Restaurant Week Special at LOS CHINGONES (STAPLETON)
Price: $25
Courses: 2 + beverage
Our Picks:

  1. Spicy Margarita
  2. Salsa Flight
  3. Burrito Bowl

Of note: Gluten free and vegetarian options

Denver Restaurant Week Special at OBLIO’S PIZZERIA
Price: $ 25
Courses:...

Hidden Gems: NE Denver Summer Camps You Might Not Know

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We’re penning this blog on a chilly day and it has us longing for summer. What we aren’t looking forward to is Denver summer camp registration season – which, by the way, is right now!

There are some camps everyone knows about: Denver Museum of Nature and Science and Denver Zoo to name a couple. The February edition of Front Porch also included some great options for Denver summer camps, but if you are looking for a few lesser-known Denver summer camps, especially those in NE Denver, keep reading!

Sarah’s Summer Camp
Call us biased as this Denver summer camp is operated by our own Laura Fuller’s daughter, Sarah, but this is a true best-kept secret. Each day features a theme and activity, and lunch too! Camp hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at $250 per week. Not only are you getting your kiddos out of the house at a fair price, you are also supporting a young entrepreneur. Sarah’s camp is available the weeks of June 10th and June 17th. For more information and to register, email Sarah Fuller at sarahcfuller04@gmail.com.

Discovery Link
We’ve always thought only kids enrolled in Discovery Link during the school year could attend the summer session. Not true, and registration is open now. There is also an ala carte enrichment program camp at Bromwell Elementary. Find info on both here.

Gymtegrity
Wanna get all the energy out your littles? This is the place. There are half, full and theme-based camps....

Neir Team Earns Top Producer Honors for 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DENVER, February 15, 2019 – For the second year in a row, the Neir Team has ranked #1 in sales production for Kentwood City Properties.

The Neir Team’s 2018 other accomplishments include:

• Securing 5280 magazine’s “Five Star Real Estate Award” for the 9th year in a row.
• Closing over $28 million in home sales, with an average sold price of $628,156.

“We owe all of our success to clients who honor us with their repeat business and referrals,” said Realtor Stacy Neir. “We are proud to achieve our team mission to ‘Make Every Client a Client for Life.’”

In addition to serving their clients, the Neir Team also makes serving the Denver community a top priority.

Along with other community service projects, the Neir Team founded “Givetoberfest” in 2018 to blend all the fun of Oktoberfest with raising money for nonprofit organizations. The inaugural Givetoberfest benefited Impact 360, a group dedicated working to ensure that socioeconomic status does not limit individual potential and that every child should have access to the resources and opportunities that foster human potential.

About The Neir Team
The Neir Team is one of Denver's premier real estate teams. Throughout their distinguished 18 year career in the residential real estate business, they have garnered numerous sales production awards which places them among the upper echelon of real estate teams in Colorado and nationwide.

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Best Denver Public Elementary Schools: Where to Buy When You Have Kids

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With Denver Public Schools’ (DPS) School Choice enrollment process underway, we’ve been thinking about the connection between where you live and where your kids go to school.

In DPS, a School Choice process exists that allows you to request the schools that will best meet your needs, regardless of where you live in Denver. However, most schools still have neighborhood school status, which means if you live at a certain address you have a guaranteed spot at that school.

While you are unlikely to make a buy/sell decision before Feb. 15, the end of round one of School Choice, this is a good time for parents with children not yet in preschool or kindergarten to start thinking about where to send the littles in the future.

Below are the best elementary schools in Denver that are either a neighborhood school or part of an enrollment zone. In enrollment zones, you don’t have a guaranteed spot at a specific school, but a guaranteed spot at one of the schools in the zone if you live within that’s zone’s boundaries.

If you want to skip all the reading, we think your best bet is to buy within the Stapleton Enrollment Zone. A best Denver public elementary school pick is Westerly Creek, which is within that zone. While Westerly Creek is #4 in this list, the difference in score is negligible when comparing the best Denver elementary schools designated as home schools or in enrollment zones. Additionally, other schools in the Stapleton Enrollment Zone are also...

Keep Your Resolutions: Find a Fitness and Weight Loss Special in Denver

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Exercising more, eating healthier and saving money typically rank as the top three New Year’s resolutions. If you have put any of these on your list, we’ve got you covered with great fitness and weight loss specials in Denver – in fact, right here in Stapleton so you can get healthy, save money and really support local!

Aktivstyle.com
Don’t sign up for fitness or weight loss special in Denver until you have the right gear. Activ, a Scandinavian clothing line owned by Stapleton residents, is offering 40% of Newline Sports workout clothes (code: Newline40) and 15% off Moonchild yoga clothing (code: Moonchild15). @aktiv5280

Anytime Fitness Northfield
Join for $1! There are also personal training specials if you are looking for some one-on-one coaching. @AnytimeFitnessNorthfieldDenver

Bar Method Stapleton
Bar Method Stapleton wants to help make sure you keep your fitness goals with a New Year six-week challenge – finishers earn a free Bar Method tank and are entered into a drawing for a $150 Beyond Yoga gift certificate. Through Jan. 31, their fitness and weight loss special in Denver is $49 for your first month or a 10-pack pass for $135. @TheBarMethodDenverStapleton

Barre Central
Barre Central lets you test out if barre is for you with a free-week trial for new clients, valid anytime. (That means if you are a procrastinator, you’ll still be able to get this fitness and weight loss special in Denver beyond January!) @barrecentralco

Bladium
Bladium is starting a new Les Mills program in January. To help you find out more about it and their fitness and weight loss special in Denver, Bladium hosting...

What to Do in Denver: January 2019

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If your New Year’s Resolution includes getting out more, here are ideas to get you started.

WHAT TO DO IN DENVER JANUARY 1-6

JANUARY 1: Mad Hatters Tea Party Recovery Brunch, ViewHouse Ball Park, 10 a.m.

JANUARY 2: Candlelit Restorative Yoga and Essential Oils, RiNO Yoga Social, 7-8:15 p.m.

JANUARY 3: Intro to Knitting, Grandma's House, 6:30 p.m.

JANUARY 4: First Friday Art Walk, Santa Fe Arts District, 5:30 p.m.

JANUARY 5: DDA free spin class, Shift Cycle + Fitness, 10:30 a.m.

JANUARY 6: Rocky Mountain Goat Yoga, Release Studio, 9 a.m.

WHAT TO DO IN DENVER JANUARY 7-13

JANUARY 7: Yoga + The Bachelor Watch Party, Ironton Distillery & Crafthouse, 6 p.m.

JANUARY 8: Astronomy On Tap, BarFly Denver, 7 p.m.

JANUARY 9: Women Who Wine: The Notorious RBG, Wild Women Wine, 6:30 p.m.

JANUARY 10: Free Women's Avalanche Awareness Classroom, Wilderness Exchange Unlimited, 8 p.m.

JANUARY 11: 4th Annual Northwest Beer Fest, The Oriental Theater, 8-11 p.m.

JANUARY 12: 4th Annual Barrel-Aged Beer Festival, Lowdown Brewery + Kitchen, 11 a.m.

JANUARY 13: Just Dance Launch Party, Dance Fitness Studio at Stanley Marketplace, 9-11 a.m.

WHAT TO DO IN DENVER JANUARY 14-20

JANUARY 14: To Kill A Mockingbird, Alamo Drafthouse...

What to Do in Denver with Kids - January

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Happy New Year! If your resolution is to take your children on more outings – and get them off those screens! – here some ideas for QT in the neighborhood and beyond.

WHAT TO DO IN DENVER WITH KIDS – JANUARY 1-6

JANUARY 1
Stapleton: Kids Winter Camp – Snow Day, Whimsy Paint and Sip, 10:30 a.m.
Tinker Studio, Denver Public Library Main Branch, 2-4 p.m.

JANUARY 2
Stapleton: L’il Kickers New Year’s Camp, Bladium, 9 a.m. to noon
Clysdale Meet and Greet, Outside Argonaut Liquors, 3-5 p.m.

JANUARY 3
Intro to 3D Printing, Pauline Robinson Library, 2:30 p.m.

JANUARY 4
Stapleton: Friday Night Tinker Fun, 6-8 p.m.
Mindbender Mansion Exhibit, Denver Museum of Nature and Science (exhibit ends Jan. 6)

JANUARY 5
Wake + Make, Family Open Workshop. The Craftsman & Apprentice, 9 a.m.

JANUARY 6
Stapleton: Family Class-Cozy Whiskers, Whimsy Paint & Sip Studio, 10:30 a.m.
Movie at the Symphony: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Boettcher Concert Hall

WHAT TO DO IN DENVER JANUARY 7-13

JANUARY 7
Stapleton: FAB Lab, Mindcraft Makerspace, 3:30-6 p.m.

JANUARY 8...

See Them Shine: A Guide to NE Denver's Holiday Light Displays

Most Denver holiday light displays are found in the city’s suburbs, which can make an evening of light peeping a bit of a challenge for urban dwellers as the littles rarely want a long drive. But, we’ve uncovered some gems right here in NE Denver so tonight be sure to grab a holiday treat for the road and set out for the festiveness. (By the way, one mom reported they had peppermint milkshakes – brilliant!)

Park Hill Denver Holiday Light Displays

Christmas Light Wonderland, 3070 Hudson St.
This house boasts a 13 ft. Christmas tree with a “surprise inside,” a tunnel of light that is a perfect “selfie spot” and 65,000 lights set to music.

Joy and Peace, 2802 Jasmine
This decorator reports this is their first year decorating after being inspired by their neighbor at 28th and Kearney. Give them some first-year support (and go see 28th and Kearney too!).

Archway to Christmas, 2546 Dexter
In addition to the archway, see trees aglow and nutcrackers. This house’s residents plan to make the show bigger every year.

Stapleton Denver Holiday Light Displays

Toy Soldiers and Nutcrackers on Guard, 2661 Hanover Ct.
Larger than life nutcrackers and toy soldiers adorn this house. Props to the designers as their giant decorations are handmade.

33rd and Trenton
You’d be hard pressed to find someone in Stapleton that doesn’t know of this spectacular display that is actually a 40-minute show! But, we couldn’t do a light guide without including it. It is worth a visit every year, even if you can’t stay for the duration.

35th Heading East of Central Park Boulevard
While these...

Curtis Park: Denver’s Oldest Neighborhood Brings in the New

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Curtis Park may be Denver’s oldest neighborhood, but that doesn’t keep it from bringing in the new while maintaining its historic charm and friendly neighborhood feel.

Since the fall, three amazing restaurants have joined Denver’s Curtis Park -- proving just how hot this neighborhood is. Here’s a look at the great new dining and some other wonderful things about Curtis Park.

Lou’s Italian Specialties
So far restaurateur Joshua Pollack hasn’t been wrong in thinking that many Coloradoan’s are craving authentic East Coast tastes… from bagels to pizza and now an Italian deli. That’s right, Pollack is the man that brought us Rosenberg’s Bagels, followed up Famous Original J’s. And now it is Lou’s Italian Specialties, which opened earlier this week. Lou’s is like a trifecta of goodness: a deli, a specialty market and a restaurant with a wonderful assortment of “take and bake” meals. The deli offers hot and cold sandwiches, paninis, salads and soups. The market will have specialty oil, spices and more. And to take home? You can’t go wrong with spaghetti and meatballs with scratch-made marinara. Will all this yumminess, Denver’s Curtis Park residents may never have to prep their own meals again!

Liberati Osteria and Oenobeers
For having only opened months ago, Liberati Osteria and Oenobeers has made quite a name for itself – even making its way to the pages of Forbes magazine. So what is it all about? Authentic Italian cuisine, the kind you’d...

What to Do in Denver with Kids: December 2018

What to Do in Denver with Kids

The holidays bring so many fun activities you could do something different with your family every day! If you need help planning, here is a daily list of thing to do in Denver with Kids in December 2018. 

WHAT TO DO IN DENVER KIDS – December 7-9

DECEMBER 7:
Gingerbread House Party, HashTAG, 4-6 p.m.
Recurs Dec. 8-9 and 14-16
DECEMBER 8:
Olde Golden Christmas Parade, Downtown Golden, 10:30 a.m.
Also on Dec. 15
DECEMBER 9:
Chanukah Wonderland and Food Drive, Stanley Marketplace 5-7 p.m.

WHAT TO DO IN DENVER WITH KIDS – December 10-16

DECEMBER 10:
Bowling Special, Punchbowl Social, open until 5 p.m.
Recurs daily – bring a child and your whole group bowls for half price
DECEMBER 11:
Holiday Dance Performance by Cherry Creek Dance, Stanley Marketplace, Stanley Marketplace, 6 p.m.
DECEMBER 12:
Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Recurs daily
DECEMBER 13:
Christmas in Color, Water World, 5:30 p.m.
Recurs daily
...

What to do in Denver: December 2018

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Chances are slim you have a night free in busy December, but just in case you do, check out our “What to Do in Denver” picks.

WHAT TO DO IN DENVER – December 6-9

DECEMBER 6:
Twist Your Dickens, Aurora Fox, 7:30 p.m.
Recurs Thursday through Sunday each week through Dec. 23
DECEMBER 7:
Ugly Sweater Party, Stoney’s, 7 p.m.
DECEMBER 8:
Festivus Tapping Party of Candy Cane Chocolate Stout, Wood Boss Brewing, 4 p.m.
DECEMBER 9:
Ten Tenors Home for the Holidays Show, Boettcher Concert Hall, 6:30 p.m.

WHAT TO DO IN DENVER – December 10-16

DECEMBER 10:
New Belgium & Avanti F&B Present Smarty Party & A White Elephant Exchange
DECEMBER 11:
“The Office” Trivia Night, The Monkey Barrel, 7 p.m.
DECEMBER 12:
Retro Christmas Party, Walker Fine Art, 6 p.m.
DECEMBER 13:
Winter Solstice Pop-Up, BOOZhall, RiNo, 7 p.m.
DECEMBER 14:...

Holiday Shopping Made Easy: Find Unique Gifts in Denver at Stanley Marketplace

You braved the crowds on Black Friday. You scoured the web for the best deals on Cyber Monday. Still, you haven’t found the perfect gift for your significant other. Take a deep breath. We’ve got you covered. The Stanley Marketplace is the place to find unique gifts in Denver, all in one stop. Just make sure you are extra sneaky so you don’t run into your loved one while shopping! We’ve also included the Facebook and Twitter handles for these great businesses so you can stay in the know. And while you are doing your “liking,” don’t forget to follow us at @stapletonneighborhood and @neirteam for things to do, dining recommendations, tips, our “best of” reviews and more.

Fashionista gifts the Christmas

Unique Gifts in Denver for the Fashionista

For your guy who knows “the shoes make the man” and your gal who can never have too many pairs, Goose & The Goat is your go to. The have great options, but when we shopped the store we were drawn to Bed Stu shoes. Specifically, the “Shala” taupe bootie for her and the “Brentwood” in black for men. Pick out an accessory and you are all set.

Facebook/Twitter: @gooseandgoat and #gooseandthegoat.

Mr. B’s Wine & Spirits Gift Ideas...

Avoid the Stress: Get a Premade Thanksgiving Meal in Denver

Premade Thanksgiving Diner

We love Thanksgiving. But admit it… it can be a bit stressful. The desire to make a moist, delicious turkey and perfect pumpkin pie often become the focus of this holiday that is really about family and counting blessings. Why not simplify your Turkey Day and let someone else do the cooking. Below are some wonderful places where you can get a premade Thanksgiving meal in Denver. And we won’t tell if you want your mother-in-law to think you did all the work!

IMPORTANT NOTE:

If you are interested in a premade Thanksgiving meal in Denver,

DON’T DELAY – most order deadlines are this week!

Premade Thanksgiving Meal in Denver Option #1: FIVE EGGS

ORDERING DEADLINE: End of day Wednesday, November 14

Talk about easy! With a couple of clicks, you can have a complete Thanksgiving meal brought right to your door. The complete meal serves two, but of course, you can order more to accommodate a larger crowd. In addition to turkey, the complete precooked Thanksgiving meal has cranberry sauce, gravy, cornbread stuffing, choice of three sides and pie.

Five Eggs will deliver a fully cooked natural turkey, or take care of the prep and bringing and let you roast it yourself.

If you’re just looking for a few precooked Thanksgiving dinner side dishes, Five Eggs has that too. You can order candied sweet potatoes, classic green bean casserole and other sides, plus pies. We are eyeing the apple pecan arugula salad. It’d be good to have something on the lighter side and the price is very reasonable at just over $2 per person for a salad serving 8.

Premade Thanksgiving Meal in Denver Option #2: MONDO MARKET

ORDERING DEADLINE: TODAY! Monday, Nov. 12 at 8 p.m....

What to Do in Denver with Kids: November 2018

To do in Denver with Kids

The Halloween excitement – and sugar rush – is starting to fade and the full-blown holiday season is still weeks away (that’s a long time for kids… for us adults, we’re wondering “how is it November already?!”), you can bet your kids will be whining “I’m bored” before you know it. Since November is such a busy time in grownup land, we saved you some time and did the research on what to do in Denver with kids in November. We hope it helps save your sanity… at least a little.

WHAT TO DO IN DENVER WITH KIDS – November 5-11

NOVEMBER 5: Let’s Build It – Arctic Diorama, Sam Gary Library, 4-5 p.m.

Hands-on educational craft for kids. 

NOVEMBER 6: FREE Day at Chatfield Farms, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Enjoy nice walks, historic buildings and a play area for kids.

NOVEMBER 7: Paint Pedestrian Silhouettes, Decatur and Federal Light Rail Station, 1-5 p.m.

“Imagine 2020” councilmembers have commissioned life-sized silhouettes, but they need to be painted before they are installed. Put paint clothes on the whole family and leave your mark.

NOVEMBER 8: Family Game Night, Ford-Warren Library, 5 p.m.

Play the classics! 

NOVEMBER 9: Disney Trivia, The Cube in Stapleton, 7 p.m.

Cinderella or Snow White? See if you or the kids know your Disney trivia best.

NOVEMBER 10: Denver Veterans Day Parade and Festival, Civic Center Park, 10 a.m.-noon

Who loves a parade? We do! All the better when it recognizes our brave veterans.

NOVEMBER 11: Denver Veterans Day Run, City Park, 8 a.m.

Run or walk with your kids and the dogs in the memorial 5 and 10K. Proceeds benefit Colorado veterans. 

WHAT TO DO IN...

Denver Halloween Events for Adults

Halloween Denver 2018

Who says the kids have all the fun on Halloween? Here’s a frightful listing of Denver Halloween Events for Adults… let the haunting begin!

Weekend of October 19-21 -- Denver Halloween Events for Adults

October 19:

  • Walking with the Dead: The Spirits Speak, Littleton Museum, 7-10 pm
  • Haunts of Littleton Walking Tour, Downtown Littleton Light Rail Station, 7 pm

October 20:

  • Beetlejuice Movie Party, Alamo Drafthouse Denver, 1:15 pm
  • Paint and Wine Party Tim Burtonesque Style, 2 pm
  • MonsterBash, The Curtis, 8-11 pm
  • Haunts of Littleton Walking Tour, Downtown Littleton Light Rail Station, 7 pm
  • Walking with the Dead: The Spirits Speak, Littleton Museum, 7-10 pm
  • Denver Halloween Bar Crawl, The Refinery, 4 pm

October 21:

  • Pumpkin Carving and Live Music, Station 26 Brewing Co., 11 am
  • BarkHappy Denver Halloween Costume Party for MaxFund, Bruz Beers, 1 pm

Weekend of October 26-28 -- Denver Halloween Events for Adults

October 26:

  • Spooky Speakeasy, Terminal Bar, 9 pm-1 am
  • Victorian Horrors, Molly Brown Museum, 6 pm
  • Deathly Dueling Pianos and Costume Party, ViewHouse Ballpark, 6 pm
  • Haunts of Littleton Walking Tour, Downtown Littleton Light Rail Station, 7 pm
  • Humphrey’s Haunted Mansion Party, Grant-Humphreys Museum, 11 am-12 pm

October 27:

  • Witches and Warlocks Costume Party, Punch Bowl Social, 9 pm
  • Nightmare on Broadway, Alternation Brewing Company, 12 am-12 pm
  • Great Gatsby Halloween Ball, Nocturne, 5:30 pm
  • Adult Trick or Treating, Antique Row, 12 pm
  • Costume Contest, McNichols Civic Center, 8 pm
  • Pumpkin Beer Fest, Hops & Pie, 12 pm
  • ...

Denver Halloween Events for Kids

Halloween in Denver with Kid

Halloween is no longer a one night a year event. There are lots of spooky (not too spooky) Denver Halloween events for kids to keep your family feeling spooktacular for the rest of the month.

Below, Denver Halloween Events for kids that occur daily are listed first, followed by recurring events and concluding with a list of date-specific events.

Denver Halloween Events for Kids - Daily

Pumpkin Festival, Tagawa Gardens, 10 am-3 pm

Nick’s Fall Fest and Pumpkin Patch, Nick’s Garden Center, hours vary

Pumpkin Nights, Adams County Fairgrounds

Hole-O-Ween, Colorado Journey Miniature Golf, hours vary

Denver Halloween Events for Kids - Recurring

October 17, 18, 23, 25:

Glow at the Gardens at the Botanic Gardens, 5:30-9:30 pm

October 20, 21:
Bug A Boo, Butterfly Pavilion, 9 a.m.

October 20, 21, 27, 28:
Boo at the Zoo, Denver Zoo, Zoo hours  

October 20, 21, 26-31
Halloween Celebration, Bass Pro Shops Denver, hours vary

October 27-28:

  • Halloween Kids Fest, Denver Aquarium, 10 am-4 pm
  • Trick or Treat Street, Children’s Museum, museum hours 

Denver Halloween Events for Kids - Date Specific

October 19

  • Kids’ Night Out (pumpkin carving and movies), Dream Dance Studios, 5:30-8:30 pm

October 20:

  • Halloween Harvest Festival/Westy Fest and Balloon Glow, 12 pm-8 pm
  • Trick or Treat Street Harvest Festival, Eastbridge Town Center, 2 pm-5 pm
  • Fall Festival, Hector Flores Park (Baker Neighborhood, 10 am-12 pm
  • Broadway Halloween Parade, Wizard’s Chest, 6-7:30 pm

October 21:

  • BOOnion Station Kids Halloween Parade and Party, Union Station, 1 p.m.
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