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What to Do in Denver with Kids: July 2018

Family activities in Denver for July

It’s mid-summer and the kids are getting bored. Now that the 4th of July fun is over, what next? We’ve got the answer for what to do with kids in Denver daily for the rest of the month.

 What to Do in Denver with Kids July 7-8

JULY 7-8: SCFD Showcase at Denver Botanic Gardens. Special programming and half-priced admission.

What to Do in Denver with Kids the Week of July 9-15

JULY 9: French Storytime at the Children’s Museum, 11:30 a.m. Introduce your kids to this beautiful language then stay for all the fun the museum has to offer – inside and out.

 JULY 10: July Drum Circle at the Hudson Gardens, 6:15 p.m. Enjoy the Gardens and a drum circle at this family friendly event.

JULY 11: Scoop of Jazz, Little Man Ice Cream, 7 p.m. Kids like ice cream, you like jazz (and we’re sure the kids will be tappin’ their toes too!)

JULY 12: Eric West’s Music for Kids, Ross-University Hills Library. From unusual instruments to puppets, see what Eric will pull out of antique trunk to keep the whole family entertained. 

JULY 13: Denver County Fair at National Western, hours vary. Standard fair activities with a twist, it’s a “fun and furry, wacky and weird.” (through July 15).

JULY 14: Insectival at the Butterfly Pavilion, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Live entertainments, bounce houses, carnival games and of course incredible animals and beautiful butterflies.

JULY 15: LEGOrado at History Colorado Center, museum hours. See Colorado Lego-style and other fund hands-on museum exhibits – bonus, kids who wear a baseball jersey get in free (exhibit open through summer).

What to Do in Denver with Kids the Week...

What to Do in Denver: July 2018

This to do in Denver for Adults

Sometimes when it is date night, thinking of something different to do can be harder than finding a babysitter! Now that 4th of July festivities are done, you are due for a little adult time. We’ve got you covered on what to do in Denver through the end of the month.

WHAT TO DO IN DENVER JULY 5-8

JULY 5: Thursday Night Bazaar at Stanley Marketplace 5 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Wine, cider, beer and spirits sampling, plus live music – all while shopping (yes, please).

JULY 6: RiNo First Friday, 6-9 p.m. RiNo businesses will open to feature specials, live music and art.

JULY 7: Penny Admission at Museum of Contemporary Art, 10 a.m. See this great museum at a great price.

JULY 8: JazzerCider Colorado Cider Company, 11:30 a.m. Jazzercize meets cider in this first ever event.

WHAT TO DO IN DENVER JULY 9-15

JULY 9: Film on the Rocks (Red Rocks), 7 p.m. The Big Lebowski 20th anniversary!

JULY 10: Rockies Game at Coors Field, 6:40 p.m. Take me out to the ball game (vs. Arizona Diamondbacks).

 JULY 11: Railbenders at Elway’s Cherry Creek, 7 p.m. FREE outdoor concert.

JULY 12: Water Hole – Mating, Dating and Copulating at the Denver Zoo, 5:30 p.m. Yep, this is about how animals “get wild” plus, light appetizers and drinks for you. 

JULY 13-15: Slow Food Nations Festival at Larimer Square, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Workshops, demos, talks and of course tastes! 

WHAT TO DO IN DENVER JULY 16-22

JULY 16: All Day Happy Hour at D Bar Restaurant, 5 p.m. Great specials on drinks and confections.

JULY 17: Sip & Sushi at Dry Dock Brewing Company, 6:30 p.m. Learn how to roll sushi at home.

JULY 18: Free Poker...

July 4th in Denver: What to Do Day or Night

July 4th in Denver

Break out the Stars and Stripes. The sparklers and the picnic baskets. July 4th in Denver 2018 will be here Wednesday and you don't want to miss the fun! See how to spend Independence Day below. 

Start Off with a Bang

Annual Highland 4th of July Parade

Have your kids (or you) ever wanted to be in a parade? This July 4th in Denver is your chance. Decorate the bikes, wagons, scooters and strollers and head over to the Highlands neighborhood for their annual parade. The route begins at 32nd and Clay St., heads past the great local businesses on 32nd and turns down the hill to the finale at Hirshorn Park (across the street from Little Man Ice Cream.) Speaking of Little Man, the iconic creamery will scoop a monstrous sundae – 200 feet to be exact. (That’s a lot of scoops.) You’ll also enjoy free hot dogs, live music, dance performances and other family fun. Staging begins at 9 a.m. with the official parade starting at 9:30 a.m. 

The Annual Highland 4th of July parade really showcases how the greater Highlands has grown into such a wonderful neighborhood for families.

Park Hill 4th of July Parade

If you’d rather watch a parade than be in a parade this July 4th in Denver, head east to Park Hill (another great neighborhood for families) and take in their annual event. This parade runs down 23rd Avenue from Dexter to Kearney streets. There is also a post-parade party immediately following at 22nd Avenue and Kearney Street. This street-style fair will feature kids’ activities, music and food until around 3 p.m. There is free parking in neighboring streets and many of the...