9 things to do in Denver and Colorado this weekend: January 14-16
With the National Western Stock Show, Colorado Indian Market, RV and boat shows, there is plenty to do in Colorado this weekend.
COLORADO, UNITED STATES – The National Western Stock Show is back for a second weekend and the Colorado Indian Market, Colorado RV Adventure Travel Show, Wintersköl and the Denver Boat Show return this January weekend.
The Nuggets, Avalanche and Danny Elfman are also all in the Mile High City this weekend. Don’t forget your New Years Resolutions, there are several refreshing 5K and 10K races – because there is certainly more to do this weekend than just watching football. Check out one of these fun events across Colorado this January weekend.
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DENVER – The National Western Stock Show is underway in Mile High City. A tradition since 1906, this half-rodeo, half-breeding and half-fair show brings together hundreds of thousands of people every year at the National Western Complex for a celebration of our state’s agricultural heritage. Whether you’re a Colorado native or transplanted to Centennial State, you can’t miss this annual event, which runs through Sunday, January 23 at the National Western Complex and Denver Coliseum on I-70 and Brighton Blvd. You didn’t know Denver until you knew the National Western Stock Show.
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COLORADO SPRINGS – The 40th Annual Colorado Indian Market & Southwest Art Fest will bring together 150 of the nation’s top artists and craftspeople at the Colorado Springs Event Center from Friday to Sunday. In addition to Southwestern, Native American and Western art, the show will feature festive food and live performances from Bill Miller, Injunity, Red Feather Woman, Syd Masters, Gary Roller and more. One-day and multi-day tickets are available for purchase online.
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DENVER – After a one-year hiatus, the The annual Colorado RV Adventure & Travel Show is back with 2022 models of RVs, Trailers, Fifth-Wheel Trailers, Pickup Trucks, RVs, and Tent Trailers from the nation’s top manufacturers. Those looking to explore the world of RVs for the first time, as well as the most serious RV enthusiast, can experience hundreds of RVs, explore campgrounds and travel destinations, and hear from RV and travel experts. The Colorado RV Adventure & Travel Show runs Thursday through Saturday at the Colorado Convention Center. Tickets are available on AXS.com.
DENVER – The annual Denver Boat Show arrives this weekend at the Colorado Convention Center. The show is Colorado’s largest boat show with 250,000 square feet of personal watercraft, fishing boats, cruisers, runabouts, pontoons, wakeboard and surf boats and all of the latest boating accessories from 2022. The show tickets are also available on DenverBoatShow.com.
DENVER – The Colorado Symphony will perform famous Danny Elfman film scores at this unmissable symphonic event this weekend. Music for “Batman”, “Edward Scissorhands”, “The Nightmare Before Christmas”, “Beetlejuice” and more will be performed on stage by the orchestra, enhanced by visuals of original sketches, drawings and storyboards by Tim Burton on the big screen.
Danny Elfman himself will perform some of his own works live from the stage with frequent violinist Sandy Cameron. Performances will take place Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm Elfman will also hold an intimate afternoon at 2:30 pm Saturday, which will cover his career as a composer for film, television and orchestras. For tickets, visit ColoradoSymphony.org.
DENVER – Known the world over as “The Ultimate Wellness Show”, “The Choir of Man” offers 90 minutes of unmistakable joy for all ages. Featuring tunes from pop, classic rock, folk, Broadway and pub, “The Choir of Man” features breathtaking harmonies, mind-blowing vocals, world-class tap dancing and poetic meditations on the power of music. community. With a real functional bar on stage, come ready to drink in the action. The international hit plays at the Buell Theater in Denver Friday, Saturday and Sunday and at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen Thursday.
BERTHOUD – Originally scheduled for December, the Colorado snow sculpting competition has been moved to January due to warm weather and lack of snow. Now in the crisp January air, artists started wrapping snow on Monday and sculpture started in Berthoud on Wednesday. The artists will finish their sculptures on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. The main street of Berthoud will open the vote for the people’s choice prizes on Saturday January 15 at 10 a.m. and the vote will be open until 4 p.m.
ASPEN – The 71st annual Wintersköl takes place Thursday through Sunday in Aspen. The four-day celebration includes mountain activities, snow sculptures, a torchlight descent on Aspen Mountain and more. Snowmass Luminescence, an interactive art and light exhibit, will take place after dusk and fireworks are scheduled for Sunday evening. Look for Wintersköl’s snow sculptures every day on the Mill Street shopping center.
LONGMONT – A day-long shopping extravaganza will call the Boulder County Fairgrounds “home” this weekend. The 28th annual Super Duper Garage Sale takes place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Super Duper Garage Sale is an epicenter for antiques, collectibles, and garage items of all kinds.
DENVER – The fiery Colorado Avalanche takes on the Arizona Coyotes this Friday night at Ball Arena in downtown Denver. The puck falls at 7 p.m. Friday. For tickets, see Ticketmaster.com.
DENVER – Your Denver Nuggets don’t play one, not two, but Three games at the Ball Arena this weekend. The Nuggets host the Portland Trailblazers at 8 p.m. Thursday, LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers at 7 p.m. Saturday and finally the Utah Jazz arrive in town at 6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are available online at DenverNuggets.com.
GOLDEN – The 33rd Annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering has been a Colorado tradition since 1989. The event, which celebrates the poetry that began with cattle herd and ranch workers, took place Saturday and Sunday at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden. This weekend’s lineup includes Andy Nelson, Carol Heuchan, Dave Stamey, Eli Barsi, Gary Allegretto, Jean Prescott, Susie Night and Terry Nash. Tickets are available online.
DENVER – Are you – or someone you know – in 2022? The Colorado Bridal Show is your one-stop-shop for wedding planning, dresses, flowers, samples, pricing and more. The Colorado Bridal Show takes place Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sheraton Denver Tech Center Hotel. Show tickets can be purchased online.
WESTMINSTER – If you’re looking to keep your New Years Resolutions at least until January, head to Westminster for one of those fun races this Sunday. With a half marathon, 5K and 10K, there is a length for all skill levels. The races will take place on the terrace of Westminster Drive and will take place along the Big Dry Creek Trail. All participants will receive a long sleeve t-shirt and a finisher pint. You can register online here.
DENVER – The Polar Bear 5K is scheduled for a 9am departure this Sunday from Washington Park in Denver. All entrants receive a Polar Bear Super Chill loot item and a finishing medal. A free Kids Fun Run will take place just before 5K. Registration for Polar Bear 5K can be done online.
DENVER – The legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. is commemorated in Denver with what has become one of the largest MLK Day celebrations in the United States – even larger than that in Washington DC La Annual Marade begins Monday at E Colfax Ave. south of City Park. Participants head west along Colfax, ending three miles later at Civic Center Park. The festivities run from 9:30 a.m. on Monday until around 1 p.m.
Movies this weekend
“Spider-Man: No Way Home” still continues to dominate the box office. Topping the weekend’s box office for a fourth consecutive weekend, “Spider-Man” became the sixth-highest-grossing film of all time at the domestic box office and the eighth in the world.
Opening this weekend
Last weekend ticket office
- Spider-Man: No Way Home – $ 32.6 million
- Sing 2 – $ 11.6 million
- The 355 – $ 4.6 million
- The King’s Man – $ 3.2 million
- American Underdog – $ 2.3 million
- The Matrix Resurrections – $ 1.8 million
- West Side History – $ 1.7 million
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