Has the giving spirit of Thanksgiving taken over? Donate at Civic Center Park.

Excited about Christmas? Head on over to the Christmas craft bazaar or tree lighting.

Looking for art with a twist? Have some late night pancakes at an art show!

Whatever you are in the mood for, there is something for you this weekend.

Adams County Country Christmas Craft Bazaar: November 11 and 12 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

If you are simply counting the days until Christmas arrives and you can’t wait any longer, this event might give you the taste of Christmas you are looking for.

Head down to the Adams County Regional Park for 400 craft booths stocked with hand-made items that will inspire all of your Christmas themed dreams.

There will also be food, fun, and Santa may even stop by. The fundraiser benefits the Adams County Museum.

Admission is $5 but children under 14 are free and parking is free.

Papusa Festival: November 11 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Bring the entire family to the Village Exchange in Aurora the a taste of El Salvador.

Inspired by the Salvadorian culture, this event allows you to taste a variety of pupusas and other authentic meals. While you are filling your tummies with delicious tastes, you can also enjoy the raffles, dance performances, and games.

The best part is it’s free to attend this event.

The Denver Pancakes and Booze Art Show: November 10 from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Tasty food, tasty drinks, and art!

This event hosted by Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom promises to feature over 75 emerging artists in this underground art show.

If that’s not enticing, there will also be plenty of adult only beverages, free pancakes, body painting, and a live DJ.

You must be 21 for this event.

Tickets are $10.

Take this and keep warm: November 12 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

The season of giving and caring has arrived and what better way to start it off than to donate those old scarves and hats taking up space in your closet.

On its 3rd year, the take this and keep warm event already has 700 people planning to attend.

They are asking you to head to Civic Center Park and place scarves, hats, gloves, coats, toiletry bags and anything someone living on the street could use.

Once at the park they ask that you place them near the trees with a note that says “I am not lost, please take me and keep warm”.

Items not collected at the end of the day will be taken to the YMCA.

Free Entry to All National Parks on Veterans Day: November 11 and 12

Some advance warning so you can make plans. In celebration of Veterans Day, all 412 National Park Service units (Parks, Monuments, Historic Sites) will be open to the public for FREE on Saturday & Sunday, November 11 & 12. This includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees.

Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included. The nearest to the metro area is splendid Rocky Mountain National Park between Estes Park and Grand Lake.

This article was first published by MileHighOnTheCheap.com

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Denver Veterans Day Parade and Festival: November 11 at 10 a.m.

Start your Saturday near Civic Center Park by not only joining in a festival but by honoring our local veterans, organizations, and supporters.

The parade is broken down to represent different conflicts in American history that range from the revolutionary war to World War II and will include floats, car clubs and marching bands.

Following the Parade, you can join in the family-friendly festival with live music, family activities, military displays, vendors, and food.

The festival is being called “A celebratory thank you to our veterans”. This event is free.

The 12th Annual Tree Lighting Concert: November 11 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The 12th Annual Tree Lighting held at the Outlets at Castle Rock is more than just a tree lighting with over 8000 light bulbs.

This family-friendly event also includes performances by In Real Life, Waterloo Revival, and Morgan Evans.

The event itself is free but buying a hot chocolate to warm up will be extra.

Pearl Street Stampede Pep Rally for Buffs: November 10 at 7 p.m.

CU Buffs football fans head to downtown Boulder on the evening before every weekend home game, when the Pearl Street Stampede lights up the town.

This old-fashioned parade and pep rally starts at 7 p.m. with an antique CU fire truck leading the procession, followed by the school’s Golden Buffalo Marching Band, the CU football team and cheerleaders.

The parade begins at the Boulder County Courthouse (1300 block) and heads west to the 1000 block, stopping every block for the band to perform and the players to high-five spectators.

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Longmont Turkey Trot: November 11 at 9 a.m.

Thanksgiving is still a few weeks away, but that won't stop runners from hitting the pavement in the 43rd annual Longmont Turkey Trot on Saturday morning.

This year's theme pays tribute veterans. Participants are asked to show their pride and support of those who have served at the race.

Runners will have their choice between a 10k or a 2-mile course, both starting around 9 a.m.

Proceeds from the event go to benefit the City of Longmont Youth Scholarship fund.

You can register for the race here.