There's plenty to do this weekend before watching the big game Sunday night on 9NEWS. The reigning NBA champions are coming to the Mile High City and Cirque du Soleil is bringing a new production to Colorado. If you want to celebrate the winter season, events in Grand Lake and Pagosa Springs are sure to please. Check out one of these fun events across Colorado this weekend:
Kicker Arenacross - Denver
The nation's top pro and amateur riders are in Denver to take on the huge dirt course at the Kicker National Arenacross and Freestyle Motocross Show on Friday and Saturday at the National Western Event Center. If you're interested in competing or attending a class, open registration begins at 2 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. on Saturday. Tickets for the main events (which start at 7:30 p.m.) can be purchased online at TicketsWest.com.
Winterfest 2018 - Pagosa Springs
Pagosa Springs' Winterfest is an activity-packed weekend for the whole family. The festival starts with a hot air balloon ascension on Saturday at 8 a.m. in downtown Pagosa Springs by the San Juan River. The Fat Bike Race begins at 9 a.m. at Yamaguchi Park with Kids K, 6K and 12K races to benefit The DUST2 Youth Cycling Team. The 7th Annual Penguin Plunge gets underway at 1 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center. Brave souls can plunge into the San Juan River for charity or you just enjoy the sight safely from the San Juan River Walk. The "Anything Goes Downhill Sled Race" for homemade sleds kicks off at 2:30 p.m. at Reservoir Hill. Winterfest continues on Sunday with another hot air balloon ascension at followed by a Super Bowl party at Pagosa Brewing at noon. For a complete schedule visit PagosaChamber.com.
The NBA's best squad will be in Colorado to take on the Denver Nuggets on Saturday night. The Golden State Warriors have the league's best record and are looking to shore up the number-one seed in the playoffs. The Nuggets are fighting for a playoff spot and a win against the Warriors would make a strong statement. Tickets for the 7 p.m. game can be purchased online at AltitudeTickets.com.
Cirque du Soleil Crystal - Colorado Springs
The first-ever Cirque du Soleil on ice is playing in Colorado Springs this weekend. Amazing ice skaters and acrobats "take their new frozen playground by storm with speed and fluidity as they
challenge the laws of gravity with a flurry of unexpected acrobatics." Cirque du Soleil says the show is a journey of initiation and self-discovery. Crystal plays the Broadmoor World Arena through Sunday. Tickets are available at AXS.com.
Free Day at Denver Art Museum - Denver
The Denver Art Museum at Civic Center Park is one of the largest and most important art museums between Chicago and the West Coast with a wide range of holdings. The museum has 10 permanent galleries: African, American Indian, Asian, European and American, modern and contemporary, pre-Columbian, photography, Spanish Colonial, textile and western American art. Admission to the museum is free on Saturday. The museum's hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event was first published by MileHighOnTheCheap.com. For more local deals and discounts go to MileHighOnTheCheap.com.
Ice Addiction Ice Fishing Tournament - Grand Lake
The Ice Addiction Tournament Series - the largest fishing tournament in the West - arrives in Grand Lake on Saturday. There will be over $40,000 in cash and prizes as well as a $10,000 ATV package for the first-place winner. There are no gimmicks: the single heaviest fish wins. Pre-registration is $45 online. There will also be giveaways, free coffee and Johnson's Corner's famous cinnamon rolls. The event begins at 8 a.m. at Grand Lake.
Colorado All State Choir Concert - Denver
The best choir students in Colorado have been working towards this concert, presented Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Buell Theatre at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. The concert will feature a men's choir, women's choir and mixed choir. Tickets start at $14 for adults and $12 for seniors and children under 18 and can be purchased at AXS.com. Tickets are slightly more expensive if you purchase at the door.
This family-friendly concert will combine the music of Star Wars, Mission Impossible, Superman, Pirates of the Caribbean and Titanic with the magic of the circus with aerialists, acrobats, contortionists and more. There are shows at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Macky Auditorium on the CU campus. Tickets are available online at BoulderPhil.org. For a 25% discount on tickets for the 2 p.m. concert, buy online with promo code MHOTC at checkout or call 303-449-1343 ext. 2 and mention the discount. This event was first published by MileHighOnTheCheap.com. For more local deals and discounts go to MileHighOnTheCheap.com.
Evil Dead: The Musical - Denver
There is still time to catch this hilarious adults-only musical at Denver's Equinox Theatre. The show takes all the elements of the classic cult films The Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness and combines them into a crazy musical experience. The show received a huge response in 2013 and 2016 and the Equinox Theatre Company is happy to bring the show back through February 17. The musical is for adults 17 and older due to blood, language, blood, violence and more blood. Tickets start at $17 and are available online.
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