KUSA – The birds are chirping, flowers are blooming and fresh aromas are in the air! This can only mean one thing: spring is here! It's time to get off the couch and go enjoy Colorado for what it's worth. So put some pep into your step and dive right in. For your pleasure, 9NEWS has compiled the top events happening around Colorado this weekend! Plus we've even added an interactive Google Map to help guide you with your weekend planning.
Denver Auto Show- All Weekend- Denver http://denv.co/1krD0ab.
The Denver Auto show is most definitely the weekend's most anticipated event! It's where car lovers, potential buyers and people who are looking for an entertaining day out come together. It's also the perfect place to browse hundreds of this year's newest vehicles-cars, vans, hybrids, light trucks, sports utilities and much more! If you have any questions don't fret….factory representatives will be on site to answer your questions in a no pressure environment! Plus there will be cars to suit any budget, environment and lifestyle. So come on over to the show this weekend…there's even a range of activities that will make the day a great outing for the whole family!
Ritzy Titanic Dinner- April 12- Denver http://bit.ly/1oN6KAa.
Don your most elegant ball gowns and tuxes for the year's most extravagant dinner! The greatest in ocean-going luxury…the "Ritz" is where the super-rich wined and dined on the famous Titanic ship. You'll enjoy an tasteful eight course meal served by Titanic's most famous survivor- Cesar Ritz. This event would be perfect for a date night with that special someone to help get those romantic juices flowing! Don't forget to buy your tickets in advance, it'll truly be an elegant affair to remember!
Disney's Bears Film Screening- April 12- Denver http://bit.ly/1htJnrf.
Looking for a fun-filled family event with the little ones? Well then Disney's Bears is where you should be this Saturday. The adventure film showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two small subs are taught life's most vital lessons. There's also a personal narration by John C. Reilly as he uncovers the family's journey through wolf packs, avalanches and much more. The film arrives next week but download your early passes to see the film in advance…it's free!
Pinball Showdown- All Weekend- Greenwood Village http://bit.ly/1kLNn4r.
If you're thinking what I'm thinking that you're on the ball….the Rocky Mountain pinball expo is finally here! This event is perfect for all pinball wizards, arcade gamers and video game aficionados but it's also great for people who just want to have some pinball fun! The three day event features a selection of over 125 free pinball and arcade games to play…don't worry you won't need any quarters! While you're there you can also check out various tournaments and seminars, plus they'll be tons of buying and selling exhibits. In all, for a meager ticket price of $25 you can't go wrong!
Outdoor Adventure Retreat- April 12- Boulder http://bit.ly/1lQH4k8.
Get a little zen in your life and stop by the outdoor adventure retreat! The event will combine outdoor rock climbing, mindful movement visualization, breath work, partner yoga and much more. If you're looking to restore some balance and harmony into your life then this is the place to be this weekend. So come enliven your soul, lift your spirit, gain a deeper appreciation for nature and leave with a heightened appreciation for yourself and your community!
bRUNch at Vesper Lounge-April 13- Denver http://bit.ly/OMEgWu.
This Sunday Vesper Lounge will be hosting the bRUNch run. The event includes a 5K race with post-race brunch festival. Fun prizes will be awarded for the top three finishers in each category plus for the best breakfast themed costume. After the race participants and spectators will enjoy an amazing brunch themed festal including small bites, cocktails and delicious beer from Denver's most popular restaurants and breweries. Don't be late for the festivities, check-in is at 9:15 A.M. and the run kicks off at 9:30 A.M. sharp!
Doors Open Denver- April 12 & April 13-Denver http://bit.ly/1sBq3vE.
Looking to get cultured?! Come celebrate art and architecture at Doors Open Denver this weekend. This two-day event allows visitors to get a personal tour of the amazing buildings Denver has to offer. The event visits different mansions, buildings and businesses around the Denver area so there's something out there for everyone! If you want to get a personal tour of the Governor's Mansion or perhaps want to learn some more about the city's architecture then this is the event for you!
Big Cool Science Festival- April 12- Colorado Springs http://denv.co/1hnDYkw.
Kids get ready….the big cool science festival is here! This weekend over 1,000 kids will take over CC's campus, exploring tons of hands-on science activities and tours. If you're on a budget this is the perfect event to splurge on….it's free! Festivities start at 10 AM this Saturday….see you there!
Taste of Pearl- April 12-Boulder http://bit.ly/1sBnjOP.
That's right the 2014 Taste of Pearl extravaganza is officially here! Enjoy an unforgettable afternoon discovering Boulder's culinary art scene. You'll have a chance to taste some of Colorado's most distinctive wines while strolling through Downtown Boulder's trendy galleries and retails shops. By attending you'll also be supporting a great cause…. a portion of the event's proceeds will benefit Boulder's Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA). The past three years this event has sold out so don't forget to buy your tickets in advance….see you there!
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