Things To Do in Colorado When You’re Bored – May 20-22

View of the History Colorado Center. Source: History Colorado, Denver CO.
View of the History Colorado Center. Source: History Colorado, Denver CO.

Many things to do in Colorado this weekend. While most Colorado events listed are in the Denver area, a few are elsewhere in the state.

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Note that multi-day events are listed under the first date. We strive to be accurate, so if any date or time info is incorrect, please let us know. It may be prudent to double-check using event contact information to ensure there hasn’t been a change or weather delay.

Friday, May 20, 2016

This Old Home: Researching the History of Houses and Other Buildings in Colorado

Held at the History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway, Denver CO.  Whether it’s a mansion or a modest dwelling, History Colorado’s collections hold clues about buildings—and the people associated with them. Learn how to successfully research your property with Erika Schmelzer from the Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation and Library Director Laura Ruttum Senturia. After the program, stay to start research in their collections! There is a $4 to $5 fee for this event, which runs 10:30am to 12:30pm. For more information, visit the event website.

Extreme Mustang Makeover-Colorado

CSU B.W. Picket Equine Center hosts the Extreme Mustang Makeover on May 20-21, 2016. Youth and adult trainers will have a chance to showcase their assigned Mustang’s talents after just 100 days of training for $25,000 in cash and prizes. Competing adult Mustangs will be available for adoption at the conclusion of the event. The address is 701 S Overland Trail, Fort Collins CO. More information is online at

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Camping Adventures

Scheduled for May 21, 2016, from 5:30-8:30pm, at the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus, 2121 Children’s Museum Drive, Denver CO. Come to the Children’s Museum’s Joy Park after hours for camping fun — though no one is actually spending the night. The evening will be filled with fun camp-themed activities including free play in Joy Park after-hours, a picnic dinner, and sweet treats to end the night. There is a $10 to $30 cost to participate. For more information, see the event website.

Denver’s Five Points Jazz Festival

The annual Five Points Jazz Festival returns with bands and performances at multiple venues around Denver’s Five Points area. Admission is free for this one-day event, May 21, 2016. For schedule and details, visit this page.

Meet a Buffalo Soldier

On May 21, 2016, 11:30am-2pm, come to the History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway, Denver CO, for this free event. The first peacetime all African American units formed after the Civil War became known as Buffalo Soldiers. Tim Johnson portrays Sgt. Jack Hackett, a Buffalo Soldier.  Come ask him your questions about the life of a soldier in the late 1800s. More information online.

Southwest Plaza Farmers’ Market

Held Saturdays, 8am-2pm, at Southwest Plaza, 8501 W Bowles Avenue, in Littleton CO. Details and vendors online at

Family Film Night Film & Dino Day

Come and watch The Good Dinosaur and enjoy dinosaur-themed crafts and activities including a dinosaur egg hunt. Seating is limited for the movie, so reserve tickets online ($6 to $10). Scheduled for the Liniger Building at CU South Denver, 10035 Peoria Street, Parker CO. This showing is a part of “Dino Day” at the museum, from 10am to 3pm.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Highlands Ranch Farmers’ Market

Held Sundays, 10am-2pm, at the Town Center, 9288 Dorchester Street, in Highlands Ranch CO.

Vibrant South Asian Launch Event

The launch event for Vibrant South Asian, A non-profit organization focused on educating the community about South Asian cultures, people, and places and improving access to education in South Asia. This free event includes performances, activities for all ages, and refreshments highlighting South Asia. Held at St. Cajetan’s Center, CU Denver Auraria Campus, 1190 9th Street, Denver CO, from 2pm to 5pm. For more information, visit the event website at

Walk for Israel | Celebrate Family and Food Festival

Scheduled for May 22, 2016, 9am-2pm, the location is the Sculpture Park at Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1400 Curtis Street, Denver CO. This Jewish community event features activities for the entire family. JEWISHcolorado’s Walk for Israel is a 2-mile walk in support of Israel. JCC Denver’s Celebrate Family Festival includes classes and activities for all ages. Registration is required, but the event is free. See for details.

Coming Soon

8th Annual 1940’s WWII Era Ball

This ball and destination event, June 17-19, 2016, will transport 2,000+ guests back to the 1940’s through music, costumes, a pin-up girl contest, food, drinks, and dancing. The annual sell-out event raises money for the Wounded Warriors Project, the Spirit of Flight Center Colorado, and the Audie Murphy Museum. Ticket prices start at $45. The location is Boulder Airport, 3393 Airport Road, in Boulder CO. To find out more about this annual Ball, visit the official website at

Stay tuned for more from Denver and surrounding areas!

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