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Best bets: sunset safaris, Juneteenth and celebrating Dad

Randi Abels //June 18, 2010//

Best bets: sunset safaris, Juneteenth and celebrating Dad

Randi Abels //June 18, 2010//


Go on a Safari in Colorado! The Plains Conservation Center is having a Sunset Safari Wagon Ride, from 7:00-8:30 pm. After the Wagon takes you to the heart of the Plains Conservation, there will be a campfire to roast marshmallows. Tickets are $5 for non-members. Reservations are required.


Come “Back Home Again” with John Denver this weekend, in a tribute show to this iconic musical man. John Denver-The Tribute features a six piece band, playing some of Denver’s most memorable songs. The show begins at 8:00 pm, with $27 tickets.

The Juneteenth festival, a festival celebrated across the nation on June 19, will be in Denver on this special day. There will be a parade, live performances, food and music, and a Farmer’s Market and Green Energy Zone. Saturday from 9:00 am-6:00 pm. Admission is free.


Dunk your dad! Come celebrate Father’s Day in a different way this year. From 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, the Market at Belmar will have a dunk tank that you can dunk your dad or a West Metro Firefighter. Tickets are $5, and all proceeds go to West Metro Fire Department Family Support Network Program.

Grab your water bottle and your dad to work up a sweat. The Father’s Day 5K run and Family Fun run is set for Sunday at 8:00 am, starting at the Apex Center in Arvada. Proceeds benefit the Apex Park and Recreation District Foundation. The race fee is $30, which includes a t-shirt and a pancake breakfast.

All weekend

Come eat, drink and dance like a Greek at the Greek Festival at the Assumption Cathedral, the gold dome church. Enjoy live Greek music and dancing while sampling traditional, homemade Greek food. Friday and Saturday 11:00 am-11:00 pm, and Sunday from 11:00 am-8:00 pm. Tickets only $1. OPA!

It’s alive! The Buell Theater presents Young Frankenstein, with the promise of some monstrous laughs. Friday at 8:00 pm, Saturday at 2:00 and 8:00 pm, and Sunday at 2:00 and 7:30 pm. Tickets: $35-$125.

Coming up this week

Stop wasting gasoline and bring out that bike. Denver Bike to Work Day is set for Wednesday, June 23. There will be breakfast stations en route, as well as giveaways and free bike parking throughtout the city.
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