January 29, 2023

DENVER – Every weekend, Denver7 compiles a list of fun events you might enjoy. Here are our picks for the top 7 things to do in the Denver metro area and beyond this weekend.

1. Check out giant snow sculptures in Breckenridge

If you’re not a skier but need an excuse to venture into the mountains this weekend, what better excuse than to see a dozen massive sculptures made entirely of snow? The 2023 International Snow Sculpture Championships are now underway in Breckenridge and will be on display from Friday 27th January. The sculptures will be on display until February 1st. Further information. here.

2. This weekend in Golden there is a different kind of festival in honor of Ullr

You’ve heard of the Ullr Fest – Breckenridge’s annual celebration of the Norse snow god – but if you can’t get the party started until December, head to Golden this weekend for the UllrGrass Music and Beer Festival. It will take place on January 28th at Parfet Park. For more information. and tickets, click here.

3. Check out some of the best skiers and snowboarders in the world at the X Games in Aspen

Nearly 100 of the world’s best snow sports enthusiasts will descend on Aspen this weekend to take part in the biggest snow sport event of the year. The free, three-day event allows spectators to see these athletes ski and snowboard SuperPipe, Slopestyle, Big Air and Knuckle Huck at Buttermilk Ski Resort in Aspen. Did we mention there will be live music? View the lineup here.

4. Interested in music? Visit Keystone’s winter bluegrass weekend

If you’re craving some more music in your life, Warren Station will rock two nights with an amazing lineup featuring some of Colorado’s most talented string bands. Elk Range opens for Sweet Lillies on Friday night and the party continues with Floodgate Operators, Full Cord and Andy Thorn and Friends. For more information. and tickets, click here.

5. A whimsical annual tradition is taking place in Manitou Springs this weekend

It’s no secret that most of us dislike fruitcake and would rather throw it away than be exposed to another bite over the holidays. The idea didn’t escape Manitou Springs residents, who started tossing it around downtown in 1995. The tradition continues this week for the 28th time. Tickets are $1 and the event takes place in Memorial Park. More info. here.

6. Celebrate Lunar New Year at Denver’s Far East Center

Truong An Gifts and Little Saigon Supermarket host Lunar New Year celebrations on Saturday and Sunday with lion dances and performances, games, competitions, a guided mountain dragon dance and more. The event is free and open to the public. For further information, click here.

7. Want to get a good workout? Climb a mile during the Mile High Stair Climb

The Mile High Stair Climb is a world-class tower climbing event benefiting the American Lung Association. The climb takes place at Republic Plaza (which is 714 feet tall), and considering it’s a mile above sea level, then…you’ll be scaling the highest stair climb in the world. More info. and tickets can be found here.

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