The weather is getting nicer and we’re itching to get outside! There’s very little that’s better than spring in Denver, which is why we’ve compiled a list of things to do outside this weekend:
What: 18th Annual Airlife Memorial Run/Walk
Where: The Hudson Gardens at 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO 80120
When: 8:00am to 3:00pm, Saturday, May 9th
Tell Me More: The 18th Annual Airlife Memorial Run/Walk and EMS Celebration benefits the Friends of AirLife, an Emergency Transport Service in the HealthONE system of hospitals, clinics, and healthcare plazas that provide air and ground critical care transport. Airlife serves 10 states and is based in Colorado and Wyoming, and operates in Colorado with hospitals such as Swedish Medical Center, Sky Ridge Medical Center, Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, and more. A team of flight nurses, a flight paramedic, and a flight crew man these helicopters and provide service 24 hours a day. The Memorial Run/Walk consists of a 5K or 10K run, a 5K walk, a kids’ fun run, and a “fire/EMS muster”. They will also have many activities for kids; what a great way to help out such a fantastic Denver-based service!
Where: The Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Center
When: 12:00pm to 5:00pm, Saturday, May 9th
Tell Me More: BikeLove is a community festival celebrating the amazing biking culture in Denver. Peteybird Ice Cream Sandwiches and the Denver Arts & Venues, as well as the Denver Theatre District, will put on this one-day festival featuring bike performers, artists, builders, music, food, craft beer, and activities all celebrating bikes! All ages and biking levels are welcome to attend. Local bike shop owners will be providing free workshops on everything from bike maintenance to proper helmet fittings. There will be stunt teams, bike trials, a raffle, and (best of all?) if your cell dies, you can charge it using a bike! It’s really important, though, that you bring a water bottle, as BikeLove is making a huge effort to be green this year and will not be providing water bottles, but will provide water stations all around the festival.
What: Cherry Creek Fresh Market
Where: 1st and University
When: 8:00am to 1:00pm, Saturday, May 9th
Tell Me More: The classic “Cherry Creek Farmer’s Market!” Since 1997, this market has been a Denver staple. It’s the market you have to visit at least a few times throughout the summer. They offer fresh produce (there’s no produce better than farmer’s market produce), fresh flowers, and unique vendors, all in the heart of Cherry Creek. They also welcome gourmet food vendors and prepared goods, so go hungry! Right now, asparagus and rhubarb are in prime season, so break out the hollandaise and pie crust (respectively, although you could mix them up I guess) and stock up!
This is just a sampling of the great events that are happening this weekend. Also be sure to check out The Big Wonderful – it occurs every weekend!