Looking for something to do in your neighborhood over the weekend? Check out our weekly SpotLight events for some great suggestions. Have an event you’d like to include in the future? Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Weekend SpotLight” in the subject line.
SpotLight Rino/Five Points
Friday, 4/3, 5 – 9pm
Address-Your-Stress Fest at Chocolate Crisis Center. Kick back and relax on First Friday with complimentary massages, spa-inspired cocktails, and stress-busting Belgian chocolates. LoDo Massage will be giving free chair massages from 6:30 – 8:30pm and there will be an amazing giveaway—a 60-minute massage and Custom Chocolate Crisis Kit of your very own!
Friday, 4/3, 6 – 10pm
The Pickle Jam at The Real Dill and RedCamper. Join this open house celebration and enjoy free samples from The Real Dill, RedCamper, Elevation Organic Ketchup, and Backyard Soda Compnay, plus live music, a food truck, and a new screen print poster exhibit next door at Ink Lounge. Basic Kneads Pizza will be on hand to fire up some delicious food and there will be free beer from Odell Brewing Company to wash it down.
SpotLight Lincoln Park
Friday, 4/3, 6 – 10pm; Saturday, 4/4, 9am – 6pm; Sunday, 4/5, 11am – 4pm
Icelantic Skis Melt the Ice Sample Sale at Battery 621. It might feel like winter’s over, but we’re bound to still get some spring snow! Take full advantage of these long, sunny days on the mountain with new Icelantic equipment! All sample skis, apparel, artwork, splitboards and poles are all marked off up to 70% and partners Flylow Gear, Never Summer Industries and Oskar Blues Brewery will be on-hand as well. 1% of all sales will go to Protect Our Winters.
Saturday, 4/4, 8am – 2pm
Boulder County Farmers Market Opens for the Season on 13th Street between Arapahoe and Canyon. With the weather as mild as it has been, the start of one of the most popular season farmers’ markets in the state feels like perfect timing! Head to downtown Boulder to meander the streets and shop for locally grown vegetables, meats, fruits, flowers, plants, gourmet cheeses and wines, sold directly by the farmers who produce them. And if you’re looking to see when your local farmers’ market starts back up, check out our comprehensive list on the Back Porch Blog.
Saturday, 4/4, 8:45am
Hippity Hop Easter Trot & Kids’ Cottontail Fun Run at Central Park. Whether you’re out to just enjoy a nice morning run or walk, or you’re trying those a personal record and keep on track with your spring training, this family event is a great way to celebrate spring. Participants can choose from a 5K or 10K course, or sign up the kids for the quarter-mile Cottontail Fun Run. There will even be an old-fashioned sack race, Easter Egg Hunt, food & drinks, music, and more.
Saturday, 4/4, 9:30am
Easter Egg Scramble at Community Park. Thornton’s Easter Egg Scramble is a crazy, colorful event like no other in the metro area. At the sound of a horn, children in four age groups scramble for plastic Easter eggs containing prizes and candy. The entire event lasts just three minutes, making it a fun opportunity not to be missed! The Scramble itself starts at 10am sharp, but Mr. and Mrs. Bunny will arrive at 9:30am for pre-Scramble photos, Children should bring their own baskets to collect eggs and candy.
SpotLight City Park
Saturday, 4/4, 10am – 4pm
Bunny Bolt 5K/10K at City Park and Spring Fling at the Denver Zoo. More than just your average race, the Bunny Bolt features Denver’s only Golden Egg Hunt for adults! Win amazing prizes from Modmarket, Elements Massage, Starbucks, Sports Authority and more. There will also be plenty of activities for the kids, costume contests, and pre-race yoga! Then head over to the Zoo to celebrate the beginning of spring! Take part in a fun scavenger hunt around the zoo, learn about animals that lay eggs, and finish your trip in the Conoco Zoo Garden with fun family springtime activities!
SpotLight Jefferson Park
Saturday, 4/4, 10am – 5pm
Bunny Trail EggVenture at the Children’s Museum. Jump, hop and bounce from one “eggsploration station” to the next at this spring extravaganza! Bunny Trail EggVenture is filled with all kinds of blossoming fun, including egg-dyeing, springtime art projects, tasty treats and story time with the Museum bunny, Truffles.
Sunday, 4/5, 6am
Easter Sunrise Service at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre. Join thousands of others in celebrating Easter in one of the most gorgeous natural settings in the world—Red Rocks. This incredibly popular service starts with music at 5:30am and is followed by a worship service led by Reverend Dr. Thomas Wolfe, a traditional Korean drum performance, and a concert featuring Citizen Way and Cadence. Admittance is free, but visitors are asked to bring non-perishable food items to contribute to The Food Bank of the Rockies.
SpotLight Open Houses
Saturday & Sunday, 4/4 & 4/5, 10am – 4pm
One of the best ways to spend your weekend is taking a peek at some of the amazing properties PorchLight has on the market. This weekend we have listings in West Highland, Lakewood, Park Hill South, Stapleton, Thornton, Aurora, Wheat Ridge & more!
Ready to explore the neighborhoods of the Denver metro area a little more closely? Contact a PorchLight agent and ask about our Market Education Days. They’ll be happy to show you around so you can find the ideal ‘hood for your next home.Neighborhood Weekend SpotLight: April 3 - 5, 2015 by Karen Wachtel
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