A film festival connects us with people and their stories, museums tap into our creative minds, and outdoor activities show a glimpse of the coming summer. Don’t miss these May events.
Opens May 14; Ongoing; daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
People of all ages can explore history-based questions through creative, hands-on opportunities in the History Colorado Center’s makerspace. Develop a better understanding of Denver’s built environment through designing and creating your own cardboard building and add it to an imagined, communal city.
Price: Included with admission: $14 adult, $12 seniors, $10 ages 16-22 with student ID, $8 ages 5-15, free age four and under and members
Location: History Colorado Center, Denver
May 15 through October 30; Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Enjoy the city’s great outdoors and connect with a line-up of 60+ Colorado-based food startups, established brands, and artisans. Support long-standing local producers as well as startups that just launched in the past year. Check out a schedule of entertainment, including yoga and music, online. Dogs are welcome.
Price: Free entry, vendor prices vary
Location: City Park, Denver
May 18, 4 p.m.
Learn practical ideas for planning healthy meals and snacks that support your toddlers as they grow and develop at an Arapahoe Libraries event. Information about child development will be shared along with online mealtime feeding resources. Presented by Sue Howk, a registered dietitian with the Tri-County Health Department. For parents and caregivers of children age six and under. Register online.
May 23 through August 22; Daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Marie Watt (Seneca, Scottish, and German) and Cannupa Hanska Luger (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Lakota, and European), two leading Indigenous contemporary artists, explore the collective process of creation in this exhibition featuring 26 mixed media sculptures, wall hangings, and large-scale installation works.
Price: Included with admission: $10-$13 adult, $8-$10 seniors, military, and college student, free age 18 and under
Location: Denver Art Museum, Denver
May 29 to 31, 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Lace your sneakers for this 10K version of the BOLDERBoulder. Choose one of six locations (Littleton, Broomfield, Firestone, Loveland, Erie, or Larkspur), the day, and time for your run when you register. You can also join virtually, from anywhere. Registration includes race swag, treat, access to the Facebook group, and more.
Location: Six locations, see website for details
May 29 through September 6; Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hours vary on select days.
Ride your favorite water slides plus two new attractions for the 2021 season. Reduced attendance, health and safety protocols, and enhanced ride cleaning will be in place. Check the “Know Before You Go” page online before visiting. Reservation required.
Price: $26.99-$42.99 adult, $21.99-$36.99 children; see website for details
Location: Water World, Federal Heights