The upcoming week offers a diverse range of fresh and original festivities for Coloradans across the Front Range. Release your inner child at the Insane Inflatable 5k in Loveland. Celebrate art, music, and poetry with creatives of all ages at the Youth on Record Day Block Party. Stop by the Cherry Creek Farmers market to stock up on the richest produce the Colorado soil has to offer. Regardless of what you choose, this week is sure to please a wide array of palates.

 

Youth on Record Day & Free Album Release/Block Party

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Photo courtesy of CPR.org

When: May 15

Where: La Mariposa Community Plaza, La Alma/Lincoln Park, Denver

Cost: Free

The Low Down: This block party/album release will bring together local and national musicians, poets, and artists for a day-long celebration to commemorate the release of Youth on Record’s first album. There will be live music by Youth on Record students, poetry readings from Denver’s Minor Disturbance, and live mural paintings. The Youth on Record album will be playing at various listening stations throughout the event. Creatives of all ages are encouraged to attend.

 

Insane Inflatable 5k

When: May 14, 8:30 a.m.

Where: The Ranch at Larimer County Fairgrounds, 5280 Arena Circle, Suite 100, Loveland

Cost: $60-$100

Registration: Available Here

The Low Down: The name of this course says it all. Expect an event that is far more silly than serious, as the Insane Inflatable 5k is an untimed and jam-packed with shifty and slippery inflatable challenges. You can participate in a team or as a loan wolf, but either way prepare to cut loose and feel like a kid again.

 

Vintage Market Days of North Central Colorado

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Estes Park

When: May 13-15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Estes Park Events Complex, 1125 Rooftop Way, Estes Park

Cost: $5

Tickets: Available Here

The Low Down: Vintage Market Days is an upscale vintage-inspired market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade items, outdoor furnishings, seasonal plantings and more. The Vintage Market provides local vendors with the unique opportunity to display their talents and craftsmanship, all before the impressive Estes Park landscape.

 

Spoke N Motion Dance: Unveil

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Photo courtesy of Spoke N Motion Dance

When: May 14, 7-9 p.m. & May 15, 1-2 p.m.

Where: The Armstrong Center for Dance, 1075 Santa Fe Drive, Denver

Cost: $25

Tickets: Available Here

The Low Down: Showcasing the talents of dancers with and without disabilities, Spoke N Motion Dance is Colorado’s only integrated dance company. The event celebrates music and movement in a diverse population of dancers. The troupe is comprised of dancers young and old, with and without vision, wheelchair bound and able-bodied, who all share the love of dance.

 

Cherry Creek Fresh Market

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Photo courtesy of 10Best.com

When: Every Saturday from May 7 – October 29, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Where: Cherry Creek Shopping Center, 1st Ave. & University Blvd., Denver

Cost: Free

The Low Down: Growing strong since 1997, the award-winning Cherry Creek Fresh Market delivers a diverse range of Colorado growers and local food vendors. There will be chef demonstrations, kitchen and garden artisan products, gardening tips from Master Gardeners, live music, and more festivities for the whole family, every Saturday through the end of October.

 

Mark your Calendars:

Wealth in Community Knowledge Presents: The WICKNIC

When: May 21, 1-5 p.m.

Where: 648 Wolff Street, Denver

Cost: Free

 

Altering Natural Perceptions

When: May 20, 5-9 p.m.

Where: Walker Fine Art Studio, Prado Building, 300 W. 11th Ave., #A, Denver

Cost: Free

 

6th Annual Denver Modern Home Tour

When: May 21, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Greater Denver Area

Cost: $35 in advance, $40 the day of

Tickets: Available Here

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