June 2013

There are 12 blog entries for June 2013.

The World Famous Tiny Town & Railroad is proof that great things comes in small packages. Found just a little to the west of Denver, Tiny Town provides all kinds of fun for kids. The buildings are smaller, the train is smaller and everything here is kid-sized. Families can spend time out in the fresh air as they play on the playground, ride the train and have all types of fun.

Train Rides

Found directly in front of the gift shop, the trains depart from the station every 30 minutes during the week and more often during holidays and weekends. The trains are pulled by real steam engines and the ride last about 10 minutes. You can see the entire park from the train and gain access to some of the areas you cannot get to any other way. Kids under two years

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One of the most popular and the second largest park in Denver is Sloan's Lake Park. This park features a massive lake, plenty of sports fields and so much more. The entire park covers 177 acres of area and provides something for everybody. It's found in the Western part of the city close to Edgewater, Wheat Ridge and Lakewood. Whether you just want to enjoy a picnic with the family or you want to hike, there's something for everybody in this park.

With over 2 miles of trails, plenty of amenities and everything you could possibly want in a park, the family can enjoy a day outside with nature at Sloan's Lake Park. At any time throughout your visit to the park, you could enjoy water skiers sipping by on the lake. This park hosts the Colorado Dragon Boat

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Denver is a beautiful city found in Colorado and provides many benefits. Of course, when you're considering relocating to an area for a new opportunity or any other reason, there are certain things you consider including education, entertainment and recreation. We all want to feel at home in our new city and know we will have the things you love around us. Denver offers something for everybody and here are the top five reasons to move to Denver.

Job Opportunities

If you're not relocating because you've already been offered a job, you can find one pretty easily. The state is the largest employer in the area and provides many government and university jobs throughout Denver. Not only does the state provide plenty of jobs, but also the many businesses

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Once July 4th has come and gone, it doesn't mean the celebration is over. Many festivals happen throughout Denver in the month of July. Here are a few of the top choices for your celebration needs.

Colorado Irish Festival

The largest Irish celebration of the year will happen from July 12th through the 14th at Clement Park. The event will include plenty of great food and drinks, along with traditional Irish music and dancing, storytelling, games, crafts and more. An area called, "The Paddy'O" will be available for adults with a private bar, main stage viewing and so much more. VIP and regular tickets are available online at, http://www.coloradoirishfestival.org.

Colorado Black Arts Festival

Another great celebration will be held July 12th through the

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Whether you're a local in Denver or visiting for the fourth of July, the Cherry Creek Arts Festival provides a great way to celebrate the birth of our great country. The festival features performing, visual and even culinary arts with a yearly attendance of nearly 350,000 people over the three days. This is one of the most popular events found during this time of the year and it's perfect for all ages.

Cherry Creek Arts Festival - Image Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/skinnylawyer/6067733323/ 

Artivity Avenue

Along with the many events going on throughout the three-day event, the Artivity Avenue presented by Frontier Airlines provides many activities for everybody. You can create an animal fan, enjoy the Imagination Collaboration Mural, play at the art playground, create something at the creation station and more. This is the perfect place

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When it's time to move to Denver for a new job opportunity or any other reason, it's important to select the right neighborhood for your new home. Many areas throughout Denver are perfect for families, singles, young couples and seniors. Here's a list of the top central Denver neighborhoods to choose as your new home.

1. Cherry Creek

Cherry Creek is known as an upscale neighborhood with many luxuries. It's full of upscale restaurants, excellent shopping at the Cherry Creek Mall plenty of trails for running and biking.

2. City Park

City Park is a very popular place for tourists with the Denver Zoon and Denver Museum of Nature and Science close by, but it's also a great neighborhood for young families and couples. The park features an 18-hole golf

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Cheesman Park is found in the downtown area of Denver close to Capitol Hill. This is a great place for flying kites, enjoying a little quiet, settling in for a picnic or throwing a frisbee. Everybody can enjoy the park with plenty of areas for children and families. However, there's more to this park than meets the eye. It used to be a cemetery and many believe it's haunted or at least enchanted. This is a place of beauty with plenty of mystery.

The Walter Scott Cheesman Pavilion

The most popular area of the park is the pavilion. This is a place for events, informal gatherings, concerts and more. Many use it for their wedding and it hosts concerts throughout the year for the public. The elevation makes it a great place to enjoy the Denver

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Denver is home to a huge Cherry Blossom Festival, which happens every year at the Tri-State/Denver Buddhist Temple. This is a free event for all with food available for a fee. It includes dancing, martial arts, exhibits, demos and more. You can come out for the festival on June 22nd from 11am to 6pm and June 23rd from 11am to 4pm.

Schedule of Events

Bring the entire family out for some of the best live Japanese entertainment you will find all year long. You can enjoy everything from martial arts to singing and there are even some performances specifically for kids.

Saturday, June 22nd

  • Japanese Drumming at 11am, 4:30pm and 5pm
  • Martial Arts at 11:30am, 12pm and 2:30pm
  • Japanese Folk Dancing at 12:30pm
  • Magician and Storytelling at 2pm
  • Hawaiian
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Finding the right shops, restaurants and entertainment in the Downtown Denver area isn't difficult if you know where Larimer Square is located. This is a great place to fulfill your shopping need, enjoy dinner and a movie, take in the scenery or attend one of the many events.

Shopping

At Larimer Square, you can choose from a number of great shops carrying all types of items. This is the place for fashionistas of any age with a distinctive selection of gifts, home accessories, fashion, jewelry and more. Some of the shops you will find here include:

  • Blush
  • The Bent Lens
  • Cry Baby Ranch
  • John Atencio
  • Equipement de Vin
  • Scarpaletto
  • Jewelry at the Square
  • Element
  • Hailee Grace
  • Roxy
  • Studio West
  • And More!

Dining

Finding the right restaurant in

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The Denver PrideFest is known as one of the top ten pride events across the entire country. This celebration features many events throughout the weekend from a parade to music, food and all types of entertainment. It starts on Saturday, June 15th from 11am to 7pm and will finish on Sunday, June 16th from 10am to 6pm.

The Parade

As the seventh largest parade of its kind in the nation, this is one you don't want to miss. It will start at Cheeseman park at 9:30am on Saturday and work its way down Colfax to Civic Center Park.

Entertainment Includes:

  • Smirnoff Dance World - Featuring top DJs from Denver spinning plenty of the hottest dance music.
  • Country Stage - If you love country music and you want to enjoy the live banks all weekend, this
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