Spring Events Happening in Denver

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There is no better way to welcome spring than to get out in nature and enjoy some of the spring events happening in the Denver area. At some of these events, you may even find inspiration for DIY projects, as well as advice on professional home repairs and renovations.

Here are a few spring events you may want to add to your calendar.

Denver Home Show

When: March 23-25, 2018

Where: National Western Complex

The Denver Home Show brings together the hottest trends in home and garden under one roof. Explore the glamping feature for camping inspiration; learn how to create your own unique flower arrangements; get home renovation tips from Kevin O’Conner from This Old House or Joanie Sprague from Trading Spaces; or shop for home goods.

Rodeo All-Star Weekend

When: April 13-14, 2018

Where: National Western Complex

Rodeo All-Star Weekend celebrates the cowboys and cowgirls of arena favorites: bareback riding, barrel racing, bull riding, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping, and tie-down roping. Additionally, there will be a fashion show, mutton bustin’, and live music from Ashley McBryde.

Cinco de Mayo Festival

When: May 5-6, 2018

Where: Civic Center Park

Enjoy live musical and dance performances on three stages, hundreds of exhibitors, great food and drink, a carnival for all ages, a parade, and so much more at the annual Cinco de Mayo Festival in Civic Center Park. This event draws in more than 400,000 visitors each year and is one you won’t want to miss; admission is free.

Colfax Marathon

When: May 18-20, 2018

Where: Start and finish in City Park

Runners are awarded the Ultimate Urban Tour throughout the Denver area with sights such as the Denver Zoo, Sports Authority Field at Mile High, seven miles of water, Cherry Creek Bike path, and many more. Kicking off Denver’s only marathon is a two-day health and fitness expo. There is a BIG afterparty following the races.

Denver Arts Festival

When: May 23-27, 2018

Where: Conservatory Green at Northfield Stapleton

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Denver Arts Festival showcases fine arts and crafts from local Colorado artists, as well as a select of group of national artists. You can browse and/or purchase paintings, sculpture, photography, glasswork, and woodwork. There will also be live music and kid’s activities. This event draws in over 50,000 people annually.

Denver Day of Rock

When: May 26, 2018

Where: Downtown Denver

Denver Day of Rock is a free, one-day, outdoor music festival benefiting the work of Amp the Cause. Enjoy family-friendly live music from local, regional, and national musicians from various genres on five stages along Denver’s 16th Street Mall. There will also be vendors and food trucks at the event.

Spring Maintenance Checklist

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Ahhhhh, Spring! From cleaning gutters and windows to purging clutter and inspecting your roof, our spring maintenance checklist will get your home in tip top shape so you can relax and enjoy the long, lazy summer ahead.

Exterior Spring Maintenance Checklist

Clean gutters and downspouts – Clogged gutters can damage your home’s eaves and foundation when rainwater overflows. In preparation for spring showers, remove leaves, sticks and other small objects from your gutters. Make sure downspouts drain away from the foundation and, like your gutters, are free of any debris.

Inspect roof – Winter storms can take quite a toll on the roof. You should visually inspect your roof each spring. Look for curled or missing shingles, metal pipes that are damaged, or anything that simply doesn’t look right. If closer inspection or repair is needed, contact a professional roofing company, such as Jenesis Roofing.

Trim overgrowth – Spring is a good time to trim branches of shrubs and trees away from your house. It’s a good idea to keep branches 5 to 7 feet away from your house to avoid moisture problems down the line. You’ll also help discourage wildlife from nesting in your eaves or attic.

Re-seal windows – Drafty windows have the potential to hike your cooling bill beyond your comfort zone. To fix you can add plastic weather stripping along the sides of the sashes or remove the old caulk and replace with new. If your windows are not double-paned, you may want to consider replacing them with an energy-efficient model.

Interior Spring Maintenance Checklist

Change smoke detector batteries – Back inside, change out the batteries in your home’s smoke detectors, as well as its carbon monoxide detectors with fresh 9Vs. This should be done every six months – once in the spring and again in the summer. While you’re at it, test them to ensure they’re working properly.

Reduce water heater temperature – One good way to control energy costs is to reduce the temperature on your water heater. In fact, per the U.S. Department of Energy, turning down the temperature 10˚F can save you 3 to 5 percent on energy costs. Double that if you lower it from 140˚F to 120˚F.

Redirect ceiling fans – If you switched the direction of your home’s ceiling fans for the winter, now is the time to switch them back, ensuring they circulate counterclockwise to force air down rather than up. This will help to reduce your air conditioning costs during the summer months.

Clean your windows – Spring clean your windows – inside and out – using a store-bought or homemade window cleaner (one cup rubbing alcohol, one cup water, and a tablespoon of white wine vinegar will work wonders) and either a squeegee or microfiber cloth. Avoid cleaning in direct sunlight to eliminate streaks.

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