Bored on a budget? You’ve come to the right place! Mile High On The Cheap is the answer for Coloradans wanting to live large for less. And our community has it all “on the cheap” — entertainment, concerts, festivals, movies, workshops, tours, sporting events and more. Let us do the work for you! Keep up with the latest deals, discounts and FREE events in the Denver/Boulder area by signing up for our daily e-newsletter. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter. (If you know of any upcoming weekend events, send them to email@example.com.) Here are our top picks for FREE and cheap things to do this weekend: [Read More…]
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Note the practice start time of 9:30 a.m. Broncos fans can again watch pre-season Training Camp sessions for FREE at UCHealth Training Center. Parking lots open at 7 a.m. Gates open at 8 a.m. Practices are from 9:30 a.m. to noon on the following days: Friday, July 29; Saturday, July 30; Sunday, July 31; Monday, August 1; Wednesday, August 3; Thursday, August 4; Friday, August 5; Saturday, August 6; Monday, August 8; Tuesday, August 9; Saturday, August 13; Monday, August 15; Tuesday, August 16, and Wednesday, August 17. [Read More…]
Seasonal consignment sales are starting in Denver, Boulder and beyond (from Castle Rock to Loveland and all points in between). Save loads of money on clothes for yourself and your kids, as well as household items, toys and gear. Admission to all events is FREE unless otherwise noted. MHOTC Tip: For sales that do charge an entry fee, check their website as more often than not you’ll often find free tickets. And multi-day sales often heavily discount unsold merchandise on the last day or two. Browse the 2016 list now! If you know of other sales, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and, as time permits, we will add to this list. Would you like to see your sale’s ad featured and highlighted on this list? Email email@example.com. If you’re not already an email subscriber of Mile High on the Cheap, subscribe now so you never miss a deal or free event. Also, find us on Facebook and Twitter. [Read More…]
Pop! Pop! Pop! This deal is definitely poppin’ for movie lovers! AMC Theatres is celebrating the debut of its new loyalty program AMC Stubs Insider by giving away FREE popcorn to members. On Sunday, July 31, all AMC Stubs members, existing and new, can receive one FREE large popcorn at participating locations. Not yet a member? Just sign up at the box office — it’s now FREE to join. For more information, including details about how to earn more rewards and faster with its new top-tier program AMC Stubs Premiere, click here. To ensure it’s ready for FREE Popcorn Day, AMC Theatres plans to pop about 50 tons of popcorn — that’s approximately 325 million kernels of popcorn! There are still plenty of summer blockbusters on the big screen, so now’s the perfect time for bargain hunters to go to the movies.
Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops continues its “Celebrate 31” promo on Sunday, July 31. For the remainder of the year, on the 31st of the month (mark your calendar for August, October and December), enjoy a single scoop of ice cream (in a cup or cone) for just $1.31 (reg. $2.99) at participating locations. (Waffle cones and toppings are extra.) Customers can enjoy the special “Celebrate 31” deal on any of their favorite Baskin-Robbins ice cream flavors, including classics like Mint Chocolate Chip, Pralines ‘n Cream and Very Berry Strawberry, along with the shop’s seasonal flavors. There are 14 Baskin-Robbins locations in the metro area: Aurora (3), Castle Rock, Denver, Evergreen, Highlands ranch, Littleton (2), Longmont, Loveland, Parker, Westminster and Wheat Ridge.
There’s so much for children to do at the Boulder Public Library’s FREE SummerFest that adults don’t hear “I’m bored.” Activities include nature play, solar cookie baking, dancing with DJ Drake, music with House of Joy, drumming workshops, a magic show with Erica Sodos, CU Science Discovery outreach by the CU Museum of Nature and Science, the maker space called BLDG 61, face painting, games, climbing wall, stilt-walking lessons, giant inflatables and some cooling Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream. Activities take place on Saturday, July 30, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the lawn in front of the Main Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303-413-7222.
The Atlas Valley Shopping Center holds its annual sidewalk sale from Friday, July 29 through Sunday, July 31. The sale is in effect during each store’s regular business hours. Retailers include Timbalier (gifts, stationery, art), Treasures (upscale consignment), The Purple Poppy (gifts, home accessories), Country in The Village (folksy home décor) and Studio Bernina (sewing machines and more). The shopping center is at 2770 Arapaho9e Rd. (95th and Arapahoe), Lafayette,
Greeley’s 2016 Arts Picnic features more than 100 art and crafts booths, a fun creation station for children, two entertainment stages, a food court and a beer garden. The FREE event takes place on Saturday, July 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, July 31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It takes place at Lincoln Park, 801 10th Ave., Greeley. For more information, call 970-350-9400.
For the sixth year, the Civic Center Conservancy and Denver Parks & Recreation are hosting their Movies in the Park series. The public is invited to spend an evening under the stars (while watching stars on the big screen) in Civic Center Park. Here’s the line-up: August 3 – Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, August 10 – This is Spinal Tap and August 17 – Moonrise Kingdom. Movies start at dusk, but on-site food trucks will be available starting at 6 p.m. Picnics are also welcome.
Cheesman Park plays host to an arts festival, Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31. More than 130 artists from across the country have been invited to showcase their work in the Cheesman Park Art Fest, a two-day outdoor festival. Patrons can browse top-quality works of potters, painters, jewelers, sculptors, glass artists, and more – in a wide range of friendly prices. This lively outdoor event will also feature music, 12+ local food trucks, specialty food sampling, creative demonstrations and activities for kids. Hours are Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please carpool or consider biking or walking. Parking is available along along the north lane of 8th Avenue. The show is on the southwest side of the park near 8th Ave. and N. Williams St.