Celebrate traditional Latin American culture during Día del Niño (Day of the Children) on Sunday, April 30. This year, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver Art Museum, Clyfford Still Museum, History Colorado Center, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and Byers-Evans House Museum will offer FREE general admission on Sunday. The Denver Public Library Central Branch is also participating. In addition to free entry, here is a list of scheduled activities: [Read More…]
Free This Week
For the fifth year, the good folks at Summit Family Dentistry are devoting a day to providing FREE dental care for anyone in the community. Dentistry From The Heart is Saturday, April 29 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Patients must be 18 years or older and can receive a complete cleaning, tooth extraction or dental filling for FREE. All services are first come first serve (no appointments taken) and we’re told in the past a line has sometimes formed the evening before, so if you don’t plan to camp out on Friday, arrive as early as possible on Saturday. Dress appropriately for the weather and even bring a chair and blanket. The clinic expects upwards of 150 patients. In addition to their choice of three free dental services, patients will have a little extra fun while they wait with special prize giveaways from local businesses throughout the day. 12999 W. Bowles Dr., Littleton.
Plan your week on the cheap with this list of FREE events around Denver. Check back often, as the list is updated daily. Looking for FREE and low-cost things to do? You’ll find more listings on our Mile High Events Calendar, which you can view by day or by month. If you don’t already, keep up with the latest deals, discounts and freebies by signing up for our daily e-newsletter. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Click on each link for details, as some events may require registration. Here’s what’s happening this week: [Read More…]
Did you ever notice that little kids seem to have more fun with the box and paper than the actual gift you spent months looking for? Now budding architects have permission to take a box and turn it into a building as part of Box City 2017. The FREE event for children (grades K-5) promotes an understanding of urban design by combining art, design, architecture, urban planning, engineering, creativity and construction into one fun, educational experience.
It’s set for Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wellington Webb Municipal Building. This is a fantastic event that is fun for both the participants and their parent/guardians. The event is also part of Doors Open Denver and is worth checking out, even if you don’t have any kids who want to build. [Read More…]
Part of the fun of going to see the Colorado Rockies is when they offer a special giveaway or promo on select game days. And it’s much more than just bobbleheads and baseball cards. This season, they’re offering everything from ticket package deals (with food & drink), tote bags, aprons, jerseys, t-shirts, $1 hot dog coupons, BBQ spatulas, light bulbs and more on specific game days. The promo items are typically FREE and usually limited to the first 10,000 ticketed fans through the gates. (However, the details may vary by promo. Be sure to read its Full Promotional Policy for clarity.) We knew there had to be a promo schedule, but we figured it was top-secret and only Dinger knew the master plan. Well, it’s not! Click here for the 2017 Promotional Schedule. Go, Rockies!
SONIC Drive-In is “shaking” things up again with its very popular late-night offer. The burger chain’s daily half-price Happy Hour on drinks and slushes from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. does not include shakes. However, if you’re willing to wait a few hours, enjoy an even sweeter treat and still save a few bucks. For a limited time, after 8 p.m., all shakes and ice cream slushes are 50% off. (The promo typically ends in late August.) Choose from more than 25 sweet, delicious flavors. Each shake is topped with whipped cream and a cherry, of course. [Read More…]
This is definitely a family affair, if there ever was one. The inaugural Mac & Cheese Cookoff at The Hangar at Stanley Marketplace (2501 Dallas St., Aurora) is on Sunday, April 30. The cheesy affair runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Of course, in addition to highlighting the family-favorite dish, the event will host a Kids’ Macaroni Craft section — just think necklaces and picture frames! There will even be games for the big kids. Tickets are just $5 each and include unlimited mac & cheese. To purchase tickets, click here. (There is also a $10 ticket, which includes larger bowls, $1 off drinks and an entry to win a $25 bar tab.) Thanks to Jacqueline for sharing this cheesy event with us!
Learn how easy it is to make your own compost by signing up for a FREE hands-on composting class. Compost is a crumbly, nutrient rich soil amendment that is great for your plants, lawns and gardens. In partnership with Denver Recycles, Denver Urban Gardens offers free classes in composting typically on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. through October. [Read More…]
Kids of all ages can check out the world of Scouting at the annual Scout Show on Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the National Western Complex. The Scout Show is an opportunity for young and old alike to see what Scouting is all about as Cub Scout Packs and Boy Scout Troops showcase what Scouting has to offer. There will be more than 260 booths to visit, each offering an activity, a game or a “hands-on” experience.
You can climb to the roof of the arena, cross a rope bridge, catch a trout, try camp cooking, paddle a canoe, give blood or just hang and enjoy the entertainment. A number of local businesses host booths with food, drinks and items for sale. Entry is $5 per family and includes special offers and discounts from supporting businesses worth more than $100. All Scouts (yes, Girl Scouts too) that are in uniform are admitted FREE.
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. Fortunately, our community has it all “on the cheap” — entertainment, concerts, festivals, movies, workshops, tours, sporting events and more. And we’ve done 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.) Be sure to check out our constantly-updated list of upcoming Mile High events, which you can view by day or by month. Here are our top picks for FREE and cheap things to do this weekend: [Read More…]