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, festivals, concerts, 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 holiday weekend: [Read More…]
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The annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival will be held Saturday to Monday, July 1 to 3 in Cherry Creek North running from 2nd to 3rd Avenues between Clayton and Steele Streets. Admission to the festival is FREE. Experience unique and fascinating works by 255 visual artists, along with live musical performances and artist demonstrations. [Read More…]
The jaw-dropping Cirque du Soleil is in Denver this summer with Luzia, a waking dream of Mexico. Through July 4, you can buy tickets in price levels 1, 2 & 3 for 30% off to select performances. This is a special deal, as Cirque tickets rarely go on sale. You MUST use this link to see the offer. Look for the An Exclusive 4th of July Offer and click on Buy Tickets to see dates, times and seats. Luzia runs from through July 9 under the Big Top in the Pepsi Center’s west parking lot. Tickets start at $39 before the discount.
As with all Cirque shows expect visual surprises and breathtaking acrobatic performances. Luzia takes audiences to an imaginary Mexico — a sumptuous world suspended between dreams and reality. From what we’ve seen this is an eye-popping show. It even rains on stage! Regular tickets for all Denver performances are available online here.
The Boulder Art & Jazz Fest occupies Bandshell Park on Saturday, July 1 through Monday, July 3. There’s live music to enjoy for FREE, plus arts & crafts by more than 100 artisans and food and drink for sale. A kids’ play area includes jumpy castles and face painting. You’ll find a full schedule of musical entertainment here. Hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday. 13th & Canyon (next to the Farmer’s Market), Boulder.
There’s a new Groupon promo code. Groupon almost always saves you money, usually half off, which makes any offer, service or product you get from them more affordable. However, with this latest promotion, you can really save big. Here’s the inside scoop: through Wednesday, June 28 at 11:59 p.m. MT, get an extra 20% off up to three Groupon Local Deals, with promo code SUNNY20. That’s anything from dinners and show tickets to spa treatments and fun things to do. To get the deal, use this link to take you to Groupon’s Top Local Deals in the Denver-Boulder area. You can get up to a $50 discount per deal. There are a few exclusions: Read the fine print here.
Space is still available. Please join us. Colorado summer — the days are long, the temperatures are divine, the kids are out of school. Sounds perfect. Even if you aren’t venturing out of the city limits, you can have a grand time without busting your budget. Learn how, during Summer in the City at three Arapahoe Libraries this month. In this fast-moving FREE workshop, I’ll give you tips and tricks for making the most out of the summer of 2017 and show you how to find low- and no-cost events and attractions, free and cheap movies for kids and adults alike, fairs, festivals, concerts, sporting events and dining. In short, I’ll make frugality fun. This workshop is designed for guys and gals of all ages. And, as always, in true MHOTC style, there will be an awesome door prize.
Here’s the schedule: Thursday, June 29 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Southglenn Library. Registration is requested. Use this link to do so. Then, select which library location/event date you want, then click Register and enter your name and email address. You can also register by calling (303) LIBRARY. Registration is not required, but the library recommends securing a spot in the event that a program is full.
Grab a friend, head to Starbucks from Tuesday, June 27 to Sunday, July 2 and chill out with this jolt of savings. From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., the ubiquitous café is offering a buy-one-get-one FREE Grande iced espresso beverage at participating locations, including an Iced Caramel Macchiato or bold Starbucks Doubleshot on Ice. I’m not a coffee drinker, so I’m not even sure what’s in an espresso. I just know it’s lots of coffee and caffeine. (I will always be a chai tea drinker!) It’s a great deal, if that’s your “cup of tea.”
Who says summer film series are only limited to the big city? The Promenade Shops at Centerra (5971 Sky Pond Dr.) in Loveland is hosting a Friday night family film series — Movies on Main. Admission is FREE. Bring your own blankets and lawn chairs. Here’s the line-up: June 30 – Trolls; July 7 – Jungle Book; July 14 – Finding Dory; July 21 – Zootopia; and July 28 – Moana. Movies start at dusk in the main plaza. However, get there early for pre-show fun starting at 7 p.m. They will also be FREE cotton candy and popcorn, while supplies last.
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…]
Updated with the latest info and more events added! Because the 4th of July falls on a Tuesday this year, many of us will be taking an extra long weekend to salute Independence Day and are making plans. There are plenty of low-cost and no-cost festivals, parades and concerts in the metro Denver/Boulder area starting July 1 and running through July 4 itself. In fact, so much celebrating is planned that we created a special page — called, no surprise, Fourth of July 2017 (see the tab in the orange navigation bar at the top of our site), to include them all.
We hope this makes it easy to find a fun-filled, but budget-minded, holiday activity. If something should change (like the ever-fickle weather), we’ll update the page. Keep checking back and, when in doubt, be sure to check the event’s website. If you know of any festivities we have missed, drop a quick note to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll add it to the list.
You don’t need us to tell you that riding your bike not only saves transportation costs but also is very good for your health. Encouraging the bicycle commuting trend is Bike to Work Day, Wednesday, June 28. Stop for FREE morning eats at hundreds of breakfast stations across the Front Range from Aurora to Boulder to Castle Rock to Westminster. Breakfast items are available from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., and some stations also offer after work water and evening events from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. The first 100 riders to stop at Sports Authority Field at Mile High get a FREE Broncos t-shirt. Click here for station locations. Want to make some new friends? Try a group ride. A number are listed on the Bike to Work Day website. For more information, call 303-458-7665.
If your kiddos are still looking for a FREE, fun outdoor activity, why not sign them up for volleyball. Volo City Kids Foundation is offering a FREE volleyball league for youngsters ages 6 to 12. Matches take place every Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. beginning July 19 through August 23 at Curtis Park. Put together your own team or register your child as a free agent. All skill levels are welcome and everyone who signs up is guaranteed a spot on a team. Shirts and equipment are also provided to all players and usually there’s a post-game social so the kids get extra time to interact and make friends. Register online by July 14. It’s easy and only takes a few minutes. Curtis Park is at 3000 Curtis St., Denver.
Chipotle is peddling a great deal for Bike To Work Day. On Wednesday, June 28, the fast-casual Mexican restaurant is offering a buy-one-get-one FREE burrito, bowl, salad or order of tacos from 10:45 a.m. to 9 p.m. (This is the best deal we’ve seen from Chipotle, namely because it’s available most of the day. Typically, its BOGO deals are only valid late in the day.) To get the deal, just show up with your bike helmet in hand or show a Bike To Work flyer at the register. The discount is valid at any Colorado location. We wonder, is it better to eat a big meal before or after a long bike ride?
It’s no malarkey! This happy hour will make you happy and keep you full. Known for its “keeping it natural” mission, Larkburger offers a daily Happy Hour from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. During those hours, get any small burger for $3 (reg. $4.29 to $5.59), a small shake for $2 (reg. $3.59), a small chili for $2 ($3.29) and a beer for $2 (reg. $3.79.) Where can a family of four each get a burger and shake for $20? For a few bucks more, order fries for all to share. (If you go, try its Truffle & Parmesan fries. They’re delicious!) There are 12 locations in Colorado. (Note: The $3 burger and $2 small chili is not available at its Edwards location.)
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