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! Enjoy your Memorial Day holiday weekend! [Read More…]
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As the temperatures start to sizzle, a day at Water World (8801 N. Pecos St.) in Federal Heights is one of the best (and most fun) ways to cool off. Since opening in 1979 with the first two water slides in Colorado, the water park now boasts more than 50 water adventures.
For 2018, they’re introducing a new attraction, Glacier Run. In fact, they feature the largest variety of attractions in America. (Did you know the park has been rated as one of America’s top ten water parks by the Travel Channel?)
As one of America’s largest family water parks, the watery wonderland is located just 15 minutes north of downtown Denver on 70+ landscaped acres. However, the cost can create big waves in a budget, especially for families.
Here are 15 ways you can make a big splash at the park without causing your budget to sink. Dive in for more details… [Read More…]
For 10 days Lakewood plans to encourage residents to experience the city’s heritage, culture and the arts. INSPIRE Arts Week Lakewood runs from Thursday, May 31 through Sunday, June 10 with more than 30 free and discounted events. Don’t miss First Friday on June 1, when the artist-owned galleries of 40 West Arts District and Belmar’s Block 7 open their doors to visitors.
A Rockin’ Block Party is planned for Saturday, June 10 at the Lakewood Heritage Center (801 S. Yarrow St.). From 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., enjoy FREE museum tours, games, stargazing with telescopes, a concert by Mr. Majestyk’s 8-Track Revival, beer garden and a family-friendly movie “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory” under the stars.
Other events include interactive arts demonstrations, art walks, concerts, theater performances, and more. For a complete list of events and fees check out the INSPIRE Arts week website.
Stop the presses! Check out our weekly column “Cheap Checklist” in The Denver Post in the Life & Culture section. Every Saturday, we compile the best freebies, discounts and deals in town for the upcoming week. The column now periodically includes store sales — all the more reason for smart shoppers to make it a must-read. To read the column online, click here.
If you have any tips for possible items, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org 10 to 14 days in advance — just put “Cheap Checklist” in the subject line. We’re already working on the copy for next week!
Douglas County Libraries’ 2018 Summer Reading Program is an Escape To Neverland! The program kicks off at all seven library locations on Saturday, June 2, from 10 a.m. to noon, with arts and crafts, games, face painting, photo ops, and themed storytimes for children. And when readers sign up for the program, which runs through July 31, they’ll also receive sign-up gifts. [Read More…]
Dwell Church is throwing a FREE outdoor movie party for its neighborhood this Sunday, May 27 at 7:30 p.m. The Incredibles will be shown at Cheltenham Elementary School. All ages are welcome. Bring family, friends, and a blanket to sit on. They’ll offer FREE popcorn, film, and Lucky Mary’s dessert food truck. 1580 Julian St., Denver.
We all know how competitive the Colorado housing market is and with so much to do, how can once plan a successful move? Get the inside skinny at a FREE seminar offered by Fitzsimons Credit Union. Your Guide To Getting into Your Home Sweet Home is on Thursday, May 31 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Sazza Pizza.
Learn tips and tricks to plan your move, the benefits of home ownership, resources for remodeling and home improvement, when home refinancing makes sense and how to avoid foreclosure. The event starts at 6 p.m. and they’ll be serving FREE pizza. There is no charge but RSVP is required. You can register here. 2501 N. Dallas way — Unit 104 (inside Stanley Marketplace), Aurora.
The Cache la Poudre River is more than a source of drinking water. It’s an important habitat for wildlife, a recreational resource and part of Colorado’s heritage. The Poudre RiverFest brings it all together on Saturday, June 2 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Poudre River Oxbow in Fort Collins. [Read More…]
Connecting with the natural world is easy in Colorado. All you have to do is head east to the plains or west into the mountains. FREE programs take place in a variety of Jefferson County Open Space parks including Lookout Mountain Nature Center (LMNC) and the Hiwan Homestead Museum, throughout the year. The Center offers a variety of nature programs with topics that explore the diversity and richness of the foothills. Discover wildlife, plants, geology, astronomy and more. [Read More…]
One of the best ways to show your American pride is to wave a flag or display one in your front yard. Ace Hardware is honoring American veterans by sponsoring a One Million Flag Giveaway.
On Saturday, May 26, the first 240 customers at each participating location get a FREE 8″ x 12″ American flag — no purchase necessary. Most locations open at 8 a.m. on Saturdays. However, hours vary by location, so check first.
If you’re wanting to show a little more pride, they’re also offering a sale price on a U.S Flag Set (with a 2 1/2′ x 4′ flag) for $14.99.
Star Wars fans are going to go crazy for this special landing in Denver. Are you sitting down? The Millennium Falcon cockpit will land at the Alamo Drafthouse (7301 S. Santa Fe Dr.) in Littleton on Friday, May 25 to Sunday, May 27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Fans can take photos, sit in the cockpit and push it to light speed in the Falcon cockpit experience. Visit its Facebook page for more details. Denver is only one of five cities to get the special landing. [Read More…]
The sweet offer includes its new Cookie Jar Shakes — Chips Ahoy! Choco Chunky Chocolate Shake, OREO Caramel Shake and Nutter Butter Banana Shake. SONIC Drive-In is “shaking” late nights up again with one of its most popular deals. 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 even sweeter savings — topped with whipped cream and a cherry!
After 8 p.m., all shakes, floats and ice cream slushes are 50% off. (The promo typically ends around Labor Day.) With so many flavors and options, every one is sure to find the perfect treat to hit the sweet spot. [Read More…]
Get your computer, laptop or smartphone ready for big savings this weekend at King Soopers. The grocery chain is offering four days of digital deals from Friday, May 25 to Monday, May 28.
You must download the digital coupon to your shopper loyalty card for the savings. All of the deals are valid all four days, but can only be redeemed once.
The deals are available on select varieties while supplies last, so shop early. King Soopers has been known to sell out early on some of its more popular digital deals.
Best of all, you can use each digital coupon up to 5 times in the same transaction. Now’s the time to stock up on savings! [Read More…]