Boulder’s Pearl Street Mall between 11th and 15th Streets becomes one large outdoor gallery during the annual Pearl Street Arts Fest. This juried show features more than 100 local and visiting artists, some of whom provide demonstrations even as they showcase their work. Admission is FREE. The 2019 Arts Fest starts with a new 14th Street preview on Friday, July 19 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. The festival continues Saturday, July 20 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. [Read more…] about Pearl Street Arts Fest in Boulder – Preview + 2 Days
The international Slow Food movement was founded in Italy in 1989 as an antidote to the corporatized fast food that was engulfing the world. The concept of Slow Food is a growing movement that has gained increasing momentum over the years, spawning the farm-to-table restaurants, home gardens and sustainable agriculture.
Denver hosts Slow Food Nations, a weekend celebration of sustainably-sourced food and drink. It comes to Denver, Friday to Sunday, July 19 to 21 with informative, inspiring and mouth-watering events. Some are only for Slow Food delegates, others have paid entry but many of them are FREE. [Read more…] about Slow Food Nations Brings Tasty International Event To Denver
America Meditates is a FREE event, open to everyone, that brings yoga, music, dance, kids’ activities, live art and speakers to City Park’s East Meadow on Wednesday, July 24 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bring a yoga mat, water and a towel. The America Meditates campaign, which is supported by donations, offers meditation and breathing workshops for veterans, at-risk youth and prisoners. [Read more…] about Free Afternoon/Evening Meditation and More
During FirstBank’s is Summer of Savings promotion, several branches across Colorado provide FREE savory foods, sweet treats and healthy options from well-known, award-winning vendors to the public.
“Summer of Savings” is a celebration of saving money, while indulging in some favorite weekend foods. Stop by select FirstBank locations every Saturday throughout July from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The bank will pick up the tab. [Read more…] about Free Food from FirstBank
On Sunday, July 7 and the first Sunday of every month through October, the Salvage Design Center hosts a Craftsman’s Market at its showroom. Expect 30+ local craftsmen and craftswomen who demonstrate their skills and sell their unique wares from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meet blacksmiths, fractal wood burners, carpenters, jewelry designers, sign makers and others. [Read more…] about Craftsman’s Market Monthly Sale
The popular Tebo Train, a sweet electric-powered kiddie train, is back from the repair shop and is again giving FREE rides to children to age 10 on Monday through Friday mornings through August 30. Adults may now accompany the smallest children. Boarding is in front of the Wells Fargo Bank at 12th and Pearl from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The four-car train runs from 13th and Pearl along the Pearl Street Mall to the 1400 block and is the only vehicle, other than strollers, permitted on the pedestrian mall.
To say that parking at Boulder’s popular Chautauqua is limited does not even begin to describe the challenges in finding a space. To solve the problem, the city operates the FREE Park-to-Park hiker shuttle between downtown Boulder and Chautauqua trailhead between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays all summer long. It runs every 15 minutes.
Remember that parking in downtown Boulder parking garages and at satellite parking lots (New Vista High School at 700 20th St.) and CU Regent lot (Regent Dr., just east of Broadway) is FREE on weekends and holidays.
Through Labor Day (September 2), youngsters 18 and under get FREE admission to History Colorado museums and their exhibitions, engaging activities and participation in special summer events that take place all over the state. Click here to sign up for an E-newsletter alerting you to special events and programs in metro Denver and beyond. [Read more…] about Kids Free at State Museums All Summer
The Boulder Concert Band kicks off a summer of presenting FREE performances in local parks with a visit to the Boulder Library on Monday, June 17, beginning at 7 p.m.
Among his many notable credentials, conductor Silas Nathaniel Huff is a former Company Commander or the U.S. Army School of Music, so he knows his oompahs. Concerts are on typically at 7 p.m., except where noted below, plus three concerts on July 4th. Here’s the schedule: [Read more…] about Boulder Concert Band Visits Local Parks
The annual Boulder Market featuring handmade goods, creative fashions, and kids’ activities unique treasures takes place on various Sundays throughout the summer from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. At each event, FREE music begins at noon. Upcoming Sunday markets are scheduled for June 2 & 16, July 14, August 11 & 18 and September 29. Central Park, 13th St. and Canyon Blvd., Boulder.
Grab a FREE bike from the Golden Bike Library beginning Thursday, April 18 and enjoy a pedal along the town’s bike paths, including those along Clear Creek and quiet lanes. The library offers bikes for both adults and children. Jamis and Explorer 2 bikes are available for adults. For young bikers, Laser 20 bikes are available — a lightweight and durable aluminum model with a coaster brake and rear V-brake, ideal for small children. [Read more…] about Explore Golden With Free Bike Rental
Boulder’s Greenwood Wildlife Thrift Shop and Consignment Gallery is running a great bag sale on kids’ clothes in the downstairs thrift shop. Through Friday, February 8 fill a bag with children’s clothing for just $1. With all the money you save, you might head upstairs to find a nice household item or even a piece of good jewelry. 3600 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303-245-0800.
Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy’s winter supplement sale is going on through January 29, with 25% off multivitamins, omegas, sports nutrition, minerals and homeopathy. There are three Pharmaca locations in Boulder (1647 Pearl St., 2700 N. Broadway and Table Mesa Shopping Center, 645 S. Broadway) and one in Greenwood Village (5910 S. University Blvd.).
Being furloughed without pay from a job is always difficult, but coming right on the heels of the holidays when budgets are further stretched compounds the financial misery. Several food panties are waiving their normal income requirements to help furloughed government employees. Here are a few that we know about (and please let us know if there are others): [Read more…] about Food Pantries Open to Furloughed Government Workers
We recently reminded you about Boulder’s Art Parts, a purveyor of materials that can be fashioned into inexpensive and environmentally responsible gifts. Click here for that post. The Crafts Box in Wheat Ridge is a similar concept.
The Craft Box, established in February 2012, is a thrift store that brings new life to gently used craft items. Regulars call it “The Box,”and they know it as a crafting haven that encourages creativity and reduces waste through the sale of craft items and offers classes and events. Staff are well versed in crafts ranging from quilting, stamping, scrapbooking and needlework. In addition, the local community is supported through the donation of items, time and talent to local charitable organizations.
Doesn’t this represent the holiday spirit? 6191 W. 44th Ave., Wheat Ridge, 303-279-1069.