Denver and the suburbs bristle with creepy, scary, and just plain entertaining haunted houses. Whether you go for the gore, the zombies, the undead or just to be shaking in your socks, there is a haunted house (or two) to suit. Check out MHOTC’s Haunted Houses list for where to go in the metro area. We include pricing and information on discounted admissions. Plus, there’s an interactive map to help you easily locate the attractions. We’ll keep adding any new haunts that arise, so check back often for new frightfully fun activities.
Shop now at the Denver Botanic Gardens’ annual Fall Plant and Bulb Sale for gorgeous blooms next spring. Thousands of bulbs and unique plants are available for your autumn planting pleasure. Hours are Saturday & Sunday, September 23 & 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Gardens’ West Terrace. Admission to the sale is FREE and Botanic Gardens members get a 10% discounts off all purchases. [Read more…] about Denver Botanic Garden’s Fall Plant and Bulb Sale
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.) 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…] about 65+ Free & Cheap Things To Do in Denver This Weekend
You’ve heard the adage “an apple a day, keeps the doctor away.” Which leads us to ask, what about a glass (or two) of apple cider? Find out for yourself at the Morrison Ciderfest on Saturday, September 23 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The FREE festival includes live music, a custom car show, kids area with bounce castle, arts & crafts, hay and pony rides, food, beer and, of course, plenty of delicious cider. Ciderfest is held on the grounds of Bear Creek Care & Rehab, located at the corner of Highway 8 and Summer Street in downtown Morrison.
Time to fill your stein with local libation and welcome the fall season. Longmont Oktoberfest is Friday & Saturday, September 22 & 23 at Roosevelt Park. The festival is presented by Left Hand Brewing Company with ten local breweries on tap. Longmont Oktoberfest offers fresh fare, live music (headliner is Reel Big Fish), and German themed fun and festivities.
Get in the Deutschland spirit by entering the best dressed, stein holding and bratwurst eating contests. A Kid Zone includes crafts, ponies, petting zoo, rock climbing wall and more. Hours are Friday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 10 p.m. This is a rain or shine event. Chairs, blankets and empty water bottles are permissible. Please no pets. General admission is $10 on Friday, $5 on Saturday. 700 Longs Peak Ave., Longmont.
Gather your family and friends for Highlands Ranch Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 23 from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Enjoy authentic German food, music, great biers from Paulaner and live entertainment. It’s an evening of non-stop entertainment for the kids, with magic, balloons and games. Cheer on the four-legged competitors scrambling for rewards during the Dachshund Races at 3:30 p.m. Town Center South, 9344 Dorchester St., Highlands Ranch.
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…] about 64+ Free Things To Do This Week Around Denver
Though it’s only mid-September, store shelves already seem to be lined with holiday goods. That means the MHOTC elves need to get in gear and pull together our Holiday Craft Shows page, including interactive map. But we need your help. If you know of any holiday craft show(s) at your school, church, community center or any other spot, for that matter, please let us know as soon as possible. Send us the name of the event, date, time(s), admission price (if any) and location (include a street address). If you have any other details, feel free to include them. We want to launch the page by early-October and there are hundreds of sales we have yet to verify. Email email@example.com or fill out our Send Us Your Deal form.
Dream of being a firefighter for a day? Now’s your chance. West Metro Fire Protection District hosts its annual Family Fire Muster on Saturday, September 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its Training Center. The event is FREE and you’ll see all kinds of live demonstrations. Fire engines, cool gear, firefighters… what’s not to like? [Read more…] about Be A Firefighter For The Day at West Metro’s Family Fire Muster
Th annual Denver Oktoberfest is so large it spans two weekends. This FREE salute to Bavarian heritage features authentic German beer and fare, crafts, music, dance, oom-pah-pah entertainment and more. It runs in the Ballpark Neighborhood Friday and Saturday, September 22 & 23 and September 29 & 30. [Read more…] about Oktoberfest Returns To Denver This Weekend
It’s a colorful weekend as talented artists bring masterpieces to life right at your feet during the Centennial Chalk Art Festival on Saturday & Sunday, September 23 & 24. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., enjoy watching the work of amazing chalk artists, as well as perusing the fine art vendors in Centennial Center Park. Food from metro area food trucks and beverages will be available for purchase. Don’t miss live entertainment by great local musicians including Megan Burtt, Kenny Lee Young, Patrick Dethlefs, Jason Vigil, La Pompe Jazz and Follow The Fox. 13050 E. Peakview Ave., Centennial.
Trying to get a handle on your finances, but worried that an expert will try to sell you something? Check out Denver Financial Planning Day on Saturday, September 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This FREE public event gives you an opportunity to address your personal finance questions privately with professional financial planners who can help you find the answers you need.
Certified Financial Planner professionals volunteer their time and expertise to offer personalized advice and to present classroom style educational workshops addressing key personal finance topics. The advice and information is FREE. There will be no sale of products or services, no strings attached and no one will follow-up with you after the event. [Read more…] about Denver Financial Planning Days: Free Workshops and One-On-One Advice
Sad, but true. Two more Colorado kmart stores are closing. The stores are at 15200 E. Colfax Ave. in Aurora and 200 W. Belleview in Englewood. As always, with these kinds of inventory dumps, it’s a game of chicken. You can shop while shelves are piled high with goods and save less or wait it out until fewer products remain and save more. The latest ads indicate the following discounts: all fashion apparel and all footwear is 30% off. All sporting goods are 25% to 30% off. All cosmetics and fragrances are 30% off. All toys are 30% off. All watches are 40% off. All fine gold, silver, diamond and gemstone jewelry is 70% off. All sales are final and these two stores are not participating in current kmart circulars. Kmart gift cards are accepted. MHOTC Tip: Remember that jewelry has the highest markup of almost any retail item, anywhere from 100% to 400% over the wholesale cost, so even 70% off may not be the best of deals.
Wellington’s Harvest Farm epitomizes a working farm: crops, animals and tons of space. That makes it the perfect setting for a corn maze and fall festival. Families flock to the farm every year to celebrate the season and enjoy a full lineup of 30+ attractions, including a 10-acre corn maze with three separate trails ranging from easy to expert, hay-wagon rides, petting zoo, obstacle course (suspension bridge, tires, balance beams and tunnels), plus pig races, barrel train and a pumpkin patch. For a limited time you can buy single-day admission for two people for $15 or single-day admission for four people for $29. That’s 50% off! Harvest Farm opens September 30 and operates Saturdays and Sundays through October 29. For other area corn mazes and pumpkin patches check our 2017 list.
Paid content. Does it bug you when you spot graffiti around town — not the artistic kind — but the kind that defaces signs and buildings? Now’s your chance to do something about it. Join the 8th annual Graffiti “Brush Off” & Litter Cleanup on Saturday, September 23 from 8 a.m. to noon.
Be a part the biggest effort to combat graffiti vandalism of the year! Denver Partners Against Graffiti is looking for more participants of all ages to help paint out graffiti vandalism and pick up litter along stretches of Federal Blvd. Denver Public Works provides all the cleaning supplies, you bring the elbow grease. [Read more…] about Volunteer For Denver’s Graffiti ‘Brush Off’, Get Free Lunch