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 71+ Free & Cheap Things To Do in Denver This Weekend
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 women’s & men’s fashion clothing and all footwear are 40% off. All team sporting and outdoor sports items are 25% to 30% off. All cosmetics and fragrances are 30% off. All toys, games & dolls are 30% off. All watches are 40% off. All fine gold, silver, diamond and gemstone jewelry is 75% 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 75% off may not be the best of deals.
Fall is a great time to tackle yard work, prune your landscaping and add some much needed mulch around plants to prepare for winter. Bring your pruned and discarded branches and bushes to the South Suburban and City of Centennial’s FREE Chipping and Mulch Event on Saturday, September 30, from 8 a.m. to noon. There are two locations to drop off your cuttings: South Suburban’s Willow Spring Service Center (7100 S. Holly St., Centennial) and the Centennial Public Works Facility (7272 S. Eagle St., Centennial). This is not the place to dispose of huge pieces of wood. Organizers say they will NOT accept logs or tree trunks larger than 10 inches in diameter and lumber or salvage material.
FREE mulch is available at the Willow Spring location all morning. FREE Mulch will be available at the Centennial Public Works location starting at noon. It’s self-service, so bring a tarp and shovel to dig out your mulch. For more information, contact City of Centennial’s Citizen Response Center at 303-325-8000.
Let’s be honest, money is often the leading cause of stress in relationships – but it doesn’t have to be. As part of its Money Coaching program, Capital One is offering a series FREE workshops in Denver aimed at helping couples align their personal values with their money goals at any stage of their relationship – whether they’re starting to plan for the future, saving for a big milestone, or just looking to improve their relationship with money.
To start, Capital One will host Money Matched, a fun, live game show that asks local couples a series of questions that will help them discover how much they know (or don’t know) about their partner’s money values. This interactive event is on Wednesday, October 4 at 5 p.m. at the Capital One Cafe, followed by a “Talk Money With Your Honey” workshop. Refreshments will be served. Space is limited and a RSVP is requested. You can do so here. Note: Capital One will not be talking about any paid services or try to sell you anything at this event. 1550 Wewatta St., Denver.
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…] about Free & Fun Nature and History Programs Through JeffCo Open Space
The National Park Service is waiving entrance fees to all of its 417 parks, monuments and other sites on National Public Lands Day, Saturday, September 30. The aspens of Rocky Mountain National Park, virtually in the metro Denver/Boulder area’s backyard, are showing the yellows and oranges, and the bull elk are bugling early in the morning and again in the afternoon and evening in one of the Rockies’ most fantastic wildlife experiences. Other federal land management agencies also waive access fees on National Public Lands Day, which also provides volunteer opportunities on public lands at national and state parks, public and community gardens, beaches, wildlife preserves or forests.
Denver dining has evolved over the past twenty years — and so has Westword’s annual celebration of the local restaurant scene. On Sunday, October 15 from noon to 3 p.m., that celebration will rise to the next level: What had been an outdoor event is moving inside and uptown to the McNichols Building in Civic Center Park. Westword’s Feast will feature dishes from more than 40 favorite restaurants of Westword food writers and readers, as well as beverage samplings and plenty of entertainment. Participants include Frijoles Colorado, the Nickel, Piggin’ Out, Dae Gee, Dirt Coffee Bar, Aloy Thai, Milk & Cake, Little Man Ice Cream, Azucar Bakery and many more. Save $15 off general admission tickets (pay $25) by purchasing here. That gets you unlimited sampling of food and drink. If you don’t see this deal when you click on the link, check to the right of the page where it says “More Local Offers.”
In the animated film My Little Pony, a dark force threatens Ponyville, and the Mane 6 – Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, and Rarity – embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and exciting challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship to save their home. MHOTC readers can attend an advance screening of the film on Sunday, October 1 at 10 a.m. at the UA Continental. For your chance at passes, go here and click on Enter Sweepstakes. Winners will be drawn on Thursday, September 28 at 10 a.m. and notified by email screening details. If you are lucky enough to get one of the passes, be sure to arrive early as most screenings are overbooked.
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
Amazing corn mazes and appealing pumpkin patches have again popped up all over the greater metro area’s farmlands. Most include tons of activities, rides, petting zoos and, of course, time to get “lost” (and “found”) in a mind-bending maze. Check out our list of corn maze and pumpkin patch attractions for both families and adults through Halloween. Some open this weekend, others later in the month. We include information on discounted admissions, where to scare up that Halloween pumpkin and any other fun details. Plus, we have a fully interactive map to help you easily locate each site. We’ll keep adding events, so check back often for new frightfully fun activities. Be sure to let us know of any we’ve missed. You can email us at email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our Send Us Your Deal form.
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.
Ichabod Crane has come to Sleepy Hollow, but what he learns there frightens him nearly out of his wits! Watch as Ichabod tries to escape the clutches of the Headless Horseman in the play The Legend of Sleepy Hollow at Miners Alley with performances every Saturday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. from September 16 through October 28. During this production designed for children (ages 12 and younger), the audience becomes part of the story. Tickets are $10 and available online or by calling 303-935-3044. 1224 Washington Ave., Golden.
Save on tickets to an event, show, concert or comedy night. There are deals to be had and we’ve found them. Some of the newest offerings include discounted admission to see Shania Twain in concert in 2018, Colorado Ballet’s take on Dracula and a Halloween Weekend Bar Crawl.
Concert venues are bursting with name acts including the just added John Tesh in October. Indulge in your passion, be it micro brews or chocolate at festivals galore. You can find real savings by buying through services such as Goldstar and Groupon. (Be sure when buying through Groupon to check our recent posts for any promo codes, for extra savings.)
Here are some ticket deals I’ve uncovered to concerts, plays, Elitch Gardens and more from now through the fall. [Read more…] about 31 Great Deals for Upcoming Entertainment in Denver