Kickstart your fitness journey with FREE classes at South Suburban recreation centers in January. There are both introductory fitness classes and equipment demos at Buck, Goodson and Lone Tree recreation centers during the week of January 13, 2020. A list of all the free options are below. Participate in two of three 30-minute intro classes, or attend one equipment demo to enter to win great prizes like a $50 gift card, 20-visit punch card, personal training sessions and massages. No need to register in advance. Just show up. [Read more…] about Try Free Fitness Classes at South Suburban Rec Centers
Saddle up for savings! The National Western Stock Show is about to ride again in Denver — starting January 11. There are lots of ticket deals to be rounded up. Travelzoo has tickets starting as low as $11.50 (up to 50% off) with 11 different events available. Groupon has Stock Show tickets starting as low as $15 (up to 51% off) with 13 different events available. And Goldstar is offering seats to 8 different events.
Some of these tickets include drinks and/or a souvenir. Remember, Stock Show event tickets include general grounds admission on the day of the event, too. [Read more…] about National Western Stock Show Tickets – Save Up To 50%
Downtown Denver’s Sculpture Park has become home to the tallest digital Christmas tree in the country. Visit Denver and other community partners have come together to create a new holiday attraction, the Mile High Tree, in Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex that’s sure to become a tradition for locals. If you missed it during the holidays, no worries…it’s staying open through January 31. [Read more…] about New Seven-Story Digital Mile High Tree Offers New Music For January…And You Can Go Inside For Free
It’s no secret, regular exercise, even just walking, improves your health. It also reduces your risk of heart and lung diseases, cancer and diabetes. Once a month at 8 a.m., physicians with National Jewish Health give a 10-minute talk about a health topic and then lead an easy one-mile walk, while they answer any medical questions on your mind. [Read more…] about NJH’s “Walk with a Doc” for Free Advice, Treats
In case you find yourself trapped with some rowdy young ‘uns, you may need some fun places for the kiddos to play. This list of indoor play areas around Denver should come in handy.
I’ve included all sorts of activities, some free and some with an admission fee. For some of the pricier attractions, I noted if there’s a Groupon available (and you should always check Groupon yourself for those not marked, as new Groupons pop up from time to time).
This list is by no means comprehensive as there are a gazillion spots across the metro area. Know of something that should be in the list? Just email email@example.com. [Read more…] about Indoor Play Areas For Kids Around Denver
Thanks to the lunar calendar, the Chinese New Year is a bit of a moving target. This year, it begins on Saturday, January 25 and celebrations last for as long as two weeks. 2019 marks the Year of the Rat (taken from the Chinese zodiac). Those born in 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008 and 2020 are clever, quick thinkers; successful, but content with living a quiet and peaceful life. [Read more…] about 13 Places To Celebrate the Chinese New Year in Denver
The area’s largest celebration of the Chinese New Year is Saturday, January 25 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at The Potters House. More than 2,000 people attend the Colorado Chinese New Year Celebration coordinated by the Denver Chinese School, Confucius Institute at Community College of Denver and the Chinese American Foundation of Colorado. Highlight of the festival is a two-hour cultural and entertainment show by national and international artists. [Read more…] about Colorado Chinese New Year Celebration
If you like pottery, you’re going to love the annual Pottery By The Pound sale from January 4 to February 3 at Commonwheel Artists Cooperative. The sale is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 pm. We’re talking bowls, vases, platters, canisters and more made by artists from the Pikes Peak region who clear their studio inventory.
Pottery seconds are weighed on a scale and sold by the pound while other artwork is priced at discounted prices. Don’t worry if you can’t make the opening days as pottery is constantly restocked throughout the event. 102 Canon Ave. in Manitou Springs (which is just west of Colorado Springs).
Visiting museums can get expensive, especially for families. However, many local museums and attractions offer FREE admission every month — some even offer special activities on those days. The free days are funded, in part, by taxes collected through the Science and Cultural Facilities District and/or donations from generous sponsors. Because free days are so popular, expect large crowds and plan accordingly. Arrive early to secure a parking spot or consider carpooling, rideshare or using public transportation.
While admission is FREE, special exhibitions or other add-on activities may incur a fee. Dates and times may change, so always double-check before you visit. [Read more…] about Free Museum Days in Denver For 2020
The Park People’s tree distribution program — Denver Digs Trees — has helped add a ton of green to city blocks. And though it seems a wee bit early to be thinking about spring, now’s the time to apply for FREE and low-cost medium to large shade trees that will be distributed in the spring. All Denver residents are eligible for the deals, regardless of where they live in the city. [Read more…] about Denver Digs Trees, Get Yours For Cheap or Free
Here’s a way to “jazz” up the first Friday of every month. Local jazz musicians will take to the stage during a new concert series called First Friday Five Points Jazz Hop. Created by the organizers behind Denver’s annual Juneteenth festival, Jazz Hop hopes to keep jazz and culture alive. Local artists will be perform every month at various bars and restaurants along Welton Street. [Read more…] about Free First Friday Jazz Concerts In Five Points
Almost every month, on the Saturday nearest the first quarter moon, the Denver Astronomical Society hosts an Open House at the University of Denver’s historic Chamberlin Observatory. Guests can view the heavens through the observatory’s famous 20-inch telescope for $2 per person ($5 per family). [Read more…] about Stargazing on the Cheap at Chamberlin Observatory
Denver and Boulder are paradise for families. No matter the season, there’s always something to do with your kids in Denver for free or on the cheap. We won’t even go into the outdoor recreational activities, such as hiking, biking, skiing or whitewater rafting. You know about all that stuff.
But how about holding a live tarantula in the palm of your hand? Stepping into the tracks of a Stegosaurus? Sitting in the cockpit of a Star Wars X-Wing Fighter? Watching as millions of pennies, nickles and dimes are produced? Seeing a tornado form right in front of you? We have it all. Here are 14 top free or cheap things to do with the family in Denver, Boulder and beyond. [Read more…] about Cheap Fun With Kids in Denver and Boulder
Denver Recycles annual FREE Treecycle program will be recycling thousands of Christmas trees into mulch again this holiday season. The mulch is made available FREE to Denver residents in the spring. Last year more than 21,500 trees were recycled. Tree-cycling is easy, but it’s important to follow these easy steps. [Read more…] about Denver Treecycle 2020: Recycle That Christmas Tree
I am so excited about this program for older adults who live in Denver. Who says, kids should get all the fun… and perks? For several years, children with a MY Denver Card have breezed into Denver’s rec centers and pools without paying a dime. Now we have MY Denver PRIME, a program that provides FREE access to 28 recreation centers and 31 pools to Denver residents 60 and older. [Read more…] about MY Denver PRIME Card – Free Recreation Center & Pool Access For Seniors