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
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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.
Groupon usually saves you money, sometimes as much as half off, which makes any offer, service or product you get from them much more affordable. But this latest promotion, offers three different savings promotions. Here’s the inside scoop: For one day only, through 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, September 21, get an extra 20% off any three Groupon Local Deals, plus an extra 10% off on up to three Goods deals and an extra 10% off up to three Getaway deals when you use the promo code SALE3. That’s anything from gourmet dining, spa treatments and concerts to an all-inclusive Mexico getaway.
You can buy one of each in a single transaction, maximum of 3 Local Deals, 3 Getaways and 3 Goods per customer. (Meaning, if you want to buy 9 items, you’ll need to make 3 separate transactions.) To get the deal, use this link to take you to the Groupons in the Denver-Boulder area. Click on Goods or Getaways in the navigation bar at the top or left side of the Groupon landing page to find other offers. There is no minimum purchase price and you can get up to a $50 discount per deal. There are a few exclusions: Read the fine print here.
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.
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.
The YMCA of Boulder Valley is currently registering youngsters for fall programs. During Welcoming Week through September 24, they can visit and try youth sports, swim lessons, after-school and teen programs and more for FREE. Click here for details. There are three locations to serve Boulder, Broomfield and Weld Counties. Click here for addresses and phone numbers.
With spectacular weekend weather predicted, the mountains beckon. Avoid I-70 traffic and head for a nearby mountain town for fall fun and fall colors. Today, Saturday, September 23, Nederland’s Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center hosts the 17th Annual Enchanted Forest from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. At the in-town nature center itself, youngsters can meet the live birds of prey and a young Tyrannosaur, get their faces painted and make their own costumes. Catch the FREE shuttle to Wild Bear’s property at Mud Lake Open Space, where the fun continues. [Read more…] about Enchanted Forest 2017 Beckons Families To Nederland
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.
Loyalty pays off, especially when it comes to being a member of AMC Stubs Insider. (Membership is FREE for the basic loyalty program.) Every Tuesday, through October 31, AMC Theatres offers members $5 Ticket Tuesdays — get a ticket for just $5. (There is an upcharge for premium formats and special events. Exclusions apply.)
Even better, members can also get a Cameo Combo for just $5 on Tuesdays, too — click here for the coupon. The combo includes a fountain drink (21-oz.) and Cameo-sized popcorn. (“Cameo-sized” is described as “snackable”, so we’re assuming it’s relatively small.)
It’s not often you can buy a ticket and enjoy popcorn & soda for $10. Let’s go to the movies!
MHOTC loves museums! That’s why we value this annual event. Saturday, September 23 is the 13th annual Smithsonian Museum Day Live!, offering FREE admission to several museums in Colorado and more than 1,300 across the U.S. To get the complimentary tickets, fill out an online form with some basic information. Once you register, request your tickets. Each ticket is good for FREE admission for two people. When your ticket arrives in your inbox, just print it and you’re ready to open your mind and not your wallet! [Read more…] about Free Admission To Colorado Museums on September 23
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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