Look up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s FREE Comic Book Day! Super heroes knows that plans change in a flash, so, this year, the event has been expanded. It’s now FREE Comic Book Summer! (This year marks the 19th year for the colorful giveaway.) As part of the celebration, comic book shops throughout the country give away comic books for FREE. Fans will find lots of new titles and series released for the super-charged event. [Read more…] about It’s A Bird! It’s A Plane! It’s Free Comic Book Day! — Summer Edition
Honk! Honk! When we think of going to the movies, we often forget about the good ol’-fashioned drive-in. Mostly because they no longer exist in large numbers. Luckily, the Denver metro area has one left, 88 Drive-In Theatre at 8780 Rosemary St. in Commerce City. (Did you know they’ve been showing flicks for more than 40 years?) [Read more…] about 88 Drive-In Theatre Offers Blockbuster Value & Family Fun
Hey, parents! Here’s a fun night out for a good cause, thanks to Red Rocks Church. The church is hosting a pop-up drive-in theater to benefit Lakewood’s The Action Center. (The non-profit’s organization mission is to provide an immediate and compassionate response to those in the community experiencing hardship and by offering the resources and services needed to stabilize lives and promote pathways to lasting change.) [Read more…] about Red Rocks Church in Lakewood Hosts Pop-Up Drive-In Movie
With summer upon us and most playgrounds reopened, we thought this was a good time to republish this story by Chris Sekirnjak. The Denver metro area is home to more than 700 public playgrounds, small and large, old and new, mundane and exciting. Finding the very best required visiting each play area, a project I completed in 2018. Here are 10 of my favorite ones that stand out from the rest. Chances are you have never heard of these parks, but all are all well worth a visit even if you live a few miles away. [Read more…] about 10 Best Public Playgrounds Around Denver
The Carousel of Happiness is Nederland’s magical menagerie featuring 56 whimsical, hand-carved animals on a restored 1910 Looff carousel, turning to the music of a 1913 Wurlitzer ban organ. Rides are only $2. Visitors to the Carousel can also enjoy picnicking at Barker Reservoir, hiking the trails of the Mud Lake and Caribou Ranch open space areas and the Indian Peak Wilderness Area. [Read more…] about Carousel of Happiness Rides Cost $2; The Happiness is Free
Grab the family and a picnic basket for a good time under the summer stars. The City of Westminster is hosting Movies in the Park on select Fridays from June to August. It’s better than going to a drive-in movie. Watch a family favorite movie on a giant, outdoor screen. Admission is FREE. Activities and food concessions begin at 7 p.m. and the movies start at dusk. Bring your chair or blanket and enjoy the show. [Read more…] about Westminster’s Movies in the Park
The Colorado Railroad Museum is now back on track and open to the public. Regular Admission prices once again apply, and train rides are available for an additional fee on selected days (Thursday to Sunday, through August). There are some new procedures and operating hours. Here’s what you need to know. [Read more…] about Colorado Railroad Museum Opens. What You Need To Know.
Douglas County Libraries’ 2020 Summer Reading Program is Splash Into Summer! The annual reading program is for all ages. Kids, teens and adults can register online for the program at any time. You’ll want to mark your for June 1 to 15, when the libraries will provide curbside service for picking up your reading log, registration packet, and sign-up and mid-way prizes, while supplies last. [Read more…] about Douglas County Libraries’ Summer Reading Program
There may not be the crack of the bat at Coors Field just yet. However, that doesn’t mean baseball fans can’t have some fun waiting for the day they can enjoy a cold beer and hot dog, while watching our beloved Colorado Rockies at bat. (Personally, we’re also missing the Taco Bell special. We’re craving those “cheap” tacos!) [Read more…] about Colorado Rockies Offers Games, Puzzles & More For Whole Family
Redbox may be known for its little red kiosks everywhere. You see them everywhere, right? (Although we recently noticed they’re no longer at McDonald’s.) However, they offer more entertainment than just disc rentals. The entertainment company just introduced FREE Live TV with dozens of family-friendly channels. [Read more…] about Redbox: Free Movies & TV With No Subscription Or Sign-In Required
Everyone is looking for ways to stay positive. And here’s a fun family project to show the world you care…a complimentary “We’re All In This Together” window sign. It’s the perfect sign for your home or office window. You might even consider posting the sign in a public space, as a reminder to others that they are not alone. [Read more…] about Get Free ‘We’re All In This Together’ Window Sign
Note: With the baseball season being postponed by several weeks, the dates we have published may change. We’ll do our best to update when more details become available. The complete Coors Field experience usually includes a hot dog, popcorn or peanuts, an ice-cold beer or soft drink and a souvenir. Part of the fun of going to watch the Colorado Rockies play ball is when they offer a special giveaway or promo on select game days. And it’s much more than just bobbleheads and baseball cards. This season, they’re giving away something for every fan, including ticket deals, flags, t-shirts, $1 hot dogs, lunch bags, hats and more on specific game days. [Read more…] about Colorado Rockies Game Day Giveaways For 2020 Season
All aboard! This freebie is on track to be a fun day for the whole family. Thursday, March 12 is the first FREE Day for 2020 at the Colorado Railroad Museum (17155 W. 44th Ave.) in Golden from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., thanks to the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (or, as it’s better known, our tax dollars.) Admission is regularly $10 for adults (16 to 59), $8 for seniors (60+) and $5 for children (2 to 15.) [Read more…] about All Aboard! Free Days at Colorado Railroad Museum — March 12
A masked bandit roams Colorado. Actually, a number of them. See these desperados for yourself up-close and personal once a month at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge. This FREE event from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. is open to all.
Join a naturalist and meet the Refuge’s black-footed ferrets. Discover how this fragile species was brought back from the brink of extinction and why black-footed ferrets were released into the wild at the Refuge. You’ll also get a chance to see the ferrets have their mid-morning snack. Reservations are required. [Read more…] about See Live Black-Footed Ferrets at Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge
Ding! Bang! Swoosh! Pinball wizards (and those with a love of nostalgia) will love this new, fun museum. The Pinball Museum (9625 W. Colfax Ave.) recently lit up in Lakewood and is ready for play. A walk-through museum of vintage pinball machines, see some of the rarest and unique games (antique pinball machines and vintage amusement equipment) usually only found in private collections. [Read more…] about The Pinball Museum Lights Up in Lakewood — Admission Just $2