Be Happy – Be a “Freegan” This Summer

Free Things to Do in Denver This Summer

Free Things to Do in Denver This Summer

2011 FREE & CHEAP HAPPENINGS IN METRO DENVER

By Deahna Visscher email: Deahna_Visscher@yahoo.com

Created: June 4, 2011 (normally created in May)

 Thank you Deahna!!

CONCERTS (alphabetical by city)

 

Arvada Concert Series Friday nights at 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

http://apexprd.org/put-free-summer-concerts-calendar

Kick off your shoes and tickle your toes in the cool grass as you join us for a perfect summer evening! Bring a picnic supper, good friends and family and enjoy the music at McIlvoyPark, 5750 Upham St.  In case of inclement weather, performances move to the Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd. Questions – call 303-425-9583.

Family-Thursday Night Series, 7-8:30 pm

  • June 30 – 101st Army Band
  • July 7 – The Spin, Variety
  • July 14 – Network, Blues and Soul
  • July 21 – The Long Run,Colorado’s Tribute to “The Eagles”
  • July 28 – The ReJuveniles, 60s Rock

 

Aurora Concert Series- June 16 to August 4 Thursdays 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

www.auroragov.org

https://www.auroragov.org/AuroraGov/Residents/SpecialEvents/BanksInHarmonyConcertsInThePark/index.htm?ssSourceNodeId=660&ssSourceSiteId=621&ssTargetNodeId=

Aurora’s FREE Summer Concert Series- Banks in Harmony. Here is a taste of what we have in store for the 25th Anniversary Season! Bands subject to change. Various Parks inAurora – Concessions available

June 16 Dean Bushnell Orchestra – BigBandSwing-BicentennialPark

June 23 Papa Juke – Blues, Soul,Rock-BicentennialPark

June 30 Queen City Jazz Band – Dixieland Jazz – Del Mar Park

July 7 Deja Blu – Variety/Classic Rock -Red-tailedHawkPark

July 14 17th Avenue Allstars – ‘50s Rock and Roll Show -UtahPark

July 21 The Modniks – Hits of the ‘60s -Utah Park

July 28 Buckstein – Country Rock  -MeadowoodPark

Aug. 4 Pan Jumbies – Calypso/Caribbean -MeadowoodPark

 

Park Locations:
Bicentennial Park – Alameda and Potomac. Enter the parking lot from East Alameda Avenue.
Del Mar Park – 6th and Peoria
Meadowood Park – Dartmouth and Laredo
Red-tailed Hawk Park – East Hinsdale Way and South Aurora Parkway
Utah Park – Peoria and Mexico

 

Aurora Sounds of Southlands- Fridays June 3- August 26

http://www.shopsouthlands.com/go/mallEvents.cfm?eventsonly=1

Join us every Friday starting June 3rd for a night of free entertainment with the Sounds of Southlands Concert Series held in Town Square from 6:00pm – 8:00pm!
Bring a blanket, bring your pet…and don’t forget your dancin’ shoes!
Southlands Town Square 6155 S. Main Street, E-470 and SmokyHill RoadAurora ,CO80015

Friday, June 3               Hazel Miller –

Friday, June 10             Chris Daniels and the Kings –

Friday, June 17             The Long Run –

Friday, June 24             Soul X –

Friday, July 1                Hot Lunch –

Friday, July 8                Kory Brunson Band –

Friday, July 15              The Nacho Men –

Friday, July 22             Tunisia(featuring former members ofJakarta)

Friday, July 29              Steve Thomas Band –

Friday, August 5            CHASE N’ THE DREAM –

Friday, August 12          Dotsero

Friday, August 19          Soul Sacrifice

Friday, August 26          The Fab 4

CONCERTS (continued)

 

Boulders Downtown Bands on the Bricks- June 15 to August 17 from 7-9pm

http://www.boulderdowntown.com/do/bands-on-the-bricks22

From oldies to alternative and everything in between, Bands on the Bricks is BoulderCounty’s premiere outdoor summer concert series taking place in the heart of the city on the bricks of the one-and-only Pearl Street Mall.  A not-to-be-missed summer tradition with 10 weeks of free concerts. Enjoy performances from the best local musicians along the front range while dancing under the stars.  Featuring an outdoor beer/wine/margarita garden.
Wed, June 15th             Quemando

Wed, June 22nd            Wendy Woo

Wed, June 29th             Hazel Miller

Wed, July 6th                Funkiphino

Wed, July 13th              Raising Cain

Wed, July 20th              The Fables

Wed, July 27th              Judge Roughneck

Wed, August 3rd           That Eighties Band

Wed, August 10th          Fierce Bad Rabbit

Wed, August 17th          Rebecca Folsom Band

 

Boulders Downtown Noon Tunes June 18 to August 20 from 12-1:30 p.m.

http://www.boulderdowntown.com/do/noon-tunes1

Downtown Boulder’s Noon Tunes
Fridays from June 18 to August 20 noon -1:30 p.m.
1300 block of Pearl Street
Locals and visitors alike enjoy great local music of all genres during their Friday lunch breaks during Downtown Boulder’s Noon Tunes concert series.

 

Boulders Twenty Ninth Street LIVE! Concert Series Saturdays from 6:30 to 9:30pm.

http://www.twentyninthstreet.com/Events/Details/37099

While the sun dips below the Rocky Mountains, the lights go up at Twenty Ninth Street Mall on Saturday nights this summer! In addition to the best live outdoor music in Boulder, the concert series will also feature plenty of free parking, lots of great restaurants and shopping, and the best sunset in Boulder. Come rock, swing, and jive at “Twenty Ninth Street LIVE.

June 11 –         Funkiphino click here   
June 18 –         FACE click here

June 25 –         The Ticket click here
July 2 –             Chris Daniels and the Kings click here
July 9 –             Hot Lunch click here
July 16 –           Under a Blood Red Sky click here
July 23 –           One On One, click here
July 30 –           Johnny O Band click here
August 6 –       Buckner Funken Jazz click here
August 13 –     Chase N The Dream click here

 

Denver CITY PARK JAZZ SCHEDULE Sunday nights at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 5 to August 7

http://www.cityparkjazz.org/

June 5, 2011 – The Otone Brass Band

June 12, 2011 – Hazel Miller

June 19, 2011 (Father’s Day) – Rekha Ohal

June 26, 2011 – La Candela

July 3, 2011 – Denver Municipal Band 

July 10, 2011 – Convergence

July 17, 2011 – The Bob Montgomery/Al Herman Quintet

July 24, 2011 – The Manuel Lopez Trio Featuring Maria Lopez

July 31 , 2011 – The Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra

August 7, 2011 – Chris Daniels and the Kings

 

 

 

 

 

CONCERTS (continued)

 

Denver CONFLUENCE CONCERTS Thursdays at 6:30pm July 1 to July 22

http://www.greenwayfoundation.org/events/concerts.html

July 7th- The Denver Brass
July 14th- Dennis Stroughmatt and Creole Stomp
July 21st- The Quemando Salsa Orquesta
July 28th- The Red Sax Quartet

All concerts are free and open to the public. The music will begin at 6:30p.m. and continue until 8:00p.m. Food and beverages will be on site for any and all hungry and thirsty concert goers.

ConfluenceParkis located at 15th and Little Raven in LoDo. It is across theSouth Platte Riverfrom the REI Flagship store and Downtown Aquarium onPlatte Street. Parking will be available at the Downtown Aquarium, for $7.00.

 

Denver Rock Bottom Music at the Bottom Summer Concert Series Fridays starting June 3 from 4-10pm

http://www.rockbottom.com/denver-downtown/events

1001 16th St#A-100, 303.534.7616

Party starts at4 p.m.every Friday night and bands take the stage at5 p.m.and7 p.m.

Friday, June 3rd The Three Shots at 5 pm andJakarta at 7 pm.

Friday, June 10th The Andy Hackbarth Band at 5 pm and Hazel Miller at 7 pm.

Friday, June 17th The Champions at 5 pm and Funkiphino at 7 pm.

 

Denver- Swallow Hill’s Concerts (pay concerts)

www.swallowhill.com

Check the above website for concert details and schedule

 

Englewood City Center Amphitheater Thursday Evenings at 6:30 pm June 16 to August 4
(at the base of the light rail bridge, next to theEnglewoodCivicCenter)

http://www.englewoodgov.org/Index.aspx?page=620

June 16             Swing Essence

June 23             Face

June 30             Buckstein

July 7               Dean Bushnell Orchestra

July 14              Ricky & the Radios

July 21              Vibe Tribe

July 28              Steel PenniesBluegrassBand

August 4           Chris Daniels & the Kings

 

Evergreen Lake 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 1 to August 25

http://www.evergreenlakepresents.com/

June 1            The Congress & Evergreen School of Music

June 15          Mountain Holler & Juggernaut

June 29          Max Wagner & Mighty High Band

 

Green Valley Ranch Amphitheater All shows are on Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m.

July 4 to August 14 (except July 4 – see below)

http://www.skylineusa.com/concert_series.htm#

Oakwood Homes presents its Summer Concert Series at the Green Valley Ranch Amphitheater located at4890 Argonne Way. Bring your family and a picnic dinner, or purchase your food and drinks at the show.  Concerts are open to the public and subject to rescheduling in the event of bad weather. Free parking is available. Pets are not permitted on the grounds.

July 4              SoulSchoolwith fireworks to follow (special event from 8-9:30pm)

July 13              Manual Molina Band

July 20              Reckless Red

July 27              Under A Blood Red Sky

August 3          Tunisia

 

 

 

CONCERTS (continued)

 

Greenwood village CONCERTS At THE cRESCENT All shows Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. June 7 to August 2

http://www.greenwoodvillage.com

Goldsmith Metropolitan District and DTC/Meridian Shea Properties present free concerts at the Crescent Amphitheater,8350 East CrescentParkway (directly behind Yia Yia’s Euro Cafe, Belleview atDTC Blvd.) Bring your family and a picnic dinner if you like. Dogs and other pets are not permitted. Free parking is available at the Crescent Amphitheater.  Concerts are open to the public and subject to rescheduling in the event of bad weather. Free parking is available. Pets are not permitted on the grounds.

June 7              Chris Daniels and the Kings

June 14             TheJerseys

June 21             Dotsero

June 28             Funkiphino

July 5               The Margarita Brothers

July 12              Kory Brunson Band

July 19             Tunisia

July 26              New Sensation

August 2           Soul X

 

Greely Garden Theatre Concerts Under the Stars Tuesdays at 8 p.m. from July 5 to July 26

http://www.arts.unco.edu/calendar/concerts.html

Garden Theatre: 10th Ave at 18th St inGreeley

Tuesdays at7:30 p.m.

Bring your family, friends, and neighbors to enjoy the fine music and fellowship that has always characterized the UNC summer music series.

July 5   101st Army National Guard Band

July 12  Quemanda

July 19 ColoradoJazz Orchestra

July 26  Family and Friends

 

Lakewood – Belmar Music on the Plaza June 3 to June 24 from 5:30 to 7:30pm
http://www.belmarcolorado.com/events.php#

408 South Teller Street  Lakewood  Colorado  80226

JUNE 3             Molina & Morales

JUNE 10           Scott Martin and Sundays at Vic’s

JUNE 17          ColoradoSongwriters Circle

JUNE 24           Tomara

 

Lakewood Summer Concert Series Wednesdays at 6:15 pm June 29 to August 3

http://www.lakewood.org/comres/page.cfm?ID=566

Wednesdays at 6:15pm opening act and 7:15 for Headliner June 30 to August 4

Tickets are $5 in advance or $6 at the door

LakewoodHeritageCenter–801 S. Yarrow St.-Wadsworth Blvd.andOhio Ave

Wednesday evenings comes alive with the 11th Annual Sounds Exciting! Summer Concert Series. An eclectic mix of musicians will perform at the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Amphitheater atLakewood’sHeritageCenter inBelmarPark,801 S. Yarrow St. Enjoy a casual, family-friendly atmosphere with a variety of musical styles.

June 29              Paper Bird

July 6                Hazel Miller Band

July 13              The April Verch Band

July 20              Dennis Stroughmatt and Creole Stomp

July 27              Chris Daniels & the Kings

August 3            The Long Run

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONCERTS (continued)

 

Littleton Historic Museum Concert Series Wednesdays 7-8 pm June 8 to July 27

http://www.littletongov.org/museum/events/default.asp

Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00 pm, June 8 through July 27

LittletonHistoric Museum -6028 S Gallup St.inLittleton

June 8  Summer Concert – The Peneplain Jazz Quartet

June 15 Summer Concert – Roz Brown & Bill Barwick with special guest, Johnny Neill

June 22 Summer Concert- The 17th Avenue Allstars

June 29 Summer Concert – Urban Island Steel Band

July 7      Summer Concert – Owen Kortz Trio

July 13  Summer Concert – Blue Canyon Boys Bluegrass Band

July 20  Summer Concert – Acoustic Rejuveniles

July 27  Summer Concert – Dakota Blonde

 

Littleton Hudson Gardens Summer Concert Series

www.hudsongardens.org

http://www.hudsongardens.org/content/concerts2011.php

Throughout the summer; dates and times vary – check website for details

HudsonGardens–6115 S. Santa Fe DriveinLittleton

Tickers for sale on website

 

Lone Tree Summer Concerts Saturday June 13 and June 25

http://www.cityoflonetree.com/index.asp?NID=459

Bring the entire family for a free night of fun and music in Sweetwater Park (Yosemite and Maximus Dr).  Don’t forget your blankets, dancing shoes and friends to take part in this three event summer concert series.  Enjoy onsite concessions, face painters, clowns, airbrush artists, balloonists, caricature artists and Passport to Culture activities for kids.  Handicap parking is available at theLoneTreeCivicCenter,8527 Lone Tree Parkway, or the Lone Tree Library,8827 Lone Tree Parkway

 

Saturday, June 18 Event opens 6:00 pm, SweetwaterPark.
6:00pm – 7:00pm     Message In A Bottle: The Police Tribute
7:30pm – 9:30pm    Andy Hackbarth and Band

Saturday July 23 Event Opens 4:00pm, Sweetwater Park.
4:30pm – 6:30pm    Jeff Brinkman and Band
7:30 pm – 9:30pm    Lone Tree Symphony Orchestra 

 

Longmont Concerts at the Museum

http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/museum/education/calendar.htm

Concerts are held outdoors in the Museum’s courtyard, with seating on the grass. Pets and alcohol are not allowed. All concerts are free.

Wednesday, June 22 • 7 – 8 pm      Hillbilly Hellcats
Wednesday, June 29 • 7 – 8 pm      Northern & Southern Plains Indian Singers & Dancers

Wednesday, July 6 • 7 – 8 pm                    101st Army Dixieland Band – the Rough Riders
Wednesday, July 20 • 7 – 8 pm                  Juice O’ The Barley
Wednesday, July 27 • 7 – 8 pm                  Southern Exposure
Wednesday, August 17 • 7 – 8 pm Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams

Thornton’s Summer Concerts in the Park All shows are on Thursdays at 7-8:30p.m.

June 11 to August 6

http://www.cityofthornton.net/Departments/CommunityServices/Arts/Pages/SummerConcertSeries.aspx

Concerts are open to the public and subject to rescheduling in the event of bad weather. Free parking is available.

June 16             The Long Run atBerthaHeidPark

June 23             The Ricardo Pena Band atYorkboroughPark

June 30             Reckless Red atSpringvalePark

July 7               Walker Williams atHigh Ridge Court

July 14             TunisiaatCherrywoodPark

July 21              Hot Flash atSpringvalePark

July 28              Steve Manshel atCherrywoodPark

August 4           Byron Shaw Projex atCommunityPark

CONCERTS (continued)

 

Westminster at The Orchard Town Center Every Friday, 6-8pm, June-August

http://www.theorchardtowncenter.com/

Bring your lawn chairs and come listen to LIVE music on Orchard’sTown Squareevery Friday from 6-8pm, all summer long!

14697 DelawareSt. Suite #850
Westminster, CO 80023
P:  303-450-8610
June 3- Fab 4
June 10- Soul School
June 17- Nelson Rangell
June 24- Long Run

 

Westminster Concert Series Thursday s from 7-9pm at City Park

www.ci.westminster.co.us

Concerts are free and take place Thursdays from 7-9 pm atCityPark,10475 Sheridan Boulevard.  We are proud to present the Summer Concert Series in partnership with the North Metro Arts Alliance, the SCFD, Centura Health and Premier Members Federal Credit Union.  For weather concerns the day of the event call 303-412-8761, ext. 428.  For more information call 303-658-2223.

June 23 – The Champions

July 14 – Jakarta

July 21 – The Dueling Pianos

August 4  – Southern Exposure

 

Currently no concerts scheduled  for the following websites.  Click the websites below to see if that changes.

 

Concert for Kids on Fillmore

www.cherrycreeknorth.com

 

Denver COLORADO SYMPHONY FREE SUMMER CONCERTS

Colorado Symphony

http://www.coloradosymphony.org/

 

Denver-The Shops at Northfield Stapleton
http://www.northfieldstapleton.com/go/mallEvents.cfm

 

Denver- Founders Green Concerts –

http://community.stapletondenver.com/community/

 

Edgewater Concert in the Park

www.edgewaterco.com

 

HOT SOUNDS AT DENVER PAVILLIONS Thursday nights at 5pm and 7pm

http://www.denverpavilions.com

 

Millennium Harvest Hotel, FAC Summer Concert Series

http://www.millenniumhotels.com/millenniumboulder/index.html

 

Music on the Streets Thursdays

http://oldetownarvada.org/signature-events.php

 

Northfield Stapleton Summer Concert Series –

www.northfieldstapleton.com

 

Northglen Summer Concert Series

http://www.northglenn.org/p84.html

 


MOVIES (alphabetical by city)

 

Arvada- Flicks on the Square Fridays in August at dusk

www.historicarvada.org

http://oldetownarvada.org/signature-events.php

Flicks in the Square
Get out of the house this summer and enjoy a relaxing evening under the stars. Sit back with free family friendly outdoor movies inOlde Town Square. Movies start at dusk

August 5th:Madagascar; August 12th: Beethoven

August 19th: Wizard of Oz; August 26th:

 

Centennial Night at the Movies

http://www.centennialcolorado.com

July 8 from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m.Featured movie: Goonies
Pre movie entertainment will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Bring a picnic dinner!
Trails Recreation Center16799 E. Lake Ave. Centennial

 

July 15 from 6:30 to 10:00 pm Featured film: Ghostbusters
Bring a picnic dinner!
deKoevend Park
6301 S. University Blvd.
Centennial

 

Denver- Movies in the Parks (dates vary) from Jun 25 to August 20

www.denvergov.org

http://denvergov.org/Home/NewsReleases/tabid/435937/newsid488211/4646/Denver-Parks-and-Recreation-announces-its-2011-Movies-in-the-Parks-Series/Default.aspx

Visitors are encouraged to bring blankets or low-seating lawn chairs to enhance their viewing experience. Picnics are welcome; food will also be available on-site.  For a complete list of park addresses or more information, visit www.denvergov.org/parksandrec.

Sat, June 25      Beetle Juice atGovernorsPark

Sun, June 26     Field of Dreams at CivicCenterPark

Sat, July 2        How to Train Your Dragon atSkylinePark

Sat, July 9        Hairspray atSkylinePark

Sun, July 10      ET The Extra Terrestrial at CivicCenterPark

Wed, July 13     Despicable Me atLincolnPark

Sat, July 16       Shrek Forever After atSkylinePark

Sat, July 23       The Wizard of Oz atSkylinePark

Sun, July 24      The Social Network at CivicCenterPark

Sat, July 30       MagaMind atSkylinePark

Sat, Aug 6        Oceans atSkylinePark

Sun, Aug 7        Ferris Bueller’s Day off atCivicCenterPark

Sat, Aug 13       Secretariat atSkylinePark

Sat, Aug 20       Toy Story (the original) atSkylinePark

 

Denver- Northfield- Harkins Kid Summer Movie Program Mon-Fri at 9:45 am  

http://www.harkinstheatres.com/summerMovieFun.aspx

Northfield18 at I-70, ExitQuebec

MOVIES: 10 movies for $5

Week 1 May 31st – June 4th       cliffords realy big movie-

Week 2 June 6th – June 10th        ramona and Beezus

Week 3 June 13th – June 17th     megamind

Week 4 June 20th – June 24th     How to train your dragon

Week 5 June 27th – July 1st       Despicable me

Week 6 July 4th – July 8th           Diary of a wimpy kid

Week 7 July 11th – July 15th       Shrek Forever after

Week 8 July 18th – July 22nd      Yogi Bear

Week 9 July 25th – July 29th       cats and dogs

Week 10 Aug 2nd – Aug 6th       Alpha and omega

 

MOVIES (continued)

 

Littleton- Aspen grove family film festival

 

 
June 15 – July 27

Thank you to those of you who participated in our online survey to vote for your favorite 7 movies!  The Family Film Festival runs every Wednesday evening from June 15 – July 27th.  Festivities start at 6 pm to include sponsor and food booths, a jumpy castle, games, entertainment and more!  Movies begin at dusk.

June 15 – Alpha & Omega – PG

June 22 – Yogi Bear – PG

June 29 – Despicable Me – PG

July 6 – Goonies – PG

July 13 – Megamind – PG

July 20 – Karate Kid (2010) – PG

July 27 – How to Train Your Dragon – PG

Wednesday nights coinciding with The Family Film Festival, visit Qdoba at Aspen Grove and receive a FREE Kids Meal when you purchase any regular Mango Salad.

 

 

Morrison- Film on the Rocks concert and a movie for $12

http://www.redrocksonline.com/PUREENTERTAINMENT/FilmOnTheRocks.aspx

Tickets are $12.00 and can be purchased at denverfilm.org or Film on the Rocks Facebook page. Day of show tickets are available at the Red Rocks Box Office for $14.00. Tickets are also available for purchase at the DenverFilmCenterlocated at 2510 E. Colfax (next to Tattered Cover and Twist & Shout).
Denver Film Center Hours of Operation
Sunday – Friday: 2pm – 8pm
Saturdays: Noon – 8pm

All Film on the Rocks doors open at 6:30 and programming starts at 6:45. Movie begins at dusk.
June 6, 2011     Footloose                                  Bands: Matt Morris / Le Divorce
June 14, 2011    Scott Pilgrim vs the World           Bands: School of Rock Denver / Boulder All-Star Jam w/special guests
June 22, 2011    A Fish Called Wanda                  Band: Scars on 45
June 28, 2011    Edward Scissorhands                  Band: Ukelele Loki and the Gadabout Orchestra
July 5, 2011      Top Gun                                    Bands: Candy Claws w/ Peder Noir Quartet
July 12, 2011     Pineapple Express                      Bands: Air Dubai / Larva Ink
July 20, 2011     Twilight                                    Bands: The Moderators / The Give
July 25, 2011     The Goonies                              Band: The Centennial
August 1, 2011  Terminator 2: Judgment Day       Band: The Chain Gang of 1974 w/ American Tomahawk
August 8, 2011  Jurassic Park                             Band: Marc Broussard
August 15, 201  Stop Making Sense                      Band: School of Rock All-Stars Talking Heads Tribute

Regal Family Film Festival – every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:00am

http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/default.aspx

Welcome to Regal’s Summer Movie Express 2011. Moviegoers of all ages can climb aboard to enjoy a great selection of films. During this 9-week festival, select Regal Cinemas, United Artists andEdwardsTheatreswill offer selected G or PG rated movies for only a dollar on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:00am.

GREENWOODPLAZA STADIUM 12

8141 E Arapahoe RdEnglewoodCO303-741-2606

6/7-6/8 (10am)               RAMONA & BEEZUS                            SHREK FOREVER AFTER

6/14-6/15 (10am)           HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON           THE TRUMPET OF THE SWAN

6/21-6/22 (10am)           KUNG FU PANDA                                 MR. BEAN’S HOLIDAY

6/28-6/29 (10am)           DESPICABLE ME                                 PIRATES WHO DON’T DO ANYTHING

7/5-7/6 (10am)               ALPHA AND OMEGA                            DOOGAL

7/12-7/13 (10am)           DIARY OF A WIMPY KID                       TALE OF DESPEREAUX

7/19-7/20 (10am)           CHARLOTTE’S WEB                             MARMADUKE

7/26-7/27 (10am)           NANNY MCPHEE RETURNS                 WALLACE AND GROMIT

8/2-8/3 (10am)               JIMMY NEUTRON                                 KARATE KID

 

 

 

 

MOVIES (continued)

 

Regal Family Film Festival – every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:00am (continued)

WEST VILLAGE STADIUM 12

14225 West Colfax AvenueLakewoodCO303-278-1943

6/7-6/8 (10am)               RAMONA & BEEZUS                            SHREK FOREVER AFTER

6/14-6/15 (10am)           HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON           THE TRUMPET OF THE SWAN

6/21-6/22 (10am)           KUNG FU PANDA                                 MR. BEAN’S HOLIDAY

6/28-6/29 (10am)           DESPICABLE ME                                 PIRATES WHO DON’T DO ANYTHING

7/5-7/6 (10am)               ALPHA AND OMEGA                            DOOGAL

7/12-7/13 (10am)           DIARY OF A WIMPY KID                       TALE OF DESPEREAUX

7/19-7/20 (10am)           CHARLOTTE’S WEB                             MARMADUKE

7/26-7/27 (10am)           NANNY MCPHEE RETURNS                 WALLACE AND GROMIT

8/2-8/3 (10am)               JIMMY NEUTRON                                 KARATE KID

 

MEADOWS STADIUM 12

9355 ParkMeadows DriveLittletonCO303-706-9934

6/7-6/8 (10am)               RAMONA & BEEZUS                            SHREK FOREVER AFTER

6/14-6/15 (10am)           HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON           THE TRUMPET OF THE SWAN

6/21-6/22 (10am)           KUNG FU PANDA                                 MR. BEAN’S HOLIDAY

6/28-6/29 (10am)           DESPICABLE ME                                 PIRATES WHO DON’T DO ANYTHING

7/5-7/6 (10am)               ALPHA AND OMEGA                            DOOGAL

7/12-7/13 (10am)           DIARY OF A WIMPY KID                       TALE OF DESPEREAUX

7/19-7/20 (10am)           CHARLOTTE’S WEB                             MARMADUKE

7/26-7/27 (10am)           NANNY MCPHEE RETURNS                 WALLACE AND GROMIT

8/2-8/3 (10am)               JIMMY NEUTRON                                 KARATE KID

 

COLONY SQUARE STADIUM 12

1164 W. Dilllon RoadLouisvilleCO303-926-0662

5/31-6/1 (10am)             RAMONA & BEEZUS                            SHREK FOREVER AFTER

6/7-6/8 (10am)               HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON           THE TRUMPET OF THE SWAN

6/14-6/15 (10am)           KUNG FU PANDA                                 MR. BEAN’S HOLIDAY

6/21-6/22 (10am)           DESPICABLE ME                                 PIRATES WHO DON’T DO ANYTHING

6/28-6/29 (10am)           ALPHA AND OMEGA                            DOOGAL

7/5-7/6 (10am)               DIARY OF A WIMPY KID                       TALE OF DESPEREAUX

7/12-7/13 (10am)           CHARLOTTE’S WEB                             MARMADUKE

7/19-7/20 (10am)           NANNY MCPHEE RETURNS                 WALLACE AND GROMIT

7/26-7/27 (10am)           JIMMY NEUTRON                                 KARATE KID

 

RIVER POINT STADIUM 14

3565 South Platte River DriveSheridanCO303-761-6653

6/7-6/8 (10am)               RAMONA & BEEZUS                            SHREK FOREVER AFTER

6/14-6/15 (10am)           HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON           THE TRUMPET OF THE SWAN

6/21-6/22 (10am)           KUNG FU PANDA                                 MR. BEAN’S HOLIDAY

6/28-6/29 (10am)           DESPICABLE ME                                 PIRATES WHO DON’T DO ANYTHING

7/5-7/6 (10am)               ALPHA AND OMEGA                            DOOGAL

7/12-7/13 (10am)           DIARY OF A WIMPY KID                       TALE OF DESPEREAUX

7/19-7/20 (10am)           CHARLOTTE’S WEB                             MARMADUKE

7/26-7/27 (10am)           NANNY MCPHEE RETURNS                 WALLACE AND GROMIT

8/2-8/3 (10am)               JIMMY NEUTRON                                 KARATE KID

 

Westminster Movies in the Park at 7:00pm

http://www.ci.westminster.co.us/256.htm

Grab a blanket or a lawn chair and head toCityPark,10475 Sheridan Boulevard, for movies under the stars.  Movies begin at dusk.  Food vendors and pre-movie activities open at 7 pm. For more information call 303-658-2223. For weather concerns the day of the event call 303-412-8761, ext. 428

June 2 – Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory – shown at St. Anthony North Hospital, 2551 W 84th Avenue
June 24 – Despicable Me
July 15 – Star Wars
August 12 – Toy Story 3

 

Currently no movies scheduled for the following websites.  Click the websites below to see if that changes.

 

Aurora– Flicks on the FAX

www.auroragov.org

 

Denver- Cherry Creek Films on Fillmore 

www.cherrycreeknorth.com

 

Denver Confluence Park- Greenway Foundation’s River Flicks

http://www.greenwayfoundation.org

 

Denver- Stapleton- Movies at Founders Green

http://community.stapletondenver.com/community/overviewevents

 

FAIRS AND FESTIVALS (ordered by date)

 

May 27-30, 2010- Denver Downtown Arts Festival-

DowntownDenverArtsFestival.com

Times: Friday 4-8pm

Saturday 11-8pm

Sunday 11-5pm

Monday 11-4pm

The Downtown Denver Arts Festival is dedicated to supporting and showcasing Coloradoartists. Downtown Denver Arts Festival holds its annual premier event each Memorial Day Weekend at the Denver Pavilions. The fine art and fine craft exhibition features over 125 of Colorado’s best artists with over 150,000 people expected to attend.

The festival is located onGlenarm Place between 15th and17th Street.

 

June 4 – Arvada Trails Day

http://www.arvadafestivals.com/

Festivities feature wildlife displays, environmental exhibits and

demonstrations, live animal presentations, hikes and bike rides. Presented with Majestic View

NatureCenter,ArvadaParkAdvisory Committee and Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge

PLACE:MajesticViewNatureCenter-7030 Garrison Streetand

Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge -W. 80th Avenue, just east ofKipling Street

TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Free Admission

 

June 4- Northglenn Kids’ Fishing Derby for $4

http://www.northglenn.org/p84.html

8-11:15 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at Webster Lake at E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park, across from City Hall, 11701 Community Center Drive
Join us for the 23rd annual Kids’ Fishing Derby, sponsored by Bellco Credit Union and the Division of Wildlife. Anglers ages 2-14 are welcome. Check-in is at 8 a.m. with fishing from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Awards will be presented in six age categories and to the overall longest fish winner at 11 a.m. The Division of Wildlife will have a fishing clinic and drawings for free fishing poles. There will be event mementos, snacks, roving entertainment and lots of fun for all participants, so come join the fun! Bring your own pole, tackle, and bait as none will be provided. This event sells out every year, so please register early! The entry fee is $4 per child. Call theNorthglennRecreationCenter at 303-450-8800. The registration deadline is Wednesday, June 1 at 4 p.m. or when all spaces are filled.

 

June 11-12- Denver-Summer Art Market –

http://www.asld.org/summerartmarket.php

Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12, 10:00 am–5:00 pm

Art Students League ofDenver–200 Grant St.

Art market, music, food and special kids booth

 

 

 

 

FAIRS AND FESTIVALS (continued)

 

June 12- Boulder Jewish Festival –

www.boulderjewishfestival.org

Sunday, June 12, 11:00 am-5:00 pm

Boulder County Courthouse Lawn and Pearl Street Mall – between the 1200 and 1500 blocks inBoulder

Family-oriented celebration of Jewish culture

 

June 16- Northglenn Summer Celebration Block Party

Thursday, June 16, 5 – 8 pm, Irving Street Library Park, 7392 Irving Street
Celebrate the start of summer with a night of fun and entertainment.  Join us at the MAC, 3295
W. 72nd Ave., from 5–6 pm for a free BBQ then head next door to theIrvingStreetLibraryPark for a jumping castle, mini firefighter combat challenge, fire truck rides, Touch-A-Truck, games, and more!  Enjoy a free concert by the Beloved Invaders from 6-8 pm.  For more information call 303-658-2223.  For weather concerns the day of the event call 303-412-8761, ext. 428.

 

June 17– Blues N BBQ Festival –

www.historicarvada.org or http://www.bluesnbbq.com/

OldeTownArvada–Grandviewand OldWadsworth

16 bands on 3 stages

 

June 17-19- Glendale- Greek Festival

www.assumptioncathedral.org

http://www.thegreekfestival.com/

Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 19, 11:00 am–11:00 pm, Sunday, June 20, 11:00 am–8:00 pm

Assumption Greek Orthodox Cathedral –4610 E. Alameda Ave.inGlendale

Traditional Greek food and entertainment, kids amusement rides

$1.00 Gate Admission, kids under 12 are free

 

June 18- Denver Highlands Square Street Fair

www.highlands-square.com

Saturday, June 18, 10:00 am–dusk

Highland Square- 32nd between Irving and Perry

Live music on 3 stages

Tasty food

Beer and cocktails

Over 150 vendors with arts, crafts, and more!

A special fun zone just for the kids, a classic car show, and more!

 

June 18- Denver- Juneteenth –   from 10am to 4pm 

http://www.juneteenth-denver.org/

2601 Welton St. Denver CO

Celebration of the end of slavery inTexas

 

June 25-26- Denver- Cherry Blossom Festival

www.tsdbt.org/cherryblossom.html

Sakura Square– between Larimer andLawrence Streetbetween 19th and 20th

Japanese food, art, crafts and entertainment; special kids’ area

 

June 25-26- Estes Park Scandinavian Midsummer Festival

www.estesmidsummer.com

Saturday, June 25 9:30-5pm and Sunday, June 26 9:30-4pm

Bond Park inEstesPark

Scandinavian food, crafts and entertainment including re-enactments of Viking activities

Admission is FREE

 

 

 

 

 

FAIRS AND FESTIVALS (continued)

 

July 2-4- Denver Cherry Creek Arts Festival

www.cherryarts.org

Cherry Creek North Shopping District inDenver

Festival Hours:
Friday, July 1        7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.   Free Artist Preview Event: Clayton St. ONLY
Saturday, July 2    10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 3    10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Monday, July 4    10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Festival Nights: Music at the Beer Garden:
The sun goes down and the fun turns up!
Saturday, July 2    6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 3    6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

 

July 8-10- Littleton- Colorado Irish Festival

www.coloradoirishfestival.org

ClementPark,7306 W. Bowles Ave.Littletonnear Bowles and Pierce

Celebration of Irish culture featuring step dancing, music and food

Adults – $10; free parking at Columbine HS; no food allowed in

Friday, July 8                5pm-10pm

Saturday, July 9                        10am to 10pm

Sunday, July 10                        9am to 6pm

 

July 15-17- Denver Black Arts Festival from 10am to 8pm

www.denbaf.org

CityPark–22nd AveandYork

Celebration of African-American culture featuring drum and drill squads, music, arts and African and Southern food vendors, childrens pavilion

$1.00 donation /person requested at the door

 

July 16-17 Boulder Art Fair   

www.dbi.org

http://www.boulderdowntown.com/events/2011-events

Saturday, July 16, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. & Sunday, July 17, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Pearl Street
In its inaugural year, Open Arts Fest, presented by Downtown Boulder, Inc. and OpenArts, is a celebration of Boulder’s visual arts unlike any other.  Artists from around the country, demonstrations, workshops, food, drinks, children’s art activities, a silent auction benefiting Open Arts scholarship programs – and much, much more!

 

July 16-17 Aurora Kids Spree from 10am to 5pm

https://www.auroragov.org/AuroraGov/Residents/SpecialEvents/KidSpree/index.htm

When: July 16 and 17, 2011, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Bicentennial Park 13655 E.Alameda Ave.

Cost: Admission and activities are free. Food and beverages are for sale on site.

 

July 27-31- Golden- Buffalo Bill Days

www.buffalobilldays.com

Many activities inParfetParkat 10th andWashingtonin Golden – see website for details

Lots of old-fashioned fun and games for kids including a parade on Saturday at10:00 am

 

July 30-31-Sheridan/Denver 10th annual Colorado Dragon Boat Festival

http://cdbf.org/

Sloan’s LakePark, 25th andSheridan,Denver

 

Aug 3-7 Henderson- Adams County Fair Kids Day

www.adamscountyfair.com

AdamsCountyRegionalParkComplex -9755 Henderson Road-Henderson,CO80601

Free activities include bounce house, petting zoo, fishing, crafts, entertainment; carnival rides also available for small fee

 

FAIRS AND FESTIVALS (continued)

 

Aug 13 Centennial- Celebrate Centennial Under the Stars

http://www.centennialcolorado.com

Join us for our 6th Annual signature comunity event. Family fun includes free health screenings, interactive fitness demonstrations,entertainment and food.  Stay for the family classic E.T. and end the night with a spectacular fireworks show.

6 p.m. to 10:00 pm
Centennial Medical Plaza at 14200 E. Arapahoe Rd

 

Aug 13-14- Highlands Ranch- Scottish Festival

www.scottishgames.org

HighlandHeritagePark-9651 S. Quebec St., Highlands Ranch (2 miles south of C-470)

Celebration of Scottish heritage including pipers, dance, food, childrens games

prices are about: Adults $17/day; children 7-11 and seniors 60+ $12/day; children 6 and under free

 

Aug 13-14- Boulder Asian Festival from 11am to 5pm

www.bapaweb.org

http://www.bapaweb.org/News.html

BoulderCountyCourthouse Lawn – Pearl Street Mall

Celebration of varied Asian customs and cultures

 

Aug 19-20- Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival

www.wheatridgecarnationfestival.org

AndersonPark– 44th andField St.

Activities for all ages including a parade on Saturday; see website for complete listing including times; Saturday is family day.  Limited parking – free shuttle along44th Avebetween Robb andVance Street

 

Aug 27-28 Lakewood Chile Harvest Festival from 10am to 5pm

www.lakewood.org

http://www.lakewood.org/comres/page.cfm?ID=441

Lakewood’s Heritage Center in Belmar Park 801 S. Yarrow St, Lakewood, CO 80226

Interactive art stations, food, live entertainment

 

Sept 2-5 Taste of Colorado

www.atasteofcolorado.com

CivicCenterPark– Colfax and Broadway inDenver

Food from restaurants near and far, and a special kids area

Sept 9-11 -Arvada Harvest Festival (57th and Old Wadsworth)

www.arvadaharvestfestivalparade.com

This event is brought to you by the Harvest Festival Commitee. Parade on Saturday, Sept 10

 

Sept 10 10am Thornton- 12th Annual Harvest Fest in the City of Thornton

http://www.cityofthornton.net/Festivals

CommunityPark

Thornton Harvest Fest is designed to build on the community spirit of our residents and business leaders and will take place inCommunityParklocated at the intersection ofYork St.andThornton Parkway.

If you are in need of more information, please call 303-255-7800 or go to the website listed above.

 

Sept 10-11 Lakewood- Festival Italiano 10am to 7pm 

http://www.belmarcolorado.com/sub/event/festival_italiano/

Belmar Shopping District –408 South Teller Street  Lakewood  Colorado  80226

Celebration of Italian culture – food, gelato, art, bocce ball, opera that kids can participate in.

 

Sept 16-18 and 23-25 Denver- Oktoberfest

www.oktoberfestdenver.com

Ballpark Neighborhood –Larimer Stbetween 20th and 22nd Sts inDenver

German food, beer and carnival-like atmosphere with games for kids

Tickets may be purchased for food, drinks and games

FAIRS AND FESTIVALS (continued)

 

Sept 17-8- Edgewater- Celtic  Harvest Festival

https://www.celticharvestfestivaledgewater.com

CitizensPark22nd and Benton Edgewater, CO

 

Oct 1-2 Lakewood Cider Days from 10am to 5pm

www.lakewood.org

http://www.lakewood.org/comres/page.cfm?ID=441

Saturday, October 2 – Sunday, October 3, 2010

Lakewood’s Heritage Center in Belmar Park 801 S. Yarrow St, Lakewood, CO 80226

 

Oct 8 – Arvada- Festival of Scarecrows  from 10am to 3pm

http://arvada.org/arts-and-culture/festival-of-scarecrows/

Scarecrow contest, pumpkin patch, kids costume parade,

hay wagon rides, giant pumpkin contest are featured at this boo fest presented with Historic Olde

TownArvadaAssociation. Benefits a non-profit organization. HistoricOldeTownArvada, Chair –

303-420-6100.

 

Nov 18 – Arvada- Wines for the Holidays Wine Tasting

http://arvada.org/arts-and-culture/wines-for-the-holidays

A presentation ofFront Rangewineries with food samplings and silent auction. Benefits a non-profit organization. Lynne Heinekamp, Chair– 303-422-5881

 


DENVER ATTRACTIONS FREE DATES (listed alphabetically)

 

Botanic Gardens –               720-864-3500       

www.botanicgardens.org

http://www.botanicgardens.org/content/free-days

Denver Botanic Gardens
Monday, Jan 17
Monday, Feb 21
Sunday, Mar 20
Friday, Apr 22
Tuesday, Jul 19
Monday, Aug 29
Monday, Sep 26
Monday, Oct 10

 

Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Park –               303-973-3705       

www.botanicgardens.org

http://www.botanicgardens.org/content/free-days

Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield
Friday, Jan 7
Friday, Feb 4
Friday, Mar 4
Friday, Apr 22
Friday, Jun 3
Friday, Jul 1
Friday, Aug 5
Friday, Nov 4

 

Children’s Museum –               303-433-7444       

www.cmdenver.org

Free First Tuesdays – the first Tuesday of every month is free forColoradoresidents from 4:00 – 8:00 pm

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

 

Denver Art Museum               720-865-5000       

www.denverartmuseum.org

Free First Saturdays – the first Saturday of every month is free forColoradoresidents

 

Denver Center for the Performing Arts –

http://www.denvercenter.org/education/EducationResources/SCFDTickets.aspx

Check website for summer dates and performances

Use code SCFD to get up to 10 seats at $10 a seat
303.547.3410
Each Tuesday at 10am, The Denver Center for the Performing Arts will release a limited number of $10 tickets. Ten seats for every Denver Center Theatre Company performance in the coming week will qualify (up to 25 shows per week). Use code SCFD.  Please watch this space for upcoming opportunities.

Maximum: four tickets per person per week. Not available night of show.

In the past 15 years, we have welcomed more than 70,000 patrons to the theatre through our Free For ALL program. Now we are delighted to eliminate the waiting lines, provide guaranteed seats and allow you to invite a friend.

Alternatively, tickets for many shows start as low as $18; buy tickets online or call 303.893.4100, 800.641.1222 or TTY 303.893.9582.

 

 

 

DENVER ATTRACTIONS FREE DATES (continued)

 

Denver Firefighter’s Museum –               303-892-1436       

www.denverfirefightersmuseum.org

Denver Firefighter’s Museum –1326 Tremont Pl,Denver

Free Days

August 6th Fun at the Firehouse (10am to 4pm)
October 8th Fire Safety Weeks Free Day (10am to 2pm)

 

Denver Museum of Nature and Science –               303-322-7009

www.dmns.org

check website for dates.

 

Denver Zoo –               303-376-4800       

www.denverzoo.org

Saturday, January 8
Monday, January 24
Sunday, February 6
Saturday, February 19
Wednesday, October 12
Thursday, October 20
Sunday, November 6
Saturday, November 12

 

Hudson Gardens –

www.hudsongardens.org

Check website for FREE dates.

HudsonGardens–6115 S. Santa Fe DriveinLittleton

 

4th OF JULY CELEBRATIONS- Friday

 

Littleton Red, White and You Celebration –               303-973-9155

www.ifoothills.org

Clement Park, 7306 W.Bowels Ave.,Littleton,CO80123

Event Hours: 5:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Admission is FREE

5:00 – festivities begin: food, beer and wine garden, exhibitor booths

6:00 to 9:00- Musical acts

9:30 Fireworks

 

4th OF JULY CELEBRATIONS- Saturday

 

Glendale Fireworks –

www.glendale.co.us

Saturday, July 2 from 9:00

Fireworks Show. In case of a rain out the fireworks will be done on July 3rd. The fireworks are fired fromCreeksidePark, but are visible at various viewing locations throughout the City. The best viewing is at Cherry and Exposition

 

4th OF JULY CELEBRATIONS- Sunday

 

Lakewood on Parade Festival –     July 3 at 3pm until 10:00pm        303-232-3389       

www.lakewoodonparade.org

BelmarPark–801 S. Wadsworth Blvd

Food, live entertainment, activities for kids

Fireworks at 9:30pm

Due to cutbacks there will be no parade this year, but there will still be the festival.

 

 

4th OF JULY CELEBRATIONS- Monday (alphabetical by city)

 

Arvada 4th of July Festival –

http://arvada.org/arts-and-culture/festivals-commission

Independence Day Celebration – Celebrate with family

fun, music, kids activities, entertainment and FIREWORKS. Presented withApexParkand

Recreation District and KOOL 105. Nancy Bentzen, Chair 303-421-5305.

 

Aurora 4th of July Festival –

https://www.auroragov.org/AuroraGov/index.htm

starting at 7:00 pm, fireworks at 9:30 pm live music on west side.

AuroraMunicipalCenterlawn15151 Alameda Pkwy

 

Broomfield Great American Picnic and Fireworks Extravaganza –               303-464-5530     

http://www.ci.broomfield.co.us/recreation/

festivities start at 5:00 pm, concert Funkiphino at 7:00 pm, fireworks at 9:15 pm

NW corner of City and County Municipal Center Complex –Third Avenueand DesCombes

 

Englewood Family Festival and Fireworks –               303-762-2598       

www.englewoodgov.org

http://englewoodgov.org/Index.aspx?page=627

various activities from 11:00 am with fireworks at 9:30 pm

Belleview, Cornerstone andProspectParks– all parks off of Belleview between Broadway andSanta Fe

Face-painting, jumping castles, eating contests and fireworks

See website for each parks event schedule

CornerstoneParkwill host the fireworks at 9:30 pm

 

Four Mile Park Old Fashioned July 4th Celebration –               303-399-1859       

www.fourmilepark.org

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Four-Mile Historic Park –715 S. Forest St.

Our traditional festivities with music, games and more!

ADMISSION: $7 adults · $4 seniors/students 7-17· Free 6 & under · Free for members (must enter through kiosk gate) * Horse-drawn rides & food available. Horse-drawn rides – $2 adults, $1 children under 12

 

Georgetown and Idaho Springs Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebrations –               303 -569-2555
www.georgetowncolorado.com

http://www.clearcreekcounty.org/cccevents/events/rss.php

Georgetown- Parade and 5k rac- BBQ, Fireworks at Dusk – Annual Georgetown 4th of July celebration, featuring BBQ at City Park, parade, bucket brigade races and so much more

Idaho Springs Fireworks Display – overBRIDALVEILFALLS AND TAYLER WATER WHEEL

 

Golden Fireworks –

www.goldenlionsclub.org

http://www.goldenlionsclub.org/public/index.html

events starting at noon, concert at 7:00 pm, fireworks at 9:30 pm

LionsPark– 10th and Maples Streets in Golden

 

 

Northglenn 4th of July Family Festival

http://www.northglenn.org

http://www.northglenn.org/p84.html

E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park, across from City Hall, 11701 Community Center Drive
The July 4th Family Festival is Northglenn’s longest-running special event.
There are fun activities for kids of all ages and many families arrive before sunrise to stake out an area near beautiful Webster Lake.
Activities begin at 7 a.m. and conclude with a breathtaking fireworks display at 9:30 p.m., when the park is packed with 8,000 people!
Scheduled activities include a pancake breakfast, senior bake sale, concerts, the Bike, Trike, Wheelchair and Patriotic Pooches Parade. Visitors can ride pedal boats onWebsterLake throughout the day – even during the fireworks!

 

 

 

 

 

4th OF JULY CELEBRATIONS (continued)

 

Thornton 4th of July

http://www.cityofthornton.net/Festivals/Pages/FourthofJuly.aspx

Thornton Multipurpose Fields

5 p.m. – Walk-Around Entertainers and Food Vendors
6-7 p.m. – Thornton Community Band
7:50 p.m. – Presentation of Colors
8 p.m. – Longmont Symphony Orchestra
9:30 p.m.- Parachute Jump
As soon as the parachutists land the fireworks with start

 

Westminster 4th of July –  

www.ci.westminster.co.us

http://www.ci.westminster.co.us/scripts/evtcal/detail.asp?rdate=7/4/2010&evtid=4002all

6 – 9:45 pm, City Park, 10455 Sheridan Blvd.

Come enjoy the best fireworks show in the north metro area. There will be a concert before, food vendors and fireworks at dusk.

 

REOCURRING EVENTS

 

First Fridays on 32nd –

www.highlands-square.com

First Friday of the month starting June 3, 5:00-8:00 pm

Stroll, sip, snack and skip along the unique, boutiques of the Highlands inNorthwest Denver.

Live music, food and drink specials, and late night shopping.

Along32nd AvenearLowell

 

First Friday Art Walk –

www.tennysonst.com

First Friday of the Month during the summer, 6:00-10:00 pm

Tennyson Streetbetween 38th and 44th Avenues

 

First Friday Art Walk –

www.oldsouthpearlstreet.com

First Friday of the Month, 4-8 pm

South Pearl Streetbetween Evans and Buchtel inDenver

 

First Fridays on Santa Fe –

www.artdistrictonsantafe.com

Art Walk- First Friday of the Month, May through December, 6-9 pm

Santa Fe Drivebetween 6th and 13th Avenues

Free food and drinks, live music, art, jewelry and other displays

 

Golden Triangle First Fridays –

www.gtmd.org

First Friday of the Month, January through September,5:00-9:00 pm

Golden Triangle Neighborhood –Lincolnbetween Speer and13th AveinDenver

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OTHER EVENTS

 

Association of Northern Front Range Museums –

http://www.goldenpioneermuseum.com

Information on 25 small museums along the Front Range, most featuring exhibits on the
history of the city in which it resides; links to the museum website, if they have one

Great outing for a hot or wet when you don’t want to stay at home

Generally inexpensive admission prices

 

Heritage Square

www.heritagesquare.info

Alpine slide, kiddie amusement rides, go karts, bumper and paddle boats, fishing, train, shopping, musical and children theater and much more in this replica of a Victorian main street

18301 W Colfax Avein Golden

Year-round but some attractions are seasonal, check website for current hours and open amusements

 

Littleton Historic Museum

www.littletongov.org/museum

6028 S Gallup St.,Littleton

14 acres of history including working farms dating back to the 1860s, a 1903 blacksmith shop and ice house; costumed interpreters give information

Hours – Tue-Fri8:00 am-5:00 pm; Sat10:00 am-5:00 pm; Sun1:00-5:00 pm; closed Mondays & holidays

 

Bear Creek Lake Park –         
www.lakewood.org

15600 W Morrison Road, Morrison – C-470 andMorrison Road

Swimming, sand beach, picnic area, wildlife information in visitor center make for a great summer outing when temps are blazing

$4.00/carload; annual pass $40.00

 

Tiny Town –     

www.tinytownrailroad.com

6249 S Turkey Creek Rd– US Hwy 285 atTurkeyCreekCanyon; driving directions on website

Kid –size Victorian era village with small steam engine train; picnic area

Hours – daily10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Memorial Day through Labor Day

$5.00/adults; $3.00/children 2-12; Free under 2; $1.00/train rides

 

Summer of Reading

www.summerofreading.org

Readingevents for kids (ages birth to 5th grade) at Denver Public Library branches with prizes earned for time spent reading or being read to

Registration begins May 26, program runs through July 30

See website or call for details

 

Venice on the Creek –  

www.veniceonthecreek.com

Gondola-like boat rides down Cherry Creek near Downtown

Runs June through August

Thursday through Sunday from5:00 pm-10:00 pm; candlelight rides available starting at8:30 pm, reservations strongly suggested; group charters available on Wednesdays

Roundtrip and half rides available – see website for current rates. Full ride starts and ends atCreekFrontPlazaat Larimer and Speer, lasts about 75 minutes and includes a historical tour and 8 locks. The half ride starts and ends at Creek Front and boats for about 30-35 minutes, and includes a tour and a total of four locks. The one-way trip starts atCreekFrontPlazaat Larimer and Speer and boats toConfluenceParkor vice versa, and includes a historical tour and a total of four locks.

 

 

 

 

TOURS

 

Celestial Seasonings Tea Factory –

http://www.celestialseasonings.com

On the hour,10:00 am – 3:00 pm, Monday through Saturday;11:00 am – 3:00 pmSunday

4600 Sleepytime DriveinBoulder

45 minutes; no children under 5 in the factory; tea samples; gift shop

 

Denver Mint –

www.usmint.gov

On the hour,8:00 am–3:00 pm, Monday through Friday, closed on federal holidays

Colfax and Cherokee inDenver

1 hour, reservations recommended; coin production in action; tight security so check website for restrictions; gift shop

 

Colorado State Capitol Building

www.colorado.gov

9:15 am – 2:30 pm, Monday through Friday, closed on state and federal holidays

Colfax and Broadway inDenver

45 minutes; watch government at work and see an historic building

 

Coors Brewery –   

www.coors.com

10:00 am–4:00 pm, Monday through Saturday

13th and Ford in Golden

45 minutes; beer samples (for 21+); gift shop

 

Anheuser Busch Brewery –

http://www.budweisertours.com

10:00 am–4:00 pm, Thursday through Monday

2351 Busch DriveinFt.Collins

1 hour; beer samples (for 21+); Clydesdales; gift shop

 

MARKETS

European A Paris Street Market

www.aparisstreetmarket.com

Aspen Grove –7301 S Santa Fe DrinLittleton

An open-air, European style flea market

 

Sweet William Market –   

www.StapletonDenver.com

Founders Green – 29th andRoslyn St.

An open-air, European style flea market, art, food

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FARMERS MARKETS

Disclaimer: This is posted in good faith, please check the farmers market websites below to verify the info posted here.

 

All Colorado Farmers’ Markets can be found at:

www.ams.usda.gov/farmersmarkets/States/Colorado.htm and www.ag.state.co.us/mkt/farmfresh

 

Aurora

333 N. Havana Street(Maya Sports Bar and Grill parking lot)

Tuesdays, June through October, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Highlands Ranch Town Center

 

Aurora- Southlands Retail Center – E-470 and Smoky Hill

Saturdays, May – October,8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Thursdays, June – October,10:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

Colorado Fresh Markets –   

www.coloradofreshmarkets.com\

 

Denver- Cherry Creek

1st Avenue & University – Bed, Bath & Beyond parking lot

Saturday s, May-October,7:30 am – 12:30 pm

Wednesdays, June-September,9:00 am – 1:00 pm

 

Denver- City Park Esplanade –

between 17th & Colfax (in front ofEastHigh School)

Sundays, June-October, 9:00 am-1:00 pm

 

Denver- Civic Center

14th and Broadway

Wednesdays, June  –September, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

Denver Farmers Markets–

http://www.denverfarmersmarket.com

Denver- Old South Pearl Street Farmers Market –

http://www.oldsouthpearlstreet.com

1500 block ofS. Pearl Street

Sundays, June through October,9:00 am – 1:00 pm

 

Denver- Stapleton

Quebecand29th Aveon Sundays, June-September, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

 

Denver- Tamarac Square

TamaracSquareShopping Center-South Tamarac Drand East Hampden

Mondays, June through October,11:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

Laughing Dog Farms Markets –  

http://www.laughingdogfarms.com

Littleton- Aspen Grove

7301S Santa Feon Wednesdays

 

Littleton– Civic Green Park –

between Lucent Blvd and Broadway

Sundays, May through October,10:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

Littleton- Southwest Plaza

Southwest Plaza Mall –Wadsworthand Bowles

 

Lonetree

Yosemite and Maximus behind Stallions

Saturdays, May– October,8:00 am – 1:00 pm

KIDS EAT CHEAP OR FREE SCHEDULE

Disclaimer: This is posted in good faith, please call the restaurants/venues themselves to verify the info posted here.

 

EVERYDAY
IHOP – $0.99 – 3:00-9:00 pm O’Charley’s Restaurant
Old Spaghetti Factory (with coupon from Kids Pages Magazine)

 

Sunday
LoDos – $1.99

Lansdowne Arms – after 4:00 pm
La Mesa Mexican Restaurant

Sunset Grill
Jose Pepper’s Authentic Mexican Food

Chartroose Caboose
Big D’s BBQ (Parker)

Dickey BBQ Pit

 

Monday
Brothers BBQ Buffalo Wild Wings – $0.99 – 5:00-8:00 pm
C.B. & Potts CiCi’s Pizza
Chartroose Caboose – after5:00 pm

Cinzetti’s – 5:00-9:00 pm
Fuddruckers – $0.99 –5:00-9:00 pm

Gunther Toody’s
Rio Grande

TGI Fridays
Big D’s BBQ (Parker)

Bono’s BBQ

 

Tuesday
3 Margarittas Bennigans
Black Eyed Pea – after 5:00 pm Brothers BBQ
Champps Chick-Fil-A
Cinzetti’s –5:00-9:00 pm

Denny’s – 4:00-10:00 pm
Fazolli’s – $0.99 –5:00-8:00 pm

Fuddruckers – $0.99 – 5:00-9:00 pm
Lone Star Steakhouse

Perkins
Pizza Street

Planet Subs – after 4:00 pm
Ponderosa Steak House – after4:00 pm

Salty Iguana Mexican Restaurant
Big D’s BBQ (Parker)

Treo ( ½ price hamburgers)
Pasquini

 

Wednesday
Applebees – $0.99
Old Chicago
Rainforest Café – after5:00 pm

Big D’s BBQ (Parker)
Woody’s Woodfire Pizza

 

Thursday
Buffalo Wild Wings

C.B. & Potts – $1.00
Big D’s BBQ (Parker)

 

Saturday
Lone Star Steakhouse –11:00 am – 4:00 pm  and LoDo’s – $1.99

GREAT WEBSITES FOR INFORMATION

 

Things to do for $20 and under in the Denver area

http://chumpchangeadventures.com/

 

Free Festivals and Events in Metro Denver

http://www.denver.org/events/free-events

 

Other Metro Denver Farmer’s Markets

http://www.denverfarmersmarket.com/

 

Denver Events Guide

http://denver.metromix.com/

 

GREAT EVENT WEBSITE

http://www.milehighmamas.com/2008/06/05/your-one-stop-shopping-spot-for-summer-fun/

 

City of Thornton Website

http://www.cityofthornton.net/Festivals/Pages/default.aspx#

 

Highlandsranch Website

www.highlandsranch.org

http://www.highlandsranch.org/08_ginv/08_2events.html

 

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