Save 10% Off Glen Eyrie Lodging

Glen Eyrie is offering a 10% discount for stays on select nights through August 26th when you make a reservation by July 8th!  All stays include breakfast and rates are based on occupancy of two.  See all the available dates and make a reservation here.


Old-Fashioned Family 4th of July at Rock Ledge Ranch

Rock Ledge Ranch will host their annual old-fashioned Independence Day celebration on Monday, July 4th, from 10 AM to 5 PM.  The regular admission price applies to this event ($8 for adults and $4 for kids) so it’s not necessarily free or cheap like most of the events I post, but I’ve always thought it […]


Free Friday Evening Concerts at University Village

University Village will have free summer concerts again this year!  On Friday nights through mid-August, you can enjoy a free outdoor concert on the north plaza (next to Hacienda Colorado) from 6 to 8 PM.  You can see a full schedule of artists on their website. There are many, many more free concerts listed on […]


Free Movies and Snacks at Focus on the Family Visitor Center

The Focus on the Family Visitor Center (8685 Explorer Drive) will again be showing free family-friendly films in the visitor center theater on select Tuesdays in July and August!  The movies also include free popcorn and drinks.  There will be two showings of the same movie each day, one at 10 AM and one at […]


Black Forest Log School Open on Thursdays

Starting this week, the historic Black Forest Log School is open on Thursdays until August 11th!  It’s located on the northwest corner of Black Forest and Shoup roads, and you can stop by from 12-3 PM and learn about life in a one-room schoolhouse.  It’s totally free – and it’s a short but really sweet […]


Free Concerts This Month at Colorado College

Colorado College has a variety of free events that are open to the public each month, including concerts by both professional and student musicians.  (We went to see the USAFA wind ensemble this spring and greatly enjoyed it.) Concerts continue throughout the summer! During the month of June, there are several free Music at Midday concerts, which […]


Free Museum Passes via Denver Public Library

Sarah emailed me with a great tip: did you know that some libraries offer museum passes that you can check out?  PPLD doesn’t at this time, but the Denver Public Library does!  It looks like passes to History Colorado Center and the Denver Museum of Nation and Science are available to DPL patrons. I’m not […]


Free “Step Into My Shoes” Events at Compassion

Compassion is bringing back their “Step Into My Shoes” events this summer at their headquarters: “Step into My Shoes” is a fast-paced fun, interactive three hour event that transports your family into the world of children growing up in developing countries. Hands-on activities like searching for water, firewood, building shelters will give your family a […]


Free Museum Admission for Kids This Summer (History Colorado Center + More)

Kids aged 18 and under get free admission to various Colorado museums this summer!  Through Labor Day, kids will get in free to the following museums: History Colorado Center Byers-Evans House Museum El Pueblo History Museum Fort Garland Museum and Cultural Center Fort Vasquez Museum Healy House Museum and Dexter Cabin Trinidad History Museum It’s […]


Free Wednesday Evening Concerts at Limbach Park in Monument

Concerts in the Park returns to Limbach Park in Monument starting Wednesday, June 8th!  There will be free concerts at the band stand from 7 to 9 PM on Wednesdays through July 27th.  Bring your own chairs and blankets.  The 2016 lineup of artists and more information can be downloaded as a PDF here. Here’s […]


Free Concerts at Gold Hill Mesa on Saturdays in August & September

The Gold Hill Mesa neighborhood will again have free concerts on Saturday evenings from August 13th through September 24th!  Concerts will be held on the green at 142 South Raven Mine Drive, and will take place from 4-8 PM.  Bring your own chairs and blankets, and a picnic if you want (I believe concessions are […]


Free Movies at Monument Marketplace Clock Tower

On select Thursday nights in June, July, and August,t his summer you can enjoy a movie under the stars in Monument!  Bring your own chairs and blankets to the clock tower at Monument Marketplace (between Walmart and Home Depot) and the movie will start at dark (probably around 8:30).  They’ll have pre-movie entertainment starting at 7 […]