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Free Activities in Denver for Spring 2020 and Beyond

Free Activities in Denver for Spring 2020 and Beyond

With spring just around the corner, there’s no shortage for great things to do in Denver. Each month, Usaj Realty identifies some of the best events in the Mile High City

Best of all, Denverites are able to take advantage of activities and festivals that are absolutely free! Listed below are just a few of some of the most popular happenings for the rest of 2020. Give your wallet a break — get out and enjoy some of the best that Denver has to offer.

First Friday Art/Culture Walks

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(March 6, Apr. 3, May 1, June 5, July 3, Aug. 7, Sept. 4, Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Dec. 4)

Santa Fe — View art from hundreds of artists in galleries, studios, co-ops, upstairs, downstairs, in alleys, on the street—everywhere! 5:30-9:30 p.m.

RiNo — On the First Friday of every month, many RiNo locations open their doors with events ranging from art openings to live music. Standard hours are 6–9 p.m. but many locations are open during the day and later into the night.

40 West Arts — As one of the newest art districts in Denver metro area, this Lakewood consortium offers fresh art perspectives along the West Colfax corridor. Enjoy the New Orleans Style Street Party on opening night, March 6th.

Five Points Jazz Hop — The Historic Five Points Neighborhood in Denver keeps culture alive with “First Friday – Five Points Jazz Hop.” Some of the city’s best local talent will set a swingin’, jazzy soundtrack in your favorite restaurants and watering holes along Welton St. “Jazz Hop” from show to show to see them all in one night!

Museum Free Days

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Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave (June 16, 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.)

Denver Art Museum (First Saturdays of each month — March 7, Apr. 4, May 2, June 6, July 4, Aug. 1, Sept. 5, Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec.5)

Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Apr. 26. May 31, July 1 (free night admission, 5 p.m.-10 p.m.), Aug. 12 (free night admission, 5 p.m.-10 p.m.), Sept. 2 (free night admission, 5 p.m.-10 p.m.), Sept. 21, Oct. 11, Dec. 6

Children’s Museum (First Tuesday of each month, 4-8 p.m. — March 3, Apr. 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, Aug. 4, Sept. 8, Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 1)

Clyfford Still (March 24, Apr. 2, Apr. 26, May 20, June 6, July 26, Aug. 12, Sept. 26, Oct. 13, Nov. 18, Dec. 9) 

History Colorado Center (Apr. 26, Aug. 1, Sept. 21, Nov. 2)

Kirkland Museum (Apr. 4 — prior registration required on Smithsonian Museum website, Aug. 1 and Nov. 3 (both 11 a.m.-5 p.m.), Nov. 7 (5-10 p.m.)

Museo de las Americas (March 26, 6-9 p.m., Apr. 3, May 1, June 5, July 3, Aug. 7, Sept. 4, Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Dec. 4)

Museum of Contemporary Art (Self-Care Sundays, March 8, March 15, March 22, March 29, Apr. 5)

Museum of Outdoor Arts (Apr. 21, May 19)

Wings Over the Rockies (March 23, Oct. 13, Nov. 7) 

Attractions Free Days

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Chatfield Farms (March 3, Apr. 7, June 2, July 7, Aug. 4, Nov. 3)

Denver Botanic Gardens (March 22, Apr. 19, June 23, July 13, Aug. 11, Nov.11)

Denver Zoo (Apr. 9, Oct. 20, Nov. 10, Nov. 14)

Molly Brown House (Apr. 21, June 24 (11 a.m.-8 p.m.), Aug. 26, Nov. 11)

Plains Conservation Center (March 19, June 18, July 16, Aug. 20, Nov. 19, Dec. 3)

17 Mile House Open Houses (March 7, Apr. 4, May 2, June 13, July 11, Aug. 8, Sept. 12, Oct. 17, Nov. 14, Dec. 5) from 9 a.m. to noon

Free Special Events/Festivals in Denver

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Night Lights Denver (March, check website for dates)

St. Patrick’s Day Parade (March 14– CANCELLED)

The Big Wonderful (Apr. 4 — Winter Park, May 2-3 — RiNo, May 16 — Belleview Station)

Easter Sunrise Service at Red Rocks (Apr. 12)

People’s Fair (May, TBA)

Cinco de Mayo (May 2-3)

Five Points Jazz Festival (May 16)

Civic Center Eats (May 19-Oct. 8)

Denver Day of Rock (May 23)

Denver Arts Festival (May 23-24)

Urban Market (June-October)

Chalk Art Festival (June 6-7)

City Park Jazz (Sundays, starting June 7, ends Aug. 9)

Union Buskerfest (June 12-14)

Highlands Street Fair (June 13)

Berkeley Park Art & Music Festival (June 13-14)

Skyline Beer Garden (mid-June-September)

Denver BBQ Festival (June 19-21)

Juneteenth (June 20-21)

Cherry Blossom Festival (June 27-28)

Independence Eve (July 3)

Cherry Creek Arts Festival (July 3-5)

Park Hill 4th of July Parade (July 4)

Colorado Black Arts Festival (July 10-12)

Colorado Dragon Boat Festival (July 25-26)

Denver International Festival (Aug. 1)

Colorado Scottish Festival (Aug. 1-2)

Sloan’s Lake Art & Music Festival  (Aug. 8-9)

Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival (Aug. 14-16)

Colorado Classic Bike Race (Aug. 27-30)

Oktoberfest (September, TBA)

A Taste of Colorado (Sept. 5-7)

Slow Food Nations (Sept. 11-13)

Stanley Arts Festival (Sept. 19-20)

Sunnyside Music Festival (Sept. 12)

Veterans Day Parade (November, TBA)

Light the Lights/Grand Illumination/Parade of Lights (November, TBA)

Denver Christkindl Market (November-December, TBA)

Ice Skating at Skyline Park (November-February, TBA)

Holiday Urban Market (Nov. 7-8)

Winterfest at South Pearl (December, TBA)

New Year’s Eve Fireworks (Dec. 31)

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