Last weekend was packed full of America-themed activities, something that may have taken a toil on your wallet. This weekend has plenty of activities to keep you and your bank account cool, though. Try out a German biergarten, pet a goat at a concert or watch some soccer on a giant screen -- it's all cheap fun.
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If you can't remember the last time you heard good banjo music, you might want to check out the front lawn of the Clyfford Still Museum tonight. Stone is known for mixing folk, jazz and chamber music on the banjo to create a truly unique sound. Access to the museum will be free as well.
Denver's Biergarten Festival at T.E.V Edelweiss Pavilion (Friday-Sunday, $1-$7) Taking a trip to Germany could put your finances on hold for a while, but heading to Morrison for a slice of the German life will be pretty reasonable on the wallet. Bratwurst, pretzels and beer will be plentiful at this summer festival.
Colorado Black Arts Festival at City Park (Friday-Sunday, free) This festival has everything from jazz and reggae to dancing and parades. Check out a drum circle, or test your African American history on a scavenger hunt, it's free fun for the whole family.
Bands at the Farm at Broken Shovels Farm (Friday, suggested donation $5-$10) This farm is an adorable mixture of goats and chickens, and tonight will also feature live music. Pack a picnic and lounge out to the sounds of Shake It Like A Caveman, The Keys and the farms very own Reverend Deadeye.
Consignment Crawl at Denver Metro Area (Saturday, free) Today happens to be International Resale Day, if you were not aware, so check out one of the thirty shops around town that will be participating. There will be refreshments provided at all the retailers, so make a day of it, see if you can hit all thirty.Second Saturday Street Festival at Old Town Arvada (Saturday, free)
The Kory Brunson Band brings its sweet sounds the main drag of good 'ole Arvada. Check out the music, peruse the art booths and grab a beer or two at this community festival.
TheBigWonderful Food Market at Sustainability Park (Saturday, free) Summer food truck meet ups are pretty common, but this one has heart. Josh Sampson, visionary of the event, prides BigWonderful as a zero waste opportunity for small business to test out the waters of the Denver culinary scene. Situated on the three-acre urban farm, try out some food, hear some tunes and let the dog run around the dog park. This could be the next big thing to hit Denver.
Boulder Peak Triathlon at Boulder Reservoir (Sunday, free) It's easier to watch people torment their bodies than it is to do it yourself. Cruise up to Boulder and watch this intense race of amazing humans. Ironman triathlons are known for being pretty gnarly, so help out the contestants and cheer them on.
Colorado Burlesque Festival's Sunday Hangover Hangout at The Celtic Tavern (Sunday,free) We hope you got to check out some of the events from the Colorado Burlesque Festival this weekend. To cap it off they're having a brunch party, which is free to attend. Bring a couple bucks for some Bloody Mary's and have a chat with the performers and vendors of the festival.
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Germany V. Argentina at Sie Film Center (Sunday, free) The world has come together for the last month to watch soccer. Hardcore fans and bandwagoners have been at the pubs earlier than normal to watch the worlds game. Today is the last chance you'll get to see World Cup for the next four years, so come on down to the film center and see it on the giant screen. It may not be your team, but it's still going to be an exciting time.