Things to Do

10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (5 free!), August 1-3

Happy Colorado Day! In honor of this state's birthday, you'll find plenty of free activities around town. Start the weekend out right with tonight's free screening in Civic Center Park of the original, 1969 True Grit , which was filmed in Western Colorado. The scenery is stunning, and so is John Wayne's performance, which won an Academy Award. Bring a picnic or visit one of the food trucks that will roll in at 6:30; the movie starts at dusk.

Keep reading to find more inexpensive ways to keep yourself entertained this weekend, and check out the Westword calendar for a complete listing of events around town.

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Alex Brown is a freelance writer from Denver, Colorado. You can find him around town falling off his skateboard, eating burritos and petting dogs.
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