Things to Do

Three Things to Do for Free in Denver Today

The late Alicias Cardenas painted this mural on Broadway, right by her own Sol Tribe tattoo spot.
The late Alicias Cardenas painted this mural on Broadway, right by her own Sol Tribe tattoo spot. Erika Righter
This weekend is full of opportunities to live and learn — both in-person and online. You can celebrate the resilience of shops on Broadway, go global in Breckenridge, or start shopping for your valentine.

Keep reading for eight of the best free things to do this weekend

Fourth Global Love Festival/Galentine’s Day
Sunday, February 13, noon to 4 p.m.
1500 Block of South Pearl Street

Hit South Pearl Street for Valentine’s shopping with an international flair during the Global Love Fest and a Galentine’s Day celebration. Topping the events at Ruby’s Market, a fair trade food and gift shop, is a ticketed Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony with Chef Sara Gebre at 10:30 a.m. ($15, space limited, RSVP here). But there are free activities, too, including a special 10 a.m. storytime at Second Star to the Right, hands-on crafts and a community art project at 5 Green Boxes, artisan meet-and-greets and more. Learn more and RSVP here.

Valentine's Bazaar
Sunday, February 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
439 South Upham Street in Belmar

Celebrate your love of all things local at this special Valentine edition of the Denver Bazaar. Fifty local vendors will be offering lovely wares, and there will be a DIY workshop if you want to make your own gift. Admission is free, but special sip-and-shop and happy-hour deals are available here.

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Side Stories 2022: Love Stories
Through February 20, 6 to 10 p.m.
RiNo Art District

Have a lovely time in the RiNo Art District, where this year's edition of Side Stories is all about love. Five local artists have created works that will be projected on exterior walls. It's free to look, and local businesses are offering deals; find out more here.
For more free things you can do anytime, see this list.

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