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Four Things to Do for Free in Denver Today

Four Things to Do for Free in Denver Today
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Free activities are busting out all over today, when you can get mad about plaid and shop ’til you drop.

Keep reading for four of the best free events in Denver today:

2022 Bowl-athon for Sunday Sundae
Sunday, April 10, 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Art Students League of Denver, 200 Grant Street

The public is invited to pitch in and dirty its hands with clay in preparation for the Art Students League of Denver’s annual Sunday Sundae fundraiser. Anyone with basic knowledge of hand-building or pottery-wheel techniques is invited to help create ceramic bowls for the June event, when Sweet Action ice cream will be scooped into the handmade dishes that ticket holders take home after the party. Sessions in either technique are offered by timed entry both days; find information and sign up for reservations here.
click to enlarge COLORADO TARTAN DAY FESTIVAL
Colorado Tartan Day Festival

Colorado Tartan Day Festival

Sunday, April 10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont

The Colorado Tartan Day celebration returns to the Boulder County Fairgrounds for a fifth annual gathering. The plaid-filled festival, which celebrates the declaration of Scottish independence, showcases Scottish heritage with twenty clan tents, live music with traditional Celtic folk songs, and a parade at the opening ceremony on Saturday morning. Fun fact: Colorado has its own official state tartan (right), which was adopted in 1998. Learn more about the festival here.

Denver Makers Market
Sunday, April 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Park Hill Treasures, 6035 East Colfax

Denver Makers Markets are revving up for spring after a test run in March, with one popping up Sunday on East Colfax Avenue. A spread of artisans, crafters, farmers and miscellaneous vendors will offer diverse wares, and a food truck will be on the premises if lunch starts calling your name. Online registration for the free event at Eventbrite will ensure your entry in a big prize giveaway; the first fifty folks to arrive can also pick up a free VIP bag in the purple VIP tent. Shopping in the great outdoors is on!

Get-Back Concert: The 3eatles
Sunday, April 10, noon to 3 p.m.
East 13th Avenue at Marion Street

London Alley Salon is celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the Beatles' Get-Back Concert with a re-enactment from the rooftop above the business; local band The 3eatles will perform. There will be food, too, and the salon will offer free bang trims and clean-ups. The event marks the salon's fifth anniversary and its commitment to local artists, and should be visible from the street. Find out more here.

Know of a great free event in town? We'll be updating this list through the week; send information to [email protected]
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