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Eight Things to Do for Free in Denver (and Beyond) Today

Levitt Pavilion Denver is celebrating five years of free concerts.
Levitt Pavilion Denver is celebrating five years of free concerts. Alivecoverage
The calendar is packed with free offerings, which range from serious to silly. You can catch a free concert at Levitt Pavilion or City Park, travel to France (via Larimer Square), or enjoy a movie under the stars.

Here are eight of the best free events in Denver (and beyond) today:

A Taste of France
Sunday, July 17, 1 to 6 p.m.
Larimer Square, 1400 block of Larimer Street

Larimer Square is wrapping up a four-day Taste of France fête in partnership with Air France. The waiter's race kicks off today's free events; other entertainment includes the International School of Denver Children’s Choir at 2 p.m., a live DJ set from DJ Terry Rose at 3 p.m., and a French theater popup at 5. Find out more here.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel 91st Annual Bazaar
Sunday, July 16, 2 to 9 p.m.
3549 Navajo Street
Take a trip back to the Northside at the 91st annual bazaar at historic Our Lady of Mount Carmel, where you'll find fun, games and lots of great Italian food. Find out more here.

Levitt Pavilion: The Abrams With Casey James Prestwood
Sunday, July 17, 4 p.m.
Levitt Pavilion, 1380 West Florida Avenue

On July 21, Levitt Pavilion Denver will mark its five-year anniversary of providing free, all-ages concerts at Ruby Hill. In advance of that date, it's been presenting a string of shows that wraps up today with The Abrams with Casey James Prestwood. There will be giveaways and contests, and you're entered when you RSVP for the free concert; find out more here.

Trinidad Art Festival
Sunday, July 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sister Blandina Wellness Gardens, 225 North Commercial Street, Trinidad

Trinidad, once an aging working-class mining community, continues to rework its image as an artsy community rising up in southern Colorado at the junction of the mountains and the plains. The brand-new, nonprofit Trinidad Art Festival is starting out small and hospitable, adding to that new look with a day of artist booths, live music and food vendors, plus a live Quick Draw art event hosted by the town’s own A.R. Mitchell Museum of Western Art. See more details on Facebook.

Art at River Bend
Sunday, July 17, noon to 7 p.m.
501 West Main Street, Lyons

The Lyons Arts and Humanities Commission and the Boulder County Arts Alliance are hosting this showcase for area artists; in addition to many art displays, there will be locally crafted food and drinks, live demos, children's activities, and more. Admission is free; find out more here.

Beacon's Kids de Carnival Extravaganza
Sunday, July 17, 2 to 5 p.m.
Beacon, 2854 Larimer Street

Beacon, the art bar that makes adults feel like kids in a big, immersive playground, is switching clientele for the afternoon so that real kids can feel like grownups, dancing the day away, bumping elbows with circus acts, going on scavenger hunts or learning to be better hula-hoopers. And that’s just a sampling of what’s included in the admission price of nada. Everything, from the balloon animals to the face painting, is free. Find info here.

City Park Jazz: Brass Band Extravaganza
Sunday, July 17, 5 to 8 p.m.
City Park Pavilion and Bandshell, 2001 Steele Street

For the third year running, City Park Jazz is revisiting the resurgence of of Second Line-influenced brass bands with an extended evening. No Hand Brass Band starts at 5 p.m., followed by Tivoli Cub Brass Brand at 6 p.m., and Badda Boom Brass Band (complete with rapping frontman) at 7 p.m. The bash concludes with a mega jam. Find out more here.
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Tom Hanks coaches A League of Their Own.
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Stanley Film on the Field: A League of Their Own
Sunday, July 17, 8:25 p.m.
The Field at Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas Street, Aurora

A new A League of Their Own series, based on the movie, premieres on Prime Video on August 12; now you can catch the real thing, which might be the sweetest baseball movie ever made. The 1992 comedy A League of Their Own stars Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Madonna and a great cast; it's on view Sunday evening in the field behind Stanley Marketplace. Feed up before the show at any of Stanley’s eat-and-drink options, or get it to go and chow down outside. Details here.

Do you know of a great free event around town? We'll be updating this list through the weekend; send information to [email protected]
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