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Five Things to Do for Free This Weekend

Celebrate the end of summer with a bike festival, an art tour and more.
Celebrate the end of summer with a bike festival, an art tour and more. Rob Briscoe / Flickr
Feeling strapped this Labor Day weekend? There's a wealth of ways to celebrate the last summer holiday without spending a cent while watching ballers, bikers, ballerinas and more. From a neighborhood picnic with water balloons to a free-to-watch pro beach volleyball tournament, Colorado is filled with fun over the next few days.

Free yourself, people.

MotherLode Volleyball Classic
Through September 2
Koch Lumber Park
120 West Cooper Avenue, Aspen
Colorado may have little in the way of beaches, but that hasn't stopped the Pro Am beach volleyball tournament, the MotherLode Volleyball Classic, from taking place in Aspen each year. Pro volleyball players will be descending on Koch Lumber Park to battle it out, and spectators can watch all the fun for free. There will be barbecue, live music and vendors galore, not to mention all that gorgeous mountain scenery.

click to enlarge Beach volleyball in Aspen? It's a tradition. - FLAVIO~ / FLICKR
Beach volleyball in Aspen? It's a tradition.

Labor Day Festival

Saturday, August 31, and Sunday, September 1, starting at noon
Bass Pro Shop
7970 Northfield Boulevard

Whether you love hunting, fishing or tailgating, Bass Pro Shop has something for you at its free Labor Day Festival. Learn about camp cooking at educational seminars. Decorate a holiday sign. Have your face painted and photo taken. Win prizes, sample hushpuppies and cobblers, and while you're there, outfit yourself for the fall.


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