Things to Do

Four Things to Do for Free in Denver on Memorial Day

Back for a fiftieth annual celebration.
Back for a fiftieth annual celebration. Old South Gaylord
After yesterday's wild weather, the festivities are back on Memorial Day. But take time to remember those who gave their lives to keep America free...and able to host such community celebrations.

Here are four things to do for free today:

The Honor Project
Monday, May 30, 9 a.m. to
Fort Logan National Cemetery, 4400 West Kenyon Avenue
The Travis Manion Foundation and AmeriCorps host The Honor Project — a national initiative activating volunteers to stand in for military families of the fallen unable to visit their loved ones. Find out more here.

Boulder Creek Festival
Monday, May 30, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Boulder Creek, between 9th and 14th streets, from Canyon Boulevard to Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder
There are three main things to consider as you prepare for a day at the Boulder Creek Festival, an annual Memorial Day weekend tradition: the Creekside Beer Festival, from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday; the relatively new all-day Street Wise Art Battle pitting artists from the upcoming Street Wise Mural Festival against one another in a live-painting competition; and the all-important Creekside for Kids area, where youngsters will be kept busy with entertainment, crafts and sporty activities. All the rest — the food, the Makers’ Market, the Business Bazaar and every other nook and cranny — is icing on a humongous cake. Learn more here.

Old South Pearl Memorial Day Festival
Monday, May 30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
1000 Block of Old South Pearl
Head to Old South Pearl for the fiftieth annual Memorial Day Festival: three days of free music, free yoga, food and craft vendors, and more fun. Find out more here.

Wheel Deal District 10 Block Party: Golden Triangle
Sunday, May 29, 2 to 4 p.m.
Acoma Street, between 11th and 12th avenues

Spend part of your Memorial Day weekend getting a helpful lesson in community-level civics while having a blast at the first of many Wheel Deal District 10 Block Parties planned this summer by District 10 City Councilman Chris Hinds. Set in the Golden Triangle, there will be purpose along with the fun, with a focus on the future of electric vehicles that includes examples from the Forney Museum and the Denver EV Club and information from Clean Air Colorado. Look for additional events at Cheesman and Congress parks coming up in the near future. Get details here.

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