Things to Do

Ten Things to Do in Denver for $10 or Less (Six Free), July 1-4

Pack as much fun as you can into the weekend: Monday is a holiday, when you can nurse that hangover while watching fireworks. There's plenty of First Friday art and free music, and even a Canadian dance party to keep you busy until July 4. Here are our ten favorite options for $10 or less; check out the Westword calendar for even more entertainment opportunities. 

La Alma Connection Art Celebration Block Party and Parade
10th and Osage streets
5:30 p.m. Friday, free

Take the train or ride your bike and to La Alma, and meet the neighborhood's residents at this block party by the light-rail station. There will be live music, art displays and food trucks to keep you from going hungry. And while you can simply watch the parade starting at 7 p.m., you can also join in; find more info on that here

Denver Tool Library Concert Series & Bazaar
Denver Tool Library
6 p.m. Friday, free-$5

This Denver Tool Library event will feature bands, vendors, food trucks, comedians and so much more, and entry to the party is free before 8 p.m.! Jam along with Champagne Charlie, laugh with Sam Tallent, and sip that tasty Upslope beer; click this link to see what other fun is on tap.
Cherry Creek Arts Festival 
Cherry Creek North
6 p.m. Friday-Monday, free

You know it's the Fourth of July weekend when the annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival takes over Cherry Creek North. It's fun just to walk around the fest, but there are all kinds of organized events, too, including cooking demonstrations and concerts. For more information, go to
First Friday at Sheroz
Sheroz Nightclub and Sports Bar
6 p.m. Friday, free

The folks from the Stuff on Walls pop-up art shop are bringing the good times to the Santa Fe Arts District tonight. Check out zines, prints and media of all kinds created by ten artists, while also enjoying tacos and beer. Los Retro 45 will bring live music to add to the party.
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Sie FilmCenter
10 a.m. Saturday, $5

The Sie is hosting a cool little series, Welcome to the Dahl House, which showcases films inspired by the work of Roald Dahl, and this morning's showing is the Wes Anderson adaptation of Fantastic Mr. Fox.  Not only do you get the film for $5, but a cereal buffet as well. And kids get in for free! 

Keep reading for more events this weekend.

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Alex Brown is a freelance writer from Denver, Colorado. You can find him around town falling off his skateboard, eating burritos and petting dogs.
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