Free Things to Do in Denver this Summer

CU Denver Admissions

The melting snow and the warm weather mean two things: 1)spring is here and 2) the semester is almost over. We know that you’ve worked hard all semester and that you’re more than ready for summer break. Denver is not only a vibrant urban community for you to network and learn, it’s also full of fun, FREE events.

Visit Denver put together a list of free things to do this spring and summer. Here are a few of our favorites.

Denver Day of Rock
On May 23-24, this free event will feature five stages of live music throughout downtown Denver. The entire event is presented by Concerts for Kids to raise awareness of the children in our community.

Denver Chalk Art Festival
The Chalk Art Festival on Larimer Square is a free two-day street-painting festival and we’re sponsoring the event this year! Join us the last weekend in May for art, food, contests and giveaways.

Capitol Hill People’s Fair
As one of the leading arts and crafts events in the region, visitors have the opportunity to buy all manner of wonderful creations from homemade cakes and jams to individually designed jewelry or one-off paintings. There’s also a full entertainment program which includes live music, street theater, children’s acts and other attractions.

Coors Brewery Tour
Coors Brewery is the world’s largest brewing site that still uses the same Rocky Mountain spring water that Adolph Coors discovered in 1873. Free tours show every step in the brewing process and end with free samples for those over 21.

Dinosaur Ridge
Just outside of Golden, Dinosaur Ridge features famous Jurassic dinosaur bones and Cretaceous dinosaur footprints. A guidebook is available for self-guided tours or you can explore on your own.

Denver Bike Trails
Denver is home to a massive network of more than 850 miles of paved, off-road trails that crisscross throughout the seven county metro area, making it a two-wheeled paradise. Get a group together and spend a day on the trails exploring Denver.

South Park
Yes, it’s a real place. South Park, the mountain town that inspired the long-running animated TV series of the same name, is actually a charming little town. Just up U.S. 285 from Denver, try horseback riding, biking, hiking, fishing, hunting and more.

Although many students love to brag about the Colorado ski season, summer in the city can be just as fun. Check out the Visit Denver website for more summer ideas, or check back here. We’ll write more posts about things to do here and around Denver.

May 12, 2014 | Denver Lifestyle, Outdoors