I just love Crested Butte. It is one of my favorite places to stay and play in Colorado! While the drive can be a bit long (although very pretty), when you get there you are rewarded with the most beautiful scenery, a fun small town and lots of things to do! My kids enjoyed the spectacular drives (and rock skipping) and hanging out with family downtown. This year we went to the Adventure Park right at the base of the mountain. The Adventure Park is a ton of fun with climbing wall, putt-putt golf course, bungee jump and lift tickets to go to the top of the mountain. We can’t wait to get back to have more fun this winter. Good thing they are running a fantastic special right now.
Celebrate Colorado Day!
Did you know that August 1st is Colorado’s Birthday? Celebrate Colorado Day and learn more about the state’s rich past on Wednesday, August 1, at History Colorado museums around the state. The celebration includes Free admission, make-and-take crafts, and live performances: noon – Taiko Drummers; 1 p.m. – Native American Singers/Dancers; 2 p.m. – Irish Dancers; 3 p.m. – Youth Fiddlers Group; last day of the LEGOrado display; $1 grab and go food at stations by KM Concessions. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit HistoryColoradoCenter.org for details. The fun doesn’t end there there are also deals and events at Byers-Evans House, Pueblo History Museum, Fort Garland, Fort Vasquez Museum, Healy House, Trinidad Museum, Ute Indian Museum and Georgetown Loop History Mining and Railroad Museum.
Young Americans Bank Celebrates 25 Years
Young Americans Bank (located at 3550 E 1st Avenue in Denver) is celebrating 25 years with a birthday party on Saturday, August 4 from 11 a.m .to 2 p.m. open to the public and completely free to attend. There will be games and activities for all ages, including a climbing wall, face painting, piggy bank making, a cash cube, fishing for money, banking bingo, and more. Plus there will be hot dogs, popcorn, and snow cones all day. Finally, we’re getting lots of our young entrepreneurs involved, so they will be giving away their products and food.
Free Summer Concerts
Several cities throughout the metro area will have a host of free concerts – all summer long! Bring your chair or your blanket. Most locations encourage you to bring picnic and have fun with the whole family.
- Skyline Park – Mary Poppins movie will be shown next to the D&F Tower, The Swayback will play on August 11 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. Skyline Park
- Southlands in Aurora will host their FREE Friday concert on August 3rd featuring Fourever Fab from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Highlands Ranch will have The Chancer’s Hooley play fun, sing-a-long, foot stomping Irish rock for Spotlight on the Plaza on Wednesday, August 1 at the Town Center North and they will show Happy Feet 2 as part of their summer movies series on Friday, August 3rd from 6 p.m to 8 p.m. at Civic Green Park
- FlatIron Crossing will host Hot Lunch for the their Thursday night concert this week August 2nd from 6 p.m to 9 p.m.
- Streets of Southglenn will feature FACE Acapella band on August 8 starting at 6:30 p.m.
Kids in Kindergarten through 6th grade are eligible for a FREE haircut at JCPenney! Just call the salon or stop by to make your appointment first. No coupon necessary.
Southglenn Stadium Free Kids Movie
SouthGlenn Stadium 14′s Family Summer Series is winding up their family-friendly movie series. offers a FREE family flick every Wednesday at 10 a.m. August 1 the featured film is Hop. The show is first-come, first-served and often fill up fast, so get there early.
Blockbuster Blue Carpet
Now through July 31, Blockbuster is offering exclusive deals as part of the Better Blockbuster Extravaganza. Coupons feature: Rent one movie get one free, Rent one game get one free, One free month of unlimited Kids and Family movie rentals through the Kids Pass membership subscription, One free month (unlimited movie and game rentals through the Blue Ticket membership subscription.
The first Tuesday of every month, parents can enjoy movies in a baby-friendly environment without worrying about baby making too much noise, no place to breastfeed or space for stroller parking. The next event will be Tuesday, August 7 in AMC Theatres (Highlands Ranch and FlatIron Crossing) the featured movie is The Amazing Spider-Man. We’ll also be giving away a Little Pim Spanish Playtime DVD to the first 10 moms and dads in the audience! Brought to you by TheBump.com
Little Feet Sale
Little Feet (Denver’s leading store for high-quality children’s shoes) is having their annual summer sale through August 4. They have 20% off savings storewide, as well as $20 and $30 clearance tables for top children’s shoe brands. 201 University Blvd. #103.
Crested Butte Christmas in July
Thinking about pools and air conditioning in the hot summer heat? Why not think about skiing and Christmas time? Save up to 73% at the Elevation Hotel and Spa during Christmas. Plan your stay in an Apex King Courtyard view room for $99 per night between December 19 and December 27. Restrictions apply and the offer is subject to availability, due to the deeply discounted offer. Special airfare to fly directly into Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport and discounted lift tickets are also available. Visit www.skicb.com for full details.
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