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Denver Deal: Free Movies, Favor, and Rocky Mountain National Park

Denver Deal: Free Movies, Favor, and Rocky Mountain National Park

You can thank me for stopping the rain. I finally broke down and purchased an umbrella (my kids had played a bad version of Mary Poppins with my other one and it broke). I had said that once I purchase it – the rains would stop. Either that or wash my car.

Free summer activities are pretty much a given here in Denver. From free concerts to cheap movies and more – there are tons of free/cheap things to do this summer! (A free concerts schedule is coming soon). Summer also means playing with toys and Toys is the newest exhibit at History Colorado Center. Remember Gumby, Barbie, Slinky, Mr. Potato Head, WhamO, Spirograph, and Hot Wheels? 

Rocky Mountain National Park. Rocky Mountain National Park is celebrating 100 years with special events, educational series, live music and more. There are several hotel discounts (buy 2 nights get the third free). 

Denver Museum of Nature & Science. The Museum will have a FREE day on Sunday, May 30. 

Favor. An app called Favor launches in Denver this week. Have you ever longed to have an extra set of hands to run and pick up that whatever? Favor connects customers with personal assistants, called runners, who will pick up and deliver anything, from burritos to iPhone chargers to frisbees, in under an hour. The Denver opening has a limited rollout including: Five Points, Capitol Hill, Ballpark, Auraria, North, River North Art District, Washington Park, Baker, and Cherry Creek.  To celebrate the Denver launch, Favor will be giving all first-time customers a free delivery. Use promo code “MILEHIGH” on checkout to waive the $6 delivery fee. Customers in Denver can share their invite codes with friends to both give and earn free deliveries.

Movies at Infinity Park. Watch movies on the big screen at Infinity Park. This summer’s line-up is great. Mark your calendars and make Monday’s at Infinity Park a summer event. Pack up the family, a picnic basket and a blanket and get there early. Gates open at 7pm and movie starts at 8pm. June 1 – Big Hero 6; June 15 – Night at the Museum; June 29 – Despicable Me 2; July 13 – Princess Bride; July 27 – How to Train Your Dragon; August 10 – Remember the Titans. 

Alamo Draft House. Alamo Draft House at Aspen Grove in Littleton is offering cheap movies this June through August. Choose your own price ($1-$3 per ticket) for their Kids Camp movies. Plus, the proceeds of the ticket price will be donated to local charities. Each movie shows at 10 a.m. Monday through Friday. The line-up includes: June 2015 – Despicable Me; Mary Poppins; The Land Before Time; Night at the Museum; July 2015 – Charlotte’s Web (2006); Chicken Run; Matilda; Muppets Most Wanted; August 2015 – Follow That Bird; How To Train Your Dragon 2; Kung Fu Panda 2; The Parent Trap (1961).

Childbirth Center Grand Opening. Would you like the comfort and security of a home while having professionals on-hand when you welcome your little one into the world? Welcome to Baby + Company, Wheat Ridge’s new childbirth center that not only offers a warm, comfortable place to welcome your little one into the world but also prenatal and post-baby support. They will be hosting a grand openingon Saturday, May 30 from noon-4 p.m. There will be food, prizes, children’s activities and gift bags for everyone who takes a tour.

Harkins Summer Movie Fun. Harkins Summer Movie Fun program for kids is back again this year. Kids can enjoy a movie a week for 10 weeks, for less than $1 per film. Make Harkins Summer Movie Fun for kids an annual tradition for your family. All adults must be accompanied by children.  Tickets are on sale now at participating locations. Movies this summer include: Boxtrolls, The Lorax, Rio 2, Dolphin Tale 2, Curious George, Nut Job, Puss in Boots, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, and Penguins of Madagascar.

Barnes & Noble Summer Reading. Kids can earn a free book of their won from Barnes & Noble (one of my favorite stores) in three easy steps. Step 1: Read any 8 books and record them in the Reading Journal (PDF). Step 2: Bring the completed Reading Journal to your local B&N store. (Find a Store). then Step 3: choose a FREE BOOK from our selection on the Reading Journal list at the store… Enjoy reading!

Free Denver Walking Tours. On June 1 at 10 a.m., Denver parents, kiddos, and visitors alike will be able to see and experience downtown Denver in a new way. They’ll be able to take advantage ofDenver Free Walking Tours’ new two hour daily tours that start in Civic Center Park, wind through downtown past more than a dozen of Denver’s distinctive landmarks, and end in front of Coors Field. No reservations needed and tours are every day – rain, snow, or shine.  There’s no up-front cost for this fun, educational opportunity for kids and parents but tipping is strongly recommended. If you’d like a tour specifically geared to your kids, Denver Walking Tours offers group tours for a nominal charge so grab your friends for a fun day of learning this summer!


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Author: Gretchen

Gretchen loves to be outdoors! She is addicted to coupons and finding the best deals or entering sweepstakes (one day she will win something really great!)

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  1. Thanks for the list! Yes, Colorado is full of amazing summer events for the whole family. I can’t wait to find new summer activities with my family!

  2. Thanks for the great list! Something else that is fun for the kids is at Denver Bass Pro Shops. They have a Family Summer Camp that’s free for kids. They teach kids how to cast for fish, shoot bows & arrows, shoot BB guns, and they have free arts and crafts. This year they are having it on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from June 27th to July 26th. Times are usually from noon to 5pm. My kids love to go and it’s fun for the whole family. They also have a HUGE fish tank my kids love and tons of mounted animals from around the state.

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