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Deals: Cinco de Mayo, Civic Center Eats and More

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Cinco de Mayo. The Front Range is party central with festival and parades for Cinco de Mayo. Some fabulous events on Saturday, May 5 include Cinco de Mayo “Celebrate Culture” Festival at Denver’s Civic Center Park, Castle Rock Cinco de Mayo Street PartyAurora Cinco de Mayo in Fletcher Park, Bar Taco’s Cinco de Mayo Salsa Party on Pearl Street Mall in Boulder, Longmont Celebrates Cinco de Mayo in Roosevelt Park, and Outlets at Castle Rock’s festivities from noon-3 p.m. with food trucks, a roving mariachi band and more. 

Civic Center Eats. Delicious food, fresh air, gorgeous views, live music and a great cause…Summer has [almost] officially arrived when the 13th annual Civic Center EATS takes place in Civic Center Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from May 1 through October 4, 2018 (excluding May 31; July 3 & 4; August 8, 29, & 30; September 4).

First Friday. Explore your creative side and stroll the streets of Olde Town Arvada on May 4th and visit the likes of Light Rail Gallery, Hunters Bay Coffee, Vouna, Gallery 1874, Grand Lake Tavern, Balefire Goods, and The Cereal Box for light refreshments and the chance to meet the artist or artists displaying their fascinating work at each location. First Fridays take place monthly!

Free Coding Classes. Do you have an aspiring programming in your family? CoderDojo is a community-driven global network of FREE and inclusive technology clubs and classes for kids that meets weekly on Saturdays from 1 to 3 p.m. at  2501 Chase Street, Edgewater (except on major holidays) through May 26.

Summer Camp Discounts

  • Avid4 Adventure is one of Colorado’s top outdoor camps where pre-K – 12th graders of all levels and backgrounds learn to kayak, canoe, stand up paddleboard, rock climb, bike, hike and thrive in the outdoors. Camps are offered in Boulder, Superior, Golden, Highlands Ranch, Washington Park, Stapleton, Greenwood Village, Hilltop, Castle Rock, Lafayette and Colorado Springs. Save $20 per session by entering MILEHIGH when registering at Avid4 Adventure.
  • iD Tech is the world’s #1 summer STEM program for kids and teens.  Exclusive to Mile High Mamas readers, receive $75 off when you register with code MILEHIGH18 through 5/31/18. Courses sell-out quickly, so get started today at iD Tech.

Amazon Prime Delivery. Amazon and Whole Foods Market launched free two-hour delivery of natural and organic products from Whole Foods Market through Prime Now in Denver. Prime Members can shop through Prime Now for bestselling items including fresh produce, high quality meat and seafood, everyday staples and other locally sourced items from Whole Foods Market.  Prime members receive two-hour delivery for free and ultra-fast delivery within one hour for $7.99 on orders of $35 or more. Delivery from Whole Foods Market through Prime Now is available daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Customers can visit www.primenow.com or download the Prime Now app to enter their zip code to see if they are in the delivery area.

Elitch Gardens free concerts. Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park announces its 2018 Summer Concert Series, with some of the biggest acts yet! From country, pop, rock, boybands, Hispanic supergroups, YouTube stars and Christian acts there is something for everyone to enjoy this season at Elitch’s. June 2 – Chris Lane with Dylan Scott; June 9 – Jack & Jack; June 17 – Banda El Recodo; June 30 – Why Don’t We; July 14 – Colton Dixon with Sidewalk Prophets; July 21 – Jacob Sartorius; July 29 – La Septima Banda with La Sonora Skandalo; August 4 – Switchfoot. The entire Elitch Garden’s concert lineup is free with any park admission or a 2018 Season Pass.

Extra Innings? I love that the whole family can have a day of fun at the ball park when you go to a Rockies Game. You can score inexpensive tickets and we often bring our lunch or snacks into the game. Some games have AWESOME promotional items (I love the $1 hot dogs). Here is a full list of all the bonus deals you can score just by picking the right game to take the family to – we will be at the May 8 Angels game. In addition to the ticket deals, you can also score tacos for just 50 cents when the Rox score seven or more runs.

Summer at YMCA. Summer and Fall cabin reservations are open at the YMCA of the Rockies  (bookings 6/1/18-11/30/18). Both Snow Mountain Ranch and Estes Park Center reservations being taken. Reserve online or by phone at 888.613.9622

·          Snow Mountain Ranch— Get some thrills on the summer tubing hill, bring the pups to the new dog park, check out the brand new Spruce Saddle Adventure Zone with a bouldering wall, pendulum swing and ropes course, or go “lollygaging with llamas”— experience the fun of hiking with a llama by your side.

·          Estes Park Center—  Have the ride of your life on the new 370-foot zip line through beautiful Ponderosa Pines, check out the new hands-on education nature center and two-story indoor climbing wall at Boone Family Mountain Center, sign older youth up for new teen backpacking camps available this summer, or visit during Fall Fest weekends to enjoy pumpkin painting, s’mores around the campfire, square dancing, and more.

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