Colorado celebrates its 145th birthday on Sunday, August 1, 2021, and y’all are invited! Here are a few fun happenings in Colorado to celebrate.
History Colorado Center. On Sunday, August 1st, History Colorado Center is holding a free carnivalesque gathering fit for an entire state. From alpacas to mascots to professional chalk artists, there will be more than 20 attractions surrounded by live music provided by local artists, including everything from traditional taiko drummers to jazz guitars. Ice cream, popcorn, and other refreshments will be available both outside and in the museum’s Café Rendezvous. Inside, guests will enjoy four floors of award-winning exhibits, including the new Building Denver: Visions of the Capital City. The History Colorado Makerspace will be open all day, as will face painting stations. The event is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Advance registration is highly recommended to allow guests to skip longer lines for entry.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife celebrates Colorado Day on the first Monday in August with free entrance into all state parks. We gathered together some of our most breathtaking parks to showcase the beauty and splendor of this great state. You can’t go wrong with any of the 42 state parks Colorado has to offer, but if you’re looking to take advantage of the free entrance fee this holiday and can’t decide where to go, we figured we’d narrow it down for you. Lace-up those hiking boots, put on some sunscreen, and venture out to explore what these Colorado state parks have in store for you.
Free Days at Museums. The following museums will be open on Sunday, August 1st with free admission for all guests:
In addition, while Trinidad History Museum will not be open on Colorado Day, they will be hosting a special advance celebration on Saturday, July 31st with free admission for all guests.