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Denver Restaurant Week: Prices start at $25!

VISIT DENVER’s Denver Restaurant Week was initially designed to showcase Denver’s growing culinary offerings to local residents during a traditionally slow time of year; over the past 19 years, it has evolved to highlight what is now an award-winning, nationally recognized dining scene.  Denver Restaurant Week March 1-10, 2024 will showcase the creative, exciting menus that diners have come to expect – with both to-go and in-person options. For the first time, Denver Restaurant Week will include four price points: $25, $35, $45 and $55 for a multi-course meal. Do you want to check out the current list of participating restaurants, cuisines, neighborhoods and dietary restrictions? Check them out here! 

Cheap or free Valentine’s Day date ideas!

Are you trying to save money, or just not have much but still want to show your valentine a fun night? We have ideas for you that cost very little or nothing. Don’t miss our guide to Denver’s free museums and attractions and Essential Denver: Discovery and Exploration Guide (many attractions are free!) Also, don’t miss this guide to Valentine’s Day in Denver.  1.       Go to the Library. The Library is maybe one of my most favorite inexpensive locations! (Shout out to Douglas County Libraries). There is a treasure trove of fun in nearly every library. Discover a new book. Read poems to each other. Play a game. My library even lets you check out an Oculus, Telescope, Cricut crafting machine or do a virtual online crafting ...

Win 4 tickets to Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo

Corteo, the most enchanting arena production from Cirque du Soleil is back in North America and heading to Loveland, set to charm audiences.  This unique production, directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca, first premiered in Montreal in April 2005. Since its creation, the show has amazed over 10 million spectators, in 20 countries, on 4 continents. Corteo will be presented at Budweiser Events Center for 5 shows only from Jan. 25-28, 2024. Corteo, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heave...

Guide to Denver Holiday Events, Lights and Christmas Fun 2023

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Holidays in Denver are downright magical and we have pulled together Holidays in Denver: Your Guide to Events, Lights and Christmas Fun. Check out the very best holiday lights displays in Denver, holiday performances, family-fun activities for families like bumper cars on ice, dreamy candlelight walks, the Polar Express, a trail of lights and so much more.  MORE FUN IDEAS! If you’re lucky, we’ll have a white Christmas so don’t miss our Ultimate guide to outdoor skating in Colorado and 30 places to go sledding in Colorado. And if you need some inspiration with your shopping, check out our Colorado Holiday Gift Guide with 50+ ideas,  Denver’s best holiday markets and the 7 Best Christmas tree farm...

Art Crawl for infants exploses Denver babies to the arts

It’s never too early to expose children to the arts and that’s exactly what the Clyfford Still Museum hopes to do with the new funding it received for its Art Crawl for infants. The Clyfford Still Museum (CSM) received a three-year Museums for America award totaling $209,235 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). This grant will support the Museum’s partnerships with community-based organizations to expand access to Art Crawl, a program for infants (newborns through 14 months) and their caregivers. What is the Art Crawl for infants? The Art Crawl expansion will include programming in community-based early learning centers that reach audiences traditionally excluded from arts-based education experiences. Project activities include audience evaluation to l...

Win tickets to international Museum of Illusions in Denver

Prepare to be Amazed: Denver’s One-Of-A-Kind Museum of Illusions Set to Open Its Doors on September 29th. Scroll down to win four tickets!  Tickets are now available for Denver’s Museum of Illusions, which will open to the public on September 29th, mesmerizing visitors in its new location on the 16th Street Mall. This cutting-edge experience takes visitors on a journey through optical wizardry, astonishing holograms and brainiac-approved exhibits in its over 6,200 square-foot space. Guests of all ages are welcome to step into a world where math, science and art collide in interactive exhibits that will have everyone questioning reality itself. Tickets are available to purchase now at moidenver.com and start at $20. Visitors are encouraged to purchase tickets in ad...

Xfinity’s Summer of Movies: Free and discounted entertainment and movie perks

August is here! While some Mile High Mamas are shifting their attention to back-to-school, the rest of us are eeking out every last minute of family fun this summer.  And there’s nothing better after a long, hot summer than snuggling up with the kiddos and discovering some new favorite movies. So, we’ve teamed up with Xfinity Rewards, Xfinity’s free customer appreciation program for their “Summer of Movies” promotion providing members access to dozens of free and discounted entertainment and movie perks, exclusive discounts at Universal Orlando, a Smart TV Giveaway and more!  Summer of Movies  5 Movies to Download and Keep, At No Cost Kicking off Xfinity’s “Summer of Movies,” every Monday, July 10 through August 13, rewards members will have access to an iconic movie title t...

Scamanda: your guilty pleasure summer podcast

If you’re looking (or listening) for a juicy podcat, Scamanda is for you!  The Scamanda podcast, about a woman who was able to convince her friends and family that she had cancer for nearly a decade—and to give her more than $100,000 for “treatment” in the process—has captivated listeners. Amanda Riley, a former teacher and principal from Northern California, was sentenced last May to five years in federal prison for wire fraud in the scheme, which she pleaded guilty to in October 2021. From 2012 to 2019, Riley had told friends, family, and internet strangers, via social media and a blog, that she had Hodgkin’s lymphoma, the US Attorney’s office said, and that she “used her presence on these sites to ‘document’ her nonexistent medical condition and to aggress...

Summer in Boulder: Top 25 Fun Activities for Families

When planning a summer family activity, head to Boulder, Colorado to make it a day to remember!  From Pearl Street o a bike park to museums, Boulder has something for everyone. Looking for more Colorado fun? Be sure to check out Denver, Boulder and Colorado Springs: Getaways, Outdoor Recreation Bites and Brews and scroll down for our summer activity guide with 200+ Denver activities. Family Fun in Boulder Hike, eat or catch a concert at Colorado Chautauqua.  Check out the pop-jet fountain and animal sculptures on Pearl Street.  Grab a kite at Into the Wind. Walk, run or bike the paved Boulder Creek Path.  Valmont Bike Park. 42 acres of terrain park for family fun Pick up a book or two at the  Boulder Book Store.  Grab a cookbook, gadgets and utensils at t...

Free Family-friendly Activities and Events in Denver

Summer doesn’t have to break the bank! Be sure to check out our free days in Denver 2023, Hundreds of Ideas for Daytrips with the Kids, plus these great recommendations from Visit Denver for free family fun.  1. THE GREAT OUTDOORS Enjoying Colorado’s natural beauty is the most obvious budget-friendly option. Just-right temperatures year-round draw outdoor enthusiasts to our open lands and thousands of miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, wildlife watching, fishing and much more. Check out Denver Summer Fun Guide with 200+ ideas,  Cool Off This Summer at Colorado’s Best Beaches,  Guide to Denver’s Splash Pads and Spray Fountains and Best Hikes for Kids in the Denver area. 2. NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGES Colorado is home to...

Who has Denver’s best burger? Find out at the Denver Burger Battle!

Who has Denver’s best burger? (Note: Dad doesn’t count!) One of Denver’s most anticipated all-you-can-eat (and drink) festivals – Denver Burger Battle – will return on Thursday, August 3, pitting more than 18 area restaurants against each other to crown the best burger in Denver. Five new restaurants will enter the ring this year, including The Original and Next Door Street Bar. Denver Burger Battle, produced by Team Player Productions, will be held at the Auraria Campus – Tivoli Quad (1000 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80204) at 5:30 p.m.    Established in 2010, this tasting event includes unlimited samplings of burgers, sides, desserts, beer, wine and cocktails. Attendees will crown a People’s Choice award, while a panel of judges, made up of local med...

Guide to free outdoor concerts in Denver 2023

Summer feels a bit more like ‘summer’ when we can all head out to a free concert. Great live music with awesome bands are all over the Denver area every summer. It is some of the most fun you can have for FREE. Hang out and listen to music, create a fun picnic for the whole family, get outside and enjoy the weather. Nearly any day of the week in any part of the city you can find a free concert.  (Thursday seems to be THE night this year that every one should be out).  Most concerts are rain or shine, so be prepared for that Colorado weather. Scroll down for our guide to summer fun in Denver and be sure to also checkout Film on the Rocks at Red Rocks, the ultimate family-friendly ampthitheater under the stars. If you want to be super-efficient at your outdoor concerts, check out p...

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