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Summer Means Free Concerts In Denver

Summer has always meant warm days, picnics and fun in parks. The one thing that could make that better? Make that a free concert, movie or other fun with friends and family. Pull out your blanket, picnic basket, or lawn chairs – just make sure you save me a seat!

Please let us know what we missed.

Alamo Drafthouse (at Aspen Grove)

Fun Family Film Series. Pre-Show events begin at 7 p.m. and movies start at Dusk. June 11 – Wreck-it-Ralph; June 18 – Despicable Me 2; June 25 – Fantastic Mr. Fox; July 2 – The Lego Movie; July 9 – Big.

Aspen Grove also offers Free YOGA on Saturday mornings (8 am. and 9 a.m.) bring your own mat (except first Saturday); Farmer’s Markets on Wednesdays and Paris Market on June 3; July 2; and August 2.

Arvada

Family-Thursday Night Series, 7-8:30 pm at McIlvoy Park, 5750 Upham St.

June 26 – PJ Zahn – Rock, Funk, R&B
July 10 – 101st Army Band – Centennial Wind Ensemble *Food Drive: Collecting canned goods for the Arvada Food Bank.
July 17 – Katie Glassman and Snapshot – Country, Western Swing
July 24 – Mile High Wind Machine – Big Band
July 31 – Deja Blu – Variety Dance Band

Aurora

All concerts will take place Thursdays evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 19, Utah Park: Buckstein; June 26, Bicentennial Park: Dean Bushnell Orchestra; July 10, Utah Park: Phat Daddy; July 17, Utah Park: Chris Daniels & the Kings; July 24: Meadowood Park:  Hazel Miller; July 31: Meadowood Park:  Raising Cain  August 7: Aurora Municipal Center – FourEver Fab

Clement Park

June 21: Battle of the Bands (for middle and high schoolers) – FREE at Clement Park; July 3: Red, White & You – FREE patriotic celebration at Clement Park; July 18 & 25: Shakespeare in the Park, A Midsummer Night’s Dream – FREE at Clement Park; August 1 & 8: Shakespeare in the Park, A Midsummer Night’s Dream – FREE at Clement Park; September 12-14: Summerset Festival at Clement Park

FlatIron Crossing

JUNE: June 5 – Face;  June 12 – The Champions; June 19 – Phat Daddy; June 26 – The Nacho Men JULY – July 3 – Rockslide;  July 10 – Chase N The Dream; July 17 – Funkiphino; July 24 – Thumpin’ ; July 31 – Syndicate;  AUGUST  – August 7 – Soul School; August 14 – Raising Cain; August 21 – That Eighties Band; August 28 – Face

Evergreen

All concerts are from 5pm to 9pm at the Evergreen Lake House Park. June 4 – My Body Sings Electric; June 18 – Jon Wayne and the Pain; July 2 – Young Ancients; July 15 – Trout Steak Revival; July 30 – Katie Glassman and Snapshot; August 13 – Open Space; August 27 – Highway 55.

Highlands Ranch

From 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Highland Ranch Regional Park – June 5 – Tunisia;  June 12 – Nacho Men; June 19 – Country Music Project; June 26 – Mint Edition; July 3 – Hey Lady!; July 10 – Eclipse; July 17 – Michael Friedman; July 24 – Under a Blood Red Sky

Littleton

Shows begin on the lawn in front of the library at 7 p.m.  June 4Denver and District Pipe Band;June 11Michael Friedman Jazz Quintet; June 18Face; June 25Lois Lane and the Super Cowboy Band;July 2Reveille 3;July 9Acoustic Eidolon; July16Jon Chandler Trio; July 23The Constant Tourists; July 30101st Army Dixieland Band

Orchard Town Center

Fridays & Saturdays. 6:30pm – 8:30pm. Friday, June 6 – FACE; Saturday, June 7 – SOUL SCHOOL
Friday, June 13 – KORY BRUNSON BAND; Saturday, June 14 –  MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE; Friday, June 20 – PHAT DADDY; Saturday, June 21 – FAB 4; Friday, June 27 – TUNISIA; Saturday, June 28 – DOTSERO; Friday, July 4 – NACHO MEN; Saturday, July 5 – CHRIS DANIELS BAND; Friday, July 11 – ROCKSLIDE; Saturday, July 12 – UNDER A BLOOD RED SKY; Friday, July 18 – THAT EIGHTIES BAND; Saturday, July 19 – 17TH AVENUE ALL STARS; Friday, July 25 – MARGARITA BROTHERS; Saturday, July 26 – HAZEL MILLER; Friday, August 1 – SOUL X; Saturday, August 2 -FOUREVER FAB; Friday, August 8 – SOUL SCHOOL; Saturday, August 9 – CHASE N’ THE DREAM; Friday, August 15 – HONKY TONK VOODOO; Saturday, August 16 – HOT LUNCH; Friday, August 22 – MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE; Saturday, August 23 -LONG RUN – ‘Eagles’ Greatest Hits’; Friday, August 29 –  CHRIS DANIELS BAND; Saturday, August 30-NEW SENSATION; Friday, September 5 – ORCHARD ALL STAR JAM; Saturday, September 6 – MARGARITA BROTHERS’; Friday, September 12 -DOTSERO; Saturday, September 13 – KORY BRUNSON; Friday, September 19 – LONG RUN – ‘Hotel California Tribute’
Saturday, September 20 – THAT EIGHTIES BAND; Friday, September 26 –  6 MILLION $ BAND; Saturday, September 27 – DR. KOOL AND THE DISCO FEVER DIVAS

Southglenn

Concerts are 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Commons Park. June 11 – Tunisia; June 25 – Kory Brunson Band; July 9 – Margarita Brothers Band; July 23– JV3; August 13 – The Long Run; August 27 – New Sensation

Southlands

  • Kidtopia – Wednesdays through June 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 4 – Arts & Culture; June 11 – Science; June 18 – Sports; June 25 – Animals.
  • Concerts (all start at 6 p.m.)  – June 5 – Phat Daddy; June 12 – Six Million Dollar Band; June 19 – Dotsero; June 26 – Chris Daniels and the Kings; July 3 – Chase N’ the Dream; July 10 – Kory Brunson; July 17 – That 80s Band; July 24 – The Long Run; July 31 – Margarita Brothers Band; August 7 – Tunisia; August 14 – Message in a Bottle; August 21 – Face; August 28 – All Star Jam.
  • Movies (Pre-show Entertainment starts at 7:30 p.m.) – July 9 – Frozen; July 16 – How to Train Your Dragon; July 23 – Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2; July 30 – The Lego Movie; August 6 – Despicable Me 2; August 13 – Princess Bride.

 Always be sure to prepare for the Colorado weather. All of these concerts are outdoors. They are subject to change.

On a side note, Olive + Finch (on 17th and Humboldt) has some amazing picnic on the go options – where you can get amazing kids meals and to-die-for sandwiches for adults all in one to-go pack. Upscale picnics for sure. When I tried it each bite was better than the last.

Denver Deal: CorePower Yoga, Harkins Summer Movies & Free Days

Let summer begin! My kids has just a few days left of school this year, the pool has been filled with water, the sun is finally shining (or so we can hope – or there really is something the snowman of “Frozen” singing about summer knew that we didn’t). Memorial Day Weekend is the official begin of summer. Summer means more time to spend with the kids. But that also means more fun free things to do – free shopping center concerts, free festivals and more.

Elitch’s Season Passes

Elitch Gardens is offering a great deal on Season Passes again this year. You can experience roller coasters (like the new Brain Drain), Ferris wheel, carousel, water park and more. Plus, you get to see FREE concerts by big-name artists like Zendaya and Bridgit Mendler (from Radio Disney) and Dive in Movies like Frozen and Despicable Me. *All of this great stuff for just $69.99 (which basically pays for itself in just two times to the park).

*this is not a complete list of all the rides, concerts, movies or benefits

Harkins Summer Movies

Harkins Theatres’ wildly popular annual kid’s movie program, Summer Movie Fun, kicks off Monday, June 9. Season tickets are on sale now at the box office. Season tickets are $5 for all 10 movies. That’s only $.50 per movie! Individual tickets can be purchased on the day of show for $2 each. Doors open at 9 a.m. and all shows begin at 9:45 a.m. Movies this summer include: Escape from Planet Earth; Epic; Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs; Smurfs 2; Despicable Me 2; Croods; The Lego Movie; Turbo; Free Birds; and Horton Hears a Who.

Bass Pro Shops Go Outdoors

Bass Pro Shops will continue the celebration of  the outdoors with seminars, activities and more (along with a some great deals).  Memorial Day weekend is the Kids’ Adventure Activities including BB Gun Shooting Range (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.); Metal Detector Treasure Hunt (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.); Adventure Scavenger Hunt (beginning at 11 a.m.); Photo Downloads (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.); Kids’ Adventures In Camping (11a, 1 & 4 p.m.); Water Safety (2 & 3 p.m.); Crafts and Giveaways!

History Colorado Center – Global Kitchen

The History Colorado Center is known for its hands-on experiential exhibits and as a center of learning for all ages. On May 31, visitors to the opening of Food: Our Global Kitchen will enjoy free admission for children 12 and under, free food-themed crafts, live performances, cooking demos and more. Local presenting sponsor, Whole Foods Market, will assist with the exhibit’s Taste Kitchen throughout the run of the exhibit. (Normal cost will be just $5 in addition to museum admission. Bring in a receipt from any Colorado Whole Foods Market for $2 off admission to Food: Our Global Kitchen).

Skyhawks Sports
Skyhawks Sports is offering Mile High Mama subscribers 25% off its award winning camps in Denver. Founded in 1979, Skyhawks has been teaching life skills through sports for over 35 years. They offer 14 different sports camps for kids ages 3 to 12 including soccer, lacrosse, tennis, flag football and cheerleading. Use code MHDEAL at checkout to receive 25% all camps in Denver.

FREE DAYS

Kids Eat Free

Mile High Mamas has rounded up a huge listing of local restaurants where kids eat free or for a discount with a paying adult.

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Kids Eat Free

Mile High Mamas has rounded up a huge listing of local restaurants where kids eat free or for a discount with a paying adult.

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Email me if you know of any great Denver deals!
Don’t want to miss any of Mile High Mamas’ contests and events? Be sure to sign up for our weekly email newsletter so you can forward these great deals to your friends.
If you’re on Twitter follow me on Twitter (GeeWhy93).  If I find a great deal during the week, I’ll tweet it out.

Denver Deal: Mother’s Day, Protein Bar, Summer Movies and More

Mother’s Day. I will take the accolades and perhaps a bit of attention anytime my teenage kids want to do more than escape to their rooms to listen to music, play video games or have me shuttle them from one event to the other. But yes, Mother’s Day is the perfect time to force them to pay attention to me, me, me! Like the majority of Mother’s Day celebrations we will also be going out to brunch. There are some amazing deals to be had for great brunches with mom in mind. 

Mom’s Day Deals

  • Boston Market  – Mom’s Eat Free (buy any individual deal get mom’s free).
  • Krispy Kreme – Between now and May 10, 2014 and pick up an entry form.  Write your essay about your Mom.  Bring it back to the store and receive a free doughnut of your choice.
  • Red Lobster – Get a Seafood Trio (they’re delicious) for just $15,99 or get both an appetizer AND dessert for just $10 when you purchase two entrees.
  • Devil’s Thumb Ranch – A Mother’s Day Weekend Getaway! Includes sustainably decadent escape to include a Mother’s Day Grand Brunch Buffet and overnight package.
  • Boulderado – A brunch to not only dream about!
  • Whole Foods Tamarac- Sat., May 10 it is celebrate mom day! From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Make a craft for mom (for free); 11 a.m. to 12 p.m Baby Foods 101 class; 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mom Spa Day in Whole Body! Plus one lucky lady will win $100 gift card!
  • Aspen Grove – Spend $20 or more at any Aspen Grove retailer or restaurant, between now and May 19th, 2014, and bring your receipts to the Aspen Grove Management Office during business hours to receive a FREE gift.*

Bruxie’s PJ Party

Bruxie’s is having a Big Bruxie Pajama Party! Kids in their PJs eat free from 8-10AM. The party kicks off this weekend (5/10 and 5/11), and continues the next weekend (5/17 and 5/18). Children must be accompanied by their parent/guardian, who must purchase an entree.

Harkins Summer Movies

Harkins Theatres’ wildly popular annual kid’s movie program, Summer Movie Fun, kicks off Monday, June 9. Season tickets are on sale now at the box office. Season tickets are $5 for all 10 movies. That’s only $.50 per movie! Individual tickets can be purchased on the day of show for $2 each. Doors open at 9 a.m. and all shows begin at 9:45 a.m. Movies this summer include: Escape from Planet Earth; Epic; Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs; Smurfs 2; Despicable Me 2; Croods; The Lego Movie; Turbo; Free Birds; and Horton Hears a Who.

Sonic Half-Price

Sonic is advertising that their shakes are all 50% off after 8 p.m. or you can get 1/2 price drinks and slushies from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. the perfect afternoon pick me up (or surprise for the kids after school).

Protein Bar Grand Opening

Protein Bar, a beloved, quick-casual restaurant serving fast, healthy and delicious meals from morning through night will open their first Denver location in the Union Station project on Tuesday, May 6th at 11:00 a.m. Protein Bar offers healthful and flavorful menu items like quinoa bowls packed with veggies and lean proteins, fresh salads, and “Bar-ritos” made with fresh and organic ingredients wrapped in whole-grain tortillas, plus raw juices and signature blended drinks. The Denver store will also serve breakfast including their signature Greek yogurt bowls, steel-cut oatmeal bowls topped with fresh fruit, and veggie-filled egg white scrambles.
The official grand opening is Tuesday, May 6th at 11 am and the first 100 people in line will receive a $100 gift card to Protein Bar

Kiwi Crate

Looking for something fun to do. Why not have it sent directly to you by Kiwi Crate. KiwiCrate.com, a service that delivers a box of child-friendly crafts monthly. Kiwi Crate is offering a 30% discount off your first month subscription + free shipping with the code KCMOM30.

Kids Eat Free

Mile High Mamas has rounded up a huge listing of local restaurants where kids eat free or for a discount with a paying adult.

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Email me if you know of any great Denver deals!
Don’t want to miss any of Mile High Mamas’ contests and events? Be sure to sign up for our weekly email newsletter so you can forward these great deals to your friends.
If you’re on Twitter follow me on Twitter (GeeWhy93).  If I find a great deal during the week, I’ll tweet it out.

Denver Deal: Soybu, Chick-Fil-A, Free Days, and more

LiveWell Colorado once again is encouraging Colorado to GET MOVING with their Colorado Get Movin’ Challenge. For just one month commit to move 30 minutes per day to win some really great prizes. It’s easy to track your movement using the @MapMyFitness App (which is free to download). What a great way to get out and enjoy the Colorado weather and teach your kids that movement and exercise are not drudgery – but can be a lot of fun. Play with the dog in the yard, explore a park, fly a kite, take a walk – no matter what you decide – just decide to get moving!

Soybu

Not that long ago we (Mamas) were invited to the Grand Opening night of the Soybu store in Greenwood Village (2500 E. Orchard Rd). I bought a dress while I was there – that I have gotten compliments on EVERY time I wear it. So I was excited to hear they are hosting an Exclusive VIP Shopping Day on Wednesday, April 30 (all day). The event celebrates the launch of the new Batik line and Watercolors Swim collection. You can score 25% off everything in the store and with a purchase of $200 or more you will receive their Dhara maxi dress or Marisol Skort for FREE.

Chick-Fil-A Breakfast

This Wednesday is the last day to participate in the Chick-fil-A® Breakfast Giveaway. During breakfast hours (6 -10:30 a.m.), visit any Denver area Chick-fil-A to receive a free breakfast entrée and a Chick-fil-A® Chicken Biscuit.

Harkins Summer Movies

Harkins Theatres’ wildly popular annual kid’s movie program, Summer Movie Fun, kicks off Monday, June 9. Season tickets are on sale now at the box office. Season tickets are $5 for all 10 movies. That’s only $.50 per movie! Individual tickets can be purchased on the day of show for $2 each. Doors open at 9 a.m. and all shows begin at 9:45 a.m. Movies this summer include: Escape from Planet Earth; Epic; Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs; Smurfs 2; Despicable Me 2; Croods; The Lego Movie; Turbo; Free Birds; and Horton Hears a Who.

Sam’s Club

Sam’s Club is hosting a Spring Open House May 2-4. No membership required. You can wander in and have an amazing array of samples which include recipes for great cook out items like classic pasta salad, Patriotic Chips and Dip, and Chicken and Sausage Nachos. (Membership is worth the free lunch we get in samples almost every Saturday!)

Protein Bar Grand Opening

Protein Bar, a beloved, quick-casual restaurant serving fast, healthy and delicious meals from morning through night will open their first Denver location in the Union Station project on Tuesday, May 6th at 11:00 a.m. Protein Bar offers healthful and flavorful menu items like quinoa bowls packed with veggies and lean proteins, fresh salads, and “Bar-ritos” made with fresh and organic ingredients wrapped in whole-grain tortillas, plus raw juices and signature blended drinks. The Denver store will also serve breakfast including their signature Greek yogurt bowls, steel-cut oatmeal bowls topped with fresh fruit, and veggie-filled egg white scrambles.
The official grand opening is Tuesday, May 6th at 11:00 am and the first 100 people in line will receive a $100 gift card to Protein Bar

FREE DAYS

  • Saturday, May 3 – Denver Art Museum and Colorado Railroad Museum
  • Sunday, May 4 – Boulder History Museum
  • Monday, May 5 – Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield
  • Tuesday, May 6 – Children’s Museum of Denver (4 p.m. to 6 p.m.)
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Email me if you know of any great Denver deals!
Don’t want to miss any of Mile High Mamas’ contests and events? Be sure to sign up for our weekly email newsletter so you can forward these great deals to your friends.
If you’re on Twitter follow me on Twitter (GeeWhy93).  If I find a great deal during the week, I’ll tweet it out.