Summer equals more free time than usual, so here is a whole month of fun stuff to do to keep your boredom at bay.
Places like art museum offer free days every few months, and hey, why not set up a slip ’n slide in your back yard for some inexpensive fun in the sun.
Denver has a lot of parks and trails that will keep you busy for days, and your pup would love some playtime at one of the many dog parks in the Metro area.
We may not have a beach here in Colorado but that doesn’t mean you can’t swim, boat, Jet Ski or lay by one of the many reservoirs. Camping is a great option too; there are loads of places to choose from to set up camp and adventure through the mountains.
Nobody said roasting marshmallows were reserved for the mountains though, so invest in an outdoor fire pit and make s’mores in your back yard all summer long.
And of course, summer in Denver is full of festivals, festivals and more … festivals.
PrideFest is a huge two-day celebration in the heart of downtown at Civic Center Park. Here you will find parades and fun costumes in a rainbow of colors. Making its 35 appearance in Denver, PrideFest is a celebration of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community and culture.
Taste of Puerto Rico is a festival celebrating the music and food of the country. There will also be a lot of salsa dancing.
The Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods People’s Fair is one of the largest two-day festivals in the country with more than 250,000 fairgoers. The festival will feature homemade arts and crafts, food from local restaurants and live local entertainment. There will also be a wine pavilion and a mural project.
A productive way to spend a Sunday is at the Walk for Lupus Now. Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease and 1.5 million Americans have the disease according to lupus.org.
If you need a break from the sun you can always pop some popcorn and have a movie marathon, or spend some time cleaning out that closet that looks like Pandora’s box.
A lot of these things are free or low in cost, just remember to slather on the sunscreen and stay hydrated. You have until Aug. 23 to jam in as much fun as you can!
People: Linda Kessel