Vegetable stand at farmers market Jun 21, 2018

Free Things To Do in Denver, Colorado This Summer

Are you traveling to Denver this summer? Or are you a local just looking to have some fun around the city? Do not worry, we got you covered on things to add to your itinerary! From indoors to outdoors, there are so many free activities to do in Denver with your friends and family. Check out all the things you can do this summer below.


46th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival 

Includes taiko drumming, teriyaki chicken, sake, Japanese artwork and much more!

June 23-24, 2018

Location: Downtown Denver at Sakura Square


Cherry Creek Arts Festival 

World-class festival and celebration of the visual, culinary and performing arts over three days.

July 6-8, 2018

Location: Denver’s Cherry Creek North Shopping District


Colorado Dragon Boat Festival 

Free festival that showcases Asian and Asian American communities in Colorado

July 28-29, 2018

Location: Sloan’s Lake Park


32nd Annual Colorado Black Arts Festival 

Attracts patrons and artists from around the world and is Colorado’s premiere celebration of African-American arts and culture.

July 13-15, 2018

Location: Denver City Park West


Free Concerts this Summer in Downtown Denver

City Park Jazz 

Features 10 free concerts each summer in City Park

Sunday Evenings in June and July

First Sunday of August

Location: Denver City Park


Elway’s Taste and Tunes Summer Music Series 

Enjoy free music from talented artists while having specialty cocktails and award-winning food items

Wednesday Evenings

Location: Elways

More info


Coohills Beats on the creek Summer Concert Series 

Dance the night away as Coohills hosts musical guest on a bridge in Cherry Creek in the LoDo area

Tuesday Evenings Starting June 19th

Location: Coohills


Museums Tours in Denver That Are No Charge

Denver Museum of Nature and Science Free Days

More info

Denver Art Museum Free First Saturdays

More info

Clyfford Still Museum Free Last Fridays

More info

Denver Botanic Gardens Free Days

More info

Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Free First Tuesdays

More info

Four Mile Free Day

More info


Tours Around the Denver Area

Colorado State Capitol Tour

Welcomes about 300,000 visitors annually and provides educational tours on the General Assembly and unique Colorado heritage

Free Public tours Offered Hourly 10:00am-3:00pm, Monday-Friday

Location: Colorado State Capitol


Free Denver Public Art Tours

Architecture and art lovers are catered to in a series of free walking and biking Public Art Tours throughout the city

July 7, 2018 at 10:00am

Location: Colorado Convention Center


First Friday Art Walks

Popular event of the Denver art district on Santa Fe Drive, come rain or shine

First Friday of each month from 5:30-9:30pm

Location: Art District on Santa Fe


Ai WeiWei: Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads

Internationally known Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei reinterprets the twelve bronze animals that represent the Chinese zodiac

Up on display until October 2018

Location: Civic Center Park


U.S. Mint Tour

Learn about the history of the U.S. mint and how billions of coins are produced each year for the American people to use

Tours times vary each day from 8:00am – 3:30pm

Location: United States Mint – Denver Mint


Colorado Sports Hall of Fame

Check out the inside source to all things sports-related in Colorado

Admission is free, but there is a fee for tours

Location: West Side of Sports Authority Field


Denver Free Walking Tours

Free walking tours offered, as well as sightseeing tours, city tours and bus tours around Denver

Through October 31, 2018, 7 days a week at 10am

Location: Meet at the Veteran’s Memorial


Great Divide Brewing Tour

Tour this popular brewery in the heart of downtown Denver

Free to the first 20 guest, Times vary per day

Location: Great Divide Brewing Co.



Slow Food Nations 

July 13-15, 2018

Free on select days and times

Location: Larimer Square


Farmers’ Markets Across the Denver Area

All Summer

Multiple Markets in Denver:

Cherry Creek Fresh Market

City Park Esplanade Fresh Market

The Farmers’ Market at Highlands Square

Stapleton Fresh Market

Union Station Farmers’ Market

Old South Pearl Street Farmers’ Market

Highlands Ranch Farmers’ and Street Market

Littleton Farmers’ Market

Four Seasons Farmers and Artisans Market

Southwest Plaza Farmers’ Market

Lakewood Farmers’ Market


Other Fun, Free Things to Do in Denver

Outdoor Movies in the Parks

Multiple parks in Denver offer free movie screenings!


Stapleton MCA’s Movie on the Green – Founders Green Park

Parker’s Movies in the Park – O’Brien Park

Monday Movie Madness at Infinity Park – Infinity Park at Glendale 


Denver Skatepark

Open 7 days a week


Denver has a wide variety of free and enjoyable activities this Summer. Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast, arts and music lover, sports fanatic or foodie, there is something in the neighborhood for you.