We're back again with the scoop on free (yep, totally free) activities in Denver all week long. Pack your bags, purchase that cheap plane ticket, and join us for some fun in the greatest city in America (probably the world)!
#1 Tuesday Nights - Live Jazz at Union Station
Every Tuesday night from 7-9 p.m. enjoy live jazz in Denver's historic Union Station, zero admission required. It's a great way to wind down and enjoy some of the best of Denver musically and architecturally.
Afterwards, we suggest grabbing dumplings at Zoe Ma Ma (not free). They're some of the best in town!
#2 Tour the Denver Mint
There are only six production facilities for United States coinage in the U.S., and one of them is here in Denver. You can hop on a tour to learn a bit about the history of the dollar, as well as money manufacturing techniques throughout the years. Getting tickets is simple: line up at the Tour Information window Monday-Thursday at 7 a.m. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis and you cannot reserve in advance. For more detailed information visit the tour website.
#3 Tour Hammond's Candies Factory
A feast for the eyes and the mouth, Hammond's Candy Factory has been hand making candies since 1920 (whoa). Watch them pull taffy, shape candy canes, and more, on their free tours that run every half hour on the half hour from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday-Friday. The factory is closed on Sundays. Reservations are required, and you can book your tour here.
#4 First Saturday at Museum of Contemporary Art
Okay, full disclosure, it is not 100% free (we know, we know), but on the first Saturday of the month, admission is one penny for all visitors. Yep, only a penny. Scrounge up one on the street before exploring this fantastic museum.
#5 Explore Red Rocks Ampitheatre
When there isn't a live show going on, visitors are free to hike the grounds and run up the many, many stairs of this beautiful natural ampitheatre. Drink in the beautiful views and crisp air (and maybe some extra water too) for no extra charge.
NOTE: Red Rocks is easiest to access if you have a car. An Uber/Lyft is usually $45-$50. Red Rocks is not accessible by bus.
Every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. challenge your brain cells with a fun game of trivia right behind the hostel! This is a fun, local sports bar that will show you a good time.