Free Fall Fun in Metro Denver
There is never a shortage of free fun things to do in the fall in metro Denver. Following is just a sampling of the many things you can enjoy a grand fee of zero.
Halloween parade and party on October 25 at Denver Union Station, which is transformed into “Boonion Station” for this family-friendly Halloween celebration. Your little ones will love trick-or-treating at the shops in the station, participating in a costume parade through the Great Hall and a contest with prizes for best costume and best group/family costume. There are also adult drink specials for you grown-up ghosts and goblins.
On November 23 is the Grand Illumination at Denver Union Station as part of downtown Denver’s winter in the City program. This event will light up downtown from Union Station to the City and County Building at Civic Center Park. You can then enjoy cocktails at the Terminal Bar and dance to holiday classics by the Denver Dolls.
Urban Holiday Market on November 3-4 at Skyline Park is a two-day, open-air holiday market in the heart of downtown Denver is the place to get all of your gift shopping done in one fun-filled weekend. Browse an eclectic collection of local art, crafts, holiday gifts, specialty foods and much more.
Also at Skyline Park starting on November 22 is the opening of the downtown Denver ice skating rink. You can rent skates for just $2 or bring your own pair and take a spin on the ice for free. There will also be free days for the kids throughout the season. Friday night is DJ night and there are Saturday night concerts, Sunday afternoon family entertainment, Saturday morning skating lessons and more.
The Denver Art Museum is offering free days on November 3 and December 1. Explore the museum’s amazing galleries showcasing a world-famous American Indian art collection, as well as traditional and contemporary art from around the world.
The Denver Zoo is having free days on November 9 and 12. The zoo spans over 75 acres and is home to more than 4,000 animals, including rare amur leopards, okapi, black rhinoceros, elephants, vampire bats, orangutan, Komodo dragons and much more.
The Four Mile Historic Park Free Days are scheduled for November 9 and December 14. Take a trip back in time to Denver’s pioneer past at this historic park nestled on the bank of Cherry Creek. Stop by for a free afternoon of tours, historic demonstrations and more.