Ten Things to Do in Denver for $10 and Under (Nine Free)

It’s too late to register for the Colfax Marathon, but you can be a headless, armless spectator for free.

It’s an especially affordable weekend here in the Mile High City. With everything from civic engagement to summer concerts to toys and cars and a 26.2-mile-long game of tag on the schedule, there’s something new to try — and nine of these ten events are free. Keep reading for the ten best affordable events around town.

Like Mother, Like Daughter (Double Vision).

Awkward Family Photos
Friday, May 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fort Collins Museum of Art
$5
Germans have a word for everything: Witness the delightful (to say and to experience) schadenfreude — pleasure derived from another’s misfortune. One of our favorite ways to experience this complicated emotion is at the Awkward Family Photos exhibit, which opens this Friday and runs through July 15. The show offers over 200 photos and behind-the-scenes stories from the website of the same name, and programming during the exhibit’s run include a photo-bomb workshop and Awkward Art Summer Camp for children ages eight through twelve. Visit the Fort Collins Museum of Art’s website for museum information.

Having five minutes to yourself while your kid runs off to play in the sandbox? Priceless.

Joy Park Free Night
Friday, May 18, 4 to 7:30 p.m.
Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus
Free
’Tis the season for outdoor adventure, and there’s adventure in spades at the Children’s Museum of Denver’s Joy Park. With over 30,000 square feet of grounds to explore, the Joy Park is an ideal way to keep even the most rambunctious of youngsters happily occupied. Thanks to a partnership with Denver Parks and Recreation, the museum is keeping the exhibit open a couple hours late every third Friday of the summer months, and welcoming guests of all ages for free. Visit the Children’s Museum’s Facebook events page for more details.

Dance of the Sacred Fire will be spinning flames at Music on the Mountain’s free show this weekend.
Bring your dolla dolla bills to Vine Street Pub for its patio party; the joint is cash-only.

Cheer for 19,000 random strangers this weekend.
Even the most squeamish love these Bugs.
The Lobby American Grille wants to ease your Sunday hangover.

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