RiNo Final Friday and 8 Other Events to Attend This Week

Rino Denver, Rino street art
RiNo Denver mural. Photo by Brittany Werges

Guess what four of our nine events have in common this week? They’re FREE. Don’t miss out on fun that doesn’t cost a penny. Also, get your thinking caps on, because Denver has a wide variety of educational events this week including Denver’s street car history, writing lessons and even a look into outer space. If you’re still not sure, check out the food, music or cycling events listed.

Preserving Denver’s Street Car History

Denver Trolley
Photo courtesy of History Colorado Center

When: July 25, 1p.m.-2 p.m.

Where: History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway, Denver

Cost: $4 members, $5 nonmembers

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: This one is for the history buffs out there. Experience a blast from the past as you explore Denver’s street car history with the History Colorado Center. Take a look at the similarities between the development of Colorado’s 20th-century street car and Denver’s light rail system today.

Denver Botanic Gardens Free Day

Denver Botanic Gardens
Photo courtesy of Denver Botanic Gardens on Facebook

When: July 26, 9a.m.- 5p.m.

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St, Denver

Cost: Free

The Lowdown: Summer is the best time to appreciate Denver’s “living museum” and you can do it for free this Tuesday, thanks to funding from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District. Free days do not include ticketed events.

60 Minutes in Space


Denver Museum of Nature and Science 60 minutes in space
Photo courtesy of Denver Museum of Nature and Science

When: July 26, 7p.m.

Where: Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver

Cost: Free

The Lowdown: If the mystery that is this galaxy is calling to you then you will love this opportunity from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Take a virtual trip into space as you sit in on a lecture with museum scientists to learn about new developments in the space technology.

Local Tastes

Local Tastes Clyfford Still Museum
Photo courtesy of Clyfford Still Museum

When: July 26, 6p.m.-8 p.m.

Where: Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St, Denver

Cost: $35

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: Calling all Colorado food and art lovers — the two will come together this week as local restaurants cook up creative “culinary interpretations” of Clyfford Still Museum’s most beloved works. Also, enjoy hand-crafted cocktails made with Colorado spirits. Museum exhibitions will be open for viewing.

Drop-In Writing Session: Rhythm in Words

Drop in writing Denver art museum
Photo courtesy of Denver Art Museum

When: July 26, 1p.m.-3p.m.

Where: Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver

Cost: General Admission

The Lowdown: On the fourth Tuesday of every month the Denver Art Museum hosts a drop-in writing session. There are no reservations required and these lessons are included with the price of general admission. Each month attendees are able to try their hand at a different topic. This month’s topic, “Rhythm in Words”, is a poetic endeavor to “dance with words.” 

LoDo Walking Tour

Lodo walking tours denver
Photo courtesy of Historic Denver on Facebook

When: July 27, 5:30p.m.

Where: Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop St, Denver

Cost: $15 

Tickets: Available here

Schedule: Available here

The Lowdown: If you’ve ever wanted to know more about the fantastic history of Denver, a LoDo Walking Tour is what you need. Fun and informative, the LoDo Walking Tours are courtesy of Historic Denver. They begin and end at Union Station, cover roughly a mile and last approximately 85 minutes. The tour explores Denver’s transportation history, commercial architecture, preservation efforts and other areas of Denver history. Historic Denver also offers walking tours of Larimer Square and Capitol Hill

Velodrome Cycling Party

Boulder Valley Velodrome Colorado Music Festival
Photo courtesy of Colorado Music Festival & Center for Musical Arts

When: July 29, 7:30pm

Where: Boulder Valley Velodrome, 601 Bonnell Ave, Erie

Cost: $35 party price, $250 cycling price

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: Colorado Music Festival collaborates with Boulder Valley Velodrome this weekend for you to enjoy the cycling party of a lifetime. Ride on the banks of the Velodrome while enjoying live performances that include DJ Spooky and other Festival musicians. You’re welcome to enjoy the full experience with the cycling ticket or simply come for the party with the spectator ticket.

RiNo Final Friday


RiNo Final Friday
Photo courtesy of Final Friday on Facebook

When: July 29, 7p.m.-11p.m.

Where: Main Stage, 3102 Blake St, Denver

Cost: Free

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: Final Friday is a collaboration of community entities that are striving to support the healthy development of North Denver-based neighborhoods. Final Friday hosts up to 25 bands on three main outdoor stages. Participating neighborhood venues throughout the River North Art District will host a variety of performances and offer local goods and food to create a friendly marketplace atmosphere.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Midnight Release Party

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Denver
Photo courtesy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Facebook

When: July 30, 7p.m.-12a.m.

Where: Book Bar, 4280 Tennyson St, Denver

Cost: Free

The Lowdown: Harry Potter is back and Denver’s BookBar is celebrating his return in style. Join the BookBar for the midnight release of the eighth book in the series, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.” There will be food, drinks, performances and a costume contest. Don’t forget your broomsticks and get ready for a magical event.

Mark Your Calendar:

Colorado Day – All Tours Free

When: August 1, 10a.m.-4:30p.m.

Where: American Museum of Western Art, 1727 Tremont Pl, Denver

Cost: Free

A Paris Street Market

When: August 1, 8a.m.-3p.m.

Where: Aspen Grove Shopping Center, 7301 S. Santa Fe Dr, Littleton

Cost: Free

Vincent Fasano Art Show

When: August 5, 6p.m.-10p.m.

Where: Bitfactory Gallery, 851 Santa Fe Blvd, Denver

Cost: Free

Denver Beer Olympics & Beer Festival

When: August 6, 10a.m.-6p.m.

Where: Civic Center Park, 101 W. 14th Ave, Denver

Cost: $40 for festival cup

Yoga Day at Coors Field

When: August 6, 8:30a.m.

Where: Coors Field, 2001 Blake St, Denver

Cost: $20-$65

Tickets: Available here

City Park Boot Camp

When: August 3, 5:30p.m.-6:30p.m. / August 6, 8:30a.m.-9:30a.m.

Where: City Park, Denver

Cost: $75 one day, $125 two days

Tickets: Available here

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