This week hosts Colorado Day, so turn off Netflix and check out all the cool things Denver, Colorado has to offer.  Learn more about the history of your great state at one Denver museum, or kick your weekend off with some early morning yoga at one of Denver’s iconic sports arenas. Take a peek at all the events we thought you might enjoy this week.

Colorado Day – All Tours Free

Colorado Day Free Tours

Photo courtesy of the American Museum of Western Art

When: August 1, 10 a.m.-4:30p.m.

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

Cost: Free

The Lowdown: In spirit of Colorado Day, the American Museum of Western Art is offering visitors the opportunity to participate in self-guided tours — audio guides included — for the entire day. Learn about Colorado’s fascinating history when it was just the good ole’ wild west.

A Paris Street Market

A Paris Street Market Denver

Photo courtesy of A Paris Street Market on Facebook

When: August 1, 8a.m.-3p.m.

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

Cost: Free

The Lowdown: Take a trip to Paris without taking a trip to Paris. Visit A Paris Street Market in Littleton where you can explore an antique artisan market just like the ones you’d find in Paris, France. You might want to make some room on your shelves for all the trinkets and goodies you will find here. A Paris Street Market is celebrating its 15th successful year.

Vincent “Cheap” Fasano Art Show

Vincent Fasano Denver

Photo courtesy of the Bitfactory Gallery

When: August 5, 6p.m.-10p.m.

Where: Bitfactory Gallery, 851 Santa Fe Blvd, Denver

Cost: Free

The Lowdown: Check out the astonishing work of locally-grown, multimedia artist Vincent “Cheap” Fasano as he displays his latest collection of paintings for free at the Bitfactory Gallery. This exhibition is called “The Daze That They Dreamed About Forever.”

Mario Kart 64 Tournament

Mario Kart 64

Photo courtesy of Grandma’s House on Facebook

When: August 3, 7p.m.

Where: Grandma’s House, 1710 S Broadway, Denver

Cost: Free

The Lowdown: Remember the days when you’d go to grandma’s house and she’d bake you cookies and let you play video games all night? Here is your opportunity to do it again, but this time at Grandma’s House the brewery and instead of eating cookies you’re drinking beer. Invite your friends over and challenge other lovers of beer and Mario Kart. The winner gets a growler of a Grandma’s House beer.

 Yoga Day at Coors Field

Yoga Day at Coors field

Photo courtesy of the Yoga Day 2016 Facebook event

When: August 6, 8:30a.m.

Where: Coors Field, 2001 Blake St, Denver

Cost: $20-$65

Tickets: Available here

The Lowdown: Let some pre-game yoga at Coors Field assuage all the guilt that comes with drinking beers and eating stadium hotdogs. Coors Field invites yogis and baseball lovers alike to its 4th annual Yoga Day. Make sure you grab your foam finger and your yoga mat, as this event includes a ticket to the game that same afternoon.

City Park Boot Camp

Denver City Park Boot Camp

Photo courtesy of Denver Parks and Recreation-Boot Camp on Facebook

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

The Lowdown: There is still plenty of summer left for you to rock shorts and tank tops so keep your summer body tanned and toned with a Boot Camp happening at City Park this week. You will have a personal trainer leading the class, so get ready to work hard and finish swimsuit season strong.

Mark Your Calendars

Wake Up Wash Park Workout

When: August 8, 6:30a.m.-7:15a.m.

Where: Washington Park, S Downing St & E Louisiana Ave, Denver

Cost: Free

Haunted Denver Dinners

When: August 9, 6p.m.

Where: Yak and Yeti Denver, 9755 E Hampden Ave, Denver

Cost: $42

Tickets and Schedule: Available here


Abend Gallery – Urban Life

When: Daily, 10a.m.-6p.m.

Where: Abend Gallery Fine Art, 2260 E Colfax Ave, Denver

Cost: Free


Au Revoir

When: Daily, 10a.m.

Where: Artists On Santa Fe, 747 Santa Fe Dr, Denver

Cost: Free

Sunrise Hikes with the Gardens – Wild Mushroom Basics

When: August 10, 9a.m.

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens

Cost: $45 members, $50 public

Tickets: Available here


When: August 11, 8a.m.-6p.m.

Where: Republic Plaza, 370 17th St, Denver

Cost: Free

Schedule: Available here

Firefighter Calendar Debut Party

When: August 13, 5p.m.

Where: Denver Beer Co, 1695 Platte St, Denver

Cost: Free


Ominous: The Wicked World of Disney

When: August 9, 9p.m.-2a.m.

Where: Tracks Nightclub, 3500 Walnut St, Denver

Cost: $5 presale tickets

Tickets: Available here

Second Annual New Works Festival

When: August 12-13

Where: Historic Elitch Theater, 4655 W 37th Ave, Denver

Cost: $15 per evening, $40 for all access pass

Tickets: Available here


Bierstadt Lagerhaus – Lager Launch Party

When: August 13, 11a.m.

Where: Rackhouse Pub, 2875 Blake St, Denver

Cost: $6.29

Tickets: Available here