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Enjoy flavors, culture, and entertainment inspired from diverse communities across the world. Courtesy of Global Fest

Things to Do in August that Won’t Break the Bank

Eleven (mostly) free things happening in Colorado this month.

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Get to Know Your Neighbors | First Week of August
During the first week of August, this Denver initiative appropriately named Denver Days, formed by Mayor Michael Hancock five years ago, is set to encourage Denver boroughs to organize get-togethers. These events, organized by your neighbors, will be in the form of block parties, picnics, service projects, cultural gatherings, and more. Find out what’s going in your ‘hood here.

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Enjoy a brew after some (free) yoga. Courtesy Great Divide Brewing

Get on the Hoppy Yoga Trend | August 3
Great Divide’s new location on Brighton Boulevard is hosting the August edition of its Hoppy Yogis partnership with CorePower Yoga. Stretch out and limber up (for free!) to enjoy freshly brewed beers and an after party at their brewery.

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Discover What The Buzz Is About | August 6
This event is for aspiring beekeepers, environmentalists, and honey lovers. The Honey Festival offers talks from local beekeepers, a chance to see the honey-making process live, and bee- and honey-oriented vendors and exhibits.

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Giddy up and over to the Jeffco County Fair and Festival. Courtesy of Jeffco Fair and Festival

Enjoy the Newest Colorado County Fair | August 10–13
Colorado’s newest county fair is hosted in one of the largest counties in the state. The Jeffco Fair and Festival is bringing 4-H, youth programs, and other agricultural elements to the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. If you’re in need of one last rodeo, this is a good way to bring in the end of summer.

Have a Picnic | Your Choice
Before school gets back in session, take the family (and friends) up to the mountains while you still can. We have six of the most scenic picnic spots that will lend you an afternoon of activities, appetizers, and pure enjoyment.

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One of the eight luxury “dream homes” included on the Parade of Homes, this one is located in Castle Rock. Courtesy of Parade of Homes

Shop Your Dream Home | August 10–Labor Day
Throughout the month of August (Thursdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.), the annual Parade of Homes will be going on from Denver to Arvada to Castle Rock. Whether you’re shopping for a home or just looking for the ultimate interior decor inspiration, plan your own tour to more than 60 luxury homes across Colorado. Hey, you can even make it a challenge and try to see them all.

Celebrate Art on Colfax | August 12
The second year of Colfax’s open-air gallery, Art-I-Fax, will be held along Park Avenue from Colfax to Humboldt. This years event—featuring local artists and performers as well as food and drink—will pay homage to the people and events of Colfax and look to the future of this historic street/community.

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Peruse South Broadway’s Gems | August 12
The 1200 to 1800 blocks of South Broadway, also known as Antique Row, is hosting a block party. Check it out to find vintage pieces for your home, shop deals, and enjoy free food, classic car shows, restaurant deals, and more.

Get Your Pierogi On | August 12–13
Celebrate everything that the the Polish culture has to offer (eating, dancing, singing) at the Polish Food Festival. From Pierogi-eating contests to Polish pastry contests to folk dancing, you will leave happy and entertained.

Head to Keystone for the Ultimate Fest | August 18–19
Enjoy free music and fireworks, devour food from the harvest season, attend vendor fairs, and take part in hands-on activities (like planting flower pots) at the Mountain Town Festival.

Taste the World | August 19
Aurora’s annual celebration of global culture returns to the Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn this month. Global Fest will feature a handful of locally brewed beers inspired by global flavors and cuisine from around the world. Though it’s free to attend and enjoy the entertainment (including a performance from Morgan Heritage, who won a 2016 Grammy for Best Reggae Album), food and beverages cost extra.

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