10 Free Things to Do in April

From Earth Day projects to free concerts and more, here are 10 ways to give your wallet a break (while having fun) this month. 

April 6 2016, 2:10 PM

Bear Creek Lake Park
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1. Doors Open Denver | April 23–24

Why: From art pop-ups on the Clyfford Still museum lawn to jazz at Union Station and a play premiere at the Byers-Evans House, this annual event pairs architecture and art in fascinating—and free!—ways.

2. Earth Day Project at Bear Creek Lake Park | April 23

Why: Celebrate Earth Day by getting your hands dirty and helping with some projects around the park.

3. Hudson Gardens | April 23

Why: In this month’s issue, we round-up activities to do on what could be April’s warmest day, including a stroll through this 30-acre garden.

4. Arts Brookfield’s Friends of Chamber Music: Lunchtime at 1801 California | April 12, 19, 26

Why: Why not combine your lunch break with a gratis mini concert?

5. Aurora’s 125th Birthday Party | April 30

Why: Denver’s eastern neighbor is celebrating its big day with face painting, walks, and, of course, birthday cake.

6. Coors Brewery Tour | April 8

Why: If you didn’t get tickets to the Colorado Rockies’ Opening Day at Coors Field, touring Coors Brewery is a nice alternative.

7. Access Gallery’s “Connect/Disconnect” | Your choice

Why: Visit this exhibit to see painter Karen Fisher’s portrayal of her father as his Alzheimer’s disease progresses.

8. Colorado Bandmasters Hall of Fame | Your choice

Why: In this month’s issue, we found out that Colorado is home to some less well-known hall of fames, including this free ode to musical educators.

9. The Ultimate Snowmobiler and Winter Terracross | April 8–10

Why: If you’re a never-summer kind of person, there’s still time to celebrate powder as a spectator at this snowmobiling contest in Crested Butte.

10. Civic Center MOVES | Starts April 25

Why: The popular free, outdoor fitness class series returns this month, meaning that it is time to strike a Tree pose in Civic Center Park.

Looking for more things to do in Denver? Check out our events calendar.

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