Summer is here, and even if you don’t get a summer vacation anymore, there are lots of fun, free activities in the community to take advantage of. Here are a few to get your summer started.
At the Library
Colorado has over 40 state parks you can explore for free with the state parks pass. Just place a hold on it and wait for it to come in like any other item! Please be aware that high demand means you might not get it for a few months.
Come to the library and enjoy a program while you take advantage of the air conditioning. Take a tour of The Makerspace, attend an author talk or see a film screening. We have something for everyone and all our programs are free.
In the Metro Area
Seventeen Mile House was built in the mid-1800s and served as a rest stop for pioneers. Go on a free tour and learn more about this piece of Colorado history.
Englewood’s Sounds of Summer Concert Series features live bands and food trucks. Enjoy the summer evenings while you listen to blues, country, rock and more.
The city of Centennial provides free events throughout the year. Visit their website to see the events scheduled for this summer, from picnics to a chalk art festival.
The Centennial Active Seniors program is a new series that specifically offers free summer events for older people. There will be a luau, informative presentations and a talk where you can see birds of prey in person, among other events.
Near Kelver and Davies
The Deer Trail Pioneer Historical Museum is open on Saturdays in the summer, but call ahead to check the hours. There you can find local history, including information about the world's first rodeo. The museum's four buildings include a one-room schoolhouse and the railroad depot.
Strasburg Hometown Days will be celebrated for the 48th year this summer on August 11–12 with a parade, car show and lots of other activities. Check their Facebook page as August gets closer for a schedule of events.