There are lots of free and fun things to do with your family in the Denver area! This Saturday at 10 a.m., beginning and ending at Coors Field, the annual St Patrick's Day Parade follows a circular route through the heart of Denver. The route is lined with revelers who cheer on the floats, marching bands, pipe bands and dancers as the procession makes its way through the city. The parade includes numerous floats, clowns, pipe bands, high school marching bands, Irish step dancers and much, much more! It's a great activity for the entire family! Even children as young as one and two years old love the colors and music!
Go visit Boulder Ice Cream and see how they make some of their special, all natural and organic flavors, such as Island Coconut and Famous Sweet Cream, churning one Delicious small batch at a time. During the tour you get ice cream! What could be better?! Tours are by appointment only and children must be at least 5 years old to go on the tour.
Celestial Seasonings offer FREE tours every day (except major holidays), and in addition to seeing the world's most advanced tea production plant and their awesome peppermint room, you'll have the chance to enjoy the extensive display of original artwork in their gallery and enjoy free samples of all their tea flavors. Check their site for times and note children must be 5 years old to go on the factory tour.
The Colorado State Capital also offers free tours Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enter through the Colfax Ave entrance and the tours take approximately 45 minutes!
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory Visitors Center in Golden, Colorado, showcases technologies that can save energy, improve the environment and lower the cost of energy bills. Visitors of all ages can take a self-guided tour through the interactive exhibit hall and learn about energy from the sun, wind, biomass, and other sources of renewable energy. They also offer education programs for children, teens, and adults-free of charge. These programs provide a fun and engaging way to explore renewable energy and energy efficiency concepts and applications in an interactive environment. They are open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and are closed most holidays. Check their site for schedules and special events!
The Tattered Cover Book Store in Denver and Highlands Ranch offer half hour story times during the week. Check their site for times!
Also, always check your local library for events. They always have story times for different ages, and even other family events!