As Denver residents, we tend to head up to the mountains on the weekends or on vacation. Living in a city year round tends to make you forget exactly how much your city has to offer. For our next vacation, we are considering a “staycation”, but we want to take advantage of staying close to home and watch our budget by enjoying some free things to do with kids in Denver.
City Park Jazz: Have a budding musician in the family? Look no further than every Sunday night during the summer for free jazz concerts at City Park. City Park, located right in the city of Denver, has a rich history dating back 130 years. In 1896, a handful of jazz concerts began and the tradition still continues today. People of all ages enjoy these fun concerts during the summer, picnicking, dancing and generally having a fun Sunday evening.
Hammond’s Candy Factory: All kids love candy and Hammond’s Candy has been a part of Denver for over 90 years. Hammonds has lollipops, candy canes, chocolate bars, taffy and caramel corn to name a few. Everything is shaped by hand and the factory offers free tours for those with a sweet tooth! No reservation is required for small groups and tours last approximately one half hour. The factory is just north of Denver and open Monday through Friday from 9am to 3pm and Saturdays from 10am to 3pm.