Five fun FREE and affordable things to do around Denver, Oct. 11-13, 2012.
Artsy Happy Hour - Don't forget that Black Sheep Fridays offer the artsiest Happy Hour in Denver Friday Oct. 12 and every Friday at the Museum of Contemporary Art.. Happy hour drink specials and $5 admission after 5PM, which includes admission to the galleries. Galleries stay open until 9PM. This week enjoy a send up Japanese game shows with "Show Very Enjoyable Game for Everyone." Hosted by Andrew Novick and Marc Hughes. Sake Bomb specials.
Downtown Arts Fair -- The 16th Street Fair is a celebration of fine art, handcrafted goods and Denver's 16th Street Mall (celebrating its 30th anniversary. Friday Oct. 12 and Saturday Oct. 13. Take a stroll along the 16th Street Mall to enjoy a showcase of emerging artists and designers, producing original and unique handmade goods, in a wide array of media. Complete details at www.16thstreetfair.com
Pumpkin Chunkin' -- You can't believe how far a pumpkin can fly, until you see one launched from a giant catapult. This annual event launches pumpkins across giant fields via giant slingshots, centrifuges, trebuchets and pneumatic air cannons. Punkin Chunkin Colorado admission is technically FREE, but there is a $5 per car parking fee on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 9AM-5PM. Bundle up and go, because this is really too much fun! Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, 25690 Quincy Ave., Aurora.
Firefighter Museum -- It’s Fire Safety Week so no surprise that the Denver Firefighters Museum is offering a FREE day on Sat. Oct. 13, 10AM-2PM. Exhibits and family fun. 1326 Tremont Place (off of Colfax) in downtown Denver.
Nature and Science -- Sunday Oct. 14 is a FREE day for Colorado residents at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Celebrate National Fossil Day at the museum with special fossil-fun activities, arts and crafts and more. 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver.