Whether you’re planning a weekend trip to Denver this summer or you call the Mile High City home, there are a ton of fun, family-friendly things going on this summer. From festivals to free museum days to skating and mini-golf, there’s something for everyone in the family! And the best part? A lot of them are free!

Here’s our list of seven family-friendly things to do this summer in the mile-high city. Happy exploring!

1. Enjoy Hands-On Learning at the Denver Children’s Museum

Make learning fun this summer on free days at the Denver Children’s Museum! From interactive exhibits that encourage creative thinking to storytime to crafts, there’s something for kids of all ages, no matter their interests.

2. See the Behind-the-Scenes Magic at Hammond’s Candy Factory

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, be sure to check out candy artisans in action this summer with a tour of Hammon’s Candy Factory. Take the guided tour to learn all about the candy-making process, watch the pros as they make the treats, and hit up the gift shop afterward to take home some of your favorites!

3. Channel Your Inner Artist at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival

If you’ve got a budding artist in the family or just enjoy gorgeous art, make a weekend of it at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival July 1st through 3rd. Visit the Creation Station where kids can add their artistic touch to the huge imagination collaboration mural, make watercolor coffee filter flowers, and more!

4. Stroll Through the Denver Botanic Gardens

The Denver Botanic Gardens, a 23-acre urban oasis in the heart of the city, is a can’t-miss destination this summer! Be sure to visit on free days and take in the state-of-the-art conservatory, the Japanese Garden, and the new Mordecai Children’s Garden.

5. Tour the U.S. Mint

Curious about how money gets made? Take a free, 45-minute tour of the Denver U.S. Mint. Both kids and adults will love learning about the shiny pocket change that streams off the production lines, along with Colorado history and the history of U.S. coins!

6. Check Out City Skate at Skyline Park

Free mini golf and a free outdoor skating rink in one place? Yes, please! Head to City Skate at Skyline Park this summer for Denver’s first and only outdoor skating rink, and enjoy 9 holes inspired by your favorite state and local landmarks.

7. Take in the Artistry at the Denver Chalk Art Festival

The annual Denver Chalk Art Festival showcases amazing artwork created by artists who transform the streets of downtown Denver into vibrant works of chalk art. Visitors can admire the art, meet the artists, and enjoy live music and food vendors. Check it out this summer from June 10th to 11th!

Summer in Denver is absolutely gorgeous, making it the perfect time to explore Denver with your loved ones and make unforgettable memories! Don’t stress about the hassle of packing and moving – let Move4Less Denver take care of the heavy lifting. Contact us today at (720) 370-9030 or email us at [email protected] so we can put a smile on your face on moving day!