10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (7 free!), June 20-22

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Crank up the AC because it's official this weekend: Summer is here. That means your Xcel bill will soon go through your overheated roof, so save some money by hitting bargain events this weekend. You can cheer at PrideFest, go skateboarding or hang out in a cemetery -- the calendar has something for everyone this weekend, and many of these activities are absolutely free!

To see even more options, check out our Westword online calendar. And if you really want to be cool, tell us about economical events we missed in the comments section below.

See also: The 36 best songs you might hear on the main stage at this year's Westword Music Showcase

Museum Quality Drinking at Museum of Contemporary Art (Friday, $5)
The rooftop deck at the MCA is really something special, with great views of the city. Tonight it will be open not just for drinking, but live music from Robert Rutherford andAl Scholl. For $5, not only do you get the view and the concert, but access to the entire museum.

Jon Wirtz at Mile High Winery (Friday, free)
Tomorrow you're going to rock it at the Westword Music Showcase, right? So tonight's a good time to chill while sipping a nice glass of wine and listening to the smooth sound of some free jazz.


Denver Greek Festival at Assumption of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Cathedral (Friday-Sunday, $5)
Get in touch with your inner Greek at the 49th annual Denver Greek Festival, where the music and dancing never stops. And don't forget the food -- oh, the food. New to this year's festival will be live cooking demonstrations, where you can learn how to make dolmades or chocolate baklava.

PrideFest at Civic Center (Saturday-Sunday, free)
We are Denver, we like to party -- so much so that Denver's PrideFest is now the third largest in the nation. It starts with a parade down Colfax from Cheesman to Civic Center Park, where you can enjoy music, cultural events and kids' activities all weekend long. The celebration can get wild, so bring plenty of energy...and sunscreen.

Go Skateboarding Day inmetro Denver (Saturday, free)
Skateboarding is an everyday activity, but today we are going to really celebrate it. There are are a ton of events around town, so check with your local skate shop to see what's going on around you. Notable activities include meeting some pros at 303 Boards, a barbecue at Emage and a footage party at Wahoo's at the end of the day.

Keep reading for five more things to do this weekend.

Location Info


MCA Denver

1485 Delgany St., Denver, CO

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Big O Lounge - CLOSED

3031 W. Florida Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Civic Center Park

Broadway and Colfax Ave., Denver, CO

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Mile High Winery

2811 Walnut St., Denver, CO

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Monaco Lanes

6767 Leetsdale Drive, Denver, CO

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Skyline Park

16th and Arapahoe streets, Denver, CO

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Fairmount Cemetery

430 S.Quebec St., Denver, CO

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Buntport Theater

717 Lipan St., Denver, CO

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Three Leaf Farm

445 South 112th Street, Lafayette, CO

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Denver Metro Area

City and County of Denver, Denver, CO

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