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Celebrate Colorado Weekend: Free Events This Weekend Showcase The State's Culture

DENVER (CBS4) - Celebrate Colorado starts Friday, May 6! It's a three-day weekend of free and discounted events across the state.

There are more than 200 events planned to showcase Colorado's arts, culture and businesses in all parts of the state.

The Celebrate Colorado weekend is also meant to thank Coloradans for their resiliency during the pandemic.

"We wanted to make sure that we were getting this out to all four corners of the state and making sure that all cities, counties and communities can participate," said Danielle Oliveto, Deputy Chief of Staff for the governor's office. "You may be here in Denver and thinking, 'I want to go down to Colorado Springs for the weekend,' or you know, 'I might wanna go to Lamar.' They're doing a kickoff down in Lamar. We've got main streets across the whole state. ... Maybe you are thinking you want to get somewhere different and see what Colorado has to offer."

All nine of History Colorado's community museums will be free for the weekend.

The History Colorado Center on Broadway in Denver will also be hosting an AAPI wellness day Saturday for a fee, with acupuncture, reiki healing and sound baths.

There will be a food truck fest at the Pueblo fairgrounds, the Aurora Reservoir will be free for the weekend and all the Denver recreation centers will be open free to Coloradans as well.

Here's a sampling of some of the other ways to celebrate Colorado:

Museums:
Museo de las Americas - Denver
Center For Colorado Women's History - Denver
Museum of Art - Fort Collins
History Colorado - Denver
Denver Art Museum
Golda Meir House Museum
Colorado Governor's Art Show - Loveland
Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising at Colorado State University - Fort Collins
Gregory Allicar Museum of Art - Fort Collins
Aurora History Museum
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
El Pueblo History Museum - Pueblo

Performances:
Harmony: A Colorado Chorale - Denver
Estes Park Rotary Duck Festival

Freebies:
Aurora Libraries - Saturday is Free Comic Book Day
Denver Recreation Centers
Aurora Reservoir
AFA Spring Volksmarch Hikes

Discounted Admissions
Pikes Peak
Space Foundation Discovery Center - Colorado Springs
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

See a full list of things to do and explore the map at celebrate.colorado.gov.

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"You're going to see a really cool interactive Google Map, and you can scroll into any part of the state in your neighborhood to see what events are happening," said Oliveto. "So you scroll in Palisade, you might see a winery that's doing a discount for the weekend, in Fort Collins you might see the trail gardens at CSU or even the governor's art show in Loveland, so there really is something for everyone indoors and outdoors."

LINK: Celebrate Colorado

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