Boulder, Colorado has been ranked in dozens of magazines for its livability, fitness, and the overall happiness of its citizenry. Many may wonder how this seemingly utopian town in the foothills of the Colorado Rockies got to be so gosh darned awesome? Well, for starters, the community of Boulder recognizes that when you provide physical fitness activities, musical experiences, brewery tours, and educational events for free your community will be smarter, healthier, and happier. These free events are particularly good for families on a tight budget, college students, and those of us who get a thrill from being thrifty. Not to mention, the town of Boulder understands that a variety of free attractions will bring tourists flocking.
Among the many free adventures to be had in Boulder, there's Mt. Sanitas, which is one of the most beautiful and scenic hikes in the Front Range. If you're a music lover, the city of Boulder puts on free concerts downtown during the months of June-September. This dancing, beer-drinking, foot stomping extravaganza is called Bands on the Bricks and features local artists from a variety of musical genres.
If you're looking for some holiday fun, St. Nick on the Bricks and the Parade of Lights are dazzling, local, events that will put the "merry" in your Christmas festivities.
For beer enthusiasts, the Coors Brewery Tour is one of the most popular attractions in the area and is just a quick drive from Boulder. Completely free and totally awesome.