7 fun — and socially distant — things to do around the Denver area

Posted at 12:35 PM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 14:35:48-04

With Colorado still in a safer-at-home phase, it's still important to maintain social distancing. Here are several activities you can do while staying safe:

• Center for Musical Arts in Lafayette is offering a variety of online classes for all ages. You can also catch free live music on their Facebook page.

• Rocky Mountain Arsenal offers several family fun, socially distanced activities you can do at home or at their refuge. Check out their Facebook page for more activities for kids, live broadcasts and videos.

• Catch a movie at the Loveland Drive-In. The Loveland Drive-In is a fundraiser for the Thompson Education Foundation. Tickets are a donation by each vehicle that enters (suggested donation is $20). Single movie shows are offered 3 days a week, 3 times a day. Tickets are released on Wednesday evenings, prior to the weekend. Showtimes are 9 a.m., 5 p.m. and 8:30pm. Movies at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. are always family friendly (PG and G) and the 8:30pm movie is rated PG-13. They release new movies every week, so be sure to check the schedule on their website!

•For the first time, Larimer Square will host the Denver Chalk Art Festival virtually on Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7. More than 80 professional artists will create spectacular chalk art pieces on their own patios, balconies and front walks, and will share their process and end results through photos and videos throughout the weekend on Larimer Square's Facebook and Instagram pages.

• Denver’s Mile High Flea Market is now open, with new guidelines in place. For now, the rides will not operate and there is no live entertainment, but you can still enjoy food (modified menu to start) and produce from the farmers market.

•Did you know that June 8 is World Oceans Day? The event, annually held on June 8, encourages people around the world to celebrate and honor the ocean. You can join the celebration at the Downtown Denver Aquarium on June 6, or if you’d prefer to celebrate from home, The Maritime Aquarium has a weekend full of fun events and experience that you can enjoy while socially distancing.

• The Franklin Institute’s Chief Astronomer, Derrick Pitts, invites stargazers of all ages to head outside and join him for a series of night sky tours from home. Amateur astronomers will tour the cosmos, stare at the stars and be amazed by astronomy – no telescopes needed. Participants will learn about the sky and get their questions answered by experts at a Live Facebook event, each Thursday at 6:45pm. The event from the previous week is available on Youtube.