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Chipotle Mexican Grill is testing a new drink menu at its Sixth and Broadway (550 Broadway, Denver) location exclusively. Among many new drinks, they’re serving an all-natural frozen margarita and sangria made with organic ingredients. Through July 31, stop by between 4 and 7 p.m. every day for a buy-one-get-one free on alcoholic drinks. It’s even more festive because they’re also serving a free order of chips and guacamole (with the purchase of an alcoholic beverage) during the same hours. The offer is only available at the Sixth and Broadway restaurant. chipotle.com
Calling all superheroes! Grab your cosplaying comrades and soar over to the Koelbel Con pop culture extravaganza on June 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Koelbel Library (5955 S. Holly St., Centennial). Come in your best costume to celebrate comic books, gaming, technology and more at the free event for all ages. The fair features hands-on technology demos, including Oculus Roft, Microsoft HoloLens, robots, 3-D printers and more. Browse books, artwork and merchandise, while mingling with local authors, artists and vendors. Plus, enjoy movie screenings, crafts, geek trivia, a scavenger hunt and more.
Celebrate the completion of the first phase of expansion and renovation of the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds and Park (25690 E. Quincy Ave., Aurora) at a free block party on June 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. With activities indoors and outdoors, families can enjoy music, a petting farm, bounce houses, food trucks, heritage activities, giant yard games, face painting, a photo booth, K-9 demos and more. Plus, they’ll be serving free snow cones. Home to the Arapahoe County Fair, the Fairgrounds now has a new main entrance, historic replica windmills and West Wing exhibition hall. Ribbon cutting is set for noon.
How many of Colorado’s 42 state parks have you visited? Now you can see any or all of them for free using the new Check-Out Colorado program. Each of our state’s 287 libraries (including public, military and college/university libraries) has two seven-day park passes good for entrance to all Colorado state parks. The pass can be reserved and checked-out, just like a book. It comes with a backpack, a guide to Colorado’s state parks, binoculars and field guides. Each pass allows free entry (regularly $7 to $9) into any state park for one carload of visitors. With the proper license or reservation, you can also fish or camp overnight.