Living in Northern Colorado, we're really lucky to have so many unique opportunities and fun things to do, right in the palm of our hands. Trying a new restaurant or hitting up a local venue is awesome, but it's also nice to do something that doesn't require spending a dime. Here are 7 things in the Front Range that you can do without even opening your wallet.

Free Weekend 'toons at the Lyric


Flash back to the time in your life when your only worry was what you were going to eat for breakfast. Lucky for you, the Lyric can make you feel that way all over again, with their free weekend cartoon screenings. It happens every Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. until noonish.

Take a Brewery Tour


Whether you're a beer drinker or not, going on a brewery tour is both a fun and interesting experience. Not only do you get to see the process of beer making from start to finish, they also hook you up with free samples along the way. Tours at places like New Belgium and Odell's are completely free, just make sure to register ahead of time.

Join in on a Free Yoga Class


Buying a membership to a yoga studio can be pricey, but fortunately for Fort Collins yogis, there's a free meet up group that is open to locals of all levels. The group meets at different locations around town, including parks, festivals, libraries, and breweries. Space in these free classes does fill quickly, so something else you'll definitely want to sign up for beforehand.

Stroll through Benson Sculpture Garden

Jenny Harding, For TSM

The Benson Sculpture Garden was voted one of the "20 must-see contemporary art sites across the USA" and luckily for us, it's right in our backyard. Located in Loveland, this beautiful display features over 150 unique installations on more than 10 acres. Take a walk through free of charge!

Visit a Park or Natural Area

Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area - Kelsey Nistel/TSM

Northern Colorado is full of parks and natural areas where visitors can hike, bike, or just hang out and take in the gorgeous views. The City of Fort Collins highlights upcoming free events at natural areas on a calendar or just pick a park and start exploring.

Hang out by the Poudre River

Kelsey Nistel

There's nothing more refreshing for the soul than being surrounded by the amazing sights and sounds in the Poudre Canyon. Especially in the summer, taking a quick drive to the river and even going in for a dip, beats a crowded pool any day.

First Friday Gallery Walks in Old Town

TSM, Old Town Fort Collins

Every first Friday of the month, 15 galleries, museums, and art-minded shops keep their doors open later than normal, so locals can stop in on a self-guided walking tour. From 6-9 p.m., these places feature things like new and interactive displays, or artists talks. Buying something will cost you of course, but looking and walking is free.

Have any more ideas to add to the list? Share them in the comments!