06/01/2011 01:37 pm ET Updated Aug 01, 2011

Best Free Denver Events: Outdoor Music, Arts & 'Ferris Beuller'

Leave your wallet in your pocket because this week we have outdoor concerts, art celebrations and fairs -- all sans admission fees.

Evergreen Lake Concert: Get out of the city and enjoy a free concert at Evergreen Lake. Relax under the stars while listening to the tunes of Americana-Rock group The Congress. Overflow parking is available at Wulf Rec Center with shuttle service running to the venue site.
June 1, 6pm - 9pm; free
Evergreen Lakehouse, 29614 Upper Bear Creek Road, Evergreen

INSPIRE Arts Week: INSPIRE continues this week with a slew of free events including open houses, music on Belmar plaza, an art walk, historic homes tours and an outdoor showing of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” Move into the weekend with a Rockin’ Block Party at the Heritage Center and a West Colfax music and arts fest.
May 31 - June 5; free
Locations vary

First Fridays: Whether you’re in the RiNo District or South Gaylord, this weekend marks the first round of art walks of the summer. Check out our list of favorite art walks around the city.
Fri., June 4; free
Locations vary

People’s Fair: As Colorado’s “premier outdoor urban festival,” Capitol Hill People’s Fair offers a diverse grouping of artisans, vendors, family activities, musicians and food and drink while benefiting numerous local nonprofit organizations. Surrounding streets will be closed for the event; light rail services are strongly encouraged.
June 4 - 5, Sat., 10am - 8pm, Sun., 10am - 7pm; free
Civic Center Park, Broadway & Colfax; 303-830-1651

Denver Art Museum: Explore the boldly geometric Hamilton Building or seven-story North Building on the DAM free day. Check out the current exhibition, Olivetti: Innovation and Identity, for an exploration through decades of technological pioneering.
Sat., June 4, all day; free
Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy.; 720-865-5000

Denver Chalk Art Festival: Peruse colorful artwork while you sample Colorado wines and local craft beers. Nearly 200 street painters, local vendors and live music will fill Larimer Square – with an awards ceremony on Sunday at 6pm.
June 4 - 5, Sat., 10am - 10pm, Sun., 10am - 7pm; free
Bounded by Lawrence, 14th, Market & 15th

Free Evening at the Children's Museum of Denver: The ultimate kid utopia, the young ‘uns will love access to the playscape craft area, the bubble zone, an assembly area and interactive fire station. Parents can relax as playtime meets education.
Tue., June 7, 4pm - 8p; free
Children's Museum of Denver, 2121 Children's Museum Drive; 303-433-7444