What better way is there to cool off on a Hot Summer monday than with a free Slurpee? Yep that’s right, one of the summer’s most anticipated free days is finally here! Today, July 11th (7/11), 7-Eleven will be giving out free small slurpees between 11am and 7pm. It is also the 50th birthday of the Slurpee so the chain has decided to release a birthday cake flavored slurpee, birthday cake slurpee doughnuts & candy, among other celebratory treats. We HIGHLY recommend you pick up your free slurpee from your local 7-Eleven and add a shot or two of some tasty Cannapunch juice to give it a little 420 kick. For more details check out time.com/money/4394842.

This Saturday and Sunday, July 16th – 17th, will be the Pearl Street Arts Fest in Downtown Boulder. This beautiful and scenic location is the perfect spot to have an outdoor gallery featuring artists that work in an array of mediums. There will also be a Open Studios Mobile Art Lab that will bring instruction and inspiration to art students of all ages on the Courthouse lawn. We highly recommend that you grab a box of delicious Coda Chocolate (that are hand painted!) and make it down to the Pearl Street Arts Fest at the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder. For more Details check out boulderdowntown.com/arts-fest-2016.

For all you Lavender lovers out there, this Saturday, July 16th, is the Lavender Festival at Denver Botanic Gardens’ Chatfield Farms in Littleton. The stunning Lavender Garden consists of over 800 plants that were planted in 2015, marking this as the first official Lavender Festival for the Denver Botanic Gardens. From 10am to 6pm they will be celebrating all things lavender with products made by local growers and artisans, food & drinks, as well as some educational classes including ‘Cooking Creations with Lavender’ that are limited seating. We Highly recommend you pick up some delicious Lavender Jones from PURE Marijuana Dispensary and make it down to the Lavender Festival! For more details, check out http://www.botanicgardens.org/lavender-festival.