Freebies and Deals for Colorado’s 141st Birthday

Colorado turned 141-years-old on Tuesday, and those of us lucky enough to live in the Centennial State are probably in a celebratory mood.

There’s lots of talk about how Colorado has changed in recent years. But, if you want to see a big difference, you have to go back a bit further.

Colorado became the 38th state when President Ulysses S. Grant signed a proclamation on August 1, 1876.

Going with the notion that people love a good deal, we’ve put together a list of some of the best deals and freebies in honor of ‘Colorado Day.’

1. Free donut with a Colorado spin

If you were already planning on getting a morning cup of joe, this deal comes with an added perk.

Dunkin’ Donuts is getting in on the birthday celebration by offering guests a free Colorado-themed donut with the purchase of a cold-brew coffee of any size.

The offer is valid at locations around Colorado through August 7.

2. Free tours of Stranahan’s Distillery

Celebrate the holiday with a signature Centennial drink at Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey distillery, where free tours from 2-7 p.m. will have you wishing Colorado Day came more than once a year. Each tour includes a special tasting and a free gift bag with a custom shirt. The distillery will also have food for purchase, live music and cocktail specials in the lounge, where the Barrel 5000 single-barrel whiskey will be on sale again, this day only. Best yet: All 21-and-over Colorado residents who stop by will be entered into a sweepstakes to win an all-expenses-paid, four-hour private distillery experience, valued at $3,000, for up to 20 of your closest friends that would feature a guided VIP tour with special tastings along with a fully catered dinner and cocktails in the lounge. All guests must be 21+. The distillery asks all guests to arrive at least 10 minutes early.

3. Free admission to Colorado state parks

Celebrate Colorado Day on August 7 with free entrance into all state parks. ​Colorado’s 41 state parks feature the best of nature and wildlife from the Rocky Mountain region. Be sure to dust off the hiking boots and grab your sunscreen. From Stagecoach to Steamboat Lake, a state park near you beckons. Visit for more information.

4. $2 ice cream cone at Steuben’s

Another hot day in the metro means you may want to skip the whiskey and opt for the ice cream instead.

Steuben’s Uptown at 523 E 17th Avenue is offering guests a $2 cone of Rocky Mountain Road ice cream all day on Tuesday.

5. Check out the Molly Brown Museum

Speaking of museums, the Molly Brown Museum in Capitol Hill is also waiving admission on Tuesday.

The Titanic survivor most famously referred to as the ‘Unsinkable Molly Brown’ was a socialite and philanthropist who resided in Colorado for a good chunk of her life.