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Denver Day of Rock takes place during the Memorial Day weekend
Denver Day of Rock takes place during the Memorial Day weekend
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Memorial Day Weekend In Denver

Kick summer off in style over the long Memorial Day Weekend in Denver. Enjoy free festivals, pro sports, live music, can't-miss museum exhibits, amazing theatre and much more! Check out some great hotel deals and start planning now. 

Denver Day of Rock

WHEN: May 24
WHERE: Downtown Denver
COST: Free

For the sixth year in a row, the 16th Street pedestrian mall will be transformed into a massive block party with more than two dozen free rock concerts throughout the day for the annual Denver Day of Rock.

The lineup includes The Kin, Plain White T's, The Hold Steady, the Wendy Woo Band and many more. Check out the full list

For the first time, Denver Day of Rock will kick off early with a special evening concert in Skyline Park on Friday, May 23, featuring the Wallflowers (known for their chart-topping single, "One Headlight").

The performance areas will be along the 16th Street Mall, making it easy to roam from act to act. Food and beer gardens will be set up throughout downtown for the event, with free music rocking the city from 2:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Visitors can enjoy rock star status at some of Denver's best hotels with exclusive Denver Day of Rock packages

Sponsored by Newmont Mining, Denver's Day of Rock is a fundraising event for Concert for Kids, a Denver-based, non-profit organization that raises funds for more than 50 children's charities. 

For full concert information and updates, visit DenverDayofRock.com.

ArtStir Denver

WHEN: May 23-26
WHERE: Denver Pavilions, 500 16th St.
COST: Free

Artstir Denver is a creative art market exclusively showcasing Colorado Artists designed to stir up the artist in all of us with a spirited showcase of Colorado art, music and style. Featured works include paint, sculpture, photography, drawings, textiles, furnishings and mixed media.

Downtown Denver Arts Festival

WHEN: May 23-25
WHERE: Denver Performing Arts Complex, 950 13th St.
COST: Free

Throughout Memorial Day Weekend at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, mix and mingle with thousands of fellow art lovers at the Downtown Denver Arts Festival, featuring more than 150 of Colorado's best artists. One of The Mile High City's premier cultural events, the 2013 festival attracted close to 150,000 people, who supported Colorado's creative community by purchasing more than $500,000 worth of art.

Memorial Day Parade and Tribute Ceremony

WHEN: May 24
WHERE: Civic Center Park, 101 W. 14th Ave.
COST: Free

Denver will celebrate Memorial Day 2013 by commemorating those who lost their lives while serving our country during the Denver Memorial Day Parade on Saturday, May 24 at 11:30 a.m. The parade is followed by the Veterans Memorial Day Tribute at the Veterans Monument. The parade will be held in Downtown Denver in and around Civic Center Park.

Water World Opening Weekend

WHEN: May 24
WHERE: Water World, 88th & Pecos, Denver
COST: $39.99 (General Admission Ticket)

Celebrate opening weekend at Water World, Denver's 67-acre water park, home to more than 65 aquatic attractions.

Colorado Rapids vs. Montreal Impact

WHEN: May 24
WHERE: Dick's Sporting Goods Park, 6000 Victory Way, Commerce City
COST: Tickets start at $22

See a high-energy game of Major League Soccer as the Colorado Rapids battle the Montreal Impact. 

American Idiot

WHEN: May 23-25
WHERE: Buell Theatre, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 950 13th St.

COST: Tickets start at $25
Based on Green Day's groundbreaking rock opera of the same name, American Idiot tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia, and features the smash hits "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," "Holiday" and "21 Guns."

Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed

WHEN: Through August 24
WHERE: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd.

COST: Non-member tickets start at $22
Discover a hidden world at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. The largest exhibition about the ancient Maya ever to be displayed in the United States, Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed includes never-before-seen artifacts, hands-on activities, and immersive walk-in environments. Highlights include re-creations of an underground cave and a colorful, life-size frieze that once surrounded the top of El Castillo pyramid at Xunantunich in Belize. Explore the rise and decline of ancient cities, and learn how the Mayans' innovations (such as a 365-day calendar and incredible architecture) still impact our lives today.

Modern Masters: 20th Century Icons from the Albright-Knox Collection

WHEN: March 2-June 8
WHERE: Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy. / Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St.

COST: Non-member tickets start at $20
The Denver Art Museum (DAM) and the Clyfford Still Museum (CSM) present the must-see Modern Masters: 20th Century Icons from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. This exhibition brings together approximately 50 iconic artworks by Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Georgia O'Keeffe, Salvador Dalí, Frida Kahlo, and Andy Warhol as well as one of Jackson Pollock's finest drip paintings. In all, more than 40 influential artists will be on view. A special ticket will give visitors admission to the exhibition at the DAM as well as 1959: The Albright-Knox Art Gallery Exhibition Recreated, a correlative exhibition at the CSM, through June 15, 2014. 1959 recreates Still's landmark exhibition held at the Albright-Knox in the fall of 1959. This exhibition was the largest of Still's career and the first following his decision to break ties with the art world in 1951.

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