Denver Summer Festivals
From Memorial Day in May until Labor Day in September, the weekends are filled with arts, entertainment, food and more, all with a distinctly Denver twist.
Colorado Renaissance Festival
WHEN: June 13-August 2, 2015 (Saturdays & Sundays Only)
WHERE: 650 W. Perry Park Ave., Larkspur
Flash back to the 16th century and journey through a medieval city at the Colorado Renaissance Festival. Enjoy full-armor jousting, tasty turkey legs, music and a marketplace featuring more than 200 artisans.
AT&T MLS All-Star Game
WHEN: July 29
WHERE: Dick's Sporting Goods Park
Major League Soccer will bring the top men's soccer players from across the world to Dick's Sporting Goods Park for an action packed MLS All-Star Game. The annual showcase will feature several exciting days of events surrounding the match such as concerts, community service initiatives and player appearances. In addition, the Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game, featuring the best homegrown players from across the league, will return for the second consecutive year.
Denver County Fair
WHEN: July 31-August 2, 2015
WHERE: National Western Complex
The annual Denver County Fair is a place to share ideas, traditions, creativity, local culture and intellect. The fair highlights the talents, trends, diversity and interests of the residents of the amazing City and County of Denver. Events include a skateboard rodeo, a carnival (complete with rides and midway games), competitive eating contests, animals, rockets, Roller Girls and so much more!
AUGUST & SEPTEMBER
Golden Fine Arts Festival
WHEN: August 15-16, 2015
WHERE: 11th St. and Arapahoe St., Golden
Come browse a variety of beautiful art at the Golden Fine Arts Festival. The festival hosts more than 140 high-quality artists (many of which are Coloradoans) in a variety of media, including ceramic arts, fiber arts, glass, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture.
High Plains Comedy Festival
WHEN: August 20 - 22, 2015
WHERE: Various - South Broadway
Founded in 2013 by Denver comedian/writer Adam Cayton-Holland and comedian/producer Andy Juett, the High Plains Comedy Festival features a mix of local and national comics in venues throughout the city-with a special emphasis on the historic Baker neighborhood surrounding South Broadway. High Plains has quickly gained a reputation as one of the most talent-packed and fun-filled Festivals in the country!
Riot Fest & Rodeo
WHEN: August 28-30, 2015
WHERE: National Western Complex
The eclectic Riot Fest & Rodeo brings an amazing weekend full of live music to Denver. This year's show is moving to the National Western Complex, which is inspiring some new features to the event, such as a rodeo theme and BBQ cook-off. It's the perfect way to say goodbye to the summer concert season in The Mile High City.
A Taste of Colorado
WHEN: September 4-7, 2015
WHERE: Civic Center Park
A Taste of Colorado stands proud as the end-of-summer celebration of community pride and spirit in the Denver region. Over 500,000 people make the four-day festival their Labor Day Weekend celebration, enjoying the offerings of more 50 area restaurants, 250 marketplace artisans and vendors, seven stages, and educational programs promoting the diverse cultural and western heritage of the region.