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Summer Events in Denver
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Denver Summer Events

This summer Denver brings together spectacular arts and cultural events, stunning museum exhibitions, top-notch sports competitions and famous names in music. Browse the 2016 spring and summer events below.

Music Festivals


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Red Rocks 75th Anniversary
Red Rocks 75th Anniversary

Don't miss the summer concert series, featuring the biggest names in music.  More ›


Join the Denver Art Museum in a campus-wide celebration of movement.  More ›

Labor Day Weekend
Labor Day Weekend

Denver is packed with fun for the summer finale.  More ›

Stories in Sculpture
Stories in Sculpture

See 13 contemporary sculptures rise above the gardens in this rare event.  More ›


Women of Abstract Expressionism

WHEN: June 12-Sept. 25, 2016
Denver Art Museum
See a collection of paintings by largely unknown women working on the East and West coasts during the 1940s and ‘50s, expressing their lives in abstract form.

Rhythm & Roots: Dance in American Art

WHEN: July 10-Oct. 2, 2016
WHERE: Denver Art Museum

See American artwork from the 19th and 20th centuries that chronicle the evolution of dance and its distinct traditions.  

Stories in Sculpture: Selections from the Walker Art Center Collection

WHEN: April 29-Oct. 2, 2016
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens
See 13 contemporary sculptures bask among the gardens in this rare event. 

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Denver 365 Events Calendar
Denver 365 Events Calendar

Check out the best source for schedules, venues and tickets for Denver events.  More ›

Denver Outdoor Summer Movies
Denver Outdoor Summer Movies

Enjoy great movies under the stars.  More ›

Summer Music Festivals

A Taste of Colorado

WHEN: Sept. 2-5, 2016
WHERE: Civic Center Park

While it's known for its culinary offerings, A Taste of Colorado also features live music with big-name acts. This year's lineup includes Boyz II Men, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Taylor Dayne, Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, The Afters, Blues Traveler and more.

Riot Fest & Rodeo

WHEN: Sept. 2-4, 2016
National Western Complex
Don't miss this three-day music festival featuring punk, rock, alternative, metal and hip-hop.

For more music events, see our Jam Bands and Summer Concert Season pages.  


FISE World Denver - USA

WHEN: Sept. 3-5, 2016
WHERE: Downtown

See top professional as well as amateur athletes compete in skateboarding, BMX and scooter events, right in the heart of the city at these free events.

Denver Pro Sports Teams  

WHEN: Year-Round
WHERE: Various Venues

Denver is home to seven professional sports teams. Check out team schedules and find out about venue tours.   

Summer Highlights Banner 2016  

Summer Family Fun Logo  

Photo Credits:

Nimaitachidō tōsei gusoku armor. Attributed: Myōchin Yoshimichi (helmet bowl); Myōchin Munenori (armor). Muromachi period, ca. 1400 (helmet bowl); mid Edo period, 18th century (armor). Iron, shakudō, lacing, silver, wood, gold, brocade, fur, bronze, brass, leather. © The Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum, Dallas. Photo: Brad Flowers.

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