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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.

EXHIBITIONS  

Women of Abstract Expressionism

WHEN: June 12-Sept. 25, 2016
WHERE: 
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. 

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
WHERE: 
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.  

SPORTS

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.