MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND IN DENVER
Denver's Summer Starts Off With A Bang, including Denver Day of Rock, Downtown Denver Arts Festival, and ArtStir at the Denver Pavilions. Check back in 2014 for updated info and events!
Kick summer off in style over the long Memorial Day Weekend in Denver. Enjoy pro sports, concerts, can't-miss museum exhibits, amazing theatre and much more!
FESTIVALS & EVENTS
Denver Day of Rock When: May 25 Where: Downtown Denver Cost: Free For the fifth year in a row, the 16th Street pedestrian mall will be transformed into a massive block party with 25 free rock concerts throughout the day for the annual Denver Day of Rock. · Fishbone, The Railbenders, and What Made Milwaukee Famous are among the acts slated to appear. Check out the full lineup. · The performance areas will be along the 16th Street Mall, Denver’s mile-long pedestrian promenade, 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
When: May 24-27
Where: Denver Pavilions
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 24-26 Where: Denver Performing Arts Complex 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 2012 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 25 Where: Civic Center Park, Downtown Denver 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 25 at 10 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 25 Where: 88th & Pecos, Denver Cost: $39.99 (General Admission Ticket) Celebrate opening weekend at Denver's 67-acre water park, home to more than 65 aquatic attractions.
PRO SPORTS Colorado Rapids vs. Chivas USA When: May 25 Where: Dick’s Sporting Goods Park Cost: Tickets start at $22 See a high-energy game of Major League Soccer as the Rapids battle Chivas USA.
Sense and Sensibility: The Musical
When: Through May 26
Where: Denver Center for the Performing Arts
It's your last chance to see this Broadway bound musical in Denver! See what Jane Austen’s Dashwood sisters do in the original romantic comedy. A performance 200 years in the making, Sense & Sensibility the Musical combines Jane Austen’s trademark wit, unforgettable songs, and the irresistible allure of romance, gossip and high society.
The Denver Brass Remembers
When: May 25-26
Where: Newman Center for the Performing Arts
Join The Denver Brass as they honor the heroes, past and present, responsible for making our community, nation and the world a better place. Guest conductor, Lowell Graham, resident conductor of Klavier Music Productions and former conductor of The US Air Force Band of Washington DC, draws passion and reverence from the greatest American sounds.
When: May 22-26
Where: Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Les Miz is back! Due to overwhelming demand, Cameron Mackintosh’s Les Misérables returns to Denver for one week only. With glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this new production has been acclaimed by critics, fans and new audiences and is breaking box office records wherever it goes.
Red Dirt on the Rocks: Randy Rogers Band / Casey Donahew Band
When: May 26
Where: Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Cost: Tickets start at $32.50
Enjoy an Americana-filled evening at one of the world's most famous outdoor concert venues.
The Rite of Spring
When: May 24-26
Where: Boettcher Concert Hall
The Colorado Symphony brings Stravinsky's classic to life, with conductor Andrew Litton and pianist Jeffrey Kahane.
Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist
When: Through June 30
Where: Foothills Art Center
Golden’s Foothills Art Center presents a unique selection of drawings, prints and photographs by the illustrious French artist, Edgar Degas (1834-1917). Exploring beyond Degas’ familiar ballerinas, you will experience a fascinating view into Degas’ art and life including his early drawings of objects in the Louvre Museum.
Catalyst: Colorado Sculpture
When: Through January 12, 2014
Where: Denver Botanic Gardens (York Street)
Cost: Free with general admission
Denver Botanic Gardens celebrates the achievements and vision of Colorado sculptors in this outdoor group exhibition. Twelve artists view the garden spaces differently, injecting change in the surrounding landscape with their 3-D work. Perspectives of space are altered as visitors experience the Gardens’ grounds in a new way. The artwork introduces a variety of color, texture, and form into an already rich environment.
Spun: Adventures In Textiles
When: Through September 22
Where: Denver Art Museum
Cost: Free with museum admission
The Denver Art Museum (DAM) takes a wide-ranging look at textiles from pre-Columbian weavings to modern fiber art, Navajo blankets to an examination of clothing in art and photography in the campus-wide exhibition Spun: Adventures in Textiles. The museum-wide show is in celebration of the DAM’s new textile art galleries, which also will be unveiled on May 19. www.denverartmuseum.org
Mammoths & Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age
When: Through May 27
Where: Denver Museum of Nature & Science
At the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, encounter some of Earth’s most awe-inspiring mammals, roam among saber-toothed cats and giant bears, and wonder over some of the oldest human artifacts in existence.