Here are some top Denver things to do this weekend, Aug. 17-19, 2018. Experience the excitement of professional bicycle racing combined with a three-day festival, featuring live music, food and craft beer as the Colorado Classic and Velorama Festival returns. Also, it’s your last chance to see the stunning musical, On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan


Special Events

Colorado Classic and Velorama Festival

Denver Pet Expo (Saturday, Aug. 18 and Sunday, Aug. 19)


Museum Exhibitions

Pixelated: Sculpture by Mike Whiting

Play Ball!

Zoom In: The Centennial State in 100 Objects

Stampede: Animals in Art

Past the Tangled Present

Highlights From the Collection

Dead Sea Scrolls

Culture Knows No Boundaries (last chance on Saturday, Aug. 18)

La Musidora

Pachucos y Sirenas Exhibition (last chance on Saturday, Aug. 18)

Mindbender Mansion

Kristen Hatgi Sink: Honey

Derrick Adams: Transmission


Arts & Culture

Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads

Special Guest (a collaborative Denver art show presented by Meow Wolf)


Performing Arts

'On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan' (last chance on Sunday, Aug. 19)

'DaVinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience Theatre Performance' (Friday, Aug. 17 and Saturday, Aug. 18; 2-for-1 tickets available)



B-Side Music Friday (Friday, Aug. 17)

Lawn Concert: Dustbowl Revival (Friday, Aug. 17)

Old Crow Medicine Show (Friday, Aug. 17)

Pepe Aguilar y Familia presentan: Jaripeo Sin Fronteras (Friday, Aug. 17)

The Freddy Jones Band (Friday, Aug. 17)

Charlie Hunter Trio (Friday, Aug. 17 and Saturday, Aug. 18)

Bear Grillz (Friday, Aug. 17 and Saturday, Aug. 18)

Charles Esten (Saturday, Aug. 18)

Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express (Saturday, Aug. 18)

Josh Turner (Saturday, Aug. 18)

Railroad Earth (Saturday, Aug. 18)

Slayer (Saturday, Aug. 18)

SXSE Festival Featuring Colorado Symphony Brass (Saturday, Aug. 18)

ZOSO: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience (Saturday, Aug. 18)

300 Days (Saturday, Aug. 18)

107.5's Summer Jam 21 (Sunday, Aug. 19)

Red Rocks Beer Festival With the Cult, Stone Temple Pilots & Bush (Sunday, Aug. 19)

Levitt National Tour Presents Paul Thorn & Blind Boys of Alabama (Sunday, Aug. 19)

Batushka (Sunday, Aug. 19)

The Chick Corea Akoustic Band with John Patitucci and Dave Weckl (Sunday, Aug. 19)

Velorama Festival


Food & Drink

Glass Top Bar (Friday, Aug. 17)

Tacos y Palomas (Friday, Aug. 17)

Downtown Aquarium Wine Fest (Saturday, Aug. 18)

Westword Tacolandia 2018 (Sunday, Aug. 19)

Korean BarbieQ

Skyline Beer Garden

Farmers’ Markets



Joy Park Free Nights (Friday, Aug. 17)

LEGO Building Workshop (Saturday, Aug. 18)



Film & Literature

Ganja & Hess’ – 45th Anniversary Restoration (Friday, Aug. 17)

‘Personal Problems’ (Sunday, Aug. 19)

‘Three Identical Strangers’

‘America’s Musical Journey’

‘Pandas 3D’



Chris Tucker (Friday, Aug. 17 and Saturday, Aug. 18)

An Evening With Paul Reiser (Saturday, Aug. 18)

Dean Delray

Mitch Fatel’s Naughty & Nice Showcase (Sunday, Aug. 19, 2-for-1 tickets available)

Uncalled Four (Sunday, Aug. 19, 2-for-1 tickets available)


Sports & Outdoor Recreation

Velorama Rhythm Rumble

8th Annual 5K Pajama Jog (Saturday, Aug. 18)

Yoga on the Rocks (Saturday, Aug. 18)

Cancer League of Colorado’s Annual Race for Research (Sunday, Aug. 19)


Looking for more ways to have an unforgettable weekend in Denver? See our Denver 365 Event Calendar for activities, events and other stuff to do. Denver is a sunny outdoor city, full of urban adventures for the whole family.