Here are some top Denver things to do this weekend, June 22-24, 2018. See international rugby at its best as New Zealand takes on England. Meanwhile, the South Platte Riverfest returns following major construction enhancements along the water, the Westword Music Showcase brings in an impressive lineup and celebrate Japanese heritage at the annual Cherry Blossom Festival


Special Events

Rugby League Football International Challenge (Saturday, June 23)

SeriesFest Season 4 (starts Friday, June 22)

South Platte RiverFest (Saturday, June 23)

Westword Music Showcase: Galantis / Bonobo (Saturday, June 23)

Cherry Blossom Festival (Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24)


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

Drawn to Glamour: Fashion Illustrations by Jim Howard

Culture Knows No Boundaries

La Musidora

Pachucos y Sirenas


Arts & Culture

Artsy Fartsy: ‘Ideas’ Worth Spreading? (Sunday, June 24)

Happy City Denver

Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads

Special Guest: A Collaborative Denver Art Show Presented by Meow Wolf

Patrice Renee Washington: Charts, Parts, and Holders


Performing Arts

‘The Book of Mormon’

Anthem to Aztlan’

‘Human Error’ (last chance on Sunday, June 24)

Presenting Denver Dance Festival (Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24)

Gypsy Flamenco Passion (Friday, June 22)

Denver Concert Band (Saturday, June 23)



B-Side Music Friday at MCA Denver (Friday, June 22)

Denver Union Station Summer Concert Series (Friday, June 22)

Desert Hearts (Friday, June 22)

Home Free (Friday, June 22)

Mary Chapin Carpenter (Friday, June 22)

Morgan Evans (Friday, June 22)

Street Dogs (Friday, June 22)

Acappellooza 2018 (Saturday, June 23; 2-for-1 tickets available)

I Love the 90’s: Vanilla Ice, Salt-N-Pepa, Montell Jordan, Biz Markie, Rob Base and DJ Kool live (Saturday, June 23)

Soul Sacrifice: A Tribute to Santana (Saturday, June 23)

Stars (Saturday, June 23)

Fête de la Musique 2018: Afro-Caribbean Night (Saturday, June 23)

City Park Jazz: Paa Kow (Sunday, June 24)

Summer Song Festival featuring Jeremy Camp, Phil Wickham, Tenth Avenue North, Britt Nicole and Tauren Wells (Sunday, June 24)

School of Rock Showcase (Sunday, June 24)

The O’Jays (Sunday, June 24)

Widespread Panic (all weekend)


Food & Drink

Denver Bazaar (Friday, June 22)

Highlands Street Fair (Saturday, June 23)

2018 Denver Summer Whiskey Tasting Festival (Saturday, June 23)

Cask Ale Fest and Crawfish Boil 6 Year Party (Saturday, June 23)

Cochon555 (Sunday, June 24)

Brunch at Brazen (Sunday, June 24)

Skyline Beer Garden

Farmers’ Markets



Unicorn Festival (Saturday, June 23)

Inside the Orchestra’s Tiny Tots Performances (Saturday, June 23)

Parent & Child Mindful Yoga (Saturday, June 23)

Family Fun Night: Stories and S’Mores (Saturday, June 23)

Mocha Diffusion (Sunday, June 24)



Film & Literature

Harry Potter-Thon (ends Saturday, June 23)

2018 Denver Zine Fest (Sunday, June 24)

Shakesbeer Presents: The Comedy of Errors (Sunday, June 24)

‘America’s Musical Journey’

‘Pandas 3D’



Andrew Schultz (Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23; 2-for-tickets available)

Jessica Kirson (Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23; 2-for-tickets available)

Michael Che (Saturday, June 23)

Uncalled For, A Comedy Game Show (Sunday, June 24; 2-for-tickets available)


Sports & Outdoor Recreation

Colorado Rapids vs. Minnesota United FC (Saturday, June 23)

Civic Center Sweats (Saturday, June 23)

Mini Golf on the DEN Outdoor Plaza (last chance on Sunday, June 24)

Colorado Rockies vs. Miami Marlins

Yoga on the Rocks


For more activities, events and other stuff to do, see the Denver 365 Event Calendar.