Here are some top Denver events this weekend, May 26-29, 2017. Celebrate an action-packed Memorial Day weekend in The Mile High City with Denver Day of Rock where various bands play live music throughout the downtown area, all for a good cause. Honor those who served in the military during a Veterans Memorial Day Tribute. And it’s a great weekend for pro sports.


Special Events

Denver Day of Rock (Saturday 5/27)

Veterans Memorial Day Tribute (Saturday 5/27)

Colorado Remembers (Saturday 5/27)

Denver Arts Festival (Saturday 5/27 – Sunday 5/28)


Museum Exhibitions

Calder: Monumental

Backstory: Western American Art in Context

Vikings: Beyond the Legend

Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place

Ryan McGinley: The Kids Were Alright

Word Dance

Shade: Clyfford Still / Mark Bradford

The Western: An Epic in Art and Film (opening on Saturday 5/27)


Arts & Culture

Untitled: True Grit (Friday 5/26)

Clyfford Still Museum Free Day/Evening (Friday 5/26)

Feminism & Co. Weekend (Friday 5/26 – Saturday 5/27)

Shock Wave: Japanese Fashion Design, 1980s-90s (last chance on Sunday 5/28)

Abstract Expressionism



Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson With the Colorado Symphony (Friday 5/26)

Justin Townes Earle (Friday 5/26)

Kyle Park (Friday 5/26)

ODESZA (Saturday 5/27 – Sunday 5/28)

The Music of Star Wars (Saturday 5/27 – Sunday 5/28)

International Bob Dylan Tribute Festival (Sunday 5/28)

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (Monday 5/29)


Food & Drink

Denver Farmers’ Markets

Art of Brunch



Water World Opening Weekend 

One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure

‘The Secret Garden’ (last chance on Sunday 5/28)


Film & Literature

Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity

Dream Big 3D: Engineering Our World



Guy Branum (Friday 5/26 – Sunday 5/28) 2-for-1 tickets available

Billy D. Washington (Friday 5/26 – Sunday 5/28)



Colorado Rockies vs. St. Louis Cardinals (Friday 5/26 – Sunday 5/28)

Colorado Rapids vs. Sporting Kansas City (Saturday 5/27)

Denver Outlaws vs. Rochester Rattlers (Saturday 5/27) with fireworks

Colorado Rockies vs. Seattle Mariners (Monday 5/29)


For more activities, see the Denver 365 Event Calendar.