Here are some top Denver things to do this weekend, Aug. 16-18. The 11th Annual Cherry Creek North Food & Wine is back. Get a taste of the area’s best restaurants for one night only on Fillmore Plaza. Plus, it’s your last chance to see the Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze exhibition at Denver Art Museum.


Special Events

11th Annual Cherry Creek North Food & Wine (Saturday, Aug. 17)

South by Southeast Festival (SxSE) (Saturday, Aug. 17)


Museum Exhibitions

Studebaker: Mid-Century Modern Era

Beer Here! Brewing in the New West 

Our Senses: Creating Your Reality 

Leonardo Da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius 

Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze (last chance on Sunday, Aug. 18)

Written on the Land: Ute Voices, Ute History

Natura Obscura 

Bauhaus Centennial   

Espacio Liminal | Liminal Space 

Pastime / Past Time

Clark Richert in Hyperspace


Arts & Culture

Human | Nature: Figures From the Craig Ponzio Sculpture Collection

One Fell Swoop by Patrick Dougherty

Park People 

‘A Mile in My Shoes’ 

Coming Together – Photography Exhibition (Friday, Aug. 16)

The State of the Arts at Bemis

Global Fest (Saturday, Aug. 17)

Hometown Treasures (Saturday, Aug. 17 and Sunday, Aug. 18)


Performing Arts

‘Le Voyage Dans La Lune’ (Friday, Aug. 16)

‘Anastasia’ (last chance on Sunday, Aug. 18)

‘Bad in Bed’ (Friday, Aug. 16 and Saturday, Aug. 17)

‘9 to 5, The Musical’


‘Richard III’


‘Emma’ (last chance on Sunday, Aug. 18)

‘It's Not You, It's Me, The Second City’

‘Mountains Made for Us’ 

‘My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy’

Cirque du Soleil: ‘Corteo’​

‘The Great American Trailer Park Musical’ (opens Friday, Aug. 9)

Gypsy Flamenco Jam (Saturday, Aug. 17)

JSO Pops in the Park (Sunday, Aug. 18)



B-Side Music Fridays With Jade Davidson & Ramakhandra (Friday, Aug. 16)

Blueface (Friday, Aug. 16)

Celso Piña With Pato Machete (Friday, Aug. 16)

Flying Lotus (Friday, Aug. 16)

Francesca Lombardo (Friday, Aug. 16)

Hate Minor (Friday, Aug. 16)

John Butler Trio + Yonder Mountain String Band (Friday, Aug. 16)

Lawn Concert: 3hattrio (Friday, Aug. 16)

Mumford & Sons (Friday, Aug. 16)

Retro Rocket Brunch: 1990s Edition (Friday, Aug. 16)

Riot Ten (Friday, Aug. 16)

Shenandoah (Friday, Aug. 16)

The Jonathan Saraga Quartet (Friday, Aug. 16)

Whip It! All Vinyl 80s Dance Party (Friday, Aug. 16)

Zoso - Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience (Friday, Aug. 16)

Backyard Party With Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Slim Wednesday (Saturday, Aug. 17)

Bottlerocket Hurricane (Saturday, Aug. 17)

Brizzy Kerrick & The Fusions X Fuego Flames Birthday Blackout (Saturday, Aug. 17)

Chris Isaak (Saturday, Aug. 17)

Denver Municipal Band (Saturday, Aug. 17) 

Float Like A Buffalo (Saturday, Aug. 17)

Jewel and Rachel Platten (Saturday, Aug. 17)

LoHi Summer Fun Day (Saturday, Aug. 17)

Mumford & Sons (Saturday, Aug. 17)

Pulse of Nature (Saturday, Aug. 17)

Slightly Stoopid (Saturday, Aug. 17)

Snail Mail (Saturday, Aug. 17)

The Claypool Lennon Delirium (Saturday, Aug. 17)

United By Music/Unidos Por La Musica (Saturday, Aug. 17)

Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers (Sunday, Aug. 18)

Dragutante (Sunday, Aug. 18)

Gov't Mule (Sunday, Aug. 18)

Phantogram (Sunday, Aug. 18)

The B-52s (Sunday, Aug. 18)

The Brothers Comatose With Jalan Crossland (Sunday, Aug. 18)

A Blind Tiger Event Celebrating Denver's Women in Jazz (Sunday, Aug. 18)


Food & Drink

Celebrate National Rum Day (Friday, Aug. 16)

Westword Tacolandia 2019 (Saturday, Aug. 17)

Wellness Your Way Festival 2019

Skyline Beer Garden



Asian Elephant Appreciation Day (Friday, Aug. 16)

The Rocky Mountain Puppet Palooza (Saturday, Aug. 17)

Scotty Wiese Mile High Magic (Sunday, Aug. 18)

First Light Family Space (Friday, Aug. 16)

Joy Park Free Nights (Friday, Aug. 16)

Kids DJ Dance Party (Friday, Aug. 16)

LEGO Building Workshop (Saturday, Aug. 17)

Dinosaur Express Train (Saturday, Aug. 17 and Sunday, Aug. 18)


Film & Literature

Film in the Park (last chance on Friday, Aug. 16)

‘Apollo 11: First Steps’ 

‘Superpower Dogs 3D’

The Bed Cinema



Big Jay Oakerson (Friday, Aug. 16 and Saturday, Aug. 17)

Sam Morril (Friday, Aug. 16 and Saturday, Aug. 17)

Sam Morril (Sunday, Aug. 18)


Sports & Outdoor Recreation

Civic Center MOVES (Friday, Aug. 16)

Festival For Life 5K Walk/Run (Saturday, Aug. 17)

Sleep Tight Colorado’s 9th Annual 5K Pajama Jog (Saturday, Aug. 17)

Special Olympics Colorado Plane Pull (Saturday, Aug. 17)

Yoga on the Plaza (Saturday, Aug. 17)

University of Denver vs. Air Force – Men’s Soccer (Saturday, Aug. 17)

University of Denver vs. Texas Tech – Women’s Soccer (Saturday, Aug. 17)

Cover Me 5K Walk/Run (Saturday, Aug. 17)

Dog Days of Summer Half Marathon/1M/5K/10K/10M (Sunday, Aug. 18)

Beer Run (Sunday, Aug. 18)

Colorado Rockies vs. Florida Marlins


Planning a future trip to Denver. See our Reclaim the Weekend page. Also 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.