Here are some top picks for spending a spectacular President’s Day weekend in Denver, Feb. 17-20, 2017. Check out new museum exhibitions (pictured Mi Tierra), plus it’s a great weekend for music and the performing arts.


Mi TierraMuseum Exhibitions

Star WarsTM and the Power of Costume

Basquiat Before Basquiat – East 12th Street, 1979-1980

Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place (opens Sunday)

Ryan McGinley: The Kids Were Alright

Wall Writers: Graffiti in Its Innocence 

Artists Select 2: Julian Schnabel


Black History Month

Jefferson Symphony Orchestra Concert (Sunday)

D.I.N.E. With Harriet Tubman (Sunday)

Legacies As Tall As Mountains

A History of Black Firefighters in the Denver Fire Department

Black History Live Tour

Special Guest Appearance (Saturday)

See more Black History Month events for the rest of February.


Performing Arts

Motown The Musical’ (Friday and Saturday)

Two Degrees

An Act of God

The Book of Will

The Christians’           

Ballet Masterworks


Arts & Culture

Clyfford Still Museum Free Evening (Friday)

Drink RiNo (Saturday)

Abstract Expressionism

Denver Botanic Gardens Free Day (Monday)



Los Lobos (Friday and Saturday)

Dwight Yoakam (Friday)

Neal McCoy (Friday)

Mozart & Stravinsky Conducted by de Ridder (Friday and Saturday)

The Cool Kids


Children’s Events

Bumblebee Jamboree (Saturday)

Inside the Orchestra’s Tiny Tots Performances (Saturday)



Jewish Film Festival

Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity

Extreme Weather 3D

Dream Big 3D: Engineering Our World



Bobby Slayton (Friday and Saturday)

Heather McDonald (Friday and Saturday)

Sam Tallent (Monday, 2-for-1 tickets)

Bridget Everett (Friday)


Outdoor Fun

Winter Park Express Ski Train



Colorado Avalanche vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (Sunday)


For more activities, see the Denver 365 Event Calendar.