Here are some top picks for spending a spectacular weekend in Denver, March 10-12, 2017. One of the largest St. Patrick’s Day parades in the country takes place on Saturday. It’s also your last chance to see some terrific plays like ‘Two Degrees’ and Pygmalion.


Special Events

Denver St. Patrick’s Day Parade (Saturday)

See other St. Patrick’s Day weekend events.

Rocky Mountain Horse Expo


Museum Exhibitions

Star WarsTM and the Power of Costume (extended through April 9)

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

Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place

Ryan McGinley: The Kids Were Alright

Wall Writers: Graffiti in Its Innocence

Artists Select 2: Julian Schnabel


Performing Arts

An American in Paris

Two Degrees’ (last chance on Sunday)

An Act of God

Pygmalion(last chance on Sunday)

Attitude on Santa Fe (Friday and Saturday)


Arts & Culture

Drink RiNo (Saturday)

Clyfford Still Museum Free Evening (Friday)

Circle of Light Photo Project (Friday)

Abstract Expressionism



Time for Three (Saturday)

The Denver Gay Men’s Chorus Presents Heartthrobs: The Evolution of the Boy Band (Friday and Saturday)

Music in the Galleries: La Pompe Jazz Band (Sunday)

97.3 KBCO Presents: Kings of Leon (Saturday)

Trout Steak Revival (Saturday)


Family-Friendly Events

Clyfford Still Family Tour (Saturday)

World Spider Day (Saturday)

Vikings: Beyond the Legend (opening weekend)

Runnin’ of the Green (Sunday)



Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity

Extreme Weather 3D

Dream Big 3D: Engineering Our World



Fortune Feimster (Friday and Saturday)

Jay Chandrasekhar  (Friday and Saturday)


Outdoor Fun

Winter Park Express Ski Train



Denver Nuggets vs. Boston Celtics (Friday)

Colorado Avalanche vs. Ottawa Senators (Saturday)

Colorado Mammoth vs. Vancouver Stealth (Sunday)


For more activities, see the Denver 365 Event Calendar.