Here are some top picks for spending a spectacular weekend in Denver, March 17-19, 2017. It’s your last chance to see the classic musical An American in Paris,” plus check out the grand opening of the Denver Zoo’s new Amur tiger exhibit called The Edge.  It’s also a great weekend for music, sports and comedy.


Special Events

The Edge Grand Opening Week at Denver Zoo

Denver Home Show

National Alpaca Show (free)

St. Patrick’s Day Outdoor Festival (Friday)

Denver Travel & Adventure Show (Saturday and Sunday)


Museum Exhibitions

Backstory: Western American Art in Context (opens Saturday)

Vikings: Beyond the Legend

Star WarsTM and the Power of Costume

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’ (last chance on Sunday)

An Act of God

Travis Wall’s ‘Shaping Sound: After the Curtain’ (Saturday and Sunday)


Arts & Culture

Drink RiNo (Saturday)

Clyfford Still Museum Free Evening (Friday)

Abstract Expressionism



Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience (Sunday)

Panic! At the Disco: Death of a Bachelor Tour (Friday)

Rakim & Teri Legato live with SP Double, S.T.O.I.C and DJ Chonz (Friday)

TAUK (Friday)

Whiskey Myers (Friday)

Brass & Bagpipes: Celtic Fling!

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 (Friday and Saturday)

Excision - The Paradox Tour live with Cookie Monsta, Barely Alive and Dion Timmer (Friday and Saturday)

The Band Perry (Saturday)


Family-Friendly Events

Bumblebee Jamboree (Saturday)

Art and More With Children’s Illustrator Christian Robinson (Saturday)



Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity

Extreme Weather 3D

Dream Big 3D: Engineering Our World



Michael Che (Thursday through Saturday)

Chris Redd (Sunday, 2-for-1 tickets available)

Vir Das (Thursday through Saturday)

Franco Escamilla (Saturday)


Outdoor Fun

Winter Park Express Ski Train



Denver Nuggets vs. Houston Rockets (Saturday)

Harlem Globetrotters (Saturday)

U.S. Cup Colorado Rapids vs. Minnesota United (Saturday)


For more activities, see the Denver 365 Event Calendar.