Start planning now for exciting 2019 events and festivals in Denver. Scroll down our month-by-month list and choose from annual favorites, splashy debuts and exclusive showings. See our Denver 365 calendar for a complete listing of events.

Events by Month


Denver Film Festivals showcases the latest indie movies, documentaries and dramas.



Denver Film Festival (Oct. 30-Nov. 10) – The Denver Film Festival is the largest premier film celebration in the Rocky Mountain Region. Hosted by Denver Film Society, which works to promote film as both an art form and a civic forum, The Denver Film Festival showcases blockbusters, documentaries, shorts and independent films at a variety of venues around the city.

Looking for more October events and activities? Check out the Denver 365 calendar


Denver Arts Week (Nov. 1-9) – The 13th annual Denver Arts Week will be a nine-day celebration of The Mile High City’s vibrant arts and cultural communities, featuring more than 300 discounted events at a wide variety of art galleries, museums, theaters and concert halls in multiple neighborhoods. Signature Denver Arts Week events include Know Your Arts First Friday Art Walks, an evening when galleries and studios are open for people to explore; and Free Night at the Museums, when Denver’s best museums stay open late and admission is free.

Denver Fashion Week (Nov. 9-17) – Denver's largest fashion showcase features emerging designers, local boutiques, national brands, hairstylists, makeup artists and models. 

Mile High Holidays (beginning Nov. 22) – Denver comes to life during the winter holiday season, and the festivities kick off on the Friday of Thanksgiving weekend with the City & County Building’s and downtown Denver’s Grand Illumination – the largest holiday lights display in Denver. The performing arts scene gets festive beginning in November, too, with holiday classics like A Christmas Carol and The Nutcracker alongside some new favorites.

Blossoms of Light (Nov. 29-Jan. 1, 2020) – This annual holiday lights extravaganza transforms Denver Botanic Gardens’ York Street location into a twinkling winter wonderland. And this year's display is brighter and more expansive than ever before.

Looking for more November events and activities? Check out the Denver 365 calendar


Mile High Holidays (through Jan. 21, 2020) – The magic of the holiday season continues through December with Zoo Lights at Denver Zoo, Blossoms of Light at Denver Botanic Gardens, more theater performances and an abundance of New Year’s Eve events, including the two-show downtown fireworks extravaganza. Denver continues to celebrate all the way through the National Western Stock Show & Rodeo, a 16-day celebration of Western heritage.

Looking for more December events and activities? Check out the Denver 365 calendar




Denver International Sportsmen’s Exposition (Jan. 9-Jan. 12) – This family-friendly outdoor expo continues to expand but hunting and fishing remain at its core.  

National Western Stock Show & Rodeo (Jan. 11-26) – It’s a Denver tradition, honoring the country’s Old West heritage. From Jan. 12-27, enjoy rodeos featuring top-notch bull riders, horse shows, livestock competitions and auctions. And don’t miss acres of shopping at Colorado’s largest Western trade show.

Colorado Indian Market and Southwest Art Fest (Jan. 17-19 ) – This annual festival features the works of 200 fine artists and craftsmen, representing Native American and Western U.S. heritage, both contemporary and traditional, alongside colorful dances and entertainment.

Martin Luther King Marade – March and Parade (Jan. 20) – Celebrate the largest Martin Luther King Jr. march and rally in the U.S. Participants gather at City Park and march to Civic Center Park, where a large rally commemorates the life of King.

Winter Brew Fest (Jan. 24-25) – Warm up this winter with unlimited tastings of some of the best brews available – souvenir glass included.

Looking for more January events and activities? Check out the Denver 365 calendar.


Denver Restaurant Week (Feb. 21-March 1) – Hundreds of The Mile High City's finest restaurants will offer multi-course dinners at three price points.

Denver FamilyFest (Feb. 22) – This indoor family festival features vendor booths, kid’s entertainment, fun stage presentations and prizes. Kids’ activities are free with an adult paid admission.

Looking for more February events and activities? Check out the Denver 365 calendar.


St. Patrick’s Day Parade (March 14) – Join one of Colorado’s largest celebrations, hosted each year in downtown Denver.

Denver Home Show (March 20-22) – Get inspired and ready to move forward with your home projects. Shop, compare and save with nearly 400 experts under one roof.

Collaboration Fest (TBA) – Brewers from across the country put competition aside and come together for this annual event that's all about cooperation. For one day only, teams will create one-of-a-kind brews.

Looking for more March events and activities? Check out the Denver 365 calendar.