Start planning now for exciting events and festivals in Denver. Scroll down our month-by-month list and choose from annual favorites, splashy debuts and exclusive showings. Make a night of it and take advantage of great hotel deals

For more events and things to do, see our Denver 365 calendar.

Events by Month

Zach Bryan (June 14–15, 2024) – The Quittin Time Tour with Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Turnpike Troubadours, Sheryl Crow, The War And Treaty, Mt. Joy, Sierra Ferrell, The Middle East, Matt Maeson, Levi Turner and SunDown47 live for two nights at Empower Field at Mile High!

Steve Martin and Martin Short (June 14, 2024) – Don't miss the comedy duo live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre along with Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Babko.

Juneteenth Music Festival (June 15–16, 2024) – Celebrate with a parade, live performances, art, vendors and fun for the entire family. Don’t miss the interactive and educational programming at acclaimed African American cultural institutions and landmarks.

'Disney's Frozen' (June 19–July 3, 2024) – Heralded by The New Yorker as “thrilling” and “genuinely moving,” Frozen features the songs you know and love from the original Oscar-winning film, plus an expanded score with a dozen new numbers by the film’s songwriters.

The Rolling Stones (June 20, 2024) – Yep, they're still going strong. See these legends at Empower Field at Mile High.

50th Annual Denver PrideFest (June 22–23, 2024) – This two-day celebration of community and culture is welcoming, inclusive and fun for all attendees, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. There’s also a parade and 5K (run, walk, roll or sashay). The event is now celebrating 50 years!

Cherry Blossom Festival (June 22–23, 2024) – Fans of taiko drumming, teriyaki chicken, sake and Japanese artwork won't want to miss this annual festival in Sakura Square. 

Foreigner & Styx (June 25, 2024) – It's a blast from the past at Ball Arena with help from the Renegades and Juke Box Heroes. 

New Kids on the Block (June 28, 2024) – They're still Hangin' Tough. See one of the top boy bands at Ball Arena.  

 

FAN EXPO Denver (July 4–7, 2024) – Experience the ultimate playground for comics, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming. Enjoy three big days of citywide events, family-friendly attractions and world-renowned celebrities.

Blues Traveler (July 4, 2024) – Out with a relatively new blues album, see Blues Traveler with Zeds Dead at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. 

Cherry Creek Arts Festival (July 5–7, 2024) – The annual festival fills the streets of Cherry Creek North with more than 250 juried artists ready to share their talent with the world. Expect plenty of live music, kids’ activities, art, information about art education, food and more.

Hootie & The Blowfish (July 10, 2024) – See the 1990s iconic band (but still generating new music) along with Collective Soul and Edwin McCain live at Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre.

Billy Joel (July 12, 2024) – Head to Coors Field to see the legend perform for the first time in Denver in five years.

Colorado Black Arts Festival (July 12–14, 2024) – Celebrate African American art and culture. It's a Colorado experience like no other in historic Denver City Park West.

Westword Tacolandia 2024 (July 13, 2024) – Join Westword and thousands of Denver residents to celebrate the beloved taco and other Latin and Hispanic-influenced bites!  It’s a chance to introduce your restaurant to a lot of people at one time, and with 3,500-plus attendees expected, this is one taco festival you won't want to miss! 

Revolt 1680/2180: Runners + Gliders (Thru July 14, 2024) – Transport yourself to the year 2180 at History Colorado Center's new multi-sensory exhibition. Created in partnership with world-renowned artist Virgil Ortiz, a visionary hailing from Cochiti Pueblo, this unprecedented experience brings Indigenous Futurism to The Mile High City through a combination of history, science fiction, art, fashion and fantasy.

Killer Queen (July 16, 2024) – The music of Queen continues to inspire generations of young and old fans through their infectious rock songs played in numerous films and the Broadway musical, "We Will Rock You." Don't miss this tribute band at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. 

'Wicked' (July 24–Aug. 25, 2024) – This Broadway sensation looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good” and the other one “wicked.”

Underground Music Showcase (July 26–28, 2024) – Denver’s favorite music festival returns with an incredible lineup of artists to discover! The headliners are Beach Fossils, Tkay Maidza, Amyl and the Sniffers, plus Vacations, Priya Ragu and Mareux. See the full lineup

Colorado Dragon Boat Festival  (July 27–28, 2024) – Experience The Mile High City's Asian and Asian American heritage with the biggest dragon boat festival in the country!

Olivia Rodrigo (July 30, 2024) – The world tour is coming to Ball Arena! 

Alanis Morissette (July 31, 2024) – With lots of Grammy Awards, among others, and a career that has spanned several decades, she's ready to dazzle Ball Arena.

Foo Fighters (Aug. 3, 2024) – It's the Everything or Nothing at All Tour with the Pretenders at Empower Field at Mile High. 

Biophilia (Thru Aug. 11, 2024) – At Denver Art Museum, see more than 70 imaginative works, including architectural models and photographs, objects, fashion, digital installations, and immersive art experiences that collectively highlight the transformative power of nature.

2024 BMW Championship (Aug. 20–24, 2024) – It's the penultimate event of the PGA Tour's FedExCup Playoffs, featuring a field of the top 50 players in the FedExCup standings. All proceeds from the BMW Championship will benefit the Evans Scholars Foundation and its mission of awarding full tuition and housing college scholarships to caddies.

Michael Che & Colin Jost (Aug. 24, 2024) – See "Saturday Night Live's" comedy duo at the Bellco Theatre for a snarky take on current events.

Phish (Aug. 29–Sept. 1, 2024) – The ultimate jam band is making its annual migration to The Mile High City along with throngs of fans. 

Hand in Nature (Thru Sept. 1, 2024) – Gala Porras-Kim is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work questions how knowledge is acquired and tests the potential for artworks and objects to function as meaning-makers outside of traditional museum contexts. See her recent work at MCA Denver.

Gregory Alan Isakov (Sept. 1–2, 2024) – This locals' favorite will be performing at Red Rocks Amphitheatre for two nights. 

Def Leppard / Journey (Sept. 8, 2024) – It's the ultimate 80s smash! See these two mega-bands along with the Steve Miller Band live at Coors Field!

National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15–Oct. 15, 2024) – Each year, Americans celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

Great American Beer Festival (TBA) – GABF represents the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served in a public tasting event plus a private competition. GABF brings together the brewers and diverse beers that make the U.S. the world's greatest brewing nation.

 

Rodeo All-Star Weekend  (TBA) – It's the ultimate pro rodeo competition with all-star contestants from around the globe.

DENVER WALLS (Oct. 3–5, 2024) – Don't miss this woman- and immigrant-owned mural festival that is part of the globally renowned WORLD WIDE WALLS!

Have a Seat: Mexican Chair Design Today (Thru Nov. 3, 2024) – At Denver Art Museum, see an interactive exhibition featuring three historical artworks, 17 contemporary seats designed by 22 Mexican artists, and a site-specific art installation.

Denver Film Festival (TBA) – The 46th Denver Film Festival is a 10-day festival bringing international cinema, filmmakers, virtual reality, immersive experiences and creative conversations to Colorado. The Denver Film Festival takes place at four primary locations throughout the city of Denver, with dozens of locations hosting pop-up events to engage audiences in the Denver and Aurora Metro areas, as well as greater Colorado and its surrounding states.

Denver Arts Week (TBA) –  Explore vibrant art districts, check out museum exhibitions and outdoor sculptures, indulge in the performing arts, be inspired at film and literary events, and even buy some art of your own! Denver Arts Week will kick off on Nov. 3, with expanded First Friday Art Walks across the city’s creative neighborhoods, followed by the free Night at the Museums on Saturday, Nov. 4, when many of Denver’s top cultural institutions will be open for free.

Winter Warriors: The 10th Mountain Division in World War II (Thru Nov. 12, 2024) – Using photos, video and first-hand personal accounts from the troops themselves, the newly constructed marquee exhibition gallery at the History Colorado Center explores the history of the U.S. Army's first winter warfare division from its training at Camp Hale in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains through their crucial breakthrough against the Nazi German Army in the mountains of Italy.

Orcas: Our Shared Future (Thru Nov. 15, 2024) – Trace the evolution of our beliefs about orcas, from fear to admiration and awe, as we discover their stunning intelligence and complex social structures at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

Billie Eilish (Nov. 19, 2024) The noted singer and songwriter will be making a stop at Ball Arena as part of her "Hit Me Hard and Soft" world tour.

Mile High Holidays (Nov. 28–Jan. 1, 2024) – This holiday season, Denver will twinkle with millions of lights all across the city. Feel the warmth of family-friendly performing arts classics, find the perfect gifts and marvel at elaborate lights displays. No other city creates holiday miracles quite like Denver. Mile High Holidays has something for everyone.

 

For more events and things to do, see our Denver 365 calendar.