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

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. 20–25, 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.

The Denver BBQ Festival (Aug. 22–24, 2024) – Don’t miss the chance to grab an ice-cold brew and sample pure smoked bliss from award-winning pitmasters from across the country.

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. 

Denver Food + Wine Festival (Sept. 4–7, 2024) – Don't miss a multi-day extravaganza of food, wine and spirits. Festival events feature the best of metro Denver’s restaurant community, the finest wine and spirits, educational seminars, and the culminating signature Grand Tasting.

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.

 

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!

Rodeo All-Star Weekend  (Oct. 4–5, 2024) – It's the ultimate pro rodeo competition with all-star contestants from around the globe.

Great American Beer Festival (Oct. 10–12, 2024) – 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.

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. 19–20, 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.