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Denver Food + Wine Festival

Denver Food + Wine Festival
Labor Day Weekend 2019

LABOR DAY WEEKEND AND A SUMMER FINALE TO REMEMBER  

Denver is packed with fun (and free) festivals, pro sports, live music and plenty of late-summer, family-friendly activities before and after this Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 4–7, 2020.

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COLORADO STATE FAIR 

WHEN: Aug. 28–Sept. 7, 2020
WHERE: Colorado State Fairgrounds, Pueblo
The Colorado State Fair & Rodeo features entertainment, rides, games, fair food, shopping and a rodeo! 

A TASTE OF COLORADO

WHEN: Sept. 5–7, 2020
WHERE: Civic Center Park

A Taste of Colorado stands proud as the end-of-summer celebration of community pride and spirit in the Denver region. Over 500,000 people make the three-day festival their Labor Day Weekend celebration, enjoying the offerings of more 50 area restaurants, 275 marketplace artisans and vendors, six stages and educational programs promoting the diverse cultural and Western heritage of the region.

POLO FEST

WHEN: TBA 2020
WHERE: Denver Polo Club

Denver Polo Fest returns to Denver with Kygo and Sofi Tukker performing along with other amazing artists! Enjoy a fun-filled day with a variety of activities, food vendor and bars. 

BREWS & VIEWS

WHEN: TBA 2020
WHERE: Hudson Gardens & Events Center
Now in its fifth year, taste craft beers from more than 30 Colorado breweries and dishes from premier food trucks, plus music, games and more!

LABOR DAY WEEKEND FIREWORKS AT ELITCH GARDENS THEME & WATER PARK

WHEN: TBA 2020
WHERE: Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park 
Spend the day riding the roller coasters and the water slides at Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park, Denver's downtown amusement park, then watch a brilliant fireworks display light up the night sky, starting at dusk.

MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS

PHISH

WHEN: Sept. 4–6, 2020
WHERE: Dick's Sporting Goods Park
Phish returns to Denver for their annual Labor Day series. If you haven’t been able to catch Trey Anastasio and the gang at one of their most beloved performances, you’re missing out.

CONCERTS AT RED ROCKS

WHEN: Sept. 3–7, 2020
WHERE: Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre

Celebrate Labor Day Weekend at Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre! Start off with two nights of Rezz (Sept. 3–4, 2020), followed by the KIDZ BOP World Tour 2020 (Sept. 6, 2020) and ending with an evening with Maren Morris (Sept. 7, 2020).

CONCERTS AT LEVITT PAVILION

WHEN: Sept. 4–7, 2020
WHERE: Levitt Pavilion

Head to Levitt Pavilion for a weekend of free concerts! Catch the Big Rock Summer Tour: RATT, Skid Row, Quiet Riot and Slaughter on Sept. 6, 2020. 

DEFTONES

WHEN: Sept. 5, 2020
WHERE: Pepsi Center

Grammy Award-winning rock band Deftones return to Denver with special guests Gojira and Poppy. 

'HAMILTON'

WHEN: Aug. 12–Oct. 4, 2020
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Lin-Manuel Miranda's smash musical "Hamilton" tells the story of America's founding father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation's first Treasury Secretary.

MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS

WRITTEN ON THE LAND: UTE VOICES, UTE HISTORY 

WHEN: Dec. 8, 2018–Sept. 2, 2021
WHERE: History Colorado Center
The Ute are Colorado's longest continuous residents. In Written on the Land, you'll journey to the places they call home and hear their stories, told in their own voices through art, photography and video.

SHANTELL MARTIN: WORDS AND LINES

WHEN: Sept. 27, 2019– Jan. 31, 2021
WHERE: Denver Art Museum

London-born, New York-based contemporary artist Shantell Martin has collaborated with iconic brands and artists from Puma and Nike to Max Mara and Kendrick Lamar. This interactive multimedia installation features Martin’s signature black and white drawings that explore intersectionality, identity and play.

BY DESIGN: STORIES AND IDEAS BEHIND OBJECTS

WHEN: June 6–Dec. 30, 2020
WHERE: Denver Art Museum

Design shapes our lives in fundamental ways — but what shapes design? This series of thematic installations illustrates the abundance and versatility of approaches to design. 

URSULA VON RYDINGSVARD: THE CONTOUR OF FEELING

WHEN: May 1–Sept. 20, 2020
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens

The Contour of Feeling is Ursula von Rydingsvard's first solo exhibition in Denver and the inaugural art exhibition in Denver Botanic Gardens' new Freyer – Newman Center. The artist is renowned for her towering cedar-and-bronze outdoor sculptures, but his exhibition provides a unique, indoor opportunity to experience a large collection of her sculptures and works on paper.

AFTER THE ASTEROID: EARTH’S COMEBACK STORY 

WHEN: Jan. 1, 2020–Ends Feb. 11, 2022
WHERE: Denver Museum of Nature & Science

A new trove of remarkably preserved fossils found by paleontologists from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science near Colorado Springs paints a vivid picture of how Earth recovered after the devastating asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago. See some of the very best fossils from the site at a brand-new bilingual pop-up exhibit to bring the discovery to life.

THE LIGHT SHOW

WHEN: June 2, 2019–Nov. 29, 2020
WHERE: Denver Art Museum

The Light Show features more than 200 objects drawn from the museum's nine curatorial departments that explore both physical and symbolic representations of light in art. 

NIGHT LIGHTS DENVER

WHEN: Permanent installation 
WHERE
Daniels & Fisher Tower
Night Lights Denver features rotating content designed by local artists and the community and projected on the Arapahoe Street side of the Daniels & Fisher Tower every Thursday through Saturday evening.

REVISIÓN: ART IN THE AMERICAS

WHEN: June 1–Dec. 31, 2020
WHERE
Denver Art Museum
This collection features a selection of nearly 180 objects from the Denver Art Museum's ancient American and Latin American art collections, hailed as one of the best in the country. It will tell a visually compelling narrative about the formation of the Americas from 100 B.C. to today and it is the first exhibition to open in the newly renovated Martin Building.

THE ART OF THE BRICK

WHEN: June 19, 2020–Jan. 24, 2021
WHERE
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya's original artworks and reimagined versions of famous masterpieces made from LEGO® bricks will wow you. The exhibit also showcases a collection of LEGO-infused, hyper-realistic photography from Sawaya's innovative collaboration with award-winning photographer Dean West. Guests of all ages will be able to put their own ingenuity to work in an area filled with LEGO bricks.

NATURE CONNECTS, ART WITH LEGO BRICKS

WHEN: July 17–Nov. 1, 2020
WHERE
Denver Zoo
For more LEGO fun, head to Denver Zoo! Nature Connects®, Art with LEGO® Bricks features more than 15 life-size and larger-than-life plant and animal sculptures made entirely of LEGO bricks by artist Sean Kenney. The sculptures took Sean and his team months to create and used nearly a million LEGO bricks!

SPORTS

COLORADO ROCKIES VS. CLEVELAND INDIANS

WHEN: Sept. 4–6, 2020
WHERE: Coors Field
Cheer on the Colorado Rockies as they take on the Cleveland Indians in a three-day series this Labor Day Weekend.

COLORADO ROCKIES VS. CHICAGO CUBS

WHEN: Sept. 7–9, 2020
WHERE: Coors Field
Wrap up the weekend as the Colorado Rockies battle it out against the Chicago Cubs.

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