Ready to celebrate? When Memorial Day weekend rolls around in Denver, we go big. Enjoy Memorial Day events and festivals (many are free), pro sports, live music, fresh museum exhibits, amazing theater and much more!


Denver Day of Rock

WHERE: 16th Street Mall - Pedestrian Mall
For the ninth year in a row, the 16th Street pedestrian mall will be transformed into a massive block party with more than two dozen free rock concerts on five stages throughout the day for the annual Denver Day of Rock. Food and beer gardens will be set up throughout downtown for the event, which is a fundraiser for Amp the Cause, a Denver-based non-profit organization that raises funds for more than 50 children's charities. For full concert information and updates, visit You can also download the event's mobile app that provides information on the band lineups, food trucks and more. The mobile app allows you to purchase a Passbook, featuring discounts from local restaurants and businesses. 

Veterans Memorial Day Tribute

WHERE: POF Hall, 1340 Sherman St. 

This annual tribute honors all fallen Colorado heroes and their families. There will be music, storytelling and ceremonial activities. 

Denver Arts Festival

WHERE: Stapleton's Conservatory Green​
This fine arts and crafts festival features both Colorado artists and a select group of national artists. More than 50,000 art lovers are expected to attend this year's event — make sure you're one of them!


Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park

WHEN: All weekend long
WHERE: Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park

Head to the only downtown theme and water park in the country for roller coasters, water slides, family entertainment and much more! 

Water World Opening Weekend

WHERE: Water World 

Celebrate opening weekend at Denver's 67-acre water park, home to more than 65 aquatic attractions.