The sky is blue, the sun is shining and the bicycles are out en masse in Denver. Spring has sprung, and with it a host of must-do activities and can’t-miss events. Great hotel deals sweeten the deal, so make a Mile High weekend of it.
THE COLFAX MARATHON
WHEN: May 19-21, 2017
WHERE: Throughout the city
The ultimate urban tour! During the Colfax Marathon, run the mile-high course that takes you on and off Colfax, through parks, neighborhoods, trails and downtown. Enjoy amazing views of the front range, Confluence Park, Sports Authority Field at Mile High's concourse and the Cherry Creek trail. The half marathon even runs through the Denver Zoo. Three days of events kick off with the Health & Fitness Expo on May 19, 2017, and there are several races to choose from over the following two days (May 20-21, 2017): Colfax 5K, marathon, half marathon, Urban 10 Miler, and three marathon relays. If you're not quite ready to run, no worries — there's an after-party in City Park following the race with live music, food and drink.
DENVER DAY OF ROCK
WHEN: May 28, 2016
WHERE: Downtown Denver
A free, outdoor music festival in the heart of downtown Denver? Yes, please. Denver Day of Rock is an annual tradition that sees dozens of performers bringing rockin' good vibes to The Mile High City. This event will feature five stages of live music throughout Downtown Denver.
Denver Arts Festival
WHEN: May 27–28, 2017
WHERE: Stapleton's Conservatory Green
The Denver Arts Festival is a celebration of fine arts and crafts, featuring 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!