From the first flowers of spring until the last rays of summer, weekends in The Mile High City are filled with arts, entertainment, food and more — all with a distinctly Denver twist. Find more spring and summer festivals and events on the Denver 365 Event Calendar.
AUGUST and SEPTEMBER
WHEN: Aug. 16–19, 2018
WHERE: River North Art District (RiNo)
Velorama is a three-day street party that accompanies the annual Colorado Classic, a four-day series of cycling races.
WHEN: Sept. 1-3, 2018
WHERE: Civic Center Park
A Taste of Colorado is the end-of-summer celebration of community pride and spirit in the Denver region. Over 500,000 people make the four-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.
WHEN: Sept. 14–16, 2018
WHERE: Overland Park
From Superfly, the creators of Bonnaroo and Outside Lands, comes Grandoozy, a new music festival experience designed to celebrate the culture and spirit of Denver and the greater Colorado region with local food and craft beer.
WHEN: Sept. 14–22, 2018
WHERE: Various venues throughout town
A nine-day, citywide celebration of all things beer includes rare beer tastings, beer-paired dinners, tap takeovers, brewery tours, firkin tappings and a variety of entertaining beer events.
WHEN: Sept. 20–22, 2018
WHERE: Each year, GABF® represents the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served, in a public tasting event, plus a private competition.
FAMILY FUN ALL SUMMER LONG
The nation's only downtown theme and water park opens for the season on April 28, 2018. With 54 thrilling rides, plus a splash-filled, 10-acre Water Park, musical stages, stunt shows and arcades, there's something at Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park for just about everyone.
Explore the city on two wheels! Denver B-cycle is an automated bike-sharing system designed for short trips around The Mile High City. It's easy and fun. You can check out one of more than 700 bikes from any one of 88 stations (conveniently located near major attractions and neighborhoods) and return it to any other station.
Major league baseball returns to downtown Denver's Coors Field and the fun continues all spring and summer long. For an affordable option, buy tickets in the Rockpile, where seats start at $4. The home opener is on April 6, 2018.