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.
WHEN: Aug. 22–25, 2019
The Colorado Classic is a four-day series of races that brings together the best pro cyclists from around the world. This year's event is the only women’s stand-alone Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) stage race.
WHEN: Aug. 31–Sept. 2, 2019
WHERE: Civic Center Park
A Taste of Colorado is the free 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. 3–8, 2019
WHERE: Throughout Denver
The Denver Food + Wine Festival is a multi-day extravaganza of food, wine and spirits education, promotion, and tastings. Through a series of events, the festival aims to highlight industry impact, promote workforce development and celebrate Denver as a culinary destination.
WHEN: September 7–8, 2019
WHERE: Belmar, Lakewood
Festival Italiano is known for serving up the region's best selection of homemade Italian specialties for guests as well as an artisan marketplace, live entertainment and chef tastings surrounding the festival dining booths. This free celebration features live music on two stages, chef demonstrations, wine tastings, kids activities (grape stomping!), a bocce tournament and flag throwers flown in from Italy for the weekend.
WHEN: Sept. 27–Oct. 5, 2019
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: Oct. 3–5, 2019
WHERE: Colorado Convention Center
Each year, GABF® represents the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served in a public tasting event, plus a private competition. Hundreds of brewers from across the United States will be serving up brews in the country's premier beer festival.
FAMILY FUN ALL SUMMER LONG
The nation's only downtown theme and water park opens for the season on April 20, 2019. 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 5, 2019.