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August Events in Denver

Posted at 07/31/2020 01:00 PM by Pat O'Connor

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Sloan's Lake Farm & Flea | July 31-Sept. 25 | Denver

Shop 30+ local food & craft vendors at Sloan's Lake. The market takes place on extra-wide streets, perfect for socially distanced shopping. Make Sloan's Lake Farm & Flea a weekly tradition with bites from local food trucks and live music every Friday from 6-8 p.m. in the Chapel courtyard (16th and Raleigh).

Shop & Sip with a $25 Friday FunDay Wristband!

Purchase a $25 wristband for 4 hours of unlimited summer cocktails & craft beer!  A cash bar is available for individual drink purchases and is open from 4-8 p.m.

 

Tap & Burger Sloan's Lake, 1565 N. Raleigh St

Fridays: 4-8 p.m.

 

Fetch Summer Markets | Aug. 1-2, 15-16, 29-30 | Aurora

Formerly known as the Denver Flea, Fetch Markets are among the country’s most creative celebrations of small business, design, local culture, and community. Summer 2020 will offer a similar experience, but keeping community health in mind, we are hosting smaller more frequent markets. Our past markets boasted some of the largest in the country 150+ vendors per weekend. We’ve adapted this summer’s program to include around 40-50 vendors, yet a more frequent occurrence. 

Stanley Marketplace, 2501 N. Dallas St.

Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Walker Fine Art | August Exhibitions | Denver

Current exhibition "Power and Fragility" runs through Aug. 1. Upcoming exhibition "Common Ground" opening reception is Friday, Aug. 7 from 6-8 p.m. Show runs until Sept. 19th.

Walker Fine Art, 300 West 11th Ave #A 

Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

History Colorado Free Day | Aug. 1 | Denver

Free admission all day in honor of Colorado Day. Artifacts, stories, and art intermingle to tell the tale of Colorado and the American West. Designed for multi-generational audiences, the museum captures the pioneering and individualistic spirit of Colorado with exhibitions and programs.

History Colorado, 1200 N. Broadway

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

People + Produce | Aug. 2-Sept. 27 | Denver

This weekly summer Farmers' Market strives to be places where the community can shop & eat local. Supports small businesses, craft vendors, food trucks and live acoustic music. Plus, the market take place on extra-wide streets, perfect for socially distanced shopping.

Belleview Station, 4910 S. Newport St.

Sundays: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Colorado State Parks Free Day | Aug. 3 | Throughout Colorado

Enjoy free admission to celebrate Colorado Day. Take advantage of no cost entrance to Colorado's 41 state parks.

Throughout Colorado

Hours vary, check individual state parks

Urban Market | Aug. 6, 15 & 16 | Denver

The Urban Market is Denver’s premier open air marketplace.  At the market you will find a cornucopia of local arts and crafts sold direct by the artists. Discover clothing, jewelry, antiques, furniture, unique treasures, delicious food, and just about anything else you could want. Come out and have fun in the sun while supporting your local artists, businesses, and community at Denver's outdoor shopping paradise. There will be a live concert at each market starting at noon.

Skyline Park, 16th & Arapahoe

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

16th Street Fair | Aug. 7-8, 21-22 | Denver

The 16th Street Fair is an annual celebration of fine art, handcrafted goods, and the 16th Street Mall in Downtown Denver.  Take a stroll along the 16th Street Mall to enjoy a showcase of emerging artists and designers, producing original and unique handmade goods, in a wide array of media.  This is Downtown Denver’s premier art and craft festival located in the city center along the busiest pedestrian street in the State.

16th Street Mall in Downtown Denver  

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Breckenridge Main Street Art Festival | Aug. 6-8 | Breckenridge

This nationally ranked art festival features 50 artists in 13 fine art categories including painting, glass, sculpture, jewelry and more. There are fewer artists this year due to COVID-19 and booths will be appropriately distanced. The show will be held only in the Village of Breckenridge this year. No live music or kid zones this year. Face masks and social distancing will be required.

Main Street Station, Main St. & Park Ave.

Thurs. -Sat.: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Colorado Scottish Festival/Rocky Mountain Highland Games | Aug. 1 | Edgewater

The Games have gone virtual this year. Of course, the festival would not be complete without the whisky tasting! Whisky samples will be available for pick up at several metro Denver area locations. Each tasting will include a sample of five different whiskies from across Scotland. On Saturday, August 1st, at 2 p.m. participants will log in to a Zoom platform meeting, and be led by whisky expert Buz Dabkowski. Just as fun as on the festival field, except you won’t need to worry about driving home after imbibing!

Park Hill Beer Fest | Aug. 20 | Denver

Don't miss the first annual Park Hill Beer Fest, sure to become an annual tradition celebrating local craft brews in the Oneida Park neighborhood! Unlimited samples from 20+ local breweries, food trucks, live DJs and local bands, and lawn game and dance parties.

Oneida Park, 2255 N. Oneida St.

5-9 p.m.

Metro Denver Farmers’ Markets

Littleton

Southwest Plaza, Wadsworth and Bowles (southeast parking lot)

Saturdays: May 30-Oct. 31

8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Highlands Ranch

Highlands Ranch Town Center, 9288 Dorchester St.

Sundays: May 31-Nov.. 1

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Lakewood

Mile High Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave.

Saturdays: June 13-Sept. 26

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Commerce City

Reunion Recreation Center, 17410 Parkside Drive North

Sundays: June 14-Sept. 27

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Littleton

Aspen Grove lifestyle Center, 7301 S. Santa Fe Drive

Wednesdays: June 17-Sept. 30

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

South Pearl Street Farmers' Market | May 31-Nov. 15 | Denver

This market covers 27 weeks, with over 100 vendors and thousands of shoppers and aficionados. The Farmers’ Market would like to specially acknowledge Ela Family Farms, known far and wide for their mouth-watering peaches and apples from the Western Slope, and Styria Bakery, legendary for their fresh baked bread, both of whom have been with us since that very first day in 2001.

1500 block of South Pearl Street

Sundays: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Highlands Farmers' Market | May 31-Oct. 11 | Denver

Highlands Farmers Market is located in the Highlands Square district.  This market’s urban vibe coupled with its dynamic vendor base has become a Denver favorite. Enjoy quality and diversity among our farm and vendor base, a healthy and delicious selection of ready  to consume foods from our trucks and local restaurants.

32nd and Lowell Blvd.

Sundays: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Golden Triangle Farmers' Market | June 7-Oct. 11 | Denver

1115 N. Acoma St.

Saturdays: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Stapleton Farmers' Market | June 7-Oct. 11 | Denver

Seasonal outdoor markes feature a fresh mix of beautiful flowers, local produce, gourmet products, and delicious cuisine from Colorado and beyond.

Stapleton Founders Green, 29th Ave. & Roslyn St.

Sundays: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Arvada Farmers' Market | June 7-Sept. 27 | Arvada

Stenger Soccer Complex, 11200 W. 58th Ave.

Sundays: 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

West Colfax Farmers' Market | June 14-Oct. 18 | Lakewood

Lamar Station Plaza, 6715 West Colfax

Sundays: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Cherry Creek Fresh Market | Aug. 1-Nov. 14 | Denver

Since 1997, Colorado Fresh Markets’ award winning seasonal outdoor markets feature a fresh mix of beautiful flowers, local produce, gourmet products, and delicious cuisine from Colorado and beyond.

1st Avenue & University

Saturdays: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Wednesdays (Aug. 5-Oct. 7): 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Union Station Farmer's Market | Aug. 1-Oct. 24 | Denver

Denver’s premier farmers market featuring fresh produce exclusively from local farmers and growers is back in the heart of downtown! Curated by the nationally renowned Boulder County Farmers Markets, this annual market hosted on Union Station’s Plaza is free and open to the public. For the health and safety of Union Station Farmers Market guests, farmers and volunteers, please make a reservation to reserve your shopping window.

Union Station, 17th St. & Wynkoop

Saturdays: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

 

Posted by Pat O'Connor

Pat O’Connor has dual citizenship in both Wisconsin and Colorado, having been born and raised in Wisconsin Dells, but later adopted by the Centennial State. A graduate of the University of Colorado (B.S. Journalism, 1980), O’Connor began her career as a sportswriter at the Boulder Daily Camera under the tutelage of the venerable Dan Creedon. Her experience also includes stints in public relations at Aspen Highlands Ski Area, the Colorado Trial Lawyers and the Colorado Division of Wildlife. When she isn’t piecing together sentences, the self-proclaimed “Cheesehead” enjoys hanging out with her three kids and assortment of family pets, running, playing golf, hiking 14ers, horseback riding and skiing. As a mother to two (at one time three) competitive swimmers, her favorite fragrance is eau de chlorine. During football season, she can be found cheering for the Buffs on Saturdays and screaming when the Packers score on Sundays. She loves talking sports and giving recommendations on cheese curds.

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