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July Events in Denver

Posted at 07/01/2019 03:20 PM by Pat O'Connor

july events in denver

Union Station Live Jazz | July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | Denver

Denver Union Station Summer Concert Series continues with the Paizley Park Prince Tribute Band  and featuring the New Belgium brews.

Union Station, 17th St. & Wynkoop

5-8 p.m.

Evergreen Farmer’s Market | July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 | Evergreen

Enjoy this farmer’s market every Tuesday at Evergreen Country Day School.

Evergreen Country Day School, 1093 Swede Gulch Rd.

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Independence Celebration | July 2-4 | Denver Metro Area

Check out all the special events and fireworks over the three-day 4th of July celebration in the Denver area.

A Patriotic Performance by the Denver Dolls | July 3 | Denver

Escape the heat with a vintage Americana show by the The Denver Dolls! Grab an ice cream cone from Milkbox Ice Creamery or a drink from Terminal Bar and enjoy the performance!

Union Station

17th St. & Wynkoop

2-5 p.m.

Park Hill 4th of July Parade | July 4 | Denver

The Park Hill 4th of July Parade is Denver's largest Independence Day march. It's a traditional parade with everything you'd expect, including marching bands, floats, classic cars, costumed characters and much more!

Park Hill

23rd Avenue between Dexter and Krameria

1:30 p.m.

First Friday Free | July 5 | Denver

The American Museum of Western Art offers free first Fridays of each summer month. Come on down to the museum to explore fine art and western history.

1727 Tremont Place

10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Cherry Creek Arts Festival | July 5-7 | Denver

The Cherry Creek Arts Festival (CCAF) takes place 4th of July weekend. This annual event is a world-class and award-winning celebration of the visual, culinary and performing arts, and enjoys an attendance of 350,000 visitors over the 3-day event. Join the fun with live music by a variety of bands, and a huge selection of food and spirited beverage options at the Stella Artois Beer Garden and Coppola Wine Lounge.

Cherry Creek North

Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Sunday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Crested Butte Wildflower Festival | July 5-14 | Crested Butte

Since 1986, Crested Butte has been the capital of wildflowers. Enjoy this beautiful season with over 200 offerings including hikes and walks for all speeds and stamina, photography and art workshops, birding and butterfly outings, geology and geobotany, garden tours, cooking classes, and backcountry jeep tours.

Various locations and times, check website for details

Cherry Creek Fresh Market | July 6, 13, 20, 27 | 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

8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Union Station Farmer's Market | July 6, 13, 20, 27 | Denver

This market serves as a community gathering event that provides nourishment to neighbors, boosts sustainable agriculture and supports the local economy. The markets feature everything from locally sourced crafts, potted seedlings for the home gardener, prepared foods from local bakeries, gourmet cheese, small-batch honey and artisan salsas.

1701 Wynkoop St.

9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Keystone Wine and Jazz Festival | July 12-14 | Keystone

Keystone’s Wine and Jazz Festival brings more than 300 varieties of wine – red, white, bubbly and everything in between as part of the festival’s Village Grand Tasting event, not to mention the Warren Station Reserve Wine Tasting on Friday evening to kick off the weekend’s festivities. Top it off with educational wine seminars and smooth (and free) jazz shows all weekend.

Enjoy free live music from a wide range of artists. While you take in the jazz sip and stroll through the River Run Village if you can imagine it, lined with tent after tent of 300+ varieties of wine paired with delectable food from world class Keystone restaurants.

Various locations and events (check website)

Friday: 3-9 p.m.

Saturday: 12-5 p.m.

Sunday: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Hot Air Balloon Rodeo and Art in the Park weekend is one of the most colorful weekends in Colorado. Get to the launch grounds early to see the balloons inflate. The rodeo portion of the event consists of dipping the balloon baskets into Bald Eagle Lake, and since balloon pilots can be pretty competitive, you’re guaranteed a good show. Once you’ve had your fill, head downtown to Art in the Park, featuring 160 artist vendors, live entertainment, food vendors and an interactive children’s art area. Check website for complete schedule of events.

Balloon inflation

Bald Eagle Lake

35565 South Highway 40

6 a.m.

Art in the Park | July 17 | Cherry Hills Village

View the newest sculpture that will be on display in Cherry Hills Village city and talk to the artist, Wayne Salge. Support the Cherry Hills Village Art Commission at a fundraiser following the event. 

Cherry Hills Village City Hall, 2450 E. Quincy Ave.

5-7 p.m.

Slow Food Nations | July 19-21 | Denver

This international food festival, hosted by Slow Food USA, connects farmers, foodies and families for three days packed with events, pop-ups, food and fun centered around our 2019 festival theme, Where Tradition Meets Innovation. With free and open festival grounds full of delicious and interactive activities as well as ticketed events, there’s something at Slow Food Nations for everyone. Come join the fun! Various locations and times, check website for classes, special events, etc.

Taste Marketplace, Larimer Square

Saturday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m

Sunday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Cheyenne Frontier Days | July 19-28 | Cheyenne, Wyo.

This comprehensive festival celebrates western culture like no other. Boasting the largest outdoor rodeo in the world, Cheyenne Frontier Days draws top professionals who compete for more than $1 million in cash and prizes. Complementing the daily rodeo action are behind-the-chutes tours, trick riding and a wild-horse race. A Native American Village, an old frontier town, a saloon, dancing, a chuck wagon cook-off, pancake breakfasts and an art show carry through the frontier theme. Rounding out the program are a carnival midway, an air show, top-name entertainment, professional bull riding shows and several parades that include antique carriages and automobiles. Cheyenne Frontier Days takes place each summer during the last full week in July.

121 W. 15th Street, Cheyenne, WY

Daily events, check website for times

Crested Butte Wine & Food Festival | July 25-28 | Crested Butte

The Crested Butte Wine and Food Festival, now in its 10th year, promises to be more incredible than ever in 2019, with over-the-top winemaker's dinners, brunches, and lunches; a new Reserve Tasting featuring only premium, highly rated wines, and a wide range of educational seminars for the novice and connoisseur alike held at the brand new Center for the Arts building.

The Crested Butte Wine and Food Festival is an annual fundraiser for the Crested Butte Center for the Arts, the premier visual and performing arts venue in the region. For over 30 years, the Center has been dedicated to providing arts and cultural experiences that inspire and entertain all audiences, whether they call Crested Butte home every day or just for the weekend.


Various locations and times, check website

Union Station Summer Concert Series | July 26 | Denver

Enjoy the sounds of the Strange Americans on the extended patio of the Terminal Bar. Jam out to "no-frills rock and roll" while enjoying beverages from the bar.

Union Station Terminal Bar

1701 Wynkoop

7-9 p.m.

Denver Summer Brew Fest | July 27 | Denver

Taste from a selection of 100+ beers, ciders, etc,. from 40 different breweries at this event. Taking place both indoors and outdoors at the Mile High Station, there's lot of space to enjoy the brews as well as live music and food trucks.

Mile High Station

2027 Old West Colfax Avenue

7-10 p.m.

Denver Dragon Boat Festival | July 27-28 | Denver

Colorado Dragon Boat Festival 2019 is just around the corner! Get your stomach ready for cultural eats, watch incredible performers, shop for one of a kind items and cheer on your favorite dragon boat racers.

Sloan’s Lake (See website for parking and free shuttle service to the festival)

Various times and events, check website

Skyline Beer Garden | Now through October | Denver

Celebrating Colorado’s dynamic craft beer culture, the Skyline Beer Garden features close to 40,000 square feet of open air and tented seating. Nestled in the heart of downtown, the Beer Garden offers a fun and comfortable environment with communal Oktoberfest-style picnic tables that can collectively seat more than 350 guests, a family-friendly game area with ping pong, 9-hole miniature golf course, and cornhole, as well as live music on Fridays and Saturdays. With a focus on Colorado and hand crafted brews, the Beer Garden features a thoughtful selection of 12 different brews on tap and serves up your favorite casual fare including locally-made brats, house-ground burgers, fresh salads and German pretzels with dipping sauces. Check out the daily special events calendar.

Skyline Park

16th St. & Arapahoe

11 a.m.-10 p.m. (Tuesday through Sunday, weather permitting)

Colorado Renaissance Festival | weekends through Aug. 3-4 | Larkspur

Flash back to the 16th Century and journey through a medieval city. Enjoy full-armor jousting, tasty turkey legs, music and a marketplace featuring more than 200 artisans.

650 W. Perry Park Ave.

10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Topics: Things to Do in Denver