The Mile High City of Denver has plenty of options for you if you are looking for something to do on Memorial Day Weekend
Thanks to Visit Denver for rounding up a few favorites.
MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS IN DENVER
Kick summer off in style over the long Memorial Day Weekend in Denver. Enjoy free festivals, pro sports, live music, can’t-miss museum exhibits, amazing theatre and much more!
DENVER DAY OF ROCK
WHERE: Downtown Denver
For the seventh year in a row, the 16th Street pedestrian mall will be transformed into a massive block party with more than two dozen free rock concerts throughout the day for the annual Denver Day of Rock.The lineup includes The Kin, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers, Lost Bayou Ramblers, The Noms, and many more. Check out the full lineup.
The performance areas will be along the 16th Street Mall, making it easy to roam from act to act. Food and beer gardens will be set up throughout downtown for the event, with free music rocking the city from 2:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Denver’s Day of Rock is a fundraising event for Amp the Cause, a Denver-based, non-profit organization that raises funds for more than 50 children’s charities.
For full concert information and updates, visit DenverDayofRock.com.
DENVER COMIC CON
WHERE: Colorado Convention Center
Denver Comic Con is Colorado’s premiere pop-culture fan experience. The 3-day event fills the Colorado Convention Center with the best in popular television shows, movies, Japanese Animation, CosPlay, Panel Presentations, Toys, Gaming, sci-fi/fantasy, and of course… comic books.
Memorial Day Weekend In Denver
WHERE: Denver Pavilions
Artstir Denver is a creative art market exclusively showcasing Colorado Artists designed to stir up the artist in all of us with a spirited showcase of Colorado art, music and style. Located at theDenver Pavilions, featured works include paint, sculpture, photography, drawings, textiles, furnishings and mixed media.
MYTHIC CREATURES: DRAGONS, UNICORNS AND MERMAIDS
WHERE: Denver Museum of Nature & Science
For thousands of years, humans have brought mythic creatures to life in stories, songs, and works of art. Explore the stories of these wondrous creatures and uncover the truths behind the myths. The Denver Museum of Nature & Science features eye-popping “life-size” models, paintings, preserved specimens and fossils that spotlight the fascinating relationship between real and imaginary creatures.
DEBORAH BUTTERFIELD: THE NATURE OF HORSES
WHEN: Opens May 23
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens
Be one of the first to see this renowned artist’s life-sized cast sculptures of horses placed amid the stunning natural displays of Denver Botanic Gardens. The works are made of cast bronze wood collected from many locations including Montana, Hawaii, Washington, Israel and Iceland.
DIAMONDS IN THE DAYTIME
WHERE: Molly Brown House Museum
Margaret “Molly” Brown was both a witness to and agent of the great changes during her life and became a fashion icon in her own right. Diamonds in the Daytime at the Molly Brown House Museum explores shifting fashion modes as a reflection of social change as America moved through the Gilded Age and into the Great Depression.
THE BIG WONDERFUL
WHEN: May 23
WHERE: 2500 Lawrence St.
An outdoor sustainable market that blends food, flea and entertainment. The Big Wonderful features a large outdoor craft beer garden built out of a storage container, beach volleyball, an urban farm, full stage and much more. This is built for the whole family, but cool enough for everyone.
DOWNTOWN DENVER ARTS FESTIVAL
WHEN: May 22-24
WHERE: Denver Performing Arts Complex
Throughout Memorial Day Weekend at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, mix and mingle with thousands of fellow art lovers at the Downtown Denver Arts Festival, featuring more than 150 of Colorado’s best artists. One of The Mile High City’s premier cultural events, the 2013 festival attracted close to 150,000 people, who supported Colorado’s creative community by purchasing more than $500,000 worth of art.
WATER WORLD OPENING WEEKEND
WHEN: May 23
WHERE: Water World
COST: $39.99 (General Admission Ticket)
Celebrate opening weekend at Water World, Denver’s 67-acre water park, home to more than 65 aquatic attractions.
RED DIRT ON THE ROCKS
WHEN: May 24
WHERE: Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison
COST: $37.50 (advance), $42.50 (day of show)
Head out to the one-of-a-kind Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre for Red Dirt on the Rocks, a concert featuring the rootsy country rock of the Randy Rogers Band and the Casey Donahew Band.
THE ENGLISH BEAT
WHEN: May 22
WHERE: Gothic Theatre
Grab your pork-pie hat and English made suit for a night 2 Tone hits! The English Beat will be live at Denver’s Gothic Theater playing hits from the 70’s, 80’s and today.
COLORADO THE ROCKIES VS. SAN FRANSISCO GIANTS
WHEN: May 22-24
WHERE: Coors Field
Watch the Colorado Rockies battle the San Fransisco Giants during a three-game homestand. There will be special promotions for each game at Coors Field during Memorial Day weekend.
COLORADO RAPIDS VS. VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC
WHEN: May 23
WHERE: Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
COST: Tickets start at $22
See a high-energy game of Major League Soccer as the Colorado Rapids battle the Vancouver Whitecaps FC at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
ELITCH GARDENS THEME & WATER PARK
WHEN: All weekend long
WHERE: Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park
ONLINE COST: $34.99 for adults, $31.99 for kids under 48 inches tall and people over 62 years old, kids 3 and under are free
Head to Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park – the only downtown theme & water park in the USA – for roller coasters, water slides, family entertainment and much more!
OUTDOOR CAFES, BARS & RESTAURANTS
Spend some time dining in the sunshine. With 300 days of sunshine, Denver is a city that loves to live outdoors. There are 42 outdoor cafes on the 16th Street Mall alone. Huge rooftop cafes atAmato’s, Viewhouse, LoDo’s Bar & Grill, the Tavern Downtown, Linger and Lola offer views of the city and the nearby snowcapped Rocky Mountains. And don’t miss the new Rooftop at Coors Field– the largest outdoor bar in any sports stadium in the nation that is exactly one mile high with a bar 52 feet 80 inches long.
Denver has one of the largest bike trail networks in America — some 850 miles of paved, off-street bike trails. A perfect way to explore the system is on Denver B-cycle, which was the first bike sharing program in America. More than 700 sturdy, red Trek bikes are available at 84 stations across the city. Swipe a credit card, and for just $9 a day, all rides of half hour or less are free. Hop on, pedal across town, and leave the bike at another station and explore the city.