FINALLY, we’re seeing some warmer temps, sunshine soaked patios, children running amuck, and fun events popping up all over Denver! As usual, we have your go to guide of all the best sales, parties, and shows. Don’t forget to see the SCFD Free Days at the bottom of the blog and to share your event pics with us on social at @MadisonProps! Check it out!
June 5th – Summer Used Book Sale (Denver Public Library)
The Annual Summer Used Book Sale is scheduled for June 5 – June 8, 2019. The preview sale will happen on June 4. We will have the event indoors in the B2 Conference Center at Central Library. 10am-4pm each day of the sale. Come on out!
June 6th – Flicks for Chicks | Free Outdoor Movies
Flicks for Chicks is BACK for another amazing year under our warm, Colorado summer skies.
Join us weekly on Thursday evenings from 6:30-9pm for FLICKS FOR CHICKS, a free movie night experience in our courtyard. We’ve pre-selected some of America’s FAVORITE chick flicks to air on our OUTDOOR, 190” LED tv. June 6th 7pm-9pm: Sex in the City. Enjoy complimentary popcorn as well as our full dinner menu. Try one of our delicious rice bowls or enjoy a taste of our new Thai lettuce wraps. For cabana & couch reservations, call 720.878.2015.
June 7th – Colfax Art Crawl: Circus Street Party
Join 40 West Arts District and the 40 West ArtLine for a FREE outdoor celebration of circus arts, acts and events.
– Rainbow Militia will be spinning aerial arts high in the sky above the green line. See them twirl and spin on silk fabrics throughout the evening.
– Artist Greg Wazil is bringing his metal menagerie of animals for an outdoor sculpture garden of circus animals.
– Enjoy circus style foods including a cotton candy station, popcorn station, snow cone station and more.
– See weird, wild and wonderful individuals who choose to look a little “different” (think tattoos, piercings, wild outfits and more).
– We also invite kids of all ages to wear your costumes … superheroes, princesses, comic book characters and other, where you at? Add to the circus fun by wearing anything and everything!
June 7th, 8th, 9th – World Wide Antique & Vintage Show
June 7-9, 2019, Take a stroll through time at the
World Wide Antique & Vintage Show
Denver Mart – EXPO Building – 451 East 58th Avenue Denver, CO.
Friday,June 7: 10am-6pm
Saturday, June 8: 10am-6pm
Sunday, June 9: 11am-4pm
Entry is $5.00 per person, good for all three days. Children 12 and under are FREE. Get your tickets at the door, or in advance. Like & Comment CONTEST posts for 2019. Facebook Prize Winners are selected at random. All prizes available for pick up at the show June. 7-9 only. Winners will be announced via Facebook.
June 7th, 8th – Historic Westminster Summer Festival
Kick off the summer season with FREE fun for the whole family! The Historic Westminster Summer Festival will include food, live music, an outdoor movie on the big screen, and more! Friday and Saturday, June 7-8 | Historic Westminster Arts District | 73rd Avenue – Bradburn to Orchard Court
Friday, June 7: 5:30-10 p.m. -Movie in the Park: How to Train Your Dragon 3 -Beer Garden -Food -Live Music -Kids’ Activities -Fire Truck Rides -Free Ice Cream and Hot Dogs
Saturday, June 8: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. -Crafts & Vendors -Beer Garden -Food -Live Music and Performers (Dancers, FLAT OUT Jazz, The Jack Hadley Band, The Wyatts, and Midnight Vinyl Band). -Car & Motorcycle Show -Church Yard Sale -Model Train Show & Sale
June 8th – World Oceans Day at Downtown Denver Aquarium
Come celebrate World Oceans Day at the Downtown Aquarium on June 8th, from 10 AM – 4 PM. Activities include Scavenger hunts, Animal Visits, Arts & Crafts, and much more!
June 14th – Denver BBQ Festival 2019
Get ready to go hog wild this Father’s Day weekend at the second annual Denver BBQ Festival. We’re bringing back the world’s best pit-masters to serve you all the Q that made them famous. Even better, we’ve added a few new faces and expanded our menu way beyond the basics. So, bring your Mile High appetite and grab a slab, pound some pork and put some beef in your belly at the best BBQ festival on the front range.
June 14th – Museum After Dark: Perception
Perception is more than a window into the world around us—it’s what makes us human. Prepare for the unexpected during this magical evening while supporting the Museum’s mission. Enjoy a delectable strolling dinner, surprising entertainment, and playful science experiences that will delight your senses—sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell. Cap the evening by dancing the night away with the entire Museum family at the After Dark Soiree.
June 15th – Denver Pride Festival
Denver PrideFest is the largest celebration of LGBTQ pride in the Rocky Mountain region, featuring live entertainment on 3 stages, 250+ exhibitors, an array of food and beverage vendors, the Coors Light PrideFest Parade, and the Pride 5K race. Free and open to the public!
June 15th – Colorado Renaissance Festival
Opening day for the Colorado Renaissance Festival 2019 is Saturday June 15th at 10am.
It runs 8 weekends rain or shine until Sunday August 4th.
June 16th – Father’s Day Belly Flop Splashdown
“Dad Bods” UNITE! Time to put your belly to good use and compete for CASH and other great prizes during our Father’s Day Belly Flop SPLASHDOWN! It all starts Sunday June 16, at 1:00 pm for Prelims & 2:00 pm for Finals (time subject to change).
June 16th – City Park Jazz Beer Garden
Sunday evenings at City Park Jazz is one of the highlights of summer in Denver. If you aren’t familiar, City Park Jazz is 501(c)3 organization that produces 10 FREE jazz concerts each summer in City Park. Folks from every neighborhood in Denver convene around the pavilion and lake in City Park each Sunday, armed with picnic blankets, epic food spreads, friends, and family to listen to the free concert and watch the sun set behind the mountains. This year, we are very proud to sponsor City Park Jazz and offer a free, City Park Jazz Beer Garden within the Pavilion by the lake. Proceeds from all sales benefit City Park Jazz and help bring this amazing Denver tradition to life. Each City Park Jazz Sunday will have a beer garden with comfy lounge chairs, a full lineup of Denver Beer Co. beers as well as O&A Colorado Craft Hard Seltzer. So you can sit back, relax, enjoy a refreshing bevie, and take in the scene. We hope to see you out there this summer! Cheers to another great season of Jazz in the Park!
June 21st – 2019 Denver Greek Festival
COME EAT, DRINK AND DANCE LIKE A GREEK! Join us at the 54th annual Denver Greek Festival, a family friendly event with plenty to do for the entire family. Enjoy traditional Greek food while immersing yourself in sounds of live Greek music and traditional dance entertainment.
June 21st – 2019 Colorado Tiny House Festival
Experience Tiny Living at the 3rd Annual Colorado Tiny House Festival – Want to see the newest trends in alternative and tiny living? Come to the 3rd annual Colorado Tiny House Festival and experience it all first hand! This is the only event where you can visit 40+ tiny house models, bus and van conversions, yurts, container homes, teardrops, overland and expedition trailers, tents, tipis, custom campers & RVs and more! Plus, spend time learning at speaking presentations or at our workshops with some of the top industry pros and tiny house experts. Enjoy camping, live music, food & drink, a kid’s area with a playground, and plenty of pet-friendly areas, all while you learn about downsizing, sustainable living, and so much more! Kids under 12 are FREE all weekend!
NEW THIS YEAR:
Camping Corner: Nothing says summer on the front range like a camping trip. Check out our Camping Corner to see the latest unique small living structures that can serve as your tiny home away from home. Camp in style with gypsy wagons, yurts, teardrop campers, tents, tipis, van conversions, off-road trailers, adventure rigs and more.
June 22nd – Citizens for the River Festival
The best FREE summer festival in Denver is back! Citizens for the River is being combined with the South Platte RiverFest this year to create one amazing day on the River. Try a standup paddle board or kayak, grab a drink and some food, check out the Kid’s Zone, and dance to live music all day. NEW THIS YEAR: There will be a full day of live music, ending in an evening concert with performances by Nicki Bluhm and Anders Osborne! Full music schedule and more information can be found on our website: citizensfortheriver.com. This festival benefits the programs and projects of The Greenway Foundation: greenwayfoundation.org
June 22nd – 47th Annual Denver Cherry Blossom Festival
Held each year since 1972, the festival celebrates the Japanese American heritage and culture through live entertainment, food, arts and crafts, and informative exhibits and demonstrations. Admission is FREE! Festival hours are Saturday, June 22: 11am – 6pm and Sunday, June 23: 11am – 4pm. Come visit our Kid’s Craft Area where kids can make Japanese crafts. There will be free demonstrations, exhibits, entertainment, and delicious food and Japanese goods for purchase! This is a family friendly event and admission is FREE! Bring your sunscreen!
June 21st, 22nd, 23rd – Frederick in Flight Hot Air Balloon Festival
Join the Town of Frederick as we celebrate the many forms of flight June 21,22 & 23 with a hot air balloon lift each morning, glow party on Saturday night, and tons of fun for the whole family! The balloons lift at daybreak, weather permitting. Balloons lift off between 5:30 a.m. – 6 a.m.
Hot Air Balloon Ride sponsorship’s are available! Take your business to new heights and get a balloon ride for 2 people. Contact: AWilson@FrederickCO.gov www.FrederickCO.gov/FIF.
Friday, June 21: 5 a.m. – Breakfast vendors: Teal Taco, Snowball Shack and ShortD’s; Balloons lift at daybreak at Centennial Park.
Saturday, June 22: 5 a.m. – Breakfast vendors: The Waffle Lab, Teal Taco and ShortD’s Balloons lift at daybreak at Centennial Park. 7 a.m. – RE/MAX Momentum FREE tethered balloon rides 7 a.m. – FREE Kids Variety Show featuring Magic, Juggling, and balloon twisting by Ann Lincoln
5 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Glow Party at Centennial Park featuring
FREE kids activities and bounce houses, Beer Garden featuring Wild Cider, Mountain Cowboy Brewing Company and more Colorado favorites! Food Trucks: Wheels on Fire, The Waffle Lab, Original by Greeks, Georgia Boys BBQ, Margarita Mexican, Happy cones, Dole Whip and I Scream Colorado. Live music on the big stage with “Boogie Machine”! Dust off your bell bottoms and get down to some funky disco tunes!
Sunday, June 23; 5 a.m. – Margarita Mexican, Snowball Shack and ShortD’s. Balloons lift at daybreak at Centennial Park.
June 26th – Free Movie in the Courtyard – The Goonies
The Goonies (1985)
A group of teenagers finds a map leading to a hidden treasure. They must overcome booby traps, natural obstructions, and a gang of desperate thieves in their race for the loot. Sit back, relax and enjoy the show on the big screen in “The Courtyard”! MOVIES IN THE COURTYARD kicks off with our first annual movie series. We have an exciting list of new-release and classic films! Plus, enjoy grab-and-go food from Bittersweet – Cafe and a glass of wine from our outdoor bar! The courtyard will open at 6:30pm, and movies will begin at dusk (around 8:30pm) in the Bittersweet Courtyard every 3rd Wednesday from May to August. Co-hosted by /pôr/ wine house, Assorted Goods & Candy and The Peak Church. Our movie lineup is fun for the whole family, our films are geared with that in mind, but we will have plenty to keep the adults entertained, with an indoor and out door bar we encourage you to grab a bag of free popcorn and wash it down with a nice glass of Prosecco, making this movie night series unique.
June 26th – Bike to Work Day 2019
A celebration of cycle commuting happening all across the region! Morning breakfast stations, afternoon water stations and bike parties, lots of fun things all day long! See the website for more details.
June 29th – 2019 Denver Taco Festival
The 6th annual Denver Taco Festival! Mark your calendar and buy your tickets today. https://givebacktickets.com/tickets/2019-denver-taco-festival. A full weekend of fun and food. Bring your family and friends to enjoy the best TACOS in the city. Along with that we will have Great Live Music, Lucha Libre Wrestling, High Speed Daredevil Chihuahua Racing, & the Tequila Expo! We will be introducing the Denver Taco Festival Talent show for the 2019 event. Stay tuned for more information. As we embark on this epic journey once again, we are grateful to you Denver! Thanks for all the support, love, and taco smashing.