Judging by the length and quality events on our calendar, summer is officially underway. A few things to look forward to include Cirque du Soleil’s LUZIA, the Colorado Medieval Festival, free days, the People’s Fair and more. See our event calendar for the full listings.
Cirque du Soleil’s LUZIA Debuts in Denver June 1 Under the Big Top Tent! at the Pepsi Center
June 1 – July 9
Delightfully-imaginative and visually-stunning, Cirque du Soleil’s production LUZIA is a waking dream of Mexico. Families are invited to a redesigned white-and-gold Big Top in Pepsi Center’s Parking Lot to escape to an imaginary Mexico – a sumptuous world suspended somewhere between dreams and reality.
Inspire Arts Week in Lakewood at Lakewood, CO
June 1 – 11
The 11-day event offers a broad array of free and discounted events with twenty-plus local organizations producing more than 30 events. June 1 at Lakewood Cultural Center is the kickoff and opening of the 15th annual sculpture exhibit, then stay for “The Planets,” a concert with the Lakewood Symphony. Another highlight is First Friday art walks, hosted by 40 West Arts District and Belmar’s Block 7.
Tesoro Cultural Center’s Living History Experience at The Fort
June 2 – Oct 15
Tesoro’s Living History Experience will be hosted on the grounds of The Fort restaurant and will feature engaging family-friendly activities, dynamic enrichment opportunities, and immersion into the past. Highlights include: Rotating theme weekends, including American Indian, Spanish Colonial and Western, with corresponding art, music, dancing, demonstrations and workshops.
Colorado Medieval Festival
June 2 – 4
The Colorado Medieval Festival will be June 2nd, 3rd and 4th just west of Loveland in The Savage Woods with the landmark of the Devil’s Backbone as a breathtaking backdrop. For the 2nd year they are proud to host official games for the Rocky Mountain Scottish Athletes. The games will be June 3rd and 4th.
District-wide Family-friendly Art Walk at 40 West Arts
June 2, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join 40 West Arts for a district-wide art walk celebration. During these art walks, every location in the district opens to the public including multiple galleries, creative businesses, 40 West Studios, and more! Bring the entire family and take part in the fun. As always they’ll offer free beer & wine, light bites, and tons of artwork to enjoy and purchase.
Birthday Bash at the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus
June 2, 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
The Birthday Bash is the Children’s Museum’s most significant annual fundraiser. Whimsical yet elegant, this year’s theme Beyond the Wild Wood is inspired by The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. Please note, this is an adults-only event.
Music on the Plaza at Belmar
June 2 – Aug 25 at 8:00 pm
Jam out to pop, folk, indie, jazz, swing, rock music and more this summer at Belmar’s Music on the Plaza outdoor concert series. Throughout the summer, watch 13 live performances by Jimmy Buffett cover band Mango Brothers Band; Santana tribute band Soul Sacrifice; jump, jive and swing band Bluzinators; and Colorado natives Branden Sipes, John Weeks Band, Karl Ziedins, The Constant Tourists, Tin Brother and more!
Highlands Street Fair at Highlands Square
June 3, 10 a.m.6- p.m.
This quintessential summer event is a celebration for all ages, with three stages, a bike parade, slack-line instruction, kid’s art area, local vendors, beer garden, craft cocktails and more. One of Highlands Square’s largest events of the year, the Highlands Street Fair attracts Highlands Square residents, local Denverites and visitors to enjoy Highlands Square’s laid-back, family-friendly vibe
Into the Wild Running Festival at The Wild Animal Sanctuary
June 3, 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
This is a fun 5K or 10K walk/run for individuals, families or groups of friends that want to spend a Saturday morning across the Sanctuary’s 720 acres of open grassland – as the course weaves between natural habitats filled with rescued animals.
Free Day at the Denver Art Museum
June 3, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
General admission is free on the first Saturday of the month thanks to Your 6 Hometown Toyota Stores and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).
Taste of Louisville
June 3, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
An opportunity to taste the “Quality of Life” in Louisville. Come and enjoy excellent food served by our fine restaurants, craft booths, kids entertainment and informational booths from local merchants. You won’t want to miss the Louis-Palooza which features local bands performing at the Steinbaugh Pavilion. The Louisville Farmer’s Market will be also be open during the Taste.
Free Day at Molly Brown House Museum
June 3, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
There are loads of things you can do for free in and around Denver thanks to the funding of SCFD (Scientific Cultural and Facilities District) which is funded by your tax pennies. With this awesome funding you can take the family to see facilities for FREE.
Capitol Hill People’s Fair at Civic Center Park
June 3 – 4
The People’s Fair is one of the largest two-day festivals in the country with over 200,000 fairgoers, and is one of Colorado’s longest-running outdoor urban festivals featuring handmade arts & crafts, food from local restaurants, kids’ activities, live local entertainment, and more!
Annual Spring Yarn Knot-out and Crochet Community Event
June 3, 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Celebrate local artisans; fibers, yarn, roving, handmade gifts of crochet, knit, felting and roving in our locally owned Yarn Shoppe in downtown Denver! Sit and Knit, stay and Crochet. There will be free door prizes every day.
Community Baby Fair at Aviator Park and Pool
June 3, 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
The 2nd annual Community Baby Fair kicks off summertime fun and connect Stapleton and Lowry families with local health and safety resources to help give their children a happy, healthy beginning.
The Oddest Sea: Greek Gods and Giggles at the Chautauqua Picnic Shelter
June 3, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Odysseus learns the hard way that one shouldn’t anger Poseidon. Ten years after the fall of Troy, our hero is still unable to make it home where, unbeknownst to him, his wife is being courted by 108 suitors! Set sail up the trail with us and encounter gods and goddesses, a cyclops, a whirlpool, a sea-witch, and more in this humorous adaptation of the Greek classic that would please even Zeus himself.
Denver Chalk Art Festival at Larimer Square
June 3 – Jun 4
More than 200 professional, amateur and student artists will show off their incredible talents in what has become one of Denver’s most treasured events. Over the course of two days, the artists will take to the streets armed with vivid pastel chalks and spend hours recreating major masterpieces or sharing original works of art.
Free Day at Denver Museum of Nature and Science
June 4, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Scientific & Cultural Facilities District is a voter-approved special district in the seven-county metro area that provides a stable source of supplemental funding to more than 300 scientific and cultural organizations inside the district’s boundaries. A fee still applies to IMAX films, Planetarium shows, and temporary exhibition.
Free Day, Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys
June 4, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys (DMMDT) was founded in 1981 through the support of a grass-roots community coalition of miniature doll artists, business owners and civic leaders.
Putt-Putt on the Plaza at the Denver International Airport
PUTT-PUTT ON THE PLAZA. Denver International Airport presents a custom, sponsor-themed 18-hole miniature golf course. The course will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Participants simply provide an ID at the onsite “DEN Clubhouse” in exchange for a putter, golf ball and scorecard. In addition, on June 16 and 17, you can join us at our VIP lounge on the plaza to watch the U.S. Open and test your own skills on the DEN course
Music Train Family Concert Series at Table 6
June 1, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
All age family-friendly concerts! Grab your friends, families and neighbors for an afternoon of great music, BBQ, wine, beer, juice boxes and fun. This month they will feature Milestone with a BEATLES REVUE.
City Summer Fest in Colorado Springs
June 2 – 18 at 9 p.m.
City Summer Fest is 17 days of family fun celebrating the beginning of summer and the southern Colorado community at the Colorado Springs Event Center. June 2nd through June 18th will be filled with music, food and fun with one of the best carnivals in the United States. Crabtree amusements will fill the parking lot in front of Colorado Springs Event Center with everything from kiddie rides to the newest extreme thrill rides.
June 5, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Summer is here and it’s time to enjoy Colorado’s great outdoors with Camp GO, Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl at Jefferson County Public Library’s Golden Library. Bring the family and learn outdoor safety tips while building skills for a fun and adventurous summer.
Mile High Magicians Society–Close Up Show
June 5, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mile High Magicians Society presents their 7th Annual Close-Up Show at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 5 at the Lumber Baron Mystery Mansion. Two solid hours of exciting close up magic performed by six of the best sleight-of-hand artists in the state. Appropriate for all ages.
Free Day at the Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farm
June 6, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Free Days occur throughout the year at both York Street and Chatfield Farms, thanks to funding from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). No tickets are needed for admission to Free Days. Free Days are for regular Gardens hours only and do not include ticketed events.
Target Tuesday Free Nights at Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus
June 6, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Target is committed to giving back to the communities where their guests and team members live and work. Through their generous sponsorship of the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus, families can play for FREE the first Tuesday* of each month from 4 – 8 pm.