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Denver’s best events for Memorial Day Weekend 2020

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Ready to celebrate? When Memorial Day weekend (May 22–25, 2020) rolls around in Denver, we go big. Check-out these awesome events from Visit Denver that are open for your enjoyment. Be sure to also see our 2020 Denver Summer Activity Guide for more ideas. 

MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS

SHIKI DREAMS

WHEN: May 14–July 5, 2020
WHERE: 2219 E. 21st Ave.

In this 1,200-square-foot pop-up installation, you’ll follow Shiki, a spiritual yeti guide and leader of the Spirits of the Forest. The immersive experience explores the dreams of this wise spirit in a multi-sensory experience of stunning creativity. 

NIGHT LIGHTS DENVER

WHEN: May 9–Dec. 31, 2020 
WHERE
Daniels & Fisher Tower
Night Lights Denver features rotating content designed by local artists and the community and projected on the Arapahoe Street side of the Daniels & Fisher Tower every Thursday through Saturday evening.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

DENVER’S CITY PARKS

No matter where you find yourself in The Mile High City, you’re likely only a few steps away from a lush and relaxing green space. Memorial Day weekend is the perfect time to explore Denver’s more than 5,000 acres of traditional parks and parkways, as well as an additional 14,000 acres of spectacular mountain parks in neighboring counties that are maintained by the City and County of Denver.

DENVER STREET ART

Denver street artists have been busy brightening (and enlightening) the urban landscape for decades by making canvases of the city’s alleyways, building exteriors, warehouses, garage doors and storefronts. Grab your camera and take a stroll past some of the city’s favorite murals. 

VIRTUAL FUN

ROCKY MOUNTAIN VIRTUAL MUSIC FESTIVAL

This is an all-virtual music festival designed to support Colorado musicians and music lovers during this difficult time. The Rocky Mountain Virtual Music Festival features artists playing live shows from rooms of 10 people or fewer every Friday!

ZOO TO YOU: VIRTUAL SAFARI BY DENVER ZOO

Denver Zoo may be closed, but the dedicated animal care staff is still providing vital care for the nearly 3,000 animal residents. Stay informed, entertained and engaged with daily videos, wildlife-themed activity ideas and much more!

DENVER MUSEUM OF NATURE & SCIENCE: DMNS@HOME

Avoid boredom at home with the team from Denver Museum of Nature & Science! Raid your pantry and closets for everyday items you can use to explore science, math and engineering and create fun art projects.

WINGS OVER THE ROCKIES AIR & SPACE MUSEUM’S “BEHIND THE WINGS” VIDEO SERIES

Go “behind the wings” of some of history’s most iconic aerospace treasures, housed at Denver’s Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum. Peek into the cockpits of rare warbirds, fly over the Centennial State in a state-of-the-art Skyhawk and climb into the cockpit of the legendary B-52 Bomber.

COMEDIANS DOING STUFF IN DENVER VIDEO SERIES

Get ready for some serious laughs when comedians from The Mile High City get paired with other things Denverites love: beer, street art, world-class cuisine, music and adventure!

VIDEOS OF RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE’S POPULAR CONCERTS

There may not be a Red Rocks show this weekend, but you can relive concerts from years past online, including John Mayer, String Cheese Incident, The Avett Brothers and many more. 

LEVITT IN YOUR LIVING ROOM: FREE STREAMING CONCERTS FROM LEVITT PAVILION

Enjoy live music from Levitt Pavilion every weekday evening. 

KIRKLAND MUSEUM OF FINE & DECORATIVE ART’S 360-DEGREE TOUR

The way Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorate Art displays its three collections “salon style” gives it a noticeably different atmosphere than most other museums. Take a virtual tour of the layout and get a peek at favorite pieces and exhibits. 

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Author: Mile High Mamas

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