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Father’s Day in Denver: 30+ Activities for Denver Dads

Father's Day in Denver

We love our Denver dads but let’s face it: sometimes Father’s Day gets overlooked because we’re in the throes of summer. We’ve teamed up with Visit Denver to share some pretty awesome events and activities Dad will love.Denver Tshirt

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Special Events & Festivals

Vail Craft Beer Classic 

WHEN: June 17-18, 2022
WHERE: Various locations, Vail

Colorado’s top breweries and beer enthusiasts come together at the Vail Craft Beer Classic for the most adventurous tasting event of the summer. Take in the scenic mountain views of Vail while you immerse yourself in hop culture. From stouts and lagers to pale ales and ciders, taste the best selection of craft brews the state has to offer. Gluten-free options are available with refreshing seltzers and bold ciders.

A Summer Celebration for Families 

WHEN: June 17, 2022
WHERE: Tinkergarten, Lakewood

Tinkergarten invites your family and everyone in the community to celebrate the official start of summer! Stop by for delightful family-friendly activities and a chance to connect with people in the neighborhood. /

Juneteenth Music Festival

WHEN: June 17–19, 2022
WHERE: Five Points

This historic street festival returns to Five Points with live performances, art, vendors and fun for the entire family. Don’t miss the interactive and educational programming at acclaimed African American cultural institutions and

Denver Greek Festival

WHEN: June 17–19, 2022

WHERE: Five Points
Enjoy authentic, traditional Greek food, while immersing yourself in the sounds of live Greek music and traditional dance entertainment. Shop the boutique featuring Greek art, paintings, sculptures and amazing jewelry straight from Greece, and be mesmerized by one-of-a-kind church tours, choir performances and

The Denver BBQ Festival 

WHEN: June 17–19, 2022
WHERE: Empower Field at Mile High

The free Denver BBQ Festival brings together legendary pitmasters from Denver, Texas, Kansas City, St. Louis and around the nation to serve award-winning BBQ. In addition, attendees can enjoy cold beer and drinks, BBQ tutorials and demonstrations, games and activities for the whole family, and live music from bands like The Rick Lewis Project. BBQ Festival

Arvada on Tap 

WHEN: June 18, 2022
WHERE: Ralston Park Addition

Arvada on Tap is a fun outlet for craft beer and BBQ sampling featuring craft breweries, food trucks, vendors, live music, an amateur BBQ competition and more!

Spiritual Reader and Healer Fair

WHEN: June 18, 2022
WHERE: 5808 S Rapp St, Suite 275, Littleton

Summer is a time of transformation, and this free fair is the perfect venue to ask questions about your purpose, your job, your relationship or your health and receive that message or healing you need. Come for connection, community, sacredness, empowerment and spiritual

The Rock and Roll Playhouse Plays Music of Bob Marley for Kids

WHEN: June 19, 2022
WHERE: The Bluebird Theater

This all-ages show featuring the music of Bob Marley is sure to please the whole family!

Father’s Day Family Comedy Show

WHEN: June 19, 2022
WHERE: Comedy Works South, Greenwood Village

Monty Franklin headlines a family-friendly Father’s Day with humor for all ages. Monty Franklin is an Australian-born stand-up comedian who tours all over the

Father’s Day Classic 1 Mile, 5K, 10K & 10 Miler

WHEN: June 19, 2022
13150 W 72nd Ave., Arvada
Celebrate Father’s Day with a run/walk, a cornhole tournament, car show, and after-party at Elevated Seltzer with free hard seltzer!

“All Things Engine” for Father’s Day Weekend

WHEN: June 19, 2022
WHERE: Colorado Railroad Museum, Golden

Check out antique tractors, diesel motorcars, hit-and-miss engines, Model A and Model T automobiles and even a fire truck! There will be food, family-friendly activities, behind-the-scenes tours and train rides every half-hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Colorado Shakespeare Festival

WHEN: June 5–Aug. 7, 2022
WHERE: University of Colorado, Boulder

For more than 60 seasons, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival has delighted audiences with classic theatre under the stars. This year’s season includes “Two Gentlemen of Verona,” “All’s Well That Ends Well,” “The Book of Will,” “Coriolanus” and “The Alchemist.”

Colorado Renaissance Festival

WHEN: June 18–Aug. 7, 2022
WHERE: Larkspur

This season we will take you on a magical tour through time and legend. As you wander down the village streets and pathways of the Colorado Renaissance Festival, experience a 16th-century Renaissance amusement park! Ready thyself to revel with master revelers, watch artisans create original works of their ancient craft and be taken in by the tantalizing aromas of roast turkey legs, steak on a stake, fresh baked goods and much more. Featuring a cast of hundreds of authentically costumed merrymakers living and working throughout the village and performing, continuously, upon the Festival’s stages.

Civic Center Eats

WHEN: Thru Oct. 20, 2022; Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: Civic Center Park

Every Thursday From May through October, Civic Center EATS transforms Civic Center Park into a lunchtime extravaganza with Denver’s best food and fashion trucks and live music. It’s your chance to savor a variety of cuisines while supporting our city’s small local business scene and the Civic Center Conservancy’s mission to restore and enhance Civic Center Park, Denver’s only National Historic Landmark.

Father’s Day Food & Drink Specials

Father’s Day Brunch feat. The Adam Bodine Trio

WHEN: June 19, 2022
WHERE: Dazzle @ Baur’s

The Adam Bodine Trio returns for their classic brunch show at Dazzle. Performing blend of jazz with other genres and comedy, they never fail to deliver a fun, family-friendly show! The special Father’s Day menu includes choice of salmon and eggs, French toast and sausage, steak and eggs, or scrambled tofu, along with a small buffet of delicious offerings for before and after your entree.

Father’s Day at Humboldt Kitchen + Bar

HEN: June 19, 2022
WHERE: Humboldt Kitchen + Bar

Celebrate Dad with a complimentary draft beer! Enjoy brunch or dinner, plus Father’s Day specials. You can also treat Dad to a gift card and receive a bonus gift certificate!

Father’s Day at Frank’s Chophouse

WHEN: June 19, 2022
WHERE: Frank’s Chophouse, Boulder

Celebrate Father’s Day with brunch or dinner and get a complimentary beer for Dad with any food purchase (one per Dad).

Sports & Fitness

The Colorado Summit Ultimate Disc Home Games

WHEN: June 18, 2022
WHERE: Peter Barton Stadium, 2240 Buchtel Blvd S.

Pro Ultimate Disc has come to Colorado! Join Colorado’s newest professional sports team, The Colorado Summit, for their inaugural season. All games will have pre-game tailgating activities with musical acts!

Yoga on the Rocks

WHEN: June 18, 2022
WHERE: Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre, Morrison

Does Dad love yoga? Celebrate his special day with a yoga session in the beautiful Red Rocks Amphitheatre!

Stretch & Sip Yoga

WHEN: June 18, 2022
WHERE: Hilton Garden Inn Denver Union Station

Start your weekend with a Saturday morning Stretch & Sip yoga class. This is your invitation to unwind and relax with a 60-minute yoga session on the outdoor patio of the Hilton Garden Inn Denver Union Station. This donation-based class will be supporting a local wellness nonprofit. Following class, attendees are invited for a complimentary mimosa with a purchase of an entrée at Woodie Fisher Kitchen & Bar!

Yoga on the Terrace

WHEN: June 18, 2022
WHERE: The ART Hotel Denver, Curio Collection by Hilton

Join Black Swan Yoga Denver on the 4th floor FIRE Terrace for complimentary Yoga every Saturday at 9 a.m.! Attendees will have access to complimentary valet parking during the event as well as $10 Bottomless Mimosas from the FIRE Restaurant & Lounge following the class. 

2022 State Summer Games

WHEN: June 17–29, 2022
WHERE: Colorado Mesa University, 1100 North Ave., Grand Junction

Join Special Olympics Colorado at the 2022 State Summer Games presented by Spectrum! After a two-year hiatus, Special Olympics Colorado is excited to welcome athletes back to Colorado Mesa University for State Summer Games for a full weekend of competition. 

Poses and Mimosas

WHEN: June 19, 2022
First Draft Taproom
Grab your mat and join Third Space Yoga on the patio at First Draft Taproom this Father’s Day! This all-levels yoga class will be followed by a round of mimosas.

Summer Yoga at Western Sky

WHEN: June 19, 2022
WHERE: Western Sky Bar & Taproom, Englewood

Head to Western Sky Bar & Taproom for a morning yoga class taught by certified yoga instructor Elizabeth Capps in a relaxed and judgment-free environment. Stick around after class and enjoy a beverage included with your registration fee!

Skate City at Skyline Park

WHEN: Thru Oct. 2, 2022
WHERE: Skyline Park

Roll into summer like never before. CitySkate is your go-to spot for summer fun. Featuring downtown’s first-ever roller rink and the return of the Skyline Beer Garden, CitySkate is the place to be in Downtown Denver. With free mini golf, local food, beer and events throughout the summer, CitySkate is sure to let the good times “roll.”

Red Rocks Concerts

No summer in Denver is complete without at least one — or two, or five — trips to the awe-inspiring Red Rocks Amphitheatre , just 15 miles from downtown Denver. More than 70 million years in the making, the 9,450-seat venue is flanked by enormous 300-foot red sandstone rock formations and always boasts a star-studded musical schedule.

  • June 16, 2022: Chicago and Brian Wilson with Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin 
  • June 17, 2022: Umphrey’s McGee with lespecial 
  • June 18, 2022: Umphrey’s McGee with Andy Frasco & The U.N. 
  • June 19, 2022: Sullivan King with Kai Wachi, Ray Volpe b2b Grabbitz, Benda, Decadon 
  • June 20, 2022: Bleachers with Wolf Alice 

Levitt Pavilion Concerts

The Levitt Pavilion   is a state-of-the-art amphitheater in Ruby Hill Park that was created as a gift to the community. This outdoor venue hosts a slew of free concerts every summer, and a few ticketed events, too. Bring a blanket and a picnic, kick back on the lawn and enjoy artists from a wide range of genres.

  • June 18, 2022: iZCALLi: REBIRTH Album Release Festival (Free)
  • June 19, 2022: Blitzen Trapper with Laney Jones (Free)

Concerts in Central Park

Central Park has not one but TWO outdoor concert venues! Dance ’til you drop or just sit back and relax as some of Denver’s most well-known brands hit the stage for Concerts on the Green at Founders Green and MoJaBlu Concerts at Conservatory Green. Either way, it’s a great way for the whole family to enjoy music under the stars. Concerts on the Green start at 6 p.m. and MoJaBlu concerts start at 6:30 p.m. and both are free to attend. Come early and buy some tasty treats from one of the many food trucks!

  • June 16, 2022: Soul X Band (Conservatory Green)
  • June 18, 2022: Thumpin’ (Founders Green)


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