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Elitch Gardens’ Dive-in Movies, Fireworks and Concerts for 2023

Elitch Gardens 2023 Events

Get ready for a season full of fun! Elitch Gardens has announced an exciting series of special events at the park, starting with The Taylor Party: Taylor Swift Night on Saturday, June 10.

Local Swifties can ride all day and then dance all night at the park’s Taylor Swift-inspired dance party in the all-decked-out Elitch Arena. This private event is 18+ only and requires a special ticket for entry.

The rest of the season is stacked with thrilling and entertaining events that are included with any Season Pass or Park Admission Ticket. Here’s what is on deck this summer at Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park.

Super Hero Week  Guests of all ages will enjoy this week-long celebration from June 19 to June 25! Some of your favorite heroes will be on sight for Character Meet & Greets Friday through Sunday. Plus, that Friday, the park kicks off its annual Dive-In Movie series with the action-packed movie The Incredibles.

Dive-In Movies – Elitch Gardens is bringing back the fan-favorite Dive-In Movies in the Wave Pool. Three shows are planned this summer: The Incredibles on June 23, Luca on July 7 and Shrek on July 14. Shows begin around 7:30 p.m.

Fireworks – Don’t miss this traditional spectacle as the park lights up the Downtown Denver skyline with two more firework extravaganzas this season. The park will display Independence Day Fireworks on July 3 and Labor Day Fireworks on September 3. Shows start at park closing time. 

Concerts – Elitch Gardens opens its summer concert series with the Hispanic band La Zenda Norteña on Sunday, July 9! Then, the park will be Dancin’ Thru the Decades every Saturday in August. Guests will enjoy tribute bands spanning from the ’70s to the ’00s. Performances by The Australian Bee Gees ShowThe Purple XperienceMJ Live and Larger Than Life are not only sure to take you back to yesteryear but will also have you dancing through the decades. 

“This season is packed full of fun events for all ages,” says David Dorman, General Manager of Elitch Gardens. “From an adult-only dance party to family-friendly movies in the water park to a scintillating concert series, there is something for everyone to enjoy. How else, but with an Elitch Gardens Season Pass, can you get a variety of free entertainment plus unlimited visits to a theme and water park for one low price?”

2023 Event Line-Up:

  • June 10: The Taylor Party: Taylor Swift Night
  • June 19 – 25: Super Hero Week
  • June 23: Dive-In Movie: The Incredibles
  • July 3: Independence Day Fireworks
  • July 7: Dive-In Movie: Luca
  • July 9: La Zenda Norteña
  • July 14: Dive-In Movie: Shrek
  • August 5: The Australian Bee Gees Show
  • August 12: The Purple Xperience
  • August 19: MJ Live
  • August 26: Larger Than Life

Stay tuned for more event announcements and information!

The park’s Memorial Sale is happening now! Until June 4, a Season Pass is only $69.99 when you buy four or more Season Passes and includes unlimited visits to the theme and water park, free parking, free tickets for friends and much more! Season Passes are available online at

Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park is now open daily.

Mile High Mamas
Author: Mile High Mamas

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