Denver’s annual events celebrate more than just the city’s history: they also take into account its future.
The Denver Arts Festival highlights the visual arts and includes famous artwork with emerging pieces by local artists.
The Denver Book Festival features literary works by new and veteran authors alike.
Denver Day of Rock gives an outdoor stage to up-and-coming bands, letting them play to a large audience in a free festival.
The Taste of Colorado celebrates the state’s notable produce with live cooking demonstrations, fresh food samples from local vendors, and plenty of activities for kids.
Finally, the Civic Center Holiday Celebration concludes the season with a tree lighting ceremony, caroling performances, and visits from Santa Claus himself.
Many visitors each year make it their mission to see all these great annual events in Denver within one calendar year. Fortunately, they do not have to travel far or spend a fortune to do so: many are held right here in downtown Denver.
Starting on July 28th, celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a literary festival at Tivoli Student Union, which is dedicated to offering creative classes for all ages around the theme of “reading makes you smart.”
Celebrate the end of summer with Pride Fest, a festive event that draws in part from One Colorado’s mission to foster the safety and acceptance of LBGTQ+ youth in schools.
Toast to American craft beer at Oktoberfest at Civic Center Park, a celebration featuring live music and traditional German food and beer.
The Great American Beer Festival in Denver, CO is one of the most delicious festivals in this town.
Residents and visitors have many opportunities to experience Denver’s thriving music scene at the city’s annual events, including Muse Music Festival at Elitch Gardens Theme Park.
Tour de Fat is a unique festival that celebrates arts and bikes while also raising money for a good cause: bicycles.
Chefs from across Colorado gather at Denver County Fair in September to show off their creative recipes while competing for top honors in culinary competitions.
Mile High Holidays at Coors Field in Denver, CO is a unique event that combines the Jewish New Year, also known as Rosh Hashanah, and Thanksgiving.
Denver is well-known for its rich history of folk music, featuring events such as the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival at Swallow Hill Music which draws regional artists playing folk, Americana, and bluegrass.
The Denver Arts & Venues Expo allows visitors to experience various aspects of the art world without paying for each individual event.
Finally, Westword Feast presents more than 50 top chefs creating culinary masterpieces through live demonstrations in an outdoor tasting gala.
Of course, some of the most exciting annual events in Denver are those that celebrate sports, and none is more beloved than Denver’s holiday parade.
One Colorado puts together a fun Pride Parade over the summer for this cool event!
Latin American festival every September at Civic Center Park – celebrating diversity with music, food, and dance!
The National Western Stock Show & Rodeo is considered one of the biggest rodeos in America for its time-honored traditions and western hospitality.