Thursday, May 20, 2010

Summer Events

Downtown Denver Arts Festival
Date: Friday, May 28 - Monday, May 31, 2010
Location: Denver Pavilions, Downtown Denver
Cost: Free admission.
What: The Downtown Denver Arts Festival celebrates its 12th year of featuring Colorado artists over Memorial Day weekend.

Capitol Hill People's Fair
Date: Saturday, June 5 - Sunday, June 6, 2010
Location: Civic Center Park, Denver
Cost: Free admission.
What: The largest of all summer festivals in Denver, the People's Fair began in 1971, sponsored by the Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods. The festival features arts and crafts, live music, and food and drink vendors.

Colorado Renaissance Festival
Date: Weekends from June 11 - August 1, 2010
Location: Larkspur, CO (30 min. south of Denver)
Cost: $17.95 for adults, $8 for children 5-12.
What: Huzzah! Travel back in time to the Renaissance with medieval entertainment, crafts and food. Costumes are optional for children and adults.

Denver Greek Festival
Date: Friday, June 18 - Sunday, June 20, 2010
Location: 4610 E. Alameda Ave.
Cost: Admission prices TBA.
What: The Denver Greek Festival, held in the parking lot of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Alameda, features gyros, dancing and crafts.

Cherry Creek Arts Festival
Date: Saturday, July 3 - Monday, July 5, 2010
Location: Cherry Creek North, Denver
Cost: Free admission.
What: The fine arts festival comes to Cherry Creek every Fourth of July weekend. Cherry Creek also features arts and crafts activities for kids.

Denver Black Arts Festival
Date: Friday, July 9 - Sunday, July 11, 2010
Location: City Park West, Denver
Cost: Free admission (but $1 gate donation welcomed.)
What: "Arts Purpose" is the theme of the 24th-annual Black Arts Festival, which features drum and drill team competitions, parades, music and art exhibits.

Colorado Dragon Boat Festival
Date: Saturday, July 24 - Sunday, July 25, 2010
Location: Sloan's Lake Park, Denver
Cost: Free admission.
What: Wooden dragon boats race across Sloan's Lake in the 2010 festival honoring Asian culture. Live music and Asian food are also featured in the festival honoring a Chinese poet.

Golden Fine Arts Festival
Date: Saturday, August 21 - Sunday, August 22, 2010
Location: 11th St. and Arapahoe St., Golden
Cost: Free admission.
What: Visit the arts festival from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. both days in historic Golden. Don't miss the free horse-drawn carriage rides for children and adults alike.

Taste of Colorado
Date: Friday, Sept. 3 - Monday Sept. 6, 2010
Location: Civic Center Park
Cost: Free admission. Food tickets are $5 for a strip of eight.
What: Food lovers converge on the Mile High City's annual event at Civic Center Park. Denver's finest restaurants offer bite-size samples of their wares at the festival.

Barnes & Noble storytime: Friday and Saturday at 10am

Free Denver Concerts in the Park
On Sunday nights from June through early August, head for the al fresco jazz club at City Park Bandstand and Pavilion. The City Park Jazz line-up for 2010 ranges from the Latin rhythms of the Manuel Lopez Trio to the soulful tunes of blues and jazz singer Hazel Miller to the big band sound of Tuxedo Junction. Concerts take place rain or shine, from 6 to 8pm.

On Thursday evenings in July, the coolest place to be is at Confluence Park, where Cherry Creek meets the South Platte River. This year's free Confluence Concerts feature blues, jazz and zydeco bands, with food and drink on site to accompany the laid-back setting.

Free Lunchtime Concerts in Downtown Denver
Summer Fridays in Downtown Denver mean free lunchtime concerts in Skyline Park, just off the 16th Street Mall on Arapahoe Street. Stretch out on the lawn with a blanket and a take-out lunch for an Audio Picnic featuring the likes of Bonnie and the Clydes, Coles Whalen, the Epilogues and more. Lunchtime concerts take place in July and August, from noon to 1:15pm.

Free Colorado Symphony Orchestra Performances
The Colorado Symphony Orchestra also puts on free summer concerts in Denver. A highlight is the Independence Eve celebration on July 3 at the Civic Center, when the orchestra will play some of America's favorite patriotic songs to accompany a stupendous fireworks display.

Free Summer Kids Movies
Regal West Village
14225 West Colfax Avenue
Lakewood ,CO 80401

10am Tues and Weds
06/08/2010-06/09/2010 Charlotte's Web (G)
Paul Blart: Mall Cop (PG)
06/15/2010-06/16/2010 Pirates Who Don't Do Anything (G)
Astro Boy (PG)
06/22/2010-06/23/2010 Doogal (G)
Monsters Vs. Aliens (PG)
06/29/2010-06/30/2010 Tale of Despereaux (G)
Planet 51 (PG)
07/06/2010-07/07/2010 Wallace and Gromit (G)
Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (PG)
07/13/2010-07/14/2010 Kit Kittredge: American Girl (G)
Shorts (PG)
07/20/2010-07/21/2010 March Of The Penguins (G)
Where The Wild Things Are (PG)
07/27/2010-07/28/2010 ARCTIC TALE (G)
Kung Fu Panda (PG)
08/03/2010-08/04/2010 Clifford's Big Movie (G)
The Spy Next Door (PG)
08/10/2010-08/11/2010 All Dogs Go To Heaven 2 (G)
Surf's Up (PG)

Summer Entertainment at Clement Park
Fri, June 11: 9:30-10:15am Istari – World Percussion
Thurs, June 17: 7-8:30pm Bill George & Flywheel – Eclectic Classic Rock
Thurs, June 24: 7-8:30pm Above Ground – Rock/Funk/Blues
Thurs, July 1: 7-8:30pm Dakota Blonde – Folk
Sat, July 17: 6-9pm Denver Municipal Band Wind Festival “Cannon Concert”
Fri, July 23: 9:30-10:15am Mr. Shine – Concerts for kids & families
Thurs, July 29: 7-8:30pm Pairadeux – Rock Duo/Cover Band
Thurs, August 5: 7-8:30pm Foothills Staff – Open Mic Night
Thurs, August 12: 7-8:30pm Papa Juke – Juke Music/Blues
Fri, August 13: 9:00am Foothills Talent Showcase Performance by Foothills’ Summer
Camp Kids

at Aspen Grove

An open-air, vintage, antique and artisan market. Find antiques, architectural pieces, unusual artifacts, eclectic home and garden accessories, retro collectibles, vintage clothing, jewelry and more! Shop over 120 exhibitors from throughout the Rocky Mountain region. Located at Aspen Grove in Littleton, Colorado. The Market is held the first Saturday of every month, May - October. 8 am - 3 pm, rain or shine! Visit for more information.

2010 Market Dates:

May 1st
June 5th
July 3rd
August 7th
September 4th
October 2nd

Family Film Festival
June 16th - July 18th (Every Wednesday Evening)
We have a great lineup of fantastic family movies for this summer's Family Film Festival. Join us every Wednesday evening from June 16th to August 11th for a fun filled night under the stars. Our outdoor theatre opens early at 5:00 pm so you can come early to reserve your spot in front of the big screen. During this time you can grab dinner at one of our restaurants, play games with our emcee, visit vendor and sponsor booths, win prizes and enjoy the other fun activities like our jumpy castle! Movies will start at dusk.

June 16th - Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel - PG
June 23rd - The Blind Side - PG-13
June 30th - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs - PG
July 7th - Ghostbusters - PG
July 14th - Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs - PG
July 21st - night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian - PG
July 28th - The Fantastic Mr. Fox - PG
August 4th - Shorts - PG
August 11th - Avatar - PG-13

Family Festival & Fireworks
Date: 7/4/2010 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM Cost: Free admission Location: Belleview Park, Cornerstone Park & Progress Park
(near the corner of Windermere and Belleview)
Field games, activities, and live entertainment from 3 - 9 pm.
The grand finale is Fireworks at 9:30 pm.

1 comment:

Denise said...

Most of this stuff is really cool.