It’s truly the weekend of festivals here in Colorado. From the Colorado Medieval Festival to the Crom West Comedy Festival, the Chalk Art Festival and the Peoples Fair, it’s going to be quite an exciting weekend. For those who have the itch to dance there’s also a Brody Jenner DJ set, a DJ competition at Church, and a foam party with live music and all. That’s only the start of what we’ve found for you over these next few days, so get ready, Denver–it’s time to conquer the weekend.
Colorado Medieval Festival
When: June 3, 12 p.m.-6 p.m., June 4, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., June 5, 12 p.m.-8 p.m.
Where: The Savage Woods, LLC, 1750 Savage Road, Loveland Heights
Cost: $8; get tickets here.
The Low Down: Travel back in time for this day of medieval festivities featuring street performers, dancers, over 60 vendors, and competitions between the Rocky Mountain Scottish Athletes. Alongside all of this will be live performances by Wendy Woo and actors reenacting the time-period throughout the festival by the Harrington Arts Alliance.
Denver Chalk Art Festival
When: Saturday, June 4 from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. & Sunday, June 5 at 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: Larimer Square, Denver
The Low Down: This weekend over 200 artists will take over Larimer Square for a unique and artistic festival fun for everyone. The art will cover four city blocks and additional events will be taking place such as Chalk & Chakras on Sunday at 11 a.m. which is also free to the public. Peruse the designs this weekend while taking in the upbeat atmosphere of Larimer Square for this one-of-a-kind event.
303 Magazine Pool Party Series
When: Sunday, June 5 from 12 -7 p.m.
Where: Rivera Breakers Resort 9099 E Mississippi Ave, Denver
Cost: GA $20, GA+ transportation $30. Available here.
The Low Down: Denver’s original pool party is back! Our annual summer series returns for its eighth year and this time, it’s kicking off early. Hosted at the lakeside pool at the beautiful Rivera at Breakers Resort, we will have cabanas, live music, DJs, dancing and some of Denver’s most beautiful people. With a forecast in the 80s with not a cloud in sight, there’s no better place to be this Sunday. If for some reason you can’t make it, the party will continue the first Sunday of every month now through September. Get your season pass here.
End of the World – Zombie Pub Crawl
When: Saturday, June 4, 1-5 p.m.
Where: Larimer St. between 20th & 21st. Crawl begins at The Ginn Mill – 2041 Larimer St., Denver
Cost: $30; get tickets here.
The Low Down: Beer, friends and zombies – this truly is a unique pub crawl, and lucky for Denver the tour will be stopping through on Saturday. If you’ve been having withdrawals from The Walking Dead finale, this may be the place to get your fix. Drink a beer at different downtown locations, and be sure not to get caught by the zombies on your way to the next stop. If you finish without having all of your flags stolen by the undead, you’ll have a chance at some cool prizes.
15 Minutes of Fame DJ Competition
When: Friday, June 3 at 4 p.m.
Where: Church Nightclub – 1160 Lincoln St., Denver
Cost: $5; Free for ladies 21+
The Low Down: The largest DJ competition in Colorado continues its series of electronic-beat throwdowns. Come out and support your local DJ’s as they compete for big prizes as well as the opportunity to perform at nightclubs across the state and Global Dance Festival in July. The final spinoff is June 15 where the finalists will compete for the winning slot. To see the full roster of events and performers go here.
Grand Opening of The Temple
When: Friday, June 3, 6–9 p.m.
Where: The Temple – 2400 Curtis St., Denver
The Low Down: Temple is a self-described contemporary artist haven that will be opening this Friday night. The historical building has been repurposed, most previously being an underground DIY music and artist spot. Now, it’s filled with a zine library, a bakery and many studios for local artists. Some of the artists and business-owners will be there to socialize and tell you more about their crafts for this exciting opening celebration. To learn more, read our full write up here.
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The People’s Fair
When: June 4 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. & June 5 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Civic Center Park, Denver
The Low Down: This free celebration of the Denver community will be returning for its 45th year this weekend in Civic Center Park. Over the course of only two days there will be over 80 artists and 80 bands along with over 20 local breweries serving up the libations. Art in the Park is one of the highlights of the event, but note it isn’t free – tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day of. To learn more, check out our guide to the event here.
Sweet & Lucky
When: May 17 – June 25, Mon-Fri 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: 4120 Brighton Blvd. #A20, Denver
Cost: Available Here
The Low Down: Follow performers through a speakeasy antique shop in this mysterious immersive experience. Witness stories come to life through performers in dreamlike encounters in a theatrical 360º setting. Cocktails will be provided by Williams & Graham mixologist Sean Kenyon perfectly complementing the speakeasy setting.
Crom West Comedy Festival
When: Friday, June 3 & Saturday, June 4 from 7-11:30 p.m., Sunday, June 5 from 6-10:30 p.m.
Where: Main venue – Crossroads Theater, 2590 Washington St, Denver. Other locations listed here.
Cost: $15; get tickets here
The Low Down: This weekend Crom West Comedy Festival will bring together over 50 local and national comics at venues across Denver. Celebrating a DIY and punk-rock spirit as well as the cities it tours, this festival will be a unique weekend full of laughter. Ratio Beerworks, Crossroads Theater and more will be hosting comics all weekend – for a full schedule go here.
Matthew Morris–10 Year Anniversary Show
When: Saturday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Infinity Park Event Center, Denver
Admission: $100; get tickets here.
The Low Down: Matthew Morris Salon and Skincare is celebrating 10 successful years by putting on a vibrant, creative runway show featuring hits by The Blonds. The Blonds luxury brand is based in New York and is wildly known for it’s glamorous yet rebellious take on fashion. This event is set to bring in over 600 fashion heavyweights. Every anniversary the Matthew Morris empire never fails to bring it whether it’s a football field for a runway or models pouring out of a baroque limousine.
When: Saturday, June 4 at 7 p.m.
Where: National Western Complex – 4655 Humboldt St., Denver
Cost: $20; get tickets here.
The Low Down: If you missed Foam Wonderland at The Fillmore last time it was in town, you’re in luck because it’s back and bigger than ever. The Foam Wonderland Force of Nature Tour will be stopping by the National Western Complex this Saturday for a fun-filled evening. Party it up with five-hundred others and an awesome lineup of artists for this frenzy of foam.
League of Lions
When: Saturday, June 4 starting at 7:45 p.m., and Sunday, June 5 starting at 3:30 p.m. Detailed schedule here.
Where: dance2b – 1917 Market St., Denver
Cost: $10 at door for pre-party on Friday, free for competition on Saturday
The Low Down: This one-of-a-kind interactive show is a great opportunity to try something different this weekend. Spoken word artists, dancers, live art, workshops and battles with judges and are scheduled all through Saturday and Sunday nights. There will also be vendors such as Originate Clothing. Come share some good Denver community vibes with artists, DJs and friends alike.
Brody Jenner DJ Set
When: Friday, June 3 at 9 p.m.
Where: NATIV Hotel – 1612 Wazee St., Denver
Cost: Free; RSVP here
The Low Down: This popular name on the lips of Kardashian fans will be turning tables at the NATIV Hotel Friday night. Offering free admittance, this is a great opportunity to see what this reality star can really do behind the switchboard.
Mark Your Calendars…
Evil Dead: The Musical
When: Friday, June 10 at 7:30 p.m. through July 16 on Friday & Saturday nights
Where: The Equinox Theater – 3654 Navajo St., Denver
Cost: $17-25; get tickets here.
Colorado Pinball and Gamer Tournament
When: June 10-12
Where: Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows – 10345 Park Meadows Drive, Lone Tree
Cost: $15-$175; Kids 6 and under free; get tickets here
Lakeside Amusement Park Punk Night
When: Friday, June 10 at 6 p.m.
Where: Lakeside Amusement Park – 4601 Sheridan Blvd., Denver
Cost: General admission to the park
Movie on the Green: Inside Out
When: Friday, June 10 at 8:20 p.m.
Where: Founders Green – 7601 E. 29th Ave., Denver
21+ Roller Skating – Heroes and Villains
When: Friday, June 10 at 9 p.m.
Where: ROLL – 1399 35th St., Denver
Cost: $5; get tickets here.
Handblown Glass Demonstrations
When: Saturday, June 11 at 10 a.m.
Where: FIRE Studio – 1550 W Evans Ave., Unit F, Denver