All Of Larimer Square’s Major Events To Attend This Summer

Kyle Cooper, 303 Magazine, Denver Chalk Art Festival 2017
Scenes from 2017’s chalk art festival. Photo by Kyle Cooper.

Larimer Square is one of Denver’s best summer locations. This summer, Larimer Square’s events will allow you to enjoy the weather outside as well as experience some of Denver’s best, including food, artwork and more. You’ll get to see Denver’s historic block in a way you can only experience during the summer. Here are some of the major events happening in the coming months.

Denver Chalk Art Festival

Photo by Evan Semon

When: Saturday, June 2 from 10 a.m-10 p.m. and Sunday, June 3 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Cost: Free and open to the public

The Lowdown: You’ve probably seen the pictures, so you know the Denver Chalk Art Festival will be the perfect place to kick off the start of summer. Hundreds of artists will take to the streets and spend hours on amazing artwork that will transform Larimer Square.

Slow Food Nation

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When: Friday, July 13 from 6-10 p.m., Saturday, July 14 from 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday, July 15 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Cost: Free and open to the public with select ticketed events

The Lowdown: Food will be taking over Larimer Square at the Slow Food Nation festival for the second year. Guests are able to connect with people who love food as much as they do and learn about sustainability, farming and cooking while enjoying an outdoor street café, speakers and taking workshops from expert chefs, traditional cooks, practitioners and farmers from near and far. While most of the festival is free, there are some events that require the purchase of a ticket.

READ: Slow Food Nations is Returning to Denver for Another Huge Food Festival

Dining Al Fresco on Larimer Square

Photo Courtesy of Larimer Square

When: Saturday, July 21, Saturday, August 18 and Saturday, September 15

Cost: Varies- reservations required

The Lowdown: During the summer, the best place to eat is outside. Dining Al Fresco on Larimer Square allows you to do just that as restaurants will tak to the streets for this one-of-a-kind Denver dining experience. Enjoy the summer weather with a meal from an award-winning restaurant. Participating restaurants will be announced soon.

Larimer Square Sidewalk Sale

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When: Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Cost: Varies

The Lowdown: You can never say no to a sale and at the Larimer Square Sidewalk Sale, you can find up to 75 percent off clothing, home decor, jewelry and more. More than 20 retail shops on Larimer Square are participating in the Sidewalk Sale.


For more information about events on Larimer Square, visit the website.

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