June is finally here and Denver has some great events to kick your summer into high gear. Start your weekend off with food and laughs at Coming to America and end it by listening to some sweet jams at a free concert. Whatever you make of your weekend, make sure to take a look at this roundup of events in Denver.

Thursday, May 31

Coming to America

Photo Courtesy of Fox Street Compound on Facebook

When: May 31, 6 – 11:59 p.m. 

Where: Fox Street Compound, 725 W 39th Ave., Denver 

Cost: $10 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Fox Street Compound and Cinema team up to present a viewing of Coming to America. You can watch the adventurous film, listen to live music and more. You can also delight in food trucks and a full bar while enjoying the film. Make sure to bring your own chairs to sit in.

Tropical Bash

Photo By Alana Watkins

When: May 31, 4 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Cherry Creek Beer Garden, 240 Josephine St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: The Moxy hosts a Tropical Bash. The bash features a night at the Cherry Creek Beer Garden with a tropical vibe. You can sip on tropical cocktails like a pineapple cooler and dance to music from DJ DSRE.

Weirdo

Photo Courtesy of Gladys: The Nosy Neighbor on Facebook

When: May 31, 10 p.m. 

Where: Gladys: The Nosy Neighbor, 500 Santa Fe Dr., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Gladys: The Nosy Neighbor is back with Weirdo. The event features a drag battle where performers will compete against each other for a $150 cash prize. You can watch unconventional performers from all walks of life and sip on Stoli drinks while listening to sick beats from DJT.

Friday, June 1

Milk Market Opening

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When: June 1, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. June 2, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. June 3, 10 a.m. 

Where: Denver Milk Market, 1800 Wazee St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Celebrate the beginning of summer at the Milk Market Opening. The open spans throughout the weekend and presents a photo booth, happy hours, yoga and more. On Saturday the first 100 people in line at Cornicello will receive a mini milkshake and on Sunday you can brunch it out while listening to live music.

Lowbrow’s Birthday

Photo Courtesy of Lowbrow Denver on Facebook

When: June 1, 7 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Lowbrow Denver, 38 Broadway, Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Lowbrow Denver will celebrate its birthday on Friday. The event features a sixth annual toy show with Kidrobot sponsoring the shenanigans. You can snag some specially created figurines for purchase, get some Wizard of Barge swag and more. You can also sip on complimentary Deep Eddy vodka cocktails, crack open a piñata and get your Kidrobot piece customized from tons of artists including DINKC Studios, Gamma Gallery, Hollowbones and more.

People’s Fair

Photo Courtesy of Denver Peoples Fair on Facebook

When: June 1, 5 – 10 p.m. June 2, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. June 3, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.  

Where: Denver’s Civic Center Park, 101 14th Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free and open to the public

The Lowdown: The People’s Fair is back for the 47th year in a row. The historic fair features a block party of art and music. You can listen to live music, shop at a marketplace, dive into some local food trucks and more.

Mega-Cookout

Photo Courtesy of Guerrilla Gravity on Facebook

When: June 1, 5 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Guerrilla Gravity, 2031 Bryant St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Guerrilla Gravity presents a Mega-Cookout. You can dig into food, beer, live music from Modus Audio and more. You can also participate in bike games and purchase a giveaway ticket to support Colorado Mountain Bike Association (COMBA). The ticket also enters you for the chance to win a Guerrilla Gravity frame, jerseys and more.

First Friday Art Walk

Photo By Sarah Barth

When: June 1, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Art District on Santa Fe, Santa Fe Dr., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: The first Friday of every month marks the First Friday Art Walk. You can venture down the Art District on Santa Fe to experience all of the amazing galleries and creative businesses. The walk features 30 participating locations on Santa Fe and a ton of food trucks to fuel your art adventures. You can see sculptures, prints and more at the participating businesses.

READ: The Definitive Guide to Denver Art Galleries 

Cervezas for Causes

Photo by Kyle Cooper.

When: June 1, 5 – 7 p.m. 

Where: Cervecería Colorado, 1635 Platte St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Each week, Cervecería Colorado hosts Cervezas for Causes. The happy hour features a partnership with a local non-profit. This Friday, Cervecería Colorado teams up with Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC). You can sip on some lovingly brewed beer and raise funds for CIRC.

Mirus Gallery Grand Opening II

Photo Courtesy of Mirus Gallery Denver‎ on Facebook

When: June 1, 7 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Mirus Gallery Denver, 1144 Broadway, Denver

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Mirus Gallery Denver presents their second grand opening, since the first was a total hit. The part two of the opening features a group exhibition with a variant of mediums that were not able to present their work at the first opening. You can explore the gallery and celebrate the grand opening.

READ: New “Boundary Pushing” Art Gallery From San Francisco to Open in Denver

Lit Fest Kickoff

Photo Courtesy of Lighthouse Writers Workshop‎ on Facebook

When: June 1, 6 -9 p.m. 

Where: Lighthouse Writers Workshop, 1515 Race St., Denver 

Cost: $30 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Lighthouse Writers Workshop hosts a Lit Fest Kickoff. The kickoff features a reading of “Bad Stories: What The Hell Just Happened to Our Country” from author Steve Almond, a Q&A with Andrea Dupree — the Lighthouse program director — and more. You can also sip on drinks, delight in food and have a tarot card reading.

Saturday, June 2

Colorado Culinary Challenge

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When: June 2, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Le Meridien Denver Downtown, 1475 California St., Denver 

Cost: $124 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Le Méridien Denver presents a Colorado Culinary Challenge. The challenge features five of Denver’s top chefs and cocktail experts including Chef Nikki Baldacci from Coohills Restaurant, Chef Max Mackissock from Bar Dough, Chef Tobias Burkhalter from Corinne Restaurant and 54thirty and Chef Justin Brunson from Old Major. The chefs will create an amazing four-course dinner with a drink pairing. The profits from the dinner benefit the James Beard Foundation.

First Caturday

Photo Courtesy of First Caturday‎ on Facebook

When: June 2, 12 – 3 p.m. 

Where: Cheesman Park, E 8th Ave and Franklin St., Denver 

Cost: Free

The Lowdown: First Caturday is back. You can let your feline socialize with other kitties and get some fresh air at the cat-tastic event. You can even walk your cat on a leash to explore the park in a safe manner. However, if your cat is not trained on a leash, in a carrier or with a stroller and not comfortable with being outdoors, keep them happy at home.

Denver Chalk Art Festival

Photo by Evan Semon

When: June 2, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. June 3, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. 

Where: Larimer Square, between 14th and 15th St. on Larimer St., Denver

Cost: Free and open to the public

The Lowdown: Watch as artists create amazing works of art all from chalk at the Denver Chalk Art Festival. The two-day festival features chalk creations on the sidewalks and streets of Larimer Square. It’s one of the few art festivals where you can witness artists creating pieces before your very eyes.

READ: [PHOTOS] What You Missed At Denver’s Chalk Art Festival 2017

Truck Stop

Photo Courtesy of Truck Stop Rally on Facebook

When: June 2, 1 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Five Points, Welton St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Truck Stop is back. The food truck rally features local food trucks, vendors and more in a five-block block-party. This month the Truck Stop lands in Five Points and you can taste all of the amazing bites, dance to live music and imbibe on craft beverages.

Doin’ It After Dark

Photo Courtesy of Fort Greene Bar on Facebook

When: June 2, 9 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. 

Where: Fort Greene Bar, 321 E 45th Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Fort Greene Bar hosts Doin’ It After Dark. The event features a funky dance party that will keep you moving and grooving. you can dance to beats from DJ A L and The Bboy with no cover all night long.

Art Summer Kickoff

Photo courtesy of Denver Art Museum on Facebook

When: June 2, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Where: Denver Art Museum, 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Take advantage of free admission to the Denver Art Museum at the Art Summer Kickoff. You can explore the museum at no cost and see all of the exhibitions you have always wanted to see. You can also experience Stuart Semple’s Happy Clouds as part of the Happy City: Art for the People movement.

5th Annual Rosé & Whimsical Whites Party

When: June 2, 1 – 4 p.m. 

Where: Guard and Grace, 1801 California St., Denver 

Cost: $50 get tickets here  

The Lowdown: Guard and Grace present the 5th Annual Rosé & Whimsical Whites Party. The party features more than 40 wine and bite pairings that you have the chance to taste. Make sure to dress in white and pink attire to match the theme of the party.

 Bottle Release

Photo Courtesy of Our Mutual Friend Brewery on Facebook

When: June 2, 12 – 11:59 p.m. 

Where: Our Mutal Friend Brewery, 2810 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Our Mutual Friend Brewery teams up with TRVE Brewing for a Bottle Release. The release features Esprit De Corpse — a mix of different culture ales aged from oak barrels, stainless steel and oak foeders. The beer has a stone fruit and pineapple touch with light acidity. You can buy 500ml bottles for $12.

4th Anniversary Party

Photo Courtesy Platt Park Brewing Company on Facebook

When: June 2, 12 p.m. 

Where: Platt Park Brewing Company, 1875 S Pearl St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Platt Park Brewing Company celebrates four years at its 4th Anniversary Party. If you are one of the first 200 people in the door you can receive a limited edition pint glass for your first pour. You can also dig into Torchy’s tacos and taste a variety of beers.

Playin’ With Fire

Photo Courtesy of Tooey’s Off Colfax on Facebook

When: June 2, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

Where: Tooey’s Off Colfax, 1521 Marion St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Tooey’s Off Colfax celebrates women who rock at Playin’ With Fire. The event features live music from Dj Bodhi Shane Melnitzer and Sara Splatter. You can rock out to metal, punk and more all created by women at the all vinyl night.

Sunday, June 3

Yoga Rocks the Park

Photo Courtesy of Yoga Rocks the Park – Denver on Facebook

When: June 3, 8 – 11:30 a.m. 

Where: Sunken Gardens Park, 11th Ave. and Speer Blvd., Denver 

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Start your summer limber with Yoga Rocks the Park. You can stretch out to a class led by April Feldman and a meditation with Carisa Banuelos. You can listen to music from Sonic Flow while you flow. You can also snag giveaways from Honest Tea.

Crawfish Boil

Photo Courtesy of Max Gill and Grill‎ on Facebook

When: June 3, 12 – 6 p.m. 

Where: Max Gill and Grill, 1052 S Gaylord St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Max Gill and Grill presents a Crawfish Boil. You can crack open some savory crustaceans for $9 per pound with $3 fixings or go all out and go for the all you can eat course ($30). You can also listen to live music from Tony Trahan and the BlueKrewe while you eat.

Yelp Rocks Out

Photo Courtesy of Fox Street Compound on Facebook

When: June 3, 2 – 6 p.m. 

Where: Fox Street Compound, 725 W 39th Ave., Denver

Cost: $10 suggested donation RSVP here

The Lowdown: Youth on Record partners with Yelp for Yelp Rocks Out. The event celebrates Youth on Record’s FEMpowered program and features a ton of restaurants, breweries, distilleries and more to fuel the night.

Big Gay 5k

Photo Courtesy of Big Gay 5k‎ on Facebook

When: June 3, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Where: Cheeseman Park, 1900 E 11th Ave., Denver 

Cost: $40 register here

The Lowdown: Lace up your racing shoes for a Big Gay 5k. The race kicks off Gay Pride Month as you break a sweat. Racers will receive a t-shirt, a goodie bag full of swag and finisher medals. Your sexual orientation doesn’t matter, but your racing time does.

Free Concert Series

Photo Courtesy of Levitt Pavilion Denver‎ on Facebook

When: June 3, 4 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Levitt Pavilion Denver, 1380 W Florida Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free – $30 RSVP here

The Lowdown: Levitt Pavilion Denver presents a Free Concert Series. You can listen to live music from Tea Leaf Green and Tula on the lawn this Sunday. Tea Leaf Green is a gypsy band with a folksy feel. Tula is a funk-rock band from Chicago with a mixed sound of blues, rock n’ roll and reggae.

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Mark Your Calendars

Denver bRUNch at Night

When: June 7, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Snooze, an A.M. Eatery, 1701 Wynkoop St., Denver

Cost: $50 register here

Intendence Film Festival

When: June 8 – 10, 5:30 p.m. 

Where: Denver Open Media, 700 Kalamath St., Denver 

Cost: $25 – $50 tickets available here

Denver Comic Con

When: June 15 – 16, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. June 17, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Where: Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St., Denver

Cost: $44 – $93.50 tickets available here

Incredibles 2 

When: June 15, 7 p.m. 

Where: Denver Mart Drive In, 451 E 58th Ave., Denver 

Cost: $10 – $60 tickets available here

Super Smash ROLL

When: June 22, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

Where: ROLL, 1399 35th St., Denver 

Cost: $5 tickets available here

4 Responses

  1. Sarah Barth

    Hello! The photo used on the First Friday Art Walk / Santa Fe Art District Listing was taken by Sarah Barth of Sarah Barth Images. She’s a local photographer who’s studio is in the district. She would really appreciate a photo credit if possible.

    This is part of the “26 Unique Things to do in Denver this Weekend.”
    Here’s the article for reference:
    https://303magazine.com/2018/05/this-weekend-denver-events-50/

    Thank you!

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