The sun is beating down on the city and Denver has some great events to keep you cool, in all the ways. Kickoff your weekend by sampling bites at A Taste of Austin Texas and end it by listening to a free concert at Hazel Miller with Harmony Chorale. Whatever you make of the weekend, make sure you check out this roundup of events in Denver.

Thursday, June 14

A Taste of Austin Texas

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When: June 14, 12 – 2 p.m. 

Where: Señor Bear, 3301 Tejon St., Denver 

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Señor Bear presents A Taste of Austin Texas. Chefs Blake Edmunds from Señor Bear and Tavel Bristol-Joseph from Emmer & Rye in Austin have created a special menu to showcase some of Austin’s best foods. You can dine and drink for free and listen to live music from The Wild Now.

Yoga on the Lawn

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When: June 14, 7 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Punch Bowl Social Stapleton, 3120 Unita St., Denver

Cost: $5 at entry

The Lowdown: Bend and move at Yoga on the Lawn. Punch Bowl Social presents a yoga class lead by Dakini Jaeger from CorePower Yoga on the patio lawn. You can breathe deeply into your flows and later grab some drinks at happy hour.

Brent Cowles Live

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When: June 14, 6 – 7 p.m. 

Where: Twist & Shout Records, 2508 E Colfax Ave., Denver 

Cost: $20 

The Lowdown: Twist & Shout Records hosts Brent Cowles Live. The event features a live performance from Brent Cowles, a meet and greet and a listen to Cowles new album, How To Be Okay Alone. You can also sip on a Ratio beer while you jam out. To get a wristband to the event, you can purchase the album from Twist & Shout Records.

Friday, June 15

Pride on the Patio

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When: June 15, 2 p.m.  

Where: Ace Eat Serve, 501 E 17th Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Ace Eat Serve presents Pride on the Patio to celebrate Pride weekend. The event features a happy hour held all night long with $5 drink specials. You can dance to beats from DJ Soleil, DJ Davon Williams and a special guest DJ to be announced.

Denver Greek Festival

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When:  June 15 – 17, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. 

Where: Denver Greek Festival, 2610 E Alameda Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free – $64 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The Denver Greek Festival is back for the 53rd year in a row. Celebrate Greek culture with homemade food, sweets and more. You can also dance to Greek music, watch performances and have a chance to win two tickets for a trip to Greece.

Incredibles 2 and Black Panther

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When: June 15 – 17, 7 p.m. 

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

Cost: $10 – $60 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The Denver Mart Drive-In presents three screenings of Incredibles 2 and Black Panther. The new Incredibles 2 features a story of a family with superpowers, dealing with the difficulties that come with those powers. Black Panther follows the journey T’Challa as he returns to his kingdom of Wakanda.

B-Side Music Friday

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When: June 15, 5 p.m. 

Where: Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, 1485 Delgany St., Denver 

Cost: Free – $5 RSVP here

The Lowdown: The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver presents B-Side Music Friday. The event features a night of music on the rooftop with a new Colorado band. The series will also feature a happy hour and a free Ratio beer for the first 100 people in the door.

Gayer Pride

Buffalo Exchange, Rainbow Crosswalk, Rainbow

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When: June 15, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Buffalo Exchange, 51 Broadway, Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Buffalo Exchange throws Gayer Pride. The event features a crosswalk walk-off. You can have the chance to participate in the walk and win prizes for best dressed and grab a crosswalk crown. If you don’t feel like strutting your stuff, you can watch all of the fabulous contestants walk it out.

The Denver BBQ Festival

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When:  June 15 – 17

Where: Sports Authority Field at Mile High,  1701 Bryant St., Denver 

Cost: $125 tickets available here

The Lowdown: The Denver BBQ Festival is back. Dive into the best BBQ, with tons of vendors, masterclasses, drinks and more. You know you want to sink your teeth into juicy ribs, brisket and other BBQ delights.

Denver Comic Con


Denver Comic Con 2016, Comic Con, Cosplay, Ian Somerhalder, Denver Photo By Kim Baker

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

The Lowdown: See the best pop-culture celebrities dress up in cosplay and more for the Denver Comic Con. You can meet actors like Jason Momoa, David Tennant and Sean Gunn, listen to panels, purchase items in an auction and live out your best fantasy life for the whole weekend.

Saturday, June 16

Denver PrideFest

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When: June 16 – 17

Where: Denver’s Civic Center Park, Colfax and Bannock St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Celebrate Pride month at Denver PrideFest. The fest features a parade, music, food and more. You can show support for those you love for the sake of love. The fest is produced by GLBT Community Center of Colorado. Be a part of showing Denver’s LGBTQ+ community the love that they deserve.

READ: 6 Ways Denver Breweries Are Celebrating Pride

Nerd Prom

Summit Music Hall late at night. Photography By Kyle Cooper

When: June 16, 7 p.m. – 1 a.m. 

Where: Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St., Denver 

Cost: $10 – $22 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Live Nation, Do303 and Channel 93.3 team together for Nerd Prom. The event features a night of nerdy fun with live performances, beats from DJ Levi Double U and more. The event is hosted by Alf and Rick from KTCL.


Photo Courtesy of TEDxMileHigh‎ on Facebook

When: June 16, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Where: Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre, 14th St. and Curtis St., Denver

Cost: $70 – $500 get tickets here

The Lowdown: TEDxMileHigh presents Uncommon. The event looks at the innovation of systems in our lives. You can learn how to spark ideas and create different perceptions of your current life to make it more uncommon.

Cruiser Rocks

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When: June 16, 12 – 7:30 p.m. 

Where: Blackbird Denver, 305 S Downing St., Denver 

Cost: $10 – $25 get tickets here 

The Lowdown: Cruiser Rocks is back. The event features a bike ride block party around Washington Park neighborhood, games, music and more. You can also have the chance to win a cruiser bike. The ticket price includes a free beer from Denver Beer Co., the bike bar crawl and a punch card.

Punk Rock Flea Market

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When: June 16, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

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

Cost: $5 at entry

The Lowdown: Shop from hundreds of vendors at the Punk Rock Flea Market. You can find the perfect vintage, punk and other alternative items at the market as well as jam out to live music, dig into food from food trucks and more. Be sure to dress in a punky outfit to really join in the fun.

Wash Park Party

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When: June 16, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Where: Wash Park, S Downing St. and E Louisiana Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free and open to the public

The Lowdown: The Wash Park Party is back for the third year in a row. You can compete in a volleyball tournament, play cornhole and more. You can also dance out the day to beats from a DJ and enjoy the summer sun.

The Dignity Festival

Photo Courtesy of Sound Off Colorado on Facebook

When: June 16, 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Where: DeLaney Community Farm, 170 S Chambers Rd., Aurora

Cost: $10 – $35 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Embrace cultural differences at The Dignity Festival. The festival honors World Refugee Day with a mixture of music, fitness and more. You can run in a 5k or 1-mile race, relax with yoga and dance (with headphones) to beats from a DJ with Sound Off Colorado. You can also win prizes and delight in food while you celebrate.

3rd Annual Denver Deluxe Music Festival

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When: June 16, 1:30 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Park Burger – RiNo, 2615 Walnut St., Denver

Cost: $15 – $50 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Park Burger teams up with Two Parts and 10 Barrel Brewing Company to present the 3rd Annual Denver Deluxe Music Festival. The event features a day of live music, beer tappings and more. You can grab a burger from Park Burger and jam out while perusing live art installations.

Sunday, June 17

Pride Celebration and Crowler Release

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When: June 17, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. 

Where: Alpine Dog Brewing Company, 1505 Ogden St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Alpine Dog Brewing Company gives its full support of Pride with a Pride Celebration and Crowler Release. The event features the release of a limited edition crowler in a special Pride can. You can also watch the Pride parade as you sip — hopefully, with pride.

Official Denver PrideFest After Party

The entrance to Temple Night Club. Photo by Brittany Werges.

When: June 17, 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

Where: Temple Denver, 1136 Broadway, Denver 

Cost: $20 – $40 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Temple Denver hosts the Official Denver PrideFest After Party. The event features a night of dancing, music and more, all to raise funds. You can shake it up to beats by DUGAN and Blonetourage Denver DJs as well as performances from Taryn Manning, Dave Audé and more. A percentage of the liquor and ticket sales will benefit GLBT Community Center of Colorado.

Heavy Metal Flea

Photo courtesy of Black Sky Brewery on Facebook

When: June 17, 12 – 5 p.m. 

Where: Black Sky Brewery, 490 Santa Fe Dr., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Heavy Metal Flea is back. You can shop from more than 10 hardcore vendors, listen to some sick heavy metal and more. You can also grab a brew from Black Sky Brewery to sip on while you shop.

Father’s Day Brunch

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When: June 17, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Where: Corinne, 1455 California St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Corinne celebrates all dads out there with a Father’s Day Brunch. You can sip on free beer, bloodys or bourbon throughout the day and dive into a full brunch menu to satisfy your hunger. Create your reservation here.

2nd Annual Fathers Day Crawfish Boil

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When: June 17, 12 – 6 p.m. 

Where: Seedstock Brewery,  3610 W Colfax Ave., Denver 

Cost: $10 – $13 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Take your father out to the 2nd Annual Fathers Day Crawfish Boil. You can crack open some crawfish and all fathers will receive $1 off of any full pour throughout the day. Make sure to grab your tickets soon as you can’t get any crawfish without one.

Flor De Toloache + Los Mocochetes

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When: June 17, 4 – 8 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free – $30 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The free concert series at Levitt continues with performances from Flor De Toloache + Los Mocochetes. Flor De Toloache is an all-female mariachi band that mixes mainstream and traditional music with mariachi instruments. Los Mocochetes is a local Chicano funk band with seven members that creates intensely charged music.

Après Yoga Brunch

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When:  June 17, 9 a.m. 

Where: RiNo Beer Garden, 3800 Walnut St., Denver

Cost: $30 – $35 get tickets here

The Lowdown: RiNo Beer Garden presents an Après Yoga Brunch. The event features a yoga class led by Denelle Numis from Après Yoga and a brunch to follow the class. You can sip on libations such as beer or a kombucha mimosa to refresh and relax from the yoga.

Hazel Miller with Harmony Chorale

City Park Jazz. Photo courtesy of City Park Jazz on Facebook.

When: June 17, 6 – 8 p.m. 

Where: City Park, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver 

Cost: Free and open to the public

The Lowdown: The City Park Jazz Summer continues with a performance from Hazel Miller with Harmony Chorale. Miller has sung all over the world and makes her stop in Denver for the special free performance.

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Mark Your Calendars

303 Pool Party Series ’18

When: June 10 – September 3 

Where: Various Locations

Cost: Free – $150 tickets available here

South Platte RiverFest

When: June 22, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. 

Where: Confluence Park, 2250 15th St., Denver 

Cost: Free

Goats in RiNo

When: June 22, 6 – 10 p.m. 

Where: LFX Filmworks, 1701 31st St., Denver 

Cost: $12 tickets available here

46th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival

When: June 23, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. June 24, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Where: Sakura Square, 1905 Lawrence St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

Sixth Annual Sand in the City Festival

When: June 23, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.  June 24, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Where: Ralston Park, 11200 Ralston Rd., Arvada

Cost: $5 at the entrance