The sun has almost set on June but Denver has some great events to keep it light. Kick off your weekend by learning about oceanic animals at Science Lounge and end it by visiting the zoo at the Denver Zoo Field Trip. Whatever you end up doing, make sure to take a gander at this roundup of events in Denver.

Thursday, June 21

Science Lounge

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When: June 21, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. 

Where: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver 

Cost: $15 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Denver Museum of Nature & Science presents Science Lounge. You can learn about the amazing creatures of the sea during the night of science fun. The museum allows you to take a look at the collection of seashells, coral and other sea creatures to see how diverse the ocean’s biosphere really is and why we need to protect it.

Mile High Blues

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When: June 21 – 25

Where: Mile High Blues, 3550 Federal Blvd, Denver 

Cost: $25 – $196 register here

The Lowdown: Mile High Blues presents a music night where you can dance and improve your skills with the direction of dance instructors. You can participate in workshops, dance all throughout the week and listen to the best of the blues.

Brighton Boulevard Grand Opening

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When: June 21, 4 – 7 p.m. 

Where: The Source Hotel and Market Hall, 3330 Brighton Blvd., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: The Source presents the Brighton Boulevard Grand Opening. The opening features a block party full of food, cocktails, music and more. You can delight in six different food and drink vendors and peruse the newly renovated boulevard while you munch and sip.

Harry Potter-thon

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When: June 21 – 23, 7:30 p.m. 

Where: Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver 

Cost: $9.95 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Harry Potter-thon continues at the Museum of Nature & Science. You can watch three separate screenings of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2. The last film in the Harry Potter series features a final battle between Harry and Lord Voldemort as the students of Hogwarts fight for a better future.

Friday, June 22

Super Smash ROLL

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When: June 22, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

Where: ROLL, 1399 35th St., Denver 

Cost: Free before 10 p.m. – $10 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Lace up your skates for a smashing time at Super Smash ROLL — the video game-themed night where you can roll out and skate around the other players. You can also sing your heart out during karaoke and dance your pants off all night long to beats from DJ Soup.

Denver Tattoo Arts Convention

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When: June 22, 3 p.m. – 12 a.m. 

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

Cost: $22 get tickets here

The Lowdown: If you love that ink you need to see the Denver Tattoo Arts Convention. The convention features more than 600 tattoo artists, entertainment, live demos and more. You can check out all of the different booths and even meet competitors featured on the show Ink Master.

Goats in RiNo Pride Month Movie

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When: June 22, 6 – 10 p.m. 

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

Cost: $12 get tickets here

The Lowdown: See a screening of Priscilla Queen of The Desert for Goats in RiNo Pride Month Movie. You can sit by baby goats and delight in the film that presents drag and comedy. You can also jam out to beats from a special guest DJ after the viewing.

6th Anniversary Bacchanal

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When: Friday, June 22 – 23, 8 – 11:45 p.m. 

Where: Hi-Dive Denver, 7 S Broadway, Denver 

Cost: $15 get tickets here and here

The Lowdown: TRVE Brewing celebrates six years with a 6th Anniversary Bacchanal. The event features two nights of music and beer. The first night features four performances including Wayfarer, Many Blessings and Krallice. The second-night features four more performances including Fister, Worry and Voideater.

Colorado Tiny House Festival

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When: June 22, 12 – 6 p.m. June 23, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. June 24, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Where: Adams County Fairgrounds, 9755 Henderson Road, Brighton

Cost: $10 – $20 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The Colorado Tiny House Festival is back for the second year. The festival features a look at tiny houses, vehicle conversions, container homes and more. You can learn about how you can obtain a tiny home, grab food and drinks, watch entertainment, learn about DIY techniques and more.

READ: Colorado Tiny House Festival Returns With Twice as Many Homes

The Brewery Comedy Tour

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When: June 22, 9:30 – 11:30 p.m. 

Where: 4460 W 29th Ave., Denver 

Cost: $15 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Herron Entertainment presents The Brewery Comedy Tour. The tour features a stop at multiple Denver breweries for a cold pour and performances from comedians from New York and L.A. You can laugh all night while sipping on the best brews.

14th Annual Scramble Campbell Red Rocks Art Experience

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When: June 22, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Where: Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, 18300 W Alameda Pkwy., Morrison

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: If you are a fan of attending Red Rocks concerts, make sure to check out the 14th Annual Scramble Campbell Red Rocks Art Experience. The exhibition features Keith “Scramble” Campbell’s artworks that are created with bright colors and use musicians and bands as the focal point.

Scam Likely

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When: June 22, 6 – 10 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Fort Greene Bar hosts Scam Likely. The event features a pop-up restaurant presented by BSV concepts and chef Spencer Caine. You can delight in fresh gourmet pub fare, dance to beats from DJ NeonBrown and sip on drinks all night long.

Saturday, June 23

Safeword x Be A Good Person

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When: June 23, 5 – 8 p.m. 

Where: BE A GOOD PERSON, 2830 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Safeword and Be A Good Person partner together for a sale and party. The event features a charity sale of shirts with a donation of $5 from each person going to a women’s charity. You can also delight in drinks, bites and sounds from Polyphoni.

Prince vs. MJ Part V

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When: June 23, 9 p.m. – 1:45 a.m. 

Where: Ophelia’s, 1215 20th St., Denver 

Cost: $10 – $35 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Ophelia’s throws a Prince vs. MJ Part V party. The event feature music from the legends, Prince and Michael Jackson. You can pick a side and dance it out for the fifth edition of the party. The event sells out almost every year, so snag your ticket soon.

Sand in the City

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

Where: Ralston Park, W 64th Ave. and Simms St., Arvada

Cost: $5 at entry

The Lowdown: View amazing sand sculptures at Sand in the City. You can watch artists create the sand sculptures, listen to live music, shop at vendors and more. You can also imbibe on local craft beer and snack on food while you watch the creations take form.

I Love The 90’s

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When: June 23, 7 p.m. 

Where: Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, 6350 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Greenwood Village

Cost: $25 – $89 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Dance and party like it is the ’90s at I Love The 90’s. You can listen to ’90s hits from Vanilla Ice, Montel Jorden, DJ Kool and more throughout the night. Don your bucket hats, saggy jeans or jelly shoes to really bump up that nostalgia factor.

Denver Taco Festival

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When: June 23, 12 – 9 p.m. 

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

Cost: $5 – $20 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Dive into the best tacos at the Denver Taco Festival. The festival features tacos from all across Denver, chihuahua races, live music, lucha libre wrestling and more. You do not want to miss the chance to taste real, amazing tacos and see some crazy entertainment.

Unicorn Festival

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When: June 23, 11 a.m, – 6 p.m. 

Where: Clement Park, 7306 W Bowles Ave., Littleton

Cost: $15 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Embrace the fairytales you have always heard about at the Unicorn Festival. The festival features five “unicorn” corrals, a dragon slide, entertainment and more. You can you put on your favorite mythical creature outfit and discover the magic of a unicorn’s horn.

JUMP (bring us together)

“Jump” in Australia. Photo courtesy of Happy City

When: June 23 – 24, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. 

Where: 17th St. between Wynkoop St and Wazee St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Participate in the art installation of JUMP (bring us together). The installation, created by Stuart Semple, features an inflatable floor that allows the public to bounce around on. The jumping provides a feeling of unity that gives joy. The installation is the last hurrah of the Happy City: Art for the People city-wide art transformation series.

Cask Thief

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When: June 23, 5 – 9 p.m.

Where: Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey, 200 S Kalamath St., Denver 

Cost: $65 – $85 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey presents Cask Thief. The event features a taste of whiskey from Stranahan’s super rare barrels. You can taste six aged casks, dig into a pig roast and cool down with ice cream from Sweet Action Ice Cream. You can also listen to live music, watch demos and more.

Westword Music Showcase

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When: June 23, 12 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Denver Westword, 969 Broadway, Denver 

Cost: $55 – $85 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Listen to some sick beats at the Westword Music Showcase. You can see live performances from St. Lucia, Galantis, Joywave and more. The showcase is one-day only so make sure to grab your tickets fast to jam out throughout the day.

46th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival

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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

The Lowdown: The 46th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival is back in Denver. You can celebrate Japanese culture with food, live performances, demonstrations and more. You can also peruse vendors to find Japanese goods and of course cherry blossomed themed items.

South Platte RiverFest

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When: June 23, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Cool off at the South Platte RiverFest. You can take to the river to go rafting, kayak, dance to live music and more. You can also delight in tons of vendors, watch artists create live art and celebrate summer. If you take public transport, walk or bike you can receive a free beer.

Sunday, June 24

Denver Zine Fest

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When: June 24, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Where: McNichols Building, 144 W Colfax Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Find the best zines in Denver at the Denver Zine Fest. You can peruse from more than 90 zinesters, comic artists and more, color with Lowbrow Denver, participate in the Zine Olympics and listen to The Narrators on a “Rejected” theme.

Denver Zoo Field Trip

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When:  Sunday, June 24, 2 – 4 p.m. 

Where: Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St., Denver

Cost: $20 (price of regular zoo admission)

The Lowdown: Ratio Beerworks presents a Denver Zoo Field Trip. You can take in the sights of the Denver Zoo while sipping on a brew from Ratio Beerworks and hanging with the Ratio team. The kiosk will be located right by Bird World and the carousel in the zoo for the rest of the summer, but this is your only chance to hang with the Ratio crew.

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Mark Your Calendar

Dive-In Movie

When: June 29, 7:30 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Elitch Gardens, 2000 Elitch Cir., Denver 

Cost: Free with $29.99 – $39.99 park admission here

Weird Touch

When: June 30, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Where: Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S Broadway, Denver 

Cost: $5 at entry


When: July 6 – 8 

Where: Highland Tap & Burger, 2219 W 32nd Ave., Denver

Cost: Free admission

Mile High Beach Party

When: July 7, 1 – 6 p.m. 

Where: REI (Denver), 1416 Platte St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission