Things To Do in and Around Denver This Weekend: 6/22 – 6/26

It is officially summer in Denver and the city has some great events to heat up the week. Kick it off by getting your party on at X Fest and end it by honoring Pride Month with the Coors Light Denver Pride Parade. Whatever you have planned for the week, make sure to take a gander at this roundup of events happening in Denver.

Wednesday, June 22

X Fest

Photo Courtesy of X BAR on Facebook

When: June 22 – 27

Where: X Bar, 629 E. Colfax Ave., Denver 

Cost: $60 – $160, get tickets here

The Lowdown: X Bar offers 10 days of celebratory events with X Fest. You can party out Pride month with art festivals, musical performances and more. The fest starts with an O-Hey-Sis! event hosted by drag performers Mikki Miraj and Juiccy Misdemeanor.

Cocktail for a Cause

Photo Courtesy of Cart-Driver Denver on Facebook

When: June 22 – 31

Where: Cart-Driver Denver, 2500 Larimer St. Ste 100, Denver

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Cart-Driver Denver hosts Cocktail for a Cause. Throughout the month of June, you can order a Center Stage cocktail and raise funds for a local nonprofit. Cart-Driver will donate 100% of the proceeds of the cocktail to the Center on Colfax.

Music in the Clouds

Photo Courtesy of Halcyon, a hotel in Cherry Creek on Facebook

When: June 22, 4 – 7 p.m. 

Where: Halcyon, a hotel in Cherry Creek, 245 Columbine St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Take in a summer evening to jam out to some sweet tunes at Music in the Clouds. Halcyon hosts the musical event with a performance from local artist, Robby Peoples on the rooftop of the hotel with a view of the city.

Thursday, June 23

Denver Fringe Festival

Photo Courtesy of Denver Fringe on Facebook

When: June 23 – 26

Where: Various locations, check here

Cost: Varying prices

The Lowdown: The Denver Fringe Festival returns to the city. The four-day fest features performances from local and national comedians, magicians, aerial artists and more for a wild experience.

READ: Denver Fringe Festival Returns to RiNo This June

Mortified Live: Pride Edition

Photo Courtesy of Mortified Colorado on Facebook

When: June 23, 8 p.m. 

Where: The Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave., Denver 

Cost: $16 – $20, get tickets here

The Lowdown: The Oriental Theater hosts Mortified Live: Pride Edition. The event features a hilarious night of confessionals, comedy and a throwback cover band to boot. Mortified Live has toured around the world with adults sharing their embarrassing stories, diaries, photos and more for your entertainment.

Movies at McGregor

Photo Courtesy of McGregor Square on Facebook

When: June 23, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: McGregor Square, 1901 Wazee St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Grab a lawn chair and relax during Movies at McGregor Square. This Thursday you can view a film on the 66-foot LED screen while snacking on concessions and imbibing in bar sips.

Great Divide 28th Anniversary Weekend

Photo Courtesy of Great Divide Brewing Co. on Facebook

When: June 23 – 26

Where: Great Divide Brewing Co., 2201 Arapahoe St., Denver

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Great Divide Brewing Co. hosts its 28th Anniversary Weekend. You can raise a glass to 28 years of achievements with four days of beer releases, tappings and more.

Scoop of Jazz

Photo Courtesy of Little Man Ice Cream on Facebook

When: June 23, 7 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Little Man Ice Cream, 2620 16th St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Little Man Ice Cream hosts Scoop of Jazz. The evening features smooth jazz live on the patio. You can shimmy to the music in the summer night’s heat and chill out with a sweet scoop of Little Man ice cream.

Rainbow ROLL

Photo Courtesy of Tracks Denver on Facebook

When: June 23, 7 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

Where: ReelWorks Denver, 1399 35th St., Denver 

Cost: $10 – $15, get tickets here

The Lowdown: Lace up your roller skates for the annual Pride Rainbow ROLL. You can skate all night long with beats from DJT jamming over the speakers. You can also participate in karaoke, dancing and more for a rolling night.

Friday, June 24

Artist on the Rise

Photo Courtesy of Dairy Block on Facebook

When: June 24, 7 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Dairy Block, 1800 Wazee St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Dairy Block continues its Artist on the Rise series. You can rock out to a live performance from the local band Elektric Animals in the alley while sipping on a cocktail from Dairy Block’s many establishments.

Wild Animals

Photo Courtesy of Eventbrite

When: June 24, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Children’s Museum, 2121 Children’s Museum Dr., Denver

Cost: $10 – $49, get tickets here

The Lowdown: Shake what your mama gave you at the Wild Animals Healthy Nightlife Dance Party. You can dance all night long to beats from DJ Maro and DJ Duo DoubleCrush while sipping on non-alcoholic beverages and meeting new faces.

Lucha Libre and Laughs

Photo Courtesy of Lucha Libre & Laughs on Facebook

When: June 24, 8 p.m. 

Where: Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave., Denver

Cost: $17 – $100, get tickets here

The Lowdown: Oriental Theater hosts Lucha Libre and Laughs. The event features a night of Lucha Libre wrestling and stand-up comedy with some hilarious local comedians. You can let out a laugh throughout the ninth-anniversary show and experience some crazy wrestling.

Color Field

Photo Courtesy of Color Field Colorado on Facebook

When: June 24 – 26

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

Cost: $64 – $115, get tickets here

The Lowdown: Get your music on at Color Field Colorado. You can jam out to performances from El Ten Eleven, Yak Attack, Blossomn, Casual Commander and more throughout the three-day festival.

GLOWvolution Tour

Photo courtesy of HydraFacial

When: June 24 – 25

Where: Cherry Creek Shopping Center, 3000 E 1st Ave, Denver

Cost: Book your free treatment here

The Lowdown: HydraFacial is a three-step facial treatment that deeply cleanses, painlessly extracts and intensely hydrates skin. The buzz-worthy GLOWvolution bus will roll into Denver this weekend offering complimentary HydraFacial experiences to consumers.

Saturday, June 25

Denver PrideFest

Pridefest, Denver Pride,

Denver Pridefest 2019. Photo by Annelise Blackwood

When: June 25 – 26

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

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: The Center on Colfax hosts Denver PrideFest. The Center will transform Civic Center Park into a festival filled with more than 250 exhibitors, rooftop entertainment, food trucks and more. The two-day event will end with a One Colorado Pride Rally at the Colorado State Capitol on June 26.

Call to Arms PrideFest

Photo Courtesy of Call To Arms Brewing Company

When: June 25, 12 – 7 p.m.

Where: Call to Arms Brewing Company, 4526 Tennyson St, Denver

Price: Free admission 

The Lowdown: The Call to Arms PrideFest is back with live music, beer tappings and more. The event raises funds for The Transgender Center of the Rockies with 10% of sales benefitting the organization.

READ: Celebrate Pride Month 2022 with these Denver Booze-Filled Festivities

N3ptune LIVE

Photo Courtesy of Odell Brewing Sloan’s Lake Brewhouse on Facebook

When: June 25, 7 p.m. 

Where: Odell Brewing Sloan’s Lake, 1625 Perry St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Celebrate Pride with a live performance from N3ptune and Rusty Steve in the taproom of Odell. You can also rock to beats from special guest DJ Average Jonny throughout the night.

 West Denver Bike Loop

Photo Courtesy of WestFaxBrewing Company on Facebook

When: June 25, 11:30 a.m. 

Where: WestFax Brewing Company, 6733 W. Colfax Ave. Lakewood

Cost: Free, RSVP here

The Lowdown: The West Denver Bike Loop is back. You peddle around to local breweries such as Westfax Brewing Company, Hogshead Brewing, Odell Brewing Sloan’s Lake and  Joyride Brewing Company for a day of beer and fun. You can $1 off of a full pour at each brewery when you bike the loop. If you complete the loop and bike to all four breweries, you will earn a free brew. The loop has a Pride theme, so make sure to dress up in your best rainbow gear.


Photo Courtesy of Theariale Felony Misdemeanor St.Cyr on Facebook

When: June 25, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Ace Eat Serve hosts Ace, Eat, Serve, Drag. The event offers a drag brunch with performances from the Haus of Misdemeanor to start off your weekend of Pride.

48th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival

Photo courtesy of Denver Cherry Blossom Festival on Facebook.

When: June 25 – 26
Where: 1255 19th St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: The 48th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival is back in Denver. You can experience Japanese culture with live performances, food, demonstrations and more. You can also peruse vendors to find Japanese products and of course, cherry blossomed-themed goods.

Double Barrel Aged Last Guardian Release

Photo Courtesy River North Brewery on Facebook

When: June 25, 1 p.m. 

Where: River North Brewery, 6021 Washington St. Unit A, Denver

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: River North Brewery presents a Double Barrel Aged Last Guardian Release. The abbey-style ale has been aged in a Kentucky Straight Bourbon barrel and then a Colorado Single Malt barrel for a unique finish available in a limited batch.

Denver Taco Festival

Photo courtesy of Denver Taco Festival Facebook

When: June 25 – 26

Where: Stockyards Events Center, 5004 National Western Dr., Denver 

Cost: $8, get tickets here

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

Highlands Street Fair

Photo Courtesy of Highlands Street Fair on Facebook

When: June 25, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. 

Where: Highlands Square, W. 32nd Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Shop local at the 39th annual Highlands Street Fair. You can explore the shops of Highlands Square, jam out to live music, dine on local bites and more throughout the fair.

Lumonics Immersed

photo of “Sandcastle by Dorothy Tanner” courtesy of Lumonics Gallery

When: June 25, 8 p.m. 

Where: Lumonics Gallery, 800 E. 73rd Ave. Unit 11, Denver 

Cost: $25, register here

The Lowdown: Experience a multi-sensory adventure with Lumonics Immersed. The event aims to refresh your body, mind and spirit. Before and after the exploration you can take a look at more than 75 light artworks in the front gallery rooms, art studio and performance space.

Colorado Tiny House Festival

Photo Courtesy of Colorado Tiny House Festival

When: June 25 – 26

Where: Riverdale Regional Park at the Adams County Fair and Regional Park Complex, 9755 Henderson Rd., Brighton

Cost: $10 – $20, get tickets here

The Lowdown: The Colorado Tiny House Festival returns. This festival allows you to explore a myriad of tiny homes, container homes, vans and more for a more simplified lifestyle.

Belgian Brew Fest

Photo Courtesy of Bruz Beers on Facebook

When: June 25, 1 – 4 p.m. 

Where: Bruz Beers, 1675 W. 67th Ave. Ste 100, Denver 

Cost: $48, get tickets here

The Lowdown: Bruz Beers hosts its annual Belgian Beer Fest. You can imbibe in Belgian beers from breweries such as Crooked Stave, Purpose Brewing Co., Burns Family and more during the outdoor event.

Sunday, June 26

Oasis Yoga

Photo Courtesy of Oasis Brewing Company on Facebook

When: June 26, 10 – 11 a.m. 

Where: Oasis Brewing Company, 3257 N. Lowell Blvd., Denver 

Cost: $20 at entry

The Lowdown: Oasis Brewing Company teams up with yoga instructor Hannah to present Oasis Yoga. You can let go of stresses this Sunday and pose to later imbibe in an Oasis brew in the taproom. Make sure to bring a mat and water to keep hydrated.

Avant Garden

Photo Courtesy of Victoria Lundy on Facebook

When: June 26, 6 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Mutiny Information Cafe, 2 S. Broadway, Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Get creative at Avant Garden. You can bring an instrument, dance, bring art supplies or whatever gets your creative juices flowing to collaborate with others.

Sundays on Santa Fe

Photo Courtesy of Art District on Santa Fe on Facebook

When: June 26, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Where: Art District on Santa Fe, 525 Santa Fe Dr., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Take a morning stroll through the Santa Fe Art District during Sundays on Santa Fe. You can peruse art in the galleries, shop from local boutiques and more throughout the day.

Coors Light Denver Pride Parade

Photo Courtesy of Denver Pride on Facebook

When: June 26, 9:30 a.m. 

Where: Cheesman Park, 1599 E. 8th Ave., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: The Center on Colfax presents the Coors Light Virtual Denver Pride Parade. The event features a parade down Colfax Avenue to celebrate Colorado’s LGBTQ+ community during Pride month. Grab a friend and march in solidarity with others.

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Mark Your Calendar

June’s Local 303 Meetup

When: June 27, 6:30 p.m. 

Where: Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

Active Minds: Coffee: A Brief History

When: June 28, 5 – 6 p.m. 

Where: Tattered Cover Colfax, 2526 E. Colfax Ave., Denver

Cost: Free admission


When: July 1 – 3

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

Cost: Varying prices, purchase passes here

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When: July 17, 4 p.m. 

Where: Void Studios, 1790 S. Bannock St., Denver

Cost: $40, tickets available here