June Events 2017 | Things to do in Denver

Here is your complete guide to all the most important events and activities happening around the Denver area this coming June!

Food & Drink

June Events

Cocktails on the Rocks

Where: T.E.V Edelweiss Club
When: Saturday, June 3rd
Time: 12 pm – 4 pm
Cost: $50 general admission, $25 designated driver

A warm summer day.  Colorado distillers and cocktail experts mixing up summer favorites and soon to be new favorites.  Music, food and shopping to cap off an event nestled in the heart of Morrison, Colorado overlooking the majestic Red Rocks Amphitheater.  What could be better than that?

June 2017 Events | Cocktails on the Rocks

2nd Annual Funk & Farm Festival

Where: Nighthawk Brewery
When: Saturday, June 3rd
Time: 1 pm – 5 pm
Cost: $40 Admission

Nighthawk Brewery’s Second Annual Funk & Farm Fest is a celebration of grisette, saison, and farmhouse beers! This invitational event will feature Colorado breweries from around the state. Included in your ticket purchase will be a commemorative glass, fresh made food from the Nighthawk Brewery Pizza Kitchen, and all the funky delicious beer you could hope for! We have invited some of Colorado’s best brewers of these great historic ales from Belgium and France. Come on by and get your funk on!

June 2017 Events | Funk and Fresh Festival

Easy Brew Beers Festival 

Where: Arapahoe County Fair Grounds
When: Sunday, June 4th
Time: 2 pm – 6 pm
Cost: Tickets starting at $40

Enjoy a Sunday Funday full of unlimited craft beer tastings, food trucks, live music from Wake Up and Live, a Bob Marley Tribute, PLUS an incredible view of the beautiful Rocky Mountains! Your ticket includes a souvenir tasting glass and unlimited 1oz beer tastings with all participating breweries — and of course, a relaxing afternoon enjoying everything our great state has to offer – sun, mountains, beer and good company.

June 2017 Events | Easy Brews Beer Festival

Movies & Martinis: Dirty Dancing

Where: CU South Denver
When: Friday, June 9th
Time: 6:00 pm Doors Open, 7:30 pm Film
Cost: $36 general admission, $26 designated driver

Enjoy an all-inclusive night out! Guests enjoy two drinks (signature cocktails, beer or wine), an incredible menu prepared by the in-house culinary team, movie and popcorn, and the classic film on the Giant Screen! Don’t miss trivia and prizes before the movie. Movie & Martini events are 21+.

June 2017 Events | Movie and A Martini

Cajun Crawfish Boil

Where: Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge
When:Friday,  June 9th
Time: 6:30 pm
Cost: $40 General Admission, $55 VIP

Mark your calendars for the third annual Cajun Crawfish Boil to benefit the National Repertory Orchestra (NRO) on Friday, June 9th, 2017. The ultimate Bayou experience will kick off at 6:30 PM at the Breckenridge Riverwalk Center. Tickets are just $40 and include crawfish, all the fixins’ and desert beignets provided by The Lost Cajun, beer hand crafted by Broken Compass Brewery and Breckenridge Brewery, drinks provided by the Breckenridge Distillery, tastings from Olive Fusion and music provided by Tony Trahan and the BlueKrewe.

June 2017 Events | Cajun Crawfish Boil

Do at the Zoo

Where: The Denver Zoo
When: Thursday, June 15th
Time: 7 pm – 10 pm
Cost: $175 per adult

Enjoy grazing on sample dishes from more than 55 of the city’s best restaurants and breweries. Belly up to the watering hole for unlimited drinks, featuring the region’s best beers, wines and cocktails— all while enjoying live music and entertainment!

Proceeds from the event benefit “What We Do at the Zoo,” including science education, local and global conservation of wild animals and wild places, and world-class animal care.

June 2017 Events | Do at the Zoo

Vail Craft Beer Classic

Where: Vail, Colorado
When: Thursday, June 15th – Sunday, June 18th
Time: Varies
Cost: $22 – $195

They’re bringing all the beer they can haul over the pass to throw a beer fest like nothing else on earth. Experience the mountains the way they should be enjoyed, with a cold beer and your friends. Pairing beer with adventure and the best breweries from Colorado and beyond.

June 2017 Events | Vail Craft Beer Classic

Renegade Brewing’s 6th Anniversary Block Party

Where: Renegade Brewing at The Yard
When: Saturday, June 24th
Time: 1 pm – 5 pm
Cost: Tickets starting at $40

Renegade is turning 6 and they want to throw an awesome birthday bash with all their favorite Renegades! but this year, they’re doing things a little bit differently; a ticket gets you in the door and UNLIMITED BEER, food trucks, and music – including headliner Hangman’s Hymnal.

June 2017 Events | Renegade Brewing Block Party

Fairs & Festivals

June Events

Highlands Street Fair

Where: Highlands Square
When: Saturday, June 3rd
Time: 10 am – 6 pm
Cost: Free

The 35th Annual Highlands Street Fair will be held Saturday, June 3 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., with activities stretching from Julian St. to Perry St. along 32nd Ave. This quintessential summer event is a celebration for all ages, with three stages, a bike parade, slack-line instruction, kid’s art area, local vendors, beer garden, craft cocktails and more.

One of Highlands Square’s largest events of the year, the Highlands Street Fair attracts Highlands Square residents, local Denverites and visitors to enjoy Highlands Square’s laid-back, family-friendly vibe.

June 2017 Events | Highlands Street Fair

Denver Beer CO’s Sundrenched Music Fest

Where: Denver Beer Co.
When: Saturday, June 3rd
Time: 2 pm – 10 pm
Cost: $30

Kick off the summer season at SunDrenchedMusicFest. They are taking over Denver Beer Co. Canwork’s parking lot for an afternoon of summer jams! Because you gotta get up (to Sunnyside) to get down. This year’s Sun Drenched Music Fest is going to rock with live music all day, special pairings, sand volleyball, and beach games. So grab your friends and get ready to rock the beats of summer!

June 2017 Events |Sundrenched Music Festival

Capitol Hill People’s Fair

Where: Civic Center Park
When: Saturday, June 3rd & Sunday, June 4th
Time: Starting at 10 am
Cost: Free Admission

The People’s Fair is one of the largest two-day festivals in the country with over 200,000 fair-goers, and is one of Colorado’s longest-running outdoor urban festivals featuring handmade arts & crafts, food from local restaurants, kids’ activities, live local entertainment, and more!

Special features of the People’s Fair include a wine pavilion adjacent to the jazz stage, the Mural Project, Fine Art Avenue located on 14th Ave., and an ever-evolving kids and Family Area with kids craft projects, sports activities, a carnival, and much more.

June 2017 Events | Denver People's Fair

Parker Days Festival

Where: Mainstreet in Parker
Friday, June 9th – Sunday, June 11th
Time: Times VAry
Cost: Free Admission – Individual Events Vary

Enjoy a weekend of fun at the Parker Days Festival! There will be plenty of activities and entertainment including concerts, carnival rides, and a parade. A car show and farmers market will also be a part of this fun-filled weekend.

June 2017 Events | Parker Days

Colorado Renaissance Festival

Where: 650 West Perry Park Avenue
When: Saturday, June 10th – Sunday, July 30th
Time: Times Vary
Cost: $22.50 Adult Ticket, $11 Child Ages 5-12

Flash back to the 16th Century and journey through a medieval city. Enjoy full-armor jousting, tasty turkey legs, music and a marketplace featuring more than 200 artisans.

June 2017 Events | Renaissance Festival

Ridge at 38th Criterium and Brewfest

Where: West 38th between Teller and Reed
When: Sunday, June 11th
Time: 8 am – 8 pm
Cost: Free

The Ridge at 38 Criterium is a cycling race on a fast, 1.15 mile course in the in the heart of Wheat Ridge. Participating cyclists ride as many laps of the circuit as possible within the time limit. This ensures a lot of action and excitement for spectators and athletes, so don’t miss out on the fun!

Back this year is a Brewfest featuring some of the best local breweries.  In addition to racing and beer, the event features free festivities for spectators, including a family-friendly festival with food, live music, vendors, lively commentators announcing the action, and a kids’ zone featuring a bouncy castle and face painting!

June 2017 Events | Ridge at 38 Criterium and Brewfest

The Denver Deluxe

Where: Between 26th & 27th on Walnut
When: Saturday, June 17th
Time: 2 pm – 8 pm
Cost: $10 General Admission, $20 Deluxe Package

The Denver Deluxe combines all summer essentials for an incredible afternoon music fest. Jam to live music all afternoon with cold beers tapped, and burgers being flipped. This event will also feature Live Crush street and graffiti artists. This is a family-friendly event and kids under 12 are free. 

June 2017 Events | Denver Deluxe

Denver Pride Festival

Where: Civic Center Park
When: June 17th & 18th
Time: 11am – 7pm
Cost: Free Admission

Recognized as one of the top ten pride events in the country, Denver’s PrideFest is a celebration of community, heritage, family and culture. Produced by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Colorado (The Center), more than 250,000 people from Colorado and surrounding areas come out to enjoy the parade, rally, music, entertainment, food and much more.

Pride Fest

Sand in the City Festival

Where: Ralston Park at 64th and Simms
When: Saturday, June 24th & Sunday, June 25th
Time: Starting at 10 am
Cost: $5

The two-day long weekend event offers all-ages fun in the sun at Metro Denver’s only Sand in the City Festival! Attendees will enjoy a variety of entertainment, food, and beverage offerings including giant sand sculptures built by local residents; live music on a full stage; luaus both Saturday and Sunday; craft beer from local breweries; local vendors offering tons of shopping, food, and beverage choices; the Kids’ Zone, featuring activities for kids of all ages including a giant sandbox, bouncy castles, games, crafts and free face painting.

 June 2017 Events | Sand in the City

Culture & Arts

June Events

Viking Bash

Where: Denver Museum of Nature & Science
When: Friday, June 2nd
Time: 7 pm – 10 pm
Cost: $38 adult member, $43 adult non-member

Revel, imbibe, bust myths, see replica ships, and explore a Viking camp with the local Fjellborg Viking Reenactor Society, including wild steel weapon combat! Travel to distant lands and times in the temporary exhibition, Vikings: Beyond the Legend. Costumes are encouraged! Please register for a timed ticket to the exhibition between 7:10 and 8:30 p.m. Ticket also includes one drink and appetizers. Ages 21 +

June 2017 Events | Viking Bash

17th Annual Tesoro Indian Market and Powwow

Where: Tesoro Culture Center
When: Saturday, June 3rd & Sunday, June 4th
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Cost: $3 – $5

The Indian Market & Powwow has over 50 of the nation’s top award winning Native American artists in pottery, jewelry, easel arts, etc. An inter-tribal contest Powwow occupies the valley Sat.-Sun. with dancers and drummers in competitions of Traditional, Shawl, Fancy, Grass & Jingle dancing. On Sun., Native Americans in our Armed Services are honored.

June Events 2017 | Tesoro Indian Market

Denver Chalk Arts Festival

Where: Larimer Street, Downtown Denver
When: Saturday, June 3rd & Sunday, June 4th
Time: Starting at 10 am
Cost: Free Admission

More than 200 professional, amateur and student artists will delight and amaze Denverites with their incredible talents in what has become one of the city’s most treasured events. Over the course of two days, the artists will take to the street armed with vivid pastel chalks and spend hours on their hands and knees recreating major masterpieces or sharing original works of art. Spectators will watch as the intricate chalk paintings come to life and spread out to adorn four downtown blocks in and around Larimer Square. Visitors will enjoy live music, food and beverages while also having the rare opportunity to interact with the artists as they work.

June Events 2017 | Denver Chalk Art Festival

Denver Greek Festival

Where: Assumption of Theotokos
When: Friday, June 16th – Sunday, June 18th
Time: Festivities start at 11 am
Cost: $3 General Admission, $1 Senior, Free for children 12 and under

Head down to this years 52nd annual Denver Greek Festival, a family friendly event with plenty to do for the entire family. Enjoy our traditional Greek food, while immersing yourself in sounds of live Greek music and traditional dance entertainment.

June 2017 Events |Denver Greek Festival

Juneteenth Music Festival

Where: Denver’s Historic Five Points Neighbrohood
When: Saturday, June 17th
Time: TBD
Cost: Free Admission

Juneteenth is a cultural event celebrated by diverse people of all colors, backgrounds, and nationalities. Denver, Colorado’s Juneteenth Music Festival is one of the nation’s largest celebrations, drawing in record numbers of festival-goers and participation. The event features live performances, art and cultural exhibitions, and food and commercial vendors; with partners and sponsors ranging from community support networks and organizations, to local and international companies.

June 2017 Events | Juneteenth Music Festival

Cherry Blossom Festival

Where: On Lawrence Street Between 19th and 20th
When: Saturday, June 24th & Sunday, June 25th
Time: TBD
Cost: Free Admission

Japanese culture and heritage are showcased in this annual event. Dance, taiko drums, and martial arts are featured on the outdoor stage, while inside the Denver Buddhist Temple are food sales, exhibits, and demos.

June 2017 Events | Cherry Blossom Fesitval

Homesteader’s Day

Where: Clear Creek History Park
When: Saturday, June 24th
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Cost: Free

Experience 19th century homesteading, explore the historic cabins, try woodstove cooking, learn about blacksmithing, and take a lesson at the schoolhouse.

June 2017 Events | Homesteader's Day


Kids & Family

June Events


Children’s Day Japanese Fish Kites

Where: Denver Museum of Miniatures
When: Saturday, June 17th
Time: 1 pm – 2 pm
Cost: $8 – $10

In this workshop, students will make a carp kites while learning about holidays celebrated by families in Japan. This event will be held in the Museum basement classroom. Due to the historic nature of the house, this area is not handicap accessable. Contact the Museum for any accommodation needs. A minimum of five pre-registered attendees is required for the workshop. If the minimum is not reached, refunds will be offered.

June Events 2017 | Japanese Fish Kites


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