July Events 2017 | Things To Do In Denver

Here is your complete guide to all the fun events happening this July!

Food & Drink

Shakesbeer’s A Midsummer Night’s Dram

When: July 2nd, 9th, and 16th
Where: Black Shirt Brewing
Time: Starts at 7:30pm
Cost: Free General Admission

The Wit’s Shakesbeer presents an original 60-minute adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic romp, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” with beer, love, hate, fairies, buffoonery, and even more beer. In true Shakesbeer fashion, actors imbibe alongside the audience before and throughout the show and hijinks ensue!

July Events 2017 | Shakesbeer's A Midsummer Nights Dram

Biergarten Festival

When: July 7th – 9th
Where: T.E.V Edelweiss Club
Time: Varies
Cost: Adults – $5 , Children 12 and Under -$3 , Children 5 & Under – Free

This family-friendly cultural event offers traditional German food, entertainment, live music, dance groups, and of course beer. The event is open to the public and provides an atmosphere of German summer family time together, reminiscent of the times families spent in the Biergartens throughout Germany. The event will offer several games and activities for the children. This year’s Biergarten Festival has added more music, more beer and more entertainment.

July Events 2017 | Beirgarten Fest

Great Divide Summer Block Party

When: July 8th
Where: Great Divide Brewing
Time: 2pm – 6pm
Cost: Free Admission

Mark your calendars, Great Divide is throwing another summer event not to be missed. They’re getting back to their roots and throwing a block party with music, entertainment, and LOTS of good beer. More information to come shortly!

July 2017 | Great Divide Block Party

The Big Eat

When: July 13th
Where: Denver Performing Arts Center
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Cost: $65

Showcasing our city’s top independent restaurants organized by neighborhood, The Big Eat marks the opening of Slow Food Nations weekend and a banner year for Denver’s dining scene. Enjoy bites and sips from 70 of Denver’s best restaurants and bars under the canopy of The Galleria at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, and support EatDenver’s efforts to strengthen our independent restaurant community and continue elevating the dining scene through collaboration.

July Events 2017 | The Big Eat

Slow Food Nations

When: July 14th – 16th
Where: The two primary locations in downtown Denver for the event will center around Union Station and Larimer Square
Time: Varies Based on Event
Cost: Varies Based on Event

Slow Food Nations will gather leaders and eaters, farmers and chefs, educators and families for a weekend of tastings, tours, and talks. For three days, Denver will become the center of the North American food universe. Innovation meets tradition during exciting culinary workshops, seminars, dine-around dinners, tours, informal eating and drinking, and a grand tasting hall.

July Events 2017 | Slow Food Nations

BrüFrouFEST 2017

When: July 16th
Where: Tivoli Quad
Time: 12pm -5pm
Cost: Tickets Starting at $35

The 4th annual BrüFrou is an exciting reimagined version of the venerable craft beer and culinary pairing classic. BrüFrouFEST 2017 is now an outdoor summer extravaganza in the heart of downtown Denver on the new quad at the historic Tivoli Brewery/Student Union building. Get ready to discover a whole new kind of experience featuring Live Music, Merchandise Marketplace, Specialty Tasting Pavilions, Outdoor Games, Value Tickets & VIP Tent Passes. BrüFrouFEST 2017 will not only be the largest craft brewer and chef pairing event in the country, but also the finest.

July Events 2017 | BruFrouFEST 2017

Denver Summer Brew Fest

When: July 28th – 29th
Where: Mile High Station
Time: 6pm – 7pm VIP Power Hour, 7pm – 10pm General Admission
Cost: VIP – $45 advance/$55 day of event, GA – $35 advance/$45 day of event

The Summer Brew Fest at Mile High Station will celebrate craft beverages from Colorado and beyond and features; live local music, food, and other vendors. This event benefits Swallow Hill Music Association.

July Events 2017 | Denver Summer Brew Fest

Festivals & Events

Colorado Renaissance Festival

When: June 10th – July 30th
Where: 650 West Perry Park Avenue
Time: 10am – 6:30pm
Cost: Adults $24, Children 5 – 12 $12, Children Under 5 Free

As you wander down the village streets and pathways of the Colorado Renaissance Festival, ready thyself to revel with master revelers, watch artisans create original works of their ancient craft, and be taken in by the tantalizing aromas of roast turkey legs, steak on a stake, fresh baked goods, and much more. Featuring a cast of hundreds of authentically costumed merrymakers living and working throughout the village and performing, continuously, upon the Festival’s seven stages, the illusion of a rollicking 16th Century festival day is created.

July Events 2017 | Colorado Renaissance Festival

SeriesFest Season 3

When: June 27th – July 2nd
Where: Reds Rocks Park & Amphitheater
Time: Varies
Cost: $40 – $225

SeriesFest is an international celebration dedicated to showcasing the best new pilots from established and emerging content creators. At a time when entertainment is expanding and evolving across multiple platforms, the need for a diverse range of programming is greater than ever. As trailblazers in independent content development, we aim to create a global marketplace for episodic storytelling.

The annual SeriesFest takes place in Denver – the birthplace of cable television. SeriesFest brings together industry luminaries, emerging artists, and passionate audiences to advance compelling and creative content as well as celebrating television history and engaging in meaningful dialogue.

July Events 2017 | SeriesFest Season 3

Denver Comic Con

When: June 30th – July 2nd
Where: Colorado Convention Center
Time: Starting at 10am
Cost: Tickets starting at $38.50

Denver Comic Con (DCC) is a 3-day, family-friendly, pop culture fan extravaganza, featuring the best in pop culture entertainment. DCC is a program of the Colorado nonprofit Pop Culture Classroom, whose mission is to inspire a love of learning, to increase literacy, celebrate diversity, and build community through pop culture education.

July Events 2017 | Denver Comic Con

Cherry Creek Arts Festival

When: July 1st – 3rd
Where: Denver’s Cherry Creek North Shopping District, from 2nd to 3rd Avenues, on the six streets between Clayton and Steele Streets.
Time: Starting at 10am
Cost: Free Admission

The Cherry Creek Arts Festival (CCAF) weekend event is a world‐class and award‐winning celebration of the visual, culinary and performing arts, and enjoys an attendance of 350,000 visitors over the course of the three‐day event.

Be sure to stop by the Kentwood Real Estate tent to say hi!

July Events 2017 | Cheery Creek Arts Festival

The BigWonderful Summer Weekend

When: July 7th – 9th
Where: Stanley Marketplace
Time: Starting at 5pm
Cost: Tickets Starting at $5

TheBigWonderful is Denver’s most original urban festival that celebrates Colorado’s eclectic culture to the fullest. This quarterly weekend festival incorporates a Beerfest, Bands, and a huge day & night Bazaar featuring Denver’s best eating & drinking & pop up retail. TheBigWonderful activates otherwise vacant urban lots into a thriving arts & small business community.

July Events 2017 | The BigWonderful

Copper Mountain Music Festival

When: July 7th – 9th
Where: Copper Mountain
Time: Starting at 10am
Cost: Tickets Starting at $49

Nothing quite compares to a music festival with friends and family in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. From July 7 – 9, the 3rd annual Copper Mountain Music Fest features bluegrass and Americana artists from around the country. The weekend offers not only free music from highly-acclaimed musicians but workshops, jam sessions with fellow music enthusiasts, outdoor adventures topped off with celebratory fireworks. Activities include: unlimited access to mini golf, scenic chairlift ride and bike haul, digglers (scooters), bumper boats, hydro bikes, the climbing wall and bungee, go kart ride, and a zip line.

July Events 2017 | Copper Mountain Music Festival

Lavender Festival

When: July 15th
Where: Denver Botanic Gardens, Chatfield Farms
Time: 9am – 5pm
Cost: Free Admission

Lavender Festival celebrates the Lavender Garden at Chatfield Farms. The garden was planted in 2015 and has more than 800 lavender plants, creating a gorgeous backdrop for this family-friendly event.

Lavender products made by local growers and artisans are available for purchase. Buy tickets for hayrides, barrel train rides, face painting and more. Enjoy a variety of food, dessert and drink vendors. Educational programs on lavender and related topics are available for an additional charge. Seats are limited and advance registration is highly recommended. Walk-ups for classes are welcome if the class is not sold out.

July Events 2017 | Lavender Festival

SummerFest

When: July 15th – July 16th
Where: Buchanan Park, Evergreen
Time: Starting at 10am
Cost: $5 General Admission

SummerFest is a two-day community fine arts and crafts festival held outdoors. Now in its 38th year, SummerFest kicks off Arts Alive Evergreen, a ten-day visual and performing arts showcase. With over 100 artists from all over the country, SummerFest provides fun for all ages. In addition to great art, enjoy local food, live music, special performances, and a children’s activity area.

July Events 2017 | Summerfest

Denver County Fair

When: July 21st – 23rd
Where: National Western Complex
Time: Varies
Cost: Adults $10/day, Children 3-11 $3/day

The Denver County Fair is back and under new ownership. The Western Stock Show Association purchased the fair in February 2017 and is committed to continuing the unique event while adding some features as only National Western can do.    

The urban county fair offers affordable family fun while showcasing Denver’s unique character and culture.  Bring the family and enjoy the largest DCF carnival yet, with more than 20 amusement rides, pony rides, camel rides, and unicorn rides.  The indoor/outdoor fair will include over 12 unique pavilions, 6 stages with a variety of programming, local bands and talents, a ukulele contest, live contests that test your know-how and hot dog, pie, and bug-eating contests.

July 2017 Events | Denver County Fair

Arts & Culture

Rocky Mountain Regional Gay Rodeo

When: July 7th – 9th
Where: Jefferson County Fairgrounds
Time: Varies
Cost: Tickets starting at $10

The Colorado Gay Rodeo Association (CGRA) is proud to present the 35th edition of the Rocky Mountain Regional Rodeo the weekend of July 7-9, 2017.

July Events 2017 | Rocky Mountain Regional Gay rodeo

Colorado Music Festival – Beethoven’s Ninth

When: July 13th & 14th
Where: Chautauqua Auditorium
Time: 7:30pm
Cost: $12 – $54

Jean-Marie Zeitouni conducts Beethoven’s grand Ninth Symphony, with its iconic finale, “Ode to Joy” featuring nationally acclaimed opera singers, including Grammy-winning mezzo soprano Michelle DeYoung, soprano Mary Wilson, tenor Jason Baldwin, and former University of Colorado football player/Metropolitan Opera singer Keith Miller, bass-baritone. It’s perfectly paired with Mahler’s vocally thrilling Songs of a Wayfarer, as well as the North American Premiere of Betsy Jolas’ A Little Summer Suite.

July Events 2017 | Colorado Music Festival

Mile High Global Bazaar

When: July 14th – July 16th
Where: Skyline Park
Time: 11am – 7 am
Cost: Free Admisson

The Mile High Global Bazaar is a 3 day, annual celebration of international cultures, arts, crafts, merchandise, food, and music. The event will consist of exhibitors from around the globe representing a vast array of cultures and goods. This popular event is an international celebration of global art, crafts, music, food, and dance right in the center of the Rocky Mountains.

July Events 2017 | Mile High Global Bazaar

The Colorado Irish Festival

When: July 14th – July 16th
Where: Clement Park
Time: Varies
Cost: Tickets Starting at $7

The 2017 Colorado Irish Festival will be commemorating its 23rd Anniversary!

Held in the heather of Clement Park in Littleton, with a backdrop of the Rocky Mountain Highlands, the Colorado Irish Festival celebrates all that is Green. This eclectic gathering of tens of thousands is known throughout the west for its outrageous display of kilts and bagpipes; Gaelic sports and Irish step dancing; and the best Irish rock and classic music this side of the Emerald Isle. The 2017 line up promises to be a memorable weekend of great entertainment.

July Events 2017 | Colorado Irish Festival

Pearl Street Arts Fest

When: July 15th & July 16th
Where: Pearl Street, Downtown Boulder
Time: Starting at 10am
Cost: Free Admission

Pearl Street Arts Fest is a juried celebration of visual arts celebrating photography, sculpture, upcycled art, and much more. Event features artists from around the country; children’s art activities; live interactive performances – and much, much more!

July Events 2017 | Pearl Street Arts Fest

35th Annual Winter Park Jazz Festival

When: July 15th & July 16th
Where: Hideaway Park/Winter Park
Time: 11:00am
Cost: Tiered Pricing

A fan favorite for over 30 years the Winter Park Jazz Festival, brings world class artists along with up and coming favorites to our outdoor amphitheater in Hideaway Park for a weekend packed with music and entertainment for Jazz lovers.

July Events 2017 | Winter Park Jazz Festival

21st Annual Chicano Music Festival & Auction

When: July 27th – July 30th
Where: Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center
Time: Varies
Cost: TBD

The biggest party of the year returns, heating up Santa Fe Drive with musica, dancing, and comida all under the stars.  Plus, brilliant art and great deals at the annual auction.

July Events 2017 | Chicano Music Festival

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