Looking for things to do in Denver? | July 6-12, 2015

July 6-8– Martin Lawrence at Comedy Works South at The Landmark
Don’t miss your chance to see comedian, actor, writer & producer, Martin Lawrence Live and in person in this RARE club performance! See Details

July 6 – Steely Dan at Red Rocks
The summer 2015 “ROCKABYE GOLLIE ANGEL TOUR” is set to kick off at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre on July 6 and will hit 20 cities before concluding on August 12 in West Palm Beach, Florida. In addition to a set of hits and fan-favorites from Elvis Costello & The Imposters, concertgoers will be treated to selections from The Dan’s extraordinary four-decade catalog, rich with infectious tunes, bodacious harmonies, irresistible grooves, and sleek, subversive lyrics punctuated by blazing solo work and rich ensembles. See Details

July 7 – Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Free Day
Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield is a working farm located along the banks of Deer Creek in southern Jefferson County. Bring your binoculars and wander the many trails. The area is known for exceptional bird watching.    See Details

July 10-12 – American Idol Auditions
Auditions For AMERICAN IDOL Season XV Are Now Open! There are more ways than ever to earn your spot on the stage for the 15th – and final season of AMERICAN IDOL.  See Details

July 10-12 – Colorado Irish Festival
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. See Details

July 10-12 – Colorado Black Arts Festival
The Colorado Black Arts Festival is excited to present the best of visual and performing arts to celebrate its 29th Annual Festival July 10-12, 2015 in historic Denver City Park West. This year’s Festival theme “Rock Steady” conveys the ability to excel in the arts with a rocking and soulful dimension.  It represents a soulful genre that captures artistic rhythms with origins in the African diaspora.  See Details

July 11 – Denver Art Museum Free Day
The museum offers free general admission on the first Saturday of the month, made possible by Your 6 Hometown Toyota Stores and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).See Details

July 11 – Drums Along the Rockies
Join us Saturday, July 11, 2015 in Denver as the world’s top drum corps entertain an enthusiastic crowd and battle for top honors at Drums Along The Rockies. See Details

Festivals and Fireworks | Things to Do in the Denver Metro Area on July 4th

There are always so many things happening on July 4th.  Here’s a condensed version of many of the activities you’ll find along the Front Range this year:

July 3-5 | Cherry Creek Arts Festival
Held at Sloan’s Lake on Saturday and Sunday with easy parking and shuttle buses from Sports Authority Field.  See Details

Fireworks at Elitch Gardens
Fireworks at America’s only downtown theme and water park.  See Details

Liberty 4 Mile Run/Walk and Firecracker Kids Fun Run
Held in Wash Park. Wear your red, white, and blue to win prizes.    See Details

Park Hill 4th of July Parade
A community friendly event along 23rd Avenue complete with marchers, bikers, floats and classic cars. See Details

Colorado Rapids and Fireworks
The Rapids take on the Vancouver Whitecaps and then stick around and enjoy the fireworks after the game. See Details

Colorado Symphony’s Family Friendly Fourth
Join the Symphony at Fiddler’s Green with music from Frozen, the Magical World of Pixar, Harry Potter and Star Wars with fireworks galore!  See Details

Red, White, and BOOM in Thornton
Music, food and fireworks at Carpenter Park Fields at 108th Ave and Colorado Boulevard.  See Details

4th of July Celebration in Westminster’s City Park
Fishing Derby, swimming, patriotic bike ride, and many more activities ending in a fun fireworks display.  See Details

4th of July Spectacular in Aurora
Live music, delicious food, BBQ competition, car show, and a fireworks display at the Aurora Municipal Center.  See Details

Ralphie’s Independence Day Blast 2015 In Boulder
Boulder’s fireworks show at Folsom Field.  See Details

Fireworks in Longmont
Fireworks display at the Boulder County Fairgrounds.  See Details

Rockin’ the Fourth: Red, White & Boom! Fireworks in Castle Rock
Fireworkds display in Metzler Ranch Park, Castle Rock.  See Details

 

Looking for things to do in Denver? | June 15-21, 2015

June 15 – Film on the Rocks:  The Princess Bride
Check out the next in the series of outdoor films at Red Rocks.  Movie starts approximately 9pm.  See Details

June 16 – Peter Frampton with Cheap Trick at Red Rocks
For the past 35 years, Cheap Trick – rock’s power-pop originator – has forged its rightful place among the world’s most accomplished and emulated rock bands with a timeless sound that blends elements of pop, punk, and even metal, in an instantly recognizable way.  See Details

June 18-20 – Colorado BBQ Challenge
Take a trip up to Frisco for the 22nd annual BBQ competition.  Approximately 70 BBQers will compete for a variety of awards. Teams compete in a wide range of categories including pork, ribs, chicken, brisket, anything goes, barbecue sauce, side dish, salsa and dessert.    See Details

June 19-21– 50th Annual Greek Festival
Come and attend one of Denver’s premier and FIRST summer outdoor festivals! Featuring LIVE traditional Greek dancing, live music and plenty of homemade food and pastries from throughout Greece to satisfy any appetite. See Details

 Through June 26 – Cirque Kurios – By Cirque du Soleil
The show immerses you in a mysterious and fascinating realm that disorients your senses and challenges your perceptions, leaving you to wonder: “Is it real, or just a figment of my imagination?” See Details

Through July 5 – Wicked
Back by “popular” demand. Variety calls Wicked “a cultural phenomenon,” and every time it plays Denver it breaks box office records. Winner of more than 100 international awards, including a Grammy and three Tonys, Wicked is “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” (The New York Times).  See Details

Through Aug 2 – Colorado Renaissance Festival
For our 39th season, we take you on a magical tour through time and legend. 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 legges, steak on a stake, fresh baked goods and much more.  See Details

Through Aug 13– Humpback Whales 3D
Located in the heart of Lower Highland (LoHi), just outside of Downtown Denver, this one-day music festival and street fair has something for everyone! See Details

Looking for things to do in Denver? | June 1-7,  2015

June 2 – Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Free Day
One of many free days offered through the Scientific & Cultural Facilities Distract (SCFD). To take advantage of this great opportunity…  See Details

June 2 – Film On The Rocks:  Super Troopers 2
Come see the next in the annual outdoor film series at Red Rocks Park.  See Details

June 3- July 5 – Wicked at the Buell Theater
Back by popular demand.  Don’t miss this awesome show!   See Details

June 5- Aug 5 – Colorado Shakespeare Festival
This year’s line-up includes:   Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, Henry V and Henry VI, Part 1.  See Details

June 6 – 2nd Annual Highlands Ranch Beer Festival
Colorado, often called the “Napa Valley of Beer”, is home to over 210 local breweries and brewpubs. In celebration of our beer culture the HRCA proudly presents the 2nd Annual Highlands Ranch Beer Festival. Live music, local and national breweries and lawn games will be present at this event.  See Details

June 6 – Manitou Springs Colorado Wine Festival
If you are up for a little drive, check this out!  Wine tasting, live jazz, blues, and folk music, vendors, and some great food.  See Details

June 6 – Denver Art Museum Free Day
Another of many free days offered through the Scientific & Cultural Facilities Distract (SCFD). To take advantage of this great opportunity…  See Details

June 6-7 – Denver Chalk Art Festival
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.  See Details

June 7 – City Park Jazz
This is the first of a great lineup of FREE Sunday concerts in City Park. This week Selina Albright will be performing.  See Details

Looking for things to do in Denver? | May 25 – May 31, 2015

Through May 25 – Beaver Creek’s 12th Annual Blues, Brews & BBQ Weekend
As the unofficial launch of summertime in the mountains, this annual festival features toe-tapping blues music, thirst-quenching microbrews, and plenty of mouth-watering BBq.  See Details

Through May 25 – Denver Comic Con 2015
Come and see Colorado’s largest exhibitor hall floor, featuring toys, games, art, collectibles, plus our one-of-a-kind family activities area, the Comic Book Classroom Corral.  Experience Colorado’s best gaming and cosplay, and meet celebrities and artists from the worlds of film, television, animation, and of course, comic books.  See Details

May 27 – Kevin Fitzgerald at Comedy Works Downtown
With a background that ranges from being a bouncer with The Rolling Stones and The Who, a 25 year career in veterinary medicine & over 20 years of performing as a professional stand-up comedian; Kevin Fitzgerald is a true renaissance man.   See Details

May 28 – Lindsey Stirling at Red Rocks
Lindsey Stirling is one of the biggest artist development breakthrough stories in recent years. A classically trained violinist from Gilbert, AZ, Lindsey has entered a futurist world of electronic big beats and animation, leaping through the music industry with over half a billion views on YouTube, Billboard chart-topping hits and sold out tours worldwide.   See Details

May 29-30 – A Weekend of Star Wars
Your Colorado Symphony presents an epic weekend of music celebrating a galaxy far, far away. Returning by popular demand this concert weekend is filled with music from the world of Star Wars and classical favorites spanning the Milky Way. Diving deeper than ever before into the Star Wars musical repertoire, prepare for a weekend that’ll take you on the greatest adventure this side of the Mos Eisley Cantina!  See Details

May 29-31 – Rocky Mountain Airshow
The Rocky Mountain Airshow, with the City of Aurora, is proud to announce that The USAF Thunderbirds are returning to Aurora and the Metro Area after 18 years. See Details

May 30 – End of the World Pub Crawl
Your challenge is to crawl all participating venues while avoiding the Zombies trying to take your life (flags). Do so and you have a chance at winning one of several amazing prizes. Lose your life (flags) and still finish the crawl and you will have a chance to win one of many other prizes.  See Details

May 31 – Denver Museum of Nature & Science Free Day
If you haven’t been, check out the museum free of charge on this day!  See Details

May 31 – Creedence Clearwater Revisited
One of several concerts that are part of the 2015 Summer Concert Series at The Hudson Gardens & Even Center.   See Details

Looking for things to do in Denver? | May 18 – May 24, 2015

May 18-21 – Colorado Rockies Vs. Philadelphia Phillies
Come cheer on our Rockies!  See Details

May 19 – Build it Wow! Exhibit Opens at The Children’s Museum
this is a fantastic building exhibit for kids to explore and compare different ways of building all kinds of things.  This new and improved exhibit opens May 19.   See Details

May 20-24 – Nick Guerra at Comedy Works Downtown
Come check out one of the best up and coming young Hispanic comedians today!   See Details

May 21 – Colorado Corks and Cuisine at Four Mile Historic Park
Sample fruits from local wineries, distilleries, breweries, and culoinary artists while raising funds to support Four Mile’s preservation and education initiatives.  See Details

May 22-24 – Colorado Rockies Vs. San Francisco Giants
Come cheer on our Rockies!  See Details

May 22-25 – Denver Comic Con 2015
Come and see Colorado’s largest exhibitor hall floor, featuring toys, games, art, collectibles, plus our one-of-a-kind family activities area, the Comic Book Classroom Corral.  Experience Colorado’s best gaming and cosplay, and meet celebrities and artists from the worlds of film, television, animation, and of course, comic books.  See Details

May 22-24 – Downtown Denver Arts Festival
The Downtown Denver Arts Festival is a fine arts and fine crafts festival that continues to be dedicated to supporting Colorado artists while also showcasing a select group of national artists. Downtown Denver Arts Festival holds its annual premier event each Memorial Day Weekend at the Denver Performing Arts Complex.  See Details

May 23 – Film on the Rocks – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I
Every Coloradan has to see a summer film at Red Rocks at some point.  Now’s a good time to check it out!  See Details

May 24 – 14th Annual Festival of the Brewpubs
Sample brews from 12 Colorado breweries.  See Details

Now–July 12 – Singin’ in the Rain at the Candlelight Dinner Playhouse
Enjoy dinner and this show, based on one of the most well-loved movies of all time and Hollywood classic.  See Details

Saturdays: May 9 – October 31st  – Cherry Creek Fresh Market
Since 1997, Colorado Fresh Markets’ award winning seasonal outdoor markets feature a fresh mix of beautiful flowers, local produce, gourmet products, and delicious cuisine from Colorado and beyond.  On the corner of 1st Ave and University Blvd.  See Details

Ideas for Celebrating Your Mom This Mother’s Day

Are you in need of some good ideas to celebrate your mom this coming weekend? Here’s a few events and ideas for you to consider:

Mother’s Day Tea – Molly Brown House
Cost:  $20-26
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Enjoy admission to the museum and some tasty tea, savory sandwiches and decadent desserts!

Mother’s Day Family Show – Comedy Works South at The Landmark
Cost: $6-12
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Join Chris Voth (appeared in 3 seasons of NBC’s Last Comic Standing and chosen for the prestigious Great American Comedy Festival) in this special family show for mom.

Mother’s Day Brunch at one of many fine Denver Restaurants
Cost: Varies by location
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Check the list of many great restaurants around the Denver Area that is offering special menu’s for mom’s special day.

Mother’s Day 2 for 1 – Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys
Cost: $5-6
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Enjoy 2 for 1 on the price of admission into the museum.

Mother’s Day Broadway Brunch and Concert – Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret
Cost:  $45
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Enjoy a wonder brunch buffet as you are serenaded by music from Man of La Mancha, South Pacific, My Fair Lady and more!

Mother’s Day 5K
Cost:  $35
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Enjoy a fun run, kid appropriate fitness activities a tasty brunch after this fun event and the opportunity for discounted tickets to the Denver Zoo after the event is over.

Mother’s Day Rafting Special – Lost Paddle Rafting
Cost:  $49 (50% off the original $98)
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Take mom for a ½ day Bighorn Sheep Canyon Rafting Tour

Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Cost: Varies
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Cheer on our Rockies with your mom – a special Colorado Rockies Mother’s Day Infinity Scarf will be given to the first 10,000 fans.

Looking for things to do in Denver? | May 4-10, 2015

May 8 – Chanticleer
This amazing sounding group is a Grammy award winning acapella all men’s ensemble – known around the world as “an orchestra of voices.” Well worth a listen!   See Details

May 8 – Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular
The music as you’ve never seen before – re-mastered sound track, more lasers, Hi-Def video.   See Details

May 9 – Colorado Mammoth Playoff Game 1
Cheer on our team, live at the Pepsi Center!   See Details

May 10 – Mother’s Day Brunch at Red Rocks
Get your reservations now for this event! Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are highly recommended in advance.   See Details

May 1 – May 9 – Dance Africa 2015
Special guests include Kahurangi, a New Zealand treasure with extraordinary vitality, passion, strength and athleticism whom have thrilled audiences with their unique blend of Maori song, dance and heritage. And Step Afrika! A company that blends percussive dance styles practiced by historically African American fraternities.  See Details

May 4 – May 6 – Colorado Rockies Vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
Come cheer on the Rocks!  See Details

May 4 – July 12 – Singin’ in the Rain at the Candlelight Dinner Playhouse
Enjoy dinner and this show, based on one of the most well-loved movies of all time and Hollywood classic.  See Details

Saturdays: May 9 – October 31st  – Cherry Creek Fresh Market
Since 1997, Colorado Fresh Markets’ award winning seasonal outdoor markets feature a fresh mix of beautiful flowers, local produce, gourmet products, and delicious cuisine from Colorado and beyond.  On the corner of 1st Ave and University Blvd.  See Details

 

Cherry Creek North Denver Colorado Highlights 4-28-15

45th Annual Cherry Creek North Sidewalk Sale 80206
Sizzling deals, 4 days only. Get it while it’s haute! Shoponistas, mark your calendars!  It’s almost time to hit the pavement for the hottest deals in town. The 45th Annual Sidewalk Sale will take place July 16-19 and will feature amazing deals from nearly 80 Cherry Creek North boutiques and businesses. Sidewalk Sale Hours 10a – 5p Thurs/Fri/Sat and 11a – 5p Sun Hours may vary by store.  Source

The Latest Updates for the Cherry Creek North Arts Festival 2015 80206
All the latest can be found here!  Don’t forget to mark your calendars for this awesome art extravaganza in Cherry Creek North over the 4th of July holiday weekend.   Official Site & Details

Wizard’s Chest store leaving Cherry Creek 80206
Sad, but true.  Cherry Creek North has become unaffordable for The Wizard’s Chest after 33 years.  They are moving to Broadway, just south of 6th Avenue.  Full Article

Bicycle Meet Up in Cherry Creek North 80206
Offered by Yelp!, this meetup group helps you enjoy the Cherry Creek North shopping district from your bicycle, with stops at various Cherry Creek North restaurants, cyclists can receive special offers/discounts and giveaways. We only got wind of this meetup after it was hosted, but stay tuned here for future meetups!  More Information

Don’t Sweat It! Cherry Creek North Hosts Free Fitness Festivities 80206
Cherry Creek North hosted the Spring Shape-Up Fitness Fashion Show & Expo on Sun., April 26 on Fillmore Plaza. Denver’s premier shopping district will feature spring and summer workout wear from Cherry Creek Dance, Lucy, PrAna, and Title Nine. Complete Details

 

Looking for things to do in Denver? | April 27 – May 3, 2015

April 28 – Inside the Orchestra’s Tiny Tots Concerts
Have your child get in on the action and have an up close experience to see what it’s like to be in an orchestra!  See Details

May 2 – Elitch Gardens Opening Day
It’s that season again! Get your tickets today and join in the fun!  See Details

May 2 – Furry Scurry
Presented by and in benefit for the Denver Dumb Friends League. Join others in a walk in Washington Park with your best furry friend.  See Details

April 29-May 10 – Annie
One of the best-loved musicals is coming to our Buell Theatre for 2 weeks only!  See Details

April 29-May 3 – Denver Fashion Weekend
Denver’s most well-produced fashion show is set and ready go! Includes local and national fashion and hair style talents together in one weekend.   See Details

April 30-May 3 – Shrek The Musical
Presented by the students of CYT Denver, the beloved characters from this animated classic are brought to life at the Lone Tree Arts Center.   See Details

May 1-3 – Shrine Circus
The El Jebel Shrine Circus has only three days of shows to choose from. Get your tickets soon!  See Details

 May 2-3 – Cinco de Mayo Festival
Celebrate the Mile High City’s vibrant Latino population with this 28th annual weekend festival of food, fun, and culture!  See Details

May 2-3 – South Denver Beer Fest
This weekend festival features fine crafted beers from over 80 breweries around the world (including our own local gems)! You won’t want to miss out on this fantastic event in Clement Park!  See Details