Five Points Neighborhood; 303-832-3770
This longstanding cultural festival
commemorates the end of slavery and
celebrates African-American history.
Aurora Municipal Center
Aurora’s fun outdoor festival for kids draws
thousands of kids and parents each year in
June. Families are drawn by free activities
and performances, along with reasonably
priced attractions. The event entices both
local residents and visitors with fantastic food,
BMX Stunt Team, Colorado Disc Dogs,
crafts, booths/vendors, pony rides, live performances, face painting and so much more.
Parker Days Festival
Mainstreet in Parker; www.parkerdaysfestival.com
Every June for the last 37 years, The
Town of Parker closes Main Street and
welcomes more than 120,000 visitors over
a four day period for food, entertainment,
local vendors and rides! This has become
the premier event put on by the Parker
Chamber of Commerce.
Buffalo Bill Days Festival
Golden; 303-279-3342; www.buffalobilldays.com
Golden’s annual celebration dates back to
the 1940’s as a trail ride up Lookout Mountain to Buffalo Bill’s grave. The event draws
many people from surrounding communities who enjoy bringing their families to a
wholesome, small-town community event.
Cherry Creek Arts Festival
Cherry Creek North
For more than twenty years Colorado has
hosted what is now one of the nation’s
largest juried art festivals with great food,
music, art shows, painting classes and
hundreds of artists in all mediums, from
ceramics, painting and digital art to jewelry,
metalwork, photography and sculpture.
The Cherry Creek Arts Festival is a great
way to spend a summer night in Denver.
Colorado Dragon Boat Festival
Sloan’s Lake; 303-722-6852; www.cdbf.org
Ornate dragon boats race on the second
day of this celebration of Asian culture.
Denver Black Arts Festival
Lawson (Sonny) Park
One of the largest African-American
arts festivals in the nation, the Colorado
Black Arts Festival works to provide a
venue for local, national and international
African-American visual and performing
artists to exhibit and showcase their
Old Town Erie
Dozens of local brewers offer samples of
their tasty drinks while visitors listen to
Adams County Fair & Rodeo
Adams County Regional Park, Brighton
Held the first weekend in August, the fair,
which dates back to 1888, includes rodeos,
artisans and top musicians.
Colorado Scottish Festival & Rocky
Mountain Highland Games
Highland Heritage Park, Highlands Ranch
Celebrate all things Scottish at this annual
festival with Highland games, dances, and
Denver County Fair
National Western Complex
The annual Denver County Fair celebrates
the creativity and personality of Denver,
with events, exhibitors, blue ribbon competitions and more!
Douglas County Fair and Rodeo
Douglas County Fairgrounds, Castle Rock
The Douglas County Fair and Rodeo is a
traditional, family-friendly fair. Highlights
include two entertainment stages, three
rodeos, carnival, antique tractor pull,
mutton bustin’, stick horse rodeo, pancake
breakfast, and 4-H and FFA exhibits,
including livestock, general projects and
the Jr. Livestock Sale.
Golden Fine Arts Festival
Featuring high quality artwork, a friendly
atmosphere, a gorgeous setting adjacent to
Clear Creek, and lots of complimentary
and lively activities happening throughout
downtown Golden, the Golden Fine Arts
Festival is a summertime favorite for both
locals and visitors alike. The Festival is a
juried show and features more than 130
artists in a variety of media, including
ceramic arts, fiber arts, glass, jewelry,
mixed media, painting, photography,
sculpture and 2D.
USA Pro Cycling Challenge
Referred to as “America’s Race,” the
world’s top bicyclists race through the
majestic Colorado Rockies for seven days.
This is one of the largest cycling events in
U.S. history and the largest spectator event
in the state.
Western Welcome Week
Littleton’s 10-day celebration each August
boasts a variety of activities, food stands,
arts and crafts, and more.
A Taste of Colorado
Civic Center Park
Colorado largest festival food is a culinary extravaganza, with demonstrations,
entertainment, rides and arts and crafts
AIDS Walk Colorado
AIDS Walk Colorado is the Rocky Mountain Region’s largest and most successful
HIV and AIDS fundraiser. More than