Cinco de Mayo Festival
Civic Center Park • 303-534-8342 • www.cincodemayodenver.com
Celebrate Mexican culture at one of the largest cultural events in Colorado. Denver’s Cinco
de Mayo Festival features live entertainment, art displays, food and drink, and many
Denver Botanic Gardens Plant Sale
Denver Botanic Gardens • 720-865-3500 • www.botanicgardens.org
Celebrate the gardening season at the Spring Plant Sale at the Denver Botanic Gardens.
The annual plant extravaganza offers more than 85,000 plants specific to Colorado
gardening for sale.
Denver Chalk Art Festival
Larimer Square • 303-534-2367 • www.larimerarts.org
Festival artists create chalk masterpieces on pavement and sidewalks, celebrating a
tradition started in 16th century Italy. Enjoy live entertainment, food specialties and the
magic of chalk art.
Denver Day of Rock
Downtown Denver • 303-605-2885 • www.denverdayofrock.com
This free one-of-a-kind music event features five stages of live music throughout downtown
Denver on Memorial Day Weekend.
Denver Public Schools Shakespeare Festival
Denver Performing Arts Complex • 303-423-8278 • www.denvershakespeare.org
The largest and oldest student Shakespeare Festival in the country features thousands of
students from Denver Public Schools each year. The day-long festival is held in downtown
Denver and gives students the opportunity to perform scenes and sonnets from the works of
William Shakespeare as well as demonstrate the dance, and vocal and instrumental music
of Shakespeare’s time.
Erie Town Fair and Balloon Festival
Old Town Erie and Colorado National Golf Course • 303-828-3440 • www.eriechamber.org
Enjoy booths with hundreds of vendors, performances, a car show and carnival games
throughout the day and evening. Hot air balloons are launched in the morning.
Indian Market and Powwow
The Fort Restaurant • 19192 Highway 8, Morrison • www.tesoroculturalcenter.org
Celebrate Native American culture during a weekend of tribal dance competitions,
demonstrations and art.
Arvada Center Summer Concert Series
The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities • 720-898-7200 • www.arvadacenter.org
The annual Summer Concert Series features an eclectic mix of music presented outdoors
under the dazzling Rocky Mountain skies. The series provides an intimate setting where no
audience member is farther than 100 feet from the stage. Concerts feature a variety of
music styles, from Cajun to western swing and jazz to bluegrass.
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