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What To Do In Denver: June Edition

Cody & Tara McCarthy

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Sep 27 17 minutes read

June is a great time in the Mile High city!! Here are some events taking place this month that you won't want to miss out on!


Capitol Hill Peoples Fair | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: ©Capitol Hill Peoples Fair

When: June 1 – 3

Where: Civic Center Park

Cost: Free, MAX Concert $5

The People’s Fair is one of the largest two-day festivals in the country with over 200,000 fairgoers, 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.


School of Rock | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: ©Matthew Murphy, ©DCPA Press

When: June 1 – 10

Where: Buell Theatre

Cost: Starting at $25. Purchase Tickets Online

School of Rock is a new musical that is based on the hit film. Dewey Finn is a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater’s first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage.


Bassnectar's Freestyle Sessions | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: ©AXS

When: June 1 – 3

Where: 1STBANK Center

Cost: $65 – $180. Purchase Tickets Online

Bassnectar’s Freestyle Sessions are back to Colorado with three nights of deep sonic exploration.  This year the themes will again be Freestyle, Dreamtempo & Wildstyle.


Indian Market & Powwow | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: ©Tesoro Cultural Center

When: June 2 – 3

Where: The Fort Restaurant

Cost: Adults $5; Free for Children 12 and under.

Tesoro Cultural Center, a 501(c)(3) Colorado nonprofit, will host its 17th annual Indian Market & Powwow on the grounds of the iconic restaurant, The Fort. The event is a yearly tribute to the American Indian tribes that shaped the cultural community of Old Bent’s Fort, an important fur trading post that operated along the famous Santa Fe Trail in the 1830s.

In celebration of early Southwestern history, Tesoro hosts nationally acclaimed artists, dancers and drum groups for an art centered gathering, as well as education and interactive exhibits on American Indian culture, for a fun-filled, family weekend.


Denver Chalk Art Festival | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: © Arina P Habich, ©

When: June 2 – 3

Where: Larimer Square

Cost: Free

The Denver Chalk Art Festival features more than 200 professional, amateur and student artists will delight and amaze Denver locals 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.


Marshmello | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: ©marshmello

When: June 3

Where: Red Rocks Amphitheater

Cost: Re-Sell starting from $100+. Purchase Re-Sell Tickets Online

Marshmello will be performing live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, with special guests Oliver Heldens, Ookay (Live), Yultron & Loud Luxury.


Parker Days Festival | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: ©Parker Days Festival

When: June 7 – 10

Where: 19590 Mainstreet, Parker, CO 80138

Cost: Free

Parker Days Festival, presented by the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce, is a weekend filled with 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.

*This year, Trace Adkins will be headlining the Parker Days Festival concert.


Denver Berkeley Park Art & Music Festival | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: ©Denver Berkeley Park Art & Music Festival

When: June 9 – 10

Where: Berkeley Park

Cost: Free

The Denver Berkeley Park Art & Music Festival features a visually stunning collection of national and local juried fine artists, with jewelry, ceramics, painting, photography, mixed media, leather, wood, sculpture and more to view and select for your own.

The festival will also feature live music, food and drink, the ability to create your own masterpiece in the Creation Station For All Ages and show off a creative face painting. Lawn chairs, and coolers welcome.


Sun Drenched Music Festival | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: ©Denver Beer Co.

When: June 9

Where: Denver Beer Co Canworks

Cost: $20 – $25. Purchase Tickets Online

Celebrate 300 days of sunshine with Denver Beer Co.‘s Sun Drenched Music Festival. This outdoor bluegrass music festival will be held at Denver Beer Co.’s Sunnyside location, Canworks, which will be transformed into a summer beach party complete with sand volleyball, beer balloon fights, and beach games.


Bryan Adams | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: ©AXS

When: June 12 

Where: Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Cost: $39.50 – $99.50. Purchase Tickets Online

Bryan Adams will be performing live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.


Denver Comic Con | The Denver Ear

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When: June 15 – 17

Where: Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202

Cost: $8.25 – $93.50. Purchase Tickets Online

Denver Comic Con (Comic Book Convention) and Literary Conference (DCC) is a three-day family friendly, pop culture fan convention. This program of PCC features the best in comics along with popular sci-fi and fantasy tv shows, movies, Japanese animation, cosplay (fan-created costumes and costumed skits), toys, gaming, and panel presentations.


The Denver Greek Festival | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: ©Denver Greek Festival

When: June 15 – 17, 2018

Where: 4510 East Alameda Avenue, Denver, CO 80246

Cost: $1 – $3, Free for Children 12 & under. Purchase Tickets Online

Come eat, drink and dance like a Greek at the Denver Greek Festival on the grounds of the Assumption Greek Orthodox Cathedral. For the younger kids, there are fair rides, games and toys. In the past festivals, younger children have also enjoyed dancing on the stage with the live musicians. For the adults, there is shopping to be done, food to be sampled and traditional music and dancing to enjoy.


Denver PrideFest | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: ©Denver PrideFest

When: June 16 – 17

Where: Civic Center Park

Cost: Free

Recognized as one of the top ten pride events in the country, the Denver 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.


Colorado Renaissance Festival | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: ©Colorado Renaissance Festival

When: Saturdays & Sundays June 16 – August 5

Where: 650 W. Perry Park Ave., Larkspur, CO 80118

Cost: $11 – $22.50, Free for Children 5 & under. Purchase Tickets Online

The Colorado Renaissance Festival is a thematic recreation of a 16th Century village and marketplace set in the picturesque mountain venue of “Larkspurshire”, just south of Denver. Hundreds of colorfully costumed characters entertain continuously upon the village streets and on the Festivals 10 stages, performing 60 shows daily.


TEDxMileHigh | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: ©TEDxMileHigh

When: June 16

Where: Buell Theatre

Time: 11 AM – 10 PM

Cost: $70 – $500. Purchase Tickets Online

TEDxMileHigh: Uncommon will embrace the uncommon – the novel, the new, the disruptive, and the experimental. 14 speakers will share their ideas of the uncommon over two sessions, with an estimated 2,500 attendees.


Juneteenth Music Festival | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: ©Juneteenth Music Festival

When: June 16

Where: Five Points, Denver

Cost: Free

Denver’s Juneteenth Music Festival is one of the nation’s largest celebrations, drawing in record numbers of festival-goers and participation. The two-day 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.


The Denver Deluxe | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Tsunami Publicity

When: June 16

Where: Walnut St & 27th St, Denver, CO 80205

Cost: Starting from $20, Free for Children 12 & under

Purchase Tickets Online

The Denver Deluxe, presented by Park Burger, is an all-afternoon, outdoor live music festival with cold beers tapped, and burgers being flipped. This event will feature six street and graffiti artists from Denver. Expect live art throughout the festival and an interactive community mural brought to you by Love Light + Melody.


1940's WWII Era Ball | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: ©1940’s WWII Era Ball

When: June 16

Where: Boulder Municipal Airport

Cost: Starting from $75. Purchase Tickets Online

The 10th Anniversary of the 1940s WWII Era Ball will transport more than two thousand guests back to the 1940’s through music, costumes, a pin-up girl contest, food, drinks, and dancing. The hangar will be transformed into Casablanca’s Rick’s Café American for the event with belly dancers, Sam, Rick and roulette tables. Swing dancers will heat up the dance floor under a canopy of movie set lights while cigarette girls hand out rations. Attendees will have the opportunity to have their photos taken, mingle and dance among 1940’s classic cars, WWII planes, military vehicles.


The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: ©Altitude Tickets

When: June 17

Where: Pepsi Center

Cost: $50.50 – $160. Purchase Tickets Online

Kesha & Macklemore will be performing live together at the Pepsi Center, with special guest Wes Period.


Barenaked Ladies | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: ©Barenaked Ladies

When: June 19

Where: Red Rocks Amphitheater

Cost: $43 – $85. Purchase Tickets Online

Barenaked Ladies will be performing live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre with special guests Better than Ezra and KT Tunstall.


Colorado Tiny House Festival | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: ©Colorado Tiny House Festival

When: June 22 – 24

Where: Adams County Fairgrounds

Cost: $10 – $20, Free for Children 12 & under. Purchase Tickets Online

The Colorado Tiny House Festival returns with over 40 tiny homes on display, more than 20 vendors, entertainment, food & drink and more.


Denver Tattoo Arts Convention | The Denver Ear

When: June 22 – 24

Where: Colorado Convention Center

Time: June 22 3 PM– 12 AM, June 23 11 AM – 12 AM, June 24 11 AM – 8 PM

Cost: $20 – $40, Free for Children 12 & under. Purchase Tickets at the Door

Villain Arts, veteran tattoo convention organizers and promoters, are hosting the 2nd Annual Denver Tattoo Arts Convention at the Colorado Convention Center. The exhibition boasts hundreds of the finest professional tattooers, tattoo memorabilia, a curiosity themed carnival of sideshow performers, and a number of appearances by celebrities from movies and reality-TV tattoo competitions.


Widespread Panic | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: ©Widespread Panic

When: June 22 – 24

Where: Red Rocks Amphitheater

Cost: Re-Sell starting from $100+. Purchase Re-Sell Tickets Online

Widespread Panic will be performing three nights in-a-row at Red Rocks Amphitheater.


Sand in the City | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: ©Arvada Visitors Center

When: June 23 – 24

Where: Ralston Park

Cost: $5, Free for Children 12 & under

Arvada Chamber of Commerce‘s 6th Annual Sand in the City Festival is Colorado’s premier beach party, expected to attract 15,000+ visitors this year. See giant sand sculptures, enjoy local food & artisan vendors, a Kids Zone with buried treasure, live music, craft beer, and more!


Cherry Blossom Festival | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: ©Cherry Blossom Festival

When: June 23 – 24

Where: Sakura Square

The 46th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates the Japanese American heritage and culture through live entertainment, food, arts and crafts, and informative exhibits and demonstrations. The festival will also feature a Kid’s Craft Area where kids can make Japanese crafts.


South Platte RiverFest | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: ©The Greenway Foundation

When: June 23

Where: Confluence Park

Cost: Free

The South Platte RiverFest, Presented by Elitch Gardens, is Denver’s premier urban River Festival, benefiting The Greenway Foundation, and includes events such as Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP)/ Kayak/ Tube Races and SUP Showcases. Other activities include free stand up paddle board demos, a variety of riverside recreational activities, a kids zone, live music, beer, food vendors, and more.


Unicorn Festival | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: ©Unicorn Festival

When: June 23

Where: Clement Park

Time: 11AM – 6 PM

Cost: $15, Free for Children 2 & under. Purchase Tickets Online

The Unicorn Festival is a celebration of the imagination and all things mythical. This festival will be filled with Unicorn rides, swimming Mermaids, a StoryTime Cottage with Authors and Princess stories, meet and greets with beloved Princesses, wandering fairies, Fairy Land Face Painters, a Little Mermaid Meet-and-Greet, a Castle Maze & Dragon Slide Obstacle Course and more!


Highlands Street Fair | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: ©Mor Zucker

When: June 23

Where: Highlands Square

Cost: Free

The 36th Annual Highlands Street Fair will feature 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, Denver locals and visitors to enjoy Highlands Square’s laid-back, family-friendly vibe.


Denver Taco Festival | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: ©Denver Taco Festival

When: June 23 – 24

Where: 725 W 39th Ave, Denver, CO 80216

Cost: $5 – $20, Free for Children 12 & under. Purchase Tickets Online

The Denver Taco Festival features Denver’s best local music, dancing, tequila and margaritas. But really, It’s all about the TACOS. The festival showcase some the best independent food trucks, taco specialists and restaurants in Colorado, Lucha Libre Wrestling, High Speed Daredevil Chihuahua Racing and more!


Westword Music Showcase | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: ©Westword Music Showcase

When: June 23

Where: Golden Triangle, Denver, CO 80204

Cost: $45 – $75. Purchase Tickets Online

The 24th Annual Westword Music Showcase returns to the Golden Triangle with national headliners including: Bonobo, Galantis, Joywave, Tracksuit Wedding & more!


The Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: ©Ticketmaster

When: June 29

Where: Pepsi Center

Cost: $44 – $175. Purchase Tickets Online

Kevin Hart is expanding his widely successful and massively hysterical The Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour with a stop at Denver’s Pepsi Center this June.


I Love the 90's | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: ©AXS

When: June 23

Where: Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

Cost: $25 – $89.50. Purchase Tickets Online

I Love the 90’s is a special live concert at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre that will include headliners such as: Vanilla Ice, Salt-N-Pepa, Montell Jordan, Biz Markie, Rob Base & DJ Kool.


Kenny Chesney | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: ©AXS

When: June 30

Where: Sports Authority Field at Mile High

Cost: $27 – $246. Purchase Tickets Online

Kenny Chesney will perform live at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium.

Let us know which events you plan on attending!

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