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Psst… 34 Things to do in Denver this August 2017

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Denver features incredible events you can enjoy this August, and we’ve rounded up them up 34 of them, so you can celebrate the hot summer month, in multiple unique, and memorable ways!

34 THINGS TO DO IN DENVER THIS AUGUST 2017

#1 EVENINGS AL FRESCO AT DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS
Denver Botanic Gardens | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Denver Botanic Gardens

When: Mondays through Thursdays throughout August, 2017

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St, Denver, CO 80206

Time: 5pm – 8pm

Cost: General Admission

Psst… 50% Off Admission during the SCFD Showcase – August 2nd, 9th & 16th, 2017

Spend your weekday summer evenings enjoying al fresco style dinners at the Denver Botanic Gardens. Dinners include: Meatless Mondays, Hand Tossed Tuesdays, Barbequed Wednesdays & Burger Thursdays.

#2 COLORADO ADVENTURES ON THE PLAZA AT DEN
Denver International Airport | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Denver International Airport

When: August 1st – August 20th, 2017

Where: Denver International Airport, 8500 Peña Blvd, Denver, CO 80249

Time: 10am – 7pm

Cost: Free

The DEN Plaza will be transformed into a variety of Colorado adventure activities for the whole family. The activities include a zip-line, rock climbing wall and virtual fly fishing experience.

#3 WORLD’S FAIR OF MONEY
American Numismatic Association | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©American Numismatic Association

When: August 1st – August 5th, 2017

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

Time: Tuesday 1pm – 6pm; Wednesday – Friday 10am – 6pm; Saturday 10am – 4pm

Cost: $8; Free on Saturday & for Children 11 & Under

American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money is coming to the Colorado Convention Center and will feature more than $1 billion of historic rare coins and colorful currency including $100,000 bills and a nickel worth $3 million — plus, find out what your old coins and currency may be worth.

#4 TIM MCGRAW & FAITH HILL
Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

Photograph courtesy of ©Soul2Soul

When: August 1st, 2017

Where: Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 6pm

Cost: $25 – $119.50

Purchase Tickets Online

Tim McGraw & Faith Hill will be performing live at the Pepsi Center with their tour: Soul2Soul.

#5 WAGNER’S BACK TO SCHOOL CARNIVAL
Wagner's Carnival | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Wagner’s Carnival

When: August 2nd – August 6th, 2017

Where: Town Center at Aurora, 14200 E Alameda Ave, Aurora, CO 80012

Time: Varies

Cost: $1 Per Ticket; $22 – $25 Wristbands

Wagner’s Carnival is coming to Town Center at Aurora with a special, Back to School Carnival, in honor of the upcoming new school year. The carnival will feature many different types of rides from delightful kid rides for the youngsters to family rides, to spectacular, giant thrill rides for the more adventurous.

#6 GUNS N’ ROSES
Guns N' Roses | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Guns N’ Roses’ Official Facebook Page

When: August 2nd, 2017

Where: Sports Authority Field at Mile High, 1701 Bryant St, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 6pm – 11pm

Cost: Starting from $35

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The resurgent Guns N’ Roses and their massively successful Not In This Lifetime Tour continue to show no signs of slowing down as the legendary band storms into 2017 with more than 30 stadium shows lined up across Europe and North America, and this month they are making a Denver stop at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

#7 DOUGLAS COUNTY FAIR & RODEO
Douglas County Fair & Rodeo | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Douglas County Fair & Rodeo

When: August 3rd – August 6th, 2017

Where: Douglas County Fair, 500 Fairgrounds Rd, Castle Rock, CO 80104

Time: Thursday 2pm –11pm; Friday 12pm – 11:30pm; Saturday 10:30am – 11:30pm; Sunday 7:30am – 6pm

Cost: Varies

Purchase Tickets Online

Psst… Receive $2 Off Online Tickets with Promo Code: DC02

Douglas County Fair & Rodeo is a family tradition featuring two entertainment stages, three PRCA Rodeos, Xtreme Bulls, Carnival, Mutton Bustin’, Stick Horse Rodeo, Pancake Breakfast, 4-H and FFA exhibits – including livestock, general projects and the Jr. Livestock Sale.

#8 DENVER BURGER BATTLE
Denver Burger Battle | The Denver Ear

Photograph by ©Denver Burger Battle

When: August 3rd, 2017

Where: Tivoli Quad Park, 1363 E 9th Ave, Denver, CO 80218

Time: 5:30pm VIP; 6:30pm GA

Cost: $69.99 GA; $124.99 VIP

Purchase Tickets Online

The Denver Burger Battle is a Burger Cook-Off event where you get to taste the top 16 burgers in Denver and vote for a winner! Net proceeds go to event non-profit, Kossler Foundation, and will be distributed to charities in Denver helping hunger, economic development, & child welfare.

Psst… Check out our featured article for this event!

#9 MARVEL UNIVERSE LIVE! AGE OF HEROES
Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes

When: August 4th – August 6th, 2017

Where: Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir, Denver, CO 80204

Time: Friday 7pm; Saturday 11am, 3pm & 7pm; Sunday 1pm & 5pm

Cost: $20 – $100

Purchase Tickets Online

Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes will showcase a live, action-packed, legendary battle to defend the universe from evil. This all new show unites some of Marvel’s greatest Super Heroes including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, Hulk and Black Widow against some of the most threatening villains.

#10 DANCING WITH THE STARS: LIVE! HOT SUMMER NIGHTS
Dancing with the Stars: Live! | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Dancing with the Stars: Live!

When: August 4th, 2017

Where: Bellco Theatre, 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202

Time: 8pm

Cost: $39.50 – $125

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Dancing with the Stars: Live! – Hot Summer Nights will feature the TV show’s ballroom dancers and celebrities in an all-new production, showcasing every type of ballroom and modern dance seen on ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars, including sizzling group numbers, steamy duets and over the top original pieces.

#11 DENVER INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
Denver International Festival | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Denver International Festival

When: August 5th, 2017

Where: Civic Center Park, 101 W 14th Ave, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 10am – 8pm

Cost: Free

The Mile High City is home to more than two million Denver locals representing hundreds of countries and cultures from around the world. The Denver International Festival is a celebration of the best traditional food, music and art from our own backyard. Come dance, eat, drink and play and in the heart of Denver at Civic Center Park.

Activities include: CommUNITY FitnessInternational Beer & Wine Tasting, International Tug of War Challenge, a Kids Village – complete with face painting, a balloon artist, bubble stations, arts & crafts, and live characters, and more.

#12 LYNYRD SKYNYRD
Lynyrd Skynyrd

Photograph courtesy of ©Altitude Tickets

When: August 6th, 2017

Where: Hudson Gardens & Event Center, 6115 S Santa Fe Dr, Littleton, CO 80120

Time: 7:30pm

Cost: $69 Adults; $59 Children

Purchase Tickets Online

Lynyrd Skynyrd will be performing live at the Hudson Gardens & Event Center.

#13 MIRANDA LAMBERT
Miranda Lambert | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Miranda Lambert’s Official Facebook Page

When: August 8th – August 9th, 2017

Where: Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre, 18300 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison, CO 80465

Time: 7:30pm

Cost: $49.75 GA; $69.75 Reserved

Purchase Tickets Online

Miranda Lambert will be performing two nights in-a-row at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, with special guests: Randy Rogers & Wade Bowen.

#14 GREEN DAY
Green Day

Photograph courtesy of ©Green Day

When: August 9th, 2017

Where: Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, 6350 Greenwood Plaza Blvd, Englewood, CO 80111

Time: 6:30pm

Cost: $20

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Green Day will be performing live at Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre, with special guests, Catfish and the Bottlemen.

#15 VELORAMA FESTIVAL
Velorama | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Velorama

When: August 11th – August 13th, 2017

Where: RiNo Art District, Denver, CO 80205

Time: Varies

Cost: Starting from $35

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Velorama is a new kind of festival, combining the Colorado Classic, a world-class pro cycling race, with headliner music acts and a full-on, 3-day street party in the RiNo Art District. Twelve blocks of RiNo Art District will be transformed into a festival for an incredible weekend of bands, bikes and beyond, lasting through the big race finale on Sunday.

In addition to music, the RiNo street party will be packed with all kinds of fun, including the Drink RiNo Beer Garden, a bike expo, special events, local food, the Denver Flea, and more.

#16 BRICK FEST LIVE LEGO® FAN EXPERIENCE
Brick Fest Live | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Brick Fest Live

When: August 12th – August 13th, 2017

Where: Denver Mart, 451 E 58th Ave, Denver, CO 80216

Time: 10am – 6pm; VIP additional hour from 9am

Cost: $22 GA; $47 VIP; Free for Children 2 & Under

Purchase Tickets Online

The Brick Fest Live LEGO® Fan Experience is filled with hands-on attractions and activities engineered to inspire, educate, and entertain, with over one million LEGO® bricks. Attraction include: The Glow Zone, video game arena, mini golf, Brick Fest Theater Trivia & Entertainment, mosaics, shopping, and more.

#17 POLISH FOOD FESTIVAL
Polish Food Festival | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Polish Food Festival

When: August 12th – August 13th, 2017

Where: St Joseph Polish Catholic Church, 517 E 46th Ave, Denver, CO 80216

Time: Saturday 12pm – 9pm; Sunday – 12pm – 7pm

Cost: Free

The Polish Food Festival is an annual celebration of Polish culture, food and ethnicity. This event spans over two days and will include Polish food & pastries, Polish Beer, a children’s play zone, live music, and special vendor booths.

#18 CENTENNIAL UNDER THE STARS: CONCERT & LASER LIGHT SHOW
Centennial Under The Stars | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©City of Centennial

When: August 12th, 2017

Where: Centennial Center Park, 13050 E Peakview Ave, Centennial, CO 80111

Time: 6pm – 10pm

Cost: Free

The 12th Annual Centennial Under the Stars Concert & Laser Light Show will feature live music by Quincy Ave Rhythm Band, P O P F I L T E R, and headliner the Tom Petty Project, Colorado’s premier Tom Petty cover band. Enjoy food trucks, free face painting and a dazzling laser light show to top off the evening.

#19 CHERRY CREEK NORTH FOOD & WINE
Cherry Creek North Food & Wine | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Cherry Creek North

When: August 12th, 2017

Where: Cherry Creek North, Denver, CO 80206

Time: 6pm – 9pm; VIP from 5pm

Cost: $75 – $105

Purchase Tickets Online

The 9th Annual Cherry Creek North Food & Wine offers an exclusive opportunity to sample dishes from 17 Cherry Creek North restaurants, while enjoying beverages from Vineyard, Stranahan’s and Wynkoop Brewing Company. All topped off with a night of dancing to a live band on Fillmore Plaza in Cherry Creek North.

#20 PERSEIDS METEOR SHOWER STAR PARTY
South Platte Park | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©South Platte Park

When: August 12th, 2017

Where: South Platte Park and Carson Nature Center, 3000 W Carson Dr, Littleton, CO 80120

Time: 8pm – 10pm

Cost: $5 – $35

Register Online

South Suburban Parks & Recreation is hosting a Perseids Meteor Shower Party at South Platte Park. Join them after park general hours to watch meteor showers, stargaze, and to understand connections with the solstice and equinox.

#21 ED SHEERAN
Ed Sheeran

Photograph courtesy of ©Ed Sheeran

When: August 15th, 2017

Where: Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 7:30pm

Cost: $39.50 – $99.50

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Ed Sheeran will perform live at the Pepsi Center with special guest, James Blunt.

#22 DISNEY’S FROZEN: THE BROADWAY-BOUND MUSICAL
Disney's Frozen: The Broadway Musical | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Disney

When: August 17th – August 31st, 2017

Where: Buell Theatre at Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 1350 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202

Time: Varies

Cost: Starting from $30

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Disney’s Broadway-bound Musical Frozen, inspired by the hit award-winning film, will take stage at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Frozen, features more music, incredible stagecraft, and the epic story you love – now told as a full-length Broadway musical.

#23 AN EVENING WITH IDINA MENZEL
Idina Menzel

Photograph courtesy of ©Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre

When: August 18th, 2017

Where: Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, 6350 Greenwood Plaza Blvd, Englewood, CO 80111

Time: 8pm

Cost: $29 – $105.50

Purchase Tickets Online

Idina Menzel will perform live at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre.

Psst… With every online ticket purchased, you’ll receive a choice of either a standard physical or standard digital copy of her new album!

#24 DENVER COLORFEST

Denver ColorFest

When: August 19th, 2017

Where: EXDO, 1399 35th St, Denver, CO 80205

Time: 2pm – 2am

Cost: $15 – $35

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Denver ColorFest, Presented by White Wolf Productions, is Denver’s largest body art festival and will feature colored body paint during the day, and glow party at night. Live music, food and drinks are part of this event.

#25 WESTWORD TACOLANDIA
Westword Tacolandia | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Westword Tacolandia

When: August 20th, 2017

Where: Civic Center Park, 101 14th Avenue, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 3pm – 7pm

Cost: $25 – $75

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Westword Tacolandia will feature over 40 taquerias and Mexican restaurants in Denver, offering unlimited taco samples, live entertainment, a cash bar and an annual car show.

#26 SAM HUNT
Sam Hunt | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Sam Hunt’s Official Facebook Page

When: August 21st – August 22nd, 2017

Where: Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre, 18300 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison, CO 80465

Time: 7pm

Cost: Check StubHub for Re-Sell Pricing

Sam Hunt will be performing two nights in-a-row at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

#27 HIGH PLAINS COMEDY FESTIVAL
High Plains Comedy Festival | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Altitude Tickets

When: August 24th – August 26th, 2017

Where: Paramount TheatreMutiny Information CafeThe Hi-Dive, 3 Kings Tavern & Badgers Pub

Cost: Varies

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The High Plains Comedy Festival is a three-day festival in Denver that features the world’s best performers both in the historic South Broadway district and in the culminating show of the 2017 festival: T.J Miller.

Psst… Denver Burger Battle, Denver International Festival & High Plains Comedy Festival, were also features in our ‘Summer Festivals 2017 Colorado‘ guide!

#28 THE LUMINEERS
The Lumineers

Photograph courtesy of ©The Lumineers

When: August 25th – August 27th, 2017

Where: Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, 6350 Greenwood Plaza Blvd, Englewood, CO 80111

Time: Friday & Saturday 7pm; Sunday 6:30pm

Cost: $29.95 – $65

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97.3 KBCO Presents, The Lumineers, live at Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre, with special guests: Andrew Bird & The Cave Singers.

#29 DEPECHE MODE
Depeche Mode | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Depeche Mode

When: August 25th, 2017

Where: Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 7:30pm

Cost: $39.50 – $185

Purchase Tickets Online

Depeche Mode will make a stop in Denver, with their Global Spirit Tour, with special guest, War Paint.

#30 THE COLOR RUN DREAM TOUR
The Color Run Dream Tour | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©The Color Run

When: August 26th, 2017

Where: Coors Field, 2001 Blake St, Denver, CO 80205

Time: 11am – 6pm

Cost: $49.99 Individual; $44.99 Team

Register Online

The Color Run Dream Tour, Presented by Lay’s®, is coming to Denver and will feature an all-new Lay’s® Poppables™ Foam Zone, Unicorn Medal, inspirational Dream Wall, giant inflatable unicorns, and Purple Color Zone.

Psst… The Color Run supports  Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation!

#31 DENVER BRUNCHFEST
Denver BrunchFest | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Denver BrunchFest

When: August 27th, 2017

Where: Civic Center Park, 101 14th Avenue, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 11am – 2pm

Cost: $65 – $95

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Denver BrunchFest will feature dozens of restaurants  with a large variety of brunch dishes to sample until your heart is content. Mingle with other brunch lovers while enjoying live entertainment as you soak in the Colorado sunshine.

Psst… Denver BrunchFest supports the Kids’ Compassion Project &  Minds Matter of Denver! 

#32 LADY ANTEBELLUM
Lady Antebellum

Photograph courtesy of ©Lady Antebellum’s Official Facebook Page

When: August 29th, 2017

Where: Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, 6350 Greenwood Plaza Blvd, Englewood, CO 80111

Time: 7:30pm

Cost: $26.75 – $101.75

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Lady Antebellum will be performing live at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre with special guests, Kelsea Ballerini & Brett Young.

#33 LIONEL RICHIE & MARIAH CAREY
Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey

Photograph courtesy of ©NBC Philadelphia

When: August 29th, 2017

Where: Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 7pm

Cost: $39.95 – $99.50

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Lionel Richie will be performing live his tour: All the Hits, at the Pepsi Center, with very special guest, Mariah Carey.

#34 SUMMER SCREAM AT LAKESIDE AMUSEMENT PARK
Summer Scream at Lakeside Amusement Park | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Denver Film Society

When: August 31st, 2017

Where: Lakeside Amusement Park, 4601 Sheridan Blvd, Denver, CO 80212

Time: 6:30pm – 11:30pm; VIP from 5:30pm

Cost: $50 – $130

Purchase Tickets Online

Denver Film Society is hosting their Summer Scream event at Lakeside Amusement Park. This annual event, currently in its 7th year,  features unlimited rides, open bars, and unlimited fun.

Psst… All proceeds from this event support the Denver Film Society!

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