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Denver County Fair | The Denver Ear

Summer is officially in season and Denver is offering an incredible line-up of events to celebrate. Check out our list of 30 things to do in Denver this month!

30 THINGS TO DO IN DENVER THIS JULY 2018

#1 VANS WARPED TOUR ’18
Vans Warped Tour | The Denver Ear

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When: July 1, 2018

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

Time: 11am

Cost: $45

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The Vans Warped Tour is a traveling rock festival that has toured the United States annually each summer since 1995. It is the largest traveling music festival in the United States, and is the longest-running touring music festival in North America.

This year, the Vans Warped Tour ’18 will feature over 65 bands spread across 7 stages at the Pepsi Center.

#2 HARRY STYLES
Harry Styles | The Denver Ear

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When: July 3, 2018

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

Time: 8pm

Cost: $39.50 – $99.50

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Harry Styles will be performing at the Pepsi Center with special guest, Kacey Musgraves.

Psst… Check out our Facebook Page July 1-2, 2018 and enter to win two free tickets to this event [Section 110]! 

#3 INDEPENDENCE EVE  2018 AT CIVIC CENTER PARK
Civic Center Conservancy | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©Civic Center Conservancy

When: July 3, 2018

Where: Civic Center Park, 101 W. 14th Ave., Denver, CO 80202

Time: 8pm

Cost: Free

Independence Eve 2018 presented by Anadarko and produced by the non-profit Civic Center Conservancy is the ninth-annual free community celebration featuring a concert, light show and fireworks finale. The concert will feature performances by Chris Daniels and The Kings and the 101st Army Band of the Colorado National Guard.

Lawn seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis; arriving early is greatly encouraged, as are blankets or low-rise concert/beach chairs. A variety of food trucks and two beer & wine gardens will be available on-site; attendees are also welcome to bring their own picnics. The event will take place rain or shine.

Psst… Check out more Independence Day events in the ‘Denver 4th of July Celebrations!‘ guide!

#4 FRIDAY NIGHT BAZAAR RINO
Denver Bazaar | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©DenverBazaar

When: Every Friday throughout July 2018

Where: 2845 Walnut St, Denver, CO 80205

Time: 5pm – 10pm

Cost: Free

Friday Night Bazaar RiNo is a free night-time outdoor marketplace presented by Denver Bazaar every Friday throughout the summer. Each week will feature  more than 20 Local Makers, sipping at 6+ local Breweries, food trucks and live music!

#5 CHERRY CREEK ARTS FESTIVAL
Cherry Creek Arts Festival | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©Liz Levy Figueroa

When: July 6 –8, 2018

Where: Cherry Creek North, Denver CO 80206

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Cost: Free, Opening Gala $200, CherryArts Concert for Arts Education $25 – $55

Art is for Everyone at the 2018 Cherry Creek Arts Festival (CCAF). Produced by CherryArts, the world-class, award-winning celebration of visual, performing and culinary arts will transform Cherry Creek North into a high-end gallery featuring the work of 265 artists, including both renowned and emerging artists, and offer an interactive, educational art experience for everyone.

The CCAF weekend also includes live music performances on the Janus Henderson Main Stage and Blue Moon Beer Garden, with a ticketed concert event on Saturday, July 7. Culinary Avenue will host 22 unique and tasty food vendors and four food trucks will be located throughout the Festival site.

#6 LOHI BAZAAR BBQ
LOHI Bazaar BBQ | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©LOHI Bazaar BBQ

When: July 6 – 8, 2018

Where: Highland Tap and Burger, 2219 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211

Time: July 6 4pm – 10pm, July 7 9am – 10pm, July 8 9am – 6pm

Cost: Free

LOHI Bazaar BBQ is a three-day event that will feature art, shopping, world class BBQ, and amazing local music! Presented LOHI Music Fest, The Denver Bazaar, TheBigWonderful, and DiningOut Magazine.

#7 RAY LAMONTAGNE
Ray Lamontagne | The Denver Ear

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When: July 10, 2018

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

Time: 7:30pm

Cost: $55 – $79.50

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Ray Lamontagne will be performing live at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

#8 THE BIG EAT
The Big Eat | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©Eat Denver

When: July 12, 2018

Where: Galleria at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 1101 13th St, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 6pm – 9pm

Cost: $65

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EatDenver Presents The Big Eat, Denver’s signature culinary party celebrating the city’s independent restaurants under the canopy of the Performing Arts Complex, featuring over 60 bites accompanied by local craft beers, spirits, and wine, plus live entertainment.

#9 SLOW FOOD NATIONS
Slow Food USA | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©Slow Food USA

When: July 13 – 15, 2018

Where: Multiple Locations in Downtown Denver, CO

Cost: Free Events & Varied Fee-Based Events

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Slow Food USA Presents Slow Food Nations, a festival to taste and explore a world of good, clean and fair food for all. The weekend will combine the energy of a street food festival, the rigor of an academic conference, and the inspiration of a cultural exchange.

Enjoy dozens of interactive workshops, delicious tastings, local tours, educational talks, and plenty of meals and parties. Slow Food Nations connects farmers and families, leaders and eaters to share our stories and shape the future of food.

#10 DENVER COUNTY FAIR
Denver County Fair | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©John Jackson

When: July 13 – 15, 2018

Where: National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St, Denver, CO 80216

Time: July 12pm – 9pm; Saturday 10am – 9pm; Sunday 10am – 8pm

Cost: $3 – $10, Free for Children 2 & under

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The Denver County Fair is an urban fair, complete with carnival rides, beer festival, animals allowed in Denver, eating contests, and even a Freak Show . This indoor/outdoor fair will include a line-up of events and activities with alpaca costume parade, bug and hot dog eating contests, chicken agility and a petting zoo. Plus, a variety of unique fanfare including a vinyl record sale, roller derby, Little Man Ice Cream Social and the first-ever 5K Mullet Run.

#11 COLORADO BLACK ARTS FESTIVAL
Colorado Black Arts Festival | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©Colorado Black Arts Festival

When: July 13 – 15, 2018

Where: City Park, 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205

Time: July 13 12pm – 8pm, July 14 10am – 8pm, July 15 10am – 7pm

Cost: Free

Celebrate the 32nd Annual Colorado Black Arts Festival showcasing the rich and creative talents of local, regional, and national African-Americans in art and culture. The three-day event will feature three performing stages filled with dance, jazz, blues, soul, reggae, gospel, traditional African drum and dance.

#12 COLORADO IRISH FESTIVAL

Colorado Irish Festival | The Denver Ear

When: July 13 – 15, 2018

Where: Clement Park, 7306 Bowles Ave, Littleton, CO 80123

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Cost: $7 – $14, Free for Children 10 & under

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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.

#13 BRONCOS MOVIE NIGHT: ‘COCO’
Broncos Movie Night | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©VISIT DENVER

When: July 13, 2018

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

Time: 6:30pm

Cost: $5

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The Denver Broncos are hosting a Broncos Movie Night featuring the Disney Pixar film ‘Coco‘ at the stadium. The event is open to fans of all ages.

Psst… Check out our complete guide of ‘Where to Watch Outdoor Movies in Denver this Summer 2018‘!

#14 HORSESHOE SUMMER MARKET
Horseshoe Craft & Flea | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©Horseshoe Craft & Flea Market

When: July 14, 2018

Where: 4345 W 46th Ave, Denver, CO 80212

Time: 9am – 4pm

Cost: Free

Denver Horseshoe Craft & Market is back with its Summer Market edition this July. Horseshoe Market is a premier indie craft vintage market featuring all things handmade, vintage, art, and design.

#15 MILE HIGH WINE FEST
Mile High Wine Fest | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©Mile High Wine Fest

When: July 14, 2018

Where: The Shops at Northfield Stapleton, 8340 Northfield Blvd, Denver, CO 80238

Time: 3pm – 8pm

Cost: $30

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Enjoy Colorado wine in the Mile High city! The Mile High Wine Fest will feature Colorado produced wines, live music and vendors. Over 20 wineries and vendors, four food vendors and three local music acts will participate.

#16 SEAL WITH THE COLORADO SYMPHONY
Seal with the Colorado Symphony | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©AXS

When: July 15, 2018

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

Time: 7:30pm

Cost: $45 – $89.50

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Seal and the Colorado Symphony will be joined together for a special concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

#17 SHERYL CROW
Sheryl Crow | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©Altitude Tickets

When: July 15, 2018

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

Time: 7pm

Cost: $60 – $70

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Sheryl Crow will perform at The Hudson Gardens during the Hudson Gardens Summer Concert Series 2018.

#18 IMAGINE DRAGONS
Imagine Dragons | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

When: July 16, 2018

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

Time: 7pm

Cost: Re-Sell starting from $392.50+

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America’s current #1 rock band, Imagine Dragons, will be performing at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

#19 AMERICAN IDOL LIVE! TOUR 2018
American Idol: Live! | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©American Idol: Live! Tour

When: July 16, 2018

Where: Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Pl, Denver, CO 80202

Time: 7pm

Cost: $45 – $65

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American Idol: Live! Tour 2018 is coming to Denver featuring your Top 7 Live on stage, including your 2018 American Idol Winner Maddie! Cade, Caleb, Catie, Gabby, Jurnee, Maddie and Michael plus special guest, Season 8 American Idol Winner, Kris Allen bringing your favorite television competition directly to you in performances you cannot miss!

#20 COUNTING CROWS
Counting Crows

Photo: ©Counting Crows

When: July 18, 2018

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

Time: 6:30pm

Cost: $29.50 – $125

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After more than two decades and 20 million albums sold globally, Counting Crows will celebrate 25 years of making music by hitting the road for a worldwide “25 Years and Counting” tour and making a stop at the Pepsi Center!

#21 GERMAN FEST DENVER
German Fest Denver | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©German Fest Denver

When: July 21 – 22, 2018

Where: Lakewood Heritage Center, 801 S Yarrow St, Lakewood, CO 80226

Time: July 21 10am – 9pm, July 22 10am – 6pm

Cost: Adults $7, Children $2, Free for Children 2 & under

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German Fest Denver provides an experience of German culture and celebrates cultural diversity. The festival will include German food, a Beer Garden, a variety of vendors, a covered dance floor, live music, kids activities and more.

#22 DAY OF DANCE FITNESS
Day of Dance Fitness | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©Day of Dance Fitness

When: July 22, 2018

Where: South Suburban Parks & Recreation: Sports Dome, 6959 S Peoria St, Centennial, CO 80112

Time: 9am – 11:30am

Cost: $22

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Day of Dance Fitness features over 40 of Colorado’s hottest line-up of Dance Fitness Instructors for 2 hours of swag, sweating and booty-shaking. Dance and work-out with genres such as Zumba, SocaFit, Dance Jam, Hot Hula, BollyX, Street Vybe, & Dancehall, and wear your best Zumba outfit for a chance to win prizes.

#23 SARAH MCLACHLAN WITH THE COLORADO SYMPHONY
Sarah McLachlan | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©AXS

When: July 26, 2018

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

Time: 7:30pm

Cost: $49.50 – $129.50

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97.3 KBCO Presents Sarah McLachlan with the Colorado Symphony at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

#24 THE UNDERGROUND MUSIC SHOWCASE
The Underground Music Showcase | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©The Underground Music Showcase

When: July 27 – 29, 2018

Where: Multiple Venues S Broadway, Denver, CO

Cost: $40 – $75

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The Underground Music Showcase is the biggest independent music festival in the Rocky Mountain region and the premier showcase for Denver’s incredible local music scene. The year the festival will feature over 400 local and national performances in an eclectic mix of venues.

#25 SHANIA TWAIN
Shania Twain | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©Altitude Tickets

When: July 27, 2018

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

Time: 7pm

Cost: $39.95 – $149.95

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Shania Twain will be performing live at the Pepsi Center with special guest Bastian Baker.

#26 DENVER SUMMER BREW FEST
Denver Brew Fest | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©23 in Studios

When: July 27 – 28, 2018

Where: Mile High Station, 2027 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80204

Time: GA 7pm – 10pm, VIP 6pm – 7pm

Cost: $40 – $70

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Denver Brew Fest’s Summer Brew Fest edition is an indoor/outdoor event which hosts 100+ brews, food vendors, live music and more! This event benefits Swallow Hill Music Association.

#27 CHEESMAN PARK ART FEST
Cheesman Park Arts Fest | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©Dash Events

When: July 28 – 29, 2018

Where: Cheesman Park, 1599 8th Ave, Denver, CO 80218

Time: July 28 9am – 6pm; July 29 9am – 5pm

Cost: Free

Cheesman Park Arts Fest, presented by Dash Events, will feature 130 juried artists and craftsmen from 30 different states showcasing their work. This colorful outdoor festival will also include live music and food trucks.

#28 COLORADO DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL
Colorado Dragon Boat Festival | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©Colorado Dragon Boat Festival

When: July 28 – 29, 2018

Where: Sloan’s Lake Park, 1700 N Sheridan Blvd, Denver, CO 80212

Time: July 28 10am – 7pm, July 29 10am – 5pm

Cost: Free

The Colorado Dragon Boat Festival (CDBF) is a free family-friendly festival highlighting Colorado’s rich Asian Pacific American heritage at Sloan’s Lake Park in Denver. A window to the Pan Asian world, this diverse festival is the only one of its kind in the United States. It showcases an array of traditional and contemporary performing arts, cultural customs, cuisine and a marketplace of unique and hard-to-find arts, crafts and vendors, in addition to two days of action packed dragon boat racing.

#29 DRAKE & MIGOS: AUBREY & THE THREE AMIGOS TOUR
Drake & Migos: Aubrey & The Three Migos Tour | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©Altitude Tickets

When: July 28 – 29, 2018

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

Time: 7pm

Cost: $59.50 – $199.50

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Drake will perform two nights-in-a-row this month at the Pepsi Center. Drake will be joined by special guests and ‘Walk It Talk It’ collaborators Migos.

#30 HALSEY
Halsey | The Denver Ear

Photo: ©AXS

When: July 30, 2018

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

Time: 7:30pm

Time: 8pm

Cost: $29.50 – $75.00

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Halsey will be performing live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre!

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