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31 Things to Do in Denver this June 2017 | The Denver Ear

Festivals, concerts, special shows & events, music, dance and so much more. Check out our list of 31 things to do in Denver this June 2017!

31 THINGS TO DO IN DENVER THIS JUNE 2017

#1 CIVIC CENTER MOVES

When: Every Monday through Thursday throughout June 2017

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

Time: Monday 6pm – 7pm; Tuesday 12:15pm –1pm; Wednesday 5:30am – 6:15am & 6:15am – 7am; Thursday 11am – 12pm & 6pm – 7pm

Cost: Free

Civic Center MOVES is a free fitness series for all fitness levels produced year-round by the nonprofit Civic Center Conservancy. All participants in Civic Center MOVES classes will be required to sign a waiver the first time they attend a class. Waivers will be available on-site, but you can also download them online.

Civic Center MOVES Fitness Providers: Fold YogaPearl Street FitnessNovember Project – DenverThe River Power Vinyasa YogaFitness in The City.

#2 LUZIA BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

When: June 1st through June 30th, 2017

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

Time: 1:30pm, 4:30pm & 8pm *Date dependent

Cost: Starting at $39

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LUZIA by Cirque du Soleil takes you to an imaginary Mexico, like in a waking dream, where light quenches the spirit and rain soothes the soul.

Freely inspired by Mexico, LUZIA is a poetic and acrobatic ode to the rich, vibrant culture of a country whose wealth stems from an extraordinary mix of influences and creative collisions – a land that inspires awe with its breathtaking landscapes and architectural wonders, buoyed by the indomitable spirit of its people. The tableaux of LUZIA weave an intricate, contemporary mosaic that awakens your senses and transports you to a place suspended between dreams and reality.

#3 THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time | The Denver Ear

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When: June 1st through June 18th, 2017

Where: The Ellie at Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 1385 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 2pm & 7:30pm *Date dependent

Cost: Starting at $30

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, winner of five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Play, will be on stage at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts this month. This adaptation is the Tony Award-winning new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel and directed by Tony winner Marianne Elliott.

Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.

#4 TATTOO MASQUERADE
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When: June 2nd through June 4th, 2017

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

Time: Friday 12pm – 10pm, Saturday 10am – 10pm, Sunday 10am – 8pm

Cost: $12 – $16, Free for Kids Under 12

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Tattoo Masquerade is Denver’s premiere tattoo convention and art expo, featuring local and national tattoo artists, live performances, fine artists, healing art practitioners and local vendors. The event features over 150 booths in a 35,000 sq ft space with something for everyone!

Kid-friendly booths include face painting, live animals, aerial performances and more. Amanda Sage, world class artist and CoSM visionary art instructor, will be performing live art as well as presenting her beautiful line of clothing.  The famous and talented tattoo artist Friday Jones will be attending to represent P.Ink, a non-profit organization that helps women reclaim their femininity, power, and to heal from the emotional scars of their experiences through the beautification of their physical scars. Three women will be at Tattoo Masquerade to receive their survivor tattoos from Friday Jones during the event.

Psst… Event submitted by Rachel Daly, Owner of Move To Boulder.

#5 SUN DRENCHED MUSIC FESTIVAL
Sun Drenched Music Festival | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Denver Beer Co.

When: June 3rd, 2017

Where: Denver Beer Co Canworks, 4455 Jason St, Denver 80211

Time: 2pm – 10pm

Cost: Starting from $25

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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. In addition to beach games, festival goers can stroll the “boardwalk” and grab food from favorite food trucks or shop at the festival market which will feature several local artisans. In addition to food, vendors, and games, the venue will feature an outdoor beer garden, and shaded and indoor seating areas.

#6 INDIAN MARKET & POWWOW
Indian Market and Powwow | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Tesoro Cultural Center

When: June 2nd through June 4th, 2017

Where: The Fort Restaurant, 19192 CO-8, Morrison 80465

Time: Friday & Sunday 11am – 3pm; Saturday 10am – 4pm

Cost: Adults $5; Free for Children 12 & 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. The Colorado Governor’s office has recognized the annual Indian Market & Powwow as the largest authentic, juried American Indian art show in Colorado, and has even issued past proclamations of Official Indian Market & Powwow Days, directly from the office of Governor John Hickenlooper for the past four years

#7 PEOPLE’S FAIR
People's Fair Denver | The Denver Ear

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When: June 3rd & June 4th, 2017

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

Time: Saturday 10am – 8pm; Sunday 10am – 7pm

Cost: Free

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! Special features of the People’s Fair include a wine pavilion adjacent to the jazz stage, the Mural Project, Fine Art Avenue located on 14th Ave., and an ever-evolving kids and Family Area with kids craft projects, sports activities, a carnival, and much more.

#8 DENVER CHALK ART FESTIVAL
Denver Chalk Art Festival | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Denver Chalk Art Festival

When: June 3rd & June 4th, 2017

Where: Larimer Square,  1430 Larimer St, Denver 80202

Time: Saturday 10am – 10pm; Sunday 10am – 7pm

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.

Spectators will watch as the intricate chalk paintings come to life and spread out to adorn four downtown blocks in and around Larimer Square. Visitors will enjoy live music, food and beverages while also having the rare opportunity to interact with the artists as they work.

#9 HIGHLANDS STREET FAIR
Highlands Street Fair | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Highlands Street Fair

When: June 3rd, 2017

Where: Highlands Square, 3599 W. 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211

Time: 10am – 6pm

Cost: Free

The 35th 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.

#10 ENRIQUE IGLESIAS & PITBULL

When: June 6th, 2017

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

Time: 7:30pm

Cost: $19.95 – $135.95

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Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull will perform at the Pepsi Center with special guest CNCO.

#11 METALLICA
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Photograph courtesy of ©Metallica’s Official Facebook Page

When: June 7th, 2017

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

Time: 6pm

Cost: Starting from $71.50

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Metallica‘s WorldWired Tour 2017 is making a stop at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

#12 JULIANNE & DEREK HOUGH: MOVE – BEYOND LIVE ON TOUR

When: June 8th, 2017

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

Time: 8pm

Cost: $39.50 – $89.50

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Superstar siblings Julianne Hough and Derek Hough will star in their own all-new dance production, MOVE – BEYOND Live On Tour, onstage at the Bellco Theatre. This show will be a complete stage production, with sets, costumes and a cast of talented dancers, with the Houghs headlining in solo, duet and group performances in styles ranging from ballroom and tap to salsa and hip-hop and everything in-between.

#13 DEAD & COMPANY

When: June 9th & June 10th, 2017

Where: Folsom Field, 2400 Colorado Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

Time: 6:30pm

Cost: $66.75 – $167.45 Single Day Pass; $133.50 – $329.90 2-Day Pass

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Dead & Company will perform two nights in a row at Folsom Field.

#14 NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK, PAULA ABDUL & BOYZ II MEN

When: June 10th, 2017

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

Time: 7:30pm

Cost: $29.95 – $199.95

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The Total Package Tour: New Kids On The Block, Paul Abdul & Boyz II Men, will be performing live at the Pepsi Center.

#15 COLORADO RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL
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Photograph by ©Colorado Renaissance Festival

When: June 10th & 11th, June 17th & 18th, June 24th & 25th, 2017

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

Time: 10am – 6:30pm

Cost: $9 – $19.95

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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.

More than 200 period artisans sell their one-of-a-kind works and demonstrate their ancient craft along the shaded streets and pathways. Tantalizing medieval delicacies and the finest ales and beverages entice the palette and satisfy the heartiest of appetites.

#16 DENVER BERKELEY PARK ART & MUSIC FESTIVAL

When: June 10th & June 11th, 2017

Where: Berkeley Park, 4601 W 46th Ave, Denver, CO 80212

Time: Saturday 10am – 7pm; Sunday 10am – 4pm

Cost: Free

The 2nd Annual 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.

#17 ALICE COOPER
Alice Cooper | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: @Olly Stabler. Photograph courtesy of ©Alice Cooper’s Official Facebook Page

When: June 12th, 2017

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

Time: 8pm

Cost: $49.50 – $85

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Alice Cooper will be performing live at the Paramount Theatre.

#18 NORAH JONES
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Photograph courtesy of ©Norah Jones’ Official Facebook Page

When: June 14th, 2017

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

Cost: $45 – $68

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Norah Jones will be making a stop with her Day Breaks World Tour at Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre.

#19 DENVER GREEK FESTIVAL
Denver Greek Festival | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Denver Greek Festival

When: June 16th through June 18th, 2017

Where: 4510 East Alameda Avenue, Denver, CO 80246

Time: Friday & Saturday 11am – 11pm; Sunday 11am – 6pm

Cost: $3 Adults; $1 Seniors; Free for Children 12 & Under

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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.

#20 JUNETEENTH MUSIC FESTIVAL
Juneteenth Music Festival | The Denver Ear

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When: June 17th, 2017

Where: Five Points, Denver

Time: Starting from 11am

Cost: Free

Juneteenth is an event that is commemorated in cities across the nation and around the world, Juneteenth is a cultural event celebrated by diverse people of all colors, backgrounds, and nationalities. Joining hands to mark the ending of slavery and the beginning of African American independence in the United States.

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.

#21 DENVER PRIDEFEST
Denver PrideFest | The Denver Ear

Photograph by ©Denver PrideFest

When: June 17th & June 18th, 2017

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

Time: Saturday 11am – 7pm; Sunday 10am – 6pm

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.

#22 THE DENVER DELUXE
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Photo Credit: @Frank Roddy Photography; Photograph courtesy of ©Park Burger

When: June 17th, 2017

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

Time: 1:30pm – 8pm

Cost: $10 – $25; Free for Children 12 & Under

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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 also feature Live Crush street and graffiti artists.

Psst… 100% of proceeds benefit the River North Art District (RiNo)

#23 1940s WWII ERA BALL
1940s WWII Era Ball | The Denver Ear

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When: June 17th, 2017

Where: Boulder Municipal Airport, 3327 Airport Rd, Boulder, CO 80301

Time: Starting at 6pm

Cost: $62+

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The 9th Annual 1940s WWII Era Ball and destination event will transport 2000+ plus guests back to the 1940’s through music, costumes, a pin-up girl contest, food, drinks, and dancing.

The Ball will feature musical acts from Frank Sinatra, and the Andrews’ Sisters impersonators, plus comedian Bob Hope. 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.

Psst… This event raises money for the Tenth Mountain Division Foundation, The Rocky Mountain Honor Flight and The Spirit of Flight Center!

#24 105th MERIDIAN BUSKERFEST
105th Meridian Buskerfest | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©105th Meridian Buskerfest

When: June 23rd & June 24th, 2017

Where: Denver Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80211

Time: Friday 5pm – 8pm; Saturday 10am – 8pm

Cost: Free

The Plaza at Union Station will be transformed into a world-class busker festival for the 105th Meridian Buskerfest 2017. Buskerfest will feature street performers, live bands, film screenings, face-painters, interactive workshops, a scavenger hunt, Art Cars from Trinidad, CO, crafts by Board & Brush and the students from Arts Street, a Tesla to explore, and more.

#25 CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
Cherry Blossom Festival | The Denver Ear

Photograph by ©Cherry Blossom Festival

When: June 24th & June 25th, 2017

Where: Sakura Square, 1255 19th St, Denver, CO 80202

Time: Saturday 11am – 6pm; Sunday 11am – 4pm

Cost: Free

The 45th 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.

#26 WESTWORD MUSIC SHOWCASE
Westword Music Showcase | The Denver Ear

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When: June 24th, 2017

Where: Golden Triangle Museum District, 213 W. 13th Ave., Denver, CO 80204

Time: Starting from 11:30am

Cost: $65 GA; $95 VIP (21+)

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Westword Music Showcase returns to the Golden Triangle with its 23rd annual festival. National headliners include: Shakey Graves, The Revivalists, Cut Copy, Bob Moses, COIN plus more National acts to be announced; and 100 of the best bands and artists from metro Denver performing at a dozen venues.

#27 UNICORN FESTIVAL
Unicorn Festival | The Denver Ear

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When: June 25th, 2017

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

Time: 10am – 6pm

Cost: $8 Adults; $4 Children (5-12); Free for Children 4 & Under

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The Unicorn Festival is a celebration of the imagination and all things mythical. This festival will be filled with Unicorn rides, swimming Mermaids, meet and greets with beloved Princesses, wandering fairies, Quidditch matches and more.

#28 VANS WARPED TOUR ’17
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When: June 25th, 2017

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

Time: 11am

Cost: $40

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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 ’17 will feature over 65 bands spread across 7 stages at the Pepsi Center.

#29 SOUTHWEST® DESTINATION: RED ROCKS | THE FRAY

When: June 26th, 2017

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

Time: 7pm

Cost: Free

Register from June 2nd, 2017 Online

Join Southwest® for Destination: Red Rocks, where passion for music and community connect. Enjoy a FREE evening at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre featuring Denver’s own, The Fray, celebrating the Denver community and providing a stage for Artists on the Rise.

#30 90’s THROWBACK: MS. LAURYN HILL, COMMON & EN VOGUE

When: June 27th, 2017

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

Time: 7:30pm

Cost: $45 – $225

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Turn back the clock and take it back to the 90s with an evening presented by SeriesFest. Artists Ms. Lauryn HillCommon & En Vogue, will be on stage at Red Rocks Amphitheatre as well as the World Premiere of “Isn’t it Ironic,” the music episode from CNN’s Original Series The Nineties.

#31 PAUL SIMON
Paul Simon | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Paul Simon’s Official Facebook Page

When: June 28th, 2017

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

Time: 8pm

Cost: Starting from $140 [ReSell Pricing]

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Paul Simon will make a stop in Denver with his Summer Concert Tour at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

Psst… Check out the complete Red Rocks Amphitheatre 2017 Lineup!

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