Warm weather days are here—time to venture out and explore all that Denver has to offer. Whether you are looking for family fun with the kids, an evening at the theater or a day at the ballpark, Denver has it all! Here are just a few of the exciting events for what to do in Denver this spring and summer.
Discover Denver’s Museums
Egyptian mummies, IMAX movies, the Gates Planetarium–there’s always something amazing at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Presently, the museum has an exhibit on the Dead Sea Scrolls, ancient manuscripts dating back over 2,000 years that’s up through September 3, 2018. Through June 10, 2018, the museum is aglow with fireflies, glow worms, jellyfish, and a live coral reef as the Creatures of Light exhibit explores the world of glowing organisms. Don’t miss the Discovery Zone, a hands-on experience for young children.
The Denver Art Museum is the sole American venue for Degas: A Passion for Perfection, an exhibit of more than 100 work of Edgar Degas (through May 20, 2018). General admission to the museum is free on the first Saturday of every month and free every day for children under 18 years old.
Cheer on the hometown Colorado Rockies at Coors Field and help to celebrate 25 years of Rockies baseball. In addition, Margaritaville Night is June 9, 2018: the Rockies take on the Arizona Diamondbacks, and fans take home a Rockies Margaritaville-themed shirt.
Can’t get enough of the national sport? Plan a visit to Denver’s National Ballpark Museum, one of the finest collections of baseball memorabilia in the nation.
What to do in Denver: Celebrate!
Still looking for what to do in Denver this spring? Head to Civic Center Park for the Cinco de Mayo Festival, May 5-6, 2018. Join over 400,000 visitors, hundreds of vendors, and exhibitors at the 31st annual celebration of Latino culture. Dance to the lively beat of mariachi and salsa with live entertainment on two large stages. Additionally, enjoy Mexican folk art and, of course, fabulous food offerings and a taco eating contest. More than a dozen restaurants will compete in the green chili cook-off. Bring the kids—the Children’s Carnival features rides and activities, and they’ll love the Saturday morning parade.
Celebrate the season at The People’s Fair Art and Music Festival, Denver’s oldest neighborhood festival. The event includes arts and crafts, food, and plenty of entertainment. Furthermore, meet Flamenco Denver, Heritage Irish Step Dancers, and the Denver School of Rock. Civic Center Park, June 1-3, 2018.
A Night at the Theater
Relive the sixties with The Who’s Tommy, the story of the pinball wizard through the sounds of the iconic 1969 album by Pete Townshend and company. The show appears at the Stage Theater at the Denver Performing Arts Complex from April 20-May 27, 2018.
Back by popular demand: Tony Award-winning musical comedy The Book of Mormon returns to the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the DCPA from June 13 to July 1, 2018.
Theatergoers can get an inside look at the DCPA venues, costume shops, and design studios with a Behind-the-Scenes Tour, available every Monday and Saturday at 10 a.m.
On June 2 and 3, 2018, more than 200 artists will create chalk magic on Larimer Square. The Denver Chalk Art Festival includes a Kids’ Corner for young artists, music, and a Capture the Color Photo Contest. Admission is free.
Head to the Colorado Convention Center June 15-17, 2018 for Denver Comic Con. The fun features art, merchandise, cosplay, gaming, and a section just for the kids. Meet Molly Ringwald, Gaten Matarazzo, and many more celebrity guests.
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