Denver Spring and Summer Festivals | Visit Denver (2022)

Denver Food + Wine Festival

WHEN: Thru Sept. 10, 2022
WHERE:Tivoli Quad on Auraria Campus

This multi-day extravaganza celebratesThe Mile High City’s dynamic dining scene with tasting events, seminars, a cocktail competition, an al fresco plated dinner, industry appreciationand a whole lot more!

Art RiNo

WHEN: Thru Sept. 11, 2022
WHERE:River North Art District - RiNo

This year the RiNo Art District is launching Art RiNo, a new, week-long arts festival featuring art in all its forms, with murals, music, installations, arts workshops and special events in partnership withWestword Music Showcase.

9th Annual High Plains Comedy Festival

WHEN:Sept. 8–10, 2022
WHERE:Various venues in Denver

Founded in 2013 by Denver comedian/writer Adam Cayton-Holland, this festival features a mix of local and national comics in venues throughout the city-with a special emphasis on the historic Baker neighborhood surrounding South Broadway. High Plains has quickly gained a reputation as one of the most talent-packed and fun-filled festivals in the country. While the curated list of comedians changes from year to year, it is always packed with a diverse mix of nationally and internationally known headliners, rising-star road warriorsand burgeoning talent from the amazing local scene.

HardRock Summit 2022 - Gemstones, Jewelry, Minerals, Fossils, Meteorites

WHEN:Sept. 8–11, 2022
WHERE:Colorado Convention Center

The HardRock Summit is thrilled to be back in Denver this yearwith even more exhibitors, buyers, collectors and special showcases that will get the industry talking.

Westword Music Showcase 2022

WHEN:Sept. 9–10, 2022
WHERE:River North Art District - RiNo

The Westword Music Showcase will return to the RiNo Art District this September, filling the area with music from local and national acts alike in the city’s longest-running celebration of the scene. From the first Showcase in LoDo in 1995 to big bashes in the Golden Triangle a decade later to our current festivals in RiNo, the Showcase has only gotten bigger and better. Friday's music events are all free andfeaturemore than 50 of Denver’s best bands, live painting, interactive artand offerings from the best food trucks in the city.

Colorado Festival of Horror

WHEN:Sept. 9–11, 2022
WHERE:Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Central Park

The Colorado Festival of Horror (COFOH) 2022: Funhouse is an intimate fan experience and convention for all things horror, featuring celebrity guests, artists, writers, vendors, performers and so much more.

International Heritage Festival - Oktoberfest

WHEN:Sept. 9–11, 2022
WHERE:Anderson Park, Wheat Ridge

Enjoy a celebration of culture and music at the 45thannual International Heritage Festival, sponsored by The Colorado Folk Arts Council. First presented in 1976 as a celebration of Colorado's diverse cultures on the state's centennial anniversary, the celebration continues annually.

Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival

WHEN:Sept. 9–11, 2022
WHERE: Estes Park Events Center, Estes Park

Come celebrate at one of the largest Celtic festivals in the nation. Entertainment includes bagpipe bands, Irish dancing, folk music, merchant tents and professional Scottish athletes competing in stone-put, hammer toss and caber toss.

Union Peak Festival

WHEN:Sept. 9–11, 2022
WHERE: Copper Mountain Resort, Copper Mountain

The largest gathering of the summer is back for a second year in a row at Copper Mountain. Union Peak Festivalcelebratesthe convergence of sport, community and art with three days of live music performances, interactive art installations and booths, sports demonstrations and community gatherings. The Athlete’s Mountain will celebrate a weekend of elevated pursuits with interactive demos and active meetups including golf clinics, group mountain bike rides, fly fishing casting clinics, sunrise yoga and more. Trail runners are also invited to challenge their high-altitude lung capacity by participating in the Summit Up, a run on the mountain that will test even the most seasoned sprinter.

33rd Annual Friendship Powwow

WHEN:Sept. 10, 2022
WHERE:
Denver Art Museum
Denver Art Museum celebrates Native American art and culture with the 33rd Annual Friendship Powwow & Native American Cultural Celebration. Join the local Native community and enjoy music and dance performances. The celebration includes artmaking opportunities, local Native organizations selling fry bread and Indian tacos, as well as vendors showcasing jewelry, art, crafts, clothingand more. At 11 a.m., the Grand Entry, where all the dancers dance collectively, begins inside the new Sie Welcome Center in Sturm Grand Pavilion. This is a free day at the museum, so general admission is complimentary for all visitors.

Denver Seltzerland 2022

WHEN:Sept. 10, 2022
WHERE:Overland Park Golf Course

Enjoy this one-of-a-kind immersive experience as you spend the afternoon tasting 100+ unique hard seltzers. Indulge in mouthwatering munchies, tons of Seltzer swagand fantastic photo ops for the 'gram.

Westwood Chile Fest

WHEN:Sept. 10, 2022
WHERE:4407 Morrison Rd.

This one-day event in the Westwood neighborhood celebrates Hispanic-centric cultures, making up 80 percent of this Denver neighborhood, with a strong focus on authentic food and local arts.

Farm Fest

WHEN:Sept. 10, 2022
WHERE:The Urban Farm

Head to The Urban Farm for a free family fun event with kids crafts and games, face painting, story time, animal demos, live musicand food trucks! Tour thechicken coop, goat andsheep pen, and rabbit hutch with farm educators.

Sunnyside Music Festival

WHEN:Sept. 10, 2022
WHERE:Chaffee Park

The 20th Sunnyside Music Festival is a one-of-a-kind free event celebrating world-class Denver bands, artisan vendors, craft beer and cocktails, food trucks, kid's activitiesand community.

Castle Rock ArtFest

WHEN: Sept. 10–11, 2022
WHERE:Downtown Castle Rock On Perry Street (between 3rd/South) & Festival Park,Castle Rock
The weekend after Labor Day, the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce hosts a juried fine arts show with artists from across the country. Castle Rock provides the perfect canvas for the 33rd Annual Colorado Artfest, which has become a summertime tradition for residents and art enthusiasts alike. Enjoy continual live main stage entertainment featuring popular musicians, interactive exhibits for the kids, savor fabulous food/beverages and so much more!

Saturday Night BAZAAR

WHEN: Sept. 10 and 17, 2022
WHERE:Sloan's Lake
Each Saturday Night BAZAAR features 40+ Colorado small businesses, selling everything from trendy fashions and handmade jewelry to artisan food products and home goods. Find the perfect gift, outfitor home accessory handmade in Colorado from a rotating lineup of local makers.Bring your appetite, as Saturday Night BAZAAR features local food trucks and street food vendors, as well as a pop-up bar serving upcraft cocktails and local brews.

Day Out With Thomas™

WHEN: Sept. 10–25, 2022
WHERE:Colorado Railroad Museum, Golden
Hop on board an interactive train ride with a life-sized Thomas the Tank Engine and enjoy access to hands-free activities including live entertainment, scavenger hunt, hay bale maze, stage shows, sing-a-longs and much more! It’s full steam ahead to an unforgettable day with a host of train-related activities, including a special appearance from Sir Topham Hatt, the Railway Controller from The Island of Sodor.

Cervezas for Causes

WHEN: Sept. 15, 2022
WHERE:Cerveceria Colorado
At this fun event at Cerveceria Colorado, you'llenjoy the best Mexican-inspired local beer while supporting Museo De Las Americas!Cerveceria Colorado seeks to honor the traditions, flavors and culture of Mexico by utilizing traditional Mexican ingredients, flavorsand processes to create innovative styles of beer.

Breckenridge Wine Classic

WHEN: Sept. 15–17, 2022
WHERE: Various locations in Breckenridge
Winemakers and wine enthusiasts from around the world gather in the mountains for the annual Breckenridge Wine Classic. Experience the beauty of Breckenridgewhile sipping on the best selection of wines from around the world. Concerts and delectable small bites add to the lively atmosphere of this late-summer festival.

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The WhiskeyX

WHEN: Sept. 16, 2022
WHERE: Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum
Taste, discoverand learn about more than 60 premium whiskey brands and cocktails–the best of Bourbon, American, Irish, Scotch, rye and single malt at WhiskyX Denver.To make it an evening you won’t soon forget, there will beawesome cuisine available from the food truck village, a cigar lounge, complimentary hair-and-beard trimsand a concert by Paul Cauthen!

Downtown Boulder Fall Fest

WHEN: Sept. 16–18, 2022
WHERE: Downtown Boulder
This three-day autumn festival features local food, a large beer/wine/margarita garden, live music, family entertainment and activities and features the Firefly Handmade Market all along the historic Pearl Street Mall.

Denver Oktoberfest

WHEN: Sept. 16–18 and 23–25, 2022
WHERE: Larimer and 21st in the Ballpark District
The free annual Denver Oktoberfest is almost here!Get ready for beer, pretzels, games and so much more celebrating German culture and cuisine.Denver Oktoberfest has been a staple two-weekend festival in Downtown Denver since 1969. From keg bowling to stein hoisting, live music and more, there’s something here for Oktoberfest pros and first timers.

Corn Maze at Chatfield Farms

WHEN: Sept. 16–Oct. 29, 2022
WHERE:Denver Botanic Gardens – Chatfield Farms
Get lost inChatfield Farms'seven-acreCorn Maze,or simply watch the funfrom one of two 15-foot tall illuminated bridges. Smaller visitors (age 10 and under) can explore the corn mini-maze.

Highlands Ranch Music Arts Festival

WHEN: Sept. 17, 2022
WHERE: Civic Green Park,Highlands Ranch
The free, family-oriented Annual Highlands Ranch Music Arts Festival will fill Civic Green Park with entertainment, arts, a festival marketplaceand activities. Bring a blanket and folding chairs and enjoy! The Highlands Ranch Concert Band, an organization of volunteer professional, amateur and high school musicians, provides free concerts throughout the year, is the organizer/promoter of the festival.Music will include a wide range of styles, including jazz, swing and concert music.The Festival Marketplace will offer items by artists, craftsmenand food vendors.

Loveland Chocolate Festival

WHEN: Sept. 17, 2022
WHERE: The Ranch Events Complex, Loveland
Enjoy afull day of chocolate sampling, shopping and entertainment as you indulge in chocolate truffles and fudge, chocolate martinis, chocolate cupcakes and pastries, chocolate everything!

ThirstyFest

WHEN: Sept. 17, 2022
WHERE: Stanley Marketplace, Aurora
ThirstyFest offers a full-day experience filled with live music, unlimited beverage tastings, food trucks, lawn games, family-friendly activities and more. Thisentirely volunteer-led event is supported by Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association, and all net proceeds benefit Water For People, an international non-profit born and raised right here in Denver.

WHEN: Sept. 17, 2022
WHERE:Rotella Park
This free historic fall harvest festival, farmers'market and car showincludes local produce, fall flowers, the Anythink Library bookmobile, local artist performances and classes, a car/ tractor/ motorcycle show, food trucks and fun.

Yard Art Contemporary - Congress Park

WHEN: Sept. 17–18, 2022
WHERE: Clayton
Artists Annie Decamp and Michael Dowling are proud to announce the third season of Yard Art Contemporary, a neighborhood-based contemporary art event that brings people together around art and offers an alternative platform for Denver’s notable artists to show and sell their work. Enjoywine while flowing amongst the various tents to visit and shop in a light, informal atmosphere.

Art on the Green

WHEN: Sept. 17–18, 2022
WHERE: Curtis Center for the Arts, Greenwood Village
Check out and purchase artwork from over 80 artists, listen to live music, grab a bite from local food rucks and cool down with refreshing drinks at this annual, all-Colorado art festival!

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Denver Walls

WHEN:Sept. 22–26, 2022
WHERE:
River North Art District - RiNo
Don't miss this international mural festival in the Globeville and RiNo neighborhoods.Denver Walls will become a part of the globally recognized Worldwide Wallsseries of street art events, which, since 2010, has brought murals to public spaces in 19 international cities.

Recess Street Fest

WHEN:Sept. 23–25, 2022
WHERE:Recess Beer Garden

Recess Street Fest returns to LoHi. This will be a tidal wave of energy in Denver’s most lifted neighborhood. Street Fest is all-embracing, welcoming families, couples, die-hard music loversand food truck connoisseurs. Local and national acts will take stage throughout the weekend covering a wide variety of artistry. This isn’t a party, this is Recess Street Fest 2022. We’ll see you there!

Central City Plein Air Festival

WHEN:Sept. 23–25, 2022
WHERE:Central City Opera House,Central City

Observe artists at workand enjoy free activities for the whole family! Specially selected artists from across the country travel to Central City to paint the incomparable Colorado scenery and historic atmosphere. On Saturday and Sunday, Central City Opera singers will perform at a ticketed Music & Art Concert in The Martin Foundry. The festival culminates in an exhibition and sale, where paintings created during the event are displayed and available for purchase.

Sundown Music Festival

WHEN:Sept. 24, 2022
WHERE:Auraria Campus — Tivoli Quad

Colorado's detox music fest returns for its second year! Explore healthy nightlife in Downtown Denver at this music and mindfulness festival. Experience immersive music and mindfulness, dance party DJ sets, a sober bar by SPIRIT, meditation, non-alcoholic tasting lounges, art-scapes and live painting, wellness IV drips and radical healing, food trucks, performance art, artists and a vendor village.

Strength In The City Wellness Block Party

WHEN:Sept. 24, 2022
WHERE:EDENS alley behind Denver Central Market

Strength in the City isbringing a day full of wellness to RiNo with retailers and local vendors. Enjoy wellness shopping, music and activities.

Centennial Chalk Art Festival

WHEN:Sept. 24, 2022
WHERE:The Streets at SouthGlenn, Centennial

Watch as local artists create sidewalk masterpieces using only chalk and their imaginations!Arrive early to spend the day browsing local businesses and vendors and enjoying an outdoor concert.

Found Collective: Artist, Maker, Vintage Market

WHEN:Sept. 24, 2022
WHERE:Dairy Arts Center, Boulder

This is Found Collective's first of many outdoor marketplace events at The Dairy Art Center! There will be 20+ vendors of artists, makers, vintage collectors, small businesses, etc., including permanent jewelry from Love Saro, personal styling for The Edit from KLM, tarot readings from Healing House and grab-and-go bouquets from Mountain Flower Farm. Listen to live music and grab drinks and pizza while you shop.

WHEN:Sept. 24, 2022
WHERE:Ivywild School, Colorado Springs

Loads of local and not-so-local breweries and distilleries will be pouring samples of their awesome products. Enjoy one of the coolest venues (Ivywild School) with the best breweries and distilleries around.Enjoy the RNDC Whiskey Rooms where you can sample allocated and extremely hard-to-find whiskies during this VIP hour.

2022 Colorado Fall Home Show

WHEN:Sept. 24–25, 2022
WHERE:Colorado Convention Center

The Colorado Fall Home Show is your one-stop marketplace to get ideas to remodel, refresh and renew your home. Prepare your home for the upcoming change in season and this is just the place to get started. At the Colorado Fall Home Show you’ll find more than 200+ exhibitors well versed in home renovation, remodeling and sustainable living. Many our exhibitors will be standing by with tips, tools and ideas on how to best winterize your home.

Viva Southwest Mariachi Festival

WHEN: Sept. 25, 2022
WHERE:Levitt Pavilion

Head to Levitt Pavilion Denver for a night of free music at the Viva Southwest Mariachi Festival!

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Doors Open Denver

WHEN:Sept. 26–Oct. 16, 2022
WHERE: Various venues throughout Denver

From historic structures to contemporary builds, this eventis an homage to Denver’s ever-changing architecture. The autumnal event draws architecture, art, history and culture enthusiasts, exploring and experiencing featured sites through in-person and virtual tours.

Handmade in Colorado Expo (Cherry Creek)

WHEN:Sept. 30–Oct. 2, 2022
WHERE: Various venues throughout Denver

The 14th annual Handmade in Colorado Expo is a juried event showcasing some of Colorado's best fine art and contemporary craft. The event will feature a vast array of independent designers producing original handcrafted goods from a wide array of media including metals, paper, glass, fibers, food, fabricated objects, clay, paint, wax, gemsand more. All work sold will be created from both emerging and experienced artisans from Colorado. This event has free admission and some great local live music and performance art.

Denver Beer Week

WHEN:Sept. 30–Oct. 8, 2022
WHERE: Various venues throughout Denver

Enjoy nine days of all things beer.Head to The Mile High City for festivals, tap takeovers, brewery eventsand much more.

Outdoor Family Fun All Summer Long

Farmers' Markets

The Mile High City's more than 20 farmers' marketsaren't just about locally grownproduce, delicious baked goods andprepared foods — though you'll find those in abundance!Eachmarket is a festive, weekly street fair, many with live entertainment and family-friendly activities.

Denver Zoo

With over 3,500 animals on 84 gorgeous acres,Denver Zoois an amazing experience year-round. Your donation helps to provide world-class care for the lions, giraffes and elephants, as well as other wild animals and wild places, from the Rockies to Mongolia.

Denver Botanic Gardens

One of the top five botanic gardens in the nation,Denver Botanic Gardensis an oasis in the city, offering year-round events, a children’s garden, lifelong-learning opportunities and research to preserve Colorado’s precious natural resources. Meanwhile,Chatfield Farms, located in nearbyLittleton, takes pride in its exemplary nature preserve and gardens. Located on 750 acres, this picturesque site includes display gardens and a historical farm with a rustic barn.

Denver's City Parks

No matter where you find yourself in The Mile High City, you’re likelyonly a few steps away from a lush and relaxing green space. Memorial Day weekend is the perfect time to explore Denver's more than 5,000 acres of traditional parks and parkways, as well asan additional 14,000 acres of spectacular mountain parks in neighboring counties that are maintained by the City and County of Denver.

Denver Street Art

Denver street artists have been busy brightening (and enlightening) the urban landscape for decades by making canvases of the city’s alleyways, building exteriors, warehouses, garage doors and storefronts. Grab your camera and take astroll past some of the city's favorite murals.

First Friday Art Walks

Galleries, studios and cultural attractions in Denver's art districts stay open late the first Friday of every month for a mind-expanding night of art, food, drink and fun.

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FAQs

Is Denver worth visiting in summer? ›

There's so much going on in Denver this summer, where do you begin? Play in the great outdoors, see world-class museum exhibitions and get a taste of Denver's thriving food scene by dining alfresco. Here are some top ways to have an unforgettable time. Check out special hotel deals for great weekend getaways.

How can I spend my summer in Denver? ›

Free Outdoor Fun
  1. City Skate at Skyline Park.
  2. Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre.
  3. Denver Skatepark.
  4. Denver Street Art.
  5. Farmers' Markets.
  6. Denver's City Parks.
  7. Lesser-Known, Hidden-Gem Parks.
  8. How to Explore the South Platte River by Bike.

How does Denver Colorado celebrate Cinco de Mayo? ›

Other events during the festival include the annual Cinco de Mayo Community Parade on Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon, a taco-eating contest, a lowrider car show and the famous Chihuahua race! As you stroll through Civic Center Park, check out vendors displaying Mexican folk art and handcrafted goods.

Is April a good time to visit Denver? ›

The best times to visit Denver are April through May and September through October. The city's shoulder seasons are characterized by comfortable temperatures, fewer tourists and lower accommodation prices than the summer high season.

What is the best month to go to Colorado? ›

Typically speaking, April and May and then October through mid-December will be your least crowded months in Colorado, as visitors often aim for the warmth and accessibility of summer or the powdery snow of winter.

What's the best time to visit Denver Colorado? ›

The best time to visit Denver is generally from April through May and September through October. Moderate weather and affordable hotel rates can be expected during these shoulder seasons. With lesser crowds than the summer months, these months are also ideal times for sightseeing in Denver.

What food is Denver known for? ›

Foods Denver is known for include green chile, Colorado lamb, Palisade peaches, and craft beer. Mexican cuisine is also highly popular. Many restaurants offer tacos, burritos, margaritas, and more.

What part of Colorado is the best to visit during summer? ›

Vail. First on our list of the best places to visit in Colorado in the summer, it's Vail. Though Vail is one of the world's most popular skiing resort towns, it transforms into an outdoor paradise during the summer months.

Where is Cinco de Mayo celebrated in Denver? ›

The Ten Best Places to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Denver
  • 10) Adelitas Cocina y Cantina. 1294 South Broadway.
  • 9) Benny's Restaurant and Tequila Bar. 301 East Seventh Avenue.
  • 8) El Camino. 3628 West 32nd Avenue.
  • 6) La Biblioteca. 1610 Little Raven Street #200.
  • 5) La Loma. ...
  • 4) Lola. ...
  • 3) Pinche Taqueria. ...
  • 2) Rio Grande.

What kind of food is eaten on Cinco de Mayo? ›

11 Authentic Cinco de Mayo Foods and Facts
  • Molé Molé Poblano is the official dish of Cinco de Mayo because the day commemorates Mexico's victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla. ...
  • Chilaquiles. Chilaquiles were introduced to America in 1898. ...
  • Tamales. ...
  • Carnitas. ...
  • Barbacoa. ...
  • Fish Tacos. ...
  • Horchata. ...
  • Mexican Street Corn.

What colors are for Cinco de Mayo? ›

Show your Cinco colors

Cinco de Mayo colors mirror those of the Mexican flag – red, white and green. The meaning of the flag colors has evolved over time, with green representing hope and independence; white, unity and purity; and red, religion and the blood of the national heroes.

Is Denver cold in April? ›

DENVER'S MONTHLY MEAN TEMPERATURE FOR APRIL IS 47.4 DEGREES (1981-2010 AVERAGES) AND IS DENVER'S 6TH COLDEST MONTH OF THE YEAR BEHIND DECEMBER, JANUARY, FEBRUARY, NOVEMBER AND MARCH RESPECTIVELY. APRIL STARTS THE MONTH WITH A NORMAL HIGH OF 58 DEGREES AND ENDS WITH A NORMAL HIGH OF 66 DEGREES.

Is there still snow in Denver in April? ›

April usually brings Denver some of the biggest snowstorms of the year. The city averages close to nine inches of snow each April, making it Denver's second-snowiest month of the year on average, behind only March.

Should I visit Denver in March? ›

Overall, the best time to visit Denver is during the spring (March-May) and summer (June-August). These seasons have the most comfortable temperatures, with summer reaching highs in the 80s and 90s.

What is the hottest month in Denver? ›

WITH DENVER'S DAILY NORMAL TEMPERATURES PEAKING IN LATE JULY, TEMPERATURE VARIATION BECOMES FAIRLY LOW FROM THE BEGINNING THROUGH THE END OF THE MONTH. DENVER'S MONTHLY MEAN TEMPERATURE FOR JUNE IS 74.2 DEGREES (1981-2010 AVERAGES) AND IS DENVER'S WARMEST MONTH OF THE YEAR.

What do people wear in Denver in March? ›

Spring/Fall: T-shirts, rain jacket, light fleece, jeans and shorts. Summer: Light jacket, T-shirt or tank top, shorts, jeans, hiking pants, swimsuit and warm clothing for camping.

How do people dress in Denver in April? ›

Denver dress is casual. You shouldn't need a "winter coat" but you should dress in layers. A waterproof jacket is a good idea, wear a sweater or fleece underneath and a base layer under that if it's chilly.

Is Denver Nice in May? ›

Denver in May means plenty of birds, butterflies, and lush parks. There's a new sense of life that is introduced in the city, and this is evident as the streets become busier. There is a bit of rain, but there are also plenty of city museums and indoor activities to enjoy during this time.

What is Denver like in the summer? ›

In summer, Denver enjoys low relative humidity, making for beautiful, sun-filled days and cool, comfortable evenings. The average daily high temperature in August is a mild 86 degrees Fahrenheit. The mild weather is due in part to the city's altitude: 5,280 feet above sea level, or exactly a mile high.

What is unique to Denver? ›

Denver has one of the most unique city park systems in the nation. Denver has more than 200 parks within the city and 20,000 acres of parks in the nearby mountains, including spectacular Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre. The city has its own bison herd at Buffalo Herd Overlook.

Why is Denver so popular? ›

With its blue skies and panoramic mountain views, Denver, a.k.a. the Mile High City is perhaps one of the most beautiful areas in the country. In fact, its beauty has inspired countless other authors, musicians, and pop culture icons. Maybe this natural beauty is why moving to Denver is so appealing.

Is there anything fun to do in Denver? ›

THINGS TO DO IN DENVER
  • Visit Rocky Mountain National Park. ...
  • Go on the Denver Foothills Tour to see Red Rocks Amphitheatre. ...
  • Visit Mount Evans Scenic Byway. ...
  • Discover Pikes Peak and the Garden of the Gods. ...
  • Denver Botanic Gardens. ...
  • Denver Zoo. ...
  • Downtown Aquarium. ...
  • Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

What movie stars live in Colorado? ›

9 Famous Celebrities Who Live in Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger. You may know him for his famous line, “I'll be back,” but this particular star might be closer to your own home than you think! ...
  • Tom Sutherland. ...
  • Temple Grandin. ...
  • John Heder. ...
  • Ryan Sutter. ...
  • Oprah Winfrey. ...
  • Kevin Costner. ...
  • Amy Adams.
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What is Denver style pizza? ›

Colorado-style pizza or Colorado mountain pie is a unique version of a pizza originating from Colorado. The pizza has a thick, braided crust and it's made with honey instead of sugar. The braid acts as a barricade which holds the numerous toppings from spilling out on the sides.

What is Colorado's signature drink? ›

In a puzzling 50 state listicle yesterday, Buzzfeed announced to the world that Colorado's "signature" cocktail is the Snowball. A fraternity house worthy mix, this drink is a combination of vodka, Fresca (yes, Fresca), and lime juice.

Is it an easy drive from Denver to Colorado Springs? ›

It is easy to get between Denver and Colorado Springs, the state's second largest city, which sits in the shadow of Pikes Peak just a little over an hour's drive south via I-25. This interstate highway is Colorado's main north-south artery, running the length of the entire state.

Is Aspen near Denver? ›

The glitzy mountain town of Aspen, famous for its natural beauty, world-class Colorado skiing, and celebrity residents, is about 200 miles southwest of Denver, and there are many ways to get between the two destinations.

Is it worth visiting Colorado in summer? ›

Summer is a great time for families and kids to visit Colorado, as there are tons of activities for kids in Denver and around the state. The weather will also be pleasant for hiking, horseback riding, or rafting. Of course, many families love skiing with kids as well.

How do you celebrate Cinco de Mayo? ›

How to Celebrate Cinco De Mayo
  1. Learn the history of Cinco de Mayo.
  2. Teach kids fun facts about Mexican culture.
  3. Make a traditional Mexican dish at home.
  4. Eat at an authentic Mexican restaurant.
  5. Put up colorful decorations.
  6. Listen to traditional Mexican music.
  7. Attend a local parade or festival.

Why do we celebrate Cinco de Mayo? ›

Cinco de Mayo, (Spanish: “Fifth of May”) also called Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, holiday celebrated in parts of Mexico and the United States in honour of a military victory in 1862 over the French forces of Napoleon III.

What happens in San Marco on Cinco de Mayo? ›

Cinco de Mayo and State Menudo Cook-off. This free event takes place on the banks of the San Marcos River in downtown at San Marcos Plaza Park. Like with any wonderful festival, you can expect great music and food, carnival rides, a parade, and a state-wide cooking competition.

What is the official drink of Cinco de Mayo? ›

Margarita. If there's one drink you associate with Cinco de Mayo, it's probably this one. The classic combination of tequila, lime juice, and orange liqueur or agave syrup (or a split of them, as this recipe calls for) is popular for a reason: It's a delicious drink and easy to make.

What 4 cities have the biggest 5 de Mayo celebrations? ›

Best places to celebrate Cinco de Mayo
  • 1 The 10 best places to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.
  • 2 1. Puebla, Mexico.
  • 3 2. Denver, Colorado.
  • 4 3. Los Angeles, California.
  • 5 4. San Diego, California.
  • 6 5. Saint Paul, Minnesota.
  • 7 6. San Antonio, Texas.
  • 8 7. Chicago, Illinois.
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What does the word TACO really mean? ›

The word taco comes from the Nahuatl word 'tlahco' which means “half or in the middle”, referring to the way it is formed. Tortilleras by Nebel. Delicious and historic, the taco forms part of the cultural and gastronomic diversity of Mexico.

What can you not wear on Cinco de Mayo? ›

To put it plainly, mustaches, sombreros and ponchos often worn on Cinco de Mayo are racist stereotypical representations of Mexican culture. Don't engage with them. Don't wear them. Don't support others who wear them.

What race is Cinco de Mayo? ›

Mexicans

What do you wear to a Cinco de Mayo party? ›

Formalwear. Cinco de Mayo celebrations traditionally comprise a playful party atmosphere, and your clothes should be fun, too. Skip the suits, heels and fancy dresses in favor of clothing that's light, versatile, bright and casual.

What is the rainiest month in Denver? ›

The month with the most rain in Denver is May, with an average rainfall of 1.9 inches. The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.3 months, from October 31 to March 7. The month with the least rain in Denver is January, with an average rainfall of 0.1 inches.

Does it rain a lot in April in Colorado? ›

The average precipitation in Denver during April is 1.71". Last year was below average with just 1.25". Aprils have been quite dry in recent history with the exception of 2009 when Denver got 3.22". That ranks 18th all-time.

Is there snow in Denver in May? ›

May snow is no stranger to Colorado, even in the lower elevations. In fact Denver averages 1.7 inches of snow during May, according to the entire written record since 1882.

What does Colorado look like in April? ›

Daily high temperatures increase by 7°F, from 60°F to 67°F, rarely falling below 43°F or exceeding 80°F. Daily low temperatures increase by 7°F, from 35°F to 42°F, rarely falling below 25°F or exceeding 51°F.

Is there snow in Colorado in May? ›

Of note, 0.95 inches (83 percent) of the total monthly precipitation (1.15 inches) was recorded on May 24th. Colorado Springs recorded 0.00 inches of snow through the month of May, which is 0.7 inches below normal. This keeps the 2019-2020 seasonal snowfall in Colorado Springs at 56.4 inches.

Will there be snow in Colorado in April 2022? ›

So with no more snow expected, April 2022 is tied for 4th place of the least snowiest years ever on record. We have to go back 20 years to find the last time Denver only saw a trace of snow in April. It's also been 30 years since Denver had an April with no snowfall.

Is Denver cold in March? ›

DENVER'S MONTHLY MEAN TEMPERATURE FOR MARCH IS 40.4 DEGREES (1981-2010 AVERAGES) AND IS DENVER'S 5TH COLDEST MONTH OF THE YEAR BEHIND DECEMBER, JANUARY, FEBRUARY AND NOVEMBER RESPECTIVELY.

Does it snow in Denver in March? ›

In fact, March is the snowiest month in Denver. Denver averages 11.3 inches of snowfall in March, which is more than any other month.

Is Denver worth visiting in summer? ›

There's so much going on in Denver this summer, where do you begin? Play in the great outdoors, see world-class museum exhibitions and get a taste of Denver's thriving food scene by dining alfresco. Here are some top ways to have an unforgettable time. Check out special hotel deals for great weekend getaways.

Is it worth going to Colorado in the summer? ›

Colorado may best be known for its plentiful winter powder that offers some of the best skiing and boarding in the world, but summer brings the chance to enjoy a wealth of spectacular scenery and all sorts of outdoor adventures too. These Colorado towns may top them all when it comes to enjoying an ideal mix of both.

What is Denver like in the summer? ›

In summer, Denver enjoys low relative humidity, making for beautiful, sun-filled days and cool, comfortable evenings. The average daily high temperature in August is a mild 86 degrees Fahrenheit. The mild weather is due in part to the city's altitude: 5,280 feet above sea level, or exactly a mile high.

Is Denver Nice in May? ›

Denver in May means plenty of birds, butterflies, and lush parks. There's a new sense of life that is introduced in the city, and this is evident as the streets become busier. There is a bit of rain, but there are also plenty of city museums and indoor activities to enjoy during this time.

What do people wear in Denver in June? ›

What to Wear in Denver in June: Shorts, T-shirts, sandals, and a jacket or two will get you through most days in June in Denver.

Is Aspen near Denver? ›

The glitzy mountain town of Aspen, famous for its natural beauty, world-class Colorado skiing, and celebrity residents, is about 200 miles southwest of Denver, and there are many ways to get between the two destinations.

Is it an easy drive from Denver to Colorado Springs? ›

It is easy to get between Denver and Colorado Springs, the state's second largest city, which sits in the shadow of Pikes Peak just a little over an hour's drive south via I-25. This interstate highway is Colorado's main north-south artery, running the length of the entire state.

What is the hottest month in Denver? ›

WITH DENVER'S DAILY NORMAL TEMPERATURES PEAKING IN LATE JULY, TEMPERATURE VARIATION BECOMES FAIRLY LOW FROM THE BEGINNING THROUGH THE END OF THE MONTH. DENVER'S MONTHLY MEAN TEMPERATURE FOR JUNE IS 74.2 DEGREES (1981-2010 AVERAGES) AND IS DENVER'S WARMEST MONTH OF THE YEAR.

Is Denver expensive? ›

Denver, Colorado's cost of living is 14% higher than the national average. The cost of living in any area can vary based on factors such as your career, its average salary and the real estate market of that area.

How do people dress in Denver in April? ›

Denver dress is casual. You shouldn't need a "winter coat" but you should dress in layers. A waterproof jacket is a good idea, wear a sweater or fleece underneath and a base layer under that if it's chilly.

Is Denver cold in May? ›

The average temperature at Denver International Airport for the month of May was 59.6 degrees F which is 2.5 degrees above the normal of 57.1 degrees. There were two days in the month (19th and 20th) in which the temperature reached or exceeded the 90 degree mark.

Is Colorado rainy in May? ›

The average sliding 31-day rainfall during May in Denver is essentially constant, remaining about 1.8 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 3.5 inches or falling below 0.5 inches. The highest average 31-day accumulation is 1.9 inches on May 15.

Does Denver get snow in May? ›

Snow in May is not unheard of in Denver. July and August are the only months of the year when the city has never recorded measurable snow. Even so, a significant snowstorm arriving well past Mother's Day raises eyebrows.

Is Denver a casual city? ›

Is Denver a casual city? Denver is a causal city overall. “Mountain-chic” is trendy in Denver and mountain towns, even within the workplace.

Is Denver casual? ›

Denver is a laid-back city, and most people dress casually (call it “mountain-chic”), even at work.

What does mountain chic mean? ›

Mountain Chic

This is a new popular term, especially here in the Rockies, used to describe an elegant event that is in the mountains, and most likely the ceremony is on the grass. This lets guests know to dress appropriately for the mountain climate while still staying elegant.

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