Enjoy the sun in DENVER this summer

The Mile high Home to fun new restaurants and attractions, plus outdoor activities galore, City is the perfect summer travel destination for all travelers.

DENVER, May 20, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Warmer days offer plenty of ways to play Denver. From cultural festivals to outdoor adventures, Denver promises unforgettable moments for everyone. Below you will find an overview of the season highlights. For a complete list of events, activities and hotel offers, visit the VISIT DENVER website.

Memorial Day weekend: Kick off the summer season with a variety of events and happenings during Memorial Day weekend Denver.

  • The Denver Art Museum’s latest exhibit is on display May 5 – August 11. Biophilia: nature reinvented brings together more than 70 imaginative works, including architectural models and photographs, objects, fashion, digital installations and immersive art experiences that collectively highlight the transformative power of nature.
  • Cheer on the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field downtown Denver May 24-26 when they play the Philadelphia Phillies, and so on May 27-29 as they take on the Cleveland Guardians.
  • Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park, the amusement park in downtown Denver, will have fireworks 9 o’clock in the evening (as the park is closed during the day). May 26.

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New in Denver: Summer 2024 will welcome new hotels, festivals, restaurants and more to The Mile high City.

  • The highly anticipated Populus Hotel will open this season as the first carbon-positive hotel in the country.
  • Meanwhile, the new Outside Festival will be a unique celebration of all things outdoors, with music, films, speakers and equipment. The weekend-long event will be held at Civic Center Park June 1-2, 2024.
  • New restaurants are being added in every neighborhood. Do not miss it Kawa Ni, an izakaya-style pub and eatery in LoHi; Traveling Mercies from the James Beard award-winning chef Caroline Glover; and Blackbelly Market, the second location of the Boulder-based, Michelin Green Star-deli for recipient, Corsica, serving French and Italian-inspired seaside shareable dishes.

Art and culture: Denver’s art scene shines brighter than ever with blockbuster exhibitions and street art.

  • Do not miss it “Spirit Guides Outdoor Art Tour” at the Denver Botanical Gardens. Experience the wonder and awe of Spirit Guides in the gardens on this tour that explores the outdoor sculpture exhibition and related plant themes.
  • The Denver Art Museum features “Fazal Sheikh: Thirst | Exposure | In situ” Through October 2024. The exhibition was created by photographer Fazal Sheikhwhich created three projects on the Colorado Plateau from 2017 to early 2023.
  • When the weather is warm, get outside and enjoy First Friday art walks around the city, starting from The Art District Santa Fe to RiNo and Tennyson Street.
  • Back for the second year, DENVER WALLS mural festival, part of the globally renowned WORLD WIDE WALLS, will take place from October 3-5, 2024 in RiNo.

Outdoor adventure: Denver is the ideal base camp for Rocky Mountain adventure, staying and dining in the city with the mountains just a short drive away. Enjoy outdoor adventures amid Denver’s beautiful natural landscapes, or go hiking nearby Rocky Mountain National Park biking on Denver’s seemingly endless bike paths and trails. With more than 20,000 acres of city and mountain parks and more than 250 individual city parks, Denver has endless ways to enjoy a sunny day with friends and family.

Sport: This summer, Denver will host some of the best athletes from around the world in the city’s best venues. Don’t miss the International Friendly vs Korea Republic US women’s soccer team 1 June at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, or the MexTour with the Mexican national men’s soccer team vs Uruguay at Empower Field 5 June. The 2024 BMW Championship will attract 50 top golfers and fans Denver August 20-24 for the PGA Tour’s FedExCup Playoffs, and the MMA ONE Championship will bring energy to Denver September 6.

Gastronomic delights: Enjoy Denver’s award-winning culinary scene, featuring diverse cuisines and innovative dining experiences. Visit one of Denver’s 26 Michelin Guide recognized restaurants, sample favorites at local food halls or enjoy seasonal offerings at Denver’s many farm-to-table restaurants. Enjoy one Coloradobeer brewed on a warm terrace with friends or enjoy seasonal cocktails in some of the region’s best cocktail lounges and speakeasies.

Family-friendly fun: Create lasting memories with the whole family at local attractions and theme parks such as Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park, Water World and outdoor play areas. Discover Denver’s prehistoric history on fossil-rich land at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science of Dinosaur Ridge. There are endless free or discounted activities for kids of all ages.

Live music and festivals: Denver’s vibrant music scene is home to a wide variety of live performances in iconic outdoor amphitheaters such as Red Rocks or intimate venues like the Bluebird or Ogden Theater on Colfax Ave. There are opportunities to experience live music in Denver all summer long, including City Park Jazz, the summer concert series at the Denver Botanic Gardens and free concerts at Levitt Pavilion. Don’t miss an intimate jazz show and dinner at Denver’s Nocturne. Denver also hosts several music festivals, including the Five Points Jazz Festival, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this summer, and Underground Music Showcase. There is something for every musical taste.

Performing arts: The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) Off-Center, an immersive and experiential theater, launches a new show running from July 11 to August 11, 2024. Titled ‘Dark Field’, the show is making its American premiere Denver this summer, after sold-out editions that reached more than 500,000 spectators in Britain, Australia, AsiaAnd Mexico. It’s a chilling collection of immersive audio experiences in custom-built shipping containers – and in complete darkness. DARKFIELD uses its signature 360-degree audio, along with sensory effects and hyper-realistic sets to put you at the center of intense stories that will make you question reality. Located behind the Ramble Hotel.

Cultural celebrations: This summer, experience the diversity of Denver’s cultural heritage at festivals celebrating music, dance, art and gastronomy from around the world. Festivals in town include Juneteenth, Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Bright Nights at Four Mile Historic Park and the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival, with festive options for everyone. Celebrate 50e Anniversary of Denver PrideFest, a weekend-long event that typically draws more than 550,000 attendees over two days, making it the largest Pride event in the Rocky Mountain Region.

Summer indoors Denver offers something for everyone, from art and culture to outdoor adventure and culinary delights. For more information about planning your summer vacation to Denver, visit the VISIT DENVER website.

About VISIT DENVER, the Convention & Visitors Bureau

We celebrate 115 years of promoting The Mile high City, VISIT DENVER is a non-profit trade association that contracts with the City of Denver to market Denver as a convention and leisure destination, increasing the city’s economic development, creating jobs and generating taxes. Denver welcomed and generated more than 36.3 million visitors in 2022 $9.4 billion in spending, while supporting tens of thousands of jobs and making tourism one of the city’s largest industries. Learn more about Denver on the VISIT DENVER website or at Tourism Pays Denver. Follow Denver’s social media channels for the latest updates on Facebook, Instagram, TweetYouTube and LinkedIn.

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