The city of Denver, Colorado is a fantastic destination for summer getaways. During the summer the mild weather makes Denver the perfect place to go if you want to enjoy all the perks of a big city while having easy access to the wonder of the Rocky Mountains. The Mile-High City is full of great things to do, no matter your interests. There is a great arts and culture scene, fantastic dining, superb entertainment, and a plethora of other interesting activities to choose from. And if you're a sports enthusiast, there are several professional teams in and near the city to become fans of. Plus, the surroundings are absolutely gorgeous. If you decide to take a trip to Colorado this summer and experience all the city has to offer, then check out these great downtown Denver events while you're in town.
Downtown Denver Events this Summer
Wicked | June 3rd - July 5th
Don't miss out on this acclaimed and beloved musical. It's sure to be one of the best downtown Denver events this summer. Wicked tells the origins story of the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch with tons of humor and an addictive and catchy collection of songs. The venue for Wicked is the Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex.
Colorado Shakespeare Festival | June 5th - August 9th
The Colorado Shakespeare Festival is a professional theatrical company that presents a season of fantastic plays each summer. They perform in the Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre and in the University Theatre. This year's festival includes performances of Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, Wittenberg, Henry V, and Henry VI, Part 1.
Ansel Adams: Masterworks | June 13th - August 30th
If you're a fan of art and photography, head to the Foothills Art Center to see the Ansel Adams: Masterworks exhibit. The exhibition is made up of 48 works handpicked by Adams.
Cherry Creek Arts Festival | July 3rd - July 5th
One of the best downtown Denver events of the summer is the Cherry Creek Arts Festival. Taking place in the Cherry Creek North Shopping District, this three day festival is a "celebration of the visual, culinary and performing arts." Interact with local, national, and international juried artists as you enjoy downtown Denver at its best with great food and live music.
Jackalope Art & Craft Fair | July 25th - July 26th
This is one of the downtown Denver events you'll want to attend if you love perusing the work of world-class artisans and crafters. Jackalope Art & Craft Fair is two day event that is the perfect time to shop for a unique gift for yourself or a loved one. You're sure to find a new treasure among all the jewelry, ceramics, home decor, housewares, art, photography, and paper goods.
Red Rocks Amphitheater Concerts
If you're willing to venture away from Downtown Denver, then you should definitely check out a concert at Red Rocks Amphitheater. Shows this summer include:
- Amos Lee & David Gray | July 1st
- Blues Traveler, Guster, and Hanson | July 4th
- Steely Dan with Special Guest Elvis Costello & The Imposters | July 6th
- Neil Young + Promise of the Real | July 8th - July 9th
- The Avett Brothers | July 10th - July 12th
- Wilco | July 14th
- Morrissey | July 16th
- Van Halen | July 20th
- Idina Menzel | August 11th
- Diana Krall | August 12th
- Jackson Brown | August 18th
- + Many More!
Where to Stay During Downtown Denver Events
When you're planning which of these amazing downtown Denver events to attend this summer, be sure to book your stay at the Select Registry property in town. Castle Marne is located right in the heart of Denver's Capitol Hill neighborhood, so you'll never be too far away from the action. This Denver bed and breakfast has nine luxurious guest rooms to choose from with features like antique furnishings, luxury linens, fireplaces, private decks, and spa tubs. They are all uniquely decorated but they all have old world charm and modern amenities. Breakfast at Castle Marne includes fresh baked goods, fruits and a hot entree. They also offer candlelight dinners in their dining room if reservations are made in advance. So, when you come to the mile high city to enjoy downtown Denver events this summer, get the Select Registry Difference!