Festivals and Events

Welcome to the festival and events calendar for Denver and the Metro area.

To see a specific date, click on that date in the mini-calendar.


July 24, 2018 4:00 pm

Gear & Beer - Wayfinder Co-op, 525 Santa Fe Dr. Denver, CO 80204

Cat Wile

Gear & Beer is a festival celebrating emerging brands in the outdoor, travel, adventure, and lifestyle industries and the innovative hustling entrepreneurs behind them. Join us to demo gear, shop to your heart's content, win some swag, eat, drink, and revel in our gear obsession! We'll have music throughout the night and several gear giveaways and raffles! Free to the public. Sponsored by Bedrock Sandals, Startup Colorado, Holland & Hart, Arc'teryx, Suffer Better, GearJunkie, The Trek, Trail Threads


July 25, 2018 5:30 pm

Cats on Mats - Denver Animal Shelter, 1241 W. Bayaud Ave

Madeline Binsfrahm
Madeleine.Binsfrahm@denvergov.org 720-337-1792

“Cats on Mats” might sound like a Dr. Seuss book, but it’s actually a great way to stretch off the work day and support felines in need! Every Wednesday from June through August, Denver Animal Shelter is hosting Cats on Mats, a professionally-instructed yoga class made even more fun and relaxing thanks to roaming adoptable kittens and cats! Bring your mat, along with a $15 donation, to enjoy an hour of downward dogs and kitten cuddles. If you connect with a special cat, consider beginning the adoption process! The hour-long classes begin at 5:30 and take place in the Community Room of Denver Animal Shelter, located at 1241 W. Bayaud Ave. Reserve your spot at Cats on Mats today at http://bit.ly/CatsOnMatsYoga.


July 26, 2018 6:00 pm

Tails, Tunes & Tastes - Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Special Events Manager

Come dance and dine the night away at our after-hours, adults-only event - Tails, Tunes & Tastes! Enjoy an evening under the stars with four stages of live music entertainment, as well as all-inclusive drinks and international cuisine by Taste, the Zoo's onsite caterer. Also enjoy several animal demonstrations, with many animal exhibits open 6 to 8 p.m. This summertime Zoo fundraiser will be offered two different evenings: Thursday, July 26 and Thursday, August 30 (tickets sold separately). Visit cmzoo.org/tails for all the details!


July 28, 2018 8:00 am

The Cooking Light & Health Fit Foodie Festival & 5K/10K - Westminster City Park, 10455 N Sheridan Blvd, Denver, CO 80020

Sofia Sanchez

The Fit Foodie Festival & 5K/10K celebrates the balance of a delicious, healthy and active lifestyle as you eat your way to the finish line with bites along the course, then celebrate at the post-run Food and Fitness Festival. The Food and Fitness Festival, rewards you for making healthy choices with tastes from local restaurants, beer and wine gardens, mini-workout classes, cooking demonstrations, and more. Fit Foodie Festival & 5K/10K registration includes: Race registration and bib Bites along the course Finisher’s medal Delicious tasting stations Goody bag with gifts from top health and wellness brands Cash reward for top finishers Included donation to Official Fit Foodie Charity No Kid Hungry


WarBird Auto Classic - Front Range Airport, 5200 Front Range Pkwy, Watkins, Colorado 80137

Ryan Randels

The WarBird Auto Classic, a Showcase Event at the Front Range Airport is host to over thirty vintage flying works of art with a complementary display of over 500 immaculate show cars and over a thousand eager attendees. Taking place Saturday, July 28, 2018, the event has become a staple of the city of Watkins and Adams County. The event’s proceeds will be donated directly to the Colorado Veterans Project and the Colorado Fallen Heroes Foundation.


July 28, 2018 9:00 am

Cars and Coffee

Casey Bell
618-589-9952 / Casey.Bell@GatewayClassicCars.com

So far we have had some Great turnouts, but we want to keep on growing! Hang out with Gateway Classic Cars on the last Saturday of every month for Cars & Coffee! Enjoy delicious donuts, coffee, & all or our newest arrivals! No Admission fee and kid friendly. All makes and models are welcome to cruise in and if you dont have a cruiser we still want you and your family to come. 250+ classics & exotics!


Cheesman Park Art Festival - Cheesman Park, Franklin St and 8th St, Denver, CO 80206

Liz King

130 juried artists and craftsmen will hail from 30 different states to showcase their work at the Cheesman Park Art Fest; a free, two-day festival in one of Denver’s prized historic parks. The show takes place on the southwest roads of Cheesman, where patrons can shop the works of potters, painters, jewelers, sculptors, glass artists, and more – in a wide range of prices! This event is free of any commercial booths or sales, it's simply all about authentic, handcrafted artwork.