Summers in Denver can be pretty magical if you know where to go and when. Whether you’re in Cap Hill, the Highlands, RiNo, Uptown, or Sloan’s Lake, events that will make this your best summer ever will be popping up (and popping off) near you. We scoured all of the event calendars and compiled the parades, festivals, and concerts you won’t want to miss.
May 6th-7th Cap Hill – Cinco De Mayo Festival @ Civic Center Park
Live music all day Saturday plus a parade, taco eating contest, and chihuahua race.
May 6th RiNo Carnaval De Luces @ Reelworks
Immersive light installation with DJ.
May 11th Highlands – Movie Night at Avanti is back.
Grab a drink and some dinner and watch Mean Girls from the steps of Avanti.
May 14th Cap Hill & Five Points – Taste of Colorado meets Viva! Streets Denver
Approximately 3.5 miles of Denver’s downtown streets will close to vehicles and open up for pedestrians. During this time, Denverites can walk, bike, roll, or scoot to Taste of Colorado, an annual event that brings art, crafts, food, culture, and more to our community. Broadway will be shut down from Alameda to 20th, and Welton St will be shut down from 20th to Five Points.
May 21st Highlands – Highlands Farmers Market
Starting May 21st, the Highlands Farmers Market is back with fruits, flowers, pastries, and live music. Happening every Sunday until mid-October.
May 27th-28th Sloan’s Lake – BBQ Fest @ Empower Field at Mile High
Live music and all-you-can-eat of the best BBQ you’ll probably ever have.
May 27th Five Points – Movies at McGregor is back @ McGregor Square
Memorial Weekend double feature Top Gun and Top Gun Maverick.
June 3rd LoDo – Denver Day of Rock
A one-day music festival featuring 15 bands and 3 stages.
June 3rd RiNo – Shrek Rave @ Mission Ballroom
June 4th City Park – City Park Jazz
Jazz in the park every Sunday June through July.
June 10th Five Points – Five Points Jazz Festival
June 17th-18th Five Points – Juneteenth Music Festival
A parade, music, food, drinks, and more celebrating black culture in Denver.
June 17th-18th Five Points – Cherry Blossom Festival @ Sakura Square
Sake, teriyaki chicken, Japanese art, and more celebrating Japanese culture in Denver at Sakura Square.
June 24th Highlands – Highlands Street Fair @ Highlands Square
Live music, shopping, food, and more!
June 25th Cap Hill – Denver Pride Parade
Walk with Cornerstone Apartments in, or just come watch, the largest Pride Parade Denver has ever seen! The parade starts at Cheesman Park and goes up Franklin to Colfax before ending at Pride Fest at Civic Center Park.
July 1st-3rd Cherry Creek – Cherry Creek Arts Festival
An award-winning celebration of visual, culinary, and performing arts.
July 1st Cap Hill – Dusty Boots Music Festival @ Civic Center Park
A country music festival with over a dozen acts on the lineup, food, drinks, and horseshoes.
July 2nd Cap Hill – City Gates Music Festival @ Civic Center Park
Music festival featuring Omar Apollo, Matt Maeson, Stephen Sanchez, and Thee Sacred Souls.
July 28th-30th Cap Hill – Underground Music Showcase
Denver’s largest music festival, there will be both outdoor and indoor music venues for 100s of shows.
4th of July Fireworks
July 1st LoDo – Colorado Rockies post-game fireworks
July 3rd Cap Hill – Civic Center Park Independence Eve Celebration fireworks
July 3rd LoHi – Elitch Gardens fireworks
July 4th Cap Hill – Backyard Jamboree @ Civic Center Park
Zeds Dead & Friends.
July 21st – 22nd Sloan’s Lake – Global Dance Festival @ Empower Field at Mile High
Denver’s largest EDM music festival.
Aug 25th – 27th West Cap Hill – Vortex @ the Junkyard
A three-day music festival presented by Meow Wolf.
Aug 24th LoDo – Chicken Fight Fest @ Elitch Gardens
Denver’s best fried chicken chefs will face off to see who has the best fried chicken recipe in town. Denver bartenders will also be competing in a craft cocktail competition. Your ticket gets you all-you-can-eat fried chicken, all-you-can-drink beer, unlimited roller coaster rides, and access to 5 stages featuring live country, bluegrass, and blues music.
Aug 19th Sloan’s Lake – Beer Fest & 70’s Party
Unlimited beer sampling plus food trucks, a 70’s costume contest and disco dance party with Something Vinyl Club, games, and a photo booth.
Sep 8th Cap Hill – Endless Sunshine Music Festival @ Civic Center Park
Outdoor music festival featuring The Backseat Lovers, Peach Pit, and Briston Maroney.
The Best Summer Events in Denver Are Near Your Cornerstone Apartment
You can walk, bike, scoot, or dance to the events of the summer when you live in the heart of downtown Denver, which just so happens to be where most of our apartments are! Book a tour with one of our leasing agents today and never miss a must-see Denver event!
Did We Miss One?
We don’t want our residents to miss anything this summer! If you are hosting an event or know of one you think our residents should know about, please leave a comment or send it to our Event Coordinator at Alex.Farmer@CornerstoneApartments.com.