What to Do in Denver This Summer - Cornerstone Apartments

What to Do in Denver This Summer

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.

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo in Denver
The best Cinco De Mayo Events are happening near your Cornerstone Apartment.


May 6th-7th Cap HillCinco De Mayo Festival @ Civic Center Park

Live music all day Saturday plus a parade, taco eating contest, and chihuahua race.

May 5th – Bars will also be celebrating – Number 38, Tracks, Ophelia’s.

May 6th RiNo Carnaval De Luces @ Reelworks

Immersive light installation with DJ.

May 11th HighlandsMovie 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 PointsTaste 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 HighlandsHighlands 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 PointsMovies at McGregor is back @ McGregor Square

Memorial Weekend double feature Top Gun and Top Gun Maverick.

Celebrate Pride in Denver
Walk with Cornerstone Apartments in the biggest Pride Parade Denver has ever seen!


June 3rd LoDoDenver Day of Rock

A one-day music festival featuring 15 bands and 3 stages.

June 3rd RiNoShrek Rave @ Mission Ballroom

June 4th City ParkCity Park Jazz

Jazz in the park every Sunday June through July.

June 10th Five PointsFive Points Jazz Festival

June 17th-18th Five PointsJuneteenth Music Festival

A parade, music, food, drinks, and more celebrating black culture in Denver.

June 17th-18th Five PointsCherry Blossom Festival @ Sakura Square

Sake, teriyaki chicken, Japanese art, and more celebrating Japanese culture in Denver at Sakura Square.

June 24th HighlandsHighlands Street Fair @ Highlands Square

Live music, shopping, food, and more!

June 25th Cap HillDenver 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.

Celebrate the 4th of July in Denver!
Watch the 4th of July fireworks celebrations in Denver.


July 1st-3rd Cherry CreekCherry Creek Arts Festival

An award-winning celebration of visual, culinary, and performing arts.

July 1st Cap HillDusty 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 HillCity Gates Music Festival @ Civic Center Park

Music festival featuring Omar Apollo, Matt Maeson, Stephen Sanchez, and Thee Sacred Souls.

July 28th-30th Cap HillUnderground 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 HillBackyard Jamboree @ Civic Center Park

Zeds Dead & Friends.

July 21st – 22nd Sloan’s LakeGlobal Dance Festival @ Empower Field at Mile High

Denver’s largest EDM music festival.

The best fried chicken in Denver is at the Chicken Fight Fest!
Try the best fried chicken in Denver at the Chicken Fight Fest!


Aug 25th – 27th West Cap HillVortex @ the Junkyard

A three-day music festival presented by Meow Wolf.

Aug 24th LoDoChicken 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 LakeBeer 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 HillEndless 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
We lease apartments in the middle of all the fun in Denver.

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.

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