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Discover the Best of Denver in the Summer

Top Things to Do in Denver This Summer

In Colorado, each season offers new and exciting ways to experience the Mile-High City, especially during the summer. If you’re looking for gorgeous, sun-filled days, stunning mountain views, and a calendar packed with fun things to do, then it’s time to start planning your Denver summer vacation.

Here’s what’s happening:

Concerts at Red Rocks Amphitheater

A concert under the stars at the acoustically perfect Red Rocks Amphitheatre is one of the high points of summer for music fans in Denver. Be there on June 24 for SeriesFest’s Benefit Event featuring Stevie Wonder, and don’t miss Diana Ross on July 22.

If you’re planning a trip to Denver, you’ll want to check out the Red Rocks Amphitheatre calendar to find out what’s happening while you’re here.

Concerts at Coors Field

Mark your calendars for Billy Joel performing for the first time ever at Coors Field on August 8. On August 9, Zach Brown Band returns to Coors Field with special guest Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real.

Concerts at Pepsi Center

It’s their final tour ever, so be sure to catch KISS live on September 12. On September 29, it’s The Who: Moving On! with Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey along with an orchestra.

Empower Field at Mile High Stadium

See The Rolling Stones live at Empower Field in Denver on August 10. This year marks the 100th season of the Denver Broncos, so be here for the start of the Broncos pre-season on August 19.

Fourth of July Fireworks and Activities

The festivities kick-off on July 3 with the annual Independence Eve party at Civic Center Park. At Pepsi Center, you can catch Santana live on stage with The Doobie Brothers at 7pm.

For a family-friendly experience, bring the kids along to Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park on July 4. Spend a thrilling day riding roller coasters and water slides, then enjoy a brilliant fireworks display, starting at dusk.

Shows at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts

No trip to Denver is complete without experiencing a show at The Denver Center for the Performing Arts. The top summer musicals include:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Buell Theatre
July 9 – 28

It’s Not You, It’s Me – Garner Galleria Theatre
July 31 – August 25

Chicago – The Studio Loft
August 1 – 25

Anastasia – Buell Theatre
August 7 - 18

Summer Festivals in Denver

Denver’s summer event calendar is packed with exciting festivals and cultural celebrations. SeriesFest, an annual festival that includes concerts at Red Rocks Amphitheatre and pilot screenings featuring independent TV series, kicks-off on June 21.

Experience a diversity of electronic music genres at the Global Dance Festival at Empower Field on July 19 – 20. You’ll also get to enjoy carnival rides, art installations, live performances, and more.

The 32nd Colorado Black Arts Festival kicks-off on July 12th and the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival on July 27. Craft beer enthusiasts are gearing up for the Summer Brew Fest on July 27 and the 11th annual Denver Beer Week on September 27.

Find out what other special events are coming to Denver this Summer.

Plan your Digital Detox Escape at Curtis Hotel in Downtown Denver

A summer vacation is the perfect opportunity to unplug and enjoy the outdoors. Join us for Camp Curtis: Digital Detox, available May 1 – July 31 at the Curtis Hotel. We’ve included everything you need for an incredible urban adventure in downtown Denver.