Besides the 4th of July festivities, there are plenty of other exciting events and festivals you don’t want to miss this month. We’ve put together a list of the most notable events below to fill the rest of your calendar up!
Independence Eve – July 3, Civic Center Park
You probably already have plans for the 4th, but do you know what you have planned for the 3rd? Head to Civic Center Park downtown for the annual Independence Eve celebration. The celebration includes a free concert, which will get you in the patriotic spirit and a light show on the Denver City & County Building. The evening finishes with a fireworks show lighting up over the city. If you haven’t had enough fireworks, there will still be plenty to see on the 4th. Click here to see where to watch the 4th of July fireworks around Denver!
Cherry Creek Arts Festival – July 5-7
After all of the 4th celebrations have concluded, there’s still plenty to do and see around Denver to fill your weekend. The Cherry Creek Arts Festival boasts five full blocks of world-class visual, culinary, and performing arts. The neighborhood will be filled with the works of local and nationally renowned artisans and vendors, along with interactive activities for the kids. You won’t want to miss this exclusive Cherry Creek event, also featuring concerts and pop-up performances!
Slow Food Nations – July 19-21, Larimer Square
The third annual Slow Food Nations kicks off on July 19 with a Colorado-themed block party in Larimer Square. The festival features more than 100 cooking demonstrations, food tastings, fun activities for families and talks based on food for all to hear! The weekend finishes up with the Zero Waste Community Supper, made from the delicious unused ingredients from the weekend.
Colorado Dragon Boat Festival – July 28-29, Sloan’s Lake
The busy month of July will conclude with the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival in Sloan’s Lake! Reflecting on the Chinese Duanwu Festival, the festival will consist of more than 50 teams of boaters in the dragon boat competition. The colorfully detailed and intricately designed boats are a sight to see on Sloan’s Lake. There’s so much more to the festival besides the competition too. The two-day event also holds nearly 100 performing arts shows, an Asian marketplace, taste of Asia food court, Dragonland for the kids, and several interactive events like the spicy ramen-eating contest, dance instructions, and spring roll-making classes.
Even after the exciting 4th of July holiday, Denver has so many happenings going on all around the city and of so many different varieties. What events will you head to this month?