And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for: Denver summer season is officially upon us! With restaurants returning to 100% capacity, bars serving delicious drinks once again, and live music returning to the Red Rocks stage, it’s high time for a Mile High summer. Whether you’re visiting Denver or just want to reacquaint yourself with your home city after a year of being socially-distant, we’ve put together a list of the warm-weather must do’s.
Yoga on the Rocks
Red Rocks Ampitheatre
Get ready, because Denver Art’s and Venues and The River Yoga have put together some of the Mile High’s best yoga instructors for the 2021 Yoga on the Rocks season. Breathe in the open mountain air and get ready to stretch your practice at Red Rocks Amphitheatre! Bring your yoga mat, water bottle, and mask. Sessions will take place every Saturday and Sunday in June and July.*
Go to a Rockies Game
Take yourself out to the ballgame, and do it for cheap. That’s right, fans are officially back at Coors Field, and Rockpile tickets have returned, too. Pick up some of the thrifty bleacher-style seats in sections 401, 402, and 403 for just $4 – $8, and use the leftover baseball budget to splurge on a cold beer and a hot dog.
Pick up something fresh from the Farmers Market
Besides hiking and brewery hopping, heading to the farmers market is one of the favorite summer pastimes in Colorado. Local growers fill their stands with all varieties of farm-fresh foods, just waiting to go home with you. These markets are packed with more than just fruits and veggies. From bags of Palisade peaches, to strangely shaped squash and huge bouquets of sunflowers, there’s a little something for everyone. They’re also a prime spot to sample some truly delectable locally-made products—not to mention to grab a quick bite to eat on the spot for a day date or a family day out. Be sure to pay a visit to the market at Union Station in Denver, the South Pearl Street Farmers Market on Sundays, and the new City Park Farmers Market.
Smell the Summer Flowers at Denver Botanic Gardens
Summer is print time stop and smell the flowers. Enjoy a stroll through this iconic 24-acre oasis of plant life from around the world. Bring a picnic basket along for an excellent day date material (hint, hint). Pro tip: Reserved ticket times are currently required and you can book up to two weeks out.
While it’s by no means an exhaustive list of everything you could possibly do in Denver this summer, we hope this list gets you inspired to get outside and enjoy some fresh air. While it certainly feels good to see some social options returning to “normal,” just remember to check business policies while you’re out there perusing farmers’ markets, going to concerts, sipping beers, or catching a ballgame this summer so everyone can stay safe! If you want even more recommendations on local events to check out, feel free to contact us!