Hike 20 miles on a scenic guided backcountry excursion during the Fjällräven Classic USA. —Image courtesy of Fjällräven
The Moth: Into the Wild, August 18
This intimate night of readings by NPR's acclaimed storytelling group, the Moth, is tailor-made for an adventurous Colorado audience. Dame Wilburn, a Detroit-based poet and Moth Grand Slam champion, will host a performance filled with true tales of adventure,...
August 17 2016, 1:56 PM
Sample the savory flavors of African cuisine at an Ethiopian food festival. —Photo courtesy of Elati Photography
Superposition, August 5
At this collaborative, conceptual fashion show, local designers Cyrus and Keenan Ferguson will showcase their original pieces. Denver musician Jason Corder, better known by his stage name Off the Sky, will spin moody electroacoustic tracks as models show off their...
August 3 2016, 2:48 PM
Join legendary climber Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind man to summit Mt. Everest, on a six-mile hike up Dercum Mountain. —Photo courtesy of Brian Smith
Present Box: Jonathan Mason, July 20 to July 24
Think of this installation as a work of artistic synesthesia. During the interactive sense-blending exhibition, Colorado artist Jonathan Mason pairs seven musical notes with seven different colors, so guests can choose a combination of hues to...
July 20 2016, 12:32 PM
—Photo courtesy of Emily Griffith Technical College
Debuts August 9—Legacy Of Learning
A century ago, long before millennials began flocking to the Mile High City, a different demographic flooded Denver looking for a better life. They were immigrants with high aspirations but a poor grasp of the English language and few skills to advance their...
Participants chow down on burning barbecue at a wing-eating contest.
—Photo courtesy of Ghost BBQ & Spirits
Ghost Pepper Wing-Eating Contest, June 30
The competition will really heat up during this food-focused battle of endurance. Look on as contestants devour wings covered in spicy ghost pepper sauces—the eater who makes it through every plate will take home $50 and dinner for two. While you watch...
June 29 2016, 12:44 PM
Experience the daily life of a child in Ethiopia or the Dominican Republic during this immersive guided tour.
—Image courtesy of Compassion International
The Compassion Experience, June 24 to June 27
Embark upon an empathetic journey to Ethiopia and the Dominican Republic during this immersive cross-cultural experience. Visitors take on the role of children in each developing country and experience both sadness and hope as they use audio headsets...
June 23 2016, 9:39 AM
This old-school pinewood derby dishes out healthy competition with a side of beer and barbecue. —Image courtesy of Rich Bowen.
Electric Bike Expo, June 17 to June 19
Whether you're a weekend warrior or a daily commuter, hopping on one of these alternative two-wheelers means you don't need to be a pro to keep up with the peloton. With a selection of more than 100 different electric-assist bicycles by Trek, Focus, Gazelle...
June 16 2016, 12:44 PM
—Photo courtesy of Ace Eat Serve
GoPro Mountain Games, June 9–12
Dive, splash, and ride into summer with this smorgasbord of outdoor events. Enjoy four days of adventure sports competitions in more than 25 disciplines, including everything from the Steep Creek Kayak Championship and Slackline Invitational to the Bouldering...
June 9 2016, 9:50 AM