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- Why you should go: You like to bike. You like history. You love Denver. Combine the three in our two-wheeled tour of the city (it’s great for newcomers, too).
- Details: Your choice, Denver
- Why you should go: Slip on your sandals and head to Arvada for this ode to the beach party (sans ocean, of course), complete with build-your-own-sand-castle activities for the kids.
- Details: June 27 and 28, Ralston Park, Arvada
- Why you should go: Now that the mercury is rising, it’s time for the ever-popular summertime treat of running through a sprinkler. Set one up in your yard or head downtown to chill out in Wynkoop Plaza’s pop-up fountains near Union Station (pictured). Want to get away? Here, seven alpine lakes to explore.
- Details: Your choice, Colorado
- Why you should go: OK, you won’t be the one creating these temporary artworks on the street, but once you see the professionals at work, you’ll be mesmerized.
- Details: June 6 and 7, Larimer Square, Denver
- Why you should go: This massive event—it boasts more than 200,000 attendees—is a perennial effort to build and celebrate community in the Mile High City (hosted by the Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods, Inc.).
- Details: June 6 and 7, Civic Center Park, Denver
- Why you should go: As part of RedLine’s Play Grounds exhibition, Artist Agustina Woodgate’s hopscotch art will pop up in seven neighborhoods to help aid communication about space, play, and community.
- Details: June 21 to 30, various locations, Denver
- Why you should go: Downtown’s Sakura Square on 19th and Lawrence Streets becomes the spot to appreciate and learn about Japanese American culture in Denver with don’t-miss dancing and singing demonstrations.
- Details: June 27 and 28, Sakura Square, Denver
- Why you should go: Grab your most colorful outfit; it is time to celebrate the 40th year of Denver’s PrideFest parade.
- Details: June 20 and 21, Denver
- Why you should go: Lions, and tigers, and bears…and dinosaurs, of course. Check them all out on this day when the museum’s entrance fee is waived.
- Details: June 29, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver
- Why you should go: Keen on sharing your watercolor hobby with the masses? Take a cue from the more than 280 Colorado artists doing just that in this two-day street party/art show.
- Details: June 13 and 14, Art Students League of Denver
Looking for more things to do in Denver? Check out our events calendar.
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