Denver Spring and Summer Festivals

With all that Denver has to offer, there is never a shortage of things to do during the summer. Our team at Corken + Company has compiled a list of the best spring and summer festivals happening this year to keep you entertained.

Civic Center Eats:

From May through October, Civic Center EATS transforms Civic Center Park into a lunchtime extravaganza. The festival features 70 of Denver’s best food and fashion trucks. It’s your chance to savor a variety of cuisines while supporting our city’s small local business scene. It also supports the Civic Center Conservancy’s mission to restore and enhance Civic Center Park, Denver’s only National Historic Landmark.


Farmers’ Markets:

The Mile High City’s has more than 20 farmers’ markets. The markets aren’t just about locally grown produce, delicious baked goods and prepared foods. Each market is a festive, weekly street fair, many with live entertainment and family-friendly activities.


Denver Zoo:

With over 3,500 animals on 84 gorgeous acres, the Denver Zoo is an amazing experience year-round. Your donation helps to provide world-class care for the lions, giraffes and elephants, as well as other wild animals and wild places, from the Rockies to Mongolia.


Denver Botanic Gardens:

One of the top five botanic gardens in the nation, Denver Botanic Gardens is an oasis in the city. They offer year-round events, a children’s garden, lifelong-learning opportunities and research to preserve Colorado’s precious natural resources. Meanwhile, Chatfield Farms, located in nearby Littleton, takes pride in its exemplary nature preserve and gardens. Located on 750 acres, this picturesque site includes display gardens and a historical farm with a rustic barn.


Denver’s City Parks:

No matter where you find yourself in The Mile High City, you’re likely only a few steps away from a lush and relaxing green space. Memorial Day weekend is the perfect time to explore Denver’s more than 5,000 acres of traditional parks and parkways, as well as an additional 14,000 acres of spectacular mountain parks in neighboring counties that are maintained by the City and County of Denver.

Denver Street Art:

Denver street artists have been busy brightening (and enlightening) the urban landscape for decades by making canvases of the city’s alleyways, building exteriors, warehouses, garage doors and storefronts. Grab your camera and take a stroll past some of the city’s favorite murals.

First Friday Art Walks:

Galleries, studios and cultural attractions in Denver’s art districts stay open late the first Friday of every month for a mind-expanding night of art, food, drink and fun.
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