21 Distinctive Issues to Do in Denver This Weekend Week

Denver has some new events this weekend. Start with wondrous acts at Cirque du Soleil Corteo and end with Zen at Closing Day Yoga Rocks the Park. Whatever you end up doing, take a look at this recap of what happened in Denver.

Thursday 15th August

Cirque du Soleil Corteo

Photo by Kyle Cooper.

When: August 15-22

Where: Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir., Denver

Costs: $ 41- $ 109 tickets buy here

The low point: Pepsi Center is home to Cirque du Soleil Corteo. The event features high profile acts from acrobats, clowns, and more. Corteo means Cortege or a festive parade and the show will bring nothing less than joy and awe to the stage.

RARE, The Denver Steak Championships

Photo courtesy of RARE, The Denver Steak Championships on Facebook

When: August 15, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Where: Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1101 13th St., Denver

Costs: Buy $ 110- $ 150 tickets here

The low point: The Denver Performing Arts Complex presents RARE, the Denver Steak Championships. The event features delicious steaks from top local restaurants such as Señor Bear, Hearth & Dram and Citizen Rail. You can dine on hearty steaks, sip cocktails, and vote on who hits the cut.

All night

Photography by Brittany Werges

When: August 15, 10 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Where: 715 Club, 715 E. 26th Avenue, Denver

Costs: Free admission

The low point: 715 Club hosts all night long. The event features a night devoted to all things 80s with pop beats from DJ Mike Moses. You can dance to 80s pop, electronic, and new wave all night until your feet hurt.

Kaitlyn Williams + child astronaut

Photo courtesy of Mile High Spirits – Denver’s Distillery on Facebook

When: August 15, 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Where: Mile High Spirits – Craft Cocktails + Live Music, 2201 Lawrence St., Denver

Costs: Buy $ 8- $ 12 tickets here

The low point: Mile High Spirits presents Kaitlyn Williams + Kid Astronaut. The event features a night of jamming with local singer and songwriter Kaitlyn Williams performing with futuristic artist Kid Astronaut.

Inappropriate adult coloring

Photo courtesy Terminal Bar on Facebook

When: August 15, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: Terminal Bar, 1701 Wynkoop St., Denver

Costs: Buy $ 20 tickets here

The low point: Terminal Bar partners with Coach + Colt to showcase inappropriate coloring for adults. The event features a night of coloring with some cheeky coloring books while you enjoy a free cocktail from the Terminal Bar. You can get creative and have colorful fun.

Flames after dark

Photo courtesy of Denver Zoo on Facebook

When: August 15, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Where: Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St., Denver

Costs: Buy $ 25- $ 85 tickets here

The low point: Denver Zoo hosts Flamingle After Dark. The event features an adult-only gathering to explore the zoo after hours. You can see the flock of flamingos, sip drinks, dance all night and much more. It is highly recommended that you wear pink to match the theme of the night.

Stranger ROLL

Photo courtesy of ROLL on Facebook

When: August 15-16

Where: ROLL, 1399 35th Street, Denver

Costs: Buy $ 5 tickets here

The low point: Lace up your roller skates for Stranger ROLL. The event offers a party evening like in the 80s, while ROLL turns into an extravaganza with a Stranger Things theme. You can skate, sing along to karaoke, dance all night to 80s beats from DJ Soup, and more. Make sure you dress in 80s gear that goes with the night theme.

Friday August 16

Wellness Your Way Festival

Photo courtesy of Wellness Your Way Festival on Facebook

When: August 16-18

Where: Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St., Denver

Costs: Buy $ 10- $ 75 tickets here

The low point: King Soopers hosts the Wellness Your Way Festival. The event features a three day health and wellness festival with speakers, vendors, entertainment, and more. You can learn from chefs, fitness experts, and health professionals.

126th annual St. Rocco Festival

Photo courtesy of Potenza Lodge on Facebook

When: August 16-18

Where: Power Lodge, 1900 W. 38th Avenue, Denver

Costs: Free admission

The low point: Celebrate Italian cuisine during the 126th annual St. Rocco’s Feast. The event features a three-day festival that hits North Denver with bingo, Italian swag giveaways, and more. You can enjoy Italian sodas, brews, and celebratory meals as you explore the feasting menu.

B-side music

Photo courtesy MCA Denver on Facebook

When: August 16, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Where: Denver Museum of Contemporary Art, 1485 Delgany St., Denver

Costs: $ 5 on entry at

The low point: The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver hosts b-side music. The event features a night to jam with some new and innovative local musicians, with performances by Jade Davidson – a singer with a bluesy sound and Ramakhandra – a band with a cosmic neo-jazz mix that will take you on a wild journey. You can listen to great music and relax in the warm summer air.

Whip it! All vinyl ’80s dance party

Photo courtesy of Ophelias on Facebook

When: August 16, 9 p.m.

Where: Ophelias, 1215 20th St., Denver

Costs: Buy $ 10- $ 14 tickets here

The low point: Ophelia presents the Whip It! All vinyls 80s dance party. The event features a night of dance with DJs Jason Heller and Erin Stereo whipping 80s hits onto vinyl. You can dance until your feet are sore.

Freaky Tiki takeover

Photo courtesy of Bowman’s Vinyl and Lounge on Facebook

When: August 16, 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Where: Bowman’s Vinyl and Lounge, 1312 S. Broadway, Denver

Costs: Free admission

The low point: Bowman’s Vinyl and Lounge is holding a Freaky Tiki Takeover. The event features a tropical night with fresh beats from DJBiz, DJ Uniq Thret and DJ Drop Logic to shake your body to. You can sip tiki drinks created by Tony White of Palenque Mezcaleria and Lexi Healy of Bowman’s during your party.

Cuffin ‘All Thangs R&B party

Photo courtesy of Cuffin ‘Denver on Facebook

When: August 16, 9 p.m.

Where: 1055 N. Broadway, Denver

Costs: $ 10 on entry

The low point: Bar Standard presents a Cuffin ‘All Thangs R&B party. The event features a monthly party with live music to beats by DJ Big Styles, DJ Chonz and KDJ Above. You can also hear from the special guest DJs Khaleezi V and DJ Nuñez. Hit the dance floor and shake your bum to some R&B hits.

Saturday 17th August

Tacolandia

Photo by Danielle Lirette

When: August 17, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Where: Civic Center Park, 101 W. 14th Avenue, Denver

Costs: Buy $ 25- $ 65 tickets here

The low point: Immerse yourself in the best of tacos during Tacolandia. The event features unlimited taco samples from 40+ taquerias and Mexican restaurants. You can wash it all down with Estrella Jalisco drinks while jamming to live music and reading a car show.

Summer workout series

Photo courtesy of Denver Beer Co on Facebook

When: August 17, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Where: Denver Beer Co., 1695 Platte St., Denver

Costs: Buy $ 20 tickets here

The low point: Denver Beer Co. is partnering with Sound Off Colorado to host a Summer Workout Series. The event offers an hour of training in the taproom with the help of a Fierce 45 trainer. You can work up a sweat and freshen up later with an O&A Hard Seltzer.

Global Festival 2019

Photo courtesy Aurora, Colorado City Hall on Facebook

When: August 17, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy.

Costs: Free admission

The low point: Celebrate the diversity of the city of Aurora during Global Fest 2019. The event features a parade of nations, two stages of live performances, vendors with global flavors, and more. Take a day to explore all of the amazing international cultures Aurora has to offer.

Denver pet show

Photo courtesy of Denver Pet Expo on Facebook

When: August 17-18

Where: National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St., Denver

Costs: Buy $ 5- $ 8 tickets here

The low point: Find the best pet products and adoptable furry friends during the Denver Pet Expo. The event features a two-day exhibition of vendors, experts, and more in an animal-centered space.

20th annual Lafayette Peach Festival

Photo courtesy of the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce on Facebook

When: August 17, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: Festival Plaza, 311 S. Public Street. Lafayette

Costs: Free admission

The low point: It’s peach season and the town of Lafayette is celebrating with the 20th annual Lafayette Peach Festival. The festival has everything peach related with over 30,000 pounds of organic peaches on display, arts, crafts and more.

Sunday 18th August

Confluence Fire & Drum Circle

Confluence Park. Photo by Kyle Cooper.

When: August 18, 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Where: Confluence Park, 2250 15th St., Denver

Costs: Free admission

The low point: Watch a wild performance during a Confluence Fire & Drum Circle. The event features an evening of fire dancing and a drum circle by the Colorado Flow Arts Initiative.

Heavy metal flea

Black Sky Brewery. Photo by Dustin Hall of the Brewtography Project.

When: August 18, 12 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Black Sky Brewery, 490 Santa Fe Dr., Denver Den

Costs: Free admission

The low point: Heavy metal Flea is back in Denver. You can shop at 10+ hardcore vendors including Skull Army, Rocky Mountain Punk, and DeadlyDarling Gifts, hear some sick heavy metal jams, and more. You can also have a sip from the Black Sky Brewery to sip while shopping.

Graduation day yoga rocks the park

Photo courtesy of Yoga Rocks the Park – Denver on Facebook

When: August 18, 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Where: Sunken Gardens Park, 401 W 9th Avenue, Denver

Costs: Register here for free

The low point: Take a deep breath and let go of your weekly stress at the Closing Day Yoga Rocks the Park. The event features a guided meditation to calm your mind with the help of a Mayu Sanctuary teacher, followed by a yoga flow led by Justin Kaliszewski with music by Seth Larson, Marco DiFerreira, and KenK. After the yoga session, head to a vendors’ village filled with drinks and snacks to keep you refreshed.

Want this list ahead of everyone else?

Mark your calendar

303 Magazine Pool Party ’19

When: August 25, 12 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: HALCYON, a hotel in Cherry Creek, 245 Columbine St., Denver

Costs: $ 20- $ 50 tickets available here

Zabiti: An immersive circus adventure

When: August 25, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Where: Denver Rock Drill, 1717 E. 39th Ave., Denver

Costs: $ 65- $ 250 tickets available here

Sale of 10,000 records

When: 29 August, 7 p.m. – midnight

Where: The Black Box, 314 East 13th Avenue, Denver

Costs: Register here for free

Untitled Final Friday

When: August 30, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Where: Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Avenue Pkwy., Denver Den

Costs: Free with $ 10 general admission here

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