Denver Events & Festivals 2024: The Complete List

Welcome to Denver Events & Festivals 2024: The Complete List! Get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and diverse celebrations that make Denver great. Our comprehensive guide has everything you need to plan your calendar in the Mile High City. From music festivals to food fairs, art exhibits to outdoor adventures, Denver’s calendar is packed with unforgettable experiences just waiting to be discovered.

January:

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February/March:

  • Denver Restaurant Week: A 10-day celebration of Denver’s culinary scene, with participating restaurants offering special menus and deals.
  • Denver Jewish Film Festival (February/March): An annual event showcasing Jewish cinema from around the world, featuring screenings, discussions, and special events.
  • Lunar New Year Celebration: Festivities marking the Chinese New Year, including dragon and lion dances, cultural performances, and traditional food.
  • Golden Festival (Date Varies): A beloved community event in the nearby city of Golden, Colorado. Golden Retrievers and their owners come together for a day of fun and festivities. Competitions and activities celebrating these beloved dogs.
Denver Powwow Events 2024
Denver March Powwow at the Denver Coliseum. March 18, 2022.

March:

  • St. Patrick’s Day Parade: A fun parade celebrating Irish culture and heritage, featuring floats, dancers, and marching bands.
  • March PowWow: An annual event celebrating Native American culture. Indoors at the convention center it features traditional dances, drum groups, crafts, and Native American food.
  • Frozen Dead Guy Days: A quirky but classic festival in Estes Park, Colorado. Celebrate the cryogenically frozen “grandpa” with coffin races, polar plunges, and live music.

April:

  • Rockies Opening Day: The start of the Major League Baseball season in Denver. It’s marked by festivities, parades, and the excitement of baseball returning to Coors Field.
  • Denver Fan Expo: A pop culture convention featuring celebrity guests, cosplay, comic books, gaming, and merchandise for fans of all ages.
  • MileHigh 420 Fest: MileHigh 420 Fest is Denver’s premier celebration of cannabis culture, held annually on April 20th.

May:

  • Cinco de Mayo Festival: A vibrant celebration of Mexican culture with music, dance performances, food vendors, and a parade.
  • Denver Arts Festival: A juried arts and crafts festival showcasing the work of over 100 artists in various mediums.
  • A Taste of Colorado: A culinary festival offering food from local restaurants, along with live music, arts and crafts vendors, and family-friendly activities. (May, June & July)
  • Colfax Marathon: The Colfax Marathon, held annually in Denver, is a premier running event that attracts participants from all over. Runners traverse the historic Colfax Avenue, experiencing scenic views and vibrant neighborhoods, making it an unforgettable race experience.
  • FoodTruck Carnival:

June:

  • Denver PrideFest: The City of Denver is proud to be an ally. One of the largest LGBTQ+ pride festivals in the country, featuring a parade, live entertainment, food vendors, and community activities.
  • Cherry Creek Arts Festival: A three-day event showcasing fine art from around the country. There’s live music, food vendors, and interactive art activities.
  • Colorado Renaissance Festival: Step back in time to experience a medieval village with jousting tournaments, stage performances, and artisan crafts.
  • Greek Festival: A celebration of Greek culture featuring traditional music, dance performances, authentic Greek food, and cultural exhibits.
  • Denver Chalk Art Festival: Artists create intricate chalk masterpieces on the streets of Larimer Square. This downtown fest is accompanied by live music and food vendors.
  • Denver Cherry Blossom Festival: A stunning celebration of Japanese culture. It features martial arts demonstrations, Taiko drumming performances, tea ceremonies, and cosplay contests.
  • Colorado Outside Festival: The Colorado Outside Festival is a celebration of outdoor adventure and music. Showcasing the best of Colorado’s outdoor lifestyle with a two day concert lineup.
  • Go Pro Games in Vail: The GoPro Mountain Games is an adrenaline-fueled event held annually in Vail, Colorado. It attracts top athletes and outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
  • Five Points Jazz Fest: Featuring live performances by local and national jazz artists across multiple stages, along with food vendors, arts and crafts booths, and family-friendly activities. The festival honors the legacy of this iconic cultural district and its contributions to the world of music.
Denver's dragon boat festival

July:

  • Denver International Festival: A multicultural festival celebrating the diverse communities of Denver. Enjoy live music, dance performances, food vendors, and cultural exhibits.
  • Dragon Boat Festival: A colorful celebration of Asian culture with dragon boat races, cultural performances, and food vendors.

Colorado's Ethiopian festival in August

August:

  • Modernism Week: A celebration of mid-century modern design, architecture, art, and culture. Featuring home tours, vintage fashion shows, and retro dance parties.
  • Top Taco Festival: A festival celebrating all things taco, featuring local vendors serving up a variety of delicious creations.
  • Taste of Ethiopia Festival (Date Varies): A celebration of Ethiopian culture. Featuring traditional music, dance performances, food vendors, and cultural exhibits.
  • St. Rocco’s Feast: St. Rocco’s Feast is a lively celebration of Italian-American culture, held annually in the North Denver neighborhood.

September:

  • Oktoberfest: A boisterous celebration of German culture with beer tents, traditional Bavarian music, and fun activities.
  • SnowSports Industries America (SIA) Snow Show: A trade show showcasing the latest in trends and snow sports equipment and apparel.
  • Pueblo Chile & Frijoles Festival: A flavorful celebration of Pueblo’s agricultural heritage, held annually in September. Enjoy live music, cooking competitions, arts and crafts vendors, and family-friendly activities.

October:

November:

  • Denver Arts Week: A city-wide celebration of the arts, featuring gallery openings, art walks, special performances, and cultural events.
  • Denver Veterans Day Parade: A parade honoring military veterans and their service to the country.

December:

  • Denver Christkindl Market: A traditional German Christmas market featuring holiday crafts, German food and drinks, and festive decorations.
  • Denver Parade of Lights: A festive holiday tradition featuring illuminated floats, marching bands, giant balloons, and performers parading through downtown.