6 Actually Fun Things to Do in Denver This Weekend

Dated: May 21 2021

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Actually Fun Things to Do in Denver This Weekend

Including two bacon and beer events.

There’s no better way to forget about all the cold soggy spring days we’ve had than a sunny weekend out in the Mile High. Especially when that weekend includes not one, but two events centered on bacon and beer. And free live music. And even more beer at an anniversary celebration. Or how about the chance to score free goodies just for dining out in Golden? We’ll cheers to that. 

Dine out during Golden Restaurant Appreciation Month

Now through Wednesday, May 30
With a new food hall and restaurant options that span from creative sandwiches at D’Deli to fine dining at spots like Abeja’s, Golden is a prime destination for culinary adventures. During the month of May, you’ve got a bonus reason to check out the options because Visit Golden and the Golden Chamber of Commerce have teamed up for Golden Restaurant Appreciation Month. When you dine in Golden, bring your receipt to the Golden Visitors Center for a goodie bag with a Golden Ticket that you can scratch for prizes, coupons, and a commemorative tasting glass.
Cost: You can score a goodie bag with receipts for $10 or more spent at any Golden restaurant

Drink collab beers at Strange Craft’s 11th anniversary celebration

Friday, May 21 - Saturday, May 22
Strange Craft Beer Company
Over a decade of serving craft brews in the Mile High is certainly reason to celebrate, so Strange Craft is going all in with two days of collabs featuring partners like Joyride, Bonfire, Copper Kettle, and more plus live music and food trucks.
Cost: Depend how much you drink

Eat and drink your way through the Bacon and Beer Classic

Saturday, May 22
Kennedy Golf Course
Food festivals are making a comeback this weekend starting with this one all about two of America’s favorite indulgences. Tickets are available for time slots throughout the day—show up at your scheduled start time to begin your journey down the one-way tasting trail where breweries and bacon-y bites will be available at every hole. Look for fun activities like the bacon see saw along the way and then vote for your favorites at the end.
Cost: Tickets start at $59

Get buzzed at the Beer, Bacon & Coffee Fest 

Saturday, May 22 and Sunday, May 23
Denver Beer Co
Two bacon and beer centric events in one weekend? It’s feeling like pre-pandemic times over here. But yes, it’s true! To indulge in this early morning fest, all you have to do is pick your favorite Denver Beer Co location (Platte Street, South Downing, or Arvada), secure that ticket, and head over from 8:30 am - 11 am for breakfast-themed beers, endless bacon from Tender Belly, bottomless mugs of coffee, breakfast burritos, and a special edition coffee mug.
Cost: Presale tickets are $50 for all the beer, bacon, and coffee you can handle

See live performances by local indie folk duo LVDY

Saturday, May 22 and Sunday, May 23
Dairy Block
The new Artists on the Rise series kicks off this weekend with two free shows. The event aimed to highlight local musicians is kicking off with performances by LVDY from 7 - 9 pm on Saturday and 3 - 5 pm on Sunday. 
Cost: Free 

Sip cocktails at the Nectar Jones Honey Liqueur launch party

Sunday, May 23
Grow + Gather, Englewood
Bees, booze, and a unique origin story. In 2018, local artist Kristen Hatgi Sink’s Honey exhibit at the MCA Denver featured the sticky substance dripping and pouring over a variety of objects. Now she’s collaborated with The Family Jones using the honey from her art to create this new liqueur and bring awareness to the threat on bees and the resulting consequences to our environment. The launch event will feature Nectar Jones cocktails, live music and art, a silent auction, and bee knowledge aplenty. Proceeds from the event will go to MCA Denver, Warren Tech, and the Colorado State Beekeeper Association. 
Cost: Tickets are $80

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My name is Crystal Hart, I am a Colorado Native! I grew up in the San Luis Valley, located in south central Colorado, and have lived in the Denver Metro Area since 2000. I have over 20 years of experi....

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