7 Fun Things to Do in Denver This Weekend

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Fun Things to Do in Denver This Weekend

Live music, LGBTQ authors, and fried chicken.

If you’re planning a post-vax summer of fun and debauchery, we have good news. This weekend, the weather is on point, it’s officially Pride Month, and opportunities for socializing are a dime a dozen. Check out live music (yes, actual live music), visit the Friday Night Bazaar, or simply grab a table at Wynkoop Brewing for the best beer and fried chicken a person could ask for. Masks mostly required, sunscreen highly recommended. Happy weekend, Denver. 

Get reacquainted with live music at TheBigWonderful 

Saturday, 5 - 9 pm
Southmoor Park
Remember live music? Well, we have good news: It’s back. This Saturday, head over to TheBigWonderful for a tribute to Béla Fleck’s legendary Drive album. Adult admission is $15 (or $20 at the door) but there’s also an open bar option which sounds particularly enticing that’ll run you $45 (or $50 at the door). 
Cost: $15 - $50

Pay a (free) visit to Museo de las Americas 

Friday, 12 - 9 pm 
Lincoln Park 
The return of summer means the return of one very exciting deal at Museo de las Americas: Free First Fridays. This Friday, kick off your weekend with a trip to the museum, which also happens to be celebrating its 30th anniversary. Currently on view are “Somos: On Domestic Violence, Resilience, and Healing,” “Tiempo y Lugar | Time and Space,” and “La Misión.” Oh, and be sure to attend their Friday evening Community Cultural Conversation, which centers on domestic violence in the LGBTQ community (5 - 6:30 pm). 
Cost: Free

Shop and sip at the Friday Night Bazaar 

Friday, 4 - 9 pm
RiNo Arts District
If shopping and drinking are two of your favorite activities, why not do both at once? With over 40 vendors, craft beer for days, and actual live music, the Friday Night Bazaar feels like a no brainer. Pop by anytime between 4 and 9 pm (entry is free). 
Cost: $ - $$

Chow down on The Coop fried chicken at Wynkoop Brewing

Friday-Saturday, 11 am - 12 am, Sunday, 11 am - 10 pm
LoDo
If you’re waiting (im)patiently for the return of The Coop, why not let their small tasting menu at Wynkoop Brewing tide you over. Here, you’ll find all the greatest hits: the Nashville Chicken Sandwich, The Coop’s Brewer Burger, and the Chicken Chile Relleno & Cotija Waffle. Is there a better combo than fried chicken and beer? We think not. 
Cost: $ - $$

Mix and mingle with up and coming LGBTQ authors 

Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm
Capitol Hill 
Now that we’re officially in the midst of Pride Month, it’s time to divert at least some of your attention away from all those rainbow beer cans and toward the queer community. Case in point: Capitol Hill’s The Center on Colfax, which is hosting its annual Queer Author Expo this Saturday from 10 am - 4 pm. Come for the authors, stay for the free book events (there’s one on Friday and one on Saturday, both 5 - 6 pm). 
Cost: Free

Grab brunch with a view, courtesy of El Five

Sunday, 10 am - 2:30 pm 
LoHi
In the mile high city, it’s only appropriate to have brunch atop a very tall building in the heart of downtown. For views, tapas, and deliciousness all around, stop by El Five this Sunday for a bougie (and boozy) mid-morning meal. You won’t be disappointed. 
Cost: $$ - $$$

Celebrate the grand re-opening of Brand & Barrel Distilling

Saturday, 12 - 3 pm
Centennial, Co
This one’s a little bit of a drive, but very much worth the trip. This Saturday, celebrate the grand re-opening of everyone’s favorite Brand & Barrel Distilling Tasting Room, which has been closed for the past year due to COVID-19. Prepare yourself for craft cocktails, live music, lawn games, food trucks, and of course, lots of bourbon. 
Cost: $ - $$

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