All the Actual Fun Things to do in Denver This Weekend

Dated: July 9 2021

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Actually Fun Things to Do in Denver This Weekend

Including the nation’s longest-running gay rodeo.

With Denver hosting the Major League Baseball All-Star game on Tuesday, there’s a lot going on around town this weekend. Catch one of the MLB’s events, hit an unofficial concert or party, or strike out on your own at a Halloween dance party, a supercharged arts festival, or the nation’s longest-running gay rodeo.

Pretend you’re running the bases at the MLB All-Star 5K 

Saturday, 9 am 
You may have run through downtown before, but you’ve probably never been greeted at the finish by baseball team mascots. (And if you have, well, you’ve got some interesting connections.) This 5K course starts and ends at Civic Center Park, takes you past some of the coolest parts of town, and gives you the chance to get a sweaty hug from Dinger the dinosaur. 
Cost: $40 

Forget Tuesday’s game; the stars come out Sunday

Sunday, 11 am
The real party at Coors Field is on Sunday, when OneRepublic, celebrities, and future baseball stars take the field. The day starts with the next generation of baseball pros playing in the Futures Game, continues with a mini-concert by Colorado band OneRepublic, and ends with JoJo Siwa, Kane Brown, Steve Aoki, and DJ Metcalf taking their at-bats at the Celebrity Softball Game. 
Cost: From $15 

Skip the tickets and hit the free LoDo Rocks the Block

Sunday, 12 pm 
Catch free concerts, play outdoor games, and grab food and drink specials at both Union Station and Dairy Block beginning Sunday and going through All-Star Tuesday. The music-heavy event kicks off with the Nacho Men at noon Sunday at Union Station and keeps rocking with more concerts, plus a baseball-inspired market, on Monday and Tuesday. 
Cost: Free

Giddy-up to the Rocky Mountain Region Gay Rodeo 

Saturday - Sunday
Celebrating 40 years in 2021, the Colorado Gay Rodeo Association hosts the country’s longest-running gay rodeo. The Arapahoe County Fairgrounds and Event Center will be your weekend HQ for all your bull riding, calf roping, and barrel racing needs, but even non-country western fans will find entertainment via the glitz and glam of the rodeo royalty.
Cost: From $12

(Folk) Rock out with The Avett Brothers at Red Rocks 

Friday - Sunday
Colorado loves some Avett Brothers, and the fellas will be putting on a show—or rather three shows—all weekend long at Red Rocks. Catch G. Love and Special Sauce opening Friday night, or grab a weekend pass to really show your eternal AB devotion. 
Cost: From $109

Find your next outfit at Littleton’s Second Saturday

Saturday, 9 am - 4 pm 
Shop small when local artists show off their wares on Littleton’s Main Street. From handmade jewelry to vintage clothes to art for all your favorite spaces, this unique market grows every week, which means even more choice finds each month. 
Cost: Free

What’s better than Christmas in July? Halloween in July!

Friday, 9 pm
Tracks Nightclub is hosting a Halloween in July dance party, and yes, costumes are strongly encouraged. So dust off that sexy cat get-up or go big for a chance to win $500 at the midnight costume contest. 
Cost: From $15 

Soak up rays and culture at the Colorado Black Arts Festival

Friday, 12 - 8 pm, Saturday, 10 am - 8 pm, Sunday, 10 am - 7 pm
City Park
Enjoy art in all its forms—we’re talking the kinds you see, touch, hear, and taste—at the return of the Colorado Black Arts Festival. City Park will be loaded with performances on the gospel, Kuumba, and Joda Village stages; paintings, drawings, sculptures, hand-woven goods, and more at the African American Visual Arts Row, Art Garden and Watu-Sakoni People’s Marketplace; and goodies from the Caribbean, African continent and American South at the food court.  
Cost: Free

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Crystal Hart

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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