Start Planning Your Summer Escape to Downtown Denver

The Crawford Hotel Monogram Detail Cloudless blue skies, brilliant sunshine, and a fantastic lineup of summer festivities—Denver has everything you need for an unforgettable vacation experience.
We’ve curated a list of this summer’s top events. Whether you’re with family, friends, or traveling solo, our guide offers plenty of great things to do for all ages.

Explore Denver Hotel Packages
With our central location inside the icon Denver Union Station, guests enjoy the ease and convenience of traveling directly from Denver International Airport to our Lower Downtown Denver hotel.

Biking in the City
While you’re here, be sure to check-out one of our Gazelle e-bikes (at no additional cost). Denver is a bike-friendly city with miles of scenic trails and summer is the perfect time to explore the area.

Summer Events at Denver Union Station
Now – 10/26 | Union Station Farmers’ Market (Saturdays)
7/26 | Denver Union Station 5-Year Anniversary Celebration
6/28 – 8/30 | Denver Union Station’s FREE Summer Concert Series
8/1 – 8/4 | Union Station Busker Fest

View Denver Union Station’s public event calendar and discover what’s happening during your stay. Summer concerts are held at Terminal Bar on the last Friday of each month.
 

Top Events for Your Denver Summer Itinerary

This list will guide you to the best things to do in Denver this summer, so start planning your itinerary today.

Summer Concerts at Red Rocks Amphitheatre
The setting is breathtaking, and the surroundings are acoustically perfect.

Fun Fact:
The performance stage at Red Rocks Amphitheatre is nestled between two, three hundred-foot sandstone monoliths which contain geological records dating back to a time when dinosaurs roamed the earth. It truly creates a magical concert experience.

Here are just a few of this summer’s top upcoming concerts at Red Rocks Amphitheatre:
8/14 | Lionel Richie
8/24 | Reggae on the Rocks 2019
8/26,27 | OneRepublic with the Colorado Symphony
View the Red Rocks calendar for a complete list of shows and concerts.
 
 
Shows at Denver Center for the Performing Arts
7/9-28 | Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at Buell Theatre
7/31-8/25 | It’s Not You, It’s Me at Garner Galleria Theatre
8/1-25 | Chicago at The Studio Loft
8/7-18 | Anastasia at Buell Theatre

View the DCPA calendar for a complete list of shows and events.
 
Underground Music Showcase
7/26-28 | South Broadway

Don’t miss Denver’s largest music festival, the Underground Music Showcase. Now in its 19th year, the UMS is an immersive and inventive music experience packed with a host of endless surprises while hundreds of bands perform on unconventional and creatively curated stages.
 

Find Out What Else is Happening in Denver This Summer

Planning a trip? Denver’s summer event calendar is an excellent resource packed with everything there is to do in Denver—from cultural offerings and sporting events, to live music and family-friendly experiences.

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