Everything Fun to Do in Denver This Weekend

These are all your local must-hit food and music festivals, events, movies, markets, deals, and concerts to help you make the most of your weekend.

Welcome to February, the month to celebrate love—especially if what you love is dark beer, ‘90s rock, croughnuts, and golden retrievers. Yes, Denver has everything you love this weekend, including adorable pooches, late night comedy, and Lisa Loeb. Here, eight fun things to do this weekend, from food and drink to canines and concerts.

Saturday, 12 - 4 pm
If you’re a proud, card-carrying member of Team Dark Beers, you’re going to want to be at the Wynkoop Brewing Company Saturday afternoon. That’s where the 10th annual Day of the Darks beer festival will be, with more than 15 local breweries pouring their darkest ales, stouts, sours, and seasonals.
Cost: From $35

Friday - Saturday
Ballpark & Capitol Hill
Whether you rocked out in the ‘90s or were just born in the decade, you’ll want to catch two of the decade’s biggest acts in town this weekend. Lisa Loeb (Stay) brings her glasses to Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox Friday night, and Bush (Glycerine, Machinehead, Comedown) sets up Saturday night with the ex-Mr. Gwen Stefani lead man at the Fillmore.
Cost: From $30

Saturday, 11 am - 1 pm
We’ll give you one guess as to the city of Golden’s favorite dog breed. To show its love for Golden Retrievers, the city of Golden is devoting Saturday to parades, pictures, and pup cup treats for the pooches and their human companions. Don’t have a golden? There’s no law preventing you from stalking all that cuteness.
Cost: Free entry

Friday & Sunday, 12:15 - 2:45 pm & Saturday 11:45 am - 2:15 pm
There are 20 breweries within a one-mile radius in RiNo, which means you won’t have to put in too much legwork on this walking tour of breweries and street art. Learn about the graffiti murals and the artists behind them while sipping 10-plus local brews along the way.
Cost: $55

Friday & Saturday, 7 pm
The Colorado Mammoth take on the Georgia Swarm Friday night, bringing that Big Lacrosse Energy to Ball Arena. Then, the Nuggets continue the southern state match-up with the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday. Go cheer on the home team.
Cost: From $25

Saturday - Sunday, 7 am - 3 pm
McGregor Square
The OG restaurant in McGregor Square just launched a new brunch, and it features cinnamon croughnuts, sliders on glazed donuts, and breakfast sausage “dogs” wrapped in pancake batter. So yes, you have an answer to that eternal question of where to brunch this weekend.
Cost: Free entry

Saturday, 12 - 3 pm
Get Valentine’s Day pictures taken with your No. 1 love—we’re talking about your dog, of course—at Hale Park’s Fur-Ever Love event. After you snap your pro pic, feast on hot chocolate (for the humans) and doggie treats (for the non-humans), and all proceeds go to A Friend of Jack Rescue.
Cost: $20

Saturday, 10 pm
If you like your sake with a side of boundary-pushing comedy, head to the Denver Comedy Lounge (behind Colorado Sake Co.) for its late Saturday Night Naughty Show. Top comics let loose, all while you sip on horchata and prickly pear lemonade sakes.
Cost: From $15

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Allyson Reedy is a Thrillist contributor.