Everything Fun to Do in Denver This Weekend

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

This weekend will be full of music, movies, mimosas, and markets. From the Luke Combs show at Empower Field to the Prince vs. Queen skate party to a heavy metal flea market, there’s something going on across several music genres. Plus there’s a brunch fest! A Lucha Libre comedy show! Exercising with kegs! And, for those who need a little quiet after all those tunes, a silent film festival at the Denver Botanic Gardens. Here, where to listen up (or not) this weekend. And what to do all summer long.

Friday, 7 pm - 2 am
The monarchy is alive and well Friday night at Tracks, as Prince and Queen will be battling it out for roller disco reign. Skate your little hearts out, stick on your ‘80s-era Prince ‘stache, and maybe even belt out some “Bohemian Rhapsody” in the karaoke room.
Cost: From $10

Saturday, 10 am - 1 pm
Cherry Creek
If you wake up for build-your-own Bloody Mary bars and obsess over avocado toast, then you, basic bruncher, should be at the 5280 Brunch Event at the Jacquard, Autograph Collection hotel Saturday. Eat and drink from the top brunch restaurants in town, hit up the multiple bars, and definitely take selfies with your bloody Mary concoction.
Cost: From $60

Sunday, 1 - 3 pm
If you like your stand-up comedy with a side of Lucha Libre-style wrestling, then you should A) share more of your interests with us, because that one is pretty solid, and B) be at Number Thirty Eight Sunday afternoon for Lucha Libre & Laughs.
Cost: Free entry

Sunday, 9 am - 1 pm
‘Tis the season for strolling farmers markets for tomato plants, locally grown greens, and crusty breads. The Highland Square market kicks off the season Sunday, and this is important because the Highland Square market has a bar. So yes, get sipping and strolling.
Cost: Free entry

Saturday, 1:30 pm
Sun Valley
The Luke Combs at Empower Field show may not start until 6 pm, but you know there’s going to be some mad tailgating going on. Join thousands of your soon-to-be besties at 1:30 pm, when the parking lot opens to what is sure to involve country music blasting, beer drinking, and maybe even some impromptu line dancing.
Cost: From $100

Sunday, 10 am
Here’s an idea: Instead of using kegs to get a beer belly, use them to fight it off. Keg Konditioning is an outdoor, 45-minute interval workout using kegs as your equipment. The full-body class takes place at the Golden Mill food hall most Sundays, and after you’re done cursing those kegs, drink from them: participants get a free pour from the self-serve beer wall after class.
Cost: Free entry

Friday, 7 pm, Saturday 10 am - 9 pm, Sunday, 11 am - 6 pm
Denver Botanic Gardens
For the last two years, the Denver Silent Film Festival went, well, silent. But it’s back this weekend, screening 11 short and feature-length comedies at the Strum Auditorium at the Denver Botanic Gardens.
Cost: From $13.25

Sunday, 12 - 5 pm
Art District on Santa Fe
Frustrated with the lack of bloody doll art and metal at most flea markets? Head on down to Black Sky Brewery Sunday for the Heavy Metal Flea, where you will rock and shop so hard without the threat of any boho chic dresses ruining your vibe.
Cost: Free entry

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Allyson Reedy is a Thrillist contributor.