Everything You Have to Do in Denver This Weekend

Updated On 08/09/2018 at 04:01PM EST Updated On 08/09/2018 at 04:01PM EST
Monday - Monday
Aug 6-13
As part of their ongoing On Tap series, KBCO is bringing Cake along with DeVotchKa and Calexico to Breckenridge Brewery on September 22. But your only chance to score tickets is this weekend to take some time enter your online request for your shot at catching this classic band in a small venue. And yes, there will be plenty of beer at the show too.
Cost: If you are selected from the lottery entrants, tickets will cost $45
Friday - Sunday
Aug 10-19
This ten day long celebration of art in all forms inspired by themes of environment and mountain culture is packed with options. In addition to unique visual art that can be found all over town including a giant troll-like outdoor sculpture made from upcycled materials, the festival also includes music, dance performances, film screenings, and more.
Cost: Some events and exhibits are free, check the schedule for specific prices for each option
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Aug 10
The Hangar at Stanley
What will happen when ten area chefs get one hour to create a championship-worthy bowl of ramen? There’s only one way to find out. Come support a good cause and get the bonus experience of sampling each entry so you can cast a vote for your favorite. This family-friendly event will also feature a sake and Japanese whiskey tasting, a knife skills demo, and local vendors, and an appearance by the Colorado Ghostbusters.
Cost: Admission is $55
Aug 11
FORGE, 970 Yuma Street
Come support local artists and makers and go home with some truly unique items at this kid and dog-friendly event. Browse the two dozen vendors, sample food truck items, and get the chance to score some freebies in giveaways.
Cost: Free to attend
Aug 11
Central City Opera
Head for the hills for a show that brings the songs Broadway to life. This is your last chance to catch this performance so if you can’t get enough musical theatre, this is a can’t miss chance to see songs from famous shows old and new come to life backed by the talented performers of the Central City Opera and the 2018 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program.
Cost: Tickets start at $55
Aug 11
Wings Over the Rockies
Another week, another beer fest (and we’re definitely not complaining!). If you’ve ever had the chance to enjoy the exhibits at this air and space museum, then take this opportunity to support it while sampling unlimited brews from dozens of local breweries and mingling amongst the airplanes. The ticket price also includes a full meal, games, activities, music, and more, and all proceeds go directly to Wings Over the Rockies.
Cost: General admission tickets are $50
Balistreri Vineyards
Balistreri Vineyards
Aug 11
Balistreri Vineyards
This annual fundraiser for Denver’s public jazz station, KUVO, promises to be a swanky affair. Spend an evening at a vineyard enjoying bites from over 20 local chefs from restaurants like Brider, GQue, Que Bueno Suerte, Little Man Ice Cream, and more along with a special wine tasting experience from the family behind Balistreri winery. Oh, and of course there will be jazz with a performance by the The Spanish Harlem Orchestra.
Cost: General admission tickets are $100
Aug 11
Cherry Creek North
This popular culinary event returns for it’s 10th iteration with your chance to taste food from 21 restaurants in the area. The selections include favorite like Blue Island Oyster Bar and Quality Italian along with a preview of two is upcoming new restaurants, 801 Fish and Narrative.
Cost: General admission tickets are $85
Aug 11
This new favorite for Southern fare is teaming up with Ratio Beerworks for their first (but not last!) ever spin on a tradition straight from the South. Things are going to get messy, but that’s what this feast is all about. Ticket price includes all the crustaceans you can eat and all the Ratio beers you can drink.
Cost: $49/person
Denver Brunch Club
Denver Brunch Club
Aug 12
Bannock Street between 14th and Colfax
If you love brunch then this is the ultimate way to experience it in the Mile High this weekend. BrunchFest features everything you love about Sundays -- from mimosas and Bloodys to food from many of Denver’s top brunch destinations like Ad Hominem, Concourse, and LOW Country Kitchen. Plus the event benefits Minds Matter of Denver so you can do good while having a good time.  
Cost: General admission tickets are $65