UPCOMING SUMMER FESTIVALS IN DENVER THAT MAKE GREAT DATES

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Can you feel it in the air Denver?  Those subtle little hints that summertime has arrived in the Mile High City are all around us. The time is now to begin planning your date night summertime fun. Outdoor concerts and street festivals make the perfect laidback summer date, where you can dance in the street and enjoy tasty local cuisine at the same time. Here is an insider's guide to the top local festivals and gatherings you and your sweetheart can enjoy as the temperatures begin to rise.

LOCAL CONCERT SERIES

Music lovers rejoice, the Denver area is full of options to enjoy a variety of local musical talent absolutely free! Local cover bands, old-time favorite bands or even musicians new to the scene are booked all over town as a way of bringing the community together in celebration of the season. Whether it's at City Park or your favorite outdoor shopping destination, the outdoor Denver music scene is sure to add a little extra sizzle to your summertime date night choices.

JUNETEENTH MUSIC FESTIVAL

Date: Saturday, June 16th, 2018

Juneteenth is a combination of "June" and "nineteenth," and is intended to celebrate the day that slavery was abolished by all 50 states.  Denver boasts one of the largest Juneteenth celebrations in the country held in the historic Five Points neighborhood right next to easy light rail access.  Festival-goers can expect a full day of activities beginning with an old-fashioned street parade that leads to authentic food, unique craft vendors and some of the best hip-hop music and live DJs this side of the Rocky Mountains.   

CHERRY CREEK ARTS FESTIVAL

Dates: Friday, July 6th, Saturday, July 7th, Sunday, July 8th

The Cherry Creek Arts Festival is a full weekend event featuring "world‐class and award‐winning celebration of the visual, culinary and performing arts."  Take a stroll down Culinary Avenue, try your hand at one of the interactive art exhibits or simply relax with a craft beverage while enjoying one of many favorite local musical acts under the Colorado blue sky.  

COLORADO DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL

Dates: Saturday, July 28th and Sunday, July 29th.

The Dragon Boat Festival is an annual event in northwest Denver at beautiful Sloan's Lake "celebrating and promoting the culture, contributions, and accomplishments of Colorado's Asian Pacific American communities." Ramen eating contests, dragon boat races and cultural demos that include dance, martial arts and music highlight this one of a kind city event.

Ready to book your plans?  Let our expert planners at Denver Date Nite craft a custom date just for you and that special someone to enjoy together today.