Events in Denver: August

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It’s officially August in Denver. And if the weather is any indication, the summer isn’t slowing down. Events are in full swing and if you have a trip planned out here soon – it’s worth taking a look at what’s happening in the Mile High City.

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August 1 -15

The Square on 21st

Photographs via Andrew Kenney/Denverite

The once regular city street has been transformed into a pop-up park. Pop-up because it’s only here from June 15 – August 15. Park because while it’s not grass and trees, it’s definitely a park of sorts; a dog park, food trucks, a bike trail, games, lawn chairs and seating are among some of the things to do. While the daily food vendors change, the events planned are fairly consistent; from a silent disco bi-weekly to movie nights to live performances, this “park” is something worth checking out while in town and maybe even going to an event.
The Square on 21st is located on 21st Street between Larimer and Lawrence streets. Find more information and check out the special events calendar here

August 1 – 22nd

Sunset Cinema 

Photos via Art Complex

This isn’t your typical summer movie nights in the park. The Sunset Cinema series is located at Sculpture Park – right outside the Denver Arts Complex. These films focus on dance and are about only dance. Sunset Cinema celebrates dance in film with dance lessons, performances, live local music and a screening of an iconic dance film. And it’s all for free. There will also be themed craft cocktails, some creative bites, live music and dancing and after the sun sets, the movie starts.
Tuesdays, Aug. 1 – 22 6 – 10 p.m. Galleria at the Denver Performing Arts Complex

2017 films:
Aug. 1 – Saturday Night Fever
Aug. 8 – Footloose
Aug. 15 – Moulin Rouge!
Aug. 22 – Step Up

August 2 – 30

Flicks for Chicks

Photos via the ViewHouse 

Now this is your typical summer night movies. But instead of a park, it’s a turf lawn of a bar – and it’s for ladies only. The ViewHouse is home to one of the best rooftop bars in Denver and in the summer, some of the best events – Sunday Funday is a weekly occurrence, as is the Thursday movie night with the girls. Watch all the classic chick flicks under the stars on a 200” outdoor LED TV in the courtyard. This is a perfect outing when you’re in town for your bachelorette weekend. Enjoy free popcorn during the movie and free drinks from 9pm-midnight.
Thursdays, 7:30pm – 10:30pm ViewHouse Eatery, Bar & Rooftop

2017 Films:
Aug. 3: The Hot Chick
Aug. 10: Justin Bieber Never Say Never
Aug.  17: Along Came Polly
Aug. 24: 10 Things I Hate About You
Aug. 31: La La Land

August 3

Denver Burger Battle 

Photo via Burger Battle

16 burgers. One night. You vote the winner. Need we say more? Try the 16 best Denver burgers in downtown for a cook-off-charity event. Net proceeds go to event non-profit, Kossler Foundation, and will be distributed to charities in Denver helping hunger, economic development, & child welfare. Honestly, do we really need to say more? Tickets can be bought here. Tickets will include unlimited burger tastes from all competitors, open bar with craft beer, wine, and samples of premium spirits, and desserts.
August 3, 2017 5:30pm-9:30pm, Tivoli Quad Park, Denver

August 3 – 6

Colorado Brazil Festival

Colorado Brazil Fest Facebook 

The 6th Annual Colorado Brazil Fest features more of Colorado’s finest Brazilian music and dance performers, teachers, and local Brazilian food vendors. The four-day festivities include the opportunity to experience Brazilian music, dance, and culture in thrilling performances and workshops. This is the only large-scale event in Colorado dedicated to Brazilian culture. And while the festival is in Boulder, it’s a good thing you have easy transportation to and from.
August 3 – 6 , Boulder, CO  – various locations

August 5

Sesh Fest

Photo via Nightout

Back for the 4th year, Sesh Fest is beloved by all Denver beer drinkers. It’s consider to be the idea of summer fun—easy day drinking in the sunshine, casual lawn games, live music, and lounging in the grass. Sip on session style-ales and lagers while you square off in oversize beer pong, cornhole, can jam, spikeball, and much more. Tickets can be found here.
August 5, Denver Highlands Masonic Center

August 6

Jazz in the Park 

Photos via Chowen Photography

Every Sunday in the summer, City Park hosts summertime favorite, Jazz in the Park. Featuring local food trucks, the lineup each week changes from Jazz to Soul to Folk to Blues. People bring blankets to lie on, games to play, and bikes and dogs are everywhere. It’s a perfect way to spend a Sunday summer night. August 6 is the last night of the summer series and will feature Alpha Schoolmarm Orchestra. If you’re in town, you won’t want to miss it!
August 6, City Park 

August 11-13

Velorama Colorado

Velorama Facebook Page

In classic Denver fashion, we’ve taken a annual festival and have given it a new spin.  Pro-bicycle racing returns to Colorado with the Colorado Classic, but this year there will also be new additions of music, food and crafts. The 3-day festival includes beer and food, crafts and music from national artists. Headliners include Wilco and Death Cab for Cutie, to name a few.
August 11-13, River North Art District 

August 20

Dining Al Fresco 

larimer square

This is the perfect date night activity if you happen to be in town with you S.O.  The restaurants of Larimer Square extend their patios into the streets for a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Dining Al Fresco is one of the city’s best summer scenes. Reservations are available through participating restaurants that include Bistro Vendome, Corridor 44, Cru – A Wine Bar, Green Russell/Russell’s Smokehouse, Ocean, Prime, Osteria Marco, Rioja, TAG, The Capital Grille and Tom’s Urban.
August 20, Larimer Square

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