This weekend is sure to be festive with a variety of favorite annual celebrations making in-person returns.

The first weekend of summer features a variety of festivals in Denver, including PrideFest with activities around the city ranging from a 5K to a parade; the annual Greek Festival, which is being converted to a Taste of Greece Drive-Thru this year; and the colorful Unicorn Festival in Littleton. Beyond festivals, the city has music, dragon boats, and magic on tap this weekend to entertain you.

Events on Friday, June 25

Taste of Greece Drive Thru

When: June 25-27
Where: Assumption Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 4610 E. Alameda Avenue, Denver
Cost: Food

A Taste of Greece drive-thru will be hosted in lieu of our traditional Greek Festival due to the COVID restrictions in place.

Widespread Panic

When: June 25-27
Where: Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison
Cost: Varies

Everybody loves surprises, that feeling of not knowing what might be around the next corner—and that's exactly the vibe that Widespread Panic gives off every time they unleash a new album. 

Events on Saturday, June 26

Denver PrideFest 2021

When: June 26-27
Where: Varies
Cost: Varies

Denver PrideFest features a parade, exhibitors from across the country, culinary vendors, a political rally, family activities, a 5K race, and entertainment. 

Dragon Boat Regatta

When: June 26
Where: Riverdale Regional Park, 9755 Henderson Road, Brighton
Cost: Free

Join the dragon boat community to cheer on the teams who will be competing in 250-meter races as well as fun races.

Flock Party

When: June 26
Where: Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele Street, Denver
Cost: $125

This colorful, casual, socially distanced and all-inclusive benefit features festive food, drink, live entertainment, exclusive animal experiences and so much more—with proceeds benefiting the beautiful American and Chilean flamingos.

Pride Weekend at Bruz Off Fax

When: June 26-27
Where: Bruz Off Fax, 1495 York Street, Denver
Cost: Food

Anyone wearing Pride swag will get Happy Hour pricing on full pour beers all weekend. Show up in Drag and get a free entry-level beer!

Sleightly Impossible Magic

When: June 26
Where: Lumber Baron Inn, 2555 W. 37th Avenue, Denver
Cost: $40

Comedy and illusion, mystery and magic all come together in "Sleightly Impossible."

Unicorn Festival

When: June 26-27
Where: Clement Park, 7306 W. Bowles Avenue, Littleton
Cost: Varies

Spend a beautiful weekend in a magical world! Ongoing entertainment and activities all day long including unicorn corrals and photo opportunities, castle maze and dragon slide obstacle course, Little Mermaid meet and greet, food trucks, face painting, and more.

Events on Sunday, June 27

City Park Jazz: Annie Booth Big Band

When: June 27
Where: City Park, 2001 Colorado Boulevard, Denver
Cost: Free

Annie Booth is a versatile and award-winning composer and jazz pianist based in Denver.

Coors Light Virtual Denver Pride Parade

When: June 27
Where: Virtual
Cost: Free

Entries range from local non-profits, drag, event sponsors, local school groups, and even local musical acts. 

Discount Ghost Stories: Songs from the Rockies

When: June 27-29
Where: Boulder Bandshell, 1212 Canyon Boulevard, Boulder
Cost: $25-$40

This haunting and hopeful original concert features bluegrass, pop, and funk music interwoven with rarely-heard true stories of Colorado’s past.

What are YOU doing in Denver this weekend? Any events that we may have missed on our roundup? Leave a comment below.