Concerts at Red Rocks, early Mother's Day celebrations, and a duck race in Estes Park!

The weather is getting warmer and live events are making their way back onto the scene. This weekend, check out Estes Park's annual Duck Race broadcast live, concerts at Red Rocks, and a fashion show. Plus take your pup for a virtual 5K walk or run to benefit the Dumb Friends League during its annual Furry Scurry, and finish off your weekend with a Bluegrass and brunch pairing at Ironton Distillery. All this and more, this weekend in Denver!

*Please note that in-person events may have certain COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions. Visit each event's website for more information prior to attending.*

Events on Friday, April 30

Ladies Day Out

When: April 30
Where: Park Meadows Retail Resort, 8401 Park Meadows Center Drive, Lone Tree
Cost: Free

Gather your gal pals and treat yourselves to ladies day out, featuring pop-up shops by local women-owned businesses, beauty products at the Macy's beauty station, morning mimosas, happy hour wine, and amazing giveaways.

Trevor Hall

When: April 30
Where: Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison
Cost: $60-$80

Trevor Hall’s music—an eclectic mix of acoustic rock, reggae, and Sanskrit chanting—echo with the names and teachings of divinities, while maintaining an incredibly and refreshingly universal message. 

Events on Saturday, May 1

Estes Park Rotary Duck Race

When: May 1
Where: Virtual viewing. Race takes place at Estes Valley Community Center, 660 Community Drive, Estes Park.
Cost: Free

The 33rd Annual Estes Park Rotary Duck Race is set for Saturday, May 1, and duck adoption sales are underway. No in-person attendance will be allowed, but the event will be broadcast. 

Furry Scurry

When: May 1
Where: Virtual
Cost: Donations

On Saturday, May 1, join a community of people running trails, walking through neighborhoods, and gaining miles on treadmills all for animals in need during the Dumb Friends League's annual Furry Scurry.


When: May 1-2
Where: Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison
Cost: $69-$90

Canadian artist Kaytranada live at Red Rocks with Sango, Lou Phelps.

Moms and Mimosas

When: May 1-8
Where: Outlets at Castle Rock, 5050 Factory Shops Boulevard, Castle Rock
Cost: $15 (includes a $10 gift card)

With the purchase of a $15 ticket, attendees will receive a $10 gift card to shop, a mimosa or bar beverage (must be 21 and older; additional beverages included for a charitable donation), access to a private lounge, a goodie bag, exclusive shopping coupons, giveaway entries and more. 

RTL Fashion Show

When: May 1
Where: FORGE, 970 Yuma Street, Denver
Cost: $20

RTL is excited to offer a fashion show followed by shopping the runway, dancing, and light snacks, and bottomless beer and wine for the duration of the event.


When: May 1
Where: Virtual
Cost: $20 adults, $5 students

Pro Musica Colorado Chamber Orchestra is reopening with Springtime! A program where Spring symbolizes hope and the re-emergence of life with Copland's Appalachian Spring, Violinist Yumi Hwang-Williams performing Vivaldi, and a World Premiere "Three Coloradan Snowscapes."

TheBigWonderful 2021 Derby Weekend Festival

When: May 1-2
Where: TheBigWonderful, 6785 E. Chenango Avenue, Denver
Cost: $20 general admission, $50 open bar, kids under 16 free

TheBigWonderful kicks off 2021 with a two-day festival featuring live music, craft beer and cocktails, gourmet food trucks, festival shopping, and outdoor games.

Events on Sunday, May 2

Ballet Ariel's Cinderella

When: May 2
Where: DL Parsons Theatre, 11801 Community Center Drive, Northglenn
Cost: $15-$20

This shortened, one-act version has all the beauty and grandeur, wit and whimsy of the full-length version, where one young woman’s life is forever changed by a fairy godmother and a delicate slipper.

Brunch & Bluegrass Pairing: A Pairing Brunch

When: May 2
Where: Ironton Distillery & Crafthouse, 3636 Chestnut Place, Denver
Cost: $75

Enjoy a special three-course brunch, with 4 full-sized cocktails, 3 paired plates, and live Bluegrass music by local musicians Burn it Blue. Don't waffle on reserving your spot!

Congress Park Walking Tour

When: May 2
Where: Congress Park, Sweet Cookies Ice Cream, 3506 12th Ave, Denver
Cost: Free

If you love Denver, love exploring new neighborhoods, and meeting new friends, join us on this special complimentary Congress Park Walking Tour, the first of the 2021 Live and Love Denver walking tour series with famous Denver historian, Phil Goodstein.

What are YOU doing this weekend in Denver, April 29-May 2? Any fun events that we missed on our list? Comment below.