A bustling weekend awaits, Denver! Here are 12 things to do this weekend in the Mile High City.
The weekend is upon us and with it, a variety of activities are taking place in Denver. From taco festivals to photography exhibitions and live music, there's something for everyone in Denver this weekend. Here is a list of the top 12 things to do this weekend in Denver.
Friday, August 16
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When: August 15-22
Where: Pepsi Center
The majestic traveling circus is in town. The show, Corteo, features flying acts of acrobats, dancers, clowns, and more. Enjoy a night of magic and awe with the Cirque de Soleil. For more information and tickets, click here.
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When: August 15-17
Where: Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre
The Fiddlers Green Amphitheater hosts Mumford & Sons for three performances over the weekend. The British folk and rock band are guaranteed to play famous hits like "I Will Wait," "Little Lion Man," and "The Cave" to a crowd of energetic fans.
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When: August 16, 5-10 p.m.
Where: Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
The Museum of Contemporary Arts Denver hosts its music night, B-Side Music. The event features a night to appreciate new music from local musicians and will have performances by Jade Davidson and Ramakhandra. The tickets can be bought at entry.
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When: August 16, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Colorado Photographic Arts Center
The Colorado Photographic Arts Center hosts the opening reception of the exhibition, Coming Together. The event presents the work of photographers Christos J. Palios, Meg Griffith, and JP Terlizz. The theme of the exhibition is the rituals of preparing a meal and the elements of a home.
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When: August 16-18
Where: Colorado Convention Center
King Soopers presents the Wellness Your Way Festival. The event will feature a three-day health and wellness festival, scheduled with food vendors, health speakers, and entertainment. Guests will have the opportunity to learn new health, fitness, and food tips.
Saturday, August 17
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When: August 17, 4-7 p.m.
Where: Civic Center Park
Westword Magazine presents Tacolandia. The event celebrates the art, and deliciousness, of street tacos. General admission tickets include unlimited taco samples from over 40 taquerias and restaurants from Denver. There will also be entertainment in the form of musical performances and a car show. Get tickets here.
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When: August 17-18
Where: National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St., Denver
If you have a beloved pet, or are looking to adopt one, you must go to the ultimate pet event. Find the latest and best products for your pets and enjoy food from vendors, pet costume shows, talks from experts, and petting a friendly dog or two.
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When: August 17, 8 p.m.
Where: Alamo Drafthouse, Westminster
If you find yourself quoting The Dude several times throughout the week, you can't pass up the chance to drink a White Russian and watch The Big Lebowski on the big screen. The Alamo Drafthouse is celebrating the Coen Brothers' comedic masterpiece alongside the release of the new White Russian White Nitro Stout by Left Hand Brewing Company. They'll also be handing out inflatable crowbars to show Larry what happens ... Only true fans will understand.
Our Words Are Powerful
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When: August 17, 7-9 p.m.
Where: Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center, Denver
Price: $5 donation
Su Teatro Cultural, located in the Santa Fe Art District, presents the multi-platform art event Our Words Are Powerful. The event features a mixture of art and spoken word from artists like Jozer, Xarly, and Dio Rivera.
Sunday, August 18
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When: August 18, 6 p.m.
Where: Grandma's House Brewery
Grandma's House Brewery, along with Canvas and Cocktails, hosts a Bob's Burgers-themed night. For those who enjoy the quirky animated show, booze, and painting, the event offers a night for all three interests. An instructor will walk people through the steps to draw and paint the show's characters. The price includes painting materials.
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When: August 18, 6:30-10:30 p.m.
Where: Confluence Park
The Colorado Flow Arts Initiative presents Confluence Fire and Drum Circle. The event, which has been featured at the park several times, invites guests to participate in the drum circle, adding sounds to the collective beat while watching the fire community display their art.
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When: August 18, 8-11:30 a.m.
Where: Sunken Gardens Park
Price: Free registration
End the week with relaxation at the last event of Yoga Rocks the Park. Closing its summer schedule, the event will feature guided yoga and meditation. There will also be activities for children under the age of 10.
What are YOUR weekend plans? Any fun events that we missed on our list? Sound off in the comments below.