Taste fine wines, explore the arts, hang out with astronauts, or surround yourself with dogs; it's all happening in Denver this weekend!

Friday, July 12

Denver International Wine Festival

When: July 10-12
Where: Omni Interlocken Resort & Spa

Known as one of the “Best Wine Festivals Across America," the Denver International Wine Festival returns for its 15th year. It kicks off with a multi-course dinner followed by a wine pairing competition on Thursday and a wine tasting event on Friday.

Soiree Francaise Rooftop Cocktail Party

When: July 12
Where: Carla Madison Recreation Center Rooftop

Celebrate Bastille Day with signature cocktails, appetizers, and gorgeous views of the city and the mountains. 

Mecum Auctions

When: July 12-13
Where: Colorado Convention Center

Bid on classic cars, motorcycles, and more during this special event.

Colorado Black Arts Festival

When: July 12-14
Where: City Park

Back for its 32nd year, this arts festival celebrates the work of African Americans in art and culture with three performing stages.

Colorado Irish Festival

When: July 12-14
Where: Clement Park in Littleton

Join thousands of kilt-clad folks in celebration of Ireland.

Colorado Shakespeare Festival: As You Like It

When: Through Aug. 10
Where: University Theatre

As You Like It follows the story of Rosalind, a heroine who's fleeing persecution. The play contains some of Shakespeare's most famous and well-known lines. Learn more about the Colorado Shakespeare Festival 2019 here.

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Butterflies at Chatfield Farms

When: Through Sept. 2
Where: Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms

This unique butterfly house is home to a variety of native butterflies, making it a great place to sit and relax or take the kids. 

Saturday, July 13

Haute Dog: Party for Our Four-Legged Friends

When: July 13
Where: Mountair Park Community Farm in Lakewood

What could be better than spending the day with your dog? How about walking with your dog and others in a dog costume parade and enjoying a post-walk hot dog picnic? Yeah, it's probably going to be the cutest thing ever. 

Rhythm on the River

When: July 13
Where: Rogers Grove Park in Longmont

This festival brings live music, entertainment, good eats, and more to the Longmont community. 

Apollopalooza

When: July 13-20
Where: Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum

Hang out with astronauts and enjoy seminars, exhibits, and more during this week-long space festival. 

Colorado Renaissance Festival

When: Through Aug. 4
Where: Colorado Renaissance Festival

Browse this 16th century-themed festival featuring music, artisans, and more. Open weekends through August 4, rain or shine. Learn more about the Renaissance Festival here.

Sunday, July 14

City Park Jazz

When: Through Aug. 4
Where: City Park

Bring a picnic and enjoy free jazz in the park during this summer concert series. Read more about summer music festivals in Colorado!

What are YOUR plans for the weekend? Did we miss anything fun on our list? Let us know in the comments.