Jam out at concerts with your friends, celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, and more at one of these events happening this weekend in Denver.

Friday, July 19


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

Get ready for an out-of-this-world event! Between various activities, exhibits, seminars, and more, all of which are dedicated to celebrating the first Apollo moon landing, you'll be able to relive one of the greatest moments in our nation's history.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

When: Through July 28
Where: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Enter the candy-filled world of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as the beloved book and movie come to life before your eyes while classic songs, like "Pure Imagination" and "The Candy Man," echo throughout the theatre.

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Courtesy of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition (Facebook)

The Sistine Chapel at the Hangar

When: Through Aug. 13
Where: Stanley Marketplace

This immersive and highly praised art experience resides in the 10,000-square-foot hangar of the Stanley Marketplace complex. A different experience from Vatican City, the refurbished aircraft hangar has been transformed into a temporary art museum.

Park People

When: Through Aug. 27
Where: Republic Plaza

Created by artist Nathan Sawaya, Park People features six different monochromatic LEGO figures that simply have a seat on park benches. Each figure is modeled after Sawaya’s own form, making them look more human. Read more about these LEGO figures here!

Global Dance Festival

When: July 19-20
Where: Broncos Stadium at Mile High

Global Dance Fest is here! Don't miss out on your chance to attend the biggest music festival happening in Colorado this summer.

Denver County Fair

When: July 19-21
Where: National Western Complex

The Denver County Fair is full of incredible activities, varying from a car show, alligator wrestling, obstacle courses, and much, much more! As their slogan states, the fair is all about "fairly weird fun," and that's exactly what you're gonna get!

Slow Food Nations

When: July 19-21
Where: Larimer Square

Back for the third year, this free international summer festival is all about local food, community, substantiality, and celebrating the ‘slow food’ culture. Read more about the event here!

Saturday, July 20

Sweat in the City

When: July 20
Where: Denver Milk Market

The alley of Dairy Block is turning into a giant health and wellness mecca! Wellness vendors will be on-site as you participate in a HIIT workout session or spin class. Then, when you're done breaking a sweat, grab a delicious bite to eat from Denver Milk Market.

Colorado Rapids vs. New York City FC

When: July 20
Where: Dick's Sporting Goods Park

Cheer on the Colorado Rapids as they take on New York City FC!

First Steps Celebration

When: July 20
Where: Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Celebrate the moon landing with the Nature & Science Museum! There will be special activities and presentations in the Space Odyssey exhibition.

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Photo by History in HD on Unsplash

Lunar Landing 50th Anniversary Celebration

When: July 20
Where: Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

The Colorado Symphony is celebrating the moon landing with selections E.T.: The Extra-TerrestrialClose Encounters of the Third Kind, and Star Wars, among others. The music will be accompanied by visuals and archival footage from the moon landing.

Lavender Festival

When: July 20
Where: Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms

Enjoy more than 2,000 lavender plants as they set the scene for this family-friendly celebration.

Water Lantern Festival

When: July 20
Where: Carpenter Park

The Water Lantern Festival will return to Thornton, bringing with it memories, hope, laughter, and a stunning visual display that will stay with you for years to come. Read more about the festival here!

Winter Park Jazz Festival

When: July 20-21
Where: Rendezvous Event Center

For more than 35 years, the Winter Park Jazz Festival has brought world-class artists and up-and-coming favorites to Colorado. The weekend will be jam-packed with music and other entertainment for jazz enthusiasts and newcomers alike.

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 21

Symphonic Tribute to Comic Con

When: July 21
Where: Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities

Come dressed in your cosplay best! Your favorite scores from Comic Con-themed movies and video games will be brought to life on stage.

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Courtesy of Denver Outlaws (Facebook)

Denver Outlaws vs. Florida Launch

When: July 21
Where: Broncos Stadium at Mile High

Watch as the Denver Outlaws duke it out against the Florida Launch!

What are YOU doing this weekend? Any other things to do in Denver this weekend that we missed on our list? Sound off in the comments below.