Play detective, catch free live music, browse local vendors, and more this Memorial Day weekend.

Thursday, May 23

Everything Fried Chicken and Craft Cocktail Festival (aka Chicken Fight)

When: May 23
Where: INDUSTRY in RiNo

Alright, we know this event is on Thursday, but it's one we don't want you to miss so we've included in it our weekend roundup! More than 40 restaurants will have unlimited amounts for you to eat; restaurants and breweries alike will offer their best for your valuable votes in various categories.

And if you use code OCN, you'll receive 15 percent off! Purchase tickets here.

Friday, May 24

The Devil Makes Three

When: May 24
Where: Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre

Enjoy the musical stylings of The Devil Makes Three, a bluegrass-folk band, as they perform at Red Rocks this Friday. You can check out the full list of artists coming to Red Rocks here!

Colorado Rockies vs. Baltimore Orioles

When: May 24-26
Where: Coors Field

Watch as our boys in purple face off against the Orioles!

wicked musical

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When: Through June 9
Where: Buell Theatre

Drop into the Land of Oz and see Wicked as it returns to The Buell Theatre this month! Also, you could win $25 orchestra seats to see the Broadway smash hit while it's in Denver! Click here to learn more about the Wicked ticket lottery.

Saturday, May 25

Bluebird Music Festival

When: May 25
Where: Macky Auditorium in Boulder

The lineup for this festival includes Jim James, Langhorne Slim, and more. Interested in more? Check out our full list of music festivals coming to Colorado this summer.


When: May 25
Where: Downtown Denver

This British detective game is like playing Clue outdoors, and it's coming to Denver. Collaborate with a team of detectives to uncover the fictitious murderer. 

Ali Wong

When: May 25
Where: Paramount Theatre

See comedian Ali Wong as she performs not one but two performances at the Paramount Theatre for her Milk & Money Tour!

Denver Day of Rock

When: May 25
Where: 16th Street Mall

Explore five stages of live music during this free music event presented by Amp the Cause. 

Colorado Remembers

When: May 25
Where: Colorado Freedom Memorial

This event commemorates military service-members and their families and will feature a free pancake breakfast and live music. 

Denver Arts Festival

When: May 25-26
Where: Conservatory Green Neighborhood at Stapleton

This fine arts and crafts festival is free to attend and features artists from Colorado and across the nation.

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Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown and Gameroom Expo

When: May 25-27
Where: Denver Marriott Tech Center

Come try out hundreds of retro console, pinball, and arcade games free with admission. For more geeky conventions, view our list here!

Sunday, May 26

Memorial Day Weekend Run, Walk, or Ruck

When: May 26
Where: Grist Brewing

This special event starts with a free 30-minute workout from Manic Training followed by a four-mile run, walk, or ruck. At the end of the course, you'll find cold beer, food trucks, games, and more. The event is family- and pet-friendly. 

South Gaylord Memorial Day Weekend Festival

When: May 26-27
Where: Historic South Gaylord Street

This 40th annual event kicks off the summer with live music, local vendors, food, and more entertainment.

What are you doing this Memorial Day weekend? Any fun events that we missed on our list? Sound off in the comments below.