The first thing we typically think about in July is fireworks. This list will help you fill in the rest of the month. We primarily listed festivals and events nearby, but toward the end, you’ll see a few easy half-day trips. Our nearby Winter Park had a bunch of events we thought we’d share, in case you hadn’t spent much time there in the summer. Some annual events were canceled due to restrictions. Be sure to check the events’ websites to ensure they are still happening and you know all the details before you show up or purchase tickets.

Mix it up! Tell us about it. We’d love to hear about how you enjoyed July by perhaps attending some of these events. You may even see us there.

Less than an hour from Downtown Denver:

COLORADO RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL 
WHEN: July 3–Aug. 22, 2021; Saturdays and Sundays
WHERE: Colorado Renaissance Festival, Larkspur

Flash back to the 16th century and journey through a medieval city. Enjoy full-armor jousting, giant turkey legs, traditional music and a marketplace featuring more than 200 artisans.

BABE WALLS 
WHEN: July 15–18, 2021
WHERE: Ralston Creek Trail, Arvada

This festival is a celebration of women and non-binary artists and the community we can create together. Each artist collaborates with another artist to create a work of art that not only shows their strengths and styles as artists, but also the commonality of our femininity.

BLUES & BBQ 

WHEN: July 17, 2021
WHERE: Citizen’s Park, Edgewater

The Blues & BBQ Festival for Better Housing is a day of live music and BBQ to raise money for Habitat for Humanity Metro Denver and other programs that benefit affordable housing.

CASTLE ROCK WINEFEST 
WHEN: July 17, 2021
WHERE: Butterfield Park, Castle Rock

This outdoor wine tasting event will offer more than two dozen wineries and more than 180 varietals of the finest Colorado wine. This event draws wine aficionados for its fabulous wine tastings, live music, and unique artisan vendors. Plus there will be plenty of amazing food trucks.  Don’t miss Brian Raine Band from 2 – 5 pm, and Grayson Little 5 – 8 pm

SUMMER BREW FEST 
WHEN: July 24, 2021
WHERE: Mile High Station

Cool down this summer with unlimited tastings of some of the best brews available! Here are the bands – Than Damn Sasquatch from 1 – 4 pm, Cover Boy VIP session 6 – 7 pm, Robby People 7 – 10 pm. This event benefits Big Bones Canine Rescue.

GHOSTS OF CAPTIAL HILL TOUR
WHEN: July 2 – Nov 13, 2021
WHERE: Cheesman Park, Denver

Legends, lore, history & mystery come together as you explore Denver’s darker side on foot this summer in a 2-hour other-worldly experience. The stories that all of our Denver ghosts, spooks, and ghouls have to tell will raise the hairs on your arms and give you a glimpse into the strange happenings of Denver’s seedy past! See a different, darker side of Denver while being able to safely and easily practice physical distancing with our small, exclusive groups of nine guests max (vs. 25 max normally)!

ALL THE COSMOS: A CANVAS 
WHEN: Through Sept 15, 2021
WHERE: Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, Denver

In this new exhibit, drift deep into space and experience the majesty and wonder of our universe purely through images. A contemplative, aesthetic and introspective experience, All the Cosmos a Canvas highlights the natural beauty in our universe that’s often overlooked.

FUN IN THE SUN DAY CAMP
WHEN: Through July 28, 2021 Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
WHERE: Silo Park

Each day will have a different theme for your child to enjoy, and an hour of physical activity.  Join us for one day or several days. Lunch is provided.

AMAZING SCAVENGER HUNT ADVENTURE – DENVER 
WHEN: Through Dec. 31, 2021
WHERE: Colorado State Capital

Turn Denver into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a two to three-hour city event. Guided by any smartphone, teams make their way among well-known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. Available 365 days a year, sunrise to sunset. Start when you want and play at your pace. Save 20%- Only $39.20 for a team of 2-5 people after Promotion Code: DENVEREVENT. Sign up online at www.UrbanAdventureQuest.com.


1-2 hours away

Winter Park Colorado

HIGH NOTE THURSDAYS
WHEN: July 1-August 26
Presented by Real Estate of Winter Park

COOPER CREEK SQUARE SATURDAY CONCERT SERIES  
WHEN: July 3-August 28

WINTER PARK ART TRAIL
WHEN: July 2 – Early Fall
Presented by Rendezvous Colorado

USA CYCLING | MOUNTAIN BIKE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP  
WHEN: July 5-14

WINTER PARK ALPINE ARTAFFAIR 
WHEN: July 10-11

WINTER PARK JAZZ FESTIVAL 
WHEN: July 17-18

BIKE WINTER PARK WEEKEND WITH ROLL MASSIF 
WHEN: July 23-24

WINTER PARK UNCORKED 
WHEN: July 31
Presented by Rendezvous Colorado


2-3 hours away:

HOT AIR BALLOON RODEO and ART IN THE PARK
WHEN: July 10–11, 2021

One of Colorado’s largest hot-air balloon festivals is a sight to see in Steamboat Springs . With a massive colorful ascension scheduled for each morning, “rodeo” moves like dipping into Bald Eagle Lake and Saturday night’s balloon glow, a bonus feature is the event’s combination with the annual Art in the Park.