9 Things to do in Denver & Colorado this weekend: May 27-30, 2022

Parades, ceremonies and remembrances this vacation weekend will honor those that have given the final word sacrifice for our nation.


Coloradans will honor those that have died in the service of our nation with parades, ceremonies and remembrances throughout the state this Memorial Day weekend.

The Junior College Baseball World Series is again in Grand Junction, and Colorado’s water parks open for the season.

The vacation weekend additionally affords alternatives to head exterior with road, meals, and music festivals, in addition to free concert events exterior in Denver. The Denver Arts Festival, Denver Day of Rock, Boulder Creek Festival, South Gaylord Street Kickoff to Summer Festival, and Colorado Springs’ Territory Days all return after pandemic absences.

What are you doing this weekend? Share your Colorado occasion.

Water World

FEDERAL HEIGHTS — One of America’s largest waterparks is opening for a summer time of enjoyable. Water World has greater than 50 sights for youths of all ages together with extra household tube rides than every other park in America. Parking on the park is free, and Water World permits meals and drinks to be carried in, so seize a picnic basket and let the household enjoyable start.

New in 2022 is the Colorado-themed space “Alpine Springs” that options the park’s two latest sights: “Roaring Forks,” which incorporates a water coaster with two dueling paths permitting riders to see and taunt their opponents and take quick corners on the park’s first open-air saucer turns, and “Centennial Basin,” a two-person raft expertise that can fill your coronary heart with Colorado delight as you whirl down an enclosed tube with visible results that make you are feeling you’re descending at a a lot faster rate than you’re.

Water World opens Saturday, May 28 at 9:45 a.m. Tickets, park guidelines, and protocols can be found on-line at WaterWorldColorado.com.

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Elitch Gardens Water Park

DENVER — The water park at Denver’s Elitch Gardens additionally opens for the season on Saturday, May 28. The water park is free with theme park admission and is open via Labor Day weekend. The water park options thrill rides, in addition to household rides for the little ones. Cabanas and tubes can be found for lease. Single-day and season passes can be found at ElitchGardens.com.

Bolder Boulder

BOULDER — The Bolder Boulder has grown since 1979 to be one of many largest neighborhood working occasions in the world. More than 40,000 folks of all capacity ranges will take part in the occasion on Monday, May 30. The forty second annual race begins at thirtieth and Walnut streets and winds via Boulder neighborhoods with dwell music and leisure at each nook. The end line contained in the University of Colorado’s Folsom Field is the proper setting for spectators to cheer on the individuals. Register on-line for the Bolder Boulder at BolderBoulder.com.

Territory Days

COLORADO SPRINGS — The Old West returns to Old Colorado City in Colorado Springs for the 47th annual Territory Days celebration. Territory Days is a four-block road honest with dwell music on three levels, meals, enjoyable and leisure for the household. The celebration consists of one of many state’s largest craft vendor gala’s. There might be pony rides, gold panning, a petting zoo, toy practice rides, mechanical bull, Native American dancers, dwell birds of prey, Old West gunfight reenactments, dwell blacksmithing, two beer gardens and far more. Territory Days runs from Saturday, May 28 via Monday, May 30. Visit ShopOldColoradoCity.com to see an inventory of musical performers.

Grand Old West Days 

CRAIG — For 4 days in Craig, the Old West comes alive. There might be rodeos, dwell music, scrumptious meals and libations in the Grand Old West Days from Friday, May 27 via Monday, May 30. Corey Kent might be performing dwell in live performance Saturday night time with particular visitor Tucker Rose. The Grand Old West Days Parade steps off at 3 p.m. Saturday in historic downtown Craig. For a whole competition schedule or to buy tickets, go to GrandOldWestDays.com.

Memorial Day Run & March

COLORADO SPRINGS — The Memorial Day Run & March takes place Sunday, May 29 at UCHealth Park, house of the Rocky Mountain Vibes in Colorado Springs. The Memorial Day Run & March invitations civilians, veterans and uniformed army to problem themselves whereas serving to feed homeless veterans. Registration for the 5K, 10K, and 30K races is out there at MemorialDayMarch.com.

Colorado Run

FORT COLLINS — The Colorado Run, a Fort Collins Memorial Day custom, celebrates its forty third anniversary on Monday, May 30. The occasion affords a 10K Run/Walk, 10K Ruck, and 5K Run/Walk. The Colorado Run is a part of the Veterans Plaza annual Memorial Day weekend celebration in Spring Canyon Park. Race registration will be accomplished at ColoradoRun.com.

Colorado Remembers

AURORA — “Colorado Remembers: To Honor, Educate and Remember” begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 28 on the Colorado Freedom Memorial to commemorate those that have served in the army and their households. Starting at 8 a.m. with a pancake breakfast, there might be a full day of actions, ceremonies, static army shows and concert events, all honoring generations of Colorado’s fallen veterans. While donations might be gratefully accepted, the complete day’s occasions are free and open to the general public. The Colorado Freedom Memorial is situated at Aurora’s Springhill Park at 756 Telluride St.

Fort Logan Memorial Day Ceremony

DENVER — The Department of Veterans Affairs and Fort Logan National Cemetery will host a solemn Memorial Day wreath laying ceremony on Monday, May 30. The ceremony might be accompanied by speeches, a second of silence, enjoying of Taps, a rifle volley and a flyover by F-16’s. This would be the first public Memorial Day ceremony on the cemetery since 2019.

Veterans Memorial Day Tribute

DENVER — Gold Star households, army teams, veterans and neighborhood members will collect to honor the sacrifice of fallen army heroes on Saturday, May 28. Held at Bethany Lutheran Church from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., the twenty third Veterans Memorial Day Tribute is a two-hour ceremony that features pictures of fallen heroes, a wreath ceremony, tales, army officers, a studying of names, musical ensemble and extra.

Commerce City Memorial Day Parade

COMMERCE CITY — After a two-year hiatus, Colorado’s largest Memorial Day Parade returns to Commerce City on Monday, May 30 at 9:30 a.m. The Commerce City Memorial Day Parade brings 1000’s of neighborhood members collectively in the center of Commerce City every year. Before the parade, the town will host a Memorial Day Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park to honor those that have given their lives in service to our nation.

New to this year’s occasion is a live performance in Veterans Memorial Park, after the parade, from the band Titonic. The occasion may also function meals vehicles and cubicles from veterans service organizations, metropolis boards, and commissions.

Memorial Day Commemoration 

COLORADO SPRINGS — The Evergreen Cemetery Benevolent Society will maintain its annual Evergreen Memorial Day Commemoration at Colorado Springs’ Evergreen Cemetery on Monday, May 30. The occasion will begin at 10 a.m. with historic shows. The tenth US Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers might be current in the Spanish American War part at 11 a.m. The occasion is free to the general public.

Memorial Day Parade & Celebration 

GRAND LAKE — The Grand Lake Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony honor those that served to defend and defend our nation. The parade will start Monday, May 30 at 10 a.m. and traverse Grand Avenue with veterans, service teams, horses, and many patriotism. A ceremony will observe the parade with a particular service honoring veterans in Grand Lake’s Town Park.

Denver Arts Festival

DENVER — The Denver Arts Festival is celebrating its twenty third anniversary this weekend at Central Park’s Conservatory Green neighborhoods. On Saturday, May 28, and Sunday, May 29, the free competition options a few of Colorado’s and the nation’s finest artists. There might be performances from the 4th Infantry Division Jazz Combo, Dotsero Band, and Wendy Woo Band, plus a beer and wine backyard, children’ artwork zone, and extra. To see a music lineup or to obtain a competition map, go to DenverArtsFestival.com.

Denver Day of Rock

DENVER — Denver Day of Rock is a free one-day music competition with 4 levels of dwell music alongside Denver’s LoDo District. Chris Isaak and Ingrid Andress will carry out free concert events together with dozens of different artists. Denver Day of Rock takes place Saturday, May 28, from 1:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Check out the four-stage lineup at AmpTheCause.org.

Old South Gaylord Street Memorial Weekend Festival

DENVER — The fiftieth annual Memorial Day Kickoff to Summer Festival returns to South Gaylord Street in Denver. The competition kicks off summer time with three days of family-friendly leisure, rides, scrumptious meals, distributors, and extra. Live music begins Saturday, May 28, with Hazel Miller Band, Anthony Russo Band, Kory Montgomery Band, Delta Sonics, Jubilingo, Evan James, and The Tuffenuffs scheduled on the competition.

Boulder Creek Festival

BOULDER — The Boulder Creek Festival has been the unofficial kickoff to summer time in Boulder for greater than 30 years. The competition has distributors showcasing neighborhood arts and crafts, three music levels, carnival rides, and meals and drinks distributors. The Boulder Creek Festival runs from Saturday, May 28 to Monday, May 30 in downtown Boulder alongside the creek between Canyon Boulevard and Arapahoe Avenue. Check out the competition schedule at BoulderCreekFest.com.

Estes Park Art Market

ESTES PARK — Estes Park might be bustling with occasions and exercise over the three-day weekend. Bond Park in the middle of downtown can have the twenty second annual Art Market with native, Colorado and nationwide artists presenting their skills in pottery, glasswork, portray, jewellery, sculpture, woodcrafts, steel crafts, fiber artwork and extra. Live music and meals might be out there all weekend and Estes Park’s retailers and river-side patios might be prepared for summer time.

JUCO World Series

GRAND JUNCTION — The sixty fourth annual National Junior College (JUCO) World Series returns to Grand Junction’s Suplizio Field this Memorial Day weekend. The 2022 collection begins Saturday, May 28, and can run via Saturday, June 4. The first pitch this Saturday is scheduled for 9 a.m. A full schedule is out there at JUCOGJ.org.


DENVER — Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking Broadway hit “Cats” is lastly again in the Mile High City. Featuring some of the treasured songs in musical theater (“Memory”), the beloved musical tells the story of 1 magical night time when a tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and determine which cat might be reborn. The unique Broadway hit gained seven Tony Awards together with Best Musical. “Cats” performs at Denver’s Buell Theatre via Sunday, May 29. For tickets and showtimes, go to DenverCenter.org.

Colorado National Speedway

DACONO — Colorado National Speedway welcomes summer time with one of many greatest weekend occasions of the season. The two-day Memorial Day Spectacular begins Saturday night time with Grand American Modifieds, Pro Trucks and Figure 8s whereas Sunday, May 30 will see Late Models, Legends, Bandoleros, Pure Stock, and Trains. Fireworks are deliberate following each performances this weekend. Tickets are offered at ColoradoSpeedway.com.

Taste of Creede

CREEDE — Taste of Creede returns to Creede’s Main Street for the thirty fourth year. The weekend goals to delight guests with impressed native artwork and superb meals. The competition kicks off Saturday, May 28, and continues via Monday’s Memorial Day service honoring veterans in Basham Park. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday there might be dwell music, entertainers, distributors, meals tastings, youngsters’s actions, museum excursions and extra. Visit Creede.com for a whole schedule.

Beaver Creek Craft Beer Festival 

BEAVER CREEK — The Beaver Creek Craft Beer Festival celebrates Colorado’s finest brews on the base of Beaver Creek Mountain with the beautiful backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. Attendees will pattern new beers from favourite Colorado breweries and uncover up-and-coming beer makers from throughout the state on Saturday, May 28, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Festival of the Brewpubs 

DILLON — The annual Festival of the Brewpubs takes place Sunday, May 29, from 12 to 4 p.m. at Mountain Goat Plaza at Arapahoe Basin. The celebration affords beers from Summit County and past together with picks from Angry James, Odell, Telluride, Highside, Station 26, STEEP Brewery, Wibby Brewing, Montucky, and Baker’s Brewery. Sunday’s competition can have dwell music from Johnny & The Mongrelsand plus a number of out of doors competition meals stations. Beer sampling passes (with commemorative mugs) are offered at ArapahoeBasin.com.

MeadowGrass Music Festival

COLORADO SPRINGS — The MeadowGrass Music Festival is celebrating its thirteenth anniversary this weekend. The competition brings nationwide, regional and native artists to the Black Forest for a family-friendly weekend of leisure. MeadowGrass opens Friday, May 27 with dwell music beginning on the principle stage at 1:30 p.m. and continues via Sunday. Visit MeadowGrass.org for a whole schedule and to buy tickets.

Centennial Village Museum’s Centennial Celebration 

GREELEY — Greeley’s Centennial Village Museum has preserved and interpreted American western heritage since 1976. The dwelling historical past museum’s Centennial Celebration, set for Saturday, May 28, affords historic home excursions, blacksmithing, print store demonstrations, woodcarving, and extra. Performances by the Buffalo Soldiers reenactors start at 11 a.m. and a couple of p.m. The 8-acre Centennial Village Museum is situated simply south of Island Grove Regional Park.

Memorial Weekend Encampment 

FORT GARLAND — The annual living history military encampment at Fort Garland Museum is about for Saturday, May 28. The encampment portrays life on the fort with infantry, cavalry, artillery, blacksmith demonstrations, and extra. Kids of all ages are welcome to the museum from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday to find out about Nineteenth-century life on a frontier fort.

Denver Trolley

DENVER — The final working trolley in the town of Denver kicks off its working season this Memorial Day weekend. The historic Denver Trolley will function from Saturday, May 28 via Sunday, Aug. 14. Running alongside the South Platte River for greater than 30 years, the trolley will function on Saturdays and Sundays starting at 10 a.m. with the final departure at 1:30 p.m. Roundtrip rides final about 25 minutes.

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BUENA VISTA — Paddlefest is again in Buena Vista from Friday, May 27 to Monday, May 30. The weekend-long competition is all about water. There are kayaking competitions, gear swaps, road distributors, visitor audio system, races, tournaments and many dwell music. To see a full schedule of all of the occasions or to register, go to CKSPaddlefest.com.

Rocky Mountain Stamp Show

AURORA — The 71st annual Rocky Mountain Stamp Show runs from Friday, May 27 to Sunday, May 29 on the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds and admission is free. With greater than 30 stamp and cover sellers from throughout the nation, 400 frames of world-class displays, and a full day of philatelic seminars, the Rocky Mountain Stamp Show is the biggest in the area.

Wright’s Amusements: Spring Carnival

AURORA — The Town Center at Aurora is internet hosting its annual Spring Carnival. The occasion runs via Monday, June 6 in the southwest part of the car parking zone close to JCPenney. There might be about 25 rides, meals stations and 18 sport cubicles. Tickets want to be bought for rides or wristbands could also be purchased for limitless rides.

Beethoven Symphony No. 9 with the Colorado Symphony & Chorus

DENVER — Colorado Symphony and Colorado Symphony Chorus and a star-studded cast of vocal soloists conclude the symphony’s return season with Beethoven’s “Ninth Symphony” and Bruckner’s “Te Deum.” Guest conductor Peter Oundjian will lead this weekend’s performances at Boettcher Concert Hall. Performances are Friday, May 27 and Saturday, May 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 29 at 1 p.m. Visit ColoradoSymphony.org for tickets.

Choir Boy

DENVER — The coming-of-age drama “Choir Boy” is the latest manufacturing from the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA). Created by Oscar-winning “Moonlight” screenwriter Tarell Alvin McCraney, “Choir Boy” options uplifting gospel music and electrifying dance routines. The drama “will inspire you to raise your voice and cheer as one student boldly stands up to the traditions that seek to silence him.” “Choir Boy” performs via Sunday, May 29 on the Kilstrom Theatre. For tickets and showtimes, go to DenverCenter.org.

Tears for Fears

DENVER — Tears for Fears is out on a brand new tour in help of its first new album in 17 years. The English pop band might be joined by Garbage for a live performance at Denver’s Levitt Pavilion on Sunday, May 29. Tickets for “The Tipping Point World Tour 2022” are on sale at LevittDenver.org.

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Angel Run

COLORADO SPRINGS — The 4th annual (*9*) is Monday, May 30 in help of native, veteran-owned nonprofit Angels of America’s Fallen and its mission of caring for the kids of fallen service members and first responders via developmental actions resembling sports activities, music, and humanities. The occasion begins and concludes at 2323 Garden of the Gods Road in Colorado Springs. Registration for the family-friendly run/stroll will be accomplished online

Rocky Mountain Vibes

COLORADO SPRINGS — The Rocky Mountain Vibes have kicked the 2022 baseball season at UCHealth Park in Colorado Springs. The rookie-league minor league baseball staff hosts the Glacier Range Riders on Saturday, May 28, Sunday, May 29, and Monday, May 30. For tickets, go to VibesBaseball.com.

Red Rocks

DENVER — There is not any higher venue for dwell music in the nation than Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The Red Rocks 2022 live performance schedule (introduced to this point) is steadily rising and even options some concert events postponed from 2020.

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Quixote Nuevo

DENVER — “Quixote Nuevo,” the latest manufacturing from the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA), is now open on the Wolf Theatre. Set in the fictional modern-day Texas border city of La Plancha, Quixote and his luckless however trusty sidekick, Sancho, embark on a fantastical quest in search of a long-lost love. Infused with creativeness, comedy, and Tejano music, “Quixote Nuevo” reveals the thrill and perils of going through down Death and turning into the hero of your individual story. “Quixote Nuevo” performs on the Wolf Theatre via Sunday, June 12. For tickets and showtimes, go to DenverCenter.org.

Longmont Summer Home Show

LONGMONT — The Longmont Home Show takes over the Boulder County Fairgrounds from Friday, May 27 to Sunday, May 29. The house and backyard occasion options distributors, professional recommendation, companies, and demonstrations to provide help to get your property enchancment project off the bottom this summer time. Admission and parking are free at this weekend’s present.

Jurassic World: The Exhibition

DENVER — Fans of the “Jurassic Park” franchise can now expertise its dinosaurs in a brand new family-friendly present. “Jurassic World: The Exhibition” is now open on the new Stockyards Event Center of the National Western Center.

An immersive 20,000-square-foot expertise primarily based on one of many greatest blockbusters in cinema historical past, “Jurassic World: The Exhibition” has develop into a worldwide success with greater than 3 million guests since 2016. Exhibition guests stroll via the world-famous Jurassic World gates, encounter life-sized dinosaurs, and discover richly themed environments. Tickets for the Denver run are on sale at JurassicWorldExhibition.com.

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The Art of Banksy

DENVER — The largest touring exhibition of genuine Banksy artworks in the world is at the moment in the Mile High City. “The Art of Banksy” options greater than 100 unique Banksy works from non-public collectors throughout the globe. The exhibition on the Denver Sports Castle affords the uncommon alternative to view authenticated and licensed Banksy artworks hardly ever seen by most people. The Art of Banksy closes in Colorado on Sunday, June 12. Tickets are on sale at BanksyExhibit.com.

Movies this weekend

“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” was the top-earning movie of the weekend for the third straight weekend, however now it faces actual competitors. Tom Cruise’s long-awaited and long-delayed launch of “Top Gun: Maverick” opens Thursday, May 26, 36 years after the unique blockbuster which is using sky-high hype.

“The marketing for [Maverick] has been going on for about three years,” stated Paul Dergarabedian, the senior media analyst for Comscore. “That’s a pretty long runway to build up excitement.”

New films this weekend

  • Top Gun: Maverick
  • The Bob’s Burgers Movie

Last weekend’s field office

  1. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness — $32.5 million
  2. Downton Abbey: A New Era — $16 million 
  3. The Bad Guys — $6.1 million
  4. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 — $4.0 million
  5. Men  — $3.2 million 
  6. Everything Everywhere All at Once — $3.1 million
  7. Firestarter — $1.9 million 
  8. Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore — $1.9 million
  9. The Lost City — $1.5 million
  10. The Northman — $1.0 million

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