9 Things to do in Denver & Colorado this weekend: May 28-31, 2021

Parades, ceremonies and remembrances this vacation weekend will honor those that have given the last 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 largest water parks open for the season. The vacation weekend additionally gives alternatives to head exterior with avenue, meals and music festivals in addition to free concert events exterior in Denver.

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Water World

FEDERAL HEIGHTS — One of America’s largest waterparks is opening for the primary time since Labor Day weekend 2019. After being closed for all of 2020, Water World reopens Saturday, May 29 for a summer season of enjoyable.

Water World has over 50 sights meant for teenagers of all ages together with extra household tube rides than some other park in America. Parking on the park is all the time free and Water World permits many food and drinks gadgets to be carried in, so seize a picnic basket and let the household enjoyable start.

Face masks are non-obligatory at Water World, however are usually not allowed in the water. Tickets, park guidelines and protocols can be found on-line at WaterWorldColorado.com.

Elitch Gardens Water Park

DENVER — The water park at Denver’s Elitch Gardens additionally opens for the season on Saturday, May 29. The water park is free with theme park admission and is open by way of 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 on the Run 10K

COLORADO — The annual Bolder Boulder will likely be “reimagined” this Memorial Day weekend. The 10K run will happen in-person and nearly at six areas throughout the Denver metro space together with Larkspur, Firestone, Loveland, Erie, Broomfield and Littleton. Each course will likely be marked, measured and timed. 

Registration occasions can be found for Saturday, May 29 by way of Monday, May 31. Registration is obtainable online.

Colorado Run

FORT COLLINS — The Colorado Run, a Fort Collins Memorial Day custom, celebrates its forty second anniversary on Monday, May 31. The occasion gives a Totally Tough 10K Run/Walk/Ruck that may be accomplished in-person or nearly.

The 10K begins in waves beginning at 8 a.m. Monday at Spring Canyon/Cottonwood Glen Park with lovely views of Fort Collins and Horsetooth Reservoir. Race registration could be accomplished at ColoradoRun.com.

Memorial Day Run & March

COLORADO SPRINGS — The Memorial Day Run & March takes place Saturday, May 29 at UCHealth Park, dwelling 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 obtainable at MemorialDayMarch.com.

Colorado Remembers

AURORA — “Colorado Remembers – Returning with Hope and Peace to Reflect and Remember” begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 29 on the Colorado Freedom Memorial to commemorate those that have served in the army and their households.

Presented by the City of Aurora and the Colorado Freedom Memorial Foundation, Saturday’s eighth annual occasion encompasses a free-will donation pancake breakfast and shows of army artifacts and themed leisure.

Memorial Day Ceremony

COMMERCE CITY — Held yearly in Commerce City, Colorado’s largest Memorial Day parade won’t happen this year. Instead, town will honor the event with an expanded Memorial Day ceremony.

Planned in partnership with the Commerce City Veterans Commission, the ceremony features a shade guard, the nationwide anthem, a wreath laying and extra. The ceremony begins at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 31 at Veterans Memorial Park.

Memorial Day Parade & Celebration 

GRAND LAKE — The Grand Lake Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony honors those that served to defend and defend our nation. The parade will start Monday, May 31 at 10 a.m. and traverse Grand Avenue with veterans, service teams, horses and many patriotism.

A ceremony will start instantly following the parade with a particular service honoring veterans in Grand Lake’s Town Park.

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 31. The occasion will begin at 10 a.m. with historic shows. The occasion is free to the general public.

JUCO World Series 

GRAND JUNCTION — The sixty fourth annual JUCO World Series returns to Grand Junction’s Suplizio Field this weekend. The NJCAA’s Division I Junior College Baseball World Series begins Saturday, May 29 after being canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 10-team, double-elimination match will function San Jacinto College (Texas), Florence-Darlington (S.C.), Miami-Dade (Florida), Shelton State (Alabama), Walters State (Tennessee), Indian Hills CC (Iowa), Cowley College (Kansas), Crowder College (Missouri); McLennan CC (Texas) and 2019 defending-champion Central Arizona.

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Colorado National Speedway

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

Colorado Rapids

COMMERCE CITY — The Colorado Rapids are again at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Saturday, May 29. The Rapids tackle FC Dallas at 7 p.m. Ticketmaster.com is the place for Major League Soccer tickets.

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Levitt Pavilion Concerts 

DENVER — Levitt Pavilion’s free live performance season continues with three concert events scheduled for this weekend. Dustbowl Revival (with Emily Scott Robinson) performs Friday, May 28, Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers (with Graham Good & The Painters) on Saturday and Mike Love (with Cas Haley) take the stage at Ruby Hill Park on Sunday.

The free live performance season continues by way of Oct. 9. Several ticketed concerts will even happen at Levitt Pavilion this summer season together with performances from Steel Panthers, Melissa Etheridge, STS9, Parker McCollum and extra.

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Taste of Creede

CREEDE — Taste of Creede returns to Creede’s Main Street for a thirty third year. The weekend goals to delight guests with impressed native artwork and superb meals. The pageant kicks off Saturday, May 29 and continues by way of Monday’s Memorial Day service honoring veterans in Basham Park. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday there will likely be reside music, entertainers, venders, meals tastings, kids’s actions, museum excursions and extra. Visit Creede.com for an entire schedule.

MeadowGrass Music Festival

COLORADO SPRINGS — The MeadowGrass Music Festival is celebrating its twelfth anniversary this weekend. The pageant brings nationwide, regional and native artists to Black Forest for a family-friendly weekend of leisure.

MeadowGrass opens Friday, May 28 at 10 a.m. and can proceed by way of Sunday. Visit MeadowGrass.org for an entire schedule and to buy tickets.

Building Denver: Visions of the Capital City

DENVER — “Building Denver: Visions of the Capital City,” the most recent exhibition at History Colorado opens Saturday, May 29. The exhibition explores the expansion, city growth and structure of Denver from 1860 to at the moment. The 3,000-square-foot exhibition reveals how civic leaders, designers and residents have labored to convey their very own visions for Denver to life.

“Building Denver” is constructed on 5 chronological sections that concentrate on totally different visions for town and residents are inspired to advocate for his or her concepts. The exhibition will likely be on view till Aug. 31, 2022.

Jurassic Empire

DENVER — Experience shifting, respiration dinosaurs at Jurassic Empire in Denver. This is the ultimate weekend to see the huge show of real looking dinosaurs on the National Western Complex.

The life-like, animatronic, roaring drive-thru show options greater than 60 dinosaurs together with a T.Rex and Spinosaurus. Jurassic Empire will stay on the National Western Complex till Monday, May 31. Grab your tickets at JurassicEmpire.com.

Film on the Rocks Drive-In

MORRISON — Film on the Rocks Summer Series is again with a schedule that mixes the drive-in program launched final summer season and a restricted run of in-amphitheater exhibits. Beginning this Memorial Day weekend, movies will likely be screened on the drive-in at Red Rocks for 4 weeks. This weekend’s drive-in film schedule:

  • Thursday, May 27 — Jaws
  • Friday, May 28 — Enter the Dragon
  • Saturday, May 29 — The Sandlot
  • Sunday, May 30 — Beetlejuice
  • Monday, May 31 — Aliens

Drive-In tickets are $59.50 per automobile, per night. All ticketed vehicles obtain a bundle together with two bottles of Coca-Cola product, City Pop popcorn, and theater-sized M&M’s and Twizzlers.

Red Rocks Amphitheatre

The Disco Biscuits

MORRISON — Pennsylvania jam band The Disco Biscuits will play three nights at Red Rocks Amphitheatre over this weekend. The Disco Biscuits have reserved Friday, May 28, Saturday, May 29 and Sunday, May 30 on the Morrison venue.

Red Rocks reopened in April with a capability of two,500 folks and elevated capability to 6,300 on Saturday, May 22. Concerts and occasions occurring after June 21 will likely be offered at full capability, which is 9,545 folks.

Ben Harper

MORRISON —  Musician, poet and activist Ben Harper will carry out a present at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Monday, May 31.

RELATED: Here’s the 2021 Red Rocks schedule

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