Denver events in July 2017 include many festivals that range from beer to music to international cultures. Fans of the performing arts will want to check out the theater performance of "Dixie's Tupperware Party" and Cirque du Soleil's "Luzia," a walking dream of Mexico. Sports fans can see the Colorado Rockies and the Rapids in action.
And, of course, July is the month of America's birthday. We have great suggestions for fun Fourth of July parades and perfect locations for watching fireworks.
Read more about these and other fun things to do in and around Denver in July!
This year the Fourth of July falls on a Tuesday and there are plenty of fun things to do this year in Denver. Get into the patriotic spirit at a parade, watch a Colorado Rapids or Rockies game, and top off the holiday watching one of Denver's spectacular fireworks displays.
"Dixie's Tupperware Party" (July 19 - August 6)
Have you ever gone to a Tupperware party? Have you ever even been invited to one and wondered what goes on there? Dixie is giving you a chance to find out and even participate as the party comes alive in front of you.
This show is full of comedy, silliness and life lessons from Dixie, who has 3 kids, 3 ex husbands, and lives in a trailer park in LA according to her parole obligations. Trust me, you will never forget meeting the amazing Dixie Longate and her crazy Tupperware Party. If you lucky, you might be able to purchase some of her wares.
If you are looking for a variety of music during the month of July, we've got you covered. There are many great venues in Denver including The Pepsi Center, Fiddler's Green, The Denver Botanic Gardens and the world famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre.
Just a few of the bands coming this year include The String Cheese Incident, Umphrey's McGee, Tesla, Natalie Merchant, Brad Paisely, and many others.
Make sure to book your tickets early as July is the perfect month to see concerts and many of the venues are outdoors and you don't want to miss out!
If you are a sports fan, or someone who likes to get out there and break a sweat, then the Denver events in July are going to be perfect for you.
If you are a baseball fan, then get your popcorn and cracker jacks ready since the Colorado Rockies usually have between 10-15 home games a year and the weather is perfect. If you go, make sure to check out the purple row of seats in the balcony. It is exactly 5280 feet above sea level. Get a picture and tell everyone that you were one mile high!
If you are a soccer fan, we've got you covered there also. The Colorado Rapids usually have 1-2 games at home and they always play on 4th of July at home. This is a great event for the whole family since they have a fun fireworks event after the game.
If you are looking for something sporty, fun, and out of the ordinary, check out the Rocky Mountain Regional Gay Rodeo hosted in the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Golden. This event features live rodeos, entertainment, beer trucks, and an awards banquet at the conclusion of the competition.
Dates: July 21-23
Location: National Western Complex
Described as "the craziest county fair in America," the Denver County Fair mixes traditional county fair with Denver's urban flair. The celebration at the National Western Complex showcases the city's creativity through attractions such as zombie and drag queen beauty pageants, unicorn rides, a flea circus, and magic shows.
If you're feeling competitive, enter one of the dozens of blue-ribbon competitions including best homemade robot, best molded gelatin dessert, grumpiest cat, bug eating, speed texting, and Peeps dioramas. You can also explore 17 different pavilions featuring kittens, freaks, geeks, political games, and more.
Ticket Holders for Friday get a free 16-ounce beer!
Dates: June 1 - July 9th
Location: Pepsi Center
The Pepsi Center hosts numerous performances of "Luzia", a Cirque du Soleil production that takes you to a living dream in the country of Mexico. It was inspired by the Monarch butterflies migration from Canada to Mexico each year.
The show has costumes that intermingle Aztec Gods, the Monarch butterfly, and beautiful hummingbird masks among other incredible design features. And, of course, the artistry and atheltism of the show is beyond compare. Get ready for a magical flight through history and beauty when you see this show.
This is one of the Denver events in July you do not want to miss!
Colorado is known for its craft brews, so be sure to attend a beer festival during your stay to taste a wide variety of local and regional brews. In addition to dozens of microbrews, the festivals feature food, live music, shopping, dancing, and homebrew competitions.
Top beer festivals in July include the Biergarten Festival, Stapleton Beer Festival, and the Denver Summer Brew Fest.
Get your groove on at one of Denver's summer music festivals. From outdoor gatherings featuring onsite camping to more intimate music venues, you'll get to hear hundreds of local and national acts performing jazz, electronica, indie, and more.
Top music festivals in July include Bassnectar, Underground Music Showcase and Evergreen Jazz Festival.
The Denver area hosts many great summer festivals, so save some time in your schedule to check out a few. These Denver events in July include some of the best music, arts, crafts, culture, and entertainment the area has to offer.
Top festivals in July include the Cherry Creek Arts Festival, the Colorado Black Arts Festival, and the The Big Eat. Other highlights include Cheesman Park Art Fest, Colorado Irish Festival, and Colorado Dragon Boat Festival.
Scratch your funny bone at one of Denver's great comedy clubs. Venues such as Voodoo Comedy Playhouse, Comedy Works, Denver Improv, and Backstage at Beryl's host both talented local and national acts most nights of the week.
7/15: Dave Chappelle at Red Rocks at 8pm
7/22: Steve Martin & Martin Short at the Bellco
Save money during your trip to Denver by taking advantage of free days. Local attractions offering free days include the Denver Art Museum (first Saturday of the month), Children's Museum of Denver (third Friday 4 to 8 p.m.), and Clyfford Still Museum (Fridays 5 to 8 p.m.).
Some of the top exhibits on display in July include the following:
Denver Art Museum: 13 contemporary Latino artists explore life in the West in "Mi Tierra."
Denver Museum of Nature & Science: The Vikings: Beyond the Legend exhibit destroys the myths of the Vikings and explains the truth about these exciting people.
Children's Museum: Includes exhibits where children can pretend to be firefighters, veterinarians, and dentists.
For those looking to explore the area, two of the best Denver events in July lie just outside the city in Boulder and Golden.
July 15 and 16: Pearl Street Arts Fest features sculptures, oil paintings, and more along downtown Boulder's Pearl Street Mall.
July 27 - 30: Buffalo Bill Days in Golden features a parade, car show, golf tournament, music, and Cody's Wild West show.