Denver Events in August 2018

Denver events in August 2018 include pre-season Broncos football, the Colorado State Fair, and theater productions. You can also enjoy the Film on the Rocks, concerts, Colorado Rockies baseball, and one of dozens of festivals.

Denver Broncos in August

Read on for details on these and many other events in August.

Broadway Shows & Theater Performances

Some of the Denver events in August include several theater performances. The three top shows are Les Miserables (7/25-8/5), On Your Feet (8/8 - 8/19) and Mixed Taste (7/11-8/22).

If you are interested in seeing some less known shows, in smaller venues, then Denver has many options for you also. Make sure to check the calendar and find just the right show for you when you visit the Mile High City.

>> Find additional theater performances this month in Denver

Colorado Rockies Baseball

Dates: Several in August

The Colorado Rockies will be at home this August. They play host to a variety of teams including the Pittsburgh Pirates, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres, and the Saint Louis Cardinals.

All games are at Coors Field in downtown Denver.

>> More details about attending a Rockies game this month

Summer Outdoor Concerts

There's nothing like listening to great music while admiring Colorado's beautiful scenery. This August, pack a picnic basket and bring a blanket to these outdoor Denver events in August for some fun shows under the stars. Make sure to check the calendar below to see which band you want to enjoy.

Some of these bands include Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt, and John Pardi at Mile High Stadium, David Byrne at Red Rocks, and Phish at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.  Click below to find all the most rocking Denver events in August.

>> Additional outdoor concerts this month

Other Concerts in August

If you want to check out some of the other venues to see other concerts in August, some of the best locations include The Pepsi Center, The Paramount Theatre and Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom. One of the things I enjoy most about some of these other venues is that they are both small and intimate so you can get up close and personal to your favorite bands. 

Some of the concerts coming in this month include Panic! At the Disco, Hayley Kiyoko, and Arizona at the Pepsi Center, The Bellamy Brothers at Grizzly Rose, and The Psychedelic Furs at the Ogden. Click the link below to find all the best shows in Denver during the month of August.

>> Full concert calendar for August

Film on the Rocks

Date: 8/7 & 8/13

Location: Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison, CO 80465

There is no better of the Denver events in August than seeing a movie in the spectacular Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Not only will you see a fun movie during your visit, you will also be able to enjoy live music and even see a comedian perform if you are lucky.

The first show presented was The Godfather and 65,000 people attended. Even though the venue holds many people, it is always best to purchase your tickets in advance so you can get exactly what you want since there are different levels of experiences.

This months films are The Goonies (8/7) and Black Panther (8/13).

Sample Local Brews in Rino

The River North (RiNo) District has taken off in the last few years and is one of the top brewery destinations in the US. With more than a dozen breweries in this one district, you are sure to find a few brews to enjoy. 

Head over to the district for their First Friday event (8/3). Starting at around 6pm, you will find special activities to celebrate the new month including art displays, live music, and more. It's a great time to check out this district.

If you can't make that and want to sample some of the best in the neighborhood, check out this 3-hour guided tour around the district. It leaves at 10:30am, 2pm and 6pm most days of the week. It's a great way to learn more about the district as you sample beer from three breweries. You won't have to walk either, as you will be taken from one location to the next on an eTuk.

>> Visit Viator for ticketing availability

Broncos Pre-Season Games

Dates: 8/11 & 8/18

The Denver Broncos have two pre-season home games this year this month. Rated as one of the most popular Denver events in August, the Denver Broncos games are sure to be a hit with your entire family. Plus, there is no better place to see a game than in Mile High Stadium.

This month, the Minnesota Vikings will roll into town on 8/11. The Broncos will then take on the Chicago Bears on 8/18. Make sure to get your tickets early as these games are sure to sell out!

>> More about attending a Broncos game in Denver

Cherry Creek North Food & Wine Festival

Date: 8/11

For one evening, enjoy some of the best food and wines from local restaurants all throughout Cherry Creek North. They will be serving up their best dishes paired with amazing wines starting at 6pm. The event will also include beer, spirits and live music. All activities will be in Fillmore Square between East 1st Avenue and East 2nd Avenue in Cherry Creek North.

More Festivals in August

Rest up before you get to Denver, because you'll need a lot of energy to check out the many festivals the city hosts each year. In August, you can do fun things such as take part in an authentic Oktoberfest, sample some of the best burgers in town, and enjoy music and food from around the world.

>> Get additional details about these and other festivals in Denver

AIDS Walk Colorado

Date: 8/18

Location: Cheesman Park between 8th Ave. & 13th Ave. and Race St. & Humboldt St

Do something meaningful during your stay in Denver — register for AIDS Walk Colorado, an HIV and AIDS fundraiser with more than 8,000 participants. You'll get to see the historic Capitol Hill neighborhood during the 5K walk while also supporting a good cause. 

After the walk, stick around for the Celebration of Life Festival, which features a display of AIDS Memorial Quilt panels, a Diva Dash Stiletto Fun Run, a volleyball tournament, live entertainment, and food vendors.

Comedy in August

If you'll be in Denver in August, make sure to plan ahead to see some of this month's top comedians. On stage in August, you will find Paul Reiser, Kathy Griffin, and David Cross. If you love comedy, this is one of Denver events in August that will be sure to tickle your funny bone.

More laughs can be had at Backstage at Beryl's, a venue inside Beryl's Beer Company that hosts local and national improv, sketch, and stand-up performers. You can also play trivia and drinking games and check out unscripted reality TV and radio shows.

Voodoo Comedy Playhouse is another great comedy club in Denver. It features improv, sketch comedy, unscripted shows, and Friday-night karaoke. Special tip: Stay after your show to see the next one for free!

>> Discover the full comedy calendar for this month

Museum Admission Free Days

If you don't want to blow your vacation budget, plan to take advantage of the monthly museum "free days." These Denver events in August are popular, so make sure to show up early for your place in line!

Once a month or quarter, top museums such as the Denver Art Museum, the Museum of Nature and Science and Four Mile Park offer free admission to the public. It's a fun way to see more without breaking the bank.

>> Find a full calendar of upcoming free days around Denver

Mile High Culture Pass

If your plan includes visits to some of Denver's top museums, then make sure to check out the Mile High Culture Pass. It includes admission to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, the Molly Brown House, and the Denver Art Museum. You will also gain admission to the Clyfford Still Museum, Denver Botanic Gardens, and History Colorado Center.

This pass offers you discounts on admission vs. buying tickets to all these museums individually.

>> Visit Viator for more details and ticketing information

Colorado Ballet: 'An Evening Under the Stars'


Location: Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheatre, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, CO 80003

One of the must see Denver events in August is "An Evening Under the Stars," a performance by the Colorado Ballet under the artistic direction of Gil Boggs. This medley of excerpts from past and future productions along with works both classical and contemporary showcases the company's talents. 

How could you not want to see ballet in the beauty of the natural Colorado outdoors?

Yoga on the Rocks

Dates: 8/4, 8/11, & 8/18

I'm sure you've heard about all the great concerts at Red Rocks, but did you know it's one of the most popular places for yoga on Saturday mornings in the Summer? In August, Yoga on the Rocks offers three one hour long sessions at Red Rocks.

Yoga starts at 7am and runs until 8am. Make sure to arrive a little early as this popular event sells out almost every time. This month's teachers include Beryl Fanslow (8/4), Derise Anjanette (8/11), and  Kacey Kingry + Kelly Wilson (8/18).

Rocky Mountain Air & Ground Festival

Date: 8/4

The Rocky Mountain Air & Ground Festival is back! After a 3-year hiatus, this fun event offers you and your family the chance to learn all about aviation. It includes two airshows and the chance to see some of these amazing planes up close on the ground. The airshows run from 10am to 11:30am and from 1:30pm to 3pm. 

The event is at the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport  (RMMA) in Broomfield. Gates open at 9am.

Streetlow Magazine Colorado Super Show

Date: 8/12

The National Western Complex will host this year's Streetlow Magazine Colorado Super Show. It's your chance to see more than 300 colorful cars from the lowrider community. It features a hop competition, live music from around the region and a full day of fun.

Colorado Classic Professional Bike Race

Dates: 8/16-8/19

The Colorado Classic Professional Bike Race is a great time to watch the pros in action. This is one of the family-friendly Denver events in August. The race starts with two days in Vail on 8/16 & 8/17. It then moves to Denver with races on both 8/18 & 8/19. The race includes both male and female professional riders.

>> Visit their site for more details and where to find this year's racers

Denver Events in August: tour de Fat

Date: 8/25

New Belgium Brewing Company invites you to celebrate the two-wheel cycle at this year's Tour de Fat. The event features food, beer, bikes, and live music. All ticket proceeds will go to help local bike non-profits. It runs from 12pm to 5pm at Sculpture Park on Speer Boulevard.

Beyond Denver

There are so many Denver events in August, but don't forget to check out what the surrounding area has to offer. Outside the Mile High City, you'll find fun events such as Venus de Miles (Colorado's largest women's benefit bike ride), a festival dedicated to corn, and all the great attractions at the state fair in Pueblo. 

8/4-8/5: Colorado Scottish Festival (Snowmass)

8/18: Boulder Craft Beer Festival (Boulder)

8/18-8/19: Golden Fine Arts Festival (Golden)

8/24-8/25: Old Fashioned Corn Roast Festival (Loveland)

8/24-8/26: Colorado Springs Comic Con (Colorado Springs)

8/24-9/3: Colorado State Fair (Pueblo)

8/25: Venus de Miles (Longmont)

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