Father's Day in Denver includes a variety of fun things to do with dear ol' dad. You can head over Coors Field for a Colorado Rockies game, spend the day with the family at the Father's Day Car Show in Arvada, or savor some scrumptious Mediterranean classics at the Greek Festival.
You can also see a concert, catch a performance of Cirque du Soleil at the Pepsi Center, or explore the foothills on a guided tour that leaves from the city's center.
This year, Father's Day falls on Sunday, June 18.
The Colorado Rockies are in town this Father's Day Weekend in Denver. They take on the San Francisco Giants on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
This four-game series is at Coors Field in Denver's Lower Downtown District. Pick up your tickets today as they are selling out quickly.
June 1 - July 9
Stroll through the colorful world of Mexico during this year's Cirque du Soleil performance at the Pepsi Center. This summer's show is called Luzia.
This high energy performance uncovers the beauty of Mexico from gorgeous costumes, lively music, and entertaining acrobats. You will find performances on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Enjoy a concert with your dad this weekend in Denver. You will find a variety of options all around town.
Top picks on Saturday night include Gramatik at Red Rocks, Dion Timmer at the Bluebird, and Hail The Sun at the Marquis. Sunday's top concerts include Portugal The Man & Local Natives at Red Rocks and Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds at the Paramount.
The biggest performance this weekend is the Broadway hit, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. This is the final weekend of performances in Denver.
This award winning production is the story about a 15-year old autistic boy who is blamed for killing the neighbors dog. It shows his struggles and fight to prove his innocence.
You will find performances on Friday and Saturday. There are two final shows on Sunday at 2pm and 7:30pm.
Dates: June 16 - 18
Times: Friday and Saturday, 11 am - 11pm; Sunday, 11 am - 6 pm
Location: Assumption of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Cathedral (4610 E. Alameda Ave.)
It's time to Greek out! Your family doesn't have to be Greek to attend Denver's 52nd annual festival honoring the culture of this beautiful Mediterranean country.
Watch traditional dances; listen to live music; and browse artwork, jewelry, books, and photography. The best part is sure to be the tasty authentic Greek dishes and pastries. There are also family-friendly games and activities, tours of the cathedral, and a chance to win two airline tickets to Greece. Opa!
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Date: June 17 & 18
Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Get out of town with dad during this four-hour trip to the scenic Denver foothills. Adventurers will meet at Union Station in downtown before heading out to take in gorgeous views at Lookout Mountain and Lariat Loop. See Red Rocks Amphitheater, an acoustically perfect outdoor concert venue carved out by Mother Nature. You'll also get to stop at small historic towns along the way and visit Buffalo Bill Cody's gravesite and museum.
This is a great chance to escape the big city and get an overlook of the Rockies and Great Plains. Your tour guide will ensure that this is a Father's Day to remember, and you'll get amazing photos of Colorado's beauty to prove it!
Date: June 18
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Apex Center, 13150 W. 72nd Ave. in Arvada
If your dad has a classic car, or just loves to look at them, bring him to Arvada for its 12th annual Father's Day Car Show. There's also a fun run, 5K, and 10K on the grounds. Guests will enjoy food, live music, and family activities.
Admission is free for spectators. Car registration is $25 at pre-registration or $30 the day of the event if you want to show off your wheels!
Dates: June 16 and 17
Times: Friday from 8am to 8pm, Saturday from 8am to 10pm
Location: Bandimere Speedway, 3051 S. Rooney Road in Morrison
Head out to the drag strip for a Father's Day weekend featuring NHRA Sportsman Classes, Bandimere Classes, NHRA Harley-Davidson Classes, and funny cars.
Spend Friday with dad watching time trials, qualifying, and the women's expo. Then return on Saturday for the preliminary and final eliminations and ceremonies.
Date: June 15 - 17
Time: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Location: 300 Main St., Frisco, CO 80443
Treat your dad to some mouth-watering barbecue at the Colorado BBQ Challenge in Frisco on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Now in its 24th year, the event features more than 70 barbecuers, live music, pig races, activities for children, and a firefighter cook-off.
On Saturday, the day begins with a 6K "Bacon Burner" fun run at 9:30 a.m. and ends at various local restaurants offering happy hour drink specials.