Brilliant Nights, Kooza, Renaissance Fest and Extra Occasions in Denver This Weekend

It is full-on summer time, with markets, motion pictures and different celebrations popping up throughout this weekend. Whereas there’s a lot to do on the town, you can even head south and again into the Renaissance.

See our checklist of twelve free issues to do in and round city; now maintain studying for occasions well worth the worth of admission this weekend:

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The Teddy Bear Clinic returns.

Denver Zoo

Teddy Bear Clinic
Saturday, August 5, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wildlife Plaza, Denver Zoo, 2301 Colorado Boulevard

A number of the animals on the Denver Zoo will probably be stuffed on Saturday, when the eighth annual Teddy Bear Clinic invitations aspiring zookeepers and veterinarians to deliver their plush sufferers — together with, however not restricted to, bears — to designated Care Stations, the place they’re going to get particular “medical” consideration from zoo workers and volunteers whereas their house owners study in regards to the veterinary groups that present the zoo’s care for its 3,000 animals. There may also be particular keeper talks and animal demonstrations, and an opportunity to satisfy Elbert the bear, the Youngsters’s Hospital Colorado mascot. All Teddy Bear Clinic actions are included in common daytime admission; get tickets upfront at

All Ages Monster Battle Makers Workshop
Saturday, August 5, 2 p.m.
Manufacturing facility Vogue, Stanley Market, 2501 Dallas Road, Aurora

In case you don’t need to be left within the chilly with out correct monster gear when Meow Wolf Denver’s first Monster Battle involves Cheesman Park on August 10, pray there’s area left in Manufacturing facility Vogue’s all-ages Monster Battle Makers Workshop at Stanley Market. Convergence Station monster maker Kate Main will cleared the path, and important supplies will probably be supplied, however be at liberty to deliver, as they counsel, “your personal trash.” Tickets are $7 for twelve and up and free for everybody beneath twelve; a minimum of one paying grownup is required to attend for each two youngsters. Register right here.

Winter Park Uncorked
Saturday, August 5, 1 to five p.m.
Rendezvous Occasion Heart, Downtown Winter Park,
 78821 U.S. Freeway 40
Lips will probably be sipping away all afternoon at Winter Park Uncorked, the place almost twenty vintners and wineries will probably be pouring their best classic wines on the Rendezvous. With a purpose to tempo your self, there will probably be meals distributors, too, or you may BYO snacks; when it’s time to take a break, you may take pleasure in dwell music and a possibility to check your mettle within the non-Olympic sport of cork taking pictures on the 2023 Champagne Cork-Off. Admission is $55 common admission (VIP tickets are bought out); buy tickets at

Colorado Day Bourbon Whiskey Launch Celebration
Saturday, August 5, 4 to 7 p.m.

State 38 Distilling Tasting Room, 400 Company Circle, Suite B, Golden
Some people rejoice Colorado Day by remembering nice moments in state historical past. However at State 38 Distilling, the vacation is noticed by releasing an annual Colorado Day Whiskey. This 12 months, it’s a straight bourbon whiskey that’s been completed in a port wine barrel and adorned with a limited-edition label by Colorado artist Jesse Crock. It will likely be launched at a free launch social gathering in Golden, the place it will likely be out there for $79. Cheers! Discover out extra right here.

Seen Planets Live performance
Saturday, August 5, 8 p.m. to midnight (doorways, 7 p.m.)
Herman’s Hideaway, 1578 South Broadway
Denver artist Dan Drossman and New York rapper Homeboy Sandman struck up a friendship over music and artwork, and that was the start of Seen Planets, a consolidated group of hip-hoppers — Homeboy, Aesop Rock, Deca, Quelle Chris, Child Pimples and Isaac Sawyer — who additionally occur to make artwork. Drossman finagled an exhibition for 5 of them at Bitfactory Gallery, which has been on view there since July 21; it is tied to a live performance at Herman’s Hideaway, the place all six will carry out. Get tickets, $35 (or $500 for a high-roller fan pack), right here.

Frequent Flyers twenty fifth Annual Aerial Dance Pageant: Efficiency Showcase
Saturday, August 5, 8 p.m.; Sunday, August 6, 2 p.m.
Dairy Arts Heart, 2590 Walnut Road, Boulder

Frequent Flyers is punching it up for its twenty fifth anniversary Worldwide Aerial Dance Pageant Efficiency Showcase, the fest’s excessive level and largest interface with public audiences. As at all times, prime aerialists from across the globe who collect in Boulder every summer time to guide courses in a variety of methods will showcase their breathtaking specialties excessive up within the air, embracing, swinging and balancing on quite a lot of silks, hoops, trapezes and different aerial apparati. Tickets, which normally promote out, are $28 to $32 on the Dairy Artwork Heart’s on-line field workplace…whereas they final!

Day of African Tradition
Saturday, August 5, 3 to 11 p.m.
Arvada Heart for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada

The Day of African Tradition, introduced by African Management Group and the Arvada Heart, will fill the Arvada Heart with music, trend and extra. The neighborhood celebration and live performance options the designs of Oumou Sy, “Senegal’s Queen of Couture,” in addition to music from Baaba Maal, one of many nation’s most celebrated musicians. Tickets are $20; get extra data right here.


Brilliant Nights at 4 Mile
By way of October 1, Wednesdays via Sundays, 7 to 11 p.m.
4 Mile Historic Park, 715 South Forest Road
Colourful mild shows do not should be reserved for these frozen winter holidays. Get pleasure from Denver’s pretty summer time nights at 4 Mile Historic Park, the place Brilliant Nights, a spectacle of large brightly coloured lantern sculptures and different mild options by Tianyu Arts & Tradition, will swap on 5 nights every week at nightfall. No snowflakes, elves or Santa hats — and you may put on sandals. Tickets are $15 to $25 (with reductions for members) right here.

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The Colorado Renaissance Pageant will present you a great ol’ time.

Aaron Thackeray

Colorado Renaissance Pageant
Each day via Sunday, August 6

Final name for the Colorado Renaissance Pageant! This annual custom has entertained folks for many years in Colorado. Journey again in time as you brandish large turkey legs. Tickets begin at $25; get particulars right here.

By way of August 13
Beneath the Massive Prime, Ball Area car parking zone

Cirque de Soleil is again on the town with KOOZA, which mixes acrobatic efficiency and the artwork of clowning whereas exploring concern, identification, recognition and energy. The Harmless’s journey brings him into contact with comedian characters from an electrifying world filled with surprises. Tickets begin at $30; discover out extra right here.

Have you learnt of an ideal occasion in Denver? We’ll be updating this checklist via the weekend; ship data to [email protected].