Memorial Day Events in Denver

Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer here in the Mile High City and the weekend is always packed full of events perfect for the whole family! Here are just of few of the Memorial Day events happening around Denver this weekend.

20th Annual Veterans Memorial Day Tribute

When: May 26th | 10am – 12pm
Where: POF Hall | 1340 Sherman Street
This year marks the 20th year where military groups, veterans, Gold Star families, and community members from across Colorado will gather to honor the service and sacrifice of fallen military heroes from wars past and present over Memorial Day weekend. For the first time, the tribute will also recognize the service and sacrifice of 9/11 first responders.

Colorado Remembers

When: May 25th | 8am – 1pm
Where: Colorado Freedom Memorial
Colorado Remembers is in honor of Colorado military personnel and their families who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country. This event will have a free pancake breakfast from 8-10am, a remembrance ceremony from 10-11am, and time to visit the Colorado Freedom Memorial from 11am – 1pm. There is plenty of lawn seating for this event but please note to bring blankets and chairs for seating.

Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

When: May 24th – 26th | Times Vary
Where: Coors Field
Kick-off the weekend at Coors Field! Enjoy exciting major league baseball and head out to this series between the Colorado Rockies and the Baltimore Orioles.

Denver Day of Rock

When: May 25th | 2:30pm – 9:30pm
Where: 16th Street Mall
Denver Day of Rock is a one-day music festival benefiting the work of Amp the Cause. This free event features five stages of live music along Denver’s 16th Street Mall on Memorial Day weekend. Denver Day of Rock unites the community through music and family-friendly entertainment while also raising funds to help Amp the Cause continue to support non-profits in our community.

Denver Arts Festival

When: May 25th- 26th | Starting at 10am
Where: Conservatory Green Neighborhood at Stapleton
The Denver Arts Festival is a fine art and fine crafts festival that continues to be dedicated to supporting Colorado artists while also showcasing a select group of national artists. The Denver Arts Festival holds its annual premier event at Stapleton’s Conservatory Green Neighborhood. The fine art and fine craft exhibition features some of Colorado’s and the nation’s best artists with over 50,000 people expected to attend.

Run, Walk or Ruck

When: May 26th | 8:45am
Where: Grist Brewing
Join Rocky Mountain Brew runs for a special event to celebrate the start of summer and honor Memorial Day. Kick-off the morning in a free 30-minute workout with Manic Training and then run, walk or ruck the 4 mile course on trails and paths through Highlands Ranch open space with great views of the snow-capped Rocky Mountains. Finish to an ice-cold brew, food trucks, and test your fitness in fun beer Olympics games!

South Gaylord Memorial Weekend Festival

When: May 26th – May 27th | Sunday: 10am – 6pm, Monday: 10am – 4pm
Where: 1000 Block of South Gaylord Street
The South Gaylord Street Festival Series invites you to participate in the 40th Annual Memorial Weekend Festival. Kick-off summer with great family-friendly entertainment, delicious food, local vendors, and so much more! The Festival Series has a long history of bringing together the local community and purveyors of fine products to celebrate this wonderful historic neighborhood in Washington Park.




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