Things to do in Denver July 22-24: Denver International Festival, Pixar in the park and more

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Ready, set, weekend.


Bring the family out for a movie in the park, courtesy of the Athmar Park Neighborhood Association.

Tonight's movie -- part of the free, third annual Movies in the Park series -- will be Pixar's latest, "Inside Out." See the charming, heartstring-tugging flick on the big screen in Huston Lake Park, 850 S. Bryant St.

There will be vendors on site starting at 6 p.m. and the movie will begin at dusk on the western side of the park. Food and drinks will be available. Seating is first-come, first-served, and attendees can bring blankets and lawn chairs.

Friday and Saturday

Denver's 12th annual Summer Brew Fest is here.

From 7 to 10 p.m. today and tomorrow, more than 45 breweries will be pouring their beer at Mile High Station, 2027 W. Colfax Ave. There will be live music both nights. Friday's headliner is Austin-based songwriter Garrett Lebeau. On Saturday night, '80s cover band Six Million Dollar Band will top the bill.

Tickets are $45. For an additional $10, you can get in an hour early with a VIP pass.


The first annual Denver International Festival is coming to Civic Center Park.

From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., the park will be bustling with more than 30 restaurants and food trucks, vendors, a beer garden, live music and dancing, DJs, live interactive art, cultural displays, games, health and wellness activities, and a kid’s village.

That's a lot of stuff, and it's all free.

There will also be a special concert to benefit Project Angel Heart.

To learn more, visit

If you're going to run, you might as well reward yourself with a beer and a little party.

The Tivoli Beer Run can give you all those things. It starts at Tivoli Brewing Co., 900 Auraria Parkway, with a 5K run (or walk, if you'd like) at 11 a.m. The exercise ends back at Tivoli, where the fun begins. Participants will get collectors pint glass or "seasonal swag item" and will be treated to live music, food trucks, local vendors and other varieties of good times.

Tickets are $30. Get 'em before they're gone.

Saturday and Sunday

The Big Wonderful will be doing its big, wonderful thing on the 16th Street Mall this weekend.

Its Art Blast event features live music for all ages from 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Here's Saturday's lineup: Rastasaurus, Drunken Hearts and Super Magick.

And here's Sunday's lineup: Coral Creek, the Jaden Carlson Band and Polyrhythmics.

Tickets are $5 per day.


Weezer is in town, so it's time to stand in a big crowd and feel youthful nerd feelings together.

The band is playing Fiddler's Green, 6350 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., with Panic! at the Disco (for less-nerdy youthful feelings). It all starts at 7 p.m. with opener Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness.

Tickets are $27.50-$75. Emotions are free.

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