Things to do in Denver this weekend, July 2-4

Festivals, parades and fireworks!

The Glendale 4th of July fireworks show, July 1, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The Glendale 4th of July fireworks show, July 1, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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By Cassidy Ritter

 

Happy 4th of July weekend, Denver!

If you’re looking for fireworks this year, celebrations are taking place across the metro Saturday and Sunday. Firework shows will also occur after the Colorado Rockies games on Friday and Saturday, and after the Colorado Rapids match on Sunday.

Other weekend happenings include a vaccination event and the Colorado Music Festival. Read on for more.

Notes: Events with an * are taking place virtually. 

 

Friday 

Just for fun

Night Bazaar: RiNo. 2424 Larimer St. 4-9 p.m. No cover.

*Theme Quiz: New Girl. Geeks Who Drink, online. 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. $5.99.

 

Comedy and theater

Comedy Showcase. Stars and Stripes Streetfest, Larimer and 21st streets. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free.

Josh Blue. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village. 9:45 p.m. $25.

 

Art, culture and media

Museum for Black Girls. Museum for Black Girls, 1421 26th St. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. $15-25.

Earth Illuminated. Denver Pavilions, 500 16th Street Mall. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Free-$25. Advanced ticketing recommended for timed entry.

Loving You: Documenting Kia Lopez and Chella Man. Union Hall, 1750 Wewatta St. Times vary. Free. Advanced registration required.

In-Studio and Online: Colorado Reflection. Canvas and Cocktails, 6862 S. University Blvd., Centennial. 6:30 p.m. $20 (online, plus cost of materials), $35 (in-person, includes one drink).

 

Eats and drinks

Stanley Farm & Flea. Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. No cover.

Couples Class: A Backyard Cocktail Party. The Seasoned Chef, 999 Jasmine St. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $180 (for two).

 

Music and nightlife

Upper DownTUNES. The Outer Space, 16th and Welton streets. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free.

*Virtual First Friday Event: Day of Jubilee. Facebook Live. 4-5 p.m. Free.

Jazz in the Plaza: First Friday Jazz Hop. 2401 Welton St. 5-7 p.m. Free.

Zeds Dead. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 5 p.m. $52.80-80.

Green Buddha. Number Thirty Eight, 3560 Chestnut Pl. 6-8 p.m. Free.

Billy Shaddox Band. MainStage Brewing Company, 450 Main St., Lyons. 6-9 p.m. Free.

Paranoid Image, Fables of the Fall, Moosgh. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 7 p.m. (doors open). $15.

Zagriculture with Matt Weiman. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. (doors open). $15-19.

Silent Disco Street Party. Stars and Stripes Streetfest, Larimer and 21st streets. 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Free-$15. Advanced registration recommended for headphones.

 

Sports and fitness

Colorado Rockies vs. St. Louis Cardinals. Coors Field, 2001 Blake St. Watch on ATT Sports Network-RM, or listen at KOA 850 AM or KNRV 1150. 6:10 p.m. Starting at $30. Fireworks will take place after the game.

 

 

Saturday

 

Just for fun

Jet Car Nationals. Bandimere Speedway, 3051 S. Rooney Rd., Morrison. 8:30 a.m. (fireworks around 9:45 p.m.). Free (children ages 5 and younger), $18-21 (children ages 6-12), $30-33 (adults).

Vaccination Event. Maria Empanada, Adelitas and La Doña, 13 E. Louisiana Ave. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Advanced registration encouraged.

Night Bazaar: Sloan’s Lake. Sloan’s Lake, 1611 Raleigh St. 3-8 p.m. No cover.

4th of July Fireworks. Belleview Park, 5001 S. Inca Drive, Englewood, and Cornerstone Park, 5150 Windermere St., Littleton. 5 p.m. (fireworks start at 9:15 p.m.) Free.

Big Boom Bash. Near Jeffco Stadium, 550 Kipling St., Lakewood. 9:15 p.m. Free.

 

Comedy and theater

Josh Blue. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village. 5 p.m. $25.

*Josh Blue. Comedy Works South, online. 5 p.m. $15.

Denver Comedy Underground Stand-Up: Geoff Tice . Irish Snug, 1201 E. Colfax Ave. 7-9:30 p.m. $10-35.

 

Art, culture and media

Loving You: Documenting Kia Lopez and Chella Man. Union Hall, 1750 Wewatta St. Times vary. Free. Advanced registration required.

In-Studio and Online: Space Balloons (new). Canvas and Cocktails, 6862 S. University Blvd., Centennial. 10 a.m. $20 (online, plus cost of materials), $35 (in-person, includes one drink).

In-Studio and Online: Pineapple Under the Sea (new). Canvas and Cocktails, 6862 S. University Blvd., Centennial. 2 p.m. $20 (online, plus cost of materials), $35 (in-person, includes one drink).

In-Studio and Online: Champagne Supernova. Canvas and Cocktails, 6862 S. University Blvd., Centennial. 6:30 p.m. $20 (online, plus cost of materials), $35 (in-person, includes one drink).

 

Eats and drinks

City Park Farmers Market. Denver East High School, 1600 City Park Esplanade. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. No cover.

Union Station Farmers Market. 1701 Wynkoop Plaza. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. No cover.

University Hills Summer Farmers Market. University Hills Plaza, 2500 S. Colorado Blvd. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. No cover.

Colorado Fresh Markets – Cherry Creek. Cherry Creek Shopping Center, 1st Avenue and University Boulevard. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. No cover.

 

Music and nightlife

Caton Sollenberger & Clay Street Unit with Tony Scheisse. Number Thirty Eight, 3560 Chestnut Pl. 1-8:30 p.m. Free.

The Denver Dolls. Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop St. 2-4 p.m. Free.

Zeds Dead. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 5 p.m. $52.80-80.

Crick Wooder. MainStage Brewing Company, 450 Main St., Lyons. 6-9 p.m. Free.

Octopus Tree, Shawarma, Last Rhino. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 8 p.m. (doors open). $12.

Colorado Keys Dueling Pianos. Stars and Stripes Streetfest, Larimer and 21st streets. 7-9 p.m. Free.

Silent Disco Street Party II. Stars and Stripes Streetfest, Larimer and 21st streets. 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Free-$15. Advanced registration recommended for headphones.

Erykah Badu, The Roots & The Fugees. Larimer Records Cafe, 1445 Larimer St. 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. $15.

 

Sports and fitness

Pop Up in the Parks. Barre3 and Sloans Lake, West 22nd Avenue and Stuart Street. 9-10 a.m. $15.

Colorado Rockies vs. St. Louis Cardinals. Coors Field, 2001 Blake St. Watch on ATT Sports Network-RM, or listen at KOA 850 AM or KNRV 1150. 7:10 p.m. Starting at $36. Fireworks will take place after the game.

 

Sunday

 

Just for fun

Highlands 4th of July Parade. Locations vary, parade runs along 32nd Avenue. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Free.

Park Hill July 4th Parade. Runs along 23rd Avenue from Dexter to Krameria streets. 1:30-3 p.m. Free.

4th of July Spectacular. City of Aurora Municipal Center’s Great Lawn, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora, or nearby parks and neighborhoods. 9:30-10 p.m. Free.

Elitch Gardens Fireworks. Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park, 2000 Elitch Circle. Around 7 p.m. Free outside the park.

 

Art, culture and media

Earth Illuminated. Denver Pavilions, 500 16th Street Mall. Noon-6 p.m. Free-$25. Advanced ticketing recommended for timed entry.

 

Eats and drinks

South Pearl Street Farmers Market. South Pearl Street between Iowa Avenue and Arkansas Ave. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. No cover.

People + Produce: A Farmers Market Series. TheBigWonderful, 6785 E. Chenango Ave. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. No cover.

Highlands Farmers Market. Highlands Square, W. 32nd Ave. and Lowell Blvd. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. No cover.

Drag Queen Bingo Brunch. Denver Milk Market, 1800 Wazee St. Noon-3 p.m. No cover.

4th of July Bash. Seedstock Brewery, 3600 W. Colfax Ave. 1-5 p.m. Free.

Kearney Street Fair. Along Kearney Street between 22nd and 23rd avenues. 3 p.m. No cover.

 

Music and nightlife

Andrew Hoyt & Taylor Scott Band. Number Thirty Eight, 3560 Chestnut Pl. 1-8:30 p.m. Free.

Deadbeats July 4th Backyard Jamboree. Sculpture Park, 1736 Speer Blvd. 2 p.m. (doors open). $37.95-80.

Miles Lujan & Friends Jazz in the Woods Boss Taproom. Woods Boss Brewing, 2210 California St. 3-5 p.m. Free.

Bluegrass Jams. Seedstock Brewery, 3600 W. Colfax Ave. 4-6 p.m. Free.

Blues Traveler. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 8 p.m. $70.

Crick Wooder. MainStage Brewing Company, 450 Main St., Lyons. 6-9 p.m. Free.

3rd Annual Cuffin’ White Party. The Church Nightclub, 1160 Lincoln St. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Free in advance, $20 at the door.

 

Sports and fitness

Liberty Run. Washington Park and anywhere. 7:15-9:45 a.m. Prices vary.

Colorado Rapids vs. Seattle Sounders FC. Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, 6000 Victory Way, Commerce City, or watch on ESPN+ or Altitude. Or listen at 92.5 FM. 7 p.m. Starting at $29. Fireworks will take place after the match.

All weekend

Just for fun

4th of July Party. Avanti F&B, 3200 Pecos St.  Times vary. No cover.

Glamp AF Summer Market. Dairy Block, 1800 Wazee St. 3-8 p.m. (Friday), 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday). Free.

 

Art, culture and media

*Americas COVID-19 Memorial. The Biennial, online. Anytime. Free.

*Sie FilmCenter Virtual Cinema. Sie FilmCenter, online. Anytime. $13.

Radiant Season: Paintings by Kevin Sloan. Denver Botanic Gardens York Street, 1007 York St. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Free-$15.

Birdly Virtual Reality Experience: Jurassic Flight. Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. (Friday) and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Saturday-Sunday). $8-9 in addition to admission to the museum. Advanced tickets required for timed entry.

Numbers in Nature: A Mirror Maze. Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. (Friday) and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Saturday-Sunday). $7-9 in addition to admission to the museum. Advanced tickets required for timed entry.

Each/Other. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free-$13. Advanced registration recommended for timed entry.

Paris to Hollywood. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free-$13. Advanced registration recommended for timed entry.

Ford Model T 1909-1927 “See the Many Colors.” Forney Museum of Transportation, 4303 Brighton Blvd. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Friday-Saturday) and noon-4 p.m. (Sunday). Free-$14.

Salvador Dali: Gardens of the Mind. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. $11-15.

Colorado in the Present Tense: Narkita Gold, Rick Griffith, Nathan Hall, and Maia Ruth Lee. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. Noon-7 p.m. (Friday), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Saturday-Sunday). Free-$10. Advanced registration required for timed entry.

Jamie Carrejo: Waiting. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. Noon-7 p.m. (Friday), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Saturday-Sunday). Free-$10. Advanced registration required for timed entry.

Keith Haring: Grace House Mural. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. Noon-7 p.m. (Friday), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Saturday-Sunday). Free-$10. Advanced registration required for timed entry.

 

Eats and drinks

Grüvi Pop-Up. 1455 S. Pearl St. 3-10 p.m. (Friday), Noon-10 p.m. (Saturday), and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Sunday). No cover.

*Cooking on Demand. The Seasoned Chef, online. Anytime. $35.

 

Music and nightlife

Colorado Music Festival. Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Rd., Boulder and online. Times vary. Prices vary.

*Dazzle Online Stage Performances. Online. Anytime. Free.

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