23 Unique Things to do in Denver this Weekend

Summer may be winding to an end, but Denver nevertheless has some chill events to keep it moving. Kick off your weekend by laughing during the High Plains Comedy Festival and end it by adopting canines in National Dog Day. Whatever you end up doing, be certain you take a look at this roundup of events happening in Denver.

Thursday, August 23
High Plains Comedy Festival

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After: August 23–25

Where: Locations vary, check here

Price: Prices Vary, Check here

The Lowdown: Laugh all weekend during the High Plains Comedy Festival. The festival includes performances from comedians such as David Cross, Amy Heller, Troy Walker and much more. You can take part in open mic nights, workshops and comedy affected events throughout the weekend.

READ: Laughs We Are Looking Forward to at High Plains Comedy Festival

Korean BarbieQ

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When: August 23, 6–9:30 p.m. 

Where: Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St., Denver 

Price: $25 buy tickets here

The Lowdown: Denver Zoo hosts Caturday Night Fever. The event includes a night of food trucks, disco music and much more. You may watch sip and live animal demos purrfect cocktails throughout the night to raise funds for the kitty programs of the Denver Zoo. Cat and outfits are encouraged.

Crossroads/Encrucijada Dedication

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After: August 24, 5–10 p.m. 

Where: Levitt Pavilion Denver, 1380 W Florida Ave., Denver 

Price: $18 – $53 buy tickets here

The Lowdown: Levitt Pavilion Denver gifts ABBA The Concert. The event includes a tribute concert to the famous pop group. You may sing and dance to the top of ABBA and live out your dancing queen fantasies.

B-Side Music

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After: August 24, 6:30 p.m. 

Where: Oskar Blues Grill + Brew, 1624 Market St., Denver

Price: $100 buy tickets here

The Lowdown: Prepare your taste buds for the Culinary Hurly Burly. The event includes a presentation of five dishes made by five chefs such as Carrie Baird, Brother Luck and Duff Goldman. You can proceed to each channel and sample the snacks paired with brews and wines.


The entrance to Temple Night Club. Photo by Brittany Werges.

After: August 24, 9 p.m. 

Where: Temple Denver, 1136 Broadway, Denver 

Price: $30 – $40 buy tickets here

The Lowdown: Temple Denver gifts Chromeo. You can party all night long to hot beats out of Chromeo, the electrofunk band bringing vibes throughout the country. Be ready to dance your heart out to their beats that are enabled.

Lipgloss 17th Anniversary

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After: August 25–26

Where: Alamo Drafthouse Denver, 4255 W Colfax Ave., Denver 

Price: $12 – $60 buy tickets here

The Lowdown: Alamo Drafthouse Denver hosts Blissfest. The event includes a two-day film festival with a mission to unite and make better stability. The event’s proceeds goes towards Historic Elitch Theatre programs to help continue the theater community in Denver.

Summer Shindig

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When: August 25, 1–11 p.m. 

Where: Denver Polo Club, 6359 Airport Rd, Sedalia

Price: $45 buy tickets here

The Lowdown: If you love following the glorious game of polo, you want to attend PoloFest. The fest includes a day of much more, polo and music to boost funds for the Equine Partnership Program. You can ride a horse. The Denver Polo Club hosts the event on its fields.

Tour de Fat

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When: August 25, 1–10 p.m. August 26, 1–8 p.m. 

Where: 517 E 46th Ave., Denver

Price: Free entry

The Lowdown: Dig in the best Polish foods in the Polish Food Festival. The event includes live music food, dancing and much more. It is also possible to sip a cool Polish beer while taking t in Denver.

RiNo Mini Golf Open

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When: August 25, 11 a.m.–11 p.m. 

Where: The Irish Snug – 1201 E Colfax Ave. #100, Denver

Price: $5 per participant register here

The Lowdown: Gather a team together and examine your understanding of Disney during a Disney Quiz. The event includes a night of trivia on everything Disney play and make the very best name for your team and brush up on the classics.

The Old School “Citywide” BBQ

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When: August 25, 11:59 p.m.–2:59 a.m. 

Where: Landmark’s Esquire Theatre, 590 Downing St., Denver 

Price: $9.50 buy tickets here

The Lowdown: Get your freak on at Midnight Madness. The event includes a screening of the hit The Rocky Horror Picture Show. You can take part in the film using lines, props and much more with the support of Colorado’s Elusive Ingredient, a organization.

Ironton Distillery Grand Opening

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When: August 26, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. 

Where: Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S Santa Fe Dr., Littleton 

Price: $10 buy tickets here

The Lowdown: Find the artwork for the best prices in the Affordable Arts Festival. All of the artwork is below $100. You can peruse from more than 160 distinct artists for one day. As you search for the best piece, you can jam out to live music.

303 Magazine Pool Party Series

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When: August 26,  1:10–8:10 p.m. 

Where: Coors Field, 2001 Blake St., Denver

Price: $25–$70 buy tickets here

The Lowdown: Watch a film at Coors Field during a Movie Night. The event includes a screening of The Sandlot about the new scoreboard. The movie presents a narrative after a knack of getting in to trouble and a bunch of young kids with a love of baseball.

National Dog Day