9 Things to Do in Denver This Weekend, That Don't Totally Suck

June 14, 2019
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It's Pride Weekend AND Father's Day! No surprise, there's a lot going on in Denver this weekend. Friday, June 14 - Sunday, June 16, 2019

Friday

Rockies vs. Padres at Coors Field
$10-100

It's going to be a great night for some baseball! If you haven't checked out the Rooftop at Coors Field, maybe tonight is the night. A $16 ticket gets you access to the rooftop bar and a $6 food/drink credit. Best deal in pro sports!

Find tickets here.

Denver BBQ Festival
free-ish

Barbeques and summer are bestest buddies, so it makes sense that this festival kicks off as the hottest season does. Head on down to Broncos Stadium at Mile High and sample some of the best BBQ in the city. Entry is free, but you'll have to buy your food and drinks. It's like a big backyard party, where no one has to cook or do dishes!

More info here

Milk Market Blood Drive
a pint of blood

All day, Vitalant will be setting up their mobile donation units outside the Dairy Block.  June is National Blood Donor Month, and a donation can literally save a life. De we need to give more resons to stop by and donate? Ok, this could be the largest donation event in the state, but Vitalant and the community are counting on you!

Get more info here.

Saturday

PrideFest at Civic Center Park
free

The LGBTQ+ community and allies will celebrate Denver Pride with two days of live music, exhibitors, and love! The first day of celebrations includes the Pride 5k and a party in the park! All are welcome!

More info on Pride and proceeds from the event.

Highlands Street Fair
free

Highlands Square is the definition of adorable. On Saturday, local businesses (think restaurants, bars, gyms and artists) take to the streets for one big block party! Pick of some locally made stuff, grab a nice cold drink, and enjoy one of the cutest neighborhoods in the city.

More info on the fair here

Vinyasa and Vino
free

Infinite Monkey Theorem in RiNo invites you to bring your mat and strike your best downward dog pose. At Noon on Saturday, they will host a totally free yoga class, led by CorePower Yoga. I may have tried this before, but got sidetracked by the $4 wine...

Wine and yoga here

Sunday

Coors Light Pride Parade
free

Colfax Ave witll be one giant rainbow on Sunday morning! I'll be dancing atop the Fundraising Fire Truck, and everyone will be celebrating love and equality! All are welcome at this street party, and at Pride Fest, which continues at Civic Center Park. Make sure to look for BJ and Jamie!

Parade route info here.

Dad Bod Competition
free

Station 26 will be hosting their first ever Dad Bod Competition. The loosely structured pageant includes an obstacle course in which dad's will have to carry groceries in one trip, turn off lights, and express their disappointment. It's mostly about the glory, and glorfication of the Dad Bod, not the prize, because I don't think there is one...

Info on Dad Bods at Staion 26 here.

Shakesbeer presents: As you Like It
free

Feel like Shakespeare isn't for you? Well the group at Shakesbeer is out to prove that Shakespeare is for everyone! Ratio Beerworks in RiNo will host a free performance of As You Like It (a comedy) condensed into an hour, with a bunch of drinks. That's how we like it.

More info on the performance here.

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