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Halloween in Denver

With the Halloween season creeping up on us, fill your October weekends with these thrilling events you can do with your family and friends. From haunted houses and parades to bar crawls and cabarets, here is a list of festivities you’ll be dying to attend!

A Wicked Weekend of Family Fun:

Glow At the Gardens is a Halloween special at the Denver Botanic Gardens with luminaria-lined pathways decorated with spooking lighting and glowing gourds. Pumpkin artists will be featured with their larger-than-life sculptures and detailed pumpkin masterpieces. There will also be a wide variety of activities and entertainment with autumnal food and beverages. The event runs from October 19–24.

A family favorite, the Broadway Halloween Parade is on for its fourth year. It features floats, bands and marchers filled with Halloween spirit. Show off your costume as you join this day of fun on October 23, and be sure to bring this Halloween bash to a close by shambling in the street at the end of the parade.

Enjoy not one but two weekends of Halloween festivities at McGregor Square. The McGregor Scare is filled with pumpkin carving, face painting and watching Halloween classics on the lawn. Children can participate in Trick-or-Treat Street on October 30 and get a head start on the candy collection. McGregor Scare is a full day of fun from October 22–24 and October 29–31. 

The Adults’ Haunted Halloween Nights:

Do you love a good spine-chilling thrill? Named the Number 1 scariest attraction in the U.S. by Fangoria Magazine, the 13th Floor Haunted House contains three hours of horror tours. This year’s eerie attractions include Frost-Bite, a high-tech cryogenics lab that successfully reanimates the dead, and Bad Blood, a gory battle between vampires and werewolves. Featuring intricate set designs, a stellar cast and spectacular special effects makeup looks, you will be in for a night of nail-biting terror. Buy your tickets now before they sell out. The attraction runs until November 1 and will also be open for the first two weekends of November. 

For the Music Lovers:

Any American Horror Story Fans out there? The Denver Horror Story Cabaret is a burlesque show that pays homage to the iconic characters from the TV show “American Horror Story.” It will be an entertaining night on October 20 in the most haunted room of the Clocktower Cabaret. 

Have a fun Halloweek at Red Rocks with the various concerts scheduled for the last week of October. Here are the events:

  • October 27 – G-Eazy 
  • October 28 – Blackberry Smoke
  • October 30 – Flatbush Zombies with Earl Sweatshirt, Young MA, Reason, Teezo Touchdown and Nyck Caution
  • October 31- $uicideboy$ 

Learn more about each concert and safety guidelines at: https://bit.ly/3oBIK7d

For the Ghoulish Drinkers:

Join the Halloween Zombie Crawl that will take over Denver’s LoDo district. Dress up and come over to pick up your zombie survival kit. You will receive a map of all the participating bars and nightclubs along with information about entry and drink specials. Join the hellish horde of pub crawlers on October 30!

Denver Halloween Bar Crawl is back! From dance parties to live bands to costume contests, it is an adventurous night to celebrate Halloween on October 30. Did we mention how your ticket grants entry into a $1000 cash giveaway if you follow @BeSocialScene #BeSocialScene?

There is no shortage of events to celebrate your Halloween spirit this month. Spend time with your friends and family and enjoy the fall festivities. For more spooktacular events, click (here).

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Kentwood Real Estate President and CEO Gretchen Rosenberg on DenX Panel

Photo by Alyson McClaran, for the article on BusinessDen. Click here to view the full article and see more photos from the event.

President and CEO of Kentwood Real Estate, Gretchen Rosenberg, served on a panel at DenX this week. She was one of four female leaders chosen to discuss their industry and professional experiences.

Click here to read the full article on BusinessDen to learn more about what happened at the event.

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10 Things To Do in Denver This April

Spring in Denver is always buzzing with fun activities! From baseball to brew fests, Denver’s got everything you could hope for. Here are a few of the best events happening around town that you won’t want to miss out on.

Denver Auto Show

When: April 4th – April 8th
Where: Colorado Convention Center
Time: Varies
Cost: Adults – $13, Children (6-12) – $6, Children 6 and under – free

The Denver Auto Show is the premier showcase of the newest model year import and domestic vehicles — cars, vans, crossovers, hybrids, light trucks, sport utilities – cars to suit every budget and lifestyle. It’s the perfect place to see the latest examples of fuel efficient technologies and aftermarket accessories. Sit in the cars, pop the hoods, inspect the trunks, and kick the tires! The Denver Auto Show is great entertainment for serious shoppers, car buffs and the entire family.

Rockies Opening Day

When: April 6th
Where: Coors Field
Time: 2:10pm
Cost: Varies

Come kick off baseball season at the Rockies home opener against the Braves! Be one of the first guests through the gate to get your Go Rockies Rally Towel.

Apres Yoga at Ratio Beerworks

When: April 7th – and Every First Saturday of Each Month
Where: Ratio Beerworks
Time: 11am
Cost: $17 Online, $20 Drop-In

Join Après Yoga for the next edition of Breathe, Bend & Brew at Ratio Beerworks in Denver. Practice yoga in the brewery and enjoy a tasty pint of Ratio’s finest brew in the taproom after class! This Ratio event occurs on the 1st Saturday of each month so be sure to save the date for next time! $17 online registration, $20 drop-in at the brewery. Each ticket redeemable for Yoga & 1 pint.

The Mule Majors

When: April 7th – April 8th
Where: Sports Castle
Time: Starting at 1pm
Cost: Varies

Grab some friends and come downtown for a day you won’t want to miss! Try location-inspired cocktails and cuisine pairings while playing a 9-hole round of mini golf. Enjoy great music, fantastic decor, prizes and activities like corn hole, a live screening of the Masters and Happy Gilmore, an IV hydration bar, and so much more. You won’t want to miss these Moscow mules and the memories they create! Join the theme: Derby hats and golf attire are encouraged. Prize for best dressed!

Vinyl 80’s Dance Party

When: April 13th
Where: Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox
Time: Doors @ 8pm
Cost: $10 – $24

Whip It! All Vinyl 80’s Dance Party, hosted by DJ Jason Heller. Jason Heller is a Denver-based DJ whose career stretches back to 1996. He’s currently a resident DJ at both Funk Club and Mile High Soul Club, and he founded Whip It! to express his passion for the energy and fun of ’80s music, both mainstream and alternative.

Pancakes and Booze Art Show

When: April 14th
Where: Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
Time: 8pm
Cost: $10 At The Door

You may have guessed that this is an art show, but not your typical art gallery. Since 2009 this events has been filling the best venues in over 30 cities around the world with your favorite local artists, photographers, bands, and DJ’s. The focus is on keeping the work on display local and original to help artists of all types sell their work while they’re still alive. Each show usually features between 50-150 local artisans, a unique lineup of live musicians and/or DJs, live painting, body painting, along with other forms of entertainment. Oh, and of course PANCAKES!

Spring Flea

When: April 14th – April 15th
Where: Denver Rock Drill
Time: Starting at 10am
Cost: Free

Spring break, spring cleaning and…a Spring Flea market! The Spring Flea returns April 14-15 at the Denver Rock Drill, because what would be the fun in spilling those beans now? So get ready for that new new—new season, new vendors, new location—and save the date today!

Washington Park Home Tour

When: April 19th – May 12th
Where: Various Homes in Washington Park
Time: 10am – 4pm
Cost: $20

The 20th anniversary of the Wash Park Home Tour will feature five fabulous homes representing a range of styles and eras. Stop by the Street Fair for food, drinks, games and prizes! The Wash Park Home Tour benefits Steele Elementary and the Denver Public Schools Homeless Education Network.

2018 Denver Spring Wine Festival

When: April 21st
Where: Li’l Devils Lounge
Time: 4pm -6pm
Cost: $16 – $80

Wine is waiting for you this spring. Time to enjoy the taste and friendly faces. Educate yourself while sipping and socialize the best way in a great venue with a cup in your hand, sun may be shining, but delight in the specials. Enjoy an intimate setting with various wine reps showcasing a few of their top brands.

Belgian Brew Fest 2018

When: April 28th
Where: The Garden at Bruz Beers
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Cost: $48

Belgian Brew Fest started in 2017 as a celebration of Belgian-style beer and the Denver breweries bringing it to life. Enjoy the first outdoor festival of the season with your favorite friends, family, and Flemish Reds! Live bands, over 10 breweries including guest brewery Ommegang this year. There will also be a Kombucha vendor for the designated drivers!

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Top Ten November Events Not To Miss Out On

From wine tastings and Mexican hot chocolate to a pancake art gallery and a grand illumination, these ten November events are poised to light up your month and get you in the Holiday spirit!

Denver International Wine Festival

When: November 1st – 3rd
Where: Denver Marriott Westminster

The Denver International Wine festival is the most delicious celebration of wine and cuisine ever! This three-day event is packed full of wine and food paring competitions; a tasting of 400 wines, beers, and spirits; educational seminars about wine; and a day-long tour of local wineries and one distillery.

Denver Film Fest

When: November 1st – 12th
Where: Venues All Across Denver

The Denver Film Festival is the city’s premiere cultural event of the season, selling over 55,000 tickets to more than 250 blockbusters, documentaries, short films, and indies. There will be 200+ films from more than 35 countries, screening all around the city of Denver; at the Sie FilmCenter and the UA Denver Pavilions multiplex on the 16th Street Mall. Red Carpet screenings and events have their close-ups at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Brand new this year make sure to check out the Festival AnneX located at the McNichols Civic Center Building which is the center of all activity during the festival.

Denver Arts Week

When: November 3rd – 11th
Where: Venues All Across Denver

Denver Arts Week is a nine-day celebration of all things art in The Mile High City, featuring more than 300 events at a wide variety of art galleries, museums, theaters and concert halls, many of which are deeply discounted. The 14er Film Fest, A Christmas Carol, The Santaland Diaries, Speakeasy at the Savoy, and many more are all events you can attend during Arts Week.

Dia De Los Muertos Festival

When: November 4th
Where: Denver Botanic Gardens

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday traditionally observed on Nov. 1 and 2. A holiday with ancient roots combining Mexican indigenous customs and European traditions, Día de los Muertos is a lighthearted and joyful tribute to the memory of family and friends who have passed away. Families celebrate by creating ofrendas (offerings) – elaborate displays commemorating loved ones – decorating sugar skulls and more. Bring your family and friends to celebrate this fun and colorful tradition. Día de los Muertos costumes are encouraged!

The Pancakes and Booze Art Show

When: November 10th
Where: Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom

As you may have guessed, The Pancakes and Booze Art show is not like your typical Art Gallery. Since 2009 they’ve been filling the best venues in over 30 cities around the world with your favorite local artists, photographers, bands, and DJ’s. They focus on keeping the work on display local and original to help artists of all types sell their work. Each show usually features between 50-150 local artisans, a unique lineup of live musicians and/or DJs, live painting, body painting, along with other forms of entertainment. Oh, and of course PANCAKES!

Beaujolias & Beyond

When: November 16th
Where: McNichols Civic Center Building

This unique wine and food event is an annual fundraiser for the Rocky Mountain French-American Chamber of Commerce. The event features a culinary challenge for over 20 Colorado chefs who showcase their cuisine by creating French-inspired dishes paired with Beaujolais Nouveau wine. The competition is judged not only by professionals in the community during a pre-event competition, but also by guests at the event for a People’s Choice Award. In addition to the food, there is an abundance of French wines – close to 40 varieties in years past! Live entertainment rounds out the festival. This year, also you could discover Colorado Wine!

Christkindl Market

When: November 17th – December 23rd
Where: Skyline Park, Downtown Denver

Celebrate the season at Denver’s only authentic German Christmas Market. The Christkindl Market brings old world Christmas charm to downtown Denver with music, beer & Gluehwein, entertainment, gifts, crafts, and of course holiday spirit. Vendors from Europe and the Colorado area share their unique wares with Denver – so be sure to head down to Colorado’s only authentic Christkindl market!

Mexican Hot Chocolate

When: November 21st
Where: Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico’s Campus

Baby, it’s cold outside, and what better way to warm up than with a toasty beverage? Join the Western Dairy Association in The Teaching Kitchen to learn a spicy new twist on the classic hot chocolate. ¡Olé! Space is limited, first-come, first-served. Sign up outside The Teaching Kitchen.

Downtown Denver Grand Illumination

When: November 24th
Where: Downtown Denver

As part of Downtown Denver’s Winter in the City program, Downtown Denver’s Grand Illumination event will light up Downtown, from Denver Union Station to the City and County Building. Light displays are through the end of December.

Zoo Lights Preview Weekend

When: November 24th – 25th
Where: The Denver Zoo

Guests of this popular holiday tradition will experience a light safari with 60 brilliantly-illuminated acres of lights, featuring more than 150 animated animal sculptures that swing through trees, jump across lawns, hide in bushes, and appear in places where they’re least expected.

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10 Best Things to Do this Labor Day Weekend

Eat, drink, and play your way across Denver this Labor Day Weekend! For a complete list of events happening around town in September, click here.

Frozen The Musical

When: Through October 1st
Where: Buell Theater
Cost: Tickets start at $30

This summer, Denver is home to Disney’s new Broadway-bound musical Frozen and you can be among the first to see it! Inspired by the hit award-winning film, Frozen will feature more music, incredible stagecraft, and the epic story you love – now told as a full-length Broadway musical.

Colorado State Fair

When: Through September 4th
Where: Colorado State Fairgrounds
Cost: Adults – $10 / Kids – $7

This year, the Colorado State Fair kicks off its 145th annual celebration with more rides, food, competitions, prizes, music, and dancing than ever! Festivals goers may even have to make multiple trips to take in all that the fair has to offer. Indulge in a plethora of traditional fair foods from corn on the cob to corn dogs, turkey legs to funnel cakes, sweet, treats, and deep fried everything. Experience the carnival, rodeo, monster truck rally, and a demolition derby. The State Fair is a Colorado tradition and fun for all ages!

Parade of Homes 

When: Through September 4th
Where: Across Denver
Cost: Free

The Parade of Homes, the hallmark event hosted by the Home Builders Association of Metro Denver (HBA), returns this summer for its 32nd year. Your home showcase summer tradition, the Parade of Homes is your go-to local home show and design houses tour. Go where and when you want and discover more than 60 newly designed model homes, custom homes, and luxury “Dream Homes” located in neighborhoods throughout the greater Denver metropolitan area. This free event is a wonderful opportunity for potential home buyers and anyone interested in home remodeling and design to get new ideas and inspiration.

Denver Tattoo Arts Convention

When: September 1st – 3rd
Where: Colorado Convention Center
Cost: $20 – day pass / $40 – 3 day pass

The sprawling exhibition has made over two decades of annual appearances nationwide. Among hundreds of internationally renowned tattoo artists are also unique vendors peddling rare and unusual merch for subculture enthusiasts and tattoo art collectors. The Convention traditionally includes a number of appearances by celebrities from movies and reality-TV tattoo competitions, like Ink Master, Best Ink, and Tattoo Nightmares. Visiting artist seminars for professionals in the tattoo industry are also a feature at the shows, and include topics on social media/marketing, technical tattoo application techniques for working artists, and Q & A’s with longtime tattooers and legends in the business. 

A Taste of Colorado

When: September 1st – 4th
Where: Civic Center Park
Cost: Free Admission

More than 50 of Coloradoans’ favorite restaurants and food establishments will gather at the Taste, featuring small portions to full meals. Enjoy carnival rides, games, play equipment, a great variety of free, hands-on craft activities, plus plenty of music, magic, clowns and puppets on KidzStage! Find unique arts and crafts, home and gift items, furniture, jewelry, imports, and more, in over 275 booths of the Arts & Crafts Marketplace.

Bracketnationals / Pure Stock Shootout 

When: September 1st – 4th
Where: Bandimere Speedway
Cost: Varies by Day

This is a quarter-mile dragstrip, where racers can get reach speeds of up to 320 mph, and is also known as Thunder Mountain. That gives you an idea of what to expect when you see these speedsters. Get your engines revving and your heart pumping this Labor Day Weekend!

Thunder in the Rockies Bike Rally

When: September 1st – 4th
Where: Thunder Mountain Harley Davidson
Time: Varies by Date
Cost: Varies by Event

Thunder in the Rockies in Loveland will be going all weekend, Friday, September 2 – Monday, September 5. Thunder Mountain Harley-Davidson will be packed with over 100 food, drink, and merchandise vendors. Entertainment will include local and national bands, Harley-Davidson’s demo fleet, Miss Thunder in the Rockies Contest, and much more. The vendors and general admittance are free, but special events require tickets. 

The Rocky Mountain Showdown

When: September 1st
Where: Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Cost: Tickets Start at $24

This Labor Day Weekend experience some hard-hitting football as CSU and CU go head-to-head in the annual showdown! This is your chance to watch the greatest college football rivalry in Colorado.

Third Annual Brews and Views Fest

When: September 2nd
Where: Hudson Gardens
Cost: Tickets start at $25

This popular, top-rated Littleton community event offers brews from over 30 Colorado breweries, eats from local food trucks, music games, and views over 30 acres of stunning botanic displays and open spaces.

Denver Art Museum Free First Saturday

When: September 2nd
Where: Denver Art Museum
Cost: Free

Explore fun things for the family (creative corners, art-making, puzzles, and games), visit exhibitions throughout the museum, hear storytelling, and more! Admission to all the museum non-tickets exhibitions are free as well as it’s permanent, world-class art collection.

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September Events | Things to Do Near Denver

Here is your complete expert guide to all the September events, festivals, and activities happening around Denver next month!

Food & Drink

A Taste of Colorado

When: September 1st – 4th
Where: Civic Center Park
Time: Varies By Day
Cost: Free Entry

Delight your taste buds with creations from Colorado’s favorite food establishments. Enjoy appetizers, entrees, and desserts in full-sized portions with friends or in sample sizes by yourself. Discover ethnic specialties or indulge in your traditional favorites. An elegant Fine Dining Area is showcased, highlighting gourmet cuisine from renowned chefs and offering daily cooking demonstrations.

3rd Annual Brews & Views Beer Festival

When: September 2nd
Where: Hudson Gardens
Time: 2:00pm
Cost: Starting at $25

Brews from over 30 Colorado breweries – Views covering acres of stunning botanic displays and natural open spaces – Eats from local food trucks – music, games, and more! Connoisseur tickets $50 in advance only, 21+ event only. Proceeds of the non-drinking ticket benefits the Humane Society of the South Platte Valley.

Station 26 Bluegrass Brunch

When: September 10th
Where: Station 26 Brewing
Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Cost: TBD

More information to come!

HopFest 2017

When: September 10th
Where: Ursula Brewery
Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Cost: Starting at $25

Join LIM359 at Ursula Brewing Company on September 10th from 1-5 pm to celebrate our 4th annual HopFest fundraiser, benefiting LIM359. They are 100% volunteer-based, so all funds raised go towards supporting the activities they host for their members! Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Please note that space is limited to 100 people and is anticipated to sell out prior to the day of the event.

Colorado Mountain WineFest

When: September 14th- 17th
Where: Various Venues in Palisade & Grand Junction
Time: Varies
Cost: Starting at $25

Take in all that Colorado Winefest has to offer from food and wine pairings, bus tours of vineyards and wineries, chocolate and wine tastings, educational seminars, and more.
The “Festival in the Park” takes place on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 and is the state’s largest and oldest wine festival featuring dozens of Colorado wineries, live music, a grape stomp, live demonstrations & seminars. Please note that all Mountain Winefest events require a separate ticket and all ticket holders must be 21 years of age with valid ID to enter.

Westwood Chile Fest

When: September 16th
Where: 4200 Morrison Road #3
Time: 2:00pm – 9:00pm
Cost: Free

The Westwood Chile Fest is a one-day event in Westwood that celebrates Hispanic-centric cultures that make up 80% of this Denver neighborhood, with a strong focus on authentic food and the arts.
Free and open to the public, this celebratory event takes place along the Morrison Road Corridor, an area rich with makers, entrepreneurs, and artisans. The Westwood Chile Fest is an event that is able to bring diverse communities together with local food, art, music, and dance.

Taste of the Broncos

When: September 18th
Where: Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Time: 6:30pm
Cost: Starting at $100

The third annual Taste of the Broncos event is modeled after the annual Taste of the NFL—Party with a Purpose—that occurs every year at the Super Bowl to benefit Feeding America. Through the generous support of event partners and attendees, Taste of the Broncos has provided more than 525,000 meals to people in need through Food Bank of the Rockies.

Tequila, Taco & Cerveza Fest

When: September 22nd
Where: Mile High Station
Time: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Cost: $30 – $60

This is an event geared to showcase diverse Mexican beers & worldwide tequilas plus unique taco recipes from all of your local favorites. It will feature 10 (.25oz) Tequila samples included with ticket price plus Taco Food Trucks, Mexican Beers, Live Bands, DJs, Branded #TTCFest Shot Glass, Spanish Music, Mariachis, Water Pong, CornHole, El Jefe Taco Champ Vote, Red Beers, Margaritas, Mexican Candies & So Much More Amigos!

Oktoberfest Denver

When: September 22nd & 23rd, 29th & 30th
Where: Between 20th & 22nd on Larimer Street
Time: Varies
Cost: Free

Denver’s Ballpark Neighborhood welcomes back one of the city’s longest running festivals and one of the largest of its kind in the nation! Oktoberfest Denver is set to once again commemorate this world-famous and time-honored tradition of German heritage by combining dynamic performance of music and dance, bier-based activities, Long Dog Derby and entertainment for all ages.

Manitou Springs Heritage Brew Festival

When: September 23rd
Where: Memorial Park, Manitou Springs
Time: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Cost: $30 – $32

Bands, Brew, and Manitou!! Celebrate the Third Annual Manitou Springs Heritage Brew Festival. The event is sponsored by the Manitou Springs Heritage Center and the City of Manitou Springs, and all proceeds benefit the Manitou Springs Heritage Center. While you’re at it, stop in and see the many intriguing and exciting exhibits, including “Manitou Railroads” featuring the Cog Railway’s 125th Anniversary exhibit, the Mt. Manitou Incline and the Red Mountain Incline.

Denver Beer Fest

When: September 29th – October 7th
Where: Across Denver
Time: Varies by Event
Cost: Varies by Event

A nine-day, citywide celebration of all things beer includes rare beer tastings, beer-paired dinners, tap takeovers, brewery tours, firkin tappings, and a variety of entertaining beer events, all making Denver the center of the known beer universe.

Festivals & Events

September 2017 Events

Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival

When: September 7th – 10th
Where: Estes Park Events Center
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: Varies by Event

Celebrate one of the largest Celtic festivals in the nation. Entertainment includes bagpipe bands, Irish dancing, folk music, merchant tents, and professional Scottish athletes competing in stone-put, hammer toss, and caber toss.

Scottish Festival | September Events

Fall Home Show

When: September 8th – 10th
Where: Colorado Convention Center
Time: Starting at 10:00am
Cost: $10 Adults/$8 Seniors

Colorado Fall Home Show is your one stop marketplace to find the experts to remodel, refresh, and renew your home. The time has come to begin preparing your home for the upcoming seasons and this is just the place to get started. Here you’ll find more than 250 exhibitors well versed in home renovation, remodeling, and sustainable living. Many of the exhibitors will be standing by with tips, tools, and ideas on how to best winterize your home. Be sure to check out the lineup at the demonstration theater where many sessions will focus on sustainability, energy efficiency, and remodeling.

RidgeFest

When: September 9th
Where: The Green on Ridge at 38th
Time: 3:00pm – 9:00pm
Cost: Free

Celebrate Wheat Ridge and its unique charm at RidgeFest – a free event highlighting the agricultural heritage and handmade/homemade appeal of Ridge at 38 and the entire Wheat Ridge community. The event will feature four bluegrass bands, a classic car show, cottage food contests, vendors, food trucks, local beer, lots of kids’ activities and more. New to RidgeFest this year is a Chalk Art Festival.

16th Annual Soul Rebel Festival

When: September 9th
Where: Vali Soul Sanctuary
Time: 3:00pm – 12:00am
Cost: $22.50

The Soul Rebel Festival is a annual grass roots Reggae, Afro Pop, World, American Roots music festival held in beautiful Boulder County, Colorado. The festival’s mission is to provide cultural harmony, understanding, and awareness through the positive medium of music and the arts.

Festival Italiano

When: September 9th – 10th
Where: Belmar
Time: Starting at 10:00am
Cost: Free Admission

Festival Italiano at Belmar, a two-day event, celebrates Italian culture featuring the finest Italian food, wine, and artisan vendors, Balistreri Vineyard’s Children’s Grape Stomp, performances by the flag throwers from Florence, Italy, a free two-day open bocce tournament, and live entertainment on multiple stages, strolling performers + more! Plus, a portion of event sales benefit our non-profit partner, Project Angel Heart!

Biennial of the Americas

When: September 12th – 16th
Where: Across Denver
Time: Varies by Events
Cost: Varies By Events

This week-long festival of ideas, arts, and culture takes place in Denver, Colorado, every two years, and is the most important gathering of top elected, business, NGO, and cultural leaders focused on the Western hemisphere. The events attract top leaders from more than 20 countries around the Americas. The broad slate of activities we offer also attracts innovators, artists, students, thinkers, and doers from across the Americas. The Biennial curates content among collaborators in the ideas, arts and cultural spheres, leveraging partnerships that result in high-quality, in-depth programming. The growing list of partners demonstrates the impact of the Biennial.

 

Downtown Boulder Fall Fest

When: September 15th – 17th
Where: Pearl Street Mall
Time: Varies By Day
Cost: Free

Now in its 30th year, Downtown Boulder’s Fall Fest has become one of Boulder’s most beloved community celebrations. This 3-day autumn festival features food, brews, and music with the added excitement of Children’s Activities and featuring Firefly Handmade Markets.

Reach & Raise: Yoga for a Reason

When: September 17th
Where: Cheesman Park Pavilion
Time: 8:30am – 12:30pm
Cost: $15

Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s Reach & Raise isn’t your traditional fundraiser! Join your friends and community for a unique morning of connection and inspiration where you’ll experience an outdoors all-levels yoga class with live music as you move with hundreds of others. Enjoy a snack, get some new gear at the Healthy Living Expo and know that you’re doing something that will make a difference. People facing breast cancer can’t do it alone – help ensure that all who are affected by this disease have the information and support they need.

Handmade in Colorado Expo

When: September 22nd – September 24th
Where: Skyline Park
Time: 11:00am – 7:00pm
Cost: Free Admission

The Handmade in Colorado Expo is a showcase of some of Colorado’s Best Handmade Arts, Crafts, Food, and Goods. All merchandise displayed at this juried show is handmade in Colorado and sold direct by the artist or crafter. A huge collection of exhibitors will represent a wide range of media. All work sold will be created from both emerging and experienced artisans from Colorado. This event is designed for Locavores as customers will only find Colorado made items. There will be an exciting mix of awesome free music from local bands.

Susan G. Komen Race For the Cure

When: September 24th
Where: Auraria Campus
Time: 6:30am – 11:00am
Cost: $25 – $45

Race for the Cure is a fun, rewarding event offering 5k Run/Walk, Family walk, vendors, and a very special 25th Celebration and Survivor Ceremony.

Denver Start Up Week 

When: September 25th – 29th
Where: Downtown Denver
Time: Events Start at 8:00am
Cost: TBD

The sixth annual event, aimed at growing a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in Denver, will include 300 free community events spanning each of Denver Startup Week’s programming tracks – Founder, Growth, Maker, Product, Designer, and Developer – and geared towards supporting all industries and all stages of business.

Arts & Culture

CommonWheel Artists Labor Day Weekend Art Festival

When: September 2nd – 4th
Where: Memorial Park, Manitou Springs
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: Free Admission

The Commonwheel Artists 43rd Annual Labor Day Art Festival offers a weekend filled with juried, quality artwork and contemporary crafts, music, art-related activities for kids, and food. Commonwheel Artists Co-op brings excellent high-quality fine art and contemporary crafts to the Pikes Peak Region during this annual three-day juried Art Festival. It is the premiere Art Festival attraction in the Pikes Peak Region.

Doug Benson

When: September 4th
Where: Comedy Works, Downtown
Time: 4:20pm
Cost: $22

Doug Benson is known for his popular podcasts (including Doug Loves Movies and Getting Doug With High), films (Super High Me, The Greatest Movie Ever Rolled, Chronic-Con: Episode 420), appearances on TV shows like @midnight, The Trailer Park Boys and You’re The Worst and now he has his own show on Comedy Central called The High Court. All rise for the comedy of Judge Doug!

La Fiesta: World Party 2017

When: September 9th
Where: Boulder County Fairgrounds
Time: 7:30pm – 12:30am
Cost: Kids – $5 , GA – $25

La Fiesta celebrates Boulder County’s multicultural community with live bands to inspire the dance floor with rhythms ranging from salsa and merengue to West African drumming and dancing with Soul Music.

Food trucks featuring Colombian arepas, Middle Eastern falafels, and wood fired pizza will also delight the senses. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to shop artisan items in the World Market including art, home goods, jewelry, fashion and accessories, skin care, and paper goods.

 

Howie Mandel

When: September 9th
Where: Bellco Theater
Time: 8:00pm
Cost: $39 – $69

The Zarlengo Foundation proudly presents an evening of comedy with NBC’s America’s Got Talent judge Howie Mandel. Comedian Dan Naturman, also seen on America’s Got Talent, will be the Special Guest opening act.

Stampede: Animals in Art

When: September 10th – May 9th, 2019
Where: Denver Art Museum
Time: Starting at 10:00am
Cost: General Admission

See how animals have captivated artists throughout history in Stampede: Animals in Art. This cross-departmental exhibition will bring together more than 300 objects from the Denver Art Museum’s collection to explore the presence of animals in art throughout centuries and across cultures.

The large-scale exhibition will open on level 3 of the Hamilton Building on September 10, 2017, and will expand to level 4 on December 3, 2017.

CRUSH

When: September 11th – 17th
Where: RiNo Art District
Time: 4:00pm
Cost: Free

CRUSH celebrates art, urban beautification, creativity, and culture by enriching a community through an arts festival like no other. We believe that public art leads to an improved community as a catalyst for safety, cleanliness, curb-appeal, creativity, and conversation. Centered around empowering artists’, CRUSH is committed to reflecting and diversifying the urban landscape and the unique voice of a community, bringing art out of the galleries and into the streets.

The annual event transforms streets and alleys into open-air galleries, allowing the neighborhood to attract positivity as well as transforming local businesses by adding character to store fronts and surrounding walls with colorful, creative murals.

Mexican Independence Day Celebration

When: September 16th
Where: Levitt Pavillion
Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Cost: Free

Ceci Bastida was born and raised in Tijuana, Mexico where as a teenager she was a founding member of Mexican ska-punk pioneers Tijuana NO. After joining the band of Julieta Venegas as keyboardist and back-up singer, she went solo and has now released two critically acclaimed full length albums, Veo la Marea (featuring contributions by Diplo, Tim Armstrong, & Rye Rye) and La Edad de la Violencia (produced by XXXChange and Luke Top).

CineLatino

When: September 21st – 24th
Where: Sie Film Center
Time: Varies by Event
Cost: Starting at $10

CineLatino is a 4-day, cultural celebration of Latino Cinema. With 15 titles, the festival features a healthy mix of feature and documentary films, along with new and repertory titles. The Festival will take place during Hispanic Heritage month. The Denver Film Society is proud to recognize the contribution of Latinos in the world of cinema and celebrate the culture with premieres, interactive projects, receptions, and special events.

When: September 25th – November 19th
Where: Denver Art Museum
Time: Starting at 10:00am
Cost: General Admission

This exhibition features 65 examples of contemporary Japanese ceramic arts, created by 35 Japanese artists, from the celebrated collection of Robert and Lisa Kessler. The works include pieces made by master ceramists who were designated as Living National Treasures in Japan, as well as by emerging artists. The diversity of these objects reflects the juxtaposition of the continuation of tradition with new creativity in contemporary Japanese ceramic arts.

When: September 27th – October 1st
Where: Across Boulder
Time: Varies by Event
Cost: Varies by Event

The Flatirons Food Film Festival is an annual multi-day feast celebrating exceptional culinary cinema. The events take place in Boulder, Colorado, a city known as the epicenter of the natural foods industry and American craft brewing renaissance.

Music

Ja Rule & Ashanti

When: September 1st
Where: The Ogden Theater
Time: 6:00pm
Cost: Starting at $49

As the flagship artist for producer Irv Gotti’s Def Jam-affiliated Murder Inc. label, Ja Rule became one of the rap industry’s most commercially successful artists during the early 2000s, working closely with the hitmaking producer and his stable of talent.

Griz

When: September 1st – 2nd
Where: Red Rocks Amphitheater
Time: 6:00pm
Cost: Starting at $50

Today at age 27, GRiZ is coming off a massive 2016 with no signs of slowing down. His latest release, Good Will Prevail (via his All Good Records imprint) debuted at #1 on the electronic charts while simultaneously being available for free download — Following up his previous releases, Say It Loud, Rebel Era, and Mad Liberation.

When: September 1st – 3rd
Where: Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
Time: 7:30pm
Cost: Starting at $55

Phish is an American rock band that was founded at the University of Vermont in 1983. Known for musical improvisation, extended jams, blending of genres, and a dedicated fan base. The current line-up—guitarist and lead vocalist Trey Anastasio, bassist and vocalist Mike Gordon, drummer and vocalist Jon Fishman, and keyboardist and vocalist Page McConnell.

Dierks Bentley

When: September 2nd
Where: Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: Starting at $26

Bentley’s kind of country has never been straight-up-the-middle. Instead, the Arizona-native grew up on a potent hybrid of honky-tonk, bluegrass, singer/songwriters, classic country and modern rock & roll, forging his own sound along the way. “I love the feeling of combining the best older stuff with the edginess of newer, more progressive sounds,”says the prestigious CMA Horizon Award winner.

Mad Decent Block Party

When: September 3rd
Where: Red Rocks Amphitheater
Time: 4:30pm
Cost: $65

Mad Decent Block Party featuring Major Lazer with Cashmere Cat, Alison Wonderland and Slumberjack.

Lil Yachty

When: September 5th
Where: The Ogden Theater
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: Starting at $30

Miles Parks McCollum, better known by his stage name Lil Yachty, is an American rapper and singer. Yachty first gained recognition in August 2015 for his singles One Night and Minnesota from his debut EP Summer Songs.

One Republic

When: September 8th – 9th
Where: Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: Starting at $25

“You’re only as good as your worst song,” says OneRepublic’s front man and chief songwriter Ryan Tedder. Not that he knows anything about writing a dud. The 30-year-old born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has obsessed over the art of pop music for more than a decade. Along the way, he’s worked with Rihanna, Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Lopez, Leona Lewis (he shared a 2008 Best Record Grammy nod for her Bleeding Love), and other massive stars.

Grieves

When: September 9th – 10th
Where: The Bluebird Theater
Time: 9:00pm
Cost: $20

Seattle rapper Grieves returns to deliver his fourth studio album, Winter & The Wolves, on Rhymesayers Entertainment. The insatiable, devil-may-care MC is well known for his meticulous exploration of life, love, and loss through a unique medley of hip-hop and soulful music. Together with B. Lewis, Grieves created 14 new tracks, combining organic pianos and guitars with boisterous synthesizers, to paint a colorful backdrop for his unique blend of rapping and singing.

NickleBack

When: September 12th
Where: Red Rocks Amphitheater
Time: 6:00pm
Cost: Starting at $75

Hard rocking, with worldwide radio anthems, this is a band with a reputation for providing a party wherever they go. Some of their massive hits include How You Remind Me, Photograph, Burn It To The Ground, Rockstar, When We Stand Together, Bottoms Up, Lullaby and Trying Not To Love You.

Ott & The All Seeing I

When: September 15th
Where: Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
Time: 8:00pm
Cost: $25

Ott & The All-Seeing I is a live four piece band performing featuring Ott (electronics), Naked Nick (vocals, guitar, synths, and percussion), Chris Barker (bass), and Matt White (drums), the band captures all the intricate glory of Ott’s electronic sets, but augments them with a raw power and spontaneity which propels the songs to another level.

Lotus

When: September 16th
Where: Red Rocks Amphitheater
Time: 7:30pm
Cost: $25 – $80

Having built a massive fanbase over the years, Lotus tours heavily selling out headline shows across the county and playing festivals such as Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Ultra, and more. Whether you catch Lotus in outdoor amphitheaters, the country’s best theaters, intimate clubs or a variety of festivals, you can expect to have an experience of the senses.

MUSE

When: September 18th
Where: Red Rocks Amphitheater
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: Starting at $60

Grammy Award-winning rock band MUSE announced a tour of North American amphitheaters with worldwide multi-platinum selling band Thirty Seconds to Mars. Produced by Live Nation, PVRIS will be the support band for the tour which kicked-off on May 20th in West Palm Beach.

Shaggy

When: September 20th
Where: Cervantes Master Piece Ballroom
Time: 9:00pm
Cost: Starting at $20

Multi Grammy award winning artist Shaggy is by all accounts the true definition of a renaissance man, besides his continuing success in reggae/dancehall music and it’s influence on pop music worldwide, Shaggy is fierce businessman, and humble philanthropist.

Tove Lo

When: September 20th
Where: The Ogden Theater
Time: 8:00pm
Cost: Starting at $30

As anyone with ears will tell you, Sweden is quite good when it comes to fostering amazing pop talent. With Stockholm’s Tove Lo, however, the typical mould of elegant heartfelt electro-pop has been beautifully corrupted by the sort of lyrical honesty and rawness that not only ruffles feathers, but makes you want to clutch your hand to your chest and wail along at the top of your lungs.

Damien Marley

When: September 21st
Where: Gothic Theater
Time: 7:30pm
Cost: $36

Damian Robert Nesta Marley, also known around the world as Junior Gong and more recently as Gongzilla was born in 1978 to parents Bob Marley and Cindy Breakspeare, Miss World 1976. As a young adult, he developed a passion and a gift to speak for those who cannot always speak for themselves. A self-proclaimed ‘Spiritual Revolutionary’, Damian has worked assiduously to carve his own niche in music history and to add a new perspective to the Marley legacy for the 21st century.

JJ Grey & Mofro

When: September 22md
Where: Red Rocks Amphitheater
Time: 6:30pm
Cost: Starting at $40

From the days of playing greasy local juke joints to headlining major festivals, JJ Grey remains an unfettered, blissful performer, singing with a blue-collared spirit over the bone-deep grooves of his compositions. His presence before an audience is something startling and immediate, at times a funk rave-up, other times a sort of mass-absolution for the mortal weaknesses that make him and his audience human. When you see JJ Grey and his band Mofro live—and you truly, absolutely must—the man is fearless.

High Elevation Rock Festival

When: September 22nd – 23rd
Where: Fiddlers Green Amphitheater
Time: Sep 22nd @ 4:00pm & Sep 23rd @ 12:00pm
Cost: Starting at $99

High Elevation Rock Festival will feature Five Finger Death Punch, Korn, A Day To Remember, Stone Sour, Halestorm, In This Moment, Mastodon, Steel Panther, Zakk Sabbath, P.O.D., Falling In Reverse, Starset, All That Remains, I Prevail, Beartooth, Avatar, Red Sun Rising, Radkey, The Birthday Massacre, Letters From The Fire, Ded, Badflower, Hell or Highwater, Them Evils, and more!

Greensky Bluegrass

When: September 23rd
Where: Red Rocks Amphitheater
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: $42

For more than a decade and a half, the members of Greensky Bluegrass have created their own version of bluegrass music, mixing the acoustic stomp of a stringband with the rule-breaking spirit of Rock & Roll. They redefine that sound once again with their sixth album, Shouted, Written Down & Quoted.

Galactic / Pepper

When: September 24th
Where: Red Rocks Amphitheater
Time: 5:30pm
Cost: $45

It’s been more than 20 years since Ben Ellman, Robert Mercurio, Stanton Moore, Jeff Raines and Rich Vogel began exploring the seemingly limitless musical possibilities born out of their work together as Galactic. Since then, the seminal New Orleans band has consistently pushed artistic boundaries on the road and in the studio, approaching their music with open ears and drawing inspiration as much from the sounds bubbling up from their city’s streets as they do from each other.

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Independence Day Events 2017 | Things To Do in Denver

Here is your complete guide all the Independence Day events happening around Denver this 4th of July! For a complete list of events happening around Denver this July, click here

Independence Day Celebration at Four Mile Park

When: July 1st
Where: Four Mile Park
Time: 5pm – 10pm

You only turn 241 once! Come celebrate the nation’s birthday with live music, old-fashioned games, historic demonstrations, and horse-drawn wagon rides. Bring a blanket and stick around for the Glendale fireworks show! Food trucks will be on site, along with a beer garden sponsored by Dry Dock Brewing Company.

Glendale 4th of July Picnic

When: July 1st
Where: Cranmer Park
Time: 6pm

Head to Cranmer Park for a good old fashioned Independence Day picnic on Saturday, July 1st from 6:00pm until the last sparkle of the Glendale Fireworks, beautifully visible from the park.

There will be an assortment of sweet and savory food trucks and The Denver Municipal Brass Band will play patriotic, jazz, and popular music while we wait for the Fireworks to begin, typically around 9 or 9:30pm when it becomes dark enough. You are welcome to bring your own picnic baskets and beverages, along with lawn chairs, blankets, and games to play.

Colorado Rapids Fireworks Show

When: July 1st & July 4th
Where: Dicks Sporting Goods Park
Time: Pre-match activities @ 5pm
Cost: Tickets starting at $32

Each ticket gets you into the pre-match activities, post-match fireworks show and concert! Activities will include: live music, Soccerfest inflatables, human foosball, a ropes course, quad bungee trampoline, laser tag arena, mechanical bull, obstacle course, bounce houses, Eighteen 76 bar, live karaoke, DJ performances, and C38 tailgate. Celebrate your 4th of July with the largest public fireworks show in the state of Colorado.

Glendale Fireworks Show

When: July 1st
Where: Glendale, Colorado
Time: Dusk

This year’s Glendale fireworks display is planned for Saturday night, July 1, 2017, at dusk (generally between 9 and 9:30 p.m.)  The rainout date is Saturday, July 8, 2017.  Glendale’s fireworks show is one of the largest and longest-running events in the area.  News of closed streets will follow later.

Please note that the Infinity Park parking lot on the corner of Cherry Street and Kentucky Avenue will be closed that night.

Stars & Stripes Express Fest

When: July 3rd & 4th
Where: Union Station Terminal Bar
Time: 4pm – 10pm

All-aboard Denver Union Station’s third annual Stars & Stripes Express Fest! To celebrate America, DUS has doubled the size of the Terminal Bar patio.  And for the first time ever, they’re expanding the party to two days! Come and enjoy live music and Colorado’s finest brews.

Littleton’s Red, White, & You

When: July 3rd
Where: Clement Park
Time: 5pm – 10pm

Come celebrate Independence Day with food, beer & wine garden, exhibits, bouncy houses, a free concert featuring Wash Park Band, and of course fireworks!

Downtown Independence Eve Fireworks

When: July 3rd
Where: Civic Center Park
Time: 8pm

Come join the eighth-annual free community celebration featuring a concert, light show, and fireworks finale! The concert will feature Soul X and the 101st Army Band of the Colorado National Guard. Lawn seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis; arriving early is greatly encouraged, as are blankets or low-rise concert/beach chairs. Attendees are welcome to bring their own picnics; a variety of food trucks will also be available on-site. The event will take place rain or shine.

Stapleton 4th of July Pancake Breakfast & Parade

When: July 4th
Where: Fountain Pavilion Central Park
Time: Starts at 9am

The Annual Pancake Breakfast will begin at 9am at the Fountain Pavilion in Central Park. Breakfast may be purchased at the event, which include pancakes, sausage, and juice. Suggested donations are $5 per adult, $3 per child or you can purchase a family 4-pack (2 adults/ 2 children) for $12. All donations will benefit the Stapleton Stingrays Swim Team.

Bring your decorated bicycles, tricycles, wagons or scooters for the parade, which will begin at 10:30am at the Fountain Pavilion in Central Park. Participants should line up along the promenade at the fountain and head east toward the lake, looping around back to the fountain area. There will be parade leaders at the start of the parade to guide participants through the course.

Fireworks at Elitch Gardens

When: July 4th
Where: Elitch Gardens
Time: Park Closing
Cost: Park Entrance Fee

Once again Elitches will light up the Downtown Denver skyline with their fireworks extravaganza! Shows start at park closing time.

Evergreen Music Festival

When: July 4th
Where: Buchanan Park, Evergreen
Time: 10am – 7:30pm
Cost: Adult $10, Teens 13 – 18 – $5, Children 12 and Under – Free

Last year, over 1,800 attendees came to celebrate! This year’s festival is expected to be even bigger, as they honor military personnel and provide outstanding entertainment to attendees of all ages from Evergreen and other communities, such as Golden, Lakewood, and Denver.

Golden 4th of July Festival

When: July 4th
Where: Lions Park, Golden
Time: Noon to 11pm

City of Golden and Golden Lions Club will be hosting the 4th of July community celebration in Lions Park in Golden. Activities include free rides for the kids, face painting, live music throughout the day provided by The Johnny O Band, Ryan Chrys & the Rough Cuts and Something Underground, and a large fireworks display in the evening!

Park Hill 4th of July Parade

When: July 4th
Where: 23rd Avenue, Park Hill Neighborhood
Time: Starting at 1:30pm

Welcome to the eighth annual Park Hill 4th of July Parade! This community-friendly event will again be marching along 23rd Avenue on Independence Day. Stretching from Dexter St. to Krameria St., this year’s parade will include more than 50 groups, including floats, marching bands, costumed characters, classic cars, and more!

Englewood’s 22nd Annual Family Festival and Fireworks

When: July 4th
Where: Belleview Park & Cornerstone Park
Time: 3pm – 10pm

There will be plenty of family fun at the 22nd Annual Family Festival and Fireworks. Activities include miniature golf, batting cages, bouncey castle, miniature train ride, a children’s farm, and much more!

Westminster 4th of July

When: July 4th
Where: Westminster City Park
Time: Starts at 4pm

Kids activity zone, Aerial Assault performances, music by the Nacho Men, fireworks at dusk and more. Free shuttle available.

Brighton’s 4th of July Celebration

When: July 4th
Where: Carmichael Park
Time: 4pm – 10pm

This year’s celebration will feature free activities for children as well as a variety of food vendors.

DJ Tidalwave will kick off the musical entertainment at 5 p.m. consisting of interactive activities, group dancing and more. The event’s headliner and local entertainment of Erica Brown with The Movers & Shakers will take the stage at 7 p.m. to entertain guests with rock, soul and R&B! When the sun goes down DJ Tidalwave will have a script writer on the east facing wall of City Hall illuminating words and images with a laser.

Immediately after, there will be a patriotic presentation. The city will cap off the evening with a spectacular fireworks display – weather permitting – beginning at 9:45 p.m.

Arvada 4th of July Celebration

When: July 4th
Where: Lutz Ballfield and Stenger Sports Complex
Time: 4pm – 10pm

Celebrate Independence Day in Arvada mingling with neighbors, friends, and thousands of people enjoying the day with free activities. Face painters, bouncy houses, sensory games, human hamster balls, many community vendors, and tons of fun! Purchase great food and wares from our many different vendors.

Thornton’s 4th of July

When: July 4th
Where: Carpenter Park Fields
Time: 4pm – 10pm

Beer gardens and food, a performance by the Thornton Community Band, skydiving jump and fireworks.

Broomfield’s Great American Picnic

When: July 4th
Where: Broomfield County Commons Park
Time: Starting at 5:30pm

The celebration starts with pony rides and inflatables. Enjoy a free concert with contemporary a cappella group “17th Avenue Allstars” and “Wash Park”. Bring your picnic dinner or enjoy a dinner from our vendors at the park. Charcoal grills are not permitted. After the concert, at dusk, the fireworks display begins, approximately 9:30 pm.

Aurora’s Fourth of July Spectacular

When: July 4th
Where: Aurora Municipal Center
Time: 6pm – 10pm

The city of Aurora invites you to experience the 4th of July Spectacular and celebrate Independence Day with a fireworks show that lights up the area skyline. The Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn will feature live music, delicious food, and a fireworks display revered as one of the best in Colorado.

The Colorado Symphony’s Family Friendly Fourth of July

When: July 4th
Where: Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater
Time: 6:30pm
Cost: $16 – $35

Celebrate the stars and stripes of the good ol’ U.S. of A with your Colorado Symphony this Independence Day! It’s the return of the Family Friendly Fourth of July with even more surprises and star-studded talent. This family-friendly program features your favorite contemporary scores and the best fireworks the Front Range has to offer! Celebrate America with the Armed Forces Salute, Stars and Stripes Forever, the Overture of 1812, God Bless America and a slew of your favorite hits from stage and screen.

Denver Outlaws Fireworks Show

When: July 4th
Where: Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Time: 7pm
Cost: Tickets starting at $20

he Outlaws vs. the Atlanta Blaze at 7 p.m. One of the coolest close-proximity extravaganzas you’ll ever see. Fireworks within the bowl at Mile High Stadium feature pyrotechnics paired with a show on the 220-foot wide Thundervision screen.

Boulder: Ralphie’s Independence Day

When: July 4th
Where: Folsom Field
Time: Gates at 8pm

Ralphie’s Independence Day Blast is highlighted as one of The Country’s Best July 4 Celebrations on the Travel + Leisure website, so don’t miss out!

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10 Things To Do This Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial kick off to summer! Following are ten events that will help you start the season with a bang.

Veteran’s Memorial Day Tribute

When: May 27th
Where: POF Hall
Cost: Free

Denver’s respected observance of Memorial Day is held at the historic POF Hall just south of the state capitol. The holiday “Tribute” ceremony honors Colorado’s fallen heroes in the presence of families, friends, military / political figures, and the public.

Denver Day of Rock

When: May 27th
Where: 16th Street Mall
Cost: Free Admission, Donations Accepted

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.

The Pressed Conference

When: May 27th
Where: Masonic Event Center
Cost: $45 General Admission

The Pressed Conference is Colorado’s premier cider festival set to feature dozens of cideries on May 27th at the Masonic Event Center in Denver, CO. Expect crisp, bright craft ciders flowing a plenty with lawn games, live music, and general summertime shenanigans. This is sure to be the best ‘conference’ you’ve ever attended and will cap off Colorado Cider Week.

Water World Opening Weekend

When: May 27th & May 28th
Where: Water World
Cost: $42 General Admission

Water World, one of America’s largest family water parks, is located just 15 minutes north of downtown Denver, on 64 beautifully landscaped acres. Since opening in 1979 with the first two water slides in the state of Colorado, they now boast over 46 water adventures, and have been rated as one of America’s top ten water parks by the Travel Channel.

Water World features the largest variety of attractions (50) in America, from Wally World for the tots, to Voyage to the Center of the Earth, the ultimate family water adventure. Water World has more family tube rides than any other park in America. Thrill rides are in abundance also, like the Red Line speed slide. Plenty of picnic areas are available, from covered pavilions to beautifully landscaped grass areas.

The Denver Arts Festival

When: May 27th – May 28th
Where: Stapleton Conservatory Green
Cost: Free Admission

The  Denver Arts Festival (formerly Downtown Denver Arts Festival) continues to be dedicated to supporting Colorado visual artists while showcasing a select group of national artists. The fine art and fine craft exhibition features over 100 of Colorado’s best artists along with a select group of national artists while over 50,000 people are expected to attend.

Boulder Creek Festival

When: May 27th – May 29th
Where: Boulder Creek Corridor, downtown Boulder
Cost: Free Admission

For over a quarter century, the Boulder Creek Festival has been the unofficial kickoff to summer in Boulder. Widely considered Boulder County’s favorite event, the festival includes three days of festivities featuring a large variety of events, activities, food, and entertainment unique to the Boulder community.

The festival is free to the public and features something for everyone: 9 separate event areas with 500 vendors showcasing everything from community arts and crafts to healthier alternatives, and technology while 3 performance stages feature a spectrum of music and dance. The festival also features carnival rides along with food and beverage vendors. Join us over Memorial Day Weekend 2017 for the 30th Annual Boulder Creek Festival, the best event in Boulder!

South Gaylord Memorial Day Weekend Festival

When: May 27th – May 29th
Where: 1000 Block of South Gaylord Street
Cost: Free Admission

The South Gaylord Street Festival Series invites you to participate in the 38th Annual Memorial Weekend Festival. Kick-off Summer with three days of great family-friendly entertainment, delicious food, local vendors, and so much more! The festival is located on the 1000 block of South Gaylord Street and begins with live music on Saturday, May 27th from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. The full festival will commence Sunday, May 28th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and run through Monday, May 29th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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.

BOLDERBOULDER

When: May 29th
Where: Boulder, Colorado
Cost: Registration starting at $50

The biggest and best Memorial Day Celebration! We’re not sure when or how it happened, but somewhere along the way this little run turned into an event of epic proportions. Many like to think it’s part race, run, jog, walk, parade, celebration, and tribute made for everyone. Oh yes you can!

Commerce City Memorial Day Parade

When: May 29th
Where: Begins at 64th Avenue/Newport Street and ends at 6060 E. Parkway
Cost: Free Admission

The state’s largest Memorial Day parade with 100+ entries, Commerce City celebrates 53 years of honoring veterans. From military units and bands to floats, antique cars and horse entries, the 1.5 mile parade route kicks off at 10 a.m. Prior to the parade, the city will host a ceremony at Veteran’s Memorial Park at 9:30 a.m. to recognize this year’s grand marshals. The parade is held rain or shine; parade participation and admission is free.

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Colorado Music Festivals 2017

With the Colorado summer peaking over the horizon, you’re probably finding yourself constantly day dreaming of the adventures that are sure to abound in the coming months. If you are anything like us, you plan on packing your summer full of as much music as possible! No matter what genre you like to jam to, Colorado’s music scene caters to all tastes. With all the fun music festivals happening around Colorado this summer, there is sure to be a little something for everyone.

FoCoMX

Where: Fort Collins, Colorado
When: April 28th – 29th

It’s the 9th year FoCoMX is celebrating the Northern Colorado music scene, and we suggest you take the time to scour the 200+ different performers playing at this year’s event at over 20 venues! Some of Colorado’s hottest up-and-comers will be performing.

The 2017 lineup includes artists such as Thin Air Crew, Kind Dub, Wendy Woo Band, String Theory, Two Scoops, Guerrilla Radio, Colorado Swing Big Band, Miscomunicado, Natalie Tate, Art Deco, and many more! 

Spread The Word

Where: Downtown, Denver
When: May 5th – May 8th

Spread the Word Music Festival is thrilled to announce the 5th annual extravaganza happening May 5th – 8th in downtown Denver, CO. Four days, 60+ bands, 10 stages! The festival will feature a party shuttle that provides free transportation between downtown venues including Mile High Spirits, Cervantes, Mercury Cafe, Tony P’s & Pearl’s. Mark your calendars and get ready for an epic weekend!

The 2017 lineup includes artists such as The Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Euforquestra, A-Mac DZ, Whitewater Ramble, John Wayne and the Pain, Eminence Ensemble, Skydyed, Jaden Carlson Band, Genetics, Cycles, Atomga, The Sweet Lillies, and many more! 

Project Pabst

Where: Larimer Street between 27th & 28th, Downtown Denver
When: May 20th

Project Pabst, the traveling music festival put on by Pabst Blue Ribbon, is coming back for another round. Denver will return as a host to the event in 2017, RiNo Art District executive director Jamie Licko confirmed. The day-long festival will once again take over the 2700 block of Larimer Street, with additional stages inside the Larimer Lounge and Meadowlark Kitchen, according to one of the festival’s organizers. The swanky new Denver Central Market will host a launch party and an afterparty for the event.

The 2017 lineup includes artists such as Ice Cube, Phantogram, Danny Brown, Flint Eastwood, STRFKR, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Noname, Twin Peaks, Deap Valley, Summer Cannibals, and many more! 

Five Points Jazz Music Festival

Where: Five Points, Denver
When: May 20th

The free festival takes place the third Saturday of May and celebrates the history of Denver’s Five Points neighborhood. Once known as the Harlem of the West, Five Points was home to several jazz clubs which played host to many of jazz music’s legends such as Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, and many more. Since its inception in 2004, the Five Points Jazz Festival has grown each year in size and popularity.

The 2017 lineup includes artists such as Denver Jazz Orchestra, Sista Soul, Soul Confluence, Styles Bitchley, Tom Gershwin Sextet, Flat Out Jazz, Judo Chop, Dustin Adams Band, and many more! 

Denver Day of Rock

Where: 16th Street Mall
When: May 27th

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.

The 2017 lineup includes artists such as Dearling, The Dustbowl Revival, Austin Young Band, Barnaby Bright, Cam, Eldren, firekid, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Heather Malone, Hot 8 Brass Band, and many more! 

Greeley Blues Jam

Where: Island Grove Arena, Greeley
When: June 9th – 10th

The Greeley Blues Jam is a family oriented atmosphere where everyone can expect to enjoy a wonderful Blues experience! The Blues 101 Stage gives kids of all ages the opportunity to learn about the music which is the foundation for most of our pop music, and to see some of the most talented young blues performers from Colorado and around the country. Be sure to catch the Friday pre-festival activities in Historic Downtown Greeley. Expect great food and drink, merchandise vendors, and music that will put a smile on your face and get your feet moving!

The 2017 lineup includes artists such as Walter Trout, Samantha Fish, Honey Island Swamp Band, South Avenue, Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, Guy Forsyth Band, My Blue Sky, The Burroughs, Erica Brown and the Movers & Shakers Band, and many more!

Sonic Bloom

Where: Hummingbird Ranch, Spanish Peaks
When: June 15th – 18th

Sonic Bloom is an inspiring showcase of the best of Colorado’s vibrant live and electronic music scene, and is at the forefront of the trans-formative festival movement. It’s an annual electronic dance music festival held over the Summer Solstice and offers an array of daily classes and activities to educate people of all ages, packed with diverse speakers and workshops to enhance the creative and physical well-being of festival goers. Yoga, meditation, science, dance, massage, art, performance, and sound healing to expand the experience and practices of the participants.

The 2017 lineup includes artists such as Gigantic Cheese Biscuits, The Polish Ambassador, The Floozies, Minnesota, Random Rab, Phutureprimative, SoDown, Skydyed, Unlimited Gravity, Eminence Ensemble and many more!

44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival

Where: Telluride, Colorado
When: June 15th – 18th

Every June, festival goers and musicians make the pilgrimage to the historic town of Telluride for the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. The 44th Annual festival promises a magical four days of only-in-Telluride performances. Beloved Festival veterans and inspiring new talent. With music on the main stage all day, intimate workshops on the Elks Park stage in the middle of town, prestigious band and songwriting contests, late-night Nightgrass concerts at every indoor venue in town, and jam sessions throughout the night in condos and around campgrounds, this is a week of uncommon musical riches.

The 2017 lineup includes artists such as Jason Mraz, Norah Jones, Dierks Bentley, The Travelin’ McCourys, Brandi Carlile, Elephant Revival, Greensky Bluegrass, Yonder Mountain String Band, Dispatch, and many more!

Bands In the Backyard

Where: Vineland, Pueblo
When: June 17th – 18th

Grab your cowboy hat and a pair of beat up boots and head on over to the Bands in the Backyard country music and southern rock concert in Pueblo, Colorado. This two-day celebration of the country lifestyle features some of the biggest names and buzz-worthy newcomer acts on the radio today playing extended sets. A few other perks include on-site camping, meet and greets, and flame grilled foods!

The 2017 lineup includes artists such as Billy Currington, Old Dominion, Sonny Mackenzi, Thomas Rhett, Kane Brown, Tim Montana and the Shrednecks, and Jackson Michelson.

JAS Aspen Snowmass: The June Experience

Where: Benedict Music Tent, Aspen
When: June 23rd – July 1st

The JAS June Experience, includes four nights of headline concerts from world-class musicians at the Benedict Music Tent, an expanded JAS Cafe Downstairs at the Nell Series, and a free Nightly Lawn Party on the Music Festival Grounds with food vendors, bars, and two live music stages. Head out to Aspen and enjoy the fun!

The 2017 lineup includes artists such as John Batiste & Stay Human, Michael McDonald, Earth Wind and Fire, Tower of Power, Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton, and Ella @ 100.

Westword Music Showcase

Where: The Golden Triangle, Downtown Denver
When: June 24th

The Westword Music Showcase returns to the Golden Triangle on Saturday, June 24! The 23rd annual festival will be bigger and better than ever, with national headliners including Americana powerhouse Shakey Graves, energetic New Orleans natives The Revivalists, Australian electronic band Cut Copy, Bob Moses, COIN plus more local bands than you can hear in a day performing at venues throughout the Golden Triangle.

The Ride Festival

Where: Telluride, Colorado
When: July 8th – 9th

Since its debut in 2012, The Ride Festival has quickly garnered a reputation among music fans for its thoughtful performance curation – handpicking rootsy, rocking talent whose music flawlessly compliments the festival’s stunning Telluride, Colorado setting. In addition to
 stellar live music, The Ride Festival’s close proximity to the many outdoor activities that Telluride and Southern Colorado have to offer help make this 
festival a unique destination event.

The 2017 lineup includes artists such as Beck, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, The John Butler Trio,  Kaleo, Rival Sons, The Temperence Movement, Jackie Greene, Rose Hill Drive, Big Something, and many more!

Underground Music Showcase

Where: All Across Denver
When: July 27th – 30th

2016 marks the 16th anniversary of The Denver Post’s Underground Music Showcase, the biggest independent music festival in the Rocky Mountain region and the premier showcase for Denver’s incredible local music scene! This yearly celebration of music has always been at the forefront of Colorado’s burgeoning local music community. The 2017 edition will feature over 400 local and national performances, across 4 days, in an eclectic mix of venues!

The 2017 lineup includes artists such as Emerald Siam, The Epilogues, The Bunny Gang, The Yawpers, Promised Land Sound, Thee Oh Sees, Poli, The Bright Light Social Hour, and many more!

45th Annual RockyGrass

Where: Lyons, Colorado
When: July 28th – 30th

Late every July the small mountain town of Lyons, Colorado becomes the center of the bluegrass universe as generations of legends and future-legends and Festivarians converge under the red rock cliffs of the St. Vrain River. Originally founded by Bill Monroe and members of the Colorado Bluegrass Music Society, today’s RockyGrass is known internationally as one of the great traditional bluegrass festivals.

The 2017 lineup includes artists such as The Infamous Stringdusters, Ear’s of Leicester, Sam Bush Bluegrass Band, The Lonely Heartstring Band, Del McCoury Band, Sister Sadie, Front Country, The Wooks, The Lil’ Smokies, and many more!

Vans Warped Tour

Where: Pepsi Center Arena Lot
When: July 31st

The Warped Tour is a traveling rock festival that has toured the United States (including 3 or 4 stops in Canada) annually each summer since 1995. It is the largest traveling music festival in the United States, and the longest-running touring music festival in North America. The festival has been attributed to bringing unknown artists like Blink-182, My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, Paramore, MGK, Katy Perry, and Yelawolf to the spotlight!

The 2017 lineup includes artists such as Attila, CKY, Bowling For Soup, Watsky, American Authors, Sammy Adams, Futuristic, Hawthorne Heights, Hatebreed and many more!

Arise

Where: Sunrise Ranch, Loveland
When: August 4th -6th

The Arise Music Festival features 3 days of music, yoga, workshops, and co-creative experiences of all kinds. Surrounded by national forest, the festival takes place in an oasis in the heart of Colorado’s legendary front range. Featuring sweeping vistas and beautiful meadows, this magical and secluded landscape is a perfect container for participants to entertain and be entertained, be inspired, explore their creative potentials, connect with nature, stretch out, dive in, and get down.

The 2017 lineup includes artists such as Atmosphere, Brother Ali, Tipper, Rising Appalachia, Bass Physics, Dopapod, Late Night Radio, Dirtwire, Templo, Desert Dwellers, Mikey Thuder and many more!

Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest

Where: Downtown Fort Collins, Colorado
When: August 11th – 13th

Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest is a free, three-day music festival held each August in historic Downtown Fort Collins. The annual festival is co-produced by the Downtown Fort Collins Business Association and Bohemian Nights. This free community music festival features 80+ Colorado bands, including headliner performances at the main stage on Friday, Saturday and Sunday; seven stages of entertainment; more than 250 specialty, art and food booths; and a family-centered Kids’ Music Adventure and Kids’ World area.

The 207 lineup iwill be announced mid-June. You can find it on their webiste!

 

JAS Aspen Snowmass: The Labor Day Experience

Where: Snowmass, Colorado
When: September 1st – 3rd

The Labor Day Experience is an open air, dance oriented extravaganza of popular, R&B, rock, funk, blues, world, and soul music, taking place at Snowmass Town Park, with the spectacular Elk Mountain Range as a backdrop, catering to crowds in excess of 10,000 daily.

The 2017 lineup includes artists such as Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, The Roots, Keith Urban, Maroon 5, The Revivalists, Lake Street Drive, Daryl Hall & John Oates, and St. Paul & The Broken Bones!

Telluride Blues & Brews

Where: Telluride, Colorado
When: September 15th – 17th

Telluride Blues & Brews takes place in the world-famous resort town of Telluride, Colorado, in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Blues & Brews is a three-day celebration of blues, funk, jam bands, indie, rock, gospel and soul performances – accompanied by some of the best microbreweries in the country, a wide variety of food and craft vendors, children’s activities, late night shows, and much, much more. Although the Festival is only three days and three nights, once you get to Telluride, you won’t want to go home.

The 2017 lineup includes artists such as Bonnie Raitt, Steve Winwood, TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band, Anders Osborne, Benjamin Booker, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Monkey Junk, Chicano Batman, and many more!

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Denver Restaurant Week | Kentwood Picks

Denver Restaurant Week is a foodie’s paradise, and this year it returns from February 24th to March 5th! During this 10-day long food frenzy, hundreds of restaurants across the Denver metro area will be serving multi-course dinners, at three reasonable price points: $25, $35 or $45. If you aren’t sure of which restaurant you should indulge yourself in (why pick just one) here are a few great suggestions from our Kentwood family.

The Palace Arms at The Brown Palace

Location: 321 17th Street
Why We Love It: “Best Kept Secret in Denver! With its old world decor, you may think to miss the Palace Arms, but if you love perfectly prepared, incredible cuisine, and some of the best service in the city, The Palace Arms is the best way to enjoy the glamour of the Brown Palace Hotel and fabulous food!” – Elizabeth Sacerdoti, Kentwood Cherry Creek

Recipient of “Best of Award of Excellence” from Wine Spectator Magazine and consistently rated as one of the best choices in downtown Denver fine dining experiences, Palace Arms at The Brown Palace can easily be considered the hotel’s crown jewel. With inventive dinner options like Spring Foraged Allium Soup, Colorado Braised Pork Cheeks and the Palace Arms “Rossini” with perfectly matched wine pairings, and desserts like Local Honey Cake and Lemon Poppyseed Creme Brulee, Palace Arms invites you on an epicurean adventure.

La Merise French Bistro

Location: 2700 East 3rd Avenue
Why We Love It: “La Merise French Bistro is high on our list for their amazing Rosé (all year long), their cozy atmosphere, excellent service, and delicious fillet of sole – so fresh, light, and yummy!” – Christy Andrisen, Kentwood Cherry Creek

La Merise is a French bistro in the Cherry Creek neighborhood of Denver. It offers the ambience and character of Paris combined with your favorite French dishes and an extensive wine list.

Chef Scott Burnham creates daily specials that emphasize seasonable produce, exotic meats, game, and seafood with timeless appeal. La Merise serves moderately priced French home-style meals in a cozy setting. Wonderful for a special night out or just a catch up with friends at lunchtime.  During the warmer months, food and drinks may be enjoyed in the garden patio.

FIRE at the Art Hotel

Location: 1201 Broadway
Why We Love It: “FIRE at the Art, a hotel, is definitely more than a restaurant – it’s an experience! From its jaw-dropping views of Denver’s Art Museum plaza to its unique cocktails (many of which include live fire!), to its romantic setting and delicious menu items. Denver Restaurant Week is the perfect time to try this great restaurant. Psst… don’t forget to enjoy some pre-dinner cocktails at its great outdoor patio area, that includes (of course) fire-pits.” – Mor Zucker, Kentwood Cherry Creek

Stemming from the desire to be authentic to the artistic mindset, FIRE introduces a fresh take on New American Cuisine. Like another work of art in the hotel, the cuisine is a melting pot of flavors, a fusion of farm-to-table flair that captures the American experience. Every meal is treated as its own creation at FIRE. Sourcing only the freshest ingredients, our award-winning chef and talented culinary team create a memorable experience for our guests.

Bent Fork American Grill

Location: 12191 East Iliff Avenue & 5971 Sky Pond Drive
Why We Love It: “Ambiance, food, and drinks perfect for a date night, yet casual enough for the whole family to enjoy! Bent Fork is definitely a family favorite!” – Jamie Slough, Kentwood Cherry Creek

A locally owned independent restaurant, Bent Fork serves a diverse offering of traditional dishes that are inventive, fresh, and flavorful in a distinctive environment of casual sophistication. With an award-winning menu, eclectic wine list, handcrafted martinis, art and architecture, the stage is set for the staff to deliver an experience that will melt away the stress, stimulate the palate, and leave you wanting more.

Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox

Location: 1215 20th Street
Why We Love It: “This place is just down-right cool. Sexy décor and the mood lighting is perfect in every way. The food is awesome using responsibly sourced food, mostly local if they can. This beautiful historic brick building built in 1899 has a unique history from a brothel to a peep-show parlor, an adult book store to a gastro-brothel, which is how the owners define it. They play live music and have a great brunch.” – Andrew Gonzales, Kentwood City Properties

Ophelia’s serves as a restaurant, bar, and live music venue, with a boudoir-style décor that honors the building’s past; and Ophelia, the muse. Continuing the Edible Beats tradition of delicious, responsibly-sourced food, the upscale, gastrobrothel-inspired menu will include fresh, craveable takes on flatbread pizza, small plates, and burgers.

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House

Location: 8100 East Orchard Road
Why We Love It: “Del Frisco’s in Greenwood Village is great. Delicious, excellent service, and you can hear everyone at the table, so it’s fun too.” – Martha Potter-Goldstein, Kentwood Cherry Creek

The lush interior of Del Frisco’s in Denver reflects its astonishing mile-high surroundings. The restaurant features warm dining spaces appointed with stone and mahogany to create an ambiance unlike any other. Guests enjoy fine dining with local touches in a grand yet intimate atmosphere. Located in the prestigious Greenwood Village area, it’s the perfect place to reconnect over an intimate dinner.