See our daily events listings for bars and clubs in the Denver area at the link below, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.
In place of the film festival, a think-tank symposium/creative session will kick-off the mission to build a world-class film center, archive and auditorium on grounds of the Historic Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, to offer 365-day programming, exhibits and events to inspire the next generation of film fans.
July 22-24, 2016, annual events, leather/fetish seminars, vendor area, dungeon, men's play parties, Rocky Mountain LeatherSIR, Leatherboy, & Bootblack contests; Sunday After Thunder Dinner & Play Party. Membership/Registration Costs: Before May 1 - $110; May 1 and after $145. Room Rates will be $160.
July 29-31, 2016, annual events at the National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St. Many stages, themed pavilions, traditional events, exhibits, blue ribbon competitions; indoor roller coaster, rides, carnival games; geek/technie/sci-fi nerds to natural healing/Tarot reading; pie-eating & crafts live competitions to Zombie Beauty Pageant.
August 18-21, 2016, at Lakeview Campground, Loop E in Twin Lakes. Large space for tents, RV. group camping. Hikers explore nature/ backpacker trails in Mount Massive Wilderness. Boating and fishing at Twin Lakes Reservoir and Mt Elbert Forebay. Join the Bears for brunch each 3rd Sunday/month - see website:
August 27, 2016, 9pm-2am, at TRADE, 475 Santa Fe, Denver. Dance party for bears, cubs, and friends back in Denver. Sponsored by GROWLR and Mile High Gay Guy. DJs Mateo Segade (LA) + Dirty Diesel. Tickets $5 before 10pm, $6 after.
September 17 + October 16, 2016, 9am-4pm at Jefferson County Fair Grounds, 15200 W 6th Ave Frontage Rd, Golden, CO. Adams County 4H Arena. Registration at 10am - events start at 11am (October events not for points). The CGRA is the oldest of all the gay rodeo associations in North America. See their website for more details, host hotel, etc.
September 28 - October 2, 2016. International gathering of bears, held in Denver as well as mountain resorts and towns with social activities, evening parties, sightseeing, and banquet dinner. The Front Range Bears is a social club for hirsute men and admirers plans a variety of gatherings and events all year round for bears can to come together and enjoy each other’s company.
November 2-13, 2016 at The Sie FilmCenter, 2510 E Colfax Ave and other locations. The city's premier cultural event of the fall, selling over 55,000 tickets to more than 250 films, including blockbusters, documentaries, shorts and indies. Ticket sales are open to the general public from October at Sie FilmCenter, online, or on-site at all theater venues
Mid-January, 2017. Over two weeks of events. Parade, rodeo, rodeo clowns, Mexican rodeo, livestock shows & sales, quarter horse performances & sales, animal training & sheep dog performances, hand spinning wool judging, and much more.
June 17-18, 2017 (TBC), this past year at Civic Center Park in Downtown featuring Saturday/Sunday live entertainment on 3 stages. The festival hosts 365,000 guests annually, plus over 200 vendor booths with arts, crafts, food and more. The Sunday Parade then marches down Colfax from Cheesman Park.