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.
October 29, 2016, 9pm-2am at Tracks. The entire venue including EXDO transformed into a hellish menagerie complete with projection mapping, holograms + sound and light show like no other. Special guest DJ MIKE CRUZ + residents SEAN O’GRADY, JORDAN P + Hip Hop/R&B DJ BLAQUE GURL One of the biggest costume contests in town: $2000 cash prize for best costume; $500 for runner up.
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
November 17, 2016, 5:30-8pm at Tivoli Turnhalle, 900 Auraria Pkwy. Delicious buffet dinner and LGBTQI resource fair followed by a professional drag show from 6:30pm. Event to raise money for the White Rose Scholarship Foundation and UCDenver Genders and Sexualities Alliance. $5 suggested donation at the door for students/ $10 non-students. Everyone is welcome, with or without donation.
January 7-22, 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.
July 21-23, 2017, 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 January 1, 2017 - $110; Before May 1 - $120; May 1 and after $145. Room Rates will be $165
July 28-30, 2017 (TBC), 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. Past year included pie-eating & crafts live competitions to Zombie Beauty Pageant.
Mid-August, 2017 (TBC). Past year was 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 for updates: