Memorial Day Weekend 2013: How Are You Celebrating?

Kick off summer with music festivals, waterparks and all-day events around Denver this Memorial Day. There are so many events happening in Colorado, we’re going to have trouble deciding what to do!

Commemorate those who lost their lives while serving our country during the Denver Memorial Day Parade on May 25 at 11:30 in and around Civic Center Park.  Followed by the parade is the Veterans Day Memorial Day Tribute at the Veterans Monument.

BolderBoulderThe BolderBOULDER is a favorite Colorado 10k. The second largest race in the country with over 50,000 runners, the BolderBOULDER is not your ordinary race. More than thirty bands and other entertainers will line the course to get you to the finish with a smile.

Throughout Memorial Day Weekend, the Denver Performing Arts Complex invites art lovers alike to the Downtown Denver Arts Festival featuring more than 150 of Colorado’s best artists starting May 24 through May 26.  Last year’s event attracted nearly 150,000 people, who purchased more than $500,000 worth of art contributing to Colorado’s creative community.

For those who like things a little louder, check out Denver Day of Rock as the 16th Street Mall transforms into one massive block party with 25 free rock concerts on May 25.  From 2:30 to 9:30 rock your head to the sweet sounds of free music while enjoying great food and beer set up throughout downtown.  Check out the full lineup here.

This four-day event is sure to stir up the artist in all of us.  The brand new ArtStir Denver at the Denver Pavilions downtown showcases local and regional artists, more than 75 artisan booths, and a locals only stage.  With a dynamic mixture of talented musicians and artist demonstrations, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Colorado Chapter of AIGA.