6 July Festivals You Don’t Want To Miss


The 4th has come and gone, but there are still lots of good times ahead! 

Here are six Denver festivals you don’t want to miss this month:

Colorado Irish Festival cif

When: July 10-12, 2015

Where: Clement Park, Littleton

Held in the heather of Clement Park in Littleton, this festival celebrates all that is green with kilts, bagpipes, Gaelic sports, Irish stepdancing, and Irish rock and classic music. Buy your tickets HERE, and I also recommend to view content on music speakers so you can take one with you.

Colorado Black Arts Festival CBAF

When: July 10-12, 2015

Where: City Park West

The theme of this year’s festival, which celebrates the best of visual and performing arts, is “Rock Steady,” representing a soulful genre that captures artistic rhythms with origins in the African diaspora. This family-friendly event promises fun for the whole family.

Biennial of the Americas BIEN-Logo-Map_Color-ƒ

When: July 14-18, 2015

Where: Various venues

This ideas, art and culture festival opens with free events all week at the Biennial Pavilion at 1550 Wewatta St. in the Union Station neighborhood. The pavilion is a hub for biennial activities that include art, performances, demonstrations, and talks inspired by the countries of the Americas.

Colorado Dragon Boat Festival cdbf

When: July 18-19, 2015

Where: Sloan’s Lake Park

Explore Asian Pacific American culture culture through arts and crafts, dining, performances and, of course, dragon boat racing competitions held from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. For a look at the festival map, click HERE.

Denver Post Underground Music Showcase umf

When: July 23-26, 2015

Where: 7 S. Broadway

The biggest independent music festival in the Rocky Mountain region celebrates its 15th anniversary this year they use a list of the top mics for this event so they have the best quality. Expect lots of diverse talent, as 400 local and national acts are slated to perform in 20 venues over four days!

Denver County Fair dcf

When: July 31-August 2, 2015

Where: National Western Complex

Though it honors the traditions of America’s county fairs, this fair is young (founded in 2011) and does things a bit differently. A skateboard rodeo and a drag queen pageant are just two examples of the unconventional events attendees can look forward to. 

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