6 June Festivals You Don’t Want To Miss


Summer is finally here, and we couldn’t be more excited about the live performances, cultural celebrations, art and food that make the season’s festivals unique!

For tons of fun this month, be sure to check out these can’t-miss Denver festivals:

What: Denver Chalk Art Festival DCAF-logo

When: June 6-7, 2015

Where: Larimer Square

Why: “The Chalk Art Festival on Larimer Square is pretty amazing,” says Nelson Laux, Concierge Director at The Seasons of Cherry Creek. “I went to it last year and was in awe at how detailed these artists are in their creations. The artists are extremely talented and resilient. They spend hours working on these beautiful creations knowing they’re only going to last for a short time before getting washed away.”

What: Capitol Hill People’s Fair people's fair

When: June 6-7, 2015

Where: Civic Center Park

Why: This arts and crafts festival features more than 300 artisans, crafters and other specialty merchandisers, as well as a music showcase. A kids and family area, a non-profit exhibition area and a wine pavilion are also among the attractions.

What: Juneteenth Music Festival juneteenth

When: June, 19-20, 2015

Where: Five Points Neighborhood

Why: Denver’s Juneteenth Music Festival is one of the largest celebrations of its kind in the country, drawing 20,000 people last year. (The event commemorates the day that Texas slaves learned of their freedom.) Attendees can expect live performances, art and cultural exhibitions, and food. 

What: Denver Greek Festival greekfestival

When: June 19-21, 2015

Where: 4610 E. Alameda Ave.

Why: Homemade food and pastries, live music and traditional Greek dancing are hallmarks of this 50-year-old festival. A combo cultural center/bookstore/gift shop features original works of art, photography, and gold and silver jewelry. 

What: Denver PrideFest denverpridefest

When: June 20-21, 2015

Where: Civic Center Park

Why: This fest —one of the largest pride celebrations in the U.S.– turns 40 this year. The part includes live entertainment on three stages, as well as 200+ vendors selling arts and crafts, food and drinks. 

What: Denver Taco Festival denvertacos

When: June 27-28, 2015

Where: 3600 Wynkoop St.

Why: Do we really need to convince you? Twenty taco vendors, a tequila expo, live music, and a chihuahua racing championship are all part of the festivities. 

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