Denver Weekend Rundown: May 30-June 1

Looking for things to do in Denver this weekend? The RedPeak staff has your back. 

Here’s a list of our top event picks for May 30-June 1.

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Aerial Acrobatic Arts Festival  Since 2011, more than 60 semi-professional aerialists have travelled to Denver to perform at this fest, which includes two shows that double as competitions. A panel of judges hands out awards for best technical, best artistic and best overall performances. Audience members also get a say, selecting the audience choice award and best innovative act. Tickets to both shows (at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the King Center) are available online. 


Denver Chalk Art Festival For two days, Larimer Square becomes a big ol’ canvas for artists. Stop by between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. on Saturday or between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday to see their chalk creations, and enjoy a glass of beer or wine while you roam. Each year during the fest, artists layer more than 175 pounds of fine pastel chalks on the pavement! (It’s removed with a special street sweeper Sunday night so as not to pollute Cherry Creek.)

Burning Can Beer Fest Oskar Blues Brewery began as a restaurant in Lyons in 1997. So when the city flooded last year, the brewery got to work and ended up raising more than half a million dollars for relief. But their fundraising efforts continue! Proceeds from the fest benefit the Town of Lyons Parks and Recreation Department (as well as the Colorado Brewers Guild). Tickets cost $35-$45 and get you unlimited tastings of beer from more than 50 breweries.

Insane Inflatable 5K Held at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, this race is littered with inflatables. In fact, runners start the race by scaling The Bounceway to Heaven, and it only gets more challenging from there. Good thing it’s not timed! Several waves have already filled up, so if you want to participate, register ASAP. 


Tracy Morgan You know him from “Saturday Night Live,” “30 Rock” and more than than two dozen films, but Tracy got his start in stand-up. Watch him return to his roots at 8 p.m. at The Paramount Theatre during the Denver leg of his Turn It Funny tour. Tickets are on sale now! Get them HERE.

What are you up to this weekend? Tweet us your plans! 

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