Fun-Filled late August and September events for all ages
There is no shortage of fun-filled events and festivities for people of all ages in Colorado, whether you’re an outdoor or indoor enthusiast. Here’s a glimpse of some special events scheduled for late August and September, so take a look and schedule something that you and your family will truly enjoy.
August 21, Cherry Hills Village Summer Movie Night. This year’s movie is Inside Out! Bring your picnic blanket and enjoy a movie under the stars with complimentary snacks, popcorn, and ice cream. John Meade Park, Cherry Hills Village, cherryhillsvillage.com.
Through August 21, Colorado Renaissance Festival. For the last 44 years, Coloradans have journeyed through time and legend at the 16th Century-inspired festival showcasing a lively cast of authentically costumed merrymakers living, working, and performing throughout the festival’s seven stages. Complete with roasted turkey legs, glass blowing, flower crowns, jousting, and much more. Each weekend, Colorado Renaissance Festival, Larkspur, coloradorenaissance.com.
Through August 22, Colorado in the Present Tense: Narkita Gold, Rick Griffith, Nathan Hall and Maia Ruth Lee centers on these four artists of the Colorado region and how they are responding to and reimaging the upended world in which we presently live. The exhibition features newly commissioned work and reframes existing projects from these artists. Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, mcadenver.org.
Through August 28, the 38th Annual All Colorado Art Show. This show celebrates artists from across the state. Working in many different mediums, there’s something for everyone in this exhibit. Curtis Center for the Arts, Greenwood Village, greenwoodvillage.com.
September 10, Children’s Museum’s 48th Birthday Bash. Get your tickets now to unleash the power of play, an evening of cocktails and tasty bites from some of Denver’s top caterers, auctions, dancing, and oodles of fun to benefit the museum. Children’s Museum of Denver at Marisco Campus in Denver, mychildrensmuseum.org/events.
September 18-21. Sparkle & Joy. Jewelry, gemstones & fossils, oh my! The HardRock Summit offers more than 400 exhibits filled with inspiring collections of natural treasures. Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Denver, hardrocksummit.com.
September 23, 10th Annual We Don’t Waste Fill a Plate for Hunger. Since 2009, this effort has recovered and distributed more than 152,000,000 servings of food to hunger-fighting nonprofits and individuals experiencing food insecurity. Enjoy an exciting evening celebrating the resiliency of our community in the fundraising event of the year, with live entertainment, a fun cocktail hour followed by a delicious dinner and an exciting live auction. Proceeds raised by this event will go towards continuing the organization’s efforts to help our food-insecure neighbors. Reelworks Denver (formerly Exdo Events), Denver, wedontwaste.org.
Through September 26, Van Gogh Alive. The Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Stephen Lindsay and Brett Sirota and Andrew Kay Management in partnership with Grande Experiences present Van Gogh Alive, a large-scale, multi-sensory experience to entertain the whole family. Van Gogh’s works have been displayed and enjoyed around the world for over a century, but never like this. For a limited time, only audiences have the unique opportunity to experience Van Gogh’s artistry and truly venture into his world. Stanley Marketplace, Aurora, denvercenter.org.
Through October 1, Crested Butte Music Festival Celebrates its 25th Season. This iconic festival features innovative musical adventures and a new Singer Songwriter camp. From classical and bluegrass to indie and Gypsy Jazz, enjoy the Gunnison Valley, one of the most beautiful areas in Colorado. Crested Butte, crestedbuttemusicfestival.org.