Check out what is going on in the Mile High City in May!
May 5th – Denver Mini Derby
“A Kentucky Derby Viewing Party with a Twist… Come take part in the most fun Kentucky Derby Day event anywhere! As seen on 5280, Thrillist and more! Right after we watch the 144th Running of the Kentucky Derby, we will have our own “mini race” and showing of our adorable mini horses trotting around on site in a charity “race”! We have the biggest screens, a great LIVE band and DJ, tons of great food options, Best Derby hat contests, open bar available, BBQ, a Corgi Race and an atmosphere like no other are just a few reasons why you can’t miss this amazing event at Stanley Marketplace. Break out your most over the top hat, your brightest pastel pants and we will see you there.” Tickets & More Info!
May 5th – Furry Scurry
“Animal lovers and their dogs are invited to enjoy a two-mile walk around beautiful Wash Park, followed by refreshments, food trucks, contests, dog demonstrations and shopping for your furry friends at the Flealess Market—made up of more than 100 pet-related vendors and sponsors.” More Info!
May 5th to May 6th – Cinco De Mayo Festival
“A weekend filled with food, fun and culture, Denver’s Cinco de Mayo ‘Celebrate Culture’ Festival puts the spotlight on The Mile High City’s vibrant Latino population. With more than 400,000 attendees expected, it’s one of Denver’s most fun and family-friendly events.” More Info!
May 11th to May 12th – Colorado Chocolate Festival
“The 11th annual Colorado Chocolate Festival, at the Denver Mart May 11th – 12th, features more than 50,000 chocolate samples from a variety of regional and national chocolate companies. New vendors coming in from several states will be part of the mix, along with several Mother’s Day Gift booths plus a full entertainment roster on the festival stage.” Tickets & More info!
May 15th – Film on the Rocks: The Last Jedi
“This latest entry into the Star Wars saga finds Rey developing her Jedi skills under the tutelage of Luke while the Resistance continues to battle the First Order. The Denver Post quoted Johnson saying upon the film’s release, “Denver, in my head, is defined by one horizon always being the mountains. There was always something about looking at those mountains, and this is a little cheesy, but it’s a little like Luke Skywalker looking at the distant two suns in the original (1977 ‘Star Wars’). I’d stare at those mountains and feel like there was an adventure out there.” We trust while sitting under the stars as John William’s score reverberates off the Rocks that you’ll feel the same.” Tickets & More Info!
May 19th – Five Points Jazz Festival
“The free festival takes place the third Saturday of May and celebrates the history of Denver’s Five Points neighborhood. Once known as the Harlem of the West, Five Points was home to several jazz clubs which played host to many of jazz music’s legends such as Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk and many more. Since its inception in 2004, the Five Points Jazz Festival has grown each year in size and popularity.” More Info!
May 19th – May 20th – Colfax Marathon
“Celebrate our 13th Anniversary race! The Kaiser Permanente Denver Colfax Marathon: 2 days, 7 races. Includes Denver’s only marathon! Which will you choose? Denver’s only marathon! May 19-20, 2018. This springtime race is the ultimate urban tour of the city – Marathon runs through the stadium, along 7 miles of rivers, lakes and bridges. Half Marathon treks one mile through the zoo. More than 200 Charity Partners – run for a good cause!” Registration & More Info!
May 26th to May 27th – Denver Arts Festival
“The Denver Arts Festival is a fine art and fine crafts festival that continues to be dedicated to supporting Colorado artists while also showcasing a select group of national artists. The Denver Arts Festival holds its annual premier event at Stapleton’s Conservatory Green Neighborhood. The fine art and fine craft exhibition features some of Colorado’s and the nation’s best artists with over 50,000 people expected to attend.” More Info!