See what Great Events are going on this May in Denver!
May 4th: Derby Day with Union Station
“Join Denver Union Station and Woodford Reserve for a truly extravagant and equally grand Derby Day party that is FREE and open to the public! Featuring live music by the Royal Street Ramblers and Half Pint & the Growlers, live viewings of the Kentucky Derby broadcast throughout the station and on Terminal Bar’s expanded patio, and a ‘Best Dressed’ competition. Prizes include a $100 Denver Union Station gift card for ‘Best Dressed Male and Female’ and a complimentary overnight stay at the luxurious Crawford Hotel for ‘Best Dressed Couple.” More Info!
May 4th to 5th: 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 8th to June 9th: Wicked
“Wicked, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin — smart, fiery, misunderstood and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.” From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, Wicked — the untold true story of the Witches of Oz—transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story that USA Today cheers is “a complete triumph. An original musical that will make you laugh, cry and think.” Tickets & More Info!
May 11th: Bacon and Beer Classic
“The 4th annual Bacon and Beer Classic is taking over Broncos Stadium at Mile High on May 11th. With local chefs serving up bacon inspired dishes and regional breweries featuring creative draft beers, you’ll experience bacon and beer like never before. Choose from the afternoon or evening session.” Tickets & More Info!
May 11th to 12th: Horseshoe Market
“Horseshoe Market, Denver’s Best Flea Market, is moving to Broncos Stadium at Mile High! We will be doing a two day Spring Market on Saturday and Sunday, May 11 & 12, from 10 am-4 pm each day in the west side parking lots (Lot G) of Broncos Stadium. We’ll have 200 vendors including makers, artists, designers, artisanal food, food trucks and this year, a large vintage and antique component! Plus, free onsite workshops and creative ‘experiences’ that focus on home inspiration and all things DIY. We’ll also be hosting a live auction on Sunday, plus family friendly and kid focused art-making activities. Live music, food trucks and so much more!” More Info!
May 18th: 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 25th to 26th: 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!
May 26th to 27th: South Gaylord Memorial Weekend Festival
“The South Gaylord Street Festival Series invites you to participate in our 40th Annual Memorial Weekend Festival. Help us kick-off Summer with great family-friendly entertainment, delicious food, local vendors, and so much more! The Festival is located on the 1000 block of South Gaylord Street and begins with live music on Sunday, May 26th. The full festival will commence Sunday, May 26th and will run through Monday, May 27th. The Festival Series has a long history of bringing together the local community and purveyors of fine products to celebrate this wonderful historic neighborhood in Washington Park.” Learn More Here!