What to do in Denver in September 2022

September events around town!       September 9th – 10th: Westword Music Showcase 2022 “The Westword Music Showcase will return to the RiNo Art District on September 9-10, 2022, filling the area with music from local and national acts alike in the city’s longest-running celebration of the scene. From the first Showcase in LoDo in 1995 to big bashes in the Golden Triangle a decade later to our current festivals in RiNo, the Showcase has only gotten bigger and better. Featuring The Flaming Lips, Saint Motel, KennyHoopla, Wet Leg, Cannons, The Main Squeeze + Denver’s Best Bands!” Tickets & More Info!         September 10th: 33rd Annual Friendship Powwow “The Denver Art Museum celebrates Native American art and culture with the 33rd Annual Friendship Powwow & Native American Cultural Celebration on Saturday, September 10. From 10 am to 5 pm, we invite you to join the local Native community and enjoy music and dance performances. The celebration includes artmaking opportunities, local Native organizations selling fry bread and Indian tacos, as well as vendors showcasing jewelry, art, crafts, clothing, and more. At 11 am, the Grand Entry, where all the dancers dance collectively, begins inside the new Sie Welcome Center in Sturm Grand Pavilion. September 10 is a Free Day at the DAM, so general admission is complimentary for all visitors.” More Info!       September 16th – 25th: Denver Oktoberfest “The Denver Oktoberfest has been a staple two-weekend festival in Downtown Denver since 1969. From keg bowling to stein hoisting, live music, and more, there’s something here for Oktoberfest pros and first-timers. So grab your stein, throw on your lederhosen and join us!” More Info!         September 18th: Denver Broncos vs. Houston Texans “Denver Broncos vs. Houston Texans, Sep 18, 2:25 PM.” Get Tickets!             September 19th – 23rd: Denver Startup Week “Built by the community for the community, Denver Startup Week is a celebration of everything entrepreneurial in Denver and is the largest free event of its kind. Find epic content during the Week and all year long, and grow your skill set on your terms. Check out the DSW 2022 schedule to create the week that works for you!” Registration & More Info!         September 24 – 25th: 2022 Colorado Fall Home Show “The Colorado Fall Home Show is your one-stop marketplace to get ideas to remodel, refresh and renew your home. Prepare your home for the upcoming change in season and this is just the place to get started. At the Colorado Fall Home Show, you’ll find more than 200+ exhibitors well versed in home renovation, remodeling, and sustainable living. Many of our exhibitors will be standing by with tips, tools, and ideas on how to best winterize your home.” Tickets & More Info!         September 30th – October 8th: Denver Beer Week “Enjoy nine days of all things beer during Denver Beer Week. From September 30 – October 8, 2022, there will be beer-related events throughout Denver, America’s #1 beer city! Head to The Mile High City for festivals, tap takeovers, brewery events, and much more.” Events & More Info!             Have a superb September!  

Denver Real Estate News – September 2022

What’s New in the Real Estate Market?   As we recently reported, the real estate market is starting to normalize from the pandemic highs we saw over the past couple of years. Most notably, housing inventory was up considerably in July. There were almost 8,000 homes for sale at the end of the month. This represents a 31.7% spike in inventory from the previous year. This inventory jump is in large part due to the recent increase in interest rates we saw over the past few months, as the Federal Reserve tries to control 30-year-high inflation.       Mortgage interest rates peaked at 5.81% at the end of June – the highest they have been since 2008. This priced many buyers out of the market and made some decide that they did not want to pay the now-even-higher price tag for homes. Others are still waiting, in hopes that interest rates will go back down to historic lows. Many hope that home prices will decline as they did during the Great Recession. Given the current supply & demand imbalance in Denver and across the nation, it’s not likely that home prices will decline. Rather, we expect prices to keep rising at a more gradual pace over the next year.     Interest rates went down at the start of the month to 4.99%. This was the lowest they had been since April. However, they went back up to 5.22% a week later. What does all this fluctuation mean for you? It means you should stop trying to time the market! If this is the right time in your life for you to move, you find a place you like, and you can afford the monthly payments, go for it! If you are hoping for some magical shift in the market that makes homes more affordable, all economic signs point to no. It’s more likely that Denver will continue to show home appreciation year-over-year, as it has 47 out of the past 50 years. If rates do go down drastically, you can always refinance. Or if rates climb even higher, you’ll be glad you locked in your current rate. Either way, don’t let rates alone be the reason you stay put if other factors are in alignment with a move.   Info for Sellers One of the biggest mistakes you can make as a seller is pricing your home too high. That typically leads to fewer showings, fewer offers, and could ultimately result in an unnecessary price reduction to get the deal done. If your home sits on the market too long, buyers may think that there’s something wrong with the property (even if there isn’t), which inevitably leads to you accepting less money than you could have if you had priced your home accurately. 10 or 15% premiums on houses were the outliers over the past couple of years, and they made great headlines for reporters. The current average home premium was 5-6% on average this spring but has fallen to a 1% premium recently. Although you still have more negotiation power than buyers right now since inventory is still on the low side, don’t make the mistake of getting greedy! The market is cooling, so you will most likely be the one to pay the price.   Info for Buyers Although this is still not considered a buyer’s market, buyers who can afford to purchase a home should have an easier time finding a place for sale. Due to the increased inventory, properties are also sitting on the market longer than they were during this time last year. There are also far fewer home showings per property. These extended days on market can prove valuable to score a deal on a home. Particularly if a property has been sitting for 30-45 days, there should be slightly more room for negotiation than there was this time last year. However, be sure to temper your expectations. Sellers still hold the cards as long as there are so few homes for sale. We are still ~7,000 homes shy of the mark we would need before we would be considered in a balanced market! *We use reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information. The real estate market changes often. We make no guarantees of future real estate performance and assume no liability for any errors or omissions in the content. As always, feel free to contact us if you have questions or are interested in making a move.    

What to do in Denver in August 2022

August events around town!       August 13th: NFL Preseason: Denver Broncos vs. Dallas Cowboys “Denver Broncos vs. Dallas Cowboys, Aug 13, 7:00PM.” Get Tickets!           August 15th: Film On The Rocks: Dune “Denver Film is thrilled to announce DUNE live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Monday, August 15th, 2022. Doors open at 6:30pm. Pre-show performances start at 7:00pm. The film starts at 8:30pm.” Tickets & More Info!         August 17th – 20th: Cherry Creek Al Fresco – A Food & Wine Event “Returning for its 14th year to the vibrant and walkable Denver neighborhood – known for some of Denver’s best dining experiences – from Wednesday, Aug. 17, through Saturday, Aug. 20, Cherry Creek Al Fresco – A Food & Wine Event takes place over four days with a diverse lineup of culinary experiences leading up to the Grand Tasting on Fillmore Plaza and culminating with Dinner on the Plaza, curated by three local female chefs. Cherry Creek North celebrates the diverse and sophisticated tastes of the neighborhood’s eclectic dining scene hosted by the area’s best restaurants and benefits Food for Thought Denver.” Tickets, Schedule, and More Info!         August 19th: Channel 93.3’s Big Gig “Channel 93.3’s Big Gig with A Day To Remember, Jimmy Eat World, Silversun Pickups with The Maine and girlfriends.” Get Tickets!           August 19th: Taste of the South Festival “The Taste of the South was created in 2021 as a nonprofit 5013c organization in Denver, Colorado. Our mission is to bring positive vibes, southern cuisine, and the celebration of Black Excellences that people of all backgrounds will enjoy.” Tickets & More Info!         August 25th: Summer Scream “After a two-year hiatus, Summer Scream returns to Lakeside Amusement Park on August 25, 2022, to celebrate its decade anniversary with unlimited rides, nightlong open bars, live music by DJ Bella Scratch, and a one-time immersive experience exploring Lakeside’s rich history, including artifacts not seen for generations. Summer Scream is the only private, cultural event to take over Denver’s iconic Lakeside Amusement park – all in support of Denver Film.” Tickets & More Info!             Have an amazing August!  

Denver Real Estate News – August 2022

  Think the U.S. is Alone in Our Economic Woes? Think Again!   When researching the local real estate market, and even the national market, it’s easy to forget that we’re not alone in our current economic woes. In fact, there are many similarities between what’s happening here and in the rest of the world. For example, as recently reported by the Wall Street Journal, real estate developers in China are struggling to attract new buyers. Fears about a recession loom, Covid shutdowns are once again on the rise in large cities like Shanghai, and the demand for homes and apartments is down. That sounds all too familiar here. However, one thing that’s quite different about their market is the incentives being offered by Chinese developers to try and entice buyers. Many have been offering brand new cars and parking spaces as perks to new home buyers. We’d be hard-pressed to get those kinds of incentives in the U.S., but we should start to see more seller concessions being offered! At least we’re not alone in our current economic struggles.   What’s Happening in our Local Market? Locally, housing inventory is back on the rise after what felt like the most competitive two years to date. Colorado buyers have slowed their frenetic pace, and many have hit the brakes on their home purchases completely. They’re afraid of what the current recession might bring. They’re also being deterred by rising mortgage interest rates and inflation. So, what does this slowdown actually mean for our market, and for home price appreciation in general? The message we see in the media when something changes in the market is, “change is bad”. The media implies that home prices will tank and that things will spiral out of control. Although that’s not impossible, it’s a very dramatic outlook and one that’s highly likely to be incorrect. One reassuring thing to note is that when experts look at the data, 2022 real estate traffic seems to just be returning to levels seen in 2019, pre-pandemic. If you look at home showing traffic for this year, things seem to be cooling off. However, they’re just falling in line with the stats we saw in summer 2019.     The inventory situation is similar. Purchases are fewer, and inventory is on the rise from the depressed levels it started at this year. On the other hand, we haven’t even caught up to 2019 inventory levels. For perspective, back in 2019 we were already short on inventory, and prices were already on the rise. Even though the 2019 inventory looks high in the chart below, things were already on the scarce side back then.     Historically, the average end-of-June inventory was 15,750 active listings. At the end of this June, we were only at around 6,600 properties for sale. That means demand still well outstrips supply in our market. Due to that fact, home prices are not likely to decrease dramatically like everyone seems to think, but appreciation should slow over the rest of the year. It’s also critical to note that 2021 was a record-setting year for home price appreciation and sales. Just because things are slowing down from 2021, doesn’t mean things are stalling out. They’re just returning to “normal”. As inventory and interest rates continue to increase, real estate traffic should continue to go down, especially in the fall and winter months. That is normal seasonality. Real estate and mortgage experts are optimistic about these market changes, since the past couple of years have been abnormal, and frankly unsustainable. For Sellers The recent increase in inventory is bringing us slightly closer to a more balanced market, but we’re still far from balance. This is still a seller’s market. Yet it is important that sellers realize they might not get as many offers and favorable terms for their homes, and premiums are down. If you overprice your home it will stay on the market longer, and you may have to accept a less-than-ideal offer. We’ve been seeing this much more frequently. For Buyers On the buyer side, you may be able to negotiate more concessions than you would have last year, or even get a deal on a property that sits on the market too long, but don’t push your luck! Houses are still in high demand, and you don’t want to get too greedy and miss out on the property you really want by pushing too hard.     As always, feel free to contact us if you have questions or are interested in making a move.  

What to do in Denver in July 2022

What to do in July in Denver!     Present – August 7th: Colorado Renaissance Festival “This season we will take you on a magical tour through time and legend. As you wander down the village streets and pathways of the Colorado Renaissance Festival, experience a 16th Century Renaissance Amusement Park! Ready thyself to revel with master revelers, watch artisans create original works of their ancient craft and be taken in by the tantalizing aromas of roast turkey legs, steak on a stake, fresh baked goods and much more. Featuring a cast of hundreds of authentically costumed merrymakers living and working throughout the village and performing, continuously, upon the Festival’s stages, the illusion of a rollicking 16th Century festival day is created.” Tickets & More Info!         Present – August 7th: Colorado Shakespeare Festival “For over 60 seasons, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival has delighted audiences with classic theatre under the stars. The Colorado Shakespeare Festival is a professional theatre company in association with the University of Colorado Boulder. Since 1958, the festival has celebrated and explored Shakespeare and his continuing influence and vitality through productions of superior artistic quality, education and community engagement.” Tickets & More Info!         July 8th – 10th: Colorado Black Arts Festival “Colorado Black Arts Festival proudly presents its 36th annual celebration of African American art and culture. A Colorado experience like no other takes place July 8, 9 and 10, 2022 in historic Denver City Park West.” More Info!           July 22nd: The Lumineers “The Lumineers Brightside World Tour 2022 at Coors Field on Friday, July 22. With Special Guests Gregory Alan Isakov and Daniel Rodriguez.” Get Tickets!           July 23rd: Summer Brew Fest “The annual Denver Summer Brew Fest, established in 2004, returns to the Mile High Station on July 23rd. Join us for unlimited samples of some of the best beer, cider, seltzers, and more while listening to great music at this indoor/outdoor event featuring food trucks. Music lineup: Chili Powder – 1-4pm, Jen Korte – 6-7pm, Ninety Percent 90s – 7-10pm. Buy your tickets today before it sells out!” Get Tickets!           July 23rd – 24th: Cheesman Park Art Festival “A charming event with an outstanding lineup of artists & craftsmen, the Cheesman Park Art Fest has you culturally covered from live music beneath the trees to Denver’s best food trucks! Here in the park you will find zero commercial booths – 100% of booths are dedicated to showcase handmade juried works of art & craft. From jewelry and pottery to oil paintings and woodwork, there’s something for everyone, and we carefully curate the lineup to showcase a wide range of prices & styles. Save the dates and bring friends & family to experience this award-winning art festival in the heart of Denver!” More Info!         July 25th: Film On The Rocks: The Greatest Showman “Denver Film is thrilled to announce THE GREATEST SHOWMAN live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Monday, July 25th, 2022. Doors open at 6:30pm. Pre-show performances start at 7:00pm. Film starts at 8:30pm. The classic summer series returns, featuring live performances and beloved films under the stars at the iconic Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre.” Get Tickets!         July 27th – 31st: 26th Annual Chicano Music Festival and Auction “The 26th Annual Chicano Music Festival and Auction is a roots music festival dedicated to celebrating music born on this side of the US-Mexico border. Dance under the stars at the biggest party of the year.” More Info!           Have an amazing July!  

Denver Real Estate News – July 2022

As Summer Heats Up, The Market Cools Off The real estate market is finally starting to slow. Housing inventory in Metro Denver is increasing. The number of active listings at the end of May was up for the first time in recent memory, at a 7.9% increase from the May prior, jumping from 3,755 active listings to 4,051 active listings.     This rise in inventory is a sure sign that things are beginning to cool off and that the buyer pool has started to thin out. Some buyers have undoubtedly been priced out of the market, given high average home prices and mortgage interest rate hikes. Plus, high inflation for everyday items like gas and groceries adds up fast. This increase in inventory is much needed for the buyers still in the ring, who have suffered through some of the worst housing scarcity to date. Things should be a little less competitive right now than they have been over the past two years, and the days on market for listings is likely to increase over time. On the flip side, sellers are still looking to capitalize on their equity and move or trade-up before interest rates get much higher. Some are getting a little panicky about a looming recession. For sellers who want to make a move right now: Remember, this is still a seller’s market. Buyers may be less willing to waive their concessions and offer crazy amounts over-asking price, but demand is still high for homes. One crucial thing to note about these recent changes is that the increase in active housing inventory, the slowdown in home price appreciation, and the rise in interest rates are all factors that are likely bringing us closer to a more “normal” real estate market, not towards a housing crash. Housing inventory was already historically low when the pandemic hit, then the move to remote work, desire for more indoor & outdoor space, etc., drove demand even higher. The net result was that historically low inventory, around 8,000 homes for sale in December 2019, was driven even lower. At times over the past couple of years, the inventory was as low as about 1,000-1,200 homes for sale at one time in the entire Denver metro!     In terms of price appreciation, having radical appreciation as we’ve seen over the past couple of years is not sustainable over the long term. The fact that price appreciation is starting to slow down but continuing to grow, is good for the balance of the local market. Plus, a recession doesn’t necessarily equal home price depreciation. Given genuine demand for homes and a scarcity of supply, slower-paced price appreciation is the most likely scenario for the foreseeable future. Last, mortgage interest rates were also already at historic lows when the pandemic struck. Those too were driven even lower by the FED to combat inflation, to a record low in December 2020: 2.68%. Although rates have been on the rise lately, they are still on the low end, historically.     All these factors point to a real estate market that is simply slowing down from its fervent pace over the past two years. Please reach out if you have any questions! A market shift can be a big adjustment, but with the right plan, you can still work it to your advantage. Feel free to contact us if you are interested in making a move.  

What to do in Denver in June 2022

This June in Denver! Let’s Go Avs!!!      June 9th – June 26th: Moulin Rouge! The Musical “Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur and glory! A world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Pop the champagne and prepare for the spectacular spectacular…Welcome to Moulin Rouge! The Musical.” Get Tickets         June 13th: Film on the Rocks: Thor: Ragnarok “Denver Film is thrilled to announce THOR: RAGNAROK live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Monday, June 13th, 2022. Doors open at 6:30pm. Pre-show performances start at 7:00pm. The film starts at 8:30pm. After two years of drive-in screenings and a limited run of in-amphitheater events in 2021, the 2022 Film on the Rocks will be a fully in-amphitheater experience. The classic summer series returns, featuring live performances and beloved films under the stars at the iconic Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre.” Get Tickets       The Avs are in the Stanley Cup Finals! – starts June 15 until a winner is decided Hockey Fans! Our Colorado Avalanche will be playing the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Finals starting on June 15th! The 2022 Stanley Cup Finals will air exclusively on ABC (simulcast on ESPN+), marking the first time that the full event has aired on U.S. broadcast television. To find tickets, start here.         June 17th – 19th: Juneteenth Music Festival “This historic street festival returns to the Five Points neighborhood, June 17-19, with live performances, art, vendors and fun for the entire family. Don’t miss the interactive and educational programming at acclaimed African American cultural institutions and landmarks.” More Info           June 17th – 19th: The Denver BBQ Festival “The Denver BBQ Festival will bring together legendary pitmasters from Denver, Texas, Kansas City, St. Louis, and around the nation to serve award-winning BBQ. In addition, attendees can enjoy cold beer and drinks, BBQ tutorials & demonstrations, games & activities for the whole family, and live music from bands like The Rick Lewis Project. Admission is FREE on Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday, and attendees will be able to listen to great music and purchase world-class BBQ from some of the most iconic pitmasters and restaurants across the country.” Tickets & More Info         June 23rd: Top Taco “This year’s Top Taco will feature over 60 Restaurants! It’s a culinary extravaganza like no other!  At Top Taco, festival-goers sample unlimited taco tastes from over 60 restaurants and signature tequila cocktails from some of the best bartenders in Denver.  Then you vote for your favorites to crown four categories of awards: Top Creative Taco, Top Traditional Taco, Top Vegetarian Taco, and Top Cocktail. With 5 stages of amazing music, creative tequila lounge areas, an entire tent dedicated to mezcal tasting, and some of the best chefs and mixologists in the city, Top Taco has become the Can’t-miss summer event in Denver – and always sells out!” Tickets & More Info         June 23rd– 26th: Denver Fringe Festival “The Denver Fringe Festival is an annual performing arts festival featuring original theatre, comedy, improv, cabaret, magic, dance, aerial, circus and more at venues throughout Five Points and the RiNo Art District.” More Info         June 25th: Highlands Street Fair “Join us Saturday, June 25, 2022 for the free Highlands Street Fair in Highland Square, West 32rd Ave. in Denver, Colorado. Enjoy live music, food from local restaurants, great shopping, and more! Support local business and the local Denver community to start your summer on a high-note.” More Info           June 25th – 26th: 2022 Denver PrideFest “Denver PrideFest features a two-day festival that draws visitors from throughout the state of Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region. Estimated attendance in 2019 exceeded 525,000 for the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Stonewall! The weekend kicks off with the Pride 5K on Saturday, June 25, followed by the two-day Denver PrideFest at Civic Center Park. The Fest includes over 250 exhibitors, 30 food & beverage vendors, and live performances all weekend long. Sunday begins at 9:30 am with colorful floats, marchers, music, and much more at the annual Coors Light PrideFest Parade. Over 100,000 cheering guests will line 14 blocks of Colfax Avenue from Cheesman Park to Civic Center, where the celebrations continue at day two of Denver PrideFest.” More Info         Have a great June!  

Denver Real Estate News – June 2022

  Media Frenzy vs. The Facts Many people we’ve spoken with have no idea what to think about the current housing market. The media is leading people to believe that we’re in another housing bubble. A few sources are even predicting a rapid decline in home prices when “the bubble” finally bursts. We’re here to cut through the noise and provide a no-nonsense snapshot of the current market. The media is trying to liken what’s happening today to what happened back in 2008/2009. In reality, there’s little evidence we’re in a housing bubble. One major factor is the job market. Back in the days of the Great Recession, the unemployment rate hovered around 10%, making it hard for people to afford their mortgages, many of whom should have been considered unqualified to receive their loans in the first place. Lending standards today are much healthier than they were during the days of sub-prime mortgages. As of April 2022, the unemployment rate was just 3.6%, significantly lower than in the Great Recession. A healthy jobs market goes a long way toward a stable housing market. Additionally, even if unemployment does spike, most existing homeowners have enough equity in their homes that they would land on their feet if they did need to sell. What should be more of a concern from an economic perspective is that the “yield curve” inverted in March, which is one of the best leading indicators of a recession. Once this change happens, it takes 18 months on average for a recession to occur. We have already begun to see some investors panic in the current “bear” stock market. The good news: real estate is historically a much safer investment than stocks, due to less risk over a longer period. Houses, in general, will always be worth money — people will always need a place to live!   For Sellers If you don’t plan to move soon, one thing to keep in mind is that a recession does not equal a housing crisis. There is always the urge to panic about house prices and rush into a decision, but prices only declined in two of the past six recessions. It’s more likely that average home prices will continue to grow, but at a slower pace than they have been lately.   If you’re a seller looking to make a move, don’t let current changes in the market scare you out of doing what’s best for you and your family. A buyer’s market typically occurs if mortgage rates hit around 10%. A recession is currently imminent but should be gradual to start. However, in the words of Your Castle Real Estate founder Lon Welsh, “If you are a seller, this is the end of the party, so you should get there while you still can.”   For Buyers Don’t let rising mortgage interest rates scare you out of making your move. These rising rates could be your friend since they have already begun to price less qualified buyers out of the market and have increased the inventory slightly. Plus, when you look at rates from a historical perspective, you can see that the current rate of about 6% in Colorado is historically low compared with the national averages of days gone by. Rates have a lot more room to go up than to go down. You can see from past data that if rates do get much higher than 8%, those changes could last as long as the next 20 years! If it makes sense for your situation, you might want to make your move sooner rather than wait for things to get more expensive down the road. Talk to a good lender about the pros and cons as soon as possible. It may benefit you to lock in a rate now before the Federal Reserve hikes them even more to help combat inflation.       Also, take a look at this recent market snapshot:     As always, we are here to help you use this information to your advantage. Reach out if you’re thinking about making a move!    

What to do in Denver in May 2022

May Events and Fun in Denver!        May 3rd – 15th: Colorado Avalanche Stanley Cup Playoffs The Colorado Avalanche will take on the Nashville Predators for Round 1 of the 2022 playoffs. Games 1-4 are set for May 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 9th. Games 5, 6, and 7 will be played if necessary on May 11th, 13th, and 15th. Home Game Tickets & More Info!         May 7th – 8th: 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 14th – 15th: Asian American and Pacific Islander+ Festival “In celebration of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month, Denver Zoo is proud to partner with the Filipino-American Community of Colorado to host the first-ever Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI+) Festival at the Zoo. Together, we will celebrate the diversity of Colorado’s Asian community through multicultural dance, music, art, workshop and community engagement; and the Zoo’s unique connection to Asian cultures and countries through our animals and conservation programs. Guests are welcome to dress up in the traditional culture they identify with.” More Info!     May 14th – 15th: Denver Colfax Marathon “We are excited to celebrate the Denver Colfax Marathon on our traditional May weekend – May 14, 15, 2022.  We’ll have our two-day Cigna Denver Colfax Marathon Expo at Empower Field at Mile High on Friday, May 13th and Saturday, May 14th.  Our 5K Kickoff will be on Saturday, and our main Race Day will be on Sunday with the Marathon, Half Marathon, Urban 10 Miler and Marathon Relay (Corporate, Government and Open Relay Divisions).” Registration & More Info!     May 20th – 22nd: Colorado Rockies vs. New York Mets “Enjoy exciting major league baseball and come out to this series between the Colorado Rockies and the New York Mets.” Get Tickets!           May 28th – 29th: Denver Arts Festival “The summer arts festival season will open with the 23rd Annual Denver Arts Festival, May 28-29, at Conservatory Green in Central Park. Experience fine art and fine crafts from over 140 Colorado and national Artists. You can make a day of it with plenty of art to see, wine tasting from La Crema Winery, food trucks, adult beverages plus free live music both days. There is the Kids Art Zone where kids can create their own paintings to take home with them. Come see why this festival is one of the top-ranked shows in the country. Free admission and free parking.” More Info!       Have a great May!