This is it!  Summer is here!  While people often associate Colorado with winter sports such as snowmobiling and skiing/snowboarding, the state really comes alive in the summer with endless festivals, concerts, and outdoor activities.  Here is a small sampling of all the fun happening in June 2017.


Civic Center Eats (All Month –Tues/Wed/Thu)

Civic Center Park in the heart of Denver is the perfect location to gather locals from throughout the city for lunch.  Every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday Denver’s thriving food truck scene combines together from 11am – 2pm at Civic Center Park serving a smorgasbord of gourmet treats built to be consumed in beautiful scenery as a picnic among thousands of others looking for some fresh air and sunshine.  Try some Latin cuisine from Arepas House (truck), BBQ from Still Smokin’, or puns and grub at What Would Cheesus Do.  June 1st will be the only Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday in June in which this will not be scheduled, but plan on hitting it up every other day for a variety of options.  Oh, and there are often live bands and street performers so plan for a long, tasty, entertaining luncheon.

To learn more about Civic Center Eats click Daily Picnic

Bands on the Bricks (All Month – Wednesdays)

One of the little gems of Boulder is the Pearl Street Mall.  Every Wednesday evening local bands will take over the street blasting it with live tunes to dance to.  Music starts at 6pm with an opening act and the headliner will start at 7pm.  Don’t miss out on the beer/wine/margarita garden that starts at 5:30pm.  Looking for food?  There will be street food as well as the outstanding restaurants that only Pearl Street offers; complete with patios to enjoy the music from, of course.  Pro tip: skip out of work early so that you can take advantage of the early and fantastic food and drink happy hour specials that spoil the locals every day.  You’ll have a full belly and proper buzz going by the time the headliner hits the stage.

To learn more about Bands on the Bricks click Boulder Party

The GoPro Mountain Games (June 8th – 11th)

Vail might be a blast in the winter with some of the best slopes in North America, but the summer is equally exciting.  Extreme sport stars come together for this celebration of crazy cool mountain activities.  The games consist of “nine sports and 25 disciplines including: biking, running, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, slackline, dockdogs, climbing, rafting, and yoga.”  We’re not sure what competitive yoga looks like, but all sports are great so we’re willing to be flexible (see what we did there?).  There will also be free nightly concerts in conjunction with the event so plan on sports, sunshine, and some dancing as well.  Bring the family for demos and cool activities that allow you to get the gist of kayaking and mountain climbing.

To learn more about The GoPro Mountain Games click Everything Mountain

Denver Chalk Art Festival (June 3rd – 4th)

One of the best annual events in Denver is the Denver Chalk Art Festival.  Larimer Square is alive and humming while the street is shut down for vendors and, of course, chalk artists.  You’ll be amazed at what these talented artists can do with some colored chalk and a few hours of work.  Pray for no rain and plan to drop by for a few hours as the restaurants will be kicking, street food will be fully available, as well as brewery, winery, and distillery representation will be in tents serving you whatever your taste buds desire.  On top of all that, there were be several live bands throughout the festival.  Cheer on renowned artists showing off their skills as well as local high school art programs honing their skills at this collaboration of artists.

To learn more about the Denver Chalk Art Festival click Hopscotch Anyone?

Cirque Du Soleil’s Luzia – (June 1st – 25th)

Skip over to the Pepsi Center parking lot where it has been transformed into a gigantic circus tent luring the young and old alike.  If you’ve been to a Cirque show whether in Vegas, Walt Disney World, or a traveling show in your hometown you know that it is a must-see event.  If you haven’t seen one then you may not know what you’re missing out on so just take our word for it that you will not want to miss this.  Luzia is a show focused on a fantastical Mexico enveloped in music, dancing, and gravity-defying stunts.  Like all Cirque shows, Luzia is bound to be quirky, colorful, and breathtaking.

To learn more about Cirque Du Soleil’s Luzia click Clowns aren’t (that) Scary

Colorado is teeming with activities throughout June so get some rest as you’ll be busy making memories all month long!