What better way to celebrate the summertime than with a fun street festival? Denver is host to a wide variety of amazing fests taking place this 2020 summer that you don’t want to miss. From art festivals to music, food and culture and so much more, there’s a festival for you and your family waiting around the corner this summer in Denver!

Where: Larimer Square | 1430 Larimer Square, Denver 80202
When: Friday & Saturday | June 5th-6th

Take a visit to Larimer Square to see the area come alive with amazing pieces of chalk art on the streets and sidewalks!

Visual artists both local and national will be showcasing their art at this fest that also includes musicians, a photo contest, and a Kids Zone with crafts and games!

Where: Denver Arts Festival Conservatory Green, Stapleton | 8304 E 49th Pl, Denver 80216
When: Saturday & Sunday | May 23rd-24th

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Returning for its 22nd year, the Denver Arts Festival is one of the biggest Art Fests in the state!

Drawing over 50,000 people over two days, this fest features an array of artists, live music, amazing food and drink, and lots more fun for the whole family!

Where: Five Points Neighborhood | 27th & Welton Station, Denver 80205
When: Saturday, May 16th | 10AM – 8PM

The historic Five Points Neighborhood in Denver is the home to a rich music history, including what was once a thriving jazz scene that hosted a multitude of venues and legendary musicians like Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk and more.

The Five Points Jazz Fest celebrates this rich history with live music, delicious food and drink, and fun for the whole family!

Where: 16th Street Mall, Denver 80202
When: Saturday, May 23rd | 2PM – 10PM

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The Denver Day of Rock is a super unique music festival that takes over the 16th Street Mall in Downtown Denver on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend!

Here you will find 5 stages of both local and national musicians playing a variety of music as well as delicious food and drink vendors. This festival is put on by Amp the Cause, a non-profit that is dedicated to improving the lives of children.

Where: Empower Field at Mile High | 1701 Bryand St, Denver 80204
When: Friday – Sunday | June 19th-21st

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The Denver BBQ festival features lots of fun activities, including live music, craft beer, wine and cocktails, vendors, demos, and of course a variety of some of the best BBQ you will ever eat!

Pitmasters will be smoking a whopping 18,000lbs of delicious meat this weekend, don’t miss out and make sure to come hungry!

Where: Five Points Neighborhood | 27th & Welton Station, Denver 80205
When: Saturday & Sunday | June 20th-21st

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Juneteenth is a holiday that celebrates the abolition of slavery in the former Confederate States of America.

Every year the Five Points Neighborhood in Denver celebrates this day with a music festival that includes a variety of vendors, musicians, activities, a kids zone, food and drink, and so much more!

Where: Sakura Square in Downtown Denver | 20th and Lawrence Streets, Denver 80202
When: Saturday & Sunday | June 27th-28th

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The Cherry Blossom Festival takes place at Sakura Square in Downtown Denver and celebrates Japanese culture!

Returning for its 48th year in 2020, this festival features live entertainment, music, lots of traditional food and drink, performers, a marketplace and various exhibits and demonstrations.

Where: Civic Center Park | 101 W. 14th Ave, Denver 80202
When: Saturday & Sunday | June 20th-21st

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The Denver PrideFest returns for another celebration of love, acceptance and self-expression!

This family-friendly festival is the biggest LGBTQ festival in the Rocky Mountain Area, and features a parade, 5k race, live entertainment and music, family activities, food and drink and lots more!

Where: Civic Center Park | 101 W. 14th Ave, Denver 80202
When: Saturday-Monday | September 5th-7th

Close out your summer at A Taste of Colorado over Memorial Day weekend in September!

This festival is rated one of the top food fests in the whole country, and brings in a staggering half a MILLION people over the weekend!

Where: Denver City Park | Colorado Blvd and York St, Denver 80205
When: Friday-Sunday | July 10th-12th

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The Black Arts Festival returns for its 34th year in 2020 celebrating African American culture with performance and visual artists that are both local and national!

Here you can find art vendors and installations, live music, performers, food and drink, and more.

Where: Cherry Creek North, Denver 80206
When: Friday – Saturday | July 3rd-5th

The Cherry Creek Arts Festival is an annual fest that features 265 local and national artists selling a wide array of art ranging in style and price.

Along with art vendors, you can find other entertainment like family activities, food and drink, music and more! Make sure to check out ARTivity Avenue for a whole block of family friendly crafts and activities!

Where: Sloan’s Lake Park | 1700 N Sheridan Blvd, Denver 80212
When: Saturday – Sunday | August 8th-9th

15 Free Summer 2020 Festivals in Denver

Take a trip to Sloan’s Lake Park for the annual Sloan’s Park Art & Music Festival taking place this August!

Here you can find a variety of art vendors along with family-activities, live music, delicious food vendors, craft beer and other drinks, and so much more! Sloan’s Lake is located in the heart of Denver and has lots of shade from the summer heat!

Where: Berkeley Park, Denver 80212
When: Saturday – Sunday | June 13th-14th

Located in the beautiful Berkeley Park, this art fest features both local artists and national artists from around the country.

Here you can find all sorts of fun entertainment like live music, food and drink vendors, and family activities. Kids will love the “creation station” where they can make their own crafts, get their face painted, and more!

Where: Pearl Street Mall | 1942 Broadway, Boulder 80302
When: Friday – Sunday | July 17th-19th

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The Pearl Street Arts Fest in Boulder returns for it’s 42nd year! See Pearl Street Mall in downtown Boulder come alive with art and celebration as the streets are lined with local and national art vendors.

Here you can also find entertainers, musicians, and much more!