Denver Memorial Day 2016

Memorial Day Weekend provides the perfect opportunity to spend time with friends and family, enjoy the outdoors, and remember those that have fought tirelessly for our country. This upcoming holiday weekend, we’re geared up for some serious Colorado fun, take a look at the Wishlist Memorial Day Weekend agenda:

Denver Day of Rock

Spend Memorial Day Weekend outdoors, listening to great music with Denver’s Day of Rock. This free event on the 16th street mall features 5 stages, with 25 artists who will perform all day Saturday, May 28th. The concert is organized to benefit Amp the Cause, which supports a collection of Colorado non-profits. For more information check out their website here.


Museum Tours

This time of year it’s impossible to count on warm weather. For an indoor option that offers a family-friendly way to spend Memorial Day, we’ve rounded up a list of our favorite Denver Museums. Check it out:


Clyfford Stills Museum: One of Denver’s newest additions to the museum circuit is a nearly complete collection of the late, great Clyfford Still’s work. Housed in a stunning, modern building on the backside of the Denver Art Museum, the collection features 90% of Stills’ work. Another bonus? It’s free on Friday’s after five, so grab the family for a fun evening outing.


Denver Art Museum: The Denver Art Museum provides a multitude of exquisite pieces for viewing. This Memorial Day, explore the samurai exhibition which features full suits of samurai armor, on loan from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller collection. View a list of current and upcoming exhibitions here.


The History Colorado Museum: For Colorado enthusiasts, take a step back in time with a visit to the History Colorado Museum. With interactive exhibits, stories of the early frontier days, and a look at Denver’s early years, this museum is a fun and family-friendly activity.
Brewery Biking Tour

Memorial Day is best spent outdoors and amongst friends. This holiday weekend, cruise the streets of Fort Collins stopping at some of the city’s best breweries with Wishlist’s brewery biking tour. Guides will lead you to the best beers and the best views during this two-person adventure. For more info, check out our Urban Living Wishlist.


Boulder Creek Festival

Memorial Day functions as the unofficial start of the summer. This year, start your summer the right way with the Boulder Creek Festival. The festival is free to the public and features 9 separate event areas with 500 vendors showcasing everything from community arts and crafts to healthier alternatives, technology, and an array of music and dance performances. The festival also features carnival rides, food and beverage vendors, and a rubber duck race down the creek.


ArtStir Denver

Explore the works of Colorado’s top local artists during ArtStir Denver 2016. Located in the heart of Downtown Denver at the Pavilions, ArtStir features over 100 local and regional Colorado artists and crafters in a myriad of mediums. In addition to artist booths, the festival will feature a variety of food and drink vendors including Hard Rock Café Denver, Maggiano’s Little Italy, and Grimaldi’s Pizzeria. Local craft beers will also be on tap, provided by Budweiser.

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