Memorial Day weekend marks a special couple of days for our great nation as we honor and remember the men and women who died while serving our country. Most years, Memorial Day Weekend also heralds in, officially, our long awaited Colorado summer. With weather typically in the mid-seventies, Memorial Day Weekend is the perfect time to shed your winter garb and enjoy some sun and fun. If you didn’t realize it was already the end of May (our calendar is still stuck on April), don’t worry, we’ve got your complete guide to this year’s Memorial Day Weekend.
The Boulder Creek Festival: May 24-26
This annual festival is, honestly, one of the best reasons we can think of to visit Boulder. With over 500 vendors, 4 stages to showcase music and dance, and countless carnival rides and food and beverage vendors, it’s not a hard sell. Don’t miss the main event: a rubber duck race down the Boulder Creek. If you’re looking for a fun, summer adventure, look no further. Free and open to the public, the Boulder Creek Festival is one of the best ways to welcome the summer.
Denver Day of Rock: May 23-24
Much like it’s Boulder Counterpart, the Denver Day of Rock is a festival you won’t want to miss. This annual event transforms the historic 16th street mall into a single, monumental block party. Enjoy a medley of more than 20 free, concerts throughout the day featuring favorites like the Plain White T’s, The Wendy Woo Band and many more. The whole event if free and fun, with food and beer gardens scattered throughout downtown so you can stay hydrated and fed for your day of fun.
Artstir Denver: May 24-25
For the more artistically inclined, peruse the art of beloved Colorado artists at the Denver Pavilions. This creative art market is designed to showcase Colorado music, art and style. It is free to attend, though you may be tempted to spend some money on some of your favorite pieces.
Memorial Day Parade and Tribute Ceremony: May 24
Perhaps the most awaited event of the weekend is the Denver Memorial Day Parade. The city will celebrate the day by commemorating those who lost their lives with a parade and Veterans Tribute at the Veterans Monument. The parade begins at 11:30 on Saturday morning. It is the perfect activity for families and friends, and a wonderful way to honor those that gave their lives to protect our country.
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