You may have heard that Denver is home to some of the nation’s best skiing and snowboarding, and that we’re proud to have this amazing, all-natural amphitheater called Red Rocks. Yet the city has so much more to offer than concerts and winter sports. Since you’re here, we invite you to check out what’s coming up on the city’s events calendar.
In this amazing display by rodeo’s biggest superstars, you can watch some of the world’s top reining horses doing their thing, the Denver Professional Bull Rider’s Chute-Out, and the Mexican Rodeo Extravaganza. Head to the National Western Complex and experience the ultimate western performance.
During Denver Restaurant Week, enjoy tantalising set menus at discounted prices from a selection of Denver’s top restaurants. With more than 150 restaurants taking part, they also offer wine, beer and drinks specials. This is a great opportunity for connoisseurs to sample the unusual flavours from restaurants all over the state.
A celebration of Hispanic food and culture, this event started out as a local street fair in 1987 and is now the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration in the USA. The event celebrates the Mexican Army’s defeat of invading French forces in the battle of Puebla in 1862. Expect to experience Mexican cultured arts and crafts, Mexican culinary delights, Mariachi bands and Mexican Latino entertainment.
The USA Pro Challenge (UPC) cycling race takes place each year in Colorado in late summer. The event is the most demanding bike race held on American soil. The world’s best cyclists compete as they experience breathless altitudes day after day, bringing the danger and adrenaline of professional biking to elevations more than three kilometers high. The race is across some of the most picturesque terrain in the world – the Colorado Rocky Mountains. And for the grand finale? Denver, The Mile High City is the place to be!
The Denver Parade of Lights has been a Christmas tradition since 1975. Over 350,000 spectators line the length of the 2-mile parade route to watch a lively procession of floats, costumed characters and marching bands. The route snakes it way through Downtown Denver to the City and County Building where you can buy tickets for the Grandstand seated area. From here, you can witness competitions in a number of categories, such as the ‘Best Music and Marching Performance’.