Top Colorado Upcoming Events Happening July and August 2023

Explore events happening in Colorado from acrobats to music showcases to Madonna's Celebration Tour
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July 5 – Aug. 13, Ball Arena

Kooza is a little bit of acrobatics under a big-top-tent and a lot of clowning in the signature style of Cirque du Soleil. The production brings the circus to new heights on the tallest stage ever designed by Cirque du Soleil. The final act offers a performance by Laura Kmetko, the only acrobat in the world to do a double flip on one stilt.

July 7-16, Crested Butte

Crested Butte’s 10-day festival to advocate for wildflower preservation and appreciation includes 300 educational events offered by more than 60 instructors of photography, birds and butterflies, botany and geology. Outdoor activities include hikes of varying difficulty, yoga, Jeep tours and garden tours. Visit the website for the full program guide. Reminder: Do not pick the flowers!

Top Taco

July 13, Westminster City Park

An event dedicated to taco tasting might be the best way to spend a Thursday evening all summer. All-you- can-eat tacos from more than 60 lo- cal eateries will be competing for Top Taco in the categories of traditional, creative and vegetarian. The area’s best mixologists and mezcals will vie for Top Cocktail to complete the pairing. A VIP Experience is available.

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Drums Along the Rockies

July 15, Canvas Stadium, 751 W. Pitkin St., Fort Collins

Drums Along the Rockies, one of the Rocky Mountain region’s most-anticipated summertime music attractions, offers an evening of marching music pageantry showcasing the precision, passion and power of eight of America’s elite drum and bugle corps as they compete during their annual summer national tour en route to the Drum Corps International World Championships. A Colorado tradition since 1964, Drums Along the Rockies features Colorado’s own Blue Knights.

Madonna: Celebration Tour

July 25, Ball Arena

A four-decade retrospective, Madonna’s Celebration Tour will dazzle Denver this summer. The Material Girl is on a 35-city world tour that includes one night at Ball Arena, with special guest Bob the Drag Queen, among others. VIP options are available.

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Underground Music Showcase

July 28-30, Broadway

Discover new favorite bands among emerging artists during Denver’s largest music festival. Broadway will boast hundreds of shows spanning intimate indoor venues and outdoor stages at the epicenter of indie for the three day event. Headliners include Jamila Woods, Emmit Fenn and Crumb.

Heritage Fire

July 29, Snowmass Village

The flavors of this live-fire outdoor culinary event, featuring whole animal cookery, will blaze through Snowmass on its 14-city tour. More than 20 of the country’s top chefs will prepare heritage-breed beef, pork, fish and rabbit using locally sourced ingredients against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. Sommeliers, distillers, breweries and barkeeps will round out the all-inclusive evening of eats. VIP and general admission tickets are available. Be sure to cast your vote for Best Bite of the Day.

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C.A.S.T. for Kids

July 29, Chatfield Reservoir

This first-time fishing event will provide children ages 6-18 with disabilities the opportunity to spend the morning fishing and boating with their families and volunteers. C.A.S.T. stands for Catch a Special Thrill; partners of the event are the Daniel Bros. Memorial Fund and Pacific Seafood. Spread the positive message that children with disabilities can accomplish anything!

Leadville Boom Days

August 4-6, Leadville

Experience the Old West and some modern fun in the historic silver-mining town. Festivities include a car show, motorcycle events, burro race, costume contest, pie-eating contest and more. Cash prizes will be award- ed to those flexing their skills in the drilling and mucking contests. The parade begins at 10 a.m. Saturday with historian Janice Fox as this year’s grand marshal.

Breckenridge International Festival of Arts

August 11-12, Breckenridge

Music, dance, art, film and family entertainment will be celebrated throughout cultural venues, pub- lic parks, trails and open spaces in picturesque Breckenridge. Resident artist Circa Contemporary Australian Circus will host a workshop and per- form, along with other main stage performances including an evening with Fran Lebowitz, Schick Machine and Exuberant Moderns: A Gallery Guide to the Modern Concert Stage. Interactive program- ming is free with registration and includes a skate- boarding and jazz jam session, yoga on the Blue River each day, a craft tent and nature and art hikes. This event is hosted by Create Breck.


August 19, Harmony Equine Center, 5540 E. Highway 86, Franktown

Don’t miss this signature fundraiser for the Dumb Friends League on Aug. 19. The event kicks off at 4 p.m. with horse demonstrations, cocktails and a chance to visit with adorable, adoptable pets followed by dinner and a live auction. Guests can dance the night away to the music of Super Diamond, a Neil Diamond tribute band. Help support animals in need!

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The Butterfly Ball

August 19, Omni Interlocken Hotel, 500 Interlocken Blvd., Broomfield

The Butterfly Pavilion invites you to attend the Butterfly Ball, a gala that includes a magical stroll through the Monarch Menagerie with 400 live monarch butterflies. Enjoy a champagne welcome, cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, seated dinner and dancing.

Morgan Adams Concours d’Elegance

August 26, Centennial Airport

The Morgan Adams Foundation presents its 20th annual Concours d’Elegance on Aug. 26 at Centennial Airport. This event brings together some of the finest vintage and modern aircraft, automobiles and motorcycles in the Rocky Mountain Region. Enjoy exotic and classic street and race cars alongside custom private jets while you enjoy a walk-about feast with samples from some of the area’s finest restaurants. Proceeds benefit the Morgan Adams Foundation, which provides the best available research and therapeutic options to children in the Rocky Mountains who are diagnosed with cancer.

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Fill a Plate for Hunger

September 7, ReelWorks, 1399 35th St., Denver

We Don’t Waste will host the 12th annual Fill a Plate for Hunger, featuring a cocktail hour, a multi-course dinner and live and silent auctions. Chef Troy Guard of the TAG Restaurant Group designed the menu, which will be crafted by celebrated local chefs. Proceeds will go toward recovering and distribution of food to those in need in the Denver community.

2022 Flock Party

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Flock Party

September 9, Denver Zoo

Mark your calendars for the Denver Zoo’s 2023 Flock Party, a colorful, casual and all-inclusive evening featuring festive food and drink, live entertainment and exclusive animal experiences, all for the benefit of the beloved animals. The Denver Zoo invites you to come and shake a tailfeather for a good cause.


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