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Did you know you can explore The Mile High City without leaving a carbon footprint?

Experience Denver’s 300 days of sunshine on tree-line sidewalks and miles of dedicated bike trails, or take a stroll or ride on the Cherry Creek Trail, which connects downtown to the Cherry Creek shopping district.

Discover more of Denver’s unique and diverse neighborhoods from the comfort of a pedicab. Sit back and enjoy the fresh air as your cruise through The Mile High City’s historic districts.

Or hop on the 16th Street MallRide – a free electric bus that travels from one end of downtown’s busting 16th Street Mall to the other, every day of the week! This mile-long promenade is the hub of activity in the city center. Step off at Denver Union Station and continue through Commons Park to the Lower Highlands neighborhood via a pedestrian bridge.

The 16th Street MallRide is a free electric bus that travels from one end of downtown’s busting 16th Street Mall to the other, every day of the week. Courtesy Rebecca Todd

For more information on the Official Gateway City of Denver, visit VisitDenver.com.

Denver, Colorado, is the gateway city to the wide-open spaces of the Rocky Mountains and national parks of the American West.

It’s a walkable outdoor city with urban adventures for all ages, 300 days of sunshine and breathtaking mountain scenery. Bike through RiNo (River North) Art District to see colorful street art murals, and stop to sample craft beer on the sunny terrace at Blue Moon Brewing Company. Or wander through Denver Botanic Gardens, an urban oasis, and enjoy farm-to-table cuisine on the street patio in Larimer Square. If you prefer a slower pace, get out of the city with an easy hike at Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre or take a day trip to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Watch this video to “Get a Feel For Denver – Safe to Explore.”

Get out of the city with an easy hike at Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre. Courtesy Visit Denver

For more information on the Official Gateway City of Denver, visit VisitDenver.com.

Detour (Thomas Evans) is a Denver street art muralist known for large-scale, abstract portraits of influential people in his life. Check out this video to learn more about Detour and his colorful murals in Denver’s RiNo (River North) Art District.

While retaining its industrial character, RiNo is home to many urban food halls and craft breweries on the Denver Beer Trail. RiNo is a hotspot for artists, foodies and designers with street art murals around every corner. Every September, Detour and other muralists from all over the country take over RiNo during CRUSH Walls, a weeklong, free public event celebrating street art that has been responsible for curating hundreds of murals in RiNo over the past decade.

Detour (Thomas Evans) is a Denver street art muralist known for large-scale, abstract portraits of influential people in his life. Courtesy

For more information on the Official Gateway City of Denver, visit VisitDenver.com.

Denver, The Mile High City and gateway to the Great American West, is a walkable, outdoor-focused city with 300 days of sunshine, brilliant blue skies, breathtaking mountain scenery and urban adventures for all ages. There are many ways to enjoy our city:

  • Top 10 Urban Adventures in Denver
  • Get inspired with this “Get a Feel for Denver” video featuring music from Colorado’s own OneRepublic
  • Get the Mile High experience without physically being in Denver with virtual experiences including tours of museums like Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art and Denver Art Museum, wine tastings, Red Rocks concert videos and more!

Love This City Mural. Courtesy Visit Denver


For more information on the Official Gateway City of Denver, visit VisitDenver.com.

Summer Concert Series

(May through October)

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Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre. No music lover’s bucket list is complete without experiencing a concert at the world-famous Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre, and during the day, you can hike the park’s scenic trails amidst ancient, giant boulders.

Credit: Colorado

Denver Beer Week and Great American Beer Festival

(Sept. 18-26, 2020)

A nine-day, citywide celebration of all things beer ending with Great American Beer Festival, the biggest gathering of beer aficionados in the nation boasts more than 4,000 different beers from 800 breweries for three days at the Colorado Convention Center.

Credit: Brewers Association

Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism

(Oct. 25-Jan. 17, 2021)

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Denver Art Museum (Oct. 25-Jan. 17, 2021) will explore the Mexican modernism movement through paintings and photography.

Credit Stevie Crecelius

Mile High Holidays

(November – January, 2021)

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Experience the holidays in Denver with the annual Parade of Lights, performing arts shows and millions of twinkling lights, including the brilliantly lit, 110-foot tall Mile High Tree.

Credit: Nikki A Rae

Learn more about Denver’s biggest events in 2020.


For more information on the Official Gateway City of Denver, visit VISITDENVER.com.

 

Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature exhibit at Denver Art Museum

Oct 21-Feb 2, 2020. The exhibition will feature more than 120 paintings spanning Monet’s entire career and will focus on the celebrated French impressionist artist’s enduring relationship with nature and his response to the varied and distinct places in which he worked. Only at Denver Art Museum this winter and the Barberini in Potsdam, Germany in 2020.

Photo: Denver Art Museum

Mile High Holidays

November 29-January 26, 2020. Experience the magic of Mile High Holidays with holiday events including the annual Parade of Lights, performing arts shows, downtown ice skating rink, German Christkindl market and colorful light displays throughout the city center, Denver Zoo and Denver Botanic Gardens.

  • New in 2019: Check out the MILE HIGH TREE! Step inside this brilliantly lit, 110-foot tall immersive sculpture opening November 30 in Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex – free every evening for the whole family! Amazing light & music shows take place every 30 minutes along with food, drink and holiday photo ops.

The holiday season ends with the annual National Western Stock Show & Rodeo (Jan 11-26, 2020). Grab your cowboy boots and head over to the world’s premier stock show and one of the nation’s largest rodeos.

Photos: Denver Union Station Grand Illumination, National Western Stock Show

Weekend Amtrak Ski Train to Winter Park Ski Resort

January 10-March 29, 2020 from Denver Union Station

Photo: Winter Park Express

Denver Professional Sports

Denver is home to seven professional sports teams that offer behind-the-scenes tours of their venues. During the winter months, cheer on the Colorado Avalanche (hockey) or the Denver Nuggets (basketball) at Pepsi Center or Denver Broncos (football) at Broncos Stadium at Mile High, both in the walkable downtown area.

Photos: Colorado Avalanche Fan, Denver Broncos football

For more information, visit: VISITDENVER.com

Denver Beer Week – Sept 27-Oct 5, 2019

Leading up to the Great American Beer Festival® every year, Denver Beer Week is a celebration of all things beer, includes beer tastings at local Denver restaurants, beer-paired dinners, “meet the brewer” nights, beer tappings, Denver brewery tours and a variety of entertaining beer events throughout the city.

To experience more of the craft beer scene, take a self-guided tour along the Denver Beer Trail and sample the craft beer paradise in The Mile High City. Explore the featured breweries, most of which are in the walkable downtown area, and you will find everything from Stouts to Lagers and all the flavors in between. Denver’s craft beer culture is thriving and creative.

Photo: Denver Beer Co

Be a professional sports fan!

Denver is home to seven professional sports teams that offer behind-the-scenes tours of their venues. During the winter months, cheer on the the Colorado Avalanche (hockey) or the Denver Nuggets (basketball) at Pepsi Center or Denver Broncos (football) at Broncos Stadium at Mile High, both in the walkable downtown area.

Photo: Colorado Avalanche Fan

Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature exhibit at Denver Art Museum

Oct 21-Feb 2, 2020. The exhibition will feature more than 120 paintings spanning Monet’s entire career and will focus on the celebrated French impressionist artist’s enduring relationship with nature and his response to the varied and distinct places in which he worked. Only at Denver Art Museum this winter and the Barberini in Potsdam, Germany in 2020.

Photo: Denver Art Museum
Cover Photo: Denver Broncos football

For more information, visit VISITDENVER.com.

Upcoming blockbuster exhibitions for the arts and culture scene in Denver

Denver Art Museum. Photo Credit: VISIT DENVER

The Denver Art Museum will host two special exhibitions in 2019. Dior: From Paris to the World (through March 3, 2019) showcases 70 years of the House of Dior’s legacy in the fashion world; and Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature (Oct. 20, 2019-Feb. 2, 2020) will feature more than 100 paintings from the celebrated French impressionist’s career.

Da Vinci. Photo credit: VISIT DENVER

Experience Leonardo Da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius (March 1-Aug. 25, 2019) at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, with life-size replicas of Leonardo’s machine inventions and a “Secrets of the Mona Lisa” exhibit.

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For more information, contact:
VISIT DENVER, The Convention and Visitors Bureau
1555 California St., Suite 300
Denver, CO 80202
Ph. 303-892-1112
www.VISITDENVER.com

The RiNo (River North) Art District is “where art is made.” The district’s interesting blend of urban charm and unique industrial revival makes it a great destination for visitors. Historic warehouses and factories now house jazz bars, restaurants, brewpubs, art galleries and working studios.

RiNo outdoor bar. Credit Adam Larkey

RiNo boasts a diverse mix of creative businesses ranging from visual artists, designers and furniture makers, to craft distillers and brewers, winemakers, creators of unique outdoor gear and small-batch coffee roasters. The art definitely extends beyond gallery walls in this neighborhood, with its colorful and innovative street art murals in alleys and on buildings around almost every corner!

From September 3-9, 2018, the annual CRUSH Street Art Festival (which stands for Creative Rituals Under Social Harmony) organizes artists, in partnership with local businesses, to splash color and concepts across the RiNo neighborhood. The event has become a platform for artists to gather, create, share ideas and techniques, all to the delight of some 20,000 spectators and visitors.

Ratio Beerworks in RiNo neighborhood credit VISIT DENVER

Upcoming Festivals and Events


Contact
VISIT DENVER, The Convention and Visitors Bureau
1555 California St., Suite 300
Denver, CO 80202
Ph. 303-892-1112
www.VISITDENVER.com