Things to Do in Colorado This Labor Day

Cool things abound in Colorado this coming Labor Day! Be sure to squeeze the most out of summer and mark your calendars for these events and happenings around town.

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A TASTE OF COLORADO

WHEN: Aug. 31–Sept. 2, 2019

WHERE: Civic Center Park

A Taste of Colorado stands proud as the end-of-summer celebration of community pride and spirit in the Denver region. Over 500,000 people make the four-day festival their Labor Day Weekend celebration, enjoying the offerings of more 50 area restaurants, 275 marketplace artisans and vendors, six stages and educational programs promoting the diverse cultural and Western heritage of the region.

POLO FEST

WHEN: Aug. 31

WHERE: Denver Polo Club

Denver Polo Fest returns to Denver with Kygo and Sofi Tukker performing along with other amazing artists! Enjoy a fun-filled day with a variety of activities, food vendor and bars.

BREWS & VIEWS

WHEN: Aug. 31, 2019

WHERE: Hudson Gardens & Events Center

Now in its fifth year, taste craft beers from more than 30 Colorado breweries and dishes from premier food trucks, plus music, games and more!

LABOR DAY WEEKEND FIREWORKS AT ELITCH GARDENS THEME & WATER PARK

WHEN: Sept. 1, 2019

WHERE: Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park

Spend the day riding the roller coasters and the water slides at Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park, Denver’s downtown amusement park, then watch a brilliant fireworks display light up the night sky, starting at dusk.

CRUSH WALLS

WHEN: Sept. 2–8, 2019

WHERE: River North (RiNo) Art District

Denver’s foremost urban art festival is unlike any other: seven days and dozens of art happenings celebrating graffiti and street art with local and international artists, plus “off-the-wall” events for all.

DENVER FOOD + WINE FESTIVAL

WHEN: Sept. 3–8, 2019

WHERE: Throughout Denver

The Denver Food + Wine Festival is a multi-day extravaganza of food, wine and spirits education, promotion and tastings. Through a series of events, the festival aims to highlight industry impact, promote workforce development and celebrate Denver as a culinary destination.

 

MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS

 

PHISH

WHEN: Aug. 30–Sept. 1, 2019

WHERE: Dick’s Sporting Goods Park

Phish returns to Denver for their annual Labor Day series. If you haven’t been able to catch Trey Anastasio and the gang at one of their most beloved performances, you’re missing out.

CONCERTS AT RED ROCKS

WHEN: Aug. 30–Sept. 2, 2019

WHERE: Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre

Celebrate Labor Day Weekend at Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre! Start off with two nights of GRiZ (Aug. 30–31, 2019), followed by the KIDZ BOP World Tour 2019 (Sept. 1, 2019) and ending with an evening with Amos Lee (Sept. 2, 2019).

HEART

WHEN: Aug. 31, 2019

WHERE: Pepsi Center

Head to the Pepsi Center and rock out to Heart with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Elle King.

 

MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS

 

THE INCUBATION EFFECT

WHEN: Nov. 8, 2018–Sept. 9, 2019

WHERE: Denver Art Museum

Stroll through an insect nursery full of larger-than-life cocoons and larva sewn by Denver artist Nicole Anona Banowetz. Children and adults alike can also contribute to the life cycle of the nursery by designing their own creature to add to this ever-evolving exhibit.

WRITTEN ON THE LAND: UTE VOICES, UTE HISTORY

WHEN: Dec. 8, 2018–Aug. 2, 2021

WHERE: History Colorado Center

The Ute are Colorado’s longest continuous residents. In Written on the Land, you’ll journey to the places they call home and hear their stories, told in their own voices through art, photography and video.

IMAGES FROM THE TRACKS: PHOTOGRAPHS OF WILLIAM HENRY JACKSON

WHEN: Jan. 28, 2019–Jan. 5, 2020

WHERE: Colorado Railroad Museum

One of the foremost photographers to photograph the great American West, William Henry Jackson’s images had an immense influence on the public’s perception of the American West. A portion of those images were captured here in Colorado as Jackson traveled throughout the west by rail.

BEER HERE! BREWING THE NEW WEST FOR 65908

WHEN: May 18, 2019–Aug. 1, 2020

WHERE: History Colorado Center

Whether you’re an avid homebrewer or just someone who loves to cheers over a cold beer, you won’t want to miss History Colorado’s newest exhibit. Explore Colorado’s hoppy history, from gold rush saloons, to Prohibition, to today’s craft-beer craze.

THE LIGHT SHOW

WHEN: June 2, 2019–May 3, 2020

WHERE: Denver Art Museum

Let there be light! This brilliant exhibition features around 250 pieces pulled from the Denver Art Museum’s nine curatorial departments and explores humanity’s drive to understand both physical light and metaphorical, spiritual and divine light.

 

SPORTS

 

COLORADO ROCKIES VS. PITTSBURGH PIRATES

WHEN: Aug. 29–31, 2019

WHERE: Coors Field

Cheer on the Colorado Rockies as they take on the Pittsburgh Pirates in a three-day series this Labor Day Weekend.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN SHOWDOWN

WHEN: Aug. 30, 2019

WHERE: Broncos Stadium at Mile High

This annual football game between the University of Colorado Buffaloes and the Colorado State University Rams is the perfect start to your holiday weekend.

DENVER OUTLAWS VS. BOSTON CANNONS

WHEN: Aug. 31, 2019

WHERE: Broncos Stadium at Mile High

Don’t miss the thrill and excitement of Major League Lacrosse this weekend as the Denver Outlaws

(Event information and content from Denver.org.)