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Memorial Day Weekend Events

Family-friendly ways to celebrate the holiday weekend in the Denver metro area.

With a weekend full of outdoor events— including a Memorial Day parade and tributes to our vets, along with festivals and concerts—, it’’s sure to be a fun-filled weekend.

Colorado Remembers

May 26, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Enjoy a day full of family-friendly events and activities, including a free pancake breakfast, a remembrance ceremony, and free activities and entertainment. Colorado Freedom Memorial, 756 Telluride St., Aurora.

Veterans Memorial Day Tribute

May 26, 10 a.m. to noon

The annual tribute ceremony honors the service of Colorado’s fallen heroes, both past and present, with a wreath laying and a reading of names. POF Hall, located just south of the state capitol in downtown Denver.

The Big Wonderful Littleton

May 26, noon to 6 p.m.

This dog and kid-friendly open-air market blends music, food, flea, and fun, complete with games, food trucks, and a beerfest. General admission: $5 online, $7 at the door; free for children 12 and under. Downtown Littleton at Nevada Street.

Denver Day of Rock

May 26, 2:30 to 9:30 p.m.

This free family-friendly music festival features five stages of live music throughout downtown Denver, with more than two dozen bands playing throughout the day. Free admission. Stages at Skyline Park, Curtis Street, Champa Street, and Welton Street.


May 28, 6 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Race through the streets of Boulder in this fun 10K, or cheer along with the crowd at Folsom Field, and stick around after the race for a special Memorial Day tribute. Prices vary for racers; free for spectators. Folsom Field, 2400 Colorado Ave., Boulder.

Memorial Day Parade

May 28, 10 a.m.

Honor our veterans at Colorado’s largest Memorial Day parade, featuring military units, bands, floats, antique cars, and horses. Parade begins at E. 64th Ave. and Newport St. and ends at 6060 E. Parkway Dr., Commerce City.

Boulder Creek Festival

May 26-28

Enjoy three days of festivities including arts and crafts vendors, food, music, and carnival rides. Stop by the Kids’ Place, for activities, products, and services for families. Free admission, prices vary for activities. Central Park, 1236 Canyon Blvd., Boulder.

Memorial Day Weekend Summer Kickoff

May 26-28

Kick off summer with a special celebration at Heritage Amusement Park. All rides and attractions will be open, in addition to free activities including face painting, a photo booth, magician, and live music. $18-$23 for unlimited rides. Heritage Amusement Park, 18301 W. Colfax Ave., Golden.

Water World Opening Weekend

May 26-28, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Kick off the long weekend with some wet and wild family fun at one of the nation’s largest water parks, with 50 attractions including the new Glacier Run attraction—where riders glide down a steep mountain face-first like a penguin. $11-$42 for a day pass. 8801 N. Pecos St., Federal Heights.

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