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Outdoor Shopping Events in Metro Denver

Get outside and support local vendors at these 12 summer shopping events.

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At the first sign of warm weather, Coloradans opt outside—for hiking, shopping, and fun in the sun. This summer, shop ‘til you drop at any of these metro Denver outdoor shopping events, complete with food trucks, entertainment, and fun for the whole family.

Paris Street Market 

Select dates May through October

Celebrating its 18th anniversary, A Paris Street Market at Aspen Grove is an open-air, vintage, antique, and artisan market. Many of their vendors have been with the market since its beginning in 2001. Open rain or shine, bring cash and credit cards. Two locations at Aspen Grove and Park Meadows, Littleton.

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Boulder Beer Bazaar 

May 25, 5 to 10 p.m.
May 26, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
May 27 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Located inside the Boulder Creek Festival, the Boulder Beer Bazaar features a curated collection of artists, makers, fashion trucks, beer and cider tastings, and live DJs. General admission to shop is free throughout the weekend, with tickets available to purchase beer and cider. Along Boulder Creek from 9th St. to 14th St., Boulder

Sweet William Market 

May 25 and September 28, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sweet William Market is a vintage and lifestyle market offering a refreshing alternative for shoppers who are on the hunt for uncommon treasures. Each market features a top-notch variety of artisans and collectors, musicians, nonprofit organizations, and food vendors. Founders Green, 29th and Syracuse, Stapleton

South Gaylord Street’s Kickoff to Summer Festival 

May 26, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
May 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Now in its 39th year, The South Gaylord Street Festival Series features food from family-friendly restaurants including Wash Park Grille, Charcoal, Maui Wowi, Kona Ice, and Park Burger. Check out 50 different craft vendors selling art, clothing, jewelry, ceramics, hats, skin care products, dog accessories, leather goods, home decor, and paper goods. Kids can enjoy rides, a bounce house, inflatable obstacle course and quad trampoline, face painter, and a caricature artist. 1000 block of South Gaylord St., Denver

Park Hill Farm & Flea 

Every Thursday June 6 to August 29, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Local makers and food purveyors come together weekly for the new Park Hill Farm and Flea, every Thursday this summer in the Oneida Park neighborhood. The family-friendly marketplace celebrates the Colorado lifestyle by bringing together the best of local goods, food, and drinks in Park Hill. Admission is free for all ages and dogs on leashes are welcome. Oneida Park, 2255 N. Oneida St., Denver

Photo courtesy of Brit Tucker Photography

Jefferson Park Farm & Flea 

June 21 and September 21, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Jefferson Park Farm and Flea brings one of Denver’s hippest neighborhoods the best food, handmade items, vintage finds, quality produce, and urban homesteading goods. 25th and Eliot St., Denver

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Friday Night Bazaar – RiNo 

Every Friday June to September, 5 to 10 p.m.

The Friday Night BAZAAR features more than 25 local makers, food and fashion trucks, and a DJ every week. Admission is free. RiNo Art District, Denver

Fetch Markets 

June 22, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
June 23, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Formerly called the Denver Flea, Fetch Markets are Colorado’s largest celebration of small business, shopping, design, local culture, and community. Fetch Markets offer guests a unique shopping experience featuring more than 150 vendors, including vintage clothing, local artists, artisanal food products, and home goods, as well as a wide selection of food vendors, pop-up cocktail bars, craft beer, and live entertainment. Open to all ages. 2635 Blake St., Denver

Pearl Street Arts Fest 

July 20, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
July 21, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission to this Boulder festival is free, and features more than 100 artists from more than 20 states. Boulder-based Open Studios’ Mobile Art Lab will be providing free art activities for kids of all ages on the Boulder County Courthouse Lawn on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Afterward, families can take part in a number of activities for all ages and interests from rocks to climb on to the Pop Jet Fountain to run through. Pearl Street Mall, Boulder

7th Annual Cheesman Park Art Fest 

July 27, 9.m. to 6 p.m.
July 28, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cheesman Park Art Fest is a free, two-day festival in one of Denver’s historic parks, featuring live music and Denver’s hottest food trucks. Shop from 150 artists and craftsmen, who hail from across the United States to showcase their work. Listen to live music, enjoy a gourmet peanut butter and jelly at Hey PB&J, cool off with Maui Wowi’s shaved ice, or get a slice of pizza from Rocky Mountain Slices. Cheesman Park, Denver

Mile High Flea Market 

Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Browse through thousands of vendors, enjoy a variety of food options, and take in live music and rides. Families can check out a classic roller coaster, giant slide, and toddler-friendly mini mobiles, or cool off in the brand-new bumper boats pool. I-76 and 88th Ave., Denver

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Larimer Square sidewalk sale

Larimer Square Sidewalk Sale 

September 13 and 14, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

In September, savvy shoppers will find fantastic, end-of-season deals including up to 75 percent off on designer clothing, home decor, art, jewelry, hats, shoes, and other treasures from more than 20 Larimer Square retail shops during the annual Sidewalk Sale. Larimer Square, Downtown Denver

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