The Big Local Summertime Guide: 600+ Things to Do in Denver This Summer

Things to Do in Denver This SummerHow will you be spending your summer? Westword, 5280 Magazine, 303 Magazine, Denver Post and a few more local resources have a few hundred tips and ideas to inspire you. Bookmark this list of things to do in Denver this summer and you’ll never be bored…

Activities, Music & Festivals:

60+ Summer Things to Do in Denver If You Aren’t Outdoorsy (303 Magazine)

10 Things Natives Should Do Every Summer in Denver (Westword)

10 Things Newcomers Should Do Their First Summer in Denver (Westword)

Outdoor Pools, Water Parks, Splash Pads in the Denver Area (The Denver Ear)

Free Outdoor Summer Concerts in Denver in 2017 (The Denver Ear)

Every Single Outdoor Movie Screening In and Around Denver  (303 Magazine)

11 of the Best Fishing Spots Near and Around Denver  (303 Magazine)

10 Best Summer Art Festivals in and Around Denver (Westword)

Denver Cruiser Ride Kicks Off Its 2017 Season (5280 Magazine)

Monthly Denversions: Things to Do in Denver in June 2017 (Denver Dweller)

10 Things to Do at Red Rocks That Aren’t Concerts This Summer (303 Magazine)

21 Best Watering Holes and Swiming Spots in Colorado (303 Magazine)

Your Guide to Mud Runs in Colorado This Summer (303 Magazine)

Denver Botanic Gardens to Kick Off Summer Concert Series (303 Magazine)

Best Water Activities to Enjoy in Colorado (The Denver Ear)

14 Most Swimmable Lakes in Colorado (The Denver Ear)

11 Things to Do Outdoors in Colorado This Summer (The Denver Ear)

Summer Weekends: How to Enjoy Them (5280 Magazine)

10 Best Summer Music Festivals in Colorado (Westword)

25 Best Summer Music Experiences in the Rocky Mountains (Westword)

Summer Bucket List: Conquer 6 Hikes, 6 Breweries in Golden (Denver Life Magazine)

2017 Summer Festival Guide  (Denver Life Magazine)

Whitewater Rafting in Colorado: Everything You Need to Know Before You Go (Denver Post)

Colorado Summer Bucket List: 100 Things to Do in the Centennial State (Denver Post)

10 Places to Cool Off within 100 Miles of Denver (KDVR)

Summer Camp Isn’t Just for Kids Anymore (5280 Magazine)

Kid-Friendly:

9 Ways to Entertain Kids for Free in Denver This Summer (The Denver Ear)

Outdoor Pools, Water Parks, Splash Pads in the Denver Area (The Denver Ear)

Denver Area Moms’ Ultimate Guide to Summer 2017  (Denver Metro Moms Blog)

2017 Guide to Splash Pads and Pools  (Denver Metro Moms Blog)

2017 Guide to the Best Patios for Families Around Denver  (Denver Metro Moms Blog)

Guide to Summer Reading Programs and Free Events (Mile High Mamas)

7 History Colorado Museums Offer Free Admission for Kids This Summer (Westword)

Food & Drink:

The Essential Guide to Denver’s Newest Patios (Eater)

Union Station Farmers Market Returns in June (303 Magazine)

11 Colorado Beers You’ll Want to Take Camping (303 Magazine)

20 Front Range Farmers Markets That Help You Keep It Fresh All Summer  (Denver Post)

11 Ice Cream Flavors You Have to Try This Summer in Denver  (303 Magazine)

Summer Bucket List: Conquer 6 Hikes, 6 Breweries in Golden (Denver Life Magazine)

Sip on These Refreshing Cocktails in Denver This Summer (The Denver Ear)

Travel:

7 Gorgeous Scenic Train Rides Through Colorado (303 Magazine)

11 Places to SUP within Hour Drive of Denver  (303 Magazine)

Colorado Family Vacation Guide  (Mile High Mamas)

Your Guide to Colorado’s Best Mountain Biking Destinations (5280 Magazine)

Experience Art and Adventure in Colorado’s Mountain Towns (5280 Magazine)

The Best Paddling Adventures in the West (5280 Magazine)

A Mapped Guide to the Ultimate Colorado Road Trip (Part I) (303 Magazine)

A Mapped Guide to the Ultimate Colorado Road Trip (Part II) (303 Magazine)

6 Campgrounds within a 3-Hour Drive of Denver (Denver Post)

3 Scenic Outdoor Colorado Concert Venues You Should Know (Denver Post)

Dog-Friendly:

Everything You Need to Know About Hiking with Your Dog in Colorado (303 Magazine)

6 Local Dog Parks to Take Your Pup to Now (5280 Magazine)

Got a summertime tip for this list?  Let me know…I’ll add to this list as summer goes on.

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