10 Memorial Weekend Events in Colorado

Memorial weekend is soon here (May 24th-27th). Colorado has musicals, fireworks, ball games and, of course, festivals for you to discover. If you’re looking for an event to attend, we have curated a list of the best places to go. Take a look.

Elitch Gardens Fireworks Show

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Elitch Gardens is a theme park and water park in Denver. On Memorial Day weekend, the park will have a fireworks display near closing time. The fireworks kick off at 9 p.m. You can spend a day at the park with the kids and enjoy the fireworks show at night. One-day passes for the park are $44.99.

Date: May 26th, 2024
Location: 2000 Elitch Cir, Denver, CO 80204

The Memorial Weekend Boulder Creek Festival 

The beloved Boulder Festival has been around for 34 years and this year is shaping up to be another fantastic festival. A Friday night concert will be held on the 24th, while the main festival activities will run from May 25th to 27th. Musical guests include Stealy Dead, Danny Shafer, and Hunter Stone. All concerts at the festival are free.

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When you visit the website, you can filter through events by date or by kid-friendly activities. The kids get skating lessons, mural projects and face painting. You get the musings of local artists, art battles, and craft beer from over 20 Colorado breweries (you’ll need tickets for the beer fest). You can pair your drink with food from the 30+ restaurants on location and then head over to the other stalls for jewelry, candles, and coffee.

Date: May 24th–27th, 2024
Location: 1212 Canyon Blvd., Boulder

The Denver Arts Festival

The Denver Arts Festival is entering its 25th year. This year, the festival celebrates local artists and features over 150 fine artists. The festival will be held this Saturday and Sunday. There will be live music, food, beer, wine, and a dedicated kids zone.

How much will it cost you? Nothing. The festival is free to enter. Visit the page and find out if this event is right for you.

Date: May 25th – 26th, 2024
Location:  8304 East 49th Place, Denver, Colorado 80238

South Gaylord St Memorial Weekend Festival

South Gaylord is hosting the Kickoff to Summer Memorial Weekend Festival! Entry for the festival is free and, as expected, there will be live music, food, and drinks. A list of the vendors is available on the website. Keeping the dog lover in mind, the festival will have a dog bar and play area set up on Sunday and Monday.

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Date: May 25th-27th, 2024
Location:  1000 block of old South Gaylor Street, Denver, Colorado

Musical Comedy Show at “The Buell” Theatre     

The Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre is showing a production of Company from May 22nd to June 2nd. The play follows the bachelorette, Bobbie, as she figures out relationships and marriage in the 21st century. Tickets are on sale now, ranging from $35 to $120. The Buell is a stunning theatre, and the five-time Tony award-winning play Company will provide a great viewing experience this Memorial Weekend.

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Date: May 22nd – June 2nd, 2024
Location:  Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1350 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202

Kids’ Matinee: Alice In Wonderland

The Dazzle venue will host a matinee show on May 25th, 2024. It’s the perfect event for kids. This interactive show based on Alice in Wonderland features a bunch of fun characters who will bring Alice in Wonderland to life. Tickets are only $5.

Date: May 25th, 2024
Location:  Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1080 14th St, Denver, CO 80202

Baseball Games for Memorial Weekend

Cheer on the Colorado Rockies this Memorial Weekend when they play the Phillies and the Cleveland Guardians. The Phillies games are from Friday the 24th to Sunday the 26th, while the first Rockies vs. Guardians game is on Memorial Day, May 27th. Ticket prices vary.

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Colorado Rockies vs. Phillies

Date: May 24th – 26th, 2024
Location: 2001 Blake St. Denver, CO 80205

Colorado Rockies vs. Cleveland Guardians

Date: May 27th – May 29th, 2024
Location: 2001 Blake St. Denver, CO 80205

Comedy Shows for Memorial Weekend

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Saturday Night Stand-up show

Denver Comedy Lounge is one of the top comedy clubs in Denver. The lounge serves up jokes along with food and drink specials at each show. You can view the menus here.    

For Memorial Weekend, go to the Saturday Night Stand-up Show. Look out for familiar faces ─some of the comedians have been featured on Comedy Central, Netflix, TBS, HBO, Amazon, and NBC. Individual tickets range from $18.50 to $21. Groups of 3 or more get a discount.  

Date: May 25th, 2024, 6 pm or 8 pm
Location: The Denver Comedy Lounge, 3559 Larimer Street, 80205, CO

Denver Underground Comedy Club

Top Secret Stand-up Show

Another top spot for comedy is the Denver Comedy Underground Club. This coming Saturday, they are hosting a show with secret special guests. It’s a top-secret stand-up show. General admission is $20. Get your tickets soon!

Date: Sat, May 25th, 2024, 10 pm
Location: 1400 N Williams St Denver, CO 80218


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