Catch a soccer match, go green, catch a festival or watch an open-air movie – here are seven events that make our Denver weekend shortlist.
8th Annual Denver Brain Tumor Walk: Tap into your endorphins and philanthropic side simultaneously at this 5K presented by the National Brain Tumor Society. The walk includes a scenic path around Sloan’s Lake and family-friendly activities held before, during and after. This is a non-competitive event.
Sat., June 4; 7:30am - 12:30pm; $25/adult, $10/child
Sloan's Lake Park, 4500 W. 17th Ave.
Rapids Match: Get your kicks Saturday evening when the Colorado Rapids take on Philadelphia Union. Bring three of your closest friends to the soccer match, as $49 gets you four tickets, four meals and four drinks.
June 4 at 7pm; $12.25/person
Dick's Sporting Goods Park, 6000 Victory Way, Commerce City
Arvada Trails Day: Get out and get moving on 125 miles worth of trails as Arvada celebrates Trail Day at two locations. Participate in a 5K, a 20-mile bicycle ride, animal presentations, exhibits, an eco-fair and self-guided tours. Activities are available for both adults and children.
Sat., June 4, 10am - 2pm; free
Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison, Arvada; 720-898-7400
Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge, W. 80th Ave. (east of Kipling St.)
Chalk Arts Fest: You’ll find music, wine -- lots of wine -- craft beer, family entertainment and hundreds of incredibly talented street artists crafting whimsical, classic and surreal pieces, many of the 3D variety. The artists fashion their work with pastels as festival goers watch the magic happen.
June 4 - 5, Sat., 10am - 10pm, Sun., 10am - 7pm; free
Bounded by Lawrence, 14th, Market & 15th
People’s Fair: Block out an entire afternoon if you want to catch all this year’s Capitol Hill People’s Fair has to offer. Lounge in Civic Center Park listening to live music from one of the hundred-plus bands while noshing on fresh and locally made treats; take the kids to the climbing wall, bounce house or arts and crafts family area; sip vino at the wine pavilion near the jazz stage; or wander through the hundreds of artisans and local vendors.
June 4 - 5, Sat., 10am - 8pm, Sun., 10am - 7pm; free
Civic Center Park, Broadway & Colfax; 303-830-1651
Green Fair on Pearl Street: Old South Pearl Street Historic District kicks off its farmers market season with its first theme. Learn about all things green, organic and eco-friendly while checking out 60-plus vendors and fresh produce.
June 5, 9am - 1pm; free admission
Pearl St. between Buchtel Blvd. & Evans Ave.
Film on the Rocks: The weekend is technically over, but we’re extending it to Monday to catch “Footloose” at Red Rocks. Imagine you and a few thousand of your closest friends cheering on Ren in a tractor-based chicken fight. Matt Morris with Le Divorce performs.
Mon., June 6, seating begins at 6:30pm; $12/presale, $14/day of show
18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison; 720-865-2494