Not only is it Father's Day this weekend, but this week marks the start of some of Colorado's best festivals.
Don't miss Denver's annual PrideFest featuring music, vendors and a parade. Five Points is also hosting their historic Juneteenth Music Festival and it's the 47th return of the Greek Festival.
The Dandy Warhols are also coming to town and Thursday you may have a chance to participate in a Guinness World Record-setting swimming event.
See our list of things to do this week.
The Dandy Warhols At The Gothic
See The Dandy Warhols with Wymond Miles (mem. Fresh & Onlys) and a newly-signed rock band called 1776. <em>When: June 2 at 8 p.m. Where: <a href="http://www.gothictheatre.com/event/110965" target="_hplink">The Gothic Theater</a> Price: $26.00 - $32.00 *This is a 16+ show</em>
Denver Greek Festival
This Father's Day weekend, get your dad to the Greek. The festival includes Greek food, dance, art and fair rides for younger kids.<br> (Here's a <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=YecnA5qHiYQ" target="_hplink">recap of organizers' flash dance mob</a> on 16th Street Mall in case you missed it Sunday.)<br> <em>When: June 15 and 16 from 11 a.m. -11 p.m., and June 17 from 12 p.m.- 6 p.m.<br> Where: <a href="http://www.thegreekfestival.com/" target="_hplink">Assumption Greek Orthodox Cathedral</a><br> Price: Free</em>
Juneteenth Music Festival
<a href="http://juneteenthmusicfestival.com/about-us-2/whatisjuneteenth/" target="_hplink">Juneteenth</a> is the oldest national celebration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Denver's Juneteenth celebration is one of the largest in the nation and it features art, food, clothes and free live music. <br> <em>When: June 16-17 from 9:30 a.m. -7 p.m.<br> Where: <a href="http://www.facebook.com/events/463611093654000/" target="_hplink">Historic Five Points neighborhood</a><br> Price: Free</em><br> <em>Image via <a href="http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=475166879167369&set=a.475166752500715.127966.413548315329226&type=3&theater" target="_hplink">Facebook</a></em>
Denver PrideFest 2012
Denver has the <a href="http://www.coloradoglbt.com/PrideFest.aspx" target="_hplink">third largest pride festival</a> and seventh largest pride parade in the United States. The parade's grand marshalls this year will be out officials of the Colorado Legislature Senators Pat Steadman and Lucia Guzman, and Representatives Mark Ferrandino and Sue Schafer. <br> <em>When: June 16 from 11-7 p.m. and June 17 from 10-6 p.m. <br>Where: The parade takes place on Sunday June 17 at 9:30 a.m. from Cheesman Park and proceeds down Colfax Avenue to the festival in Civic Center Park. Saturday's PrideFest events will take place in Civic Center Park. <br>Price: Free</em>
Take Part In The World's Largest Swimming Lesson
Colorado's own Water World, one of America's largest water parks, is taking part in a Guinness World Record-setting event for the <a href="http://www.wlsl.org/" target="_hplink">World's Largest Swimming Lesson</a>. The event is meant to help build awareness about the importance of teaching children how to swim and prevent drowning.<br> <em>When: June 14 at 9 a.m. <br> Where: Water World<br> Price: $20 to register<br> *Participants must register by <a href="http://www.facebook.com/waterworldco" target="_hplink">messaging Water World's Facebook page</a>. </em>