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Denver Events in June 2008

June Bug in the Mile High City

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The People's Fair on June 7 - 8 and Father's Day on June 15 are highlights of events in the Mile High City for June 2008. For more comprehensive concert listings, visit the Red Rocks concert schedule and the Denver Botanic Gardens concert schedule.

  • City Park Jazz Opening Night
    Date: Sunday, June 1, 2008
    Location: City Park bandstand
    Time: 6 p.m.
    What: The free jazz series kicks off with 3osity, and continues every Sunday at 6 p.m. through August 3.
    Contact: 303-744-1004

  • R.E.M. Concert
    Date: Tuesday, June 3, 2008
    Location: Red Rocks Ampitheatre
    Time: 8 p.m.
    What: R.E.M. returns to Red Rocks with their signature alternative sound.
    Contact: 303-830-TIXS

  • Free Day at the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield
    Date: Friday, June 6, 2008
    Location: Chatfield, 8500 Deer Creek Canyon, Littleton
    Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    What: Free admission for Colorado residents.
    Contact: 303-973-3705

  • First Friday Art Walk
    Date: Friday, June 6, 2008
    Location: Santa Fe Art District, 5th to 10th Ave. on Santa Fe Dr.
    Time: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
    What: Free admission to art galleries along Santa Fe Dr.

  • John Legend and Jewel Concert
    Date: Friday, June 6, 2008
    Location: Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
    Time: 8 p.m.
    What: John Legend and Jewel perform in a benefit concert for kids.
    Contact: 303-830-TIXS

  • Free Day at the Denver Art Museum
    Date: Saturday, June 7, 2008
    Location: Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy.
    Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    What: Free admission for Colorado residents.
    Contact: 720-865-5000

  • Capitol Hill People's Fair
    Date: Saturday, June 7 - Sunday, June 8, 2008
    Location: Civic Center Park
    What: The granddaddy of all summer festivals in Denver, the People's Fair began as a hippie gathering and has morphed into an arts festival.
    Cost: Free admission.

  • Jerry Seinfeld
    Date: Saturday, June 7, 2008
    Location: Temple Buell Theatre
    Time: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
    What: Comedian Jerry Seinfeld brings his sarcastic brand of humor to the Mile High City for two performances.
    Contact: 303-830-TIXS.

  • Big Head Todd & The Monsters Concert
    Date: Saturday, June 7, 2008
    Location: Red Rocks Ampitheatre
    Time: 7:30 p.m.
    What: Local band Big Head Todd returns home for a concert at Red Rocks.
    Contact: 303-830-TIXS.

  • Sheryl Crow Concert
    Date: Monday, June 9, 2008
    Location: Red Rocks Ampitheatre
    Time: 7:30 p.m.
    What: Sheryl Cros rocks out at Red Rocks.
    Contact: 303-830-TIXS

  • Nixon in China Opening Night
    Date: Tuesday, June 10, 2008
    Location: Ellie Caulkins Opera House
    Time: 7:30 p.m.
    What: Opera Colorado presents a modern opera about former president Nixon.
    Contact: 303-830-TIXS

  • Chicago and Doobie Brothers Concert
    Date: Wednesday, June 11, 2008
    Location: Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
    Time: 7:30 p.m.
    What: Chicago and the Doobie Brothers unite for a reunion tour.
    Contact: 303-830-TIXS

  • Roller Derby Bout
    Date: Friday, June 13, 2008
    Location: Denver Coliseum
    Time: 7:30 p.m.
    What: Denver's Mile High Club takes on Austin's Honky Tonk Heartbreakers in as good an excuse as any to watch scantily-clad women rollerskate.
    Cost: Tickets are $13 in advance or $15 at the door. Free admission for ages 12 and under.
    Contact: 303-972-4344

  • Colorado Renaissance Fair Opening Weekend
    Date: Saturday, June 14 - Sunday, June 15, 2008
    Location: Larkspur (30 min. south of Denver)
    What: Relive the Renaissance with medieval entertainment such as jousts. The RenFair continues every weekend through July 12.
    Cost: $17.95 for adults, $8 for children 5-12.

  • Father's Day
    Date: Sunday, June 15, 2008
    What: Take your dad out to lunch for all his hard work.

  • Sweeney Todd Opening Night
    Date: Tuesday, June 17, 2008
    Location: The Buell Theatre
    Time: 8 p.m.
    What: The demon barber of Fleet Street wreaks revenge in this Broadway production showing through June 29.
    Cost: Tickets start at $20.
    Contact: 303-893-4100

  • Denver PrideFest
    Date: Saturday, June 21 - Sunday, June 22, 2008
    Location: Civic Center Park
    What: PrideFest celebrates the diversity of the GLBT community with a parade and vendor exhibits.
    Cost: Free admission.

  • Earthworks Expo 2008
    Date: Saturday, June 21 - Sunday, June 22, 2008
    Location: Denver Merchandise Mart
    What: Earthworks Expo features more than 150 green exhibitors along with food and entertainment.
    Cost: Adult tickets are $8 for one day or $15 for both days.

  • Free Day at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
    Date: Wednesday, June 25, 2008
    Location: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd.
    Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    What: Free admission for Colorado residents.
    Contact: 303-322-7009

  • Crosby, Stills and Nash Concert
    Date: Thursday, June 26, 2008
    Location: Wells Fargo Theatre
    Time: 8 p.m.
    What: The concert benefits the American Transplant Foundation.
    Contact: 303-830-TIXS

  • Widespread Panic Concert
    Date: Friday, June 27, Saturday, June 28, and Sunday, June 29, 2008
    Location: Red Rocks Ampitheatre
    Time: 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. on Sunday
    What: The Panic returns to Red Rocks as the ultimate jam band.
    Contact: 303-830-TIXS

    Ongoing Events:

  • Mamma Mia!
    Location: The Buell Theatre
    Time: Varies
    What: The music of ABBA serves as a backdrop for a light-hearted tale about a young bride's search for her true father on a Greek island. Showing through June 1, 2008.
    Cost: Tickets are $25 - $100.
    Contact: 303-893-4100

  • 3 Mo' Divas
    Location: The Stage Theatre
    Time: Varies
    What: From the opera music of "Carmen" to the rock music of Tina Turner, "3 Mo' Divas" showcases the power of the female voice. Showing through June 29, 2008.
    Cost: Tickets are $31 - $36.
    Contact: 303-893-4100

  • The Last Five Years
    Location: Garner Galleria Theatre
    Time: Varies
    What: The last five years of a love affair are narrated from two different points of view in this musical showing through June 29, 2008.
    Cost: Tickets range from $27 - $40.
    Contact: 303-893-4100.
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