With temperatures heating up, the flowers in full bloom and the snow (hopefully) behind us, we’re kicking off the season with our guide to the best events and things to do in Denver this spring.
After a cold winter filled with lots of snow and days cuddled up by the fire, now’s the time to get outdoors, stretch your legs and explore everything the Mile High City has to offer. With events and activities slated for almost every weekend through spring, future Lakehouse residents will love the ease of cruising around town with neighbors to enjoy the latest happenings.
According to the Castle Marne blog, “Spring in Denver is truly a special time. The Rockies still have plenty of snow for the last run of the ski season, the weather is perfect for exploring the top-notch parks in the area, and temperatures in the city rise to the mid-70s for a great downtown walking experience. Regardless of what season it is, an unparalleled mix of outdoor adventures, nightlife, and excellent food awaits you in Colorado’s capital city.”
From farmer’s markets to water activities on Sloan’s Lake, here’s our guide to the best events and things to do this spring in Denver:
Sloan’s Lake Water Sports
25th Avenue & N. Byron Street
April 1st through November 1st
Water sports and outdoor activities are now in full force on Sloan’s Lake, Denver’s only lake to allow motorized boats. Those looking to soak up the sun in Denver’s largest lake can rent paddleboards, kayaks, canoes and motorboats and see what lakefront living in Denver looks like from a new perspective. This time next year, Lakehouse residents will be able to check out equipment from the Aquatics Room and head across the street for some fun in the sun. Boating permits are required and can be purchased at the Boat Ranger’s Office.
Highlands Farmers Market
32nd Avenue and Lowell Boulevard
Every Sunday starting June 2nd through September 29th from 9am to 1pm
The nearby Highlands Farmers Market is one reoccurring event you don’t want to miss this summer. Every Sunday starting June 2nd, the market brings together some of the best produce, meats and flowers Colorado has to offer while guests talk with local farmers and growers, enjoy samples and shop for a wide array of food, handmade soaps and lotions and other health and wellness products.
Leonardo Da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
2001 Colorado Boulevard
March 1st through August 25th
Although Leonardo da Vinci died in 1519, his enduring influence comes to life in this exciting new exhibition come to Denver at the end of May. Learn about this iconic inventor, artist, scientist, anatomist, engineer, architect, sculptor and philosopher who left behind a prolific body of work. Timed tickets required and advance reservations encouraged.
Denver Arts Festival
8304 East 49th Place
May 25th from 10am to 6pm & May 26th from 10am to 5pm
Celebrating its 21st year, the Denver Arts Festival draws more than 50,000 guests per year to highlight the thriving artists in Colorado and a select few nationwide. The two-day fine arts and crafts festival gives artists the chance to showcase their work across a range of mediums while guests enjoy live art demonstrations, a wine and beer garden and music and entertainment.
For more information about spring events in Denver, visit https://www.denver.org/things-to-do/spring-summer/denver-summer-festivals/.
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