Not sure if you want to fight the crowds the first weekend of camping season? You will find a variety of events along the Front Range featuring everything from live music, carnival atmospheres, and local artwork. If you plan on hanging around the Front Range, here are the top six events you can attend over Memorial Day weekend to remember our soldiers and everyone who has fought for our country’s freedom. 

1. Denver Day of Rock

May 26, 2018

If you are interested in five stages of live music, then Denver Day of Rock along the 16th Street Mall is the perfect free event to attend. There are some great benefits for attending this event which include a charitable contribution to Amp the Cause. There are 25 bands scheduled to perform a wide variety of music from classic rock, to pop, to country, to soul. For more information, visit denverdayofrock.com.

2. Fort Logan National Cemetery

May 28, 2018

For those that wish to honor the fallen soldiers that fought bravely to defend our freedom, go to Fort Logan National Cemetery where you can help place wreathes on each grave.

3. Boulder Creek Festival

May 26-28, 2018

There is something for everyone at the Boulder Creek Festival. The three-day annual festival hosts a variety of activities in nine different event locations. There are three stages for live music, as well as arts and crafts, carnival rides, and more than 500 vendors selling everything from delicious street food, to homemade beauty products, to craft beer. The Boulder Creek Festival is viewed as one of the premier festivals in the state to jump start your summer. For more information, visit bceproductions.com

4. Downtown Denver Arts Festival

May 26-27, 2018

The Downtown Denver Arts Festival is a superb way to spend some time over the holiday weekend viewing incredible fine arts and fine crafts. Dedicated to showcasing Colorado and nationally recognized artists, this two-day festival is packed with interesting and intriguing artwork for you to admire and purchase. As you browse booths, you will be pleased as more than 150 artists present everything from hand blown glass pieces to jewelry. For more information, visit denverartsfestival.com.

5. Old Colorado City-Territory Days

May 25-28, 2018

Going to the Old Colorado City-Territory Days over Memorial Weekend could be a highlight event of the year. The event showcases the early Territory Days in the Colorado Springs area with over 180 booths packed with food and crafts. Families can watch live music, Native American dancers, blacksmith demonstrations, and a Wild West gunfight skit. Children will be delighted visiting the petting zoo and the unique play zone designed especially for the little ones. For more information, visit visitcos.com.

6. Meadowgrass Music Festival

May 25-27, 2018

The Meadowgrass Music Festival is perfect for music lovers to enjoy a weekend in the Black Forest area. There will be over 20 musical artists from around the nation performing at the La Foret Conference and Retreat Center. Other splendid activities include yoga classes, music workshops, and plenty of attractions for children to enjoy. There are camping opportunities for those who want to sleep under the stars at this fabulous music festival. For more information, visit meadowgrass.org.

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