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Denver Comic Con, June 30-July 2, Convention Center

Denver Comic Con

DATES: June 30-July 2
LOCATION: Convention Center, 700 14th Street, Denver

Denver Comic Con (DCC) is a 3-day, family-friendly pop culture fan extravaganza, featuring the best in pop culture entertainment. DCC is a program of the Colorado nonprofit Pop Culture Classroom, whose mission is to inspire a love of learning, to increase literacy, celebrate diversity and build community through pop culture education.

The proceeds from this annual event benefit Pop Culture Classroom’s overall educational endeavors.

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Colorado Springs Art & Music Festival, July 1-2

Colorado Springs Art & Music Festival

DATES: July 1-2
LOCATION: America the Beautiful Park, Colorado Springs

Located in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs, the Colorado Springs Art & Music Festival is at America the Beautiful Park, at the foot of the majestic Rocky Mountain Pikes Peak. National and local fine artists display and sell their fine art in categories that include painting, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, wearable art, leather, painting and more with several pricing tiers - so there's something for everyone!

The Music Stage rocks all weekend with stellar performances by Wounded Warrior Band Motown Rock & Soul Revue, Milo Hayes Meld with a jazz, funk, bluegrass throwdown, John Stones' Flyin' Libre Band, Ponder The Albatross, Scarecrow Revival, Band On The Fence, Doc & Kit, Tullis Blues, and Ceruleus. Check our Onstage Music menu for schedules - and get ready to dance!

The free Creative Station delights kids of all ages with quality art projects to take home and watch amazing aerilists on silks. Join us for a memorable Fourth of July weekend July 1-2 for a high quality, juried fine art festival and music!

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Cherry Creek Art Festival, July 1-3

Cherry Creek Art Festival

DATES: July 1-3
LOCATION: Cherry Creek Shopping Area, Denver

The Cherry Creek Arts Festival (CCAF) weekend event is a world‐class and award‐winning celebration of the visual, culinary and performing arts, and enjoys an attendance of 350,000 visitors over the course of the three‐day event. The CCAF’s year-round 501c3 non-profit mission is to provide access to art experiences and to support education.

CCAF, since 1991, gives patrons the rare and special opportunity to meet and talk with international juried visual artists, sample fine cuisine, enjoy live musical performances and artist demonstrations, and entertain their families with interactive “ARTivities.”

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Summer Sundays on the Hill, Boulder

Summer Sundays on the Hill

DATES: Sunday, July 2, 9-12noon
LOCATION: 13th Street University Hill, Boulder

Located near the University of Colorado, The Hill is a historic and iconic commercial district, and home to a diverse and eclectic mix of students, businesses and residents.

Summer Sundays on the Hill are free every Sunday in June and July including Kid's Activities, Yoga & Barre, Live Music and Arts & Crafts.

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Pastel Society of Colorado presents Mile High National Pastel Exhibition, July 6-August 20, Littleton Museum

Mile High National Pastel Exhibition

DATES: Thursday, July 6, 5:30-7:30pm
LOCATION: Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup Street

The exhibition includes a diverse collection of landscapes, still life, portraiture and figures all in the medium of soft pastels. There are entries from 18 U.S. States and Spain. Juror and judge, Tony Allain, is an internationally recognized artist in pastel from the UK. He will do a brief demo during the reception. A local winery, Avanti, will be selling wine by the glass or by the bottle at the event. Come enjoy viewing the show and talking with the artists!

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Colorado Black Arts Festival, July 7-9, Denver City Park West

Colorado Black Arts Festival: Art In Motion

DATES: July 7-9
LOCATION: Denver City Park West

The Colorado Black Arts Festival is excited to present the best of visual and performing arts to celebrate its 31st Annual Festival in historic Denver City Park West. This year’s Festival theme “Art in Motion” takes you on a journey of African and African American culture through movement, sound and visual art forms. It represents the flow of bold and rich artistry of the African diaspora.

  • Raise the level of appreciation for the role that Black arts and culture play in the development, growth and well-being of the community.
  • Provide a medium for local Black talent in the area of visual and performing arts.of the community.
  • Educate and stimulate cultural awareness.
  • Cultivate harmony, pride, self-esteem, and unity.

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Firefly Handmade Summer Market, July 15-16, 29th Street, Boulder

Firefly Handmade Summer Market

DATES: July 15-16
LOCATION: 29th Street Shopping District, Boulder

We'll be out on the street again at the Twenty Ninth Street shopping district in beautiful Boulder, CO, (on 29th St. between Canyon and Walnut)

Each Firefly Handmade market is carefully and creatively curated to feature returning favorite and emerging artisans with home goods & décor; jewelry & accessories; adult & children's fashion; skin care; ceramics; art; artisanal food; paper goods; and more.

• 100+ Indie Artisans
• Artisan Demos by Open Studios Artists
• Kids' Art Activities by Tinker Art Studio
• NoBo Art District Community Art Tent
• Live Music with Banshee Tree
• Food Trucks
• The Shutter Bus VW Photo Booth
• Dogs Welcome
• Junior & Teen Firefly presented by Tinker Art Studio
• Special thanks to Twenty Ninth Street for their support


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Pearl Street Arts Fest, July 15-16, Boulder

Pearl Street Arts Fest

DATES: July 15-16
LOCATION: Pearl Street Mall, Boulder

From whimsical and modern sculptures to traditional watercolors and oils & more, Pearl Street Arts Fest is a beautiful outdoor gallery nestled in the heart of downtown Boulder on the renowned Pearl Street Mall.

Admission to the festival itself is free. Every Saturday and Sunday, City of Boulder Parking Garages are free.

Artists will travel from all over Colorado and almost 20 other U.S. states to exhibit and sell pieces to experienced collectors, as well as enthusiastic newcomers. Attendees will be able to peruse sculptures in metal & upcycled materials; handcrafted wood & furniture; paintings in acrylic, oil & watercolors; ceramics; jewelry; photography and glass in a variety of styles from abstract to Impressionistic, functional and decorative.

In addition to artisan booths, Open Studios Mobile Art Lab will bring on site art instruction and inspiration to students of all ages at the art activity tent Saturday and Sunday from 10 am - 3 pm on the Courthouse Lawn. In addition, Frequent Flyers will be on the north end of 14th Street with aerial performances and aerial instruction throughout the weekend.

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Denver County Fair, July 21-23, National Western Complex

Denver County Fair

DATES: July 21-23
LOCATION: National Western Complex, Denver

This urban county fair offers affordable family fun while showcasing Denver’s unique character and culture. Bring the family and enjoy the largest DCF carnival yet, with more than 20 amusement rides, pony rides, camel rides and unicorn rides. The indoor/outdoor fair will include over 12 unique pavilions, 6 stages with a variety of programming, local bands and talents, a ukulele contest, live contests that test your know-how and hot dog, pie and bug-eating contests.

New for 2017, the fair will feature a Farm-2-Table pavilion, which is designed to showcase Denver’s rural roots. Learn about locally grown and sourced food products, visit displays, and take part in interactive workshops. Plus, a new Pop Culture pavilion will celebrate Denver’s eclectic, creative and diverse charm.

Colorado is known for its craft beer and to celebrate, the Denver County Fair will incorporate the first-ever DCF Beer & Wine Fest featuring up to 30 breweries from across the city, county and region.

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Aspen Art Festival, July 22-23

Aspen Art Festival

DATES: July 22-23
LOCATION: Monarch Street & Durant Avenue, Aspen

The 15th Annual Downtown Aspen Art Festival has become a must-do experience for fans of fine art. Nestled in the Rockies, Aspen is known as an ideal weekend destination. The Downtown Aspen Arts Festival will provide you an exclusive opportunity to experience a range of phenomenal creations ranging from life-size sculptures, photography, glass, paintings, ceramics, one-of-a-kind jewelry, and mixed media. Take in fabulous views of Aspen, grab a bite at a local eatery, and purchase original artwork from the artists, as you enjoy this weekend of visual inspiration.

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Cheesman Park Art Festival, July 29-30

Cheesman Park Art Festival

DATES: July 29-30
LOCATION: Cheesman Park, 1599 East 8th Avenue, Denver

130 juried artists and craftsmen will hail from 30 different states to showcase their work at the Cheesman Park Art Fest; a free, two-day festival in one of Denver’s prized historic parks. The show takes place on the southwest roads of Cheesman, where patrons can shop the works of potters, painters, jewelers, sculptors, glass artists, and more – in a wide range of prices! This event is free of any commercial booths or sales, it's simply all about authentic, handcrafted artwork.

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